UN climate panel: Drastic measures needed to limit global warming | World news

GENEVA — Without drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions before the end of this decade, the 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) global warming mark will be crossed in the 2030s, according to the panel of climate scientists from the United Nations. “There is a rapidly closing opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future … Read more

Montenegro votes in presidential poll as Djukanovic seeks third term | World news

BERLIN — Montenegro went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, pitting pro-Western incumbent Milo Djukanovic against six rivals, including four members from the pro-Serbian camp. The polling stations in the Balkan country would close at 8 p.m. The first official results were expected on Monday evening, although unofficial predictions could arrive … Read more

Polling stations close in Kazakhstan as president waits for loyal parliament | World news

Kazakhs voted in early parliamentary elections on Sunday in what President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called the latest phase of a government reset in response to deadly riots last year. Seven parties, including two newly registered parties, competed for 69 party-list seats in the 98-member parliament, with the rest taken by the winners of new single-mandate contests … Read more

Tanker giants spring up out of nowhere to keep Russian oil moving | World news

In an office building in central Mumbai, India, packing tape is peeling off a black door that appears to have had its handle ripped out. There is a pile of mail on the floor outside. A man from a neighboring office says staff moved a few weeks ago, to an unknown destination. Nearly 2,000 kilometers … Read more

Sweden aims to join NATO as Turkey decouples Nordic bids | World news

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will continue its efforts to convince Turkey to cancel the accession of the largest Scandinavian country to NATO after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the door to Finland’s accession. Erdogan’s decision on Friday to instruct parliament to ratify Finland’s application dashed the Nordic countries’ hopes of a parallel accession process. Hungary’s announcement … Read more

Black Sea Grains Agreement Extended in Last-Minute Negotiations | World news

MOSCOW – Russia and Ukraine have agreed to extend the crucial Black Sea grain deal. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the first to confirm that the deal would go through after Sunday. “Following our talks with both parties, we have secured the renewal of the deal, which was due to expire on March 19,” … Read more

UK bans TikTok app on government phones over security fears | World news

LONDON — The UK banned TikTok from government phones with immediate effect over security fears, the latest restriction placed on the Chinese social media app following similar moves from the US and European Union. The decision was made after a review concluded there could be “a risk around how sensitive government data is accessed and … Read more