A two-week-long series of UN climate-change talks in Bangkok attended by delegates from 180 countries ended on October 9, with their most notable result being a dispute between richer and poorer nations over whether to renew or abandon the Kyoto Protocol, the only existing global agreement that addresses so-called climate change. The next UN-sponsored climate talks will be held in Barcelona, which will be the last round of such talks before the summit in Copenhagen in December.











nobel-apU.S. President Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.4 million).

Speaking in a radio interview reported by the BBC on October 8, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that those who think Israel and the Palestinians can reach a peace deal "do not understand reality and are sowing illusions."

skiingIn a sure sign that the Earth is, as predicted, warming to the point of human extinction, snowfall in the West has come sooner and heavier than in recorded history.

vaticanYes, say African bishops attending a meeting at the Vatican on Wednesday, Obama may be the one to save God's peoples. According to a report in the Associated Press, Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana, sees the hand of Providence in the election of Barack Obama.

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