New statement said to identify gunmen in Mali attack

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali began a three-day mourning period with flags flying at half-staff on Monday for victims of the assault on a luxury hotel full of foreigners, a day after a dueling claim of responsibility emerged.

  • Written by BABA AHMED, Associated Press ROBBIE COREY-BOULET, Associated Press

UN official: Over 120 leaders to attend Paris climate summit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The attacks in Paris are affecting crucial climate change talks in the French capital starting later this month, but more than 120 world leaders strongly support the conference and have confirmed they will attend, a senior U.N. official said Friday.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Cameron pledges to outline strategy against IS this week

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, something he has been eager to do but feared being blocked by Parliament.

  • Written by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press