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After push from Rick Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

- Associated Press

Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president.

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a public gathering at the city of Yazd, some 410 miles (680 kilometers) southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Office of the Iranian Presidency via AP)

Iran underground lab boosts low-enriched uranium production

- Associated Press

Iran is producing even more low-enriched uranium daily than previously thought, after resuming enrichment at an underground laboratory built in a mountain, the head of the country's nuclear program told The Associated Press on Monday.

In this June 1, 2017, file photo, protesters gather outside the White House in Washington to protest President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change accord. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EU hopes U.S. will rethink choice to pull out of climate pact

Associated Press

The European Union has voiced regret at the U.S. government's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and expressed hopes that one of the world's biggest CO2 emitters will backpedal on its decision and rejoin.

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a ceremony to inaugurate Azadi Innovation Factory in Pardis technology park in west of Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Rouhani announced on Tuesday that Tehran will begin injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges, the latest step away from its nuclear deal with world powers since President Donald Trump withdrew from the accord over a year ago. (Office of the Iranian Presidency via AP)

Iran's president says nation to fuel centrifuges in new step away from nuclear deal

- Associated Press

Iran will start injecting uranium gas into over a thousand centrifuges at a fortified nuclear facility built inside a mountain, the country's president announced Tuesday in Tehran's latest step away from its atomic accord with world powers since President Trump withdrew from the deal over a year ago.

Actress and activist Jane Fonda talk to reporters at Hart Senate Office Building as she and other demonstrators called on Congress for action to address climate change, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. A half-century after throwing her attention-getting celebrity status into Vietnam War protests, Fonda is now doing the same in a U.S. climate movement where the average age is 18. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Jane Fonda spends night in D.C. jail

Associated Press

Actress and activist Jane Fonda spent a night in a local jail after her fourth arrest in as many weeks while participating in a climate change demonstration on Capitol Hill.

In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, police prepare to remove a protestor from the top of a vehicle waiting to enter an exploratory drill site for the controversial gas extraction process known as fracking at Barton Moss in Manchester, England. The British government announced Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics said the measure falls short because it is not a permanent ban. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

U.K. halts fracking ahead of election; some want permanent ban

- Associated Press

The British government announced Saturday that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics called the an election stunt and demanded a permanent ban.