The UN climate report found that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) this century is still technically possible. But to keep that possibility alive, the world would have to cut its global greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 45% from 2010 levels by 2030.
At the suggestion of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, many anti-Putin voters decided to vote for anyone other than a candidate from Vladimir Putin's party — even candidates that voters might otherwise find distasteful — in Russia's municipal elections.
Israeli troops on the northern border with Lebanon are on high alert after a drone attack in Beirut's southern suburbs. Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia, Hezbollah, is threatening imminent military action.
Rep. John Ratcliffe, set to replace Dan Coats as the US spy chief, doesn't have the deep intelligence background of former directors of national intelligence, says Carrie Cordero, a fellow with the Center for a New American security.