Japan has announced that it won't meet the climate pollution reduction targets it agreed to under the landmark Kyoto Protocol, negotiated on its own soil in the 1990s. The reason? Fukushima has shut down its nuclear power industry.
UN climate change talks in Warsaw faced something of a meltdown Thursday morning, when dozens of developing nations and activists stalked out in frustration. But BBC correspondent Matt McGrath says hope for some sort of global deal on climate remains.
When the Nazis occupied Poland during World War II, they plundered a great deal of the country's cultural heritage. The painting "St. Philip baptizing the servant of Queen Kandaki," by Johann Conrad Seekatz, was among them. But the US recently recovered the painting and returned it to Poland.
President Barack Obama will be in Poland Friday, but people there may not be that happy to see him. Poles are frustrated that the United States still requires them to get a visa to visit the country. Dave McGuire reports from Warsaw.
In the 1960s, Poland was short on funds to digitize and maintain its paper archives. They approached the Mormon Church and got its help in doing just that. But somewhere in the intervening years, the Momon Church used those archives and other to posthumously baptize Holocaust victims. That's caused a rift between the Mormons and the Jewish community.
Four years ago, the world's largest economies agreed to eliminate the subsidies for fossil fuels — but they didn't commit to a timetable. At a climate change conference underway in Poland right now, organizers are hoping to change that.