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Banharn Silpa-archa, former Thai prime minister, dead at 83

BANGKOK (AP) – Banharn Silpa-archa, a provincial political powerbroker who served a scandal-ridden 16 months as Thailand’s prime minister in 1995-96, has died at age 83. His death early Saturday morning was announced by Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital, where he was admitted Thursday after an asthma attack. Banharn was considered a …

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175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight a relentless rise in global temperatures. With the planet …

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Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany

BERLIN (AP) – When President Barack Obama opens the world’s largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he’ll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He’ll also be trying to complete one of his presidency’s main pieces of unfinished …

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