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Wikileaks Cables Confirm Secret US-China Climate Talks

The massive trove of diplomatic cables disclosed by Wikileaks disclosed one of the Obama administration's darkest environmental secrets — that the U.S. held secret diplomatic talks on climate change during the run-up to the December 2009 Copenhagen meeting.

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"Winter Brings Fiery Killer into Afghan Homes"

"As temperatures drop well below freezing during [Afghanistan's] harsh winter, bombs and bullets from a near-decade long war against a Taliban-led insurgency are not the only threat -- just trying to light a home and stay warm can be deadly." Heating and cooking with solid fuels like wood and coal kills some 54,000 Afghans a year, most of them children under five. By contrast, 2412 civilians were killed by conflict-related violence in the first 10 months of 2010."

Source: Reuters, 01/14/2011
January 31, 2018

DEADLINE: Overseas Press Club of America Awards

Honors several classes of foreign affairs reporting with certificates and $1,000 awards. $200 entry fee. Deadline: Jan 31, 2018.

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