N. Korea preps missiles amid U.S. war games
Pyongyang warns of 'merciless' assault if further provoked as joint naval drills begin
msnbc.com news services
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea — The sound of new artillery fire from North Korea just hours after the U.S. and South Korea launched a round of war games in Korean waters sent residents and journalists on a front-line island scrambling for cover Sunday.
None of the rounds landed on Yeonpyeong Island, military officials said, but South Korea's Defense Ministry later ordered journalists off the island.
Don't let us down: UN climate change talks in Cancun
As world leaders meet in Mexico, people in poor countries fear little will be done
By Jonathan Owen and Matt Chorley Sunday, 28 November 2010
As government ministers from more than 190 countries gather today in the Mexican city of Cancun for the start of talks aimed at minimising the impact of climate change, the need for a deal could scarcely be more pressing. The stakes are high, the expectations are low.
There is scant sign of the dramatic cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases needed to stop global warming exceeding 2C and devastating vast areas of the planet..