The International Civil Aviation Organization voted to deny the EU's bid to include airlines in its carbon-trading program. The ICAO has yet to vote on a proposal to develop a global carbon emissions-trading market.
France will soon present a resolution on stabilizing Central African Republic to the United Nations Security Council, diplomats say. The resolution, which is expected to propose the threat of sanctions, requests that the CAR government make good on its promises of free elections and unrestricted humanitarian access.
The United Nations chemical-weapons team working to dismantle Syria's stockpile says initial progress on the project is "promising." The team will need to verify the documents turned over by the Syrian government as well as take care of planning and security details for the mission.