U.S. policies have resulted in a small number of Middle East monarchs controlling some 60-70 percent of the region's oil wealth.
The threat of a nuclear disaster has greatly increased since the collapse of the Soviet Union, top Russian and U.S. experts meeting in Washington agreed.
Alongside the UN conference is a people's climate conference of NGOs, environmental and climate activists, trade unionists, scientists, local elected officials on strategies for climate action.
Behind the storm that staggered Turkey's ruling party: a grassroots revolt against rising poverty, growing inequality and the AKP's war on trade unions.
In Pope Francis' document, he denounces the anti-human effects of the "idolatry"of the market and the radical wealth inequality resulting from it, but what is really new is making this issue the center of the Catholic Church's mission.
Francis I is blasting the "tyranny" of unfettered capitalism, economic inequity and financial finagling.
The so-called Guptagate scandal that has gripped South Africa over the past month has further exposed the scale of corruption dogging the ruling ANC. President Zuma was reportedly incandescent with rage.
Dozens of supporters of Israeli conscientious objector Natan Blanc demonstrated outside military headquarters on Tuesday.
The world has more than enough wealth to ensure every adult on the planet a significant nest egg - but that doesn't mean people aren't starving.