The International Civil Aviation Organization has placed a ban on the cargo shipment of lithium-ion batteries on passenger aircraft, following concerns from pilots that they constitute a fire risk.
President Obama and Vladimir Putin met today at the United Nations. Although they have had small and often tense asides at different diplomatic events over the past year and a half, this was the first time they formally had face time behind closed doors since Russia invaded Crimea.
There has been a sudden wave of speculation and fragmented reporting on the possibility that Russia is becoming a more active supporter of the embattled Al-Assad regime in Syria. What could Russia possibly want by deepening its involvement in such a complicated and bloody conflict?
So we're hearing negotiators at the United Nations climate talks in Bali agreed to U.S. demands, dropping specific targets on greenhouse-gas emissions from a draft document in order to salvage an agreement that will guide discussions on a global-warming treaty over the next two years. Specifically, the target…