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Monday December 10th, 2018 evening edition

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LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors managing $32 trillion in assets have called on governments to accelerate steps to combat climate change, as policymakers meet for talks at a United Nations conference in Poland.

FILE PHOTO: Smoke and steam billows from Belchatow Power Station, Europe's largest coal-fired power plant operated by PGE Group, near Belchatow, Poland November 28, 2018.

A total of 415 investors from across the world including UBS Asset Management and Aberdeen Standard Investments signed the 2018 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change demanding urgent action.

The intervention is the single largest on the topic to date, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change said, as talks continue in the Polish city of Katowice to agree how to slow global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

“This is a recipe for disaster as the impacts of climate change can be sudden, severe and catastrophic.”.

“Global efforts to address the very real threat climate risk presents to the economy, financial markets and investment returns are ongoing... (we) remain committed to supporting the Paris Agreement’s climate goals.

“The transition to a low carbon economy presents numerous opportunities to create value and investors who ignore the changing world do so at their own peril,” said DiNapoli, whose fund manages $207 billion in assets. »

Death of Guatemalan toddler detained by ICE sparks $60 million legal claim

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A Guatemalan toddler who died weeks after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with her mother is at the center of a wrongful death claim that's seeking $60 million from the federal government.

Add Immigration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Immigration news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

On Nov. 27, lawyers for Yazmin filed an administrative wrongful death claim seeking $60 million from the federal government. »

Michael Jackson's Forgotten Humanitarian Legacy

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Jackson spent hours talking to, holding, and comforting children at the hospital, some of whom were terminally ill.

“I wanted to do something,” he said, “because I was so moved by the other burn patients I met while I was in the hospital.”

Jackson suffered excruciatingly painful second-degree burns on his scalp, but hospital staff remembers him spending much of his time visiting and comforting other patients. »

Comey calls on Americans to 'use every breath we have' to oust Trump in 2020

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He all but begged Democrats to set aside their ideological differences and nominate the person best suited to defeating Trump in an election.

"I understand the Democrats have important debates now over who their candidate should be," Comey told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, "but they have to win.

Still, Comey said he hoped that Trump would be swept out of office without being impeached. »

Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump’s Chief of Staff

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They had clashed repeatedly with Mr. Kelly as he tried to establish more regulated channels to the president.

Matt Drudge, an ally of Mr. Kushner, weeks ago posted a photo of Mr. Ayers on The Drudge Report as the next chief of staff.

But some West Wing officials said Mr. Ayers had been measured and cautious in recent days as he negotiated with Mr. Trump and his family. »