World News | WRHL World News 2015-11-29T11:42:50Z World News Declaring a new start, EU and Turkey set to sign migration deal By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leaders of the European Union and Turkey were set to sign an agreement on Sunday offering Ankara cash and closer ties in return for help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, draft conclusions of their summit showed. Aware of a sense of desperation in Europe for a solution to a crisis that has called into question the future of its passport-free travel zone, Ankara has been driving a hard bargain. "Both sides will ... with immediate effect, step up their active cooperation on migrants..., preventing travel to Turkey and the EU, ensuring ... readmission provisions and swiftly returning migrants who are not in need of international protection to their countries of origin," the draft said. Syria's Assad says his enemies increasing support for insurgents BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al Assad told a senior Iranian official on Sunday that his adversaries had increased weapon supplies and financial support to insurgents since the start of a major offensive aided by his allies to regain lost territory. Assad was quoted by state media as telling Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran's supreme leader, that the military support his country was getting from Iran and Russia had pushed the enemy states he did not name to "further escalate and increase financing and equipping of terrorists". The Syrian army said on Saturday that Turkey had increased supplies of weapons, ammunition and equipment to what it described as terrorists in Syria. Turkey recovers body of pilot from downed Russian jet By Dasha Afanasieva and Lidia Kelly ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down his warplane in an incident that wrecked relations between two of the main powers involved in Syria's war. A coffin carrying Oleg Peshkov arrived by ambulance on the tarmac of Hatay Airport in southern Turkey near the Syrian border, a Reuters photographer said. It was flown to the capital Ankara, where according to Russia's RIA news agency it was met at an airfield by Moscow's ambassador and military attache. From penguins to Pope's shoes, climate rallies pressure U.N. summit By Megan Rowling and Alister Doyle PARIS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people from Sydney to London joined one of the biggest days of climate change activism on Sunday, telling world leaders gathering for a summit in Paris there is "No Planet B" in the fight against global warming. In the French capital, where demonstrations were banned by the authorities after attacks by Islamic State militants killed 130 people on Nov. 13, activists laid out more than 20,000 pairs of shoes in the Place de la Republique to symbolize absent marchers. Among the high heels and sandals were a pair of plain black shoes sent by Pope Francis, who has been a vocal advocate for action to prevent dangerous climate change, and jogging shoes from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Germany outlines plan to support fight against Islamic State: media By John O'Donnell FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to support a coalition battling Islamic State, Germany's top defense official told a newspaper on Sunday as his minister backed an international alliance against the group. Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to support the offensive against Islamic State during talks with French President Francois Hollande, who called for more countries to help fight the militants after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. Germany's defense minister Ursula von der Leyen called for the alliance for a limited time to combat the militants in a commentary in an advance copy of the Bild newspaper due out on Monday. Thousands gather for funeral of top Kurdish lawyer By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Thousands gathered for the funeral of Tahir Elci, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist gunned down on Saturday in a southern eastern city at the center of months of violence. The funerals for the two policemen killed in the attack in Diyarbakir also took place. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday the gun found next to Elci's body was the same weapon used in the attack on the police officers. Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made PARIS (AP) — This time, it's a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save. The Latest: Obama: US a leader in climate change progress PARIS (AP) — The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local: Paris riot police clash with activists at climate demo near attacks site Paris riot police fired teargas Sunday in clashes with far-left activists in Paris during a climate change demonstration ahead of key UN talks after several thousand protesters had formed a human chain in the city. Riot police moved in after a small group of protesters pelted officers with bottles and candles from one of the tributes to the victims of the November 13 attacks on the French capital. The colourful human chain passed near the Bataclan concert hall where 90 people were killed in the suicide bombings and shootings. Bale, Ronaldo score in Madrid's 2-0 win at Eibar BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gareth Bale scored his first goal in three months for Real Madrid before Cristiano Ronaldo added a penalty to secure a 2-0 win at Eibar on Sunday and end its two-game losing run in the Spanish league. EU, Turkey seek better relations at emergency refugee summit BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders eager for Turkey's help in the migrant crisis cautioned against promising too much to their often reluctant partner at a summit in Brussels Sunday, even as Turkey's prime minister declared the beginning of a new era for relations between the two sides. The Latest: Pope welcomed to Central African Republic BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.) Roma struggles defensively again in 2-0 loss to Atalanta ROME (AP) — Five days after a humiliating 6-1 rout by Barcelona in the Champions League, Roma's defensive deficiencies were highlighted again in an alarming 2-0 loss at home to Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday. Rosberg beats Hamilton to win Abu Dhabi GP ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg completed a hat trick of victories to end the Formula One season when he won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, while his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was left frustrated by a tire strategy which he believed cost him a shot at winning. Obama heads to Paris with hope for climate change deal US President Barack Obama left Washington for Paris Sunday to take part in a United Nations climate summit aimed at reaching a deal to curb global warming. Air Force One, the presidential plane, took off late morning from Joint Base Andrews near the US capital. Obama -- who has made climate change a priority for both his terms -- was at the 2009 Copenhagen summit, when an attempt to forge a global deal foundered upon divisions between rich and developing countries. France, India to launch global solar alliance French President Francois Hollande and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday launch an international solar alliance aimed at eventually bringing clean and affordable solar energy within the reach of all. The launch will coincide with a summit of world leaders at the start of two weeks of talks on the outskirts of Paris to seek a new global deal on curbing climate change, by shifting from fossil fuels towards renewable energy. An Indian government statement on Sunday said there were well over 100 solar-rich countries in the tropics that could be members of the International Solar Alliance to develop clean and affordable solar energy.  "Solar energy is a practical and efficient way to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions," it said. Fresh Jerusalem stabbings as Israel weighs next moves Stabbings at an entrance to Jerusalem's Old City and near a bus stop Sunday left two people wounded and an attacker killed, while Israel closed a third Palestinian radio station accused of incitement. The attacks and closure of the station came with Israeli security forces struggling to halt two months of Palestinian knife, gun and car-ramming assaults. Several weeks ago, an Israeli security crackdown in Jerusalem, including roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods, was followed by a lull in attacks in the city, but violence has returned. Tottenham extends unbeaten run by holding Chelsea 0-0 LONDON (AP) — Rarely has a goalless stalemate satisfied Jose Mourinho so much. The Latest: UK: Turkey required to solve migrants crisis BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local: Alonso guarantees he'll race in F1 in 2016 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fernando Alonso ended doubts about his participation in Formula One next season by saying Sunday that "I will be racing, 100 percent." Aubameyang scores again, Dortmund beats Stuttgart 4-1 BERLIN (AP) — Bundesliga top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got another two goals for Borussia Dortmund in its 4-1 home victory over Stuttgart to consolidate second place on Sunday. Polish shipping official: 5 kidnapped Poles 'safe and sound' WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of a Polish shipping company says the captain and four other Polish seamen abducted from a ship off Nigeria's coast last week are alive. West Ham draws 1-1 with West Brom in Premier League LONDON (AP) — Rickie Lambert came off the bench to rescue a point for West Bromwich Albion in a 1-1 draw against West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. Thousands mourn Kurdish lawyer shot dead in Turkey Tens of thousands of people on Sunday mourned the killing of a prominent Kurdish human rights lawyer in Turkey's troubled southeast that has raised new tensions with its biggest ethnic minority. Tahir Elci, one of the country's best-known advocates for Kurdish rights, was killed on Saturday during a gun battle between police and unidentified gunmen in southeastern city of Diyarbakir while making a statement calling for calm. Two police were also killed. Worldwide climate rallies draw tens of thousands PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris. Because of a state of emergency in France imposed after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, many of the rallies are taking place outside the country. Turkey, EU meet on refugee crisis European Union leaders were set to sign a deal with Turkey's prime minister at a summit on Sunday giving Ankara cash and a boost for its membership bid in exchange for its cooperation with the migrant crisis. Desperate to stop the flow of humanity from Turkey where some 2.2 million refugees from the Syrian conflict are living, the EU offered Turkey three billion euros ($3.2 billion) to take action, according to draft summit conclusions obtained by AFP. Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu, standing in for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will also be offered the opening in December of a new chapter in Turkey's stalled accession talks for the 28-nation bloc, the draft said. Mourinho hails Chelsea, Arsenal eye summit Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declared that the Premier League champions had produced their best performance of the campaign after they drew 0-0 at in-form Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Chelsea have had little to shout about of late and although the result served only to move them up to 14th place in the standings, Mourinho, who dropped misfiring striker Diego Costa, was encouraged by what he saw. "It was the best Chelsea performance of the season, against a dangerous team," said the Portuguese, who saw Eden Hazard impress in an unfamiliar role as a lone striker. Burkina votes for new president after year of upheaval Voters in Burkina Faso cast ballots Sunday for a new president and parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup. "I quit state affairs in 1997. AP Interview: Iraqi envoy: Paris attack marks new global war PARIS (AP) — The wave of suicide bombers and gunmen who terrorized Paris marked a new stage in the war against extremism that will leave no country in the world untouched, Iraq's foreign minister said Sunday. Macedonia finishes fence at Greek border Macedonia on Sunday finished building a fence on its frontier with Greece becoming the latest country in Europe to build a border barrier aimed at checking the flow of migrants. Some three-kilometre (1.8-mile) long metal fence was erected by the army at the Gevgelija crossing, on the main road north from the Greek city of Thessaloniki to Macedonia's capital Skopje. The building of the 2.5-metre-high (8-foot) fence, which started on Saturday, sparked clashes between angry migrants and police. Syrian opposition: Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported. Paris human chain presses leaders for climate deal Protesters linked hands near the heart of the Paris terror attacks Sunday but others clashed with police, giving an emotional jolt to world leaders flying into the French capital to try to save Earth from climate catastrophe. As hundreds of thousands of people joined protests worldwide, the human chain aimed to send a highly symbolic message to leaders on the eve of the official opening of a 195-nation UN climate summit in Paris. French authorities cancelled two climate demonstrations in the City of Light after gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people on November 13 for security reasons. Long wait over as Murray wins Davis Cup for Britain Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years in Ghent on Sunday when Andy Murray defeated David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the first of the reverse singles to take an unbeatable 3-1 lead over Belgium. It was a fitting climax for the 28-year-old Scot to provide the winning point, having won all 11 rubbers he played in during the campaign as the British defeated heavyweights United States, France and Australia before the clincher against Belgium. The win over Goffin made him just the third player, after John McEnroe and Mats Wilander, to win all eight singles in the same calendar year since the Davis Cup World Group started in 1981. Highlights: Leaders' comments at EU-Turkey summit Leaders of the European Union aim to sign an agreement with Turkey in Brussels on Sunday that offers Ankara cash and closer ties with the EU in return for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe. Here are some of the comments of the leaders: FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE "There has to be an agreement that allows us to implement an action plan between the European Union and Turkey so that refugees can be received in Turkey, nearer their countries of origin, so that Europe can help Turkey, so that Turkey can live up to its commitments and borders can be controlled. Pope brings message of peace to divided Central African Republic Pope Francis brought a message of peace to divided Central African Republic on Sunday, visiting people displaced by months of bloody sectarian violence and calling for unity. "I come to the Central African Republic as a pilgrim of peace and as an apostle of hope," the 78-year-old pontiff said on arriving in one of Africa's poorest and most unstable countries for a 24-hour visit fraught with safety concerns. Crowds burst into cheers and singing as his plane touched down in Bangui from Uganda on the final leg of his three-country tour of Africa, which he hailed as "the continent of hope." He began his visit Wednesday in Kenya. AP Interview: Ban asks Turkey, Russia to de-escalate tension PARIS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's deeply concerned about tensions between Russia and Turkey after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane last week. Pope brings peace message to Central African Republic BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak vests and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to a country where Christian-Muslim violence has divided the capital and forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes. Saint-Etienne beats Guingamp 3-0 in French league PARIS (AP) — Saint-Etienne carried its European form into the French league with a 3-0 win over Guingamp on Sunday and moved level on points with third-place Lyon in the standings. Colorado shooter a loner, 'weird': US reports People who knew the suspected gunman in the Colorado Springs shooting described him as a loner who was "weird" but had given few signs of violent behavior, US media reported Sunday. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is believed to have entered the Planned Parenthood clinic with a high-powered rifle on Friday and fire on police and civilians outside the building. Dear allegedly shot and killed three people, including a police officer, and wounded five others, Colorado officials said. WRHL 2015-11-29T16:42:50Z