Airport News

Sitting around an airport, again.

Chicago is not one of my favorite places, and this week just reinforced that sentiment.

Any agreement hammered out by a massive United Nations climate change conference starting in Indonesia this week would not make sense without the participation of the United States, the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gases, the U.N.’s climate chief said Sunday.

Delegates from 190 nations will gather on the resort island of Bali on Monday for the largest global warming conference ever, bringing more than 10,000 people together for two weeks of marathon discussions, including Hollywood stars, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, fishermen and drought-stricken farmers.

UN says USA must be part of climate change agreement

Kaka Wins Ballon d’Or Award for World Soccer’s Best Player

Brazil playmaker Kaka, who helped AC Milan win Europe’s elite Champions League last season, today received the Ballon d’Or, or “Golden Ball,” award for the best player in world soccer. The 25-year-old joins countrymen Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Rivaldo in taking the award, which this year is open for a first time to players at clubs outside of Europe. Previously, the winner was known as the European footballer of the year.

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