The U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait blocked the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Poland from endorsing a landmark climate report. But small island nations, some of which are already shrinking, stepped up to the fight.
Ecuador’s former president Rafael Correa wanted to fast-track development projects so he took out billions in loans from China. But those borrowings have come back to haunt his successor, Lenin Moreno, who will go hat in hand to China this month to seek more flexible terms and some breathing space.