• In this Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir speaks after meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute over the visit in 2015 by al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. (AP Photo/Ali Ngethi, File)

    AP Explains: Why African states have started leaving the ICC

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Until this week, no country had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court. Now two African states, South Africa and Burundi, have made official decisions to leave. Concerns are high that more African countries now will act on years of threats to pull out amid accusations that the court unfairly focuses on the continent. Here’s a look at what it all means.

  • In this Thursday, July 30, 2015 file photo, air conditioners and power generators are displayed on a street in central Baghdad, Iraq. Nations reached a deal Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs - greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide that are used in air conditioners and refrigerators, in a major effort to fight climate change. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed, File)

    AP Explains: What the new global climate agreement means

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — tExperts say cutting hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, is the fastest way to reduce global warming. The United States, the world’s second-worst polluter, is among the countries that want to quickly phase out the use of HFCs, and now it is bound to take the earliest action, starting by 2019. Here’s a look at what it all means.