Standing at over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet), the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia is set to become the world’s tallest tower, beating its closest rival Burj Khalifa in Dubai by nearly 600 feet.
Associated Press: The U.S. State Department says it is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.
The review could push the decision about the controversial pipeline until after midterm elections in November.
Associated Press: A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world’s highest peak.
Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal says the avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. Friday.
AP: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced a deal on Thursday to calm tensions over Ukraine between Russia and the Western world.
The deal, reached after seven hours of negotiations in Geneva, calls for the disarmament of illegally armed groups and for separatist groups occupying buildings in eastern Ukraine to give up their claims. Protesters who comply with the demands will also be given amnesty, according to the deal.
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