News bites: Spying on OPEC, climate talks open, and more

Der Speigel, citing documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, reports that the U.S. spied on OPEC.

Reuters has the latest on Japanese efforts to clean up the wrecked, contaminated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The New York Times reports that the typhoon that savaged the Philippines “produced an outpouring of emotion on Monday at United Nations talks on a global climate treaty in Warsaw.”

“[D]elegates were quick to suggest that a warming planet had turned the storm into a lethal monster,” the paper reports.

The Washington Post sets the table for United Nations climate talks, reporting that expectations are low but advocates hope for progress toward a global deal.