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Meriam Ibrahim arrives in US

published about 2 hours ago
Meriam Ibrahim arrives in US
Christian woman once threatened with execution in Sudan lands in Philadelphia en route to new home in New Hampshire Continue reading...

Disappointment, uncertainty after India blocks WTO trade deal

published about 2 hours ago
SYDNEY/GENEVA (Reuters) - Several member states of the World Trade Organisation voiced frustration after India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling led to the collapse of the first major global trade reform pact in two decades.

World Briefing: Thailand: Military Junta Appoints Interim Legislature

published about 3 hours ago
Thailand’s junta, which took power on May 22, appointed a 200-member interim legislature on Thursday.

World Briefing: Greece: Government Aids Evacuations From Libya

published about 3 hours ago
A Greek government official said that a merchant vessel had been chartered by the Chinese government for the evacuation of hundreds of its citizens, but gave no further details.

World Briefing: Russia: Snowden Waiting for Extension of Asylum

published about 3 hours ago
The temporary asylum status of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking secret documents, has expired in Russia.


Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in U.S.

Mayor hails Meriam Ibrahim as "world freedom fighter" during Philadelphia stopover; cheering supporters greet family in N.H.

Congress sends highway bill to White House

Senate approves House-passed bill that would give the federal Highway Trust Fund $10.8 billion; sends measure to president's desk

Lollapalooza veterans give tips to newbies

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Lollapalooza veterans give tips to newbies
Who better to give advice to the artists performing at Lollapalooza this year for the first time than the artists who have taken the stage ... more

Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000

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Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000
As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the ... more

Argentine markets fall post-default, New York hearing on Friday

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second ... more
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Welfare recipients aren't bludgers, and they deserve respect from Joe Hockey

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Welfare recipients aren't bludgers, and they deserve respect from Joe Hockey
People whose marriage broke down, or who are living with a mental illness, or who need help to improve their lives, shouldnt be treated with ... more

Patients receiving 'second choice' drugs because of supply shortages

published about 6 hours ago
Patients receiving 'second choice' drugs because of supply shortages
Nine out of 10 GP forced to write prescriptions for alternatives to common medicines harming patients' treatmentFears have been raised that many patients are receiving ... more

Three in 10 Conservative voters would prefer Ukip coalition in 2015 poll

published about 6 hours ago
Three in 10 Conservative voters would prefer Ukip coalition in 2015  poll
Tory support for Ukip pact narrowly trails that for another deal with Lib Dems in event of hung parliament next yearNearly a third of Conservative ... more

Public service whistleblowers 'treated shockingly', report finds

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Public service whistleblowers 'treated shockingly', report finds
Report accuses ministers of failing to protect whistleblowers despite their role in exposing a series of major scandalsWhistleblowers who risk their careers to uncover wrongdoing ... more

NHS to sequence DNA of 75,000 patients over next four years

published about 6 hours ago
NHS to sequence DNA of 75,000 patients over next four years
David Cameron promises the genome project will transform cancer treatment in the UKTens of thousands of NHS patients are to be invited to donate their ... more
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World Briefing: Greece: Government Aids Evacuations From Libya

published about 2 hours ago
A Greek government official said that a merchant vessel had been chartered by the Chinese government for the evacuation of hundreds of its citizens, but ... more

World Briefing: Russia: Snowden Waiting for Extension of Asylum

published about 2 hours ago
The temporary asylum status of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking secret documents, has expired in Russia.

World Briefing: Norway: As Threat Eases, Terrorism Alert Is Called Off

published about 2 hours ago
Norway’s government called off a weeklong terrorism alert on Thursday, saying an attack by a militant Islamist group with combat training in Syria was no ... more

World Briefing: Azerbaijan: Government Detains Prominent Activist

published about 2 hours ago
Leyla Yunus, a prominent human rights activist in Azerbaijan, was jailed for three months on Thursday pending a trial.

Ancient Haven for Refugees Sees Signs of Strain

published about 4 hours ago
Ancient Haven for Refugees Sees Signs of Strain
Struggling to accommodate the thousands fleeing civil war in Syria, the Turkish government has quietly begun moving them to camps outside of the cities.

World Briefing: Thailand: Military Junta Appoints Interim Legislature

published about 2 hours ago
Thailand’s junta, which took power on May 22, appointed a 200-member interim legislature on Thursday.

World Briefing: India: Dozens of Villagers Still Missing After Landslide

published about 2 hours ago
Rescue workers pulled eight survivors from the mud a day after a huge landslide hit the village of Malin in the Pune district of Maharashtra ... more

Gas Suspected in Fatal Blasts That Jolted a City in Taiwan

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Gas Suspected in Fatal Blasts That Jolted a City in Taiwan
At least 22 people were killed and more than 270 injured when the southern city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second-largest, was rocked by blasts that sent ... more

American Held in North Korea Says Health Is Failing

published about 3 hours ago
A pro-North Korea newspaper quoted Kenneth Bae, an imprisoned American missionary, as saying that he felt abandoned by the United States.

Alibaba Is Investing Huge Sums in an Array of U.S. Tech Companies

published about 4 hours ago
Alibaba Is Investing Huge Sums in an Array of U.S. Tech Companies
The Chinese retail giant has made a half-dozen major investments in American start-ups over the last year, focusing on mobile and e-commerce.

Mexican Drug Lord Taunts the Authorities With Videos

published about 8 hours ago
In a line of work that usually operates out of the limelight, Servando Gomez has put himself — often with prominent people — in front ... more

U.S. Bars Travel by Top Venezuelan Officials

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Limits affecting cabinet members, agency heads, mayors, judges, and members of the military and the police were imposed in response to human rights abuses by ... more

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brazil's Unaffordable Homes

published 1 day ago
It's no wonder we're the country of favelas, and houses of cardboard and tin.

Venezuelan Officers Linked to Colombian Cocaine Traffickers

published Mon, Jul 28 2014 20:13 GMT
Venezuelan Officers Linked to Colombian Cocaine Traffickers
Hugo Carvajal was on the payroll of a Colombian drug lord, invested his own money in drug shipments and personally coordinated the shipment of cocaine, ... more

Former Venezuelan Intelligence Chief Arrested in Aruba

published Thu, Jul 24 2014 21:51 GMT
Aruban officials said they arrested the former Venezuelan general at the request of American authorities, who have accused him of involvement in drug trafficking.

Tensions Escalate Between Israel and U.N.

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Agency officials are enraged by strikes on its facilities and mounting civilian casualties in Gaza, while Israel accuses the U.N. of playing down Hamas’s role ... more

School Shelters Offer Limited Safety, and Even Less Comfort

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School Shelters Offer Limited Safety, and Even Less Comfort
Life for about 200,000 people packed into more than 80 schools serving as shelters in Gaza is full of deprivation and discomfort.

Diplomatic Memo: African Leaders Coming to Talk Business May Also Be Pressed on Rights

published about 4 hours ago
The Obama administration said it would seek to build deeper relationships with African leaders, though some advocates worry that human-rights issues will take a back ... more

U.S. Seeks Couple’s Release in Qatar, Creating Tensions With a Crucial Arab Ally

published about 4 hours ago
The State Department asked Qatar to lift a travel ban against an American couple being held in connection with the death of their adopted daughter.

Op-Ed Contributors: Africa Needs Science, Not Aid

published about 17 hours ago
Education — and science and technology in particular — must be at the forefront of the debate about African development.

Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

published about 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination for U.S. ambassador to Russia, but not before a Republican senator blocked the appointment ... more

Kerry to test waters with India's Modi

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Kerry to test waters with India's Modi
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time on Friday, hoping to break the ice ... more

Argentine markets fall post-default, New York hearing on Friday

published about 1 hour ago
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second ... more

Disappointment, uncertainty after India blocks WTO trade deal

published about 2 hours ago
SYDNEY/GENEVA (Reuters) - Several member states of the World Trade Organisation voiced frustration after India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling led to the collapse ... more

FAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq

published about 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet (9,145 meters) over Iraq because of what ... more