More 2009 recession Articles

  • Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country. Political...

  • Clashes at Stockholm protest against neo-Nazis

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish riot police have clashed with thousands of people protesting against a neo-Nazi political party's election rally in Stockholm about two weeks before a parliamentary vote. Canine units and mounted police also were used Saturday to keep the large crowd from approaching...

  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for...

  • College embarks on expansion plan

    SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — The open field behind Fletcher Technical Community College's Schriever campus could be filled with buildings in the coming years, school officials said. Fletcher plans to build a $5.1 million student services center using state money authorized by the Legislature in 2013...

  • Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock following the war between Hamas and Israel. Most of the new building...

  • Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that terrorist groups will attack Europe and the United States unless they are faced with collective "power and speed" from the international community. King Abdullah's comments come as the Islamic State group has seized wide...

  • South American food chains use Florida as US gate

    MIAMI (AP) — When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home. They had missed the chain's 20 different recipes of freshly made burgers, which back in the South American country are frequently recommended by...

  • Ohio Army Guard postpones drills to save money

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues. Ohio Guard leader Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst made the announcement Friday evening in videos posted on the Guard's website and on social media. She...

  • 12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough. County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials strongly...

  • Algeria says 2 abducted diplomats have been freed

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's state news agency says two Algerian diplomats taken hostage in northern Mali more than two years ago have been released. The APS agency quotes an Algerian foreign affairs ministry statement Saturday, which confirms that diplomats Mourad Guessas and Kedour...

  • EU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders will pick the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years at a summit Saturday, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner for the prestigious job. The decision on incumbent Catherine Ashton's successor...

  • Sesame catching on in southeast US

    LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment. Thousands of acres from Arkansas...

  • In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked high and weighing more than a...

  • Lafayette plan envisions more bike lanes

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A portion of Bertrand Drive in Lafayette one day may be a spot for leisurely strolls, bicycle rides and sidewalk cafés. The Advocate reported (http://bit.ly/YUZcQQ) the proposed city-parish budget for next year includes $700,000 for a streetscape project that would reduce...

  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other U.N....



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