More magazine 07 29 2013 Articles

  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days. The 60-year-old Kim took it in good spirits and washed his face. After all, they were traveling...

  • Putin urges end to blockade of Trans-Dniester

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has urged Ukraine to reopen trade and transportation routes into Moldova's separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Russia and the Trans-Dniester authorities say that the Ukrainians have blocked transport routes to the region. Moldova has frozen ties with...

  • Nigeria: Fate of 100+ abducted girls unknown

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria's military that almost all the students were free. "Up till now we are still waiting and...

  • Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time

    BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. says it will introduce its high-end Lincoln brand to China later this year with plans to open eight dealerships in seven cities. Lincoln is a late comer to China's luxury car market but Robert Parker, president of Lincoln China, said Thursday the brand is being...

  • Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a...

  • Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

    GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. The carrot-stick strategy emerged as diplomats from Ukraine, the U.S., the European Union and...

  • Construction ends at Biloxi's Golden Nugget

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Construction that transformed the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi over the past 16 months is coming to an end and the party to celebrate its completion is about to begin. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1eCuZwq ) company officials announced Wednesday the official grand...

  • Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs

    BEIJING (AP) — A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China. Workers in the southern city of Dongguan want...

  • Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine .

  • UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    VIENNA (AP) — UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade .

  • Reality show starring Capitol Hill staffers in the works

    Hollywood might soon be coming to Hollywood for Ugly People. Sources tell the Washington Examiner that a "House of Cards" veteran is working to produce a reality show based in the district starring “D.C. up-and-comers,” including Capitol Hill staffers. The show is currently in development,...

  • Federal agencies can't track costs or benefits of National Environmental Policy Act reviews, GAO says

    Federal agencies have little data on the costs and benefits of environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act, even though thousands of projects requiring the reviews are high-profile and expensive, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office....

  • Rising GOP star strikes back after left-wing site calls her 'nasty, petty, juvenile, vindictive'

    On Wednesday, Mother Jones -- the publication that first revealed the secretly-recorded Mitt Romney "47 percent" video -- published a piece attacking New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Like the Romney story, the article was based in part on recordings "obtained by Mother Jones." It...

  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero's welcome. Responding to what it sees as...

  • Obama must defend NATO's real red lines from Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine

    Last week masked men, in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in eastern Ukraine. They appeared to be working in tandem with local militias in defying the...



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