More magazine 07 29 2013 Articles

  • German-US reporter held in Somalia is freed

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia more than two years ago was freed Tuesday, according to a Somali police official and a leader of the Somali pirates who held the journalist. The journalist, identified by the German weekly Der Spiegel as...

  • Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group. Damascus said the U.S. informed it...

  • Iran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OK

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved by or coordinated with Syria's government. Meeting with a group of senior editors on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly...

  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of...

  • Gillespie remains bullish about Virginia

    Few people give Ed Gillespie much of a chance in Virginia's Senate race -- except Gillespie himself.

  • Liberia president: Ebola scare closing hospitals, killing even uninfected

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that the soaring death rate among non-Ebola patients threatens to reverse the strides made in the nation against killers like AIDS and malaria.

  • Cities set the pace on climate change

    By undertaking certain actions, cities could conceivably reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- which most scientists say drive global warming -- 24 percent by 2030 and 47 percent by 2050.

  • Obama hurting Begich in Alaska

    A new Public Policy Polling survey in Alaska shows Begich two points behind Republican challenger Dan Sullivan.

  • Boehner: Airstrikes 'one step' in larger mission

    "I support the airstrikes launched by the president, understanding that this is just one step in what must be a larger effort to destroy and defeat this terrorist organization. I wish our men and women in uniform Godspeed as they carry out this fight,—� the Ohio Republican said.

  • Obama: Arab allies send 'powerful message' in ISIS fight

    President Obama thanked the U.S. military and regional Arab allies for their airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets inside Syria and said that the bombing campaign also targeted an al Qaeda group known to be planning attacks against the United States.

  • CDC: Up to 1.4 million Ebola cases coming

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Tuesday that up to 1.4 million people in West Africa could become infected with Ebola by the end of January if there are no changes in behavior.

  • Five months later, Nigerian officials again negotiating release of abducted schoolgirls

    It has been five months since nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, and more than 200 of them are still missing. In mid-August, four months after the girls were abducted, Nigerian government officials tried again to negotiate with Boko Haram for...

  • EU sets new climate targets, pledges aid to developing nations

    The European Union will aim to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, European Commission President Josè Manuel Barroso said Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit.

  • Bush, Palin to stump in Kansas

    Bush and Palin will join the three-term senator -- currently in a tight re-election race -- at a luncheon in Wichita.

  • Obama says Arab support in Syria airstrikes shows 'this is not America's fight alone'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says Arab support in Syria airstrikes shows 'this is not America's fight alone'

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