US to recognise Somali government The US will on Thursday officially recognise Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, says a US official. The move could pave the way for US and international economic aid for the Horn of Africa nation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce the news on Thursday at a meeting in Washington with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. More
U.S. involved in botched French raid U.S. troops lent "limited technical support" in France's bloody and unsuccessful bid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who'd been held hostage for years, President Barack Obama said Sunday. More
France ups terror threat level after Mali strike The French president says the country will raise its domestic terror threat level after military action in Mali and Somalia, promising to increase protection at public buildings and transportation networks. More
Verizon chokes pirates' bandwidth US telecommunications group Verizon declares war on illegal downloaders, or pirates, who use technologies such as BitTorrent to steal copyrighted material. More
Africa, West combine to rout militants in Somalia The first Ugandan soldiers to fly into Somalia 5 1/2 years ago came under attack as soon as they arrived: Militants fired mortars at the new mission's welcome ceremony. Today, backed by a sweeping multinational effort that includes $338 million in U.S. More
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Maersk vessel attacked by pirates in Gulf of Oman COPENHAGEN May 23 (Reuters) - The Maersk Texas, a multi-purpose dry cargo ship, was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Oman but guards repelled the attack, Maersk Line Ltd, a unit of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk , said on Wednesday. 05/23/2012 - 10:46 am | View Link
Somali pirates once again attack Maersk Alabama This time the Maersk Alabama was ready. This time it did what a multinational naval force couldn't. Guards used guns and a sound blaster Wednesday to repel the second pirate attack on the U.S.-flagged ship in seven months. But while the effort was hailed ... 11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Somali pirates attack Maersk Alabama again For the second time in seven months, Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama, although private guards were able to repel the attack with a high-decibel noise device and gun fire. The ship, headed to the Kenyan coast, is now being monitored by a ... 11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Somali pirates attack US-flagged Maersk Alabama a second time Gunmen in a small skiff opened fire on the merchant vessel soon after dawn 350 miles east of the Somali coast. Armed guards aboard the 510ft ship immediately returned fire and the attack was thwarted, said Major Marten Granberg, a spokesman for Navfor, the ... 11/18/2009 - 3:03 am | View Link
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A union spokesman says workers at Bluegrass Station Army Depot in Lexington are picketing over unfair labor practices.
Wood says the union hasn't seen the contract between subcontractor AllSources Global Management and Lockheed Martin that mandates reclassification of employees to a lower pay grade.
Oslo became the latest city to drop its bid for the 2022 Winter Games after the Norwegian government rejected financial backing for the project on Wednesday amid concerns the games were too costly.
Oslo is the fourth city to pull out of a race that has been thrown into turmoil in the wake of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, where the overall price tag was put at $51 billion, scaring off politicians and taxpayers across Europe and leaving the International Olympic Committee with a major image crisis.
Oslo's fate was sealed after the ruling Conservative party failed to support financial guarantees for the bid.
The IOC knew at the time that Oslo faced significant political and public opposition, but hoped the bid could secure support by the end of the year.
While most of that money went to long-term regeneration and infrastructure projects, not the cost of running the games, cities remain wary of the expense.
Among other things, Bach wants to add flexibility to the bidding process, allowing cities to propose their own concepts rather than adapting to a strict IOC blueprint.
Delaware State Police are looking for two men who robbed a Wilmington convenience store.
It happened about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at La Oaxaquena (wah-hah-KANE-yah) on North DuPont Road. Troopers say two men, one armed with a handgun, demanded money from a clerk.
Police say the clerk gave the men money. The two then ran away.
The same store was robbed on Sept.
Stephenson returned from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs Wednesday, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that Ryan Harris remains the starter on the right side and that Stephenson would have to work his way back into the mix.
After losing left guard Jeff Allen to a season-ending injury in their opener, and Stephenson to his suspension, their rejiggered offensive line has finally started to play well the past couple of weeks.
In that game, quarterback Alex Smith enjoyed a nice pocket most of the night, throwing for 248 yards and three touchdowns.
Eric Fisher is starting to look comfortable back at left tackle, the position the former No.
A Mexican army patrol confronts a group of armed suspects at a half-finished grain warehouse in southern Mexico.
The Mexican army issues a statement saying troops came under fire, returned fire and killed 21 men and one woman while freeing three kidnap victims being held inside the warehouse.
The Mexico State government and prosecutors' office issues a statement saying that forensics tests and crime scene evidence show the suspects died in "an equal exchange of fire" and there is "no evidence at all of any possible execution."
The Associated Press and Esquire Latinoamerica publish the testimony of a witness — one of the alleged kidnap victims — who says 21 of the suspects were executed by soldiers after surrendering.
The army issues a statement saying seven soldiers and a lieutenant involved in the confrontation have been detained and taken to a military prison on charges of disobedience and dereliction of duty.