- Cuba reforms seen as changing ideals, values
Associated Press, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 09:40 AM
It's not dog-eat-dog. Not just yet.
- Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf
Associated Press, Friday - 12/06/2013 - 10:22 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is opening the door for the U. S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to a group of U. S.-friendly Gulf nations. The move is intended to help counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.
- At halfway mark, Kerry's Mideast effort stumbles
Kansas City Star, Friday - 12/06/2013 - 10:23 AM
Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.
- Obama celebrates end of Hanukkah at White House
Associated Press, Thursday - 12/05/2013 - 09:40 PM
President Barack Obama marked the end of Hanukkah with not one, but two receptions at the White House on Thursday.
- South Africans mourn, celebrate Mandela
Associated Press, Thursday - 12/05/2013 - 06:23 PM
South Africans are reacting to the death of Nelson Mandela with deep sadness at the loss of a man considered by many to be the father of the nation.
- Mexico plans how to safely box up recovered cobalt
Associated Press, Thursday - 12/05/2013 - 12:06 AM
Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering the dangerous material.
- Boxing champ turns opposition leader in Ukraine
Associated Press, Wednesday - 12/04/2013 - 12:44 PM
Towering over his fellow protest leaders, reigning world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has emerged as Ukraine's most popular opposition figure and has ambitions to become its next president.
- Some question SKorea spy claim about Kim's uncle
Associated Press, Wednesday - 12/04/2013 - 04:28 AM
Before meaning can be assigned to South Korean spy claims that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely sacked the country's second most powerful official - his uncle - comes a fundamental question: Is it even true?
- China says resolved to enforce air defense zone
Associated Press, Tuesday - 12/03/2013 - 10:46 PM
China says it is fully capable of enforcing its newly declared maritime air defense zone that has drawn strong denunciations from the U. S., Japan and other nations.
- Egypt: Morsi's links to jihadists probed
Associated Press, Tuesday - 12/03/2013 - 02:32 AM
During his year as president, Egypt's Mohammed Morsi cultivated ties with Islamic radicals, making them a key support for his rule by pardoning dozens of jailed militants, restraining the military from an all-out offensive against jihadis in Sinai and giving their hard-line sheiks a platform to spread their rhetoric.
- Survivors recall Kindertransport flight from Nazis
Associated Press, Monday - 12/02/2013 - 04:54 AM
The operation was called Kindertransport - Children's Transport - and it was a passage from hell to freedom.
- Madoff's right-hand man ready to take the stand
San Antonio Express-News, Monday - 12/02/2013 - 02:56 AM
DiPascali, a longtime Madoff employee, later began to suspect the words were calculated to give the impression the business was "somehow backed up by his deals and investments overseas." Whether Madoff's inner circle actually believed that lie or not has become central to a trial in federal court in Manhattan in which DiPascali is the government's star witness. DiPascali, 57, who is out on bail but facing substantial prison time, carries his own baggage as the beneficiary of a bank account filled with investors' money that amounted to a slush fund for Madoff's family and top employees. Prosecutors have accused Madoff's secretary, Annette Bongiorno, and JoAnn Crupi, an account manager, of using old stock tables to fabricate account statements so they would show steady returns even during economic downturns. According to the FBI reports, when Bongiorno first began working at the firm, DiPascali heard Madoff feed her his cover story "about deals he had going on Europe." While others kept quiet, the remaining defendants — computer programmers Jerome O'Hara and George Perez — grew increasingly restless during the mid-2000s after they were tasked with maintaining programs that helped conceal the fraud, DiPascali told the FBI.