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  • U.N. archives on Nazi war criminals open to public at Holocaust museum

    After the end of World War II, investigations into former Nazis and other war criminals were detailed in hundreds of thousands of records that were unavailable to the public for about 70 years — files that finally became accessible this week at...
  • Naval Academy, community college join forces for Arabic immersion effort

    Naval Academy, community college join forces for Arabic immersion effort
    Eric Thompson said among the first challenges in his Arab immersion class was learning the Arabic word for "yes." To the Arnold resident, it sounded a lot like the English word, "no." "So when teachers are congratulating you, you're saying, 'Oh, I...
  • U.S. urges 'precise operation' from Israel in Gaza ground campaign

    U.S. urges 'precise operation' from Israel in Gaza ground campaign
    Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants' rocket attacks, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives. Israel signalled the invasion would be...
  • U.S. urges Ukraine ceasefire to allow unfettered access to crash site

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday urged Russia, pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine to support an immediate cease-fire in order to permit safe and unfettered access to the site of a downed passenger jet. "It is critical that there be a...
  • Palestinian comic wrestles with current events in Mideast

    Palestinian comic wrestles with current events in Mideast
    Stand-up comedian Aron Kader is never at a loss for material. If his upbringing as a Palestinian American Mormon from Provo, Utah, isn't enough, there's always the Middle East. "The problem over there is that the Jews and Arabs think they're God's...
  • Egypt imprisons nine men, most for life, in sexual assault case

    An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexual assaults that took place during several rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two other men were sentenced to 20 years. The court had merged three cases in which eight women were...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: New York, N.Y.

    Cruise Port Spotlight: New York, N.Y.
    Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings. Often...
  • 'Living death' under blockade, Gazans see no point in ceasefire

    'Living death' under blockade, Gazans see no point in ceasefire
    Asked if a quick ceasefire with Israel might at least be welcome for saving lives, Abu Hashem simply scoffed. "We're living death," he said. The 50-year old father of two strolled in the shade of a street in Gaza city, unfazed by the periodic thud of...
  • Israel accepts proposal for temporary humanitarian truce, official says

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday agreed to a proposed six-hour cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons, a Israeli senior official told Reuters. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it had not yet...
  • Syria's Assad assails rebels and their allies as he starts third term

    With global attention turned to crises raging elsewhere in the region, a triumphant and defiant Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a third term as president of war-ravaged Syria. Assad’s address during an elaborate ceremony at the...
  • Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position

    Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position
    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new term as Syria's president on Wednesday, after an election which his opponents dismiss as a sham but which he said proved he had achieved victory after a "dirty war" to unseat him. Once written...