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  • History moves, but not always ahead

    The weekend past saw the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand, with as consequence the First World War. The sequence of the events by which this happened has often been analyzed in the search for an answer to a much deeper...
  • U.N.: 2,400 Iraqis killed in June, most in 7 years

    U.N.: 2,400 Iraqis killed in June, most in 7 years
    More than 2,400 Iraqis were killed in June, the highest monthly death toll in seven years, as a fierce Sunni Muslim insurgency threatens to plunge the country back into civil war. Figures released Tuesday by the United Nations showed that at least 2,417...
  • Next installment in GOP-tea party reality show is in Kansas

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. No place offers a perfect harbor for tea party politics. Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Virginia congressional district hatched a minor revolution to bump the conservative congressman for someone more adamantly...
  • Protecting coral reefs more important than extra $$$

    To dredge, or not to dredge. That is the question facing port cities in the US and beyond trying to stay on the manifest for the next big shipment. But in Florida there's some extra delicate cargo under the sea that we must protect. Our irreplaceable...
  • Iraqi army presses Tikrit assault as lawmakers scramble to fill posts

    Iraqi army presses Tikrit assault as lawmakers scramble to fill posts
    Iraq's army sent tanks and armored vehicles to try to dislodge insurgents from the northern city of Tikrit on Sunday, the second day of a pushback against a Sunni militant takeover of large stretches of Iraq. The hardline Sunni group leading the...
  • Palestinian youth killed as Israeli troops search for missing teens

    A Palestinian teenager was killed and a Palestinian man was reportedly on life support after being shot by Israeli soldiers in confrontations Friday during West Bank raids in which the troops were searching for three Israeli teens believed abducted by...
  • Sacred Hopi tribal masks are again sold at auction in Paris

    Sacred Hopi tribal masks are again sold at auction in Paris
    Another group of sacred Hopi masks was gaveled away at a Paris auction Friday, over the objections of tribe members and the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Agence France Presse has reported. In Hopi tradition, the masks don’t merely represent spirits,...
  • Group suing UN over cholera in Haiti claims to have served Ban Ki-moon

    UNITED NATIONS The law firm representing hundreds of Haitian cholera victims in a complaint against the United Nations said it served Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the lawsuit as he entered an event in New York City early Friday. Representatives for...
  • Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday

    Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday
    The most influential Shi'ite cleric in Iraq called on the country's leaders on Friday to choose a prime minister within the next four days, a dramatic political intervention that could hasten the end of Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule. Grand Ayatollah ...
  • The world is aTwitter as more world leaders connect

    MIAMI Have you been struggling over how to boost your Twitter followers? Note to self: Become the leader of one of the most populous countries on the planet. It worked for @NarendraModi that's India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi who within weeks...
  • Unaccompanied immigrant children are most vulnerable

    Unaccompanied immigrant children are most vulnerable
    With a suddenness that has caught even the most seasoned unaware, waves of children from Central America are crossing the border. Most of them are on their own, without their parents, so many that the president has declared it an "urgent humanitarian...