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  • Afghan rivals sign deal on unity government ending standoff

    Afghan rivals sign deal on unity government ending standoff
    Afghanistan’s election rivals signed an agreement Sunday forming a unity government with former finance minister Ashraf Ghani as president, ending a months-long standoff over a disputed runoff vote. The brief signing ceremony at the presidential...
  • L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday

    L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday
    A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with world leaders and music icons Saturday at a massive festival to end extreme poverty in the world. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican who represents the 15th District, will represent the United States as part of...
  • The new boss — or bosses — in Afghanistan

    The new boss — or bosses — in Afghanistan
    Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai assured that he'll leave office on a disgraceful note by delivering a farewell speech Tuesday that claimed "America did not want peace for Afghanistan, because it had its own agendas and goals here." A thank you...
  • Migrant landings increasing along coastline, border patrol says

    A journey that started more than 700 miles away ended in detention for another group of Haitian migrants, this time in Highland Beach, early Monday. Authorities tracked down 13 migrants who came ashore in the 2700 block of South Ocean Boulevard at about...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 2,900 as world leaders gather at U.N.

    Ebola death toll rises to 2,900 as world leaders gather at U.N.
    World leaders were gathering in New York on Thursday to spotlight the Ebola outbreak ravaging parts of West Africa, a meeting that will test whether the international community is prepared to bring to bear the resources needed to halt the swiftly...
  • To fight Ebola, create a Health Workforce Reserve force

    To fight Ebola, create a Health Workforce Reserve force
    A recent projection of the West Africa Ebola outbreak is that it now may take 12 to 18 months to control and will infect 100,000 people. President Obama announced the deployment of 3,000 military troops, more than a hundred Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees

    Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees
    The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board....
  • Condoleezza Rice latest graduation speaker to back out amid protests

    Condoleezza Rice latest graduation speaker to back out amid protests
    Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...
  • U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

    U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South Sudan, in an attack targeting ethnic Nuer. South Sudan was torn by ethnic violence when the country's ruling...
  • Progress, Rwandan style

    KIGALI, Rwanda — Twenty years ago Monday, the state of Rwanda set about trying to hack itself out of existence. Starting on April 7, 1994, Hutu extremists, in a premeditated 100-day campaign, systematically butchered close to 1 million Tutsis...
  • Central American amputees, once migrants, seek help in Mexico

    Central American amputees, once migrants, seek help in Mexico
    TAPACHULA, Mexico — The last time Norman Varela made an unauthorized crossing into Mexico, he was headed to the United States, in search of a job, riding atop the infamous northbound freight train known as La Bestia — the Beast. Mexican...