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  • Oz Producers Seek to Slow Gov't Cutbacks

    Australian producers have called for a calm and measured approach to proposed federal government spending cuts that could see funding for Screen Australia cut in half and the support organization merged with the Australia Council . The Commission of...
  • Syria probably dropped chlorine gas on civilians, rights group says

    Syria probably dropped chlorine gas on civilians, rights group says
    The Syrian government probably used chlorine gas on civilian populations on five occasions in April, a rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch has gathered evidence that it says strongly suggests the government has embedded canisters of chlorine...
  • The public's business isn't so public anymore in Harford [Editorial]

    The public's business isn't so public anymore in Harford [Editorial]
    The public's focus on public business ain't what it should be, or at least what it needs to be in Harford County and many other places. Every week brings another example, or two, or three locally of the public's business becoming less public. Last...
  • Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle

    Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle
    — Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County. The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure...
  • Wojciech Jaruzelski dies at 90; Polish general imposed martial law

    Wojciech Jaruzelski dies at 90; Polish general imposed martial law
    Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, the communist leader who imposed harsh military rule on Poland in 1981 in an attempt to crush the pro-democracy Solidarity movement but years later allowed reforms that ended up dismantling the regime, has died. He was 90....
  • National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers

    National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers
    Point Reyes National Seashore is unusual among U.S. parks. Its shimmering coastline and velvety hillsides make for a majestic Marin County landscape — and its two dozen commercial dairy farms and ranches make for one of the nastiest disagreements in...
  • Candy magnate declares victory in Ukraine presidential vote

    Candy magnate declares victory in Ukraine presidential vote
    Billionaire candy maker Petro Poroshenko appeared to win Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday, with an exit poll showing 55.9% supporting the candidate, who campaigned on promises to align Ukraine with Europe while also easing strained relations...
  • California to vote on veterans housing program, public access funding

    California to vote on veterans housing program, public access funding
    California voters weary of wading through a thicket of confusing state ballot measures in every election will get a welcome respite in the June primary. A $600-million affordable housing program for veterans and a proposal that would require local...
  • China's state-owned sector told to cut ties with U.S. consulting firms

    China's state-owned sector told to cut ties with U.S. consulting firms
    China has told its state-owned enterprises to cut links with American consulting firms just days after the United States charged five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. China's action, which...
  • Jordan expels Syrian ambassador for 'repeated insults'

    Jordan expels Syrian ambassador for 'repeated insults'
    The Jordanian government expelled Syria's ambassador on Monday for statements critical of the kingdom's support of Syrian rebels. Jordan's state news agency, Petra News, reported that the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Sabaah Al-Rafi'i, sent a...
  • After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east

    After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east
    Petro Poroshenko has yet to be declared winner of Ukraine's presidential election, but the challenges facing the presumed new leader were on dauntingly full display Monday. Pro-Russia gunmen who claim control of nearly 15% of the country invaded the...