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  • U.S. says Myanmar journalists' sentences 'send wrong message'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, which has made a priority of improving relations with Myanmar, said on Friday it was "very concerned" by reports that four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced to 10 years' hard labor there this month....
  • Letting men off the hook for contraceptives and child support [Letter]

    Letting men off the hook for contraceptives and child support [Letter]
    The photos of the immigrants pouring across the border certainly tug at our heartstrings. We've heard stories of the desire of these immigrants to escape threatening conditions, obtain desperately needed medical attention and seek a better life. The...
  • Pennsylvania voters have power to save themselves

    I started my last column about state government with a joke. Today, I'll begin with an allegory. I confess that I stole this idea from a church sermon I heard years ago and that has stuck with me. While its spiritual point should be clear, I'll be...
  • Putin has a new headache in Ukraine: Now Europe is watching

    Putin has a new headache in Ukraine: Now Europe is watching
    It's neither pleasant nor polite to say it, but the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been the best thing to happen to President Obama's policy on Ukraine in weeks. Until the plane went down with 298 passengers and crew last week, the...
  • Pursuit of same-sex marriage promises to be a bumpy one

    Americans love our democracy; we want to spread it across the world. We believe in the will of the people. We love our three branches of government, and we are practically giddy electing our peers to represent our districts and our states. And every...
  • Yields spike on Chinese construction firm's bond as default looms

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A troubled Chinese construction company avoided a landmark bond default at the last minute on Wednesday, raising enough funds to pay off both principal and interest on a 400 million yuan ($64.51 million) bond, people directly involved...
  • Japan set to miss 2021 budget-balance goal by $100 bln -draft

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will cut discretionary spending such as public works by 10 percent in next fiscal year's budget, a draft document showed, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government seeks to cut the government's enormous deficit even as it...
  • Arab rifts may complicate search for Gaza truce

    (This July 21 story corrects the spelling of the name of analyst Ghanem Nuseibeh) DOHA/CAIRO (Reuters) - The push for a Gaza ceasefire risks becoming mired in a regional tussle for influence between conservative Arab states and Islamist-friendly...
  • Sierra Leone religious leaders criticise government handling of Ebola

    Asky suspends Sierra Leone, Liberia flights amid Ebola scare
    DAKAR (Reuters) - West African airline Asky has suspended flights to and from Sierra Leone and Liberia amid increasing concern at the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the region, its said on its Web site. The Togo-based airline also said it would no...
  • Japan PM says will offer about $20,000 subsidy for fuel-cell cars

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is readying subsidies to help Toyota Motor Corp and key suppliers take the lead in hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles that could top $400 million over the next several years if the most bullish projections for the technology...
  • Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

    KHARKIV Ukraine (Reuters) - A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner took off on Wednesday from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands....