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  • World watch: News affecting world travel

     World watch: News affecting world travel
    Haiti: U.S. Embassy officials cautioned Americans about the potential for violence during protests on Tabarre Road in Port-au-Prince's Torcel district. Anti-government demonstrations Monday escalated into violence, with rocks thrown at passing vehicles...
  • Suicide bomber attacks foreign post in Kabul, kills five people

    Suicide bomber attacks foreign post in Kabul, kills five people
    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosives Tuesday morning near a compound in Kabul that houses foreigners, killing at least five people and injuring seven others. The dead included a Nepali and a Peruvian. The nationalities of the others...
  • Dr. Thomas F. "Tim" Herbert, physician

    Dr. Thomas F. "Tim" Herbert, physician
    Dr. Thomas F. "Tim" Herbert, a well-known Howard County physician who practiced family medicine in Ellicott City for 40 years, died Sunday of cancer at William Hill Manor in Easton. He was 86. "Tim was such a wonderful guy and he was wonderful to me,"...
  • Heavy rocket fire from Gaza Strip prompts Israeli warnings

    Heavy rocket fire from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Thursday, further heightening tension in the region and prompting retaliatory airstrikes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued stern warnings to Palestinians about the...
  • American wars often start with a lie

    American wars often start with a lie
    "We must resist our dreams of managing history." Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952) When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that...
  • Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S.

    Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S.
    Empty energy drinks and rusted baby formula cans litter the moss-covered banks of the Lempa River near this country's northern border, marking the trails where, until recently, migrants — some of them children — made their way into Guatemala...
  • The German-American breakup

    When candidate Barack Obama spoke in July 2008 in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, he told a rapturous German audience that peace and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." It...
  • On the Spot: Beware the phone and email scams

    On the Spot: Beware the phone and email scams
    Everybody seems to be having money troubles this summer. At home, we're getting constant calls from the Internal Revenue Service, demanding payment. At work, an area travel agent emailed to say that she'd been attacked by gunmen in Malaysia, where they'...
  • Iraqi army stalls in bid to retake Tikrit

    The Iraqi military’s push to retake the flash-point city of Tikrit faltered Sunday in a sign of the difficulties facing government forces as they attempt to wrest control of key areas of the country back from a determined Sunni Muslim insurgency....
  • Militants declare Islamic state in Iraq, Syria as Tikrit battle rages

    The Iraqi military faltered Sunday in its push to retake the tinderbox city of Tikrit from insurgents who declared that they had established a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the areas they control in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,...
  • U.S. sending 200 more troops to Iraq to boost security

    An additional 200 U.S. troops have arrived in Iraq to provide security for U.S. personnel and property, further boosting the American contingent there, the Pentagon said Monday. The troops, who arrived Sunday, are in addition to up to 300 special...