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  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • Why no more outrage about UM open meetings violation? [Letter]

    Why no more outrage about UM open meetings violation? [Letter]
    Thank you for publishing the letter from Ralph Jaffe, "The real lesson of the UM's move to the Big 10" (Aug. 14). I was beginning to feel that this illegal closed, non-transparent and abrupt move by our university would be swept away without further...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • Pakistan opposition leader calls for tax boycott in anti-government protest

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Leading opposition politician Imran Khan urged Pakistanis on Sunday not to pay taxes or utility bills as a protest against the government and vowed to force the country's "corrupt" prime minister to step down this week. "After two...
  • Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe

    Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe
    With a week to go until the Democratic primary for governor, Charlie Crist is on the campaign trail in Democrat-rich South Florida, but he's not campaigning against his opponent. He's so focused on Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the November election...
  • Voting light at early sites and mail balloting

    Voting light at early sites and mail balloting
    Broward and Palm Beach County voters face critically important primaries and nonpartisan elections in one week, but so far people aren't rushing to their mailboxes to vote by mail or to the county's early voting sites. "It's very low," Palm Beach County...
  • Hamas: Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

    Hamas: Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war
    Hamas rejected on Saturday as insufficient offers made in Cairo to Palestinian negotiators seeking to end Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, and raised the possibility of renewed fighting when the current truce expires. Israel said it had also not...
  • South Sudan leaders show little appetite for peace deal: U.N.

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar show little interest in making a deal to end months of fighting that has brought the nation to the brink of "man-made" famine, U.N. Security Council envoys said during a...
  • Sharief hit with negative mailer

    Sharief hit with negative mailer
    Some election contests are friendly, some are civil, and then there's the race between Barbara Sharief and Alexandra Davis. We got a glimpse of the hostility at the Sun Sentinel editorial board. (See video, which is just as useful without sound, with...
  • Ukraine approves law on sanctions against Russia

    KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian parliament approved a law on Thursday to impose sanctions on Russian companies and individuals supporting and financing separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. The government has already prepared a list of 172 citizens of...
  • Quinn wants Rauner running mate to apologize to cows for 'tipping' remark

    Quinn wants Rauner running mate to apologize to cows for 'tipping' remark
    SPRINGFIELD --- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is milking an Upstate-Downstate kerfuffle with Republican Bruce Rauner's running mate over an udderly moooo-ving issue: Cow Tipping. Quinn suggested Republican lieutenant governor candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti...