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  • Jewish leaders ask Congress for help fighting anti-Semitism abroad

    WASHINGTON Amid rising concerns about anti-Semitism in Europe, several Jewish leaders testified before Congress on Tuesday, calling on the United States to take action in stopping violence against Jews. Dan Asmussen, the president of the Danish Jewish...
  • Germany, France, Italy to join Chinese-led Asian bank

    Germany, France and Italy followed Britain on Tuesday in announcing that they plan to join a proposed Chinese-led Asian regional bank, swinging Europe's biggest economic powers behind a project that is viewed with concern in Washington. Britain last week...
  • UK, drugmakers establish $100M Alzheimer's venture fund

    Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade. The new...
  • Germany's Merkel to discuss energy cooperation on Japan trip

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she plans to use her upcoming trip to Japan to discuss how Berlin and Tokyo can cooperate to expand the use of renewable energy. Merkel will visit Japan on Monday and Tuesday as part of a series of bilateral...
  • Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

    A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said. Alaska State Troopers said Alexander Hellweger, of Sand in Taufers in northern Italy, died Sunday at Lake George...
  • Islamic State militants: 'Countdown has begun' for Japanese hostages

    Islamic State militants: 'Countdown has begun' for Japanese hostages
    Prayers were offered Friday at Tokyo's largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants who had demanded a $200 million ransom for their release. Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group posted an online...
  • Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages

    Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages
    The deadline to pay a ransom for two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group or risk their deaths loomed Friday, with no signs of progress on securing their release. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened his National Security Council to discuss how to...
  • Snow monkeys

    Snow monkeys
    Animal assignments are and always have been my favorite assignments. So I was thrilled yesterday when I got assigned to photograph the media sneak preview of the new Regenstein Macaque Forest exhibit at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The new group of eight...
  • At G-20 summit, U.S. likely to press others to help lift global economy

    At G-20 summit, U.S. likely to press others to help lift global economy
    As President Obama and other world leaders arrive Saturday in Brisbane, Australia, for the annual G-20 summit, they will face a daunting challenge: steering a global economy that has seen most of its major players slowing down. One notable exception...
  • How a timid West let Russia regroup

    How a timid West let Russia regroup
    Looking back over the past quarter-century, it isn't easy to name a Western policy that can truly be described as a success. The impact of Western development aid is debatable. Western interventions in the Middle East have been disastrous. But one...
  • Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event

    Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event
    Under the pall of another territorial crisis in Europe, President Obama and a cast of world leaders tried to set aside grievances Friday to commemorate the common cause and military might that turned the tide of war against global oppression seven decades...