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  • A vote for peace in Colombia

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on June 19: As internal strife with guerrilla forces rages in many parts of the world, on Sunday the people of Colombia cast a vote for peace and continuity. In a heated runoff, they reelected...
  • Obama's Iraq mistake [Editorial]

    Obama's Iraq mistake  [Editorial]
    Under intense pressure to do something about the collapsing Iraqi state, President Barack Obama announced that he will send up to 300 special operations forces there to assess the situation and provide training and support to Iraq's armed forces....
  • Saudi king visits Egypt in sign of solidarity for el-Sissi

    RIYADH Saudi King Abdullah arrived Friday in Cairo on a visit aimed at showing solidarity for recently elected President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. State televised live images of el-Sissi boarding Abdullah's plane to welcome him during the Saudi monarch's...
  • Felipe VI is proclaimed king of Spain, succeeding his father

    Felipe VI is proclaimed king of Spain, succeeding his father
    Felipe VI was sworn in Thursday as Spain's new king, bringing a fresh face to the Spanish monarchy at a time when its popularity ratings have hit historic lows. The 46-year-old monarch took an oath and was then proclaimed king, without a formal...
  • Felipe sworn in as monarch as he professes love for Spain

    MADRID Spain's newly proclaimed King Felipe VI in a speech before parliament Thursday said he loved his country with all his heart, calling Spain a "great nation." "I will always have the common good (of the country) in mind," the new head of state...
  • EU top negotiator to use summer to seek Russia gas price truce

    By Barbara Lewis and Tom Körkemeier BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's top negotiator in the gas price row between Russia and Ukraine is working to bring the two sides together again before mid-July, but said a weekend of bloodshed in Ukraine had...
  • National Jerky Day: #MeatRushmore, a Mt. Rushmore replica made of jerky

    National Jerky Day: #MeatRushmore, a Mt. Rushmore replica made of jerky
    Thursday is National Jerky Day, and to celebrate, Jack Link's jerky has created some familiar faces out of jerky. The Wisconsin-based company constructed a giant replica of Mount Rushmore, bringing together George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore...
  • 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...
  • Brazilians, angry at cost, in a sour mood as World Cup opens

    VILA CARMOSINA, Brazil On the eve of international soccer's once-every-four-years celebration of the world's most popular sport, 65-year-old Caetano De Carvalho is in a prime location, or so it would seem. This working-class suburb of Sao Paulo, where...
  • Brazil Police Fear Protest Violence As World Cup Opens Thursday

    SAO PAULO — Brazilian police fear street demonstrations will erupt in violence prior to the World Cup's opening game on Thursday in Sao Paulo, as intelligence indicates a few hundred protesters will try to block roads leading to the stadium. Police...
  • Petro Poroshenko taking the reins of a deeply divided Ukraine

    "Welcome to hell." That was acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's greeting to fellow citizens when he was named in late February to hold the besieged and indebted country together until a new president could be elected. But even with...