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  • Obama can't fix everything

    Obama can't fix everything
    Re "Obama's foreign policy goals founder," April 26 It never ceases to amaze me how President Obama is held responsible for events he did not cause and over which he has no control. He apparently is expected to force Russia to retreat on Ukraine....
  • Merkel asks Putin's help in freeing European hostages in Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to urge him to use his influence with pro-Russia militants holding seven European military observers hostage in eastern Ukraine, official sources in Berlin and Moscow...
  • Iranian President Rouhani supports more workers' rights in speech

    Iranian President Rouhani supports more workers' rights in speech
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced support for increased workers’ rights in a May Day speech Thursday at a packed basketball stadium, but opposition websites reported that 20 workers were detained while en route to a separate labor rally....
  • White House report on data collection calls for privacy protections

    White House report on data collection calls for privacy protections
    A new White House report on privacy and data collection says the mass collection of information is “saving lives” but calls for additional safeguards in how personal information is stored and collected. The report, issued Thursday, is the...
  • Brazil's president raises welfare payments ahead of election

    Brazil's president raises welfare payments ahead of election
    President Dilma Rousseff announced increases in payments for Brazil's poorest citizens in honor of the country's May 1st celebrations as she gears up to campaign for reelection in October. Rousseff used a nationally televised speech Tuesday to defend...
  • State-by-state differences in Obamacare enrollment could affect rates

    State-by-state differences in Obamacare enrollment could affect rates
    WASHINGTON — Sign-ups for insurance through President Obama's health law varied widely across the country in the first year for the online marketplaces, according to a government report released Thursday that shows consumers flocked to coverage in...
  • Resentment is growing within the EU ranks

    Resentment is growing within the EU ranks
    Fringe groups in Germany have a harrowing history. But the latest one, says Hugh Bronson, has the right idea. Founded last year, the protest party Alternative for Germany has made a splash with its ominous warnings of Germany being held back by the...
  • Mexico officials answer Alfonso Cuaron's Pemex questions

    Mexico officials answer Alfonso Cuaron's Pemex questions
    As the potentially landmark reform of Mexico's state-owned oil industry hurtled toward a make-or-break deadline this week, an influential voice of criticism sounded from an unlikely quarter. Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron, whose film "Gravity"...
  • CdM student chosen conference delegate

    For the first time in six years, a Corona del Mar High School student will serve as a delegate at the YMCA's Youth and Government Conference on National Affairs. Matilda Bress, a junior at CdM, is one of 25 California students who will travel to North...
  • Whatever happened to free-speech panic?

    After the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, members of the American left found one thing they could all agree on: America's Our First Amendment rights were in peril. The American Prospect insisted on Sept. 12, when the rubble was still burning and the dead...
  • Discovering new passions in retirement

    Discovering new passions in retirement
    When Joe Marsala was a kid in Texas, an excitable neighbor would call him over regularly to see a special new plant she had found. After a career as a computer scientist and a mathematician, primarily for the Department of Defense, the Lothian retiree can...