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  • After kidnappings, beheadings, how dangerous is it out there for travelers?

    After kidnappings, beheadings, how dangerous is it out there for travelers?
    The beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were as tragic as they were revolting, but they existed in something of a logical context. Both men were covering a war zone that few journalists (including me) have the guts to cover. There were risks, and they knew it. Foley previously had been detained for more than a month in Libya and saw a colleague killed. Still, he returned to the region.
  • Kerry calls for Hong Kong restraint, China says not to meddle

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called for Hong Kong to show restraint toward pro-democracy protesters, while his Chinese counterpart said countries should not meddle in China's internal affairs. "The Chinese...

    U.S. to press China's foreign minister on Hong Kong rights

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's foreign minister was expected to hear calls from U.S. leaders for Beijing's restraint over mass pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong when he meets U.S. government leaders in Washington on Wednesday. Wang Yi met with Defense...

    Indebted to America, Kosovo struggles to curb Islamist recruits

    KACANIK Kosovo (Reuters) - Born in Germany, Blerim Heta moved to his parents' native Kosovo as a 10-year-old boy in the wake of a NATO air war in 1999 to save the territory's ethnic Albanians from Serbian repression. They settled in Urosevac, where U.S....

    Obama, India premier reach agreements on climate change, other issues

    Obama, India premier reach agreements on climate change, other issues
    They never actually broke bread together, but President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a small step toward warmer relations Tuesday when they agreed to work together on climate change, one of the most contentious issues facing the...