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  • Nebraska Supreme Court tosses lawsuit challenging route of Keystone XL pipeline

    Nebraska's highest court threw out a challenge Friday to a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, even though a majority of judges agreed the landowners who sued should have won their case. The decision removes a major roadblock for the $8...
  • A double blow to Obama's oil pipeline resistance: Court and House undercut opposition

    In a double blow, the newly empowered Republican-led Congress and the Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday undercut President Barack Obama's opposition to the long Keystone XL oil pipeline. But the White House, which issued a veto threat earlier in the week,...
  • South Korea deports Korean-American woman accused of praising rival North Korea

    A Korean-American woman accused of praising rival North Korea in a recent lecture was deported from South Korea on Saturday, in the latest in a series of cases that critics say infringe on the country's freedom of speech. The Korea Immigration Service...
  • Amnesty Int'l: hundreds killed in Nigeria attack, "deadliest massacre" by Boko Haram

    Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram. Mike Omeri, the government...
  • France to hold emergency meeting to avert terror attacks

    France to hold emergency meeting to avert terror attacks
    Key members of the French government will meet Saturday morning to decide on new measures aimed at thwarting a repeat of the attacks in Paris that culminated in a massacre of 12 people at a satirical newspaper, and a supermarket bloodbath that left four...
  • French security forces kill gunmen to end terror rampage; 20 dead in 3 days of violence

    With explosions and gunfire, security forces Friday ended three days of terror around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper and an accomplice who seized hostages at a kosher supermarket...
  • Paris violence may portend upmanship between Al Qaeda group, Islamic State

    Paris violence may portend upmanship between Al Qaeda group, Islamic State
    The remote Persian Gulf nation of Yemen has been frequently mentioned this week after the attack on a magazine office in Paris, especially after a spokesman for Al Qaeda's affiliate there appeared Friday to claim responsibility for the attack as...
  • 'Black November' dives into the oil-soaked disaster that is Nigeria

    Well, their hearts were in the right place. "Black November" is a preachy, theatrical "message" thriller about the treachery, greed and petro-colonialism are turning Nigeria into a failed state. It's a film of wild-eyed declarations and declamations,...
  • Kazakhstan took in 5 Guantanamo captives as asylum seekers

    MIAMI The government of Kazakhstan said it accepted five cleared Guantanamo detainees from the Obama administration last month as asylum seekers. The Pentagon sent the three Yemenis and two Tunisians from the base in southeast Cuba for resettlement in...
  • US weighs cutting aid to Palestinians over ICC move; says Israeli response 'raises tensions'

    The Obama administration said Monday it was reviewing its annual $440 million aid package to the Palestinians because of their effort to join the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel. At the same time, however, the U....
  • Combat may be over but our troops have not finished yet: Mary Sanchez

    Nearly six years into his presidency, one would hope that President Obama would have learned not to make promises he can't keep. Yet, there was Obama in the final days of December to proclaim "the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible...