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  • Fowle back at Ohio home 'in good health' after detention in North Korea

    Fowle back at Ohio home 'in good health' after detention in North Korea
    American Jeffrey Fowle returned to his home in southern Ohio on Wednesday, with his lawyer saying he was in good health after a nearly half-year detention in reclusive North Korea. Fowle, 56, had been one of three Americans held by Pyongyang, which...
  • Wife: Undercover 'friends' pressured Austin man to join ISIS

    AUSTIN, Texas The wife of an Austin man who awaits sentencing on terrorism-related charges says he was pressured by federal informants into committing to travel to Turkey as a step toward joining a militia in Syria. Asked if her husband, Michael Todd...
  • Florida men held three years in Mexico on drug charges return to U.S.

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Two Florida boaters jailed in Mexico for three years after being arrested with $950,000 in cash returned to the United States on Wednesday, landing in Miami after they were exonerated of money-laundering and drug-trafficking charges,...
  • Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid

     Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid
    Senior Iraqi officials and commanders are calling for intensified U.S. airstrikes and more military aid, arguing that the 10-week-old American-led effort has been too modest to drive Islamic State fighters out of key towns and districts. The Iraqi...
  • Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade

    PHANG NGA Thailand (Reuters) - When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening. He never did. When he reported for work...
  • American Jeffrey Fowle unexpectedly freed by North Korea

    American Jeffrey Fowle unexpectedly freed by North Korea
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, Washington said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights...
  • Frida Ghitis: Peace between Israelis, Palestinians won't end Mideast extremism

    A few days ago I came across a 2008 interview with a renowned author in which, without going into detail, the writer spoke about the need for new ideas to solve "the conflict in the Middle East." It wasn't that many years ago when that was shorthand for...
  • Family greets Jeffrey Fowle in Ohio this morning

    DAYTON, Ohio Family members of Jeffrey Fowle emotionally greeted the West Carrollton, Ohio, man Wednesday morning after he spent more than five months as a detainee in North Korea. Fowle's three children and his wife, Tatyana, rushed to embrace him as...
  • North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle

    North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle
    North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, the White House said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record. North Korea has...
  • Storm-ravaged Canary Islands area may take weeks to clean up

    Canary Islands: Five people were killed and hundreds were evacuated from their homes on the popular tourist island of Tenerife after major storms caused flash floods and disrupted power throughout the area. Access to the island's main port also was cut...
  • Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of American

    BERLIN/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday there had been no deal with North Korea in the release of one of three detained Americans but that Washington was willing to resume talks if the reclusive country took steps...