June 18, 2013 RSS feed / World

Karzai: Afghan troops take lead to secure country

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghan forces have taken over the lead from the U.S.-led NATO coalition for security nationwide, President Hamid Karzai announced today in a significant milestone in the 12-year war. More...

New form of protest in Turkey: silence

ISTANBUL (AP) — After weeks of sometimes violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance: standing still and silent. More...

Iran’s Rowhani urges ‘path of moderation’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s newly elected president says he will follow a “path of moderation” and urges his country not to be held back by past policies, emphasizing messages from Western leaders since his victory that have br More...

Cameron: G-8 must push for Syrian peace

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland Russia, like all leading industrial governments, has a responsibility to push opposed factions in Syria’s civil war to the negotiating table as rapidly as possible and not to back a government that slaughters its More...

Vietnam arrests well-known blogger

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested one of the country’s best known bloggers for posting criticism of the communist government, intensifying a crackdown against Internet fuelled dissent in the one-party, authoritarian st More...

Turkey protests enter key phase

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Activists leading a sit-in in a coveted Istanbul park today were considering a promise made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in talks with activists overnight to let courts — and a potential referendum — More...

Jailed Nobel’s wife pens letter to Xi

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of China’s jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner has written an open letter to new Chinese leader Xi Jinping to protest an 11-year prison term given to her brother, the family’s lawyer said today. More...

Site raided; linked to purported crack video

TORONTO (AP) — Police have conducted a series of early morning raids targeting a gang that operates at an apartment complex that is linked to a video purportedly showing the mayor of Toronto smoking crack cocaine. More...

China’s Shenzhou-10 docks with space lab

BEIJING (AP) — China’s latest manned space capsule docked with an orbiting space station Thursday, and the three astronauts climbed aboard what will be their home for the next week, state media reported. More...

Syrian rebels fight for key army base

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels battled regime forces today for control of a key military base in the central Hama province after chasing soldiers out and setting fire to installations there, activists said. More...

Strike snarls France and British airports

PARIS (AP) — A strike by air traffic controllers is snarling flights around France today, as workers protest a plan to simplify Europe’s patchwork airspace and open up more air traffic duties to private enterprise. More...

Suicide attacks kill 24 people in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say the casualty toll from a double-suicide bombing attack in and around a Shiite mosque in Baghdad has risen to 24 killed and 52 wounded. More...

U.S.-Russia divided over Syria solution

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — The leaders of major economic powers are declaring themselves dedicated to a political solution to Syria’s bloody civil war, even as President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin stake ou More...

New laws affect scrap yards, online shops  Free Access 

AUGUSTA The Legislature’s approval of the state budget, Medicaid expansion and a plan to pay the hospitals’ debt have been getting most of the attention, but lawmakers have quietly passed scores of bills outside of state finances through More...

Iran’s leader jabs U.S. as vote begins

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader gave a salty rebuke today to U.S. More...

A350 flight reopens wide-body race

PARIS (AP) — The Airbus A350 has taken off on its maiden flight, setting the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing in the long-haul wide-body aircraft market. More...

U.K. accuses Google of dodging taxes

LONDON (AP) — An influential committee of British lawmakers accused search company Google of dodging its taxes on Thursday in a scathing report that said the U.S. More...

U.N.: Population to reach 8.1B in 2025

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world’s population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in developing countries and more than half in Africa. More...

Duchess formally names cruise liner

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge has officially named a cruise liner at a gala ceremony. More...

Syrian rebel attack kills 60 Shiites

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have attacked a village in the country’s east, killing dozens of Shiites, mostly progovernment fighters, activists said today. More...