Showing Archived Posts

Britain To Celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Buckingham Palace announced Thursday that Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her 60 years on the throne next year with events including street parties and a 1,000-boat flotilla along London’s Thames River led by the queen on a royal barge. The four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration from June 2 to June 5, 2012, will also feature a carriage […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Fighting in Somali Capital Kills 17

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

New clashes in Somalia’s capital have killed at least 17 people, as pro-government troops continue to battle militants for control of a popular commercial site. Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers are trying to take Mogadishu’s Bakara market from al-Shabab insurgents. Medical officials say heavy fighting between the two sides Thursday has also […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

NATO Says Forces Capture Bin Laden Associate in Afghanistan

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

NATO says Afghan and coalition troops have captured an al-Qaida facilitator who was a former associate of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. In a statement Thursday, NATO said the man was captured in the Nahr-e Shahi area of northern Balkh province, but did not give his name. The coalition said the Pakistan-based man planned attacks […]

Tags: , , Posted in South Asia

France Offers to Host Middle East Peace Talks

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

France is trying to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians before the Palestinians are expected to submit a petition to the United Nations in September for statehood recognition. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says his country wants to host peace talks in Paris before the end of July. He announced the proposal on […]

US Senator Meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Burmese Capital

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.S. Senator John McCain — in Burma to assess prospects for democratic reforms — has promised opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi continued U.S. support for efforts to bring democracy to the Southeast Asian nation. McCain met Thursday with the pro-democracy leader in Rangoon for about an hour. Afterward, in comments to reporters, Aung San […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Lawyer Says Mladic Was Treated for Cancer

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The lawyer for Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic says he has medical records showing the former general was treated for cancer two years ago at a Serbian hospital. Attorney Milos Saljic Thursday said Mladic suffered from lymph node cancer and underwent treatment for it in 2009. Saljic previously said his 69-year-old client has […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

US Stocks Rise

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.S. stock market indexes rose in Thursday’s early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 moved up one-tenth of a percent while the NASDAQ gained two-tenths of a percent. European stock markets were lower in afternoon trading. London’s Financial Times 100 index lost eight-tenths of a percent, the CAC 40 in Paris […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Economy

US Blasts Call from International Panel to Legalize Some Drugs

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The United States is dismissing as “silly” a new report that calls on governments to fight the use of illegal drugs by making some of them legal. The Office of National Drug Control Policy says drug addiction is a disease that can be treated successfully. A spokesman with the agency says drug use in the […]

Tags: , , Posted in US

US Jobless Claims Fall Slightly

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The number of Americans signing up for unemployment compensation dropped slightly last week. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed a decline of 6,000 first-time applications. The decrease leaves the nationwide total of people applying for jobless aid at 422,000, higher than the level seen in a healthy job market. Government experts plan to publish […]

Tags: , Posted in Economy

At Least 250 Fleeing Libya Missing off Tunisia

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Tunisian rescuers combed the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday for some 200 migrants reported missing after a vessel they were aboard ran into problems in rough waters off the Tunisian coast. At least 570 people were rescued from the boat off the southern Tunisian port of Sfax. Some have been hospitalized and at least three people […]

Tags: , Posted in Middle East