Showing Archived Posts

Obama Previews Jobs Plan Ahead of Speech to Congress

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 6:36 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.S. President Barack Obama has praised American workers on the country’s Labor Day holiday, while calling on his opponents to join him in supporting new spending to fix roads and bridges and extend a national payroll tax cut. The president made his comments Monday during a speech before a friendly audience in Michigan. The state […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in Americas

Turkey Expels Senior Israeli Diplomats

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Turkey is ordering all senior Israeli diplomats out of the country by Wednesday in a deepening rift between the two countries. The move comes after Turkey last week expelled the Israeli ambassador and downgraded diplomatic relations. Israel refuses to apologize for the deaths of eight Turkish citizens and a Turkish-American during last year’s Israeli raid […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Japan Typhoon Death Toll Rises to 37

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The death toll from a strong typhoon that hit central and western Japan Saturday has risen to 37, while rescuers search for more than 50 people reported missing. Authorities say the number of victims is set to rise after torrential rains brought by Typhoon Talas caused floods and landslides. Numerous homes, buildings and bridges were […]

Tags: , , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Texas Suffering from Out-of-control Wildfires

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 5:41 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in Texas by out-of-control wildfires. More than 60 separate fires have been reported. Texas is suffering its worst drought in decades. The parched earth has fueled the fires, worsened by winds from Tropical Storm Lee which came ashore Sunday in the bordering state of Louisiana. Texas Governor Rick Perry, […]

Tags: , , Posted in Americas

Bodies of Missing Germans Found in Afghanistan

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Afghan authorities say the bodies of two Germans who disappeared last month while hiking in the Hindu Kush mountains north of Kabul have been found. Police chief of Parwan province, Sher Ahmad Maladani, said a rescue team found the bullet-riddled bodies late Monday in a remote area near the Salang Pass. German Foreign Minister Guido […]

Tags: , , , Posted in South Asia

India’s PM Visits Bangladesh

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh begins a two-day visit to Bangladesh Tuesday aimed at improving bilateral relations. It is the first such visit by an Indian leader to the neighboring country since 1999. Mr. Singh is due to hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, on a wide range of issues. Indian officials say […]

Tags: , Posted in South Asia

Mubarak Trial Resumes With Mayhem, Police Testimony

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A senior police officer has testified in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that he was not aware of any order to shoot live ammunition at protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during the uprising that led to the president’s ouster. General Hussein Moussa said at the resumption of Mr. Mubarak’s trial Monday that […]

Tags: , , Posted in Middle East

French Judge: Ex-President Chirac Not Required to Attend Corruption Trial

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A French court has ruled the corruption trial of former President Jacques Chirac will go ahead in his absence after his lawyers said he was too ill to attend. Judge Dominique Pauthe said Monday he took into account an appeal by Mr. Chirac’s defense team, and said he is not required to attend the long-awaited […]

Tags: , , , , , Posted in Europe

2 Prominent Indians Arrested in Mining Scandal

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a powerful politician and a businessman in connection with illegal iron ore mining in mineral-rich Karnataka state. Indian officials said federal agents raided the home of former minister in Karnataka state, G. Janardhana Reddy, early Monday and also arrested his cousin, managing director of the family-run Obulapuram mining […]

Tags: , , , Posted in South Asia

Syria Grants Red Cross Access to Damascus Prison

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The International Committee of the Red Cross says Syria has given it access to a detention facility in the country for the first time since opposition activists launched a pro-democracy uprising in March. ICRC chief Jakob Kellenberger said Monday the Syrian government allowed a Red Cross delegation traveling with him to visit the Damascus central […]

Tags: , , Posted in Middle East