Investigators Chase ‘Every Angle’ In Missing Jet
The search operation has involved 34 aircraft and 40 ships from several countries covering a 50-nautical mile radius from the point the plane vanished from radar screens between Malaysia and Vietnam.
After Years Of Famine, Somali Farmers Now Supplying Grain For Hunger Relief Programs
Conflicts and droughts have crippled Somali farmers’ ability to feed their country, but with help from several governmental and non-governmental aid groups, things are improving for the Horn of Africa nation.
Dalai Lama: China ‘Great’ But Government ‘Harmful’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Dalai Lama called China a “great nation” but criticized its governmental system as “harmful” during an address Friday at Washington’s National Cathedral The Buddhist spiritual leader said that Tibetans are willing to remain part of China, though with greater autonomy to preserve their culture and environment. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders have welcomed the Nobel laureate during his U.S. visit, angering Beijing which regards
Ukrainians Urge US, EU To Get On Same Wavelength
PARIS (AP) — Two potential Ukrainian presidential contenders are urging the U.S. and European Union to stick to a single, tough stance against Russia over its military incursion into Crimea. While Washington is imposing sanctions and strongly criticizing Moscow, the EU has taken softer measures. Some European countries are wary of antagonizing Russia, a major energy supplier and trade partner, and anything that might lead to war on this continent. Former boxer Vitali Klitschko and magnate Petro
Venezuelan Middle Class Seeks Refuge In Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Carlos Salamanca fled Venezuela’s growing political turmoil in January with his wife, two teenage children and $7,000. Two months into their journey to the United States, he and his wife are sleeping most nights in an old, worn Nissan. Salamanca had no family or business contacts in the U.S. No property he’d purchased on a previous trip. No idea where the children might attend school. “Once we started getting threats, we couldn’t take it anymore,” he
Another Year, Another Increase In China’s Military Budget
The East Asian powerhouse intends to spend around $132 billion on military expenditures in 2014 -- far below the $526 billion the U.S. will spend in its fiscal year 2014 military budget.
Militant Grip Transforms, Terrorizes Syrian City
BEIRUT (AP) — Once a vibrant, religiously mixed community, Syria’s eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former self, terrorized by hard-line militants who have turned it into the nucleus of their vision for the Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq. In rare interviews with The Associated Press, residents and activists in Raqqa describe a city where fear prevails. Music has been banned, Christians have to pay an Islamic tax for protection, people are executed
U.S. Legislators To Punish Putin Frack More
Some legislators are pushing for LNG exports to weaken Russia's energy grip on Ukraine
Transatlantic Corporate Deal Maybe Boon To Fracking Expansion
Report warns that proposed NAFTA-style corporate tribunals could beat back community efforts to ban this controversial practice