As Greece and EU Clash, Clues on Deal Emerge
Wall Street JournalAs Greece and EU Clash, Clues on Deal EmergeWall Street JournalATHENS—Greece's finance minister and a representative of its European creditors exchanged grimaces, tough rhetoric and a frosty farewell on Friday, capping a week in which Athens's new antiausterity government roiled its eurozone paymasters almost ...Greek finance minister: 'It's not about who will blink first'BBC NewsThe Syriza shockThe News InternationalGreece warned against reversing austerity as it rejects bailout administratorseuronewsWashington Post (blog) -Daily Mail -Sky Newsall 1,699 news articles »
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 8:32 pm
Africa seeks Boko Haram fighting force as
Sydney Morning HeraldAfrica seeks Boko Haram fighting force as Chad captures townSydney Morning HeraldAddis Ababa, Ethiopia: Chadian forces captured a Nigerian border town from Boko Haram as African leaders seek a strengthened multinational force to help combat the growing Islamist insurgency. Chad's military liberated the north-east town of Malam Fatori, ...Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko HaramSTLtoday.comNigeria's in-your-face corruption may be fueling Boko Haram terrorismLos Angeles Times123 Boko Haram Militants, 3 Soldiers Killed in Cameroon: Chad MilitaryNDTVThe Nation Newspaper -Jerusalem Post Israel News -The Globe and Mailall 1,187 news articles »
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 8:26 pm
Battles Intensify Near Kirkuk; Twin Blasts
Voice of AmericaBattles Intensify Near Kirkuk; Twin Blasts Rock BaghdadVoice of AmericaCAIRO—. Fierce fighting erupted Friday between Islamic State militants and Kurdish Peshmerga forces near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Officials say a senior Kurdish commander and at least eight of his fighters were killed. Meanwhile, at least 27 people ...US strike kills IS weapons expertSydney Morning HeraldIS chemical weapons expert killed, says US militaryBBC NewsIS chemical weapons expert killed in airstrike in Iraq: USHindustan TimesFox News -New York Timesall 678 news articles »
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 8:21 pm
Dozens dead in bombing of mosque in Pakistan
Irish TimesDozens dead in bombing of mosque in PakistanIrish TimesAn explosion ripped through a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan during weekly prayers yesterday, killing more than 40 people and wounding at least 50 in an apparent suicide attack, hospital officials said. The bombing, in Shikarpur, about 480km north of ...Step up efforts to combat terror, Ban tells PakThe HinduBlast in Pakistan: Death toll in Shia mosque suicide bombing rises to 61The Indian ExpressShikarpur carnage: Sindh declares day of mourningThe Express TribuneWall Street Journal -Press TV -New York Timesall 663 news articles »
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 7:31 pm
Mugabe Dismisses Male-Female Equality -
Voice of AmericaMugabe Dismisses Male-Female EqualityVoice of AmericaJOHANNESBURG—. "It's not possible that women can be at par with men," said the incoming chairman of the African Union, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. He made the controversial comment in Addis Ababa on the eve the African Union summit, ...and more »
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 7:17 pm
Islamic State hostage drama reveals 'chink
Experts say there is a change in the extremist group's propaganda technique.
Posted on 31 January 2015 | 12:30 am
First lady defends 'American Sniper' at
NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 5:34 pm
Hagel: U.S. ground troops could be needed in
Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says all options must be considered in Iraq.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 4:54 pm
Texas Governor to declare 'Chris Kyle Day'
(Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday he would officially declare Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in the state, in honor of the late Navy Seal sharpshooter portrayed in the film "American Sniper." The movie, starring Bradley Cooper as Kyle who was killed by a disgruntled U.S. veteran on a Texas gun range in 2013, has been a box office hit as well as a flashpoint of debate between liberals and conservatives. Abbott, a Republican, made the announcement during a speech at the Texans Veterans of Foreign Affairs Mid-Winter Convention in Austin, according to a statement from the governor's office. "In honor of a Texas son, a Navy SEAL and an American hero – a man who defended his brothers and sisters in arms on and off the battlefield – I am declaring February 2nd Chris Kyle Day in Texas," Abbott said during the speech, according to the statement.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 9:58 pm
San Francisco police detain two over body
San Francisco police said on Friday night they had detained two people in connection with a case involving a suitcase full of body parts discovered on a downtown street earlier this week. An anonymous tip offered around 7:30 p.m. local time led officers to the Tenderloin neighborhood where they found the individuals, one of whom was identified earlier on Friday as a person of interest in the homicide case, San Francisco Police spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan said. The San Francisco Chronicle said the city medical examiner determined that the remains belonged to a "light-skinned male," but neither an identity nor cause of death could be immediately established.
Posted on 31 January 2015 | 12:09 am