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  • Eurozone unemployment figures hit a new high

     
    Europe’s economic gloom deepened Wednesday on the back of news that unemployment in the 17-nation Eurozone hit another record high in September as the region’s debt crisis continued to sap the confidence of business owners, investors and...
  • Afghan commission sets presidential election for April 2014

     
    The Afghan government announced Wednesday that presidential and provincial elections will be held in April 2014 -- a critical step demanded by an international community eager for signs of stability in Afghanistan. The date, April 5, 2014, was hailed as...
  • Two new settler outposts go up in West Bank, activists report

     
    Two new outposts of settlers have gone up in the West Bank in recent months, according to a report by the Israeli anti-settlement organization Peace Now. The organization noted that unlike the usual makeshift set-up of such outposts, these come complete...
  • Clinton discloses West's effort to help reshape Syria opposition

     
    The Obama administration and allies have begun an effort to reshape the Syria opposition to give a bigger role to front-line fighters, a smaller one to exiles, and to exclude entirely Islamic radicals, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said....
  • Bashar Assad: To live and die in Syria

     
    Syrian President Bashar Assad says he has no intention of leaving Syria, despite demands from Washington and elsewhere that he relinquish power....
  • Obama reportedly planning Myanmar visit this month

     
    Obama Myanmar : President Obama Reportedly Visiting Myanmar This Month...
  • Attacks in Afghanistan leave at least 20 people dead

     
    Bombings killed 20 people around Afghanistan on Thursday as insurgents targeted Afghan security forces but left a number of civilians dead....
  • HSBC to Pay $1.9 Billion for Laundering Money

    HSBC to Pay $1.9 Billion for Laundering Money
    Global banking giant HSBC will pay $1.92 billion in a record settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve money-laundering allegations. The U.S. Treasury said Tuesday that HSBC allowed hundreds of millions of dollars from Mexican drug trafficking...
  • The Latest: Crusading for 'Sight'; the same old Sense

    The Latest: Crusading for 'Sight'; the same old Sense
    Hope in Sight Aisha Simjee, MD White Spruce Press; 240 pages Aisha Simjee is a tough cookie. On her first mission trip as an ophthalmologist, the Newport Beach resident flew to Guyana and set up her equipment in an unused school building. Shortly...
  • President Obama Makes Historic Visit to Myanmar

    President Obama Makes Historic Visit to Myanmar
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, praising the courage of fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi while also providing a symbolic nod to initial reforms in a nation once...
  • Clinton's final lap turns into a sprint

    When Air Force One landed in Myanmar on a muggy morning earlier this week, President Barack Obama made a point of having his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at his side as he descended to the tarmac. The three-nation trip was likely the last...
  • 6.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Myanmar

    6.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Myanmar
    MYANMAR -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck north-central Myanmar early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was reported to be only 6.2 miles deep. The agency originally reported the magnitude to be 7.0 but revised that number...