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President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on Syria, G-8

President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on Syria, G-8

May 13, AP – Iran, the Mideast peace process, counterterrorism and trade are other likely topics for Monday’s meeting. The U.S. and Russia agreed last week to arrange an international conference to bring representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and the opposition to the negotiating table. There is no date yet, but such talks […]

May 13, 2013 | By More
UN rights chief alarmed over Syrian troop buildup

UN rights chief alarmed over Syrian troop buildup

BEIRUT (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official expressed concern Friday that a Syrian troop buildup around a besieged, rebel-held town in western Syria could lead to more atrocities if the area is overrun. Qusair is strategically important to the regime because it links the capital, Damascus, with the coastal region, where regime loyalists […]

May 10, 2013 | By More
SKorea spokesman fired over ‘disgraceful incident’

SKorea spokesman fired over ‘disgraceful incident’

South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye fired her chief spokesman because of what her office said Friday was a “disgraceful incident” during Park’s trip to the United States, in what could be a domestic blow after an otherwise widely praised appearance in Washington. Without elaborating, the presidential Blue House said on its […]

May 10, 2013 | By More
Obama issues pardons to 17 for minor offenses

Obama issues pardons to 17 for minor offenses

President Barack Obama on Friday issued pardons for 17 people, largely for minor offenses. Those receiving pardons came from 13 states and had been sentenced for crimes that included falsely altering a money order, unauthorized acquisition of food stamps, drug violations, and possession of an unregistered firearm. No one well-known was on the list released […]

March 2, 2013 | By More