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No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

December 20, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. When the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba had their first phone conversation in more than 50 years, they were not at a loss for words. As President Barack Obama told [&hellip...

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Spy’s parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

December 19, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Sarraff family shows Rolando Sarraff Trujillo in an unknown location. After the speeches on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro, the Villa Marista prison staff in Cuba told the Sarraff...

Fed rate wording boosts Asian stock markets

December 18, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

The facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014 as oil prices tumbled again while investors waited for a U.S. Federal Reserve statement on monetary policy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)...

Palestinians set deadline for Israeli occupation

December 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

US Secretary of State John Kerry, second right, meets with Arab League secretary general Nabil El-Arabi, second from left, on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in London. The meeting was to discuss the ongoing peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians. (AP...

141 _ mostly children _ killed in Pakistan attack

December 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

A Pakistani injured student who survived a Taliban attack on a school that killed more than 100 people, admits at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai issued a statement in response to the...

Russia’s sinking economy becoming a global threat

December 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

People wait to exchange their currency as signs advertise the exchange rates at a currency exchange office in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20...

Asian stocks fall, China rises on stimulus hopes

December 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Traders confer as the review stock information at the New York Stock Exchange during early trading, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in New York. U.S. stocks opened broadly higher Monday following the biggest weekly losses in two and a half years. (AP Photo/Bebeto...

As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

December 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Workers decorate a New Year tree, in front of the St. Sophia Cathedral in central Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. New Year is widely celebrated as the most popular holiday in Ukraine with the Orhodox Christmas being celebrated on Jan. 7. (AP...

Kerry, Netanyahu meet as UN efforts heat up

December 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

US Secretary of State John Kerry, second left, is served a drink before talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, center right sitting, and British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, right sitting,...

Jailed Venezuela opposition leader rattles cage

December 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is flanked by Bolivarian National Guards after Lopez surrendered in Caracas, Venezuela. Locked up and denounced by Venezuela’s government as a terrorist, Lopez may be out of...