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Merkel triumphs in German vote but allies crushed

September 22, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, chairwoman of the Christian Democratic party CDU, holds a finger on her lips on the stage at the party headquarters after the national elections in Berlin Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives triumphed in Germany’s election Sunday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor...

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39 dead in Kenya mall attack; hostages still held

September 21, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Lyndsay, right, embraces daughter Julia and husband Nick, partially seen, in a reunion that came after the couple had been separated for three hours inside a mall under attack by al-Shabab terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The couple,...

Writer Carolyn Cassady of Beat generation dies

September 21, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

File-This Jan.16, 2006 file photo shows late Beat writer Neal Cassady’s daughter, Jami Cassady, left, his wife, Carolyn Cassady, center, and daughter, Cathy Cassady, smiling while visiting “The Beat Museum,” in the North Beach district of...

Assault on Iraq funeral, other attacks kill 96

September 21, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

People inspect the site of a double suicide bomb attack, in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr city in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Two suicide bombers, one in an explosives-laden car and the other on foot, hit a cluster of funeral tents packed with...

Lawmaker: Taliban abduction left her ‘even braver’

September 21, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, an Afghan female tailor works at her home on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Since July, several prominent women have been attacked in Afghanistan. Among them: two police officers who were killed in the...

US, Venezuela in overflight spat

September 20, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, right, and Foreign Minister Elias Jaua, acknowledge well-wishers from the balcony of the Foreign Ministry after meeting with South Africa’s foreign minister, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Jaua...

Syria sends watchdog chemical weapons inventory

September 20, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo released Saturday Aug. 31, 2013 by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, samples brought back by the U.N. chemical weapons inspection team are checked in upon their arrival at The Hague, Netherlands. Syria...

Pope blasts abortion after decrying focus on rules

September 20, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Pope Francis meets Hungary’s President Janos Ader, during a private audience at the Vatican, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Claudio Peri, Pool) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative...

Nintendo’s Yamauchi dies aged 85

September 20, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, June 12, 1992 file photo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, then-president of Japan’s Nintendo Co., answers questions during a news conference after he won the final approval to buy the Seattle Mariners at the company’s head office in...

Panel rules for Chevron in Ecuador Amazon case

September 20, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa shows his oil covered hand at the site of the Aguarico 4 oil field in Ecuador, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Correa visited the site to call attention to oil contamination in Ecuador’s Amazon region. Earlier this year,...