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Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

February 1, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

The shadow of Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem is cast on a wall as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits to greets him during their meeting in Athens, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Dijsselbloem is in Athens for talks with Greece’s new left wing government after it promised to renege on key bailout commitments required for repayment [&hellip...

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Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

February 1, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A woman walks past a poster of animation “Assassination Classroom” in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood – or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in...

Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

February 1, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this picture taken Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, a Syrian Kurdish sniper looks at the rubble in the Syrian city of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani. The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian...

IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique

January 31, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, a passerby is silhouetted against a large TV screen broadcasting a news program in Tokyo reporting on a video posted on YouTube by jihadists on Tuesday, Jan. 27, that purports to show a still photo of...

Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram

January 31, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan points as he speaks to supporters in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government’s failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan’s...

Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

January 30, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Japan’s Defense Minister Gen Nakatani answers reporters’ questions at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) TOKYO (AP) — A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner...

Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

January 29, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A man comforts the wife of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, during a protest in front of the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Jordan on Wednesday offered a precedent-setting...

North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

January 29, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

This Jan. 2, 2015, image provided by Airbus Defense and Space, Spot Image, and Pleiades – CNES via 38 North, a website specializing in analysis of North Korea, at the U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies...

Naomi Campbell steals show at couture as Bruni is mobbed

January 29, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A model wears a creation for Valentino’s Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) PARIS (AP) — Singer Carla Bruni, actress Catherine Deneuve and burlesque performer...

Japan’s Abe calls latest hostage deadline ‘despicable’

January 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

This still image taken from a video posted on YouTube by jihadists on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, purports to show a still photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto holding what appears to be a photo of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh. Both are...