Kerry cites some progress in Mideast diplomacy

January 4, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat make a statement to the press after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Kerry said Israelis and Palestinians are committed to settling their differences and are...

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Bangladesh vote unlikely to stem wave of violence

January 4, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Bangladeshi election officials check ballot papers and other election materials at a distribution center a day before general elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The run-up to Sunday’s general election in Bangladesh has been marked...

Rescued passengers head for open Antarctic water

January 2, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided China’s official Xinhnua News Agency, passengers from the trapped Russian vessel MV Akademik Shokalskiy, seen at right, prepare to board the Chinese helicopter Xueying 12 in the Antarctic Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. A helicopter...

2 newspapers call for clemency for Edward Snowden

January 2, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS – FILE – A TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Sunday, June 23, 2013....

South Sudan peace talks to open in Ethiopia

January 2, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Displaced boys who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, sit around a fire at dusk as they prepare to sleep in the open at night in the town of Awerial, South Sudan Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. The...

Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

January 2, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2013 file photo Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic Jamal Al Jamal is pictured in Prague, Czech Republic. Jamal Al Jamal, who was injured in an explosion in his residence in Prague-Suchdol, has died in a hospital on...