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Smokers in Italy hit with new fines to protect the young

February 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A man puts out a cigarette before entering a bar in Rome in this, Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 file photo. Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros ($600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman _ or if they toss a cigarette butt on [&hellip...

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South Korea warns North Korea not to launch satellite

February 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

South Koreans watch a TV news program with a file footage about North Korea’s rocket launch plans, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. South Korea warned on Wednesday of “searing” consequences if North...

As children die reaching for Europe’s shores, empathy fades

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — Five months ago, a 3-year-old Syrian boy’s corpse on a Turkish beach galvanized public action for refugees. Now, strikingly similar images are generating little more than a collective shrug. It’s partly about timing, circumstance...

UN envoy declares ‘official beginning’ to Syria peace talks

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

GENEVA (AP) — Syrian peace talks gained a small measure of momentum Monday with the U.N. special envoy formally declaring the start of indirect negotiations, even as the opposition spokesman accused Russia of producing a “new Hitler” in Moscow...

WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling it an “extraordinary event” that poses a public health threat to...

Israeli military reopens main Palestinian city after closure

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military reopened the main Palestinian city in the West Bank late Monday after imposing a rare, day-long partial closure of surrounding roads following a Palestinian shooting attack on Israeli soldiers the day before....

New prayer site highlights divide between Israel, US Jews

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, a Jewish woman wears a prayer shawl as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem’s Old City. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is advancing a plan to allow...

Mexico: Cross-border cartel sting netted 22 arrests, 2 dead

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say a recent raid near the desert border with Arizona resulted in two drug cartel suspects killed and 22 more arrested. National Security commissioner Renato Sales says weeks of investigation led authorities to the...

Russia beefs up air group in Syria with advanced fighters

February 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, an aerial image shows what it says is a column of heavy trucks carrying ammunition hit by a Russian air strike near Aleppo, Syria. The Russian...

Report counts some 2,300 journalists killed in past 25 years

January 30, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BRUSSELS (AP) — In the last quarter century, at least 2,297 journalists and media staff have been killed for doing nothing more than trying to inform the world on war, revolution, crime and corruption. And killers continue to act with impunity, the...