Kennedy Assassination Reverberates 51 Years Later

Saturday marks the 51st anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John Kennedy, who brought youth and energy to the White House when he became president in 1961. He and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy brought a unique sense of style and [...]

Melinda Gates Honored for Humanitarian Work

LONDON— Melinda Gates and her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, launched their namesake foundation in 2000 with the aim of improving lives through health care and access to education and technology. At a ceremony in London Friday night, [...]

Obama to Be ‘Chief Guest’ at India’s Republic Day in January

The White House says President Barack Obama will be the Chief Guest at India’s Republican Day celebration in New Delhi in January. This will be the first time in history a sitting U.S. president will attend the celebration. Obama also [...]

Koreas on Edge Amid Live-fire Drills

SEOUL— It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as North Korea threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the United States and South Korean forces held joint military exercises. The drills – conducted from Kunsan Air Base [...]

China Cuts Interest Rates to Spur Growth, Ease Debt Strain

BEIJING— China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world’s second-biggest economy as it heads towards its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century, saddled under a mountain of debt. But [...]

In Bangladesh, ‘Floating Farms’ Overcome Monsoon Rains

DHAKA, BANGLADESH— During the monsoon rains in northwest Bangladesh, swollen rivers can flood villages for months at a time. For the rural poor who rely on agriculture, there is no way to make money. But now some people are building small [...]

Bahrain Hold Elections

Residents of Bahrain are voting Saturday for the first time since a 2011 pro-democracy uprising. However, opposition groups, including al-Wefaq – the country’s most popular Shi’ite group – are urging supporters to boycott [...]

Biden Pushes Turkey for Help in Fight Against Islamic State

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Turkey on a three-day visit aimed at persuading Turkish leaders to play a bigger role in the international coalition fight against Islamic State militants who have captured swaths of Iraq and Syria. Biden’s [...]

Al-Shabab Kills 28 Bus Passengers in Kenya

Police in northeastern Kenya say al-Shabab gunmen have ambushed a bus and killed 28 non-Muslims who were singled out from the 60 passengers on the bus. Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamists have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it [...]

Kerry: ‘Serious Gaps’ Remain as Iran Nuclear Deadline Looms

VIENNA— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that though negotiators are making “careful progress” in talks on the future of Iran’s nuclear program, “some serious gaps” remain. It was Kerry’s first comment on [...]




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