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‘I just want Christmas, I don’t want to die’

First, he killed his mother. Nancy Lanza’s body was found later at their home in Newtown—after the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School; after a quiet New England town in Connecticut was scarred forever by unthinkable tragedy; after a nation seemingly inured to violence found itself stunned by the slaughter of innocents.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,World | Read More »

Hard choices in Afghanistan for re-elected Obama

US President Barack Obama. AFP

As he celebrated re-election, US President Barack Obama spoke of his desire to “shape a peace” in his second term, but he faces huge challenges in Afghanistan, where he must end his country’s longest war.

Posted: November 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

G20 to tackle rising food prices—report

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The Group of 20 top economies will meet shortly to try and coordinate a response to soaring food prices, driven by drought and rising demand, the Financial Times reported Monday.

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US security adviser meets Chinese defense official

U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, left, introduces his entourage while Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, prepares to shake hands during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. AP/Alexander F. Yuan, Pool

President Barack Obama’s national security adviser met a senior Chinese military official Wednesday to discuss security issues in Asia.

Posted: July 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama hugs, cries with Colorado shooting survivors

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

AURORA, Colorado—US President Barack Obama said he hugged and “shed tears” Sunday with survivors of the Colorado shooting and relatives of the dead, saying the entire country is “thinking about them.” “You see young people who have come in and just two days ago or 36 hours ago or even 24 hours ago, it wasn’t [...]

Posted: July 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Analysis: Obama takes a risk on immigration front

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In this June 15, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama announces his administration's immigration plans, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. There's not much President Barack Obama can do to boost the economy in the next five months, and that alone might cost him the November election. But on a range of social issues, Obama is bypassing Congress and aggressively using his executive powers to make it easier for gays to marry, women to obtain birth control, and, now, young illegal immigrants to avoid deportation. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File

There’s not much President Barack Obama can do to boost the economy in the next five months, and that alone might cost him the November election. But on a range of social issues, Obama is bypassing Congress and aggressively using his executive powers to make it easier for gays to marry, women to obtain birth control, and, now, young illegal immigrants to avoid deportation.

Posted: June 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Farmers won’t go home unless they meet Aquino

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Hundreds of farmers who marched to Manila from the regions to demand full implementation of the agrarian reform law on Friday vowed not to go back home until after they had met President Benigno Aquino III and heard straight from him that he would complete the program.

Posted: June 9th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Obama guards linked to sex scandal

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An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents deepened on Saturday as 11 agents were placed on leave, and threatened to eclipse President Barack Obama’s charm offensive to Latin America.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

5 service members confined in misconduct probe

U.S. secret service agents walk around the Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, prior to the opening ceremony of the 6th Summit of the Americas at the Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, Saturday, April 14, 2012. Last Thursday, a dozen secret service agents sent to provide security for U.S. President Barack Obama, were relieved from duty and replaced with other agency personnel after an incident of alleged misconduct. AP/FERNANDO LLANO

The U.S. military says five service members supporting the Secret Service in advance of President Barack Obama’s visit may have been involved in inappropriate conduct and have been confined to quarters. Obama is in Colombia for a Summit of the Americas.

Posted: April 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama welcomes downtick in jobless rate

US President Barack Obama Friday welcomed a downtick in the unemployment rate to 8.2 percent, despite a slowdown in overall job creation, but said there was more work to do to revive the economy.

Posted: April 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan ready to shoot down Nokor rocket; AFP on alert

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MISSILE THREAT (Far left) Two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Aegis guided-missile destroyers, Kongo (front) and Chokai (rear) head out to sea from their base in Sasebo in this photo taken on March 28, 2009.  Japan is readying its missile defense systems to shoot down a North Korean rocket if it threatens the country. Inset, a rocket lifts off from its launch pad in Musudan-ri, North Korea, in this April 5, 2009 image from KRT video.

The Philippine military on Friday said it had “intensified” its monitoring of North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket next month, as Japan readied its missile defense systems to shoot down the rocket if it threatens Japanese territory.

Posted: March 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gloria Arroyo drama a distraction in Bali

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President Benigno Aquino III was on the phone with key Cabinet officials on Friday during breaks in a packed schedule here to check on whether or not trouble was brewing in Manila over the arrest of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her hospital suite.

Posted: November 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Obama meets Chinese Premier after week of wrangles

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, on the island of Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

US President Barack Obama will Saturday hold previously unscheduled talks with China’s Premier Wen Jiabao, a White House official said, after a week of sharp exchanges between the two nations.

Posted: November 19th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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