DUBLIN (AP) — Seamus Heaney, Ireland’s foremost poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, died Friday after a half-century exploring the wild beauty of Ireland and the political torment within the nation’s soul. He was
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man and wife who were married for more than seven decades died hours apart this week at a hospice in northern Illinois.
Family members say Robert and Nora Viands were always together during
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Six people have escaped from flames that heavily damaged their mobile home in Waterloo.
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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s presidency has announced the closure of its southern regions bordering Algeria and Libya to protect against the threat of terrorism.
Presidential spokesman Adnan Mancer said the closure would last a year and could
CAIRO (AP) — Several thousand people heeded calls by the Muslim Brotherhood and protested Friday throughout Cairo and other cities against a coup and deadly crackdown as the police and army blocked key roads and beefed up security.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s labor ministry has banned managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies.
The ministry says the measure is intended to prevent staff from suffering undue stress by being constantly on
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government is reaffirming plans to sell Plum Island, though environmental regulators and some lawmakers say there’s not enough information about the effects of selling the animal disease research site off Long Island.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The short talks by artists and intellectuals at events known as TEDx have been held 7,500 times in more than 150 countries, but there may not be an event more challenging or dangerous as
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Wildfires are scorching large areas of forest in Portugal and the country has asked other European nations to send two more water-dropping aircraft to help battle the blazes.
Jorge Dias, spokesman for Portugal’s National
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spokesman for a mineworkers’ union in South Africa says gold miners will go on strike next week after talks with South Africa’s Chamber of Mines collapsed Friday.
Lesiba Seshoka, a spokesman for the National