VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has posted a 2.2 million euro ($2.85 million) budget surplus for 2012, an improvement from the previous year and some good news as it struggles to cope with a scandal involving its
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s President Bashar Assad claimed in an interview published Thursday that countries conspiring against Syria have “used up all their tools” in their campaign to overthrow his regime. The remarks came as Western-backed Syrian opposition
On this Independence Day, we’re reminded of our nations history as well as all the sacrifices and events that led to our freedom…or are we?
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Roadside bombs killed four young girls and two schoolboys in Afghanistan on Thursday while a police inspector was gunned down on her way to work, officials said.
The girls, aged 10 to 12 years,
LONDON (AP) — British babies born the same day as Prince William and Kate’s first child will receive their own royal gift in the form of a “lucky” silver penny.
The Royal Mint announced Thursday that it has
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A group of Kenyan parents say they oppose the government’s plan to give laptops to schoolchildren.
Musau Ndunda of the Kenya National Association of Parents said Thursday the group thinks the money for laptops
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab states with sharply contrasting views on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday acknowledged the country’s new military-led government after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.
The United Arab Emirates, one of
LONDON (AP) — In a third-floor room of a London hospital with orange and white walls draped with Tibetan prayer flags, roughly a dozen people gathered recently to perform vocal exercises and sing songs, including folk music from
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The wife of critically ill Nelson Mandela says the former South African president is sometimes uncomfortable but seldom in pain while being treated in a hospital.
Graca Machel spoke about her husband’s condition on Thursday
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Writers’ Workshop professor Marilynne Robinson will be awarded the 2012 National Humanities Medal in a ceremony next week.… More »