Pondering Oil Prices and Alternatives

Pondering Oil Prices and Alternatives

Pondering Oil Prices and Alternatives

A recent agreement by OPEC members to limit oil production boosted oil prices for a while this week. The move followed two years of collapsing prices that hurt oil nations…

Chechnya's Failed Independence Wars Ignored

Chechnya's Failed Independence Wars Ignored

Chechnya's Failed Independence Wars Ignored

In Chechnya, very little evidence remains of the two destructive wars Russia fought there from 1994 to 1996 and 1999 to 2009 to quash independence and Islamist movements. Meanwhile, the…

Carter: US-Philippines Military Relationship ‘Ironclad’

Carter: US-Philippines Military Relationship ‘Ironclad’

Carter: US-Philippines Military Relationship ‘Ironclad’

HONOLULU —  Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the United States-Philippines military relationship is “ironclad,” despite the Philippine president recently stating that U.S. special forces at Filipino bases should…

Curtis Roosevelt, Oldest Grandson of Former President Franklin Roosevelt, Dies at 86

Curtis Roosevelt, Oldest Grandson of Former President Franklin Roosevelt, Dies at 86

Curtis Roosevelt, Oldest Grandson of Former President Franklin Roosevelt, Dies at 86

Curtis Roosevelt, the oldest grandson of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, has died at the age of 86. Roosevelt died Monday at his home in Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard, France…

From Salesman to Forest Defender, Papua New Guinea Activist Wins US Award

From Salesman to Forest Defender, Papua New Guinea Activist Wins US Award

From Salesman to Forest Defender, Papua New Guinea Activist Wins US Award

NEW YORK —  An auto parts salesman from remote Papua New Guinea who became an anti-logging campaigner won a U.S. environmental award Thursday which he hoped would raise awareness…

Security Efforts, Dialogue Go Hand in Hand in C.A.R., UN Mission Says

Security Efforts, Dialogue Go Hand in Hand in C.A.R., UN Mission Says

Security Efforts, Dialogue Go Hand in Hand in C.A.R., UN Mission Says

WASHINGTON —  Sporadic clashes between rebel groups in several villages in the Central African Republic are threatening the nation’s fragile peace process. Three weeks ago, about 30 people were killed…

Houston Taco Trucks Register Voters as Latinos Flex Political Muscle

Houston Taco Trucks Register Voters as Latinos Flex Political Muscle

Houston Taco Trucks Register Voters as Latinos Flex Political Muscle

HOUSTON —  Taco trucks in Houston have begun doubling as voter registration sites as Latinos in Texas flex their political muscle before the Nov. 8 presidential election in a state that…

California Shooting Shows Slow Adoption of Police Body Cameras

California Shooting Shows Slow Adoption of Police Body Cameras

California Shooting Shows Slow Adoption of Police Body Cameras

After El Cajon, California, police shot dead an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill, they released a photo from a bystander’s cellphone video, showing the man…

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Chechnya's Failed Independence Wars Ignored

Chechnya's Failed Independence Wars Ignored

In Chechnya, very little evidence remains of the two destructive wars Russia fought there from 1994 to 1996 and 1999…

Curtis Roosevelt, Oldest Grandson of Former President Franklin Roosevelt, Dies at 86

Curtis Roosevelt, Oldest Grandson of Former President Franklin Roosevelt, Dies at 86

Curtis Roosevelt, the oldest grandson of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, has died at the age of 86. Roosevelt died…

Security Efforts, Dialogue Go Hand in Hand in C.A.R., UN Mission Says

Security Efforts, Dialogue Go Hand in Hand in C.A.R., UN Mission Says

WASHINGTON —  Sporadic clashes between rebel groups in several villages in the Central African Republic are threatening the nation’s fragile…

California Shooting Shows Slow Adoption of Police Body Cameras

California Shooting Shows Slow Adoption of Police Body Cameras

After El Cajon, California, police shot dead an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill, they released a photo…

Gabon Opposition Leader Calls Supporters to 'Active Resistance'

Gabon Opposition Leader Calls Supporters to 'Active Resistance'

ABIDJAN —  Opposition leader and former foreign minister Jean Ping pushed again Thursday for the Gabonese people to reject the authority…

Donors to Pledge $3 Billion a Year to Stabilize, Grow Afghanistan, US Says

Donors to Pledge $3 Billion a Year to Stabilize, Grow Afghanistan, US Says

WASHINGTON —  An international conference next week is expected to pledge more than $3 billion a year in development support for…