Yearly Archives: 2016

Pope Francis Calls for Action to Ease Youth Joblessness

Pope Francis Calls for Action to Ease Youth Joblessness

VATICAN CITY —  Pope Francis in his year-end message urged leaders Saturday to do more to tackle youth unemployment, saying a generation was being lost to desperation, migration and joblessness…

Pakistan Military Chief Tells Afghan Leaders He'll Work for Peace

Pakistan Military Chief Tells Afghan Leaders He'll Work for Peace

Pakistan’s new military chief spoke to Afghan leaders Saturday and promised to work for regional peace as mutual mistrust and suspicion continued to plague bilateral ties in the…

Indian’s Modi Announces Series of Incentives for Poor and Farmers

Indian’s Modi Announces Series of Incentives for Poor and Farmers

NEW DELHI —  Asserting that his crackdown against corruption will not end, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a series of financial incentives for poor people, farmers, small businesses, women and…

New Year Celebrations Mark 2017 Around the World

New Year Celebrations Mark 2017 Around the World

Much of the globe has celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties, and other festivities, though many are somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the…

Reporter’s Notebook: Kennedy Center Performance

Reporter’s Notebook: Kennedy Center Performance

WASHINGTON —  It’s a familiar joke… a pedestrian on New York City’s 57th Street sees a musician getting out of a taxicab and asks, “How do you get to…

Conservationists Applaud China’s Plan to Phase Out Ivory in 2017

Conservationists Applaud China’s Plan to Phase Out Ivory in 2017

BANGKOK —  China says it will end all ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017. The plan has been welcomed by conservationists as a “game changer” in the effort…

Somali Presidential Guard Shot Dead Inside Compound, Suspect Sought

Somali Presidential Guard Shot Dead Inside Compound, Suspect Sought

A search was being conducted for a suspect in Somalia after a presidential guard turned his gun on a colleague Saturday, killing the senior official and wounding a second person…

America is Stronger Now than 8 Years Ago

America is Stronger Now than 8 Years Ago

In his last weekly radio address of 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama reflected on achievements, not only from the past year, but the whole of his two terms in…

Le Pen Party Needs Cash, Could Turn to Russia Again

Le Pen Party Needs Cash, Could Turn to Russia Again

PARIS —  Money, and how to get it, has dogged French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen for years. Now, as her National Front party’s treasurer says it’s…

Beatles' First Manager Dies

Beatles' First Manager Dies

Allan Williams, the man credited with discovering the iconic British rock and roll band The Beatles and the group’s first manager, has died. He was 86. The Jacaranda…