Omer Faruk Yayla

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Obama attacks Boehner on immigration reform

President Barack Obama is calling out John Boehner for not bringing comprehensive immigration reform up for a vote in the House last year.<p>“It’s very simple: The Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, refused to call the bill,” Obama said in response to a question at an immigration town hall …

UN's Ban Ki-moon to visit North Korea, report says

<b>United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea this week, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.</b><p>Yonhap cited a senior UN source for its claim, which the UN has declined to comment on.<p>If it goes ahead, it will be the first visit by a UN chief to the country in more than …

New ideas to tackle Syria refugee crisis: Investing, not aid

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Bold new ideas for helping Syrian refugees and their overburdened Middle Eastern host countries are gaining traction among …

World Bank

Coal not going away anytime soon despite renewables push

BEIJING (AP) — Coal: Can't live with it and can't live without it — at least not yet.<p>It is the biggest source of heat-trapping greenhouse gases that …

UAE takes 5 Yemeni prisoners freed by U.S. from Guantanamo

Five men who have been held for more than 13 years at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said Sunday.<p>The five Yemeni men were accepted for resettlement in the Persian Gulf nation after U.S. authorities determined they no …

Nearly half of Japan’s working women are accused of “causing trouble” when they get pregnant

Getting pregnant should bring joy, but in Japan’s workplace, it can bring misery. Maternity harassment<i>—</i>in which workers are demoted, dismissed, unfairly treated, or verbally harassed because of pregnancy and childbearing<i>—</i>plagues female workers in the world’s third-largest economy. Survey results …

Maternity

Who were suspects in Paris terror attacks?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators looking into Friday's terror attacks in Paris believe another suspect besides Salah Abdeslam is at large, the French ambassador to the United States said Tuesday. Police have not been able to locate that man, Gérard Araud said.<p>Salah Abdeslam and at least two other key suspects …

France

Greece misses bailout deadline as talks with creditors drag on

Talks continue on repossession legislation the Syriza government says would push austerity-hit Greeks over the edge<p>The deadline to dispense further rescue loans to debt-stricken Greece was extended by eurozone countries once again on Sunday amid continuing deadlock between Athens and its …

Paris Attacks: Music Fan Describes Moment ISIS Hit EODM Gig at Bataclan

PARIS — Boris Rehlinger's wife had finally agreed to go to see Eagles of Death Metal — an "amazing" group from the United States.<p>They had a great view of the show from the right-hand side of the Bataclan concert hall when the band took the stage — until gunfire cut through the music.<p>He said he saw …