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Syria Aid: U.S. Sends $195 Million In Food And Humanitarian Assistance

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The United States is providing $195 million more in food and humanitarian aid to Syria to mark the end of Ramadan for Muslims, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.<p>Washington has been slow to provide weapons for Syrian rebels struggling to toppled Syrian President …

World War II veteran to return 'souvenir' Japanese sword

A 94-year-old veteran from southeastern Minnesota plans to return a sword he took from Nagasaki, Japan, as a token of his time during World War II.<p>“At first, I kept it as a souvenir,” said Orval Amdahl, of rural Lanesboro. “Then, all of a sudden, I began thinking — someone had to own this.”<p>Amdahl …

Will The U.S. Grant A Visa To Sudan's Indicted Leader?

As the host of the United Nations, the U.S. is supposed to let everyone come to the annual U.N. General Assembly, not just the people it likes.<p>But this year, the proposition is being put to the test. Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, was indicted three years ago by the International Criminal Court …

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Ivory Coast dismisses ICC warrant for Simone Gbagbo

<b>Ivory Coast has said it plans to try ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo in its own courts, instead of handing the case to the International Criminal Court (ICC).</b><p>The wife of former President Laurent Gbagbo is being prosecuted for alleged crimes against humanity following disputed presidential polls in 2010.<p>…

Africa

Israelis, Palestinians kick off peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinians opened their first formal peace talks in the region in nearly five years on Wednesday, in a new push to end decades of conflict.<p>The two sides, seeking to maintain secrecy around their talks, said little about the meeting.<p>The Israeli government released a …

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

Victors' Justice? The Nuremberg Tribunal

Fifty years on, the Nuremberg Trial continues to haunt us. This is not simply a matter of the Nazi horrors revealed or confirmed in the courtroom. It …

Letters: It isn't Alan Turing who needs a pardon

The news that Alan Turing is to be "pardoned" for consensual adult homosexual acts (Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon; 17 …

The Franco–Italian Concordia outpost, seen here, is one of a handful of research bases in Antarctica. ‘Overnighting’ in Antarctica is close to being on the International Space Station, making it an excellent location to try out technologies and techniques for spaceflight. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/89mv See also, ESA’s Concordia blog describing the fascinating life and work of the overnighting crew, Chronicles from Concordia, written by Italian electronics technician Antonio Litterio: http://blogs.esa.int/concordia/