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Associated Press News

'Justice for Trayvon' rallies on march

ATLANTA — One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered for nationwide rallies to press for changes to self-defense laws and for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.<p>The Florida case has …

Trayvon Martin's parents speak amid day of post-verdict vigils

A week after a verdict of not guilty was delivered in the George Zimmerman trial, thousands of supporters of Trayvon Martin and his family gathered across the country to press for further federal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the teen's shooting death.<p>“I’d like the world to know …

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NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

Top Pakistan Taliban leader 'killed by drone'

A US drone strike has killed the number two of the Pakistani Taliban, Wali ur Rehman, in the North Waziristan region, according to security officials in Pakistan.<p>Rehman, who had a $5m US government bounty on his head, reportedly died along with at least five others when two missiles were fired on a …

Gibraltar becomes Uefa's 54th member despite Spain's past objections

Gibraltar have become Uefa's 54th member nation after the European ruling body voted for its inclusion at its congress in London.<p>There had been …

IMF chief questioned in arbitration case

Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund chief, has been questioned by a French magistrate over her role in a $336m arbitration payment made to a supporter of former President Nicolas Sarkozy.<p>The money was received by Bernard Tapie, a high-profile businessman.<p>"It's a pleasure to see you," …

Deadly bombings continue across Iraq

Attacks in Iraq have killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 100 others, a day after a series of bombings killed 77 people across the country, officials have said.<p>In the latest incident, a car bomb exploded near a Sunni mosque on Tuesday in the Abu Ghraib area of western Baghdad, killing at …

Syrian opposition groups say Assad must go

Syrian opposition groups meeting in Spain say they oppose all negotiation with President Bashar al-Assad's government unless it is aimed at his giving up of power.<p>About 80 opposition representatives from inside and outside Syria concluded a two-day meeting on Tuesday, saying Assad would neither …

Kabul suicide car bomb targets NATO convoy, kills 15 | DW | 16.05.2013

A suicide bomber in a car targeted vehicles carrying foreign forces in Kabul on Thursday, according to police. Killed were two American soldiers, …

Afghanistan

International community pledges billions of aid money for Mali | DW | 16.05.2013

The international donor conference for Mali has pledged more than 3 billion euros ($3.9 billion) to help the country, exceeding expectations of 2 …

Africa

Nigeria launches troop offensive against Boko Haram Islamists | DW | 16.05.2013

A statement from Nigeria's military on Wednesday announced the operation would rid the country's border areas of terrorist bases.<p>"The operations …

Africa

Obama 'angry' as tax chief resigns in audit scandal | DW | 16.05.2013

A day after allegations emerged that Internal Revenue Service agents were biased towards investigating conservative groups, Obama announced the …

Obama Administration

Iraq, Afghanistan can serve as lessons for Syria | DW | 16.05.2013

In a nutshell, there are two important lessons to learn from the experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p><i>US must lead but not go it alone</i>: Going it …

Middle East

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Associated Press News

The Obamas Release 2012 Financial Disclosure

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have released their latest financial disclosure form, which covers 2012.<p>Their assets are reported in ranges, as per the rules for public officials. Here are some highlights:<p>-- Assets of between $1.8 million and $7 million, including Treasury notes worth …

Wireless Carriers Privacy Failure Revealed In Associated Press Phone Record Controversy

NEW YORK -- Verizon Wireless turned over personal cellphone records for Associated Press journalists without giving them a chance to challenge subpoenas as part of an extraordinary Department of Justice national security leak investigation, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.<p>But there was …

Steny Hoyer Backs IRS Head Steven Miller's Resignation

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House, said Wednesday he supports the Obama administration's ouster of Steven Miller, acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, after the agency targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.<p>President …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Deutscher Fußballbotschafter 2013 Der deutsche Nationalspieler Sami Khedira ist zum "Deutschen Fußballbotschafter 2013" gewählt worden. Er wird für sein Engagement im Ausland mit dem Publikumspreis ausgezeichnet. http://bit.ly/YTfRCW (JuB)