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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama kicked up a major outreach to Africa on Monday by urging youth leaders to build a “prosperous and self-reliant” future for the continent built on civil rights and the rule of law.
Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, one of more than 20 legal decisions around the country favoring gay marriage proponents since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act last year.
Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner in Arizona said Monday.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.
Russia has been ordered to pay Yukos shareholders a record US$50 billion in compensation over its seizure of the defunct oil giant, lawyers said on Monday, in a new blow on top of sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
Militants destroy historic Mosul mosque
Militants from the Islamic State group blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents said, the latest casualty in a week that has seen a half dozen of the Iraqi city's most revered holy places destroyed.
Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiraling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead and a warning by state-owned National Oil Corp. of a major disaster after a fuel tank was hit.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
Temporary lull in Gaza fighting as US, UN up pressure for truce
Fighting subsided in war-torn Gaza Monday at the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr as world powers ramped up pressure on the warring sides to immediately end their 21-day confrontation.
Britain's Lloyds Banking Group is to pay 218 million pounds (US$370 million, 276 million euros) in fines to British and U.S. regulators for attempting to rig inter-bank lending rates, the bank said Monday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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