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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Poland restores Ph.D. degrees voided by Nazis in WWII
A Polish university on Thursday restored doctorate degrees to 262 people, most of them Jewish, decades after Nazi Germany annulled them in the run-up to World War II.
Republicans muscled legislation through the U.S. House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions as thousands of abortion foes marched outside in their annual protest. The vote came after internal divisions forced them into an embarrassing fumble of a similar bill.
US officials detail IS kills, but hard part still lies ahead
The U.S. and its allies sought to put a good face on the coalition's deliberate campaign to roll back the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, boasting of having killed thousands of militants while acknowledging that ousting the group from key cities remains a distant aspiration.
The United States believes it has killed about 6,000 jihadists in its airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) group, defense officials said Thursday.
U.S. President Barack Obama will not meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli leader travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress.
One of New York state's most powerful politicians was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position to obtain nearly US$4 million dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income.
Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday.
A U.S. grand jury indicted Thursday an executive of Takata, the Japanese auto parts company accused of producing faulty airbags, with price-fixing in the auto seat belts market.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler
Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.
Yemen thrown into turmoil as president resigns
Yemeni leader Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has offered to resign following a standoff with a powerful Shiite militia in control of the capital, throwing his country deeper into political turmoil.
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