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A New Year's Resolution: An Apology Day?
Full Article WorldNews.com
01 Jan 2013

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling For good reason Mark Charles, a member of the Navajo Nation, is deeply offended that buried on page 45 of the 2010 Defense Appropriation Act (after pages on the maintenance and operation of the United States Military) is an "official" apology to Native American People. Not only does such dismissive...
File - Ram Herder, 89, is shown on May 22, 2008 in his Sanders, Ariz. home that was provided by the federal government as part of a massive relocation project to move Navajos from land Congress said belonged to the Hopi Tribe.
photo: AP / Felicia Fonseca

updated 14 Dec 2012; published 03 Jul 2012
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UN slaps sanctions on DR Congo rebels
Full Article Al Jazeera
01 Jan 2013

The United Nations Security Council has slapped an arms embargo on M23 rebels and their alleged Rwandan allies, the FDLR, amid a flare-up of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern region. The council committee tasked with monitoring sanctions on the Congo also imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on two key M23 figures: the group's...
File -  Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) police officers arrive in the North Kivu provincial capital of Goma after the rebel group known as M23 withdrew from the city, 1 December, 2012.
photo: UN / Sylvain Liechti

updated 04 Sep 2012; published 29 Aug 2012
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Merkel warns Germans of tough economic times ahead
Full Article BBC News
31 Dec 2012

Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the German economic climate in 2013 will be "even more difficult". In her new year message, she also cautioned that the eurozone debt crisis was far from over. However, she did say that reforms designed to address the roots of the problem were beginning to bear fruit. Her comments appeared to...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures while posing for photographs after recording her annual New Year's speech at the chancellery in Berlin Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
photo: AP / John MacDougall

updated 14 Jul 2012; published 05 Sep 2011
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Car bombing leaves at least 19 dead, 25 injured in Pakistan
Full Article The Los Angeles Times
30 Dec 2012

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – At least 19 people were killed by a car bomb in Pakistan on Sunday, the latest in a pattern of escalating attacks by militants in recent weeks. An explosives-laden car was detonated next to a convoy of three buses carrying Shiite Muslim pilgrims from Pakistan’s western Baluchistan province to Iran. The blast also...
Security men gather at the site of a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
photo: AP / Arshad Butt

updated 31 Dec 2012; published 22 Apr 2011
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US woman charged with hate crime in subway death
Full Article Taipei Times
30 Dec 2012

A woman who told police she shoved a man to his death off a subway platform because she has hated Muslims since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the US and thought he was one was charged on Saturday with murder as a hate crime, prosecutors said. Erika Menendez was charged in the death of Sunando Sen, who was crushed by a 7 train in Queens, New York,...
In this image provided by the New York City Police Department, a composite sketch showing the woman believed to have pushed a man to his death in front of a subway train on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 is shown.
photo: AP / New York City Police Department

updated 01 Jan 2013; published 30 Dec 2012
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Obama Accuses Republicans of Blocking Tax Compromise
Full Article The New York Times
30 Dec 2012

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Sunday implored Congress to act within the next 48 hours to avert the sharpest tax increases and benefit cuts scheduled to take effect on Tuesday. Enlarge This Image Luke Sharrett for The New York Times If a deal is reached, votes in the Senate could begin Sunday. Multimedia Graphic Fiscal Cliff: Changes Set to...
President Barack Obama waves to reporters as he steps off the Marine One helicopter and walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, as he returns early from his Hawaii vacation for meetings on the fiscal cliff.
photo: AP / Charles Dharapak

updated 18 Dec 2012; published 10 Dec 2010
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Syria risks becoming ‘new Somalia’: UN envoy
Full Article Zeenews
30 Dec 2012

London: UN-Arab League envoy to Damascus, Lakhdar Brahimi, has said that a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Syria seemed far away, adding that the country risked being slithering into ‘hell’. Following talks in Moscow with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei...
In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, smoke rises from buildings from heavy shelling in Homs, Syria, on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
photo: AP / Shaam News Network

updated 22 Oct 2012; published 22 Oct 2012
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Japan: The More Things Change, The More They Remain the Same
Full Article WorldNews.com
29 Dec 2012

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling A millennium before the English statesmen Edmund Burke, regarded as the father of Western Conservatism and who wrote, "good order is the foundation of all things," Japan's Seventeen-Article Constitution began with this conservative principle: "Harmony is to be cherished, and opposition for opposition's...
Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employees at the emergency operation center in the building used as crisis management headquarters at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
photo: AP / Itsuo Inouye

updated 18 Dec 2012; published 20 Dec 2011
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India appeal for calm after Delhi gang-rape victim dies
Full Article BBC News
29 Dec 2012

Police in India have sealed off much of the capital, Delhi, and issued an appeal for calm after the death of a woman who was gang-raped in the city. The 23-year old woman, who has not been identified, died early on Saturday at a hospital in Singapore, where she had been taken for specialist treatment. Her body is to be flown back to India for...
Indian anti-riot personnel stand guard at a check point after security was beefed up following the death of a young woman who was recently gang-raped in a moving bus in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
photo: AP / Altaf Qadri

updated 29 Dec 2012; published 29 Dec 2012
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Fiscal cliff: Obama 'optimistic' on Senate-led deal
Full Article BBC News
28 Dec 2012

US President Barack Obama says he is "modestly optimistic" that a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" is possible, after a last-ditch White House...
File - President Barack Obama greets the children of U.S. embassy staff at a meet and greet reception at the Chulalongkorn University Sports Center in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 18, 2012.
photo: White House / Pete Souza


more Al Jazeera
Weren't those the greatest of days if you were in the American spy game? Governments went down in Guatemala and Iran thanks to you. In distant Indonesia, Laos and...
more CNBC
Whether or not the U.S. "fiscal cliff" impasse is broken before the New Year's Eve deadline, there will be no post-cliff peace in Washington. With the political climate toxic in...
more The Examiner
The Target: President Obama and members of Congress Sponsored by: Mayors Against Illegal Guns "We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them we must...

Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, makes a point to Vice President Joe Biden during the vice presidential debate at Centre College, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Danville, Ky.
Four years ago, Arkansas Democrats held every constitutional office, all but one seat in the state's congressional delegation and a seemingly untouchable majority in the Legislature. How things have changed. The state GOP party built on major gains...
photo: AP / Eric Gay
Libyan rebel fighter is silhouetted next to El Malti Mosque on the way to the city of Bani Walid, Libya, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.
WASHINGTON: The State Department made a "grievous mistake" in keeping the US mission in Benghazi open despite inadequate security and increasingly alarming threat assessments in the weeks before a deadly attack by militants, a Senate committee said...
photo: AP / Francois Mori
Congressmen walk down the steps of the House of Representatives at the Capitol as rank and file members adjourned for several days, in Washington,Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
Posted: December 29, 2012 COMMENTARY | President Obama’s Fiscal Cliff plans would land the United States in $20 trillion in debt by 2017. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a new Gallup poll reveals that Americans support Obama in the...
photo: AP / J. Scott Applewhite
House of Representatives pediment detail, United States Capitol, Washington D. C.
* Reid, McConnell and aides in last-ditch effort * Some aides pessimistic deal can be reached in time By Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Congressional negotiators burrowed into their Capitol offices on Saturday to...
photo: Creative Commons / Andreas Praefcke
Friends and family members of 9/11 victims visit a September 11 Memorial waterfall during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 in New York.
Posted: December 29, 2012 The U.S. population will hit 315.1 million people on January 1, 2013. The Census Bureau announced this week that the U.S. population increased by 2.3 million people, or .73 percent during 2012. At the start of 2012 there...
photo: AP / Mark Lennihan
Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jasim, right, and Arab League secretary-general Nabil al-Arabi Nabil, left, chair the Arab League emergency session on Syria at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov.12, 2011.
related articles Arab League chief heads for Ramallah to discuss aid to Palestinians, peace talks...
photo: AP / Amr Nabil
Gjorge Ivanov, presidential candidate talks to the media after casting his ballot in the runoff of the presidential elections, in front of a polling station in Macedonia's capital Skopje, Sunday, April 5, 2009. First-round winner Gjorgje Ivanov, a government-backed conservative, is running against Social Democrat challenger Ljubomir Frckosk
SKOPJE (Reuters) - Several thousand people rallied in front of the headquarters of Macedonia's rightist ruling party on Saturday demanding the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and early elections. The rally was the culmination...
photo: AP / Boris Grdanoski
WorldNews.com 01 Jan 2013, Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling For good reason Mark Charles, a member of the Navajo Nation, is deeply offended that buried on page 45 of the 2010 Defense Appropriation Act (after pages on the maintenance and operation of the United States Military) is an "official" apology to Native American People. Not only does such dismissive...

Al Jazeera 01 Jan 2013, The United Nations Security Council has slapped an arms embargo on M23 rebels and their alleged Rwandan allies, the FDLR, amid a flare-up of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern region. The council committee tasked with monitoring sanctions on the Congo also imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on two key M23 figures: the group's...

BBC News 31 Dec 2012, Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the German economic climate in 2013 will be "even more difficult". In her new year message, she also cautioned that the eurozone debt crisis was far from over. However, she did say that reforms designed to address the roots of the problem were beginning to bear fruit. Her comments appeared to...

The Los Angeles Times 30 Dec 2012, ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – At least 19 people were killed by a car bomb in Pakistan on Sunday, the latest in a pattern of escalating attacks by militants in recent weeks. An explosives-laden car was detonated next to a convoy of three buses carrying Shiite Muslim pilgrims from Pakistan’s western Baluchistan province to Iran. The blast also...

Taipei Times 30 Dec 2012, A woman who told police she shoved a man to his death off a subway platform because she has hated Muslims since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the US and thought he was one was charged on Saturday with murder as a hate crime, prosecutors said. Erika Menendez was charged in the death of Sunando Sen, who was crushed by a 7 train in Queens, New York,...

The New York Times 30 Dec 2012, WASHINGTON — President Obama on Sunday implored Congress to act within the next 48 hours to avert the sharpest tax increases and benefit cuts scheduled to take effect on Tuesday. Enlarge This Image Luke Sharrett for The New York Times If a deal is reached, votes in the Senate could begin Sunday. Multimedia Graphic Fiscal Cliff: Changes Set to...

Zeenews 30 Dec 2012, London: UN-Arab League envoy to Damascus, Lakhdar Brahimi, has said that a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Syria seemed far away, adding that the country risked being slithering into ‘hell’. Following talks in Moscow with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei...

WorldNews.com 29 Dec 2012, Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling A millennium before the English statesmen Edmund Burke, regarded as the father of Western Conservatism and who wrote, "good order is the foundation of all things," Japan's Seventeen-Article Constitution began with this conservative principle: "Harmony is to be cherished, and opposition for opposition's...

BBC News 29 Dec 2012, Police in India have sealed off much of the capital, Delhi, and issued an appeal for calm after the death of a woman who was gang-raped in the city. The 23-year old woman, who has not been identified, died early on Saturday at a hospital in Singapore, where she had been taken for specialist treatment. Her body is to be flown back to India for...

BBC News 28 Dec 2012, US President Barack Obama says he is "modestly optimistic" that a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" is possible, after a last-ditch White House...

Al Jazeera 28 Dec 2012, The president of Central African Republic (CAR) has urgently called on France and other foreign powers to help his government fend off rebels who are quickly seizing territory and approaching the capital. Speaking to crowds in Bangui, a city of some 600,000, Francois Bozize on Thursday pleaded with foreign powers to do what they could. He pointed...

CounterPunch 27 Dec 2012, Imperial adventures are nothing new in the Middle East. Neither is their glorification, as Peter O’Toole’s pained Lawrence of Arabia eternally reminds us. But for a decade or so now, things have been heating up, as if to coincide with climate change and fears of declining petroleum reserves. Fuelled by 9/11 and inspired by material avarice, the...

Zeenews 27 Dec 2012, Washington: Six people, including two young children, were left dead in weather-related accidents, as winter snowstorms complicated travel for many Americans in the Midwest and Northeast on Wednesday. Snow totals in parts of Indiana ranged from 6 to 12 inches, CNN reported. About 350 snowploughs were clearing roads throughout the city....

BBC News 27 Dec 2012, Large crowds of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) supporters are gathering to mark the fifth anniversary of the murder of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Ms Bhutto died in a gun and bomb attack during her 2007 election campaign. Hundreds of thousands of people have set up camp near the Bhutto family's ancestral home in Sindh province. The...