Haunting memories 70 years since Warsaw Uprising
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:16:31 -0400
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in the street. Even after the scrape with death, the teen volunteered for a heroic Polish struggle against the Nazis — becoming a messenger and a guard.
Sierra Leone president declares state of emergency over Ebola
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:14:28 -0400
By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of public emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement. "I hereby proclaim a State of Public Emergency to enable us take a more robust approach to deal with the Ebola outbreak," he said in a speech late on Wednesday, adding that the measures would initially last between 60 and 90 days.
Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:13:54 -0400
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet.
Netanyahu says determined to destroy Gaza border tunnels before truce
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:12:30 -0400
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel was determined, regardless of ceasefire efforts, to complete the destruction of tunnels that Palestinian militants have built under the Gaza-Israel border. "We are determined to complete this mission with or without a ceasefire," Netanyahu said in public remarks at the start of a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv. "I wont agree to any proposal that will not enable the Israeli military to complete this important task for the sake of Israel's security." Major General Sami Turgeman, chief of Israeli forces in Gaza, said on Wednesday they were "but a few days away from destroying all the attack tunnels".
Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:07:45 -0400
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes' village in Glasgow.
Israel PM says military will dismantle Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire'
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:05:09 -0400
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel PM says military will dismantle Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire'
WHO advises no flight restrictions, low risk from Ebola: IATA
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:04:57 -0400
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization is not recommending any travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola outbreak and there would be a low risk to other passengers if an Ebola patient flew, the airlines association IATA said on Thursday. The International Air Transport Association issued the statement after several days of consultation with the WHO and the U.N. aviation agency ICAO, following the case of a man who died of Ebola after taking an international flight from Liberia to Nigeria with a stopover at Lomé.
Eurozone inflation drops further to 0.4 percent
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:01:19 -0400
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official data show the inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone fell further in July, to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent a month earlier.
Adidas issues profit warning on Russia risks
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:25 -0400
BERLIN (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the Russian market amid mounting political tensions over Ukraine.
Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:56:10 -0400
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a three-week-old war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis.
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