Syrian opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombing
Africa / International News

Syrian opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombing

MUNICH (AP) — A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday Feb. 14, for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words. The head of the Saudi-backed Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee, former Prime Minister Riad Hijab, also stopped short of declaring a … Continue reading

Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media
Asia / International News

Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban suicide bombing against a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan’s biggest media company last month has shocked local journalists, who fear they are now in the cross hairs of an increasingly lethal insurgency. Journalism has always been a dangerous line of work in Afghanistan, and reporters have long had to … Continue reading

French agent apologizes for bombing Greenpeace boat in 1985
Australia & the Pacific / International News

French agent apologizes for bombing Greenpeace boat in 1985

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A retired French secret service agent has apologized for planting the bombs which sank a Greenpeace ship 30 years ago, killing a photographer and causing an international incident that tarnished the image of France. Jean-Luc Kister told Television New Zealand on Sunday that he and his colleagues never meant to kill anybody … Continue reading

French agent apologizes for bombing Greenpeace boat in 1985
Asia / Europe / International News

French agent apologizes for bombing Greenpeace boat in 1985

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A retired French secret service agent has apologized for planting the bombs which sank a Greenpeace ship 30 years ago, killing a photographer and causing an international incident that tarnished the image of France. Jean-Luc Kister told Television New Zealand on Sunday that he and his colleagues never meant … Continue reading

National / Politics / TV / U.S. News

Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

  BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev’s lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial. Was he a submissive, adoring younger brother who only followed directions given by his older, radicalized brother? Or was he a … Continue reading