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Libyan security official: Consulate attack said to be 2-part militant assault
September 13, 2012
The attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was an organized two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and U.S. security forces were arriving to rescue evacuated consulate staff, a senior Libyan security official said on Thursday.
Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen in new attack
September 13, 2012
Chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East.
US investigates whether diplomat attacks were planned
September 12, 2012
The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and not a spontaneous mob enraged over an anti-Islam YouTube video
Obama condemns attack that killed envoy, 3 others
09:53 a.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 01:48 p.m.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased security at U.S. diplomatic posts around the world.
US ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya
08:48 a.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 10:17 a.m.
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
Norway shooter Breivik deemed sane, sentenced to prison
August 24, 2012
A Norwegian court sentenced Anders Behring Breivik to prison on Friday, denying prosecutors the insanity ruling they hoped would show that his massacre of 77 people was the work of a madman, not part of an anti-Muslim crusade.
Versailles wows KU men’s basketball team
August 10, 2012
Following a two-hour tour of the Palace of Versailles on Friday, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self felt a little young as an American.
Egyptian media reports Mubarak is ‘clinically dead’
04:38 p.m., June 19, 2012 Updated 10:40 p.m.
The Egyptian state news agency says former President Hosni Mubarak is “clinically dead.”
Gay marriage a distant dream around the world
May 10, 2012
China’s government considered homosexuality a mental disorder until 2001. Mobs in Senegal have disinterred bodies of men they believe were gays and dragged them through the streets. In Egypt, laws prohibiting “shameless public acts” have been used to imprison gay men.
Ex-U.N. ambassador: U.S. taking wrong approach to foreign ‘trouble spots’
April 4, 2012
A former United States ambassador to the United Nations called for an increased attention to international affairs Wednesday, arguing a strong America is critical to an economically prosperous one.
James Murdoch steps down as BSkyB chairman
April 3, 2012
Once his father’s heir apparent, James Murdoch stepped down Tuesday as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting, surrendering one of the biggest jobs in the Murdoch media empire in a bid to distance the broadcaster from a deepening phone hacking scandal.
Syria says it won’t be first to lay down arms
March 31, 2012
Syria rejected international envoy Kofi Annan’s call for the regime to halt violence first just days after the government agreed to a cease-fire plan. A senior official declared victory over the opposition.
Clinton: Time running out for diplomacy with Iran
March 31, 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear Saturday that time is running out for diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program and said talks aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon would resume in mid-April.
In Cuba, Pope calls for more freedom
March 29, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI demanded more freedom for the Catholic Church in communist-run Cuba and preached against “fanaticism” in an unusually political sermon Wednesday before hundreds of thousands at Revolution Plaza, with President Raul Castro in the front row.
Obama: N. Korean rocket test would isolate regime
March 26, 2012
Warning North Korea from its doorstep, President Barack Obama said Pyongyang risks deepening its isolation in the international community if it proceeds with a planned long-range rocket launch.