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China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

June 26, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said... more »»

 
 
 
Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

June 26, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — The world's biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavil... more »»

Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

June 26, 2017

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaz... more »»

Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest

June 26, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a... more »»

Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban

June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The focus is on the Supreme Court as the high-stakes legal fight over President Donald Trump's travel ban awaits action by the justices. more »»

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

June 26, 2017

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers... more »»

The Latest: 3 Australian Crown Resorts employees sentenced

June 26, 2017

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Latest on the criminal trial of Australian and Chinese casino workers in a Chinese court (all times local):

1:30 p.m. more »»

Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

June 26, 2017

GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) — A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people... more »»

Vietnamese dissident recounts forced deportation to France

June 26, 2017

PARIS (AP) — A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said he is determined to continue his activity as a... more »»

9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

June 26, 2017

GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) — A tourist boat packed with about 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving nine people dead and 2... more »»

UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

June 25, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the... more »»

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

June 25, 2017

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers... more »»

Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs

June 25, 2017

ROME (AP) — Exit polls early Monday indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of... more »»

Italy giving 5.2B euros in resources to keep 2 banks open

June 25, 2017

ROME (AP) — The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($. more »»

Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US urges sides to talk

June 25, 2017

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described a... more »»

The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

June 25, 2017

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on an oil tanker fire in Pakistan that killed more than 140 people (all times local):

12:20 a.m. more »»

Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

June 25, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the... more »»

Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

June 25, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species,... more »»

Iran's president condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab nations

June 25, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that the "siege of Qatar is not acceptable for us," according to the office of the presidency's website. more »»

In about face, Israel freezes Western Wall mixed prayer plan

June 25, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government froze a long-overdue plan Sunday to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall, a major policy reversal that infuriated the liberal stream... more »»

LGBT activists prevented from assembling in Istanbul

June 25, 2017

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups mad... more »»

 
 

Tuesday Afternoon Sewing Time June 27, 2017

Bring your sewing, knitting, embroidery, even your mending — and let's enjoy each other's company inthe Parlor Room of Trinity Episcopal's Parish House, 1 to 4 p.m. Questions? Call Paula Lelansky at 304-876-2930. more »

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