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North Korea blasts Malaysia for death of its national

February 23, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions" amid speculation that its agents masterminded the... more »»

 
 
 
House speaker gets firsthand look at US-Mexico border

February 22, 2017

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande valley on Wednesday for a firsthand look at the U.S. more »»

David Bowie honors, George Michael tribute top Brit Awards

February 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a cross-section of home-grown talent Wednesday — but the ceremony was overshadowed by the... more »»

The Latest: UN aid convoys increase; access woes continue

February 22, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

11:25 p.m. more »»

UN Syria envoy not expecting breakthrough at Geneva talks

February 22, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Playing down expectations, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Wednesday he's not expecting a breakthrough in the first U.. more »»

Body of Egypt's so-called Blind Sheikh brought home from US

February 22, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — The body of a blind Egyptian cleric convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York was brought back to Egypt and handed over to his family for burial on Wednesday, following his... more »»

The Latest: Opposition wants 'direct talks' with government

February 22, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

9:30 p.m. more »»

France: Le Pen aide charged in parliament jobs probe

February 22, 2017

PARIS (AP) — A top aide of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been handed preliminary charges in an investigation into money spent on her party's European Parliament... more »»

Turkey military allows Islamic headscarves for officers

February 22, 2017

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military has changed its regulations to allow female officers to wear headscarves while on duty, defense officials said Wednesday, removing a ban on Islamic-style... more »»

House speaker getting firsthand look at US-Mexico border

February 22, 2017

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is visiting the Rio Grande valley for a firsthand look at the U.. more »»

Dresses that tell a story: Princess Diana's life in fashion

February 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The dresses tell the story of a life cut short: first the frilly debutante frocks Princess Diana wore before she married Prince Charles, then the elaborate gowns that stunned the... more »»

Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity

February 22, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to... more »»

South African court rules ICC withdrawal unconstitutional

February 22, 2017

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court ruled Wednesday that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court without parliament's approval was unconstitutional. more »»

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

February 22, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military ... more »»

Wilders' security officer detained for suspected data leak

February 22, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch security official responsible for protecting anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders has been detained on suspicion of leaking classified information, a police... more »»

Russia to build Reichstag model for youths to storm at park

February 22, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military is building a replica of Berlin's Reichstag building as a playground for teenagers to attack at a patriotic theme park. more »»

Even at anything-goes Carnival, these lyrics raise eyebrows

February 22, 2017

SAO PAULO (AP) — The typical notion of Carnival in Brazil is that anything goes: no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribal. more »»

'Arbeit macht frei': Stolen Nazi gate is returned to Dachau

February 22, 2017

DACHAU, Germany (AP) — The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp, which prompted an international outcry when it was stolen more than two years ago, has been returned to the... more »»

Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his... more »»

Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.

February 22, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is... more »»

 
 

Bridge group to meet every Wednesday February 22, 2017

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751. more »

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