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Afghan refugees hope that the Obama administration will end the longest war in U.S. history

If they can get visas, Afghan refugees in the United States are hopeful that even the darkest of the hard times — fleeing a war that has killed more than 60,000 people since 2001...

Tunisia names its first woman Prime Minister amid uphill struggle to secure female rights

Tunisia has named its first woman Prime Minister, as the country returns to power after the Islamist-led government was toppled last year, one year after the assassination of opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi. Riha Abraibi's...

FDA, Monsanto clash on GM crops. Here’

A lawmaker on Thursday proposed legislation to block federal regulators from trying to block the sale of genetically modified crops after the Food and Drug Administration said this week that a company had failed...

Closure of China malls ‘brings pain’

The announcement to shut down 150 malls by mid-year could create a chain reaction, because they are so intertwined with their landlords By Ralph Jennings BBC News, Guangzhou Evergrande Real Estate Group has said...

Iceland Elects Europe’s First Female-Majority Parliament

Iceland Elects Europe's First Female-Majority Parliament Green Party wins 43.9 percent of the vote. The youth party has made history. Green Party reaches its historic power figure with 43.9 percent. The Icelandic capital, Reykjavik,...

Teen develops this futuristic solar-powered chair

By Anna Tolkovitsky and Matt Bullock There is a new player on the solar market, with a futuristic solar-powered frame and nifty windshield design. Meet Katie Fortunato, a 14-year-old high school sophomore from Bethesda,...

Barbara Bush welcomes ‘bundle of joy’

View of Bush family gathering for Barbara's 70th birthday with her husband Jeb, the former governor of Florida, and their children in December 2012, with daughters Jenna, left, and Barbara in the foreground Image...

Outgoing Iceland prime minister to form minority government with old opposition rival

By in large and by much wider margins than polls had predicted, Iceland's "Hartau", the hub of the massive nation's political scene, elected its first female-majority parliament Monday. Former Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson led...

Ecuador declares prison emergency after 116 inmates killed

Health team has offered to transport prisoners to hospital or nearby hospitals, as President Lenin Moreno, the prison's director and the former president Rafael Correa meet Ecuador's government on Wednesday declared a prison emergency...

Now Angela Merkel’s odds are looking better. But why?

In the German election, the socialist party won around 20%, an excellent result given their party banner. Here are the main scenarios. The SPD must accept Angela Merkel, despite growing pressure in Germany. The...

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