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Ducey signs controversial abortion bill

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill that would require physicians to tell women that a medication abortion procedure can be reversed. It also will bar any health care exchange from providing coverage for abortions except in cases of rape and incest. ... Read more»1

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Global inflation sparks renewed interest in gold

Despite recent headlines about sharp drops, over the past week or so gold has recovered much of its losses. The price is up about 5 percent for the year. So is it time to pour your savings into the yellow metal?... Read more»

Reporters in Libya freed after 6 weeks

Libyan authorities Wednesday released four foreign journalists who had been held for more than six weeks to a hotel in Tripoli.... Read more»1

Strauss-Kahn now toast to the French

However New York courts deal with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, to the French he is toast. The suave global economist favored to unseat Nicolas Sarkozy in 2012 has shamed a society that is not easy to shock.... Read more»

Global community hopes for peaceful power transfer in Yemen

Despite increased violence against protesters and rising tensions, the international community remains hopeful that Yemen can achieve a peaceful transfer of power.... Read more»

From punk rock to techno, alternative music surges in Mexico

Alternative Latin music is making new strides into the U.S., with Mexican bands packing venues from coast to coast. The strength of alternative Mexican music on both sides of the Rio Grande attests to sweeping changes in the two nations in the last decade.... Read more»

'Natural born' leaders not a requirement in other countries

While President Obama may have ended speculation about his own birth right, arguments over the clause in Article Two of the U.S. Constitution which states “no person except a natural born citizen” can stand for office, are likely to rumble on.... Read more»

Bomb threat investigated as queen visits Ireland

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was to visit Ireland Tuesday, marking the first visit to the country by a British monarch, but on the eve of the historic visit, a bomb threat forced the Mall, an avenue leading to Buckingham Palace, in London to shut down.... Read more»

IMF chief held at Rikers Island

The chief of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has gone from a $3,000-a-night suite at a luxury New York hotel to an 11-by-13 foot cell on Rikers Island in a matter of days. A hotel maid claims Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her Saturday at the Sofitel hotel in midtown New York.... Read more»1

North Koreans chuckle over propaganda

Given the increasingly dire economic situation in North Korea, people are losing faith in Kim Jong Il. And they are expressing their cynicism through reinterpretations of government slogans, reports the Daily NK.... Read more»1

Is martyr just stuff of Tunisian legend?

When Mohamed Bouazizi, a fruit vendor from central Tunisia, was slapped by a female police officer on Dec. 17 last year, his pain was felt by millions of Arabs. His self-immolation suicide sparked the popular uprising that eventually toppled then-President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.... Read more»

Tweeting with the Taliban

They may have banned music, television, and photography when they were in power, but the Taliban at war have never missed a chance at self-promotion. So it is with Twitter, which the Taliban have taken to with abandon.... Read more»

Ireland prepares for Obama visit

President Obama's imminent arrival to his ancestral home in Ireland is providing a welcome distraction for a population profoundly depressed by financial woes.... Read more»

IMF chief accused in sexual assault

A hotel maid picked Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, out of a lineup Sunday as the man who she claims sexually assaulted her in his $3,000-a-night suite at a New York hotel.... Read more»

After tragedy, Freedom Flotilla to try Gaza trip again

In mid-June, volunteers from 22 different humanitarian groups hailing from Europe, Asia and North America will once more, as part of the Free Gaza movement, load cargo ships with aid and activists and attempt to land in the Gaza Strip.... Read more»

Guatemala massacre leaves 27 decapitated

About 200 gunmen reportedly massacred and decapitated at least 27 people in northern Guatemala on Sunday.... Read more»

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