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An elderly man listens to a speaker at a political rally in New Delhi in a Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 photo. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Global study: World not ready for aging population

The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder […]

10/14/2013

The Belgian ship Pompei, owned by De Nul, is shown in unidentified waters. (AP Photo/ Belgian Government)

Hollywood-style sting nabs alleged pirate kingpin

BRUSSELS (AP) — An alleged pirate kingpin has been arrested in a Hollywood-style sting that lured him from Somalia to Belgium to work on a fake documentary about high-seas crime. Yet instead of signing a […]

10/14/2013

A chart outlining the UN’s social and economic well being rankings for those age 60 and over;

Global study: World not ready for aging population

The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder […]

09/30/2013

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about the crisis in Syria to media gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Syrian chemical arms inspections could begin soon

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – The world’s chemical weapons watchdog was preparing Friday to launch a risky United Nations-backed mission into the heart of Syria’s deadly civil war to verify and destroy the country’s chemical […]

09/27/2013

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Obama applauds UN deal on Syria’s chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a deal reached on a United Nations resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons is “potentially a huge victory for the international community.” The draft resolution’s demands that Syria […]

09/27/2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a meeting on nuclear disarmament during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rouhani: Obama has struck new tone on Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new president says President Barack Obama struck a new tone in his U.N. speech this week that left him optimistic about easing tensions between the two countries. Hassan Rouhani also […]

09/27/2013

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in the residential al-Tadhamon neighborhood in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Syrian state media say a car bomb has exploded in Damascus, killing and wounding a dozen people. Damascus has been hit by a wave of explosions over the past leaving scores of people dead. (AP Photo/SANA)

Mass starvation feared in Syria; ‘We have no food’

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition groups and international relief organizations are warning of the risk of mass starvation across the country, especially in the besieged Damascus suburbs where a gas attack killed hundreds last month. […]

09/24/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

At UN, Obama welcomes signs of Iranian moderation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government’s pursuit of a “more moderate course,” saying it should offer the basis for a breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear impasse with the […]

09/24/2013

A Kenyan policeman keeps crowds of onlookers back from the Westgate Mall, in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya official reports several Americans among attackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two or three Americans and one Briton were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya’s foreign minister said Monday. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on […]

09/23/2013

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, center, arrives for a news conference during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

EU says Iran and 6 key nations will hold nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new foreign minister will join talks with six key nations trying to rein in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program later this week at the United Nations, the European Union’s foreign […]

09/23/2013

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