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Erdogan rules out obedient role for successor

August 27, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday rejected claims that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is set to replace him as prime minister, would merely do his... more »»

 
 
 
Govt-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

August 27, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy shelling hit a town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the third day of an assault that has forced government troops to spread their ranks thinner along the... more »»

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

August 27, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained... more »»

Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

August 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country's disputed election over... more »»

Turkish party to confirm Erdogan's successor

August 27, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party convened on Wednesday to confirm Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its new chairman and prime minister-designate, to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan as... more »»

Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

August 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent... more »»

Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food

August 27, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the... more »»

Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

August 27, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health... more »»

No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

August 27, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a... more »»

2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico

August 26, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were... more »»

Interfax: Ukraine cites support for peace plan

August 26, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said early Wednesday that he has support for a peace plan from leaders who attended a summit meeting in Minsk, including Russian... more »»

Report finds 1,400 children exploited in UK town

August 26, 2014

LONDON (AP) — About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of "collective failures" by authorities to prevent victims a... more »»

Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

August 26, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intelligence gathered by U.. more »»

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting — an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have... more »»

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

August 26, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international... more »»

French gov't reshuffle expels dissident ministers

August 26, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday to silence ministers who had openly criticized Socialist President Francois Hollande's economic policies as he tries to pull... more »»

Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

August 26, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health... more »»

Putin and Poroshenko meet for bilateral talks

August 26, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met late Tuesday for their first bilateral talks at a much-anticipated summit in Minsk, which many voiced hopes may help bring an end to... more »»

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of... more »»

Afghan candidate threatens boycott of vote audit

August 26, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of the two men vying to become Afghanistan's next president is threatening to boycott a ballot audit from the country's disputed presidential runoff, his adviser sai... more »»

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

August 26, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A rebel commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged a spokesman for a state governor. more »»

 
 

Rotary Club of Weirton August 27, 2014

The Rotary Club of Weirton meets each Wednesday at noon at Williams Country Club. more »

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