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  • Money Yes, Power Maybe

    March 27, 2014 4:52 AM 111

    A picture taken on December 4, 2012, shows electricity pylons erected along a main road in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images) The most striking example was the recent announcement by the Saudi government that all agreements and contracts had been finalized for what is billed as the world’s biggest mining project, the 9.6 billion

  • Merkel not ready to back economic sanctions against Russia

    March 27, 2014 2:49 AM 19

    The West has not yet reached a stage where it will be ready to impose economic sanctions on Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, stressing that she hopes for a political solution to the stalemate over Ukraine crisis. The chancellor said she is “not interested in escalation” of tensions with Russia, speaking after Wednesday meeting with the South

  • MH370 tragedy inspires benevolence in M'sians

    March 27, 2014 1:41 AM 20

    KUALA LUMPUR: Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today that the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 flight tragedy had inspired benevolence in Malaysians. Such benevolence was reflected in the initiative shown by the people from all walks of life, regardless of race, religion and political affiliation to unite and pray for the passengers

  • Washington mudslide brings tales of heroism, loss

    March 27, 2014 1:20 AM 42

    Robin Youngblood and another woman were the first of 16 people to be rescued by helicopter after Saturday’s slide. Responders found them caked in mud from head to toe and perched on part of a roof floating in 3 feet of water. Youngblood described the disaster Wednesday, saying she was in her home when she heard a noise and looked outside to see a 20-foot

  • Obama defends mega free-trade deal

    March 26, 2014 2:19 PM 24

    Brussels — US President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to allay fears that a mega EU-US free-trade deal could erode consumer and environmental protections, saying it would instead improve standards on both sides of the Atlantic. "I have fought my entire political career and as president, to strengthen consumer protections. I have no intention of signing

  • Hopes dwindle for Washington State mudslide victims

    March 26, 2014 1:51 PM 16

    Hopes were dwindling Tuesday of finding any survivors among the 176 people missing after a mudslide buried part a small Washington state town under 20ft of sludge and debris. Rescuers continued a frantic search three days after a mile-wide wave of mud swept into the town of Oso, north of Seattle, killing 14 people and engulfing homes and roads

  • MH370 investigators identify third possible wreckage sighting as anguished mother refuses to abandon hope

    March 26, 2014 1:17 PM 28

    She is the woman whose cries of despair captured the unimaginable agony of the families waiting for news of the 239 passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. Now, more than two weeks after her son was among those who failed to make it to Beijing, Liu Guiqiu has told her story and described her anguish, captured in a photograph seen around

  • Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

    March 26, 2014 1:05 PM 32

    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Video from the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team shows the rescue of a 4-year-old boy from the Oso mudslide. When the slide hit their house Saturday, Jacob Spillers was home with his father, Billy Spillers and three siblings - 13-year-old half-brother Jovon Mangual, 5-year-old Kaylee Spillers, and 2-year-old Brooke Spillers

  • Berezovsky Inquest Set to Resume Near London

    March 26, 2014 11:45 AM 16

    LONDON — A British coroner was scheduled to reopen an inquest on Wednesday into the death of Boris A. Berezovsky, a Russian oligarch and adversary of the Kremlin who was found dead a year ago on the floor of a locked bathroom at a mansion outside London. The hearing, which was expected to take two days, will try to determine the cause of Mr. Berezovsky’s

  • In speech, President Obama to tout U.S. ties with Europe

    March 25, 2014 11:32 PM 23

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – President Barack Obama will use the centerpiece address of his overseas trip Wednesday to put up a united front with Europe against Russia. Five years after the administration’s foreign policy pivot towards Asia, Obama is expected to reaffirm the transatlantic relationship — an alliance that’s taken on new urgency as Ukraine and its neighbors