Tag Archives: Sochi Olympics

Merkel calls under-funding of refugee agency 'unforgiveable'

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned rich countries on Monday for failing to properly fund the United Nations refugee agency & World Food Programme, calling the lack…

At climate talks, African nations pledge to restore forests

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tree by tree, more than a dozen African governments pledged to restore the continent's natural forests at the United Nations climate talks on Sunday. The earth has…

Turkish troops on Iraqi training mission moved near Mosul

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish official says a military battalion has been deployed to a position close to the Islamic State-held city of Mosul as part of a training…

Nielsen: 11 million viewers for 'The Wiz'

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC reached 11.1 million viewers for its live production of "The Wiz" on Thursday night. The Nielsen company ratings represented a rebound for the network, which…

Husband of former Disney star killed in Arkansas crash

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police say the husband of former Disney star Tiffany Thornton has been killed in a single-vehicle crash. A police report says 35-year-old Christopher…

La Scala opens new season amid enhanced security

MILAN (AP) — Giuseppe Verdi's rarely staged early masterpiece "Giovanna d'Arco" ("Joan of Arc"), which opens the La Scala season on Monday, seems to have particular present-day resonance, recounting the…

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Britain dismisses reports about air force orders in Iraq

MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) – Russia called in the British defence attache in Moscow on Sunday after a British newspaper published what London said was an inaccurate report that its pilots had…