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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Iran Maneuvers To Win Blame Game If Nuclear Talks Collapse

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — Iran’s nuclear negotiating team has come to this city hoping to seal a deal on its disputed nuclear program that will finally remove the international sanctions crippling its economy. But just in case they don’t win that diplomatic victory, they are carefully positioning themselves to come away with […]

June 17, 2014

Turks’ Anger Builds As Mine Death Toll Hits 282

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — As public fury mounted Thursday along with the casualty toll in what officials were describing as Turkey’s deadliest mine accident, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found himself on the defensive in the wake of a seemingly tone-deaf response to the disaster. The number of confirmed dead rose to […]

May 15, 2014

1 Dead, 14 Injured After Dutch Stadium Collapses

ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AP) — The roof of a Dutch sports stadium partially collapsed during off-season construction work Thursday, killing one person and leaving 10 others hospitalized, some with severe injuries, a local mayor said. In all, 14 people were injured when the roof at the southern end of the FC Twente stadium collapsed around midday, […]

July 7, 2011

Tim Pawlenty Loves Government Shut-Downs

It’s one thing to stand by principles and fight to the end over how to fund government, and quite another to celebrate its collapse. Tim Pawlenty, who left behind a budget deficit that contributed to Minnesota’s government shutting its doors today, celebrated another shutdown that took place under his watch in 2005 and even said […]

July 1, 2011

Obama Warns of Collapse of Government Services If Debt Ceiling Isn’t Raised

Barack Obama raised the specter of food safety inspections falling by the wayside and young people being denied college scholarships if the debt ceiling isn’t raised and the government exhausts its borrowing authority at a White House press conference today. He continued his cat-and-mouse game with supporting gay marriage, calling New York’s marriage equality law […]

June 29, 2011