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How The U.S. and U.N. Created A Major Cholera Outbreak In Haiti

It took six years for the United Nations to publicly acknowledge what the scientific community has long known: the cholera epidemic was introduced to Haiti by U.N. peacekeepers. The global failure to swiftly acknowledge the source of the outbreak and take aggressive action to eradicate it, has left the country vulnerable to the new uptick in infections.

October 13, 2016

U.S. Struggles To Turn The Tide In War Against IS

The U.S.-lead coalition is still fighting back against the Islamic State, but some officials say the coalition’s strategy is not likely to work.

October 27, 2014

Another Ebola Challenge: Disposing Of Medical Waste

Medical authorities are thinking logistically about how to deal with Ebola and the medical waste it produces.

October 20, 2014

Texas Case Forces U.S. To ‘Rethink’ Ebola Approach

The CDC speaks out about how we should be approaching Ebola.

October 14, 2014

U.S. ‘Concerned’ Over IS-Beseiged Border Town

Washington (AFP) — The United States said Tuesday it was “horrific” watching in real time the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobane, insisting it did not want to see the city fall to Islamic militants. The blitz on Kobane by the Islamic State group follows a three-week siege that sent 190,000 refugees streaming […]

October 7, 2014

Coalition Strikes Jihadists Near Besieged Syria Town

Overnight raids by the U.S.-led coalition targeted Islamic State (IS) fighters in the area of a Kurdish town in Syria.

September 24, 2014

Vietnam, U.S. Restart Adoptions After Six-Year Ban

Hanoi (AFP) — American parents will again be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children, authorities said Tuesday, ending a six-year ban imposed after allegations of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions. Two American agencies have been awarded licences but new U.S. adoptions will be limited to children aged over five, sibling groups and those with […]

September 16, 2014

Iraq Wins Pledge Of Military Support Against IS Militants

Paris (AFP) — The world’s top diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by “any means necessary”, including “appropriate military assistance”, as leaders stressed the urgency of the crisis. Representatives from around 30 countries and international organisations, including the United States, Russia and China, gathered in Paris as the […]

September 15, 2014

WATCH: ‘Last Days In Vietnam’ Trailer Is A Must-See

During the spring of 1975, as Washington policymakers confronted the inevitability of a North Vietnamese victory against the U.S.-backed government of South Vietnam, they made a decision that layered dishonor on the American defeat. They would do nothing to evacuate the South Vietnamese associated with the U.S. war effort, whose lives were in grave peril. […]

September 5, 2014

On The Open Road

The great American road trip isn’t what it used to be. For decades it was a cheap way to travel from state to state, but with gas prices fluctuating between ouch and you’ve got to be kidding, factoring in the cost of fuel before you decide to head for the open road is a calculation […]

August 25, 2014

Australia, United States Appalled At Decapitated Head Photo

By Martin Parry Sydney (AFP) — A shocking image of what is believed to be the young son of an Australian man holding a decapitated head in Syria shows how barbaric the Islamic State “terrorist army” is, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday. He made the comment while announcing Australia will likely join airdrops of […]

August 11, 2014

Iraqis Who Aided U.S. Military Seek To Resettle Here Amid New Violence

By Jeremy Redmon, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA — Terrorists sought to kidnap and kill Hadi Lazim when he served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Baghdad during the war in Iraq. He fled to the United States with a special visa in 2010 and has steadily helped his five sons legally immigrate here […]

August 11, 2014

U.S. Weighing Response To Potential ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ In Iraq

By David Lauter, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — U.S. officials are “closely monitoring” a potential “humanitarian catastrophe” in northern Iraq but will not be sending combat troops back to the country, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday. Earnest said the United States would cooperate with Iraqi military and Kurdish authorities in the volatile […]

August 7, 2014

American Missionary Battling Ebola To Arrive In United States On Tuesday

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — As a deadly Ebola virus outbreak produced more victims in West Africa, an American missionary stricken with the disease was expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday to join a U.S. doctor receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The air ambulance that […]

August 4, 2014

Naval Ships From U.S., India, and Japan To Start War Games

Tokyo (AFP) — The United States, India, and Japan are set to kick off week-long war games in the Pacific, beefing up naval ties as they warily eye an increasingly assertive China and its military buildup. Warships from the three countries are to begin the joint exercises on Friday, after an official opening ceremony at […]

July 24, 2014

Global Turbulence Tests U.S. Alliances

Washington (AFP) — Back before campaign promises needed to be cashed, Barack Obama told 200,000 Berliners that allies must “trust each other” and vowed to repair bonds torn by George W. Bush’s go-it-alone diplomacy. Six years on, he needs to do some work to make good on that pledge. Sectarian chaos remaking the Middle East, […]

July 16, 2014

Libya Demands Return Of Benghazi Suspect Seized By U.S. Forces

By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO—Libya’s weak interim government on Wednesday verbally assailed the U.S. capture of a suspected mastermind of the 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans and set off a political firestorm in the United States. At a news conference nearly 24 hours after the Pentagon publicly disclosed […]

June 18, 2014

U.S. Cuts Embassy Staff In Baghdad As Insurgents Approach Iraqi Capital

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff IRBIL, Iraq — The United States announced Sunday that it was removing an undisclosed number of workers from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad in a tacit acknowledgment that the situation in the Iraqi capital had become unpredictable and that violence seemed likely. The announcement came as the Islamic State of […]

June 16, 2014

U.S. Reports Third Case Of MERS Virus

Washington (AFP) – An Illinois man has contracted the MERS respiratory virus after coming into contact with the first case of the mysterious Middle East pathogen in the United States, become the third infected person. It was during an ongoing investigation on the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in the United States […]

May 18, 2014

U.S. Officials Frustrated By Nigeria’s Response To Girls’ Kidnapping

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As American military and intelligence specialists joined the hunt for Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls, U.S. officials expressed frustration Thursday with the country’s inability to act on fresh intelligence about the Boko Haram extremists who took more than 200 teenagers captive and threatened to sell them into slavery. Imagery from […]

May 16, 2014

U.S. Alone Among Western Countries On Lack Of Paid Maternity Leave, U.N. Finds

By John Zarocostas, McClatchy Foreign Staff GENEVA — The United States is the only Western country — and one of only three in the world — that does not provide some kind of monetary payment to new mothers who’ve taken maternity leave from their jobs, a new U.N. study reports. Two other countries share the U.S. […]

May 13, 2014

Fresh Violence Rattles New Europe Push For Ukraine Talks

Kiev (AFP) – Separatist rebels killed seven Ukrainian soldiers in a bloody ambush in the restive east on Tuesday, rattling efforts by Europe to step up a diplomatic push to resolve the escalating crisis on its doorstep. The violence flared as German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was in Ukraine to push Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels […]

May 13, 2014

Nigeria ‘Willing To Talk’ To Boko Haram Over Missing Girls

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria on Tuesday said it was willing to talk to Boko Haram militants, as the United States sent its top Africa general for talks on the rescue mission of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. The governor of Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, Kashim Shettima, confirmed that all of the girls shown in the […]

May 13, 2014

U.S. Flying ‘Manned Missions’ To Seek Abducted Nigeria Girls

Lagos (AFP) – Manned U.S. aircraft were in the skies above Nigeria on Tuesday in the hunt for more than 200 missing schoolgirls, almost a month after they were kidnapped by Islamist militants. The United States said manned ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) aircraft were being flown and it had also shared commercial satellite imagery […]

May 13, 2014

Free Market America? Yes, But With Limits

Washington (AFP) – The United States portrays itself as a bastion of the unfettered free market, but when foreign firms launch takeover bids for American businesses things are not always so laissez faire. The United States is the world’s top destination for foreign investment. Business leaders here scoff at protectionism, such as the French government’s […]

May 8, 2014