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Sep 30, 2014

New England Chapter of Kosciuszko Foundation kicks off Polish film series on Wednesday in Chicopee

“This is an interesting year” because of the commemorations of these events, said Carolyn C. Topor, president of the New England Chapter of The Kosciuszko Foundation. “People—not just Poles—who want to know more (will find the film series of interest...

Oct 01, 2014

US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi was visiting Washington as the stan... #China #Hong Kong #John Kerry #US State Department #Wang Yi

Sep 30, 2014

Afghans and US sign security pact

Afghanistan and the United States have signed a long-awaited security pact that will allow US forces to remain in the country past the end of year. At a ceremony in the capital Kabul, newly appointed national security adviser Mohmmad Hanif Atmar sign... #Afghanistan #Kabul #Ashraf Ghani #Hamid Karzai #Abdullah Abdullah #Chuck Hagel #Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Oct 01, 2014

'Vultures' hover over Argentina -US relations

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Relations between Argentina and the United States have sunk so low the South American nation's president is blaming the Obama administration for her country's debt crisis and suggesting Washington might even want to hav... #Afghanistan #Kabul #Ashraf Ghani #Hamid Karzai #Abdullah Abdullah #Chuck Hagel #Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Sep 30, 2014

A Warm Welcome For Narendra Modi, Ctd

A reader writes: The United States should feel some pressure to enhance relations with India and Prime Minister Modi. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited India this month andsigned signed three pacts meant to boost trade and investment between the t... #India #Xi Jinping

Oct 01, 2014

Obama, Netanyahu to meet as Iran deadline looms

(AP) -- President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet for the first time since a rash of civilian casualties during Israel's summer war with Hamas heightened tensions between two leaders who have long had a prickly re... #Mahmoud Abbas #Israel #Syria #Iraq #Iran #United Nations #Barack Obama #Hamas #Benjamin Netanyahu #Gaza Strip

Oct 02, 2014

McGinley basks in glory as McIlroy gets back on course

The picture of Rory McIlroy dressed in a red wig and wearing nothing else but a mini-kilt, standing with his arm around a soberly dressed Stephen Gallacher, provoked most people to laugh. But for Paul McGinley it provided emotional verification that ... #Europe #Paul McGinley #Stephen Gallacher #Rory McIlroy

Oct 01, 2014

Argentina-US relations hit low as Fernandez blames Washington for her country's debt crisis

Relations between Argentina and the United States have sunk so low the South American nation's president is blaming the Obama administration for her country's debt crisis and suggesting Washington might even want to have her killed... #Europe #Paul McGinley #Stephen Gallacher #Rory McIlroy

Sep 29, 2014

Area doctor, global speaker Ira Helfand re-elected International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War co-president

Will speak at several international events. Area physician Dr. Ira Helfand , who has spoken, and written, widely on the global devastation that would result from the use of nuclear weapons, has been re-elected a co-president of the International Phys... #United Nations #China #India #Pakistan #United Kingdom #Hiroshima #Kazakhstan #U.S. Congress #U.S. Republican Party

Oct 01, 2014

Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to attend pro-Boston 2024 Olympic event

Two of the most powerful elected leaders in the state are scheduled to attend an event boosting Boston&aposs bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Boston 2024 logo from the Organizing Committe Boston 2024   BOSTON -- Two of the most powerful elected ... #Massachusetts #Boston, MA #Nancy Kerrigan #Deval Patrick #US Olympic Committee #United States Olympic Committee