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Sep 14, 2014

Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

(AP) -- Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Monday. Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military airc... #Syria #Iraq #Australia #Barack Obama #Tony Abbott #United Arab Emirates #George W. Bush #Middle East #Indonesia #Jakarta #Ritz-Carlton

Sep 11, 2014

Rothkopf: Barack Obama and the never-ending war

I have two grown daughters. Neither can remember a moment in which the United States did not have troops deployed in the Middle East. One was 10 months old at the time the first Gulf War effectively commenced with Operation Desert Shield in August 19... #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #Middle East #Barack Obama #New York (state)

Sep 14, 2014

White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

(AP) -- The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough signaled that the State Department... #Syria #Iraq #Middle East #Paris #Turkey #Barack Obama #John Kerry #US State Department #Denis McDonough

Sep 03, 2014

Egypt religious body: Suspend belly-dancing show

(AP) -- Egypt's top religious body demanded Wednesday that a new belly-dancing TV show be suspended for "corrupting morals" and serving "extremists" who could use it as a pretext to depict Egyptian society as anti-Islamic. The call by Dar al-Ifta, th... #Egypt #Cairo #Sinai Peninsula #Muslim Brotherhood #Irish Film and Television Academy #Mohamed Morsi

Sep 01, 2014

Family worries about detained missionary's health

(AP) -- The sister of an American missionary held for nearly two years in North Korea said Monday that she is worried about the health and well-being of Kenneth Bae, who's isolated in a labor camp and suffers from severe back pain. In a statement rel... #National Security Council #US State Department

Aug 30, 2014

Paul McGinley and Tom Watson to set markers with Ryder Cup wildcards

The captains will name their three picks apiece on Tuesday amid intense scrutiny, with plenty of questions still hanging in the air Similarities between the independence referendum and the Ryder Cup extend beyond both taking place in Scotland in Sept... #Europe #Paul McGinley #Tom Watson

Aug 25, 2014

Morning briefs: Burger King wants Tim Hortons; S&P above 2,000; Economists back Fed; Sony attacked

Here's what's happening in the world of business on Aug. 25, 2014. NEW RECORD The S&P is trading above 2,000 for the first time in its history . HAVING IT THEIR WAY Burger King is reportedly in talks to buy Canadian coffee and baked goods chain T... #Burger King #Sony #LG Electronics #Sony Online Entertainment #John Smedley #Tim Hortons Inc. #Federal Reserve #John Sperling #University of Phoenix

Aug 30, 2014

Paul McGinley and Tom Watson to set markers with Ryder Cup wildcards

The captains will name their three picks apiece on Tuesday amid intense scrutiny, with plenty of questions still hanging in the air Similarities between the independence referendum and the Ryder Cup extend beyond both taking place in Scotland in Sept... #Europe #Paul McGinley #Tom Watson

Aug 21, 2014

Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

(AP) -- Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. The pressure on the American chain, which has 435 restaurants in Rus... #European Union #McDonald's #Soviet Union

Aug 24, 2014

Phase I of National Tennis Center transformation completed

The preparations were fast and furious this summer as workers raced to complete the first phase of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center's transformation in advance of the U.S. Open that begins Monday. The half-billion dollar project, which inc... #Andre Agassi #Louis Armstrong #Pete Sampras #Billie Jean King