Freed Vietnamese dissident travels to US: official

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says a prominent Vietnamese dissident has been freed and will arrive Tuesday in the United States.
Michelle Obama asks students to vote early in Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama tried to give Democrats a boost in a key U.S. Senate race Tuesday, urging college students in Iowa to vote early for Bruce Braley.
Syria's Assad exploits US war against IS

This Sunday July 6, 2014 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows weapons that SANA says were captured by Syrian government forces in Kafr Saghir, outside Aleppo, Northern Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition’s war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government. Assad’s troops are now focusing their energies on the country’s two largest cities, Damascus and Aleppo. (AP Photo/SANA, File)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.



Dominican Republic joins entry ban for Ebola-affected countries

By Manuel Jimenez SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - The Dominican Republic joined other countries in banning entry to foreigners who have visited Ebola-affected countries in the last 30 days, the country's Ministry of Public Health announced on Tuesday. The Caribbean country joined several other states in the Americas, including Colombia, Jamaica, and St. Lucia, to issue travel bans. ...
U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

Protestor Hulbert of Annapolis holds a sign reading "Stop the Flights" as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in WashingtonBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. The restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and were set to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. ...





Close Window