Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:49:51 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.
South Korean media reports ferry captain's arrest
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:36:30 -0400
Investigators arrested Lee Joon-Seok and two of his crew early in the morning. All three have been criticised for abandoning hundreds of passengers trapped in the ferry, as they made their own escape. Lee was charged with negligence and failing to secure the safety of passengers in violation of maritime law.
Four French journalists free after Syria kidnap
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:16:22 -0400
Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world's most dangerous country for the media. French President Francois Hollande said Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were "in good health despite the very challenging conditions of their captivity". Turkish soldiers found the four men abandoned in no-man's land on the border with Syria overnight Friday-Saturday, wearing blindfolds and with their hands bound, the Turkish news agency Dogan reported. We just came from Syria," Francois was shown saying.
13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:14:31 -0400
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.
Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:07:37 -0400
By David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War. He agreed that U.S. planes carrying humanitarian aid could fly through Russian air space. He said the U.S. military could use airbases in former Soviet republics in Central Asia. And he ordered his generals to brief their U.S. counterparts on their own ill-fated 1980s occupation of Afghanistan.
Russia says reinforced troops on Ukraine border as precaution
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:06:45 -0400
The extra Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine have been deployed there in response to instability in Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said, in a departure from the previous explanation that they were on routine exercises. Some of these forces are based there permanently, others are there to reinforce, against the backdrop of what is happening in Ukraine itself," Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on the Rossiya 1 television station. "Forgive me but, it (Ukraine) is a country where there has just been a military coup, so naturally any country is going to take particular precautionary measures in terms of ensuring its security." He said as a sovereign state, Russia was free to deploy troops anywhere on its territory without restrictions. He denied allegations that the Russian military was interfering in events inside Ukraine territory.
Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:06:08 -0400
By Ju-min Park and Jungmin Jang JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board. The Sewol, carrying 476 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. The 69-year-old captain, Lee Joon-seok, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday on charges of negligence along with two other crew members, including the third mate who was steering at the time of the capsize.
Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:01:58 -0400
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.
Russia promises support to ending Ukraine crisis
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:56:03 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders.
10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:43:55 -0400
Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:
- Advertising agencies and services. Marketing and advertising industry information. Companies that offer advertising services online and offline.
Art and Hobbies
- Arts. Visual arts and performing arts. Arts and crafts. Shopping and services hobbies. Recreation and sports hobbies. Extra activities.
Auto Care and Services
- Cars and autos products and services. Auto racing, cars for sale, auto reviews, car insurance, buying guides, specifications, quotes, title, parts and more.
Business Products and Supplies
- Business marketing and advertising promotional products. Business construction and maintenance, materials and supplies. Business electronics and electrical. Office supplies. Business to business products.
Clothing and Accessories
- Shopping and clothing. Consumer goods and services. Vintage clothing and apparel. Casual clothing, closet organizers, fashion, teen clothes, kid clothes, and accessories.
- Large and small business computer services. Computer consulting services, hardware components, cableing, retailers, and wholesale.
- Web design and development for electronic commerce based sites. Other services include merchant accounts to accept payment and secure ordering systems.
Education and Training
- Adult online education, school resources, art education, technical education, training, business training, medical education, and more.
Employment and Careers
- Post resumes, search for employment, gain career advice. Find the career guidance that you need. Information related to getting new applicants and people finding new jobs.
- Event planning, arts, movies, TV, radio, programs, entertainment news, multimedia, studios, celebrities, gossip, and more.
- Investing with money managers. Financial consultants, financial planning, certified financial planners, retirement planning, research and analysis, stock market investing, and more.
Gambling and Casinos
- Extensive sites that offer strategies for baccarat to blackjack, and other gambling-related resources. Gambling portals that offer games, news, casino reviews and discussion forums. Collections of news headlines related to casinos and gambling.
Gifts and Collectibles
- Provides a gift-buying guide for Internet shoppers. Search for seasonal wardrobe items, holiday presents, toys and corporate gifts. Purchase gifts for Christmas, weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. Selections include collectibles and gift of the month clubs.
Health and Fitness
- Inspect a collection of articles giving news and advice on fitness, health and beauty. Provides health and fitness information on topics including weight loss, diet and nutrition. Features a list of fitness, health, and personal grooming services.
Home and Garden
- Areas include architecture, landscaping, insulation, paving and drywall. Directory of links to resources on topics such as landscape architects, interior decoration, builders and contractors. Check out decorating tips and projects for the home and the garden.
Home Products and Services
- Provides a series of renovating and interior design advice. Includes product reviews and calculators that might save a person a trip to the hardware store. Explore home improvement, hobbies, gardening, cooking, interior design, and other popular topics through featured articles from popular home life magazines.
- Offers an Internet-based home business opportunity marketing a range of over 200 products in personal care, home care, cosmetics and vitamins. Find out how to find real work-at-home jobs. Plus work-from-home advice, information, and tips to avoid scams.
Industrial and Commercial
- Comprehensive listing of construction firms and project managers for domestic, commercial and industrial markets. View a directory of contractors, equipment, projects, employment and general info about industrial and commercial listings.
- Describes how to optimize your marketing result through search engines and other advertising mediums. Offers advice regarding Web-site promotion.
- International directory of bank and legal counsel features firm and attorney profiles. Browse indexes of resources, including attorneys, legal services, courts, libraries, and legislation.
Online Shopping and Gifts
- Wide selection of books, music CDs, DVD movies, children's toys, consumer electronics and much more at discount prices. Shop for clothes for women, men, and children, or find home furnishings, shoes, sporting goods, consumer electronics, furniture, and jewelry.
Personal Products and Services
- Surveys a variety of personal care products and home cleaners. Offers health products for air treatment, aromatherapy, bathing, body care, eye care, feet care and more.
- Find home and investment opportunities, learn about alternative forms of building and find out about the next boom market. Advice and programs for homebuyers with special needs. Network of agents offers guidance for those on the move.
- Furnishes articles, product reviews and other information on software applications. Shares articles, product reviews, and resources regarding various software applications.
Sports and Athletics
- Visit a variety of shops by sport or specialty, and find shoes, apparel and accessories. Find discounted prices for products such as inline skates, hockey gear, golf gear and snowboards.
- Find great deals on US and international travel. Get discount airline tickets, hotels, rental cars, and vacation packages. Find travel news, city guides, reservation centers, and weather.
- Review a list of free and low-cost hosting providers for your Web site. Get cheap domain hosting. Discussions on the computer industry, including hardware, software, peripherals and networking.
- Features articles and discussions on religious aspects of wedding including vows, interfaith ceremonies and traditions. Offers a planning guide with an engagement ring section, wedding book reviews, wedding cake photos and more.