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Pope warns against devil in hardscrabble Mexico City suburb

February 14, 2016

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people gathered Sunday for the biggest event of Pope Francis' five-day trip to Mexico, a Mass in the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec,... more »»

 
 
 
Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos

February 14, 2016

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify a tentative peace after more than two years of... more »»

Pope brings message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb

February 14, 2016

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people gathered Sunday as Pope Francis began what was expected to be the biggest event of his five-day trip to Mexico: a Mass in the capital's... more »»

Turkey shells Kurdish positions in Syria for 2nd day

February 14, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey shelled positions held by a U.S. more »»

US pushing Albania to enact judicial, legislative reforms

February 14, 2016

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday pushed Albania to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms, backed by U.S. more »»

Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine

February 14, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine. more »»

Israel: 3 Palestinians dead after attacking Israelis

February 14, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians were killed and another critically wounded while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in three separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the... more »»

Multiple crises challenge European Union before summit

February 14, 2016

LONDON (AP) — If the European Union were a patient, its survival would be seen as threatened by multiple organ failure. more »»

The Latest: France calls on Syria to halt airstrikes

February 14, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):

6 p.. more »»

Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president

February 14, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President... more »»

Pope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb

February 14, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style... more »»

Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel

February 14, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of a possible Biden visit. more »»

Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria

February 14, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, drawing condemnation from the Syrian government and adding complexity to an... more »»

Israel: 3 Palestinian attackers killed in separate incidents

February 14, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in two separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and... more »»

4 UK rowers rescued from Atlantic after boat capsizes

February 14, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Four British women trying to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat have been rescued after they were stranded in the mid-Atlantic Ocean for more than 16 hours when their boat capsized... more »»

Egypt policeman's conviction overturned in protester's death

February 14, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Sunday overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a female protester in a January 2015 shooting... more »»

Seoul: N. Korea used money from joint factories for weapons

February 14, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury good... more »»

Syrian opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombing

February 14, 2016

MUNICH (AP) — A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words. more »»

Suspected former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92

February 14, 2016

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Jakob Denzinger, a suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other camps, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92. more »»

Kerry in Albania to press reform

February 14, 2016

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushed Albania on Sunday to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms. more »»

UN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009

February 14, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in ... more »»

 
 

WAR ROOM Movie Night at Finley February 28, 2016

Sunday, 2/28/16 WAR ROOM Movie Night Finley United Methodist Church, at 958 Lincoln Avenue in Steubenville, invites you to the WAR ROOM Movie Night. Sunday Evening, February 28th at 6:30pm. more »

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A quick memory for the Challenger

January 28, 2016 Time won't let me write much of a blog post about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, but here's the memories: It was my first anniversary at the Herald-Star. more »

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