<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> us-world]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/us-world Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:29:02 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew]]> http://gazette.com/hope-dwindles-for-families-of-lost-argentina-submarine-crew/article/feed/514273?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hope-dwindles-for-families-of-lost-argentina-submarine-crew/article/feed/514273?custom_click=rss

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Federico Ibanez clings to a fence crowded with blue-and-white Argentine flags, rosary beads and messages of support for his brother and 43 other crew members of a missing submarine that should have arrived to a naval base days ago. But his hopes are slowly dwindling.

Ibanez and other relatives of the sub's crew are now growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the vessel lost in the South Atlantic for seven days might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen Wednesday.

The ARA San Juan went missing Nov. 15 when it was sailing from the extreme southern port of Ushuaia to the city of Mar del Plata, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) southeast of Buenos Aires.

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]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:14:17 -0700 <![CDATA[Argentina Submarine]]> http://gazette.com/argentina-submarine/article/feed/512537?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/argentina-submarine/article/feed/512537?custom_click=rss An aircraft from the British Royal Air Force sits on the tarmac after landing in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The aircraft flew from Royal Air Force Brize Norton base in Oxfordshire, England, with three tons of equipment, including 12 deep emergency life support stores pods for the search of the missing Argentine submarine.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:12:53 -0700
<![CDATA[APTOPIX Zimbabwe Political Turmoil]]> http://gazette.com/aptopix-zimbabwe-political-turmoil/article/feed/512040?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aptopix-zimbabwe-political-turmoil/article/feed/512040?custom_click=rss A supporter of Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa holds his portrait while waiting for him to arrive at the Zanu PF Headquarters in Harare, Wednesday, Nov, 22, 2017. Mnangagwa has emerged from hiding and returned home ahead of his swearing-in Friday. Crowds have gathered at the ruling party's headquarters for his first public remarks. Mnangagwa will replace Robert Mugabe, who resigned after 37 years in power when the military and ruling party turned on him for firing Mnangagwa and positioning his wife to take power.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:11:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Vatican Pope Truffle]]> http://gazette.com/vatican-pope-truffle/article/feed/514359?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vatican-pope-truffle/article/feed/514359?custom_click=rss Pope Francis receives a white truffle from Alba's Mayor Maurizio Marello during the pontiff traditional weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:11:07 -0700
<![CDATA[Spain Catalonia]]> http://gazette.com/spain-catalonia/article/feed/490232?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/spain-catalonia/article/feed/490232?custom_click=rss Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy poses to the media prior of the medal ceremony and the 'Carlos Ferrer Salat' prizes in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017. Rajoy defended his decision to temporarily take over running Catalonia under a section of the Spain Constitution that allows central authorities to intervene in regions where officials act outside the law.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:10:54 -0700
<![CDATA[APTOPIX Bosnia Mladic War Crimes]]> http://gazette.com/aptopix-bosnia-mladic-war-crimes/article/feed/514214?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aptopix-bosnia-mladic-war-crimes/article/feed/514214?custom_click=rss Bosnian women are overwhelmed by emotion watching the final moments of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic's trial at the memorial center in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:06:18 -0700
<![CDATA[Serbia War Crimes Mladic]]> http://gazette.com/serbia-war-crimes-mladic/article/feed/514222?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/serbia-war-crimes-mladic/article/feed/514222?custom_click=rss Protesters stand in front of the monument of late Serbian Duke, Mihailo Obrenovic, arranged with a picture of former Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic and a banner reading: ''Serbs and Russians - brothers forever'' during the protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:51:34 -0700
<![CDATA[Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade]]> http://gazette.com/saudi-led-coalition-pledges-to-ease-crippling-yemen-blockade/article/feed/514194?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saudi-led-coalition-pledges-to-ease-crippling-yemen-blockade/article/feed/514194?custom_click=rss

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country's main airport and a vital Red Sea port to humanitarian traffic, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the Saudi capital earlier this month.

The easing is to begin on Thursday.

The airport in the capital of Sanaa would reopen to U.N. aircraft and the sea port of Hodeida would be able to receive urgent humanitarian aid, the coalition statement said.

The port of Salef is also expected to reopen, deputy U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said in New York, citing information U.N. humanitarian and political officials received from their Saudi counterparts.

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]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:48:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse]]> http://gazette.com/forest-service-weighs-changes-to-protections-for-sage-grouse/article/feed/514349?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forest-service-weighs-changes-to-protections-for-sage-grouse/article/feed/514349?custom_click=rss

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada.

The agency announced Tuesday that it's working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which also is reviewing its plans for the struggling bird following an order by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Forest Service spokesman John Shivik says the coordinated review makes sense two years after federal officials decided the chicken-sized bird shouldn't receive endangered-species protections. But the government did impose restrictions on land use.

The agency is taking public comments in Idaho, Montana, Ne

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]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:45:26 -0700 <![CDATA[Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal]]> http://gazette.com/lebanese-pm-puts-resignation-on-hold-in-surprise-reversal/article/feed/514172?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lebanese-pm-puts-resignation-on-hold-in-surprise-reversal/article/feed/514172?custom_click=rss

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from being pulled apart by regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Hariri's decision to stay on, provisionally at least, is an embarrassment to Riyadh, which is widely seen as having orchestrated the resignation. But the kingdom's increasingly activist leadership — led by the 32-year-old crown prince who is spearheading the kingdom's foreign policy — can take solace in having revived the conversation about the formidable influence wielded in Lebanon by the Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah.

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]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:41:30 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: Macron denounces sale of migrants in Libya]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-macron-denounces-sale-of-migrants-in-libya/article/feed/514290?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-macron-denounces-sale-of-migrants-in-libya/article/feed/514290?custom_click=rss

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

8 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron has denounced as a "crime against humanity" the auctioning of migrants in Libya as recently seen in video footage.

Macron said Wednesday that "what has been revealed ... definitely falls into the category of trafficking of human beings."

The video, broadcast last week on CNN, showed the bidding and sale of migrant men. It drew quick condemnation, including from U.N. secretary-general Antonio Guterres, who called for an investigation.

Macron said he hopes a Security Council debate on the issue, which France requested and which began Tuesday, will "lead to concrete action and resolu

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]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:34:12 -0700 <![CDATA[Zimbabwe Political Turmoil]]> http://gazette.com/zimbabwe-political-turmoil/article/feed/511327?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/zimbabwe-political-turmoil/article/feed/511327?custom_click=rss Zimbabwe's President in waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa, center-right, speaks to supporters gathered outside the Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Mnangagwa has emerged from hiding and returned home ahead of his swearing-in Friday. Crowds have gathered at the ruling party's headquarters for his first public remarks. Mnangagwa will replace Robert Mugabe, who resigned after 37 years in power when the military and ruling party turned on him for firing Mnangagwa and positioning his wife to take power.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:25:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides]]> http://gazette.com/syria-talks-in-russia-saudi-arabia-aim-to-unify-rival-sides/article/feed/514251?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/syria-talks-in-russia-saudi-arabia-aim-to-unify-rival-sides/article/feed/514251?custom_click=rss

MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

"Militants in Syria have received a decisive blow, and there is a real chance to put an end to the civil war that has raged for many years," Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the start of talks with Turkish and Iranian counterparts in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Putin noted that political settlement will require concessions from all sides, includin

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]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:21:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises new democracy]]> http://gazette.com/zimbabwes-mnangagwa-promises-new-democracy/article/feed/514343?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/zimbabwes-mnangagwa-promises-new-democracy/article/feed/514343?custom_click=rss HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s soon-to-be president Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to the country on Wednesday, addressing jubilant supporters as he hailed a new chapter in his country’s politics, a day after long-time ruler Robert Mugabe stepped down.

“Today, we are witnessing the beginning of a new, unfolding democracy,” Mnangagwa, dressed in a blue suit, told the cheering crowd in his first public speech since returning to the country.

Thanking the defense forces for peacefully taking over control of the southern African nation, the 75-year-old said he felt “great respect, humility and profound gratitude.”

“The will of the people will always succeed. I pledge myself to be your servant,” he added, while

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa made a triumphant return Wednesday, telling cheering supporters that the country is witnessing "a new and unfolding democracy."

"I appeal to all genuine people of Zimbabwe to come together," Mnangagwa said. "We are all Zimbabweans ... we need peace in our country and jobs, jobs, jobs."

That was received enthusiastically by the crowd at the headquarters of the ruling ZANU-PF party, as Zimbabwe's economic crisis helped bring the downfall of Robert Mugabe, who resigned Tuesday after 37 years in power.

Mnangagwa said he had been in constant contact with military leaders during the tumultuous two weeks between his firing by Mugabe and his return to lead

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