<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> us-world]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/us-world Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:57:36 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack]]> http://gazette.com/afghanistan-marks-day-of-national-mourning-after-huge-attack/article/feed/376171?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/afghanistan-marks-day-of-national-mourning-after-huge-attack/article/feed/376171?custom_click=rss

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a peaceful demonstration. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Funerals were due to begin quietly in western Kabul as families collected their dead from hospitals and morgues across the capital.

Authorities say another 231 people were wounded, some seriously, in the attack Saturday afternoon on a march by members of the ethnic Hazara community, who are predominantly Shiite Muslim. Most Afghans are Sunni, and the IS group regards Shiites as apostates.

The IS group has had a presence in Afghanistan for the past year, mainly in the eastern province of Na

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]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:20:43 -0600 <![CDATA[China rolls out world's largest amphibious aircraft]]> http://gazette.com/china-rolls-out-worlds-largest-amphibious-aircraft/article/feed/376173?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/china-rolls-out-worlds-largest-amphibious-aircraft/article/feed/376173?custom_click=rss

BEIJING (AP) — An official news agency says China has unveiled the world's largest amphibious aircraft that Beijing plans to use for marine missions and fighting forest fires.

The Xinhua News Agency said the AG600 rolled off a production line in Zhuhai in southern China on Saturday. It measures 37 meters (121 feet) in length with a wingspan of 39 meters (128 feet).

The report cites Chinese state aircraft maker, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, as saying the plane is nearly as big as a Boeing 737.

Last week, a Cessna 208B seaplane making its inaugural flight in China crashed into a highway bridge outside Shanghai, killing five people on board.

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]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:16:19 -0600 <![CDATA[No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row _ for now]]> http://gazette.com/no-asean-consensus-on-south-china-sea-row-for-now/article/feed/376162?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no-asean-consensus-on-south-china-sea-row-for-now/article/feed/376162?custom_click=rss

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate that officials said they hope to resolve in further closed-door parleys on Sunday.

The foreign ministers of the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations deliberated for about three hours, continuing the unfruitful discussions their senior officials had on Saturday, but with no result.

"They haven't completed their discussion," said Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee. "They are now having a working luncheon followed by an ASEAN retreat, so the issue will be discussed during the retreat.

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]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:14:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Tim Kaine gets a warm homecoming in Richmond]]> http://gazette.com/tim-kaine-gets-a-warm-homecoming-in-richmond/article/feed/376179?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tim-kaine-gets-a-warm-homecoming-in-richmond/article/feed/376179?custom_click=rss

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Tim Kaine received a hero's welcome outside his Richmond home, capping off his debut as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Hundreds of neighbors and other well-wishers greeted Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, on their return to their home in Richmond on a hot and sticky Saturday night.

The Kaines had spent the day campaigning with the Democratic presidential candidate, who chose Kaine for the No. 2 spot on the Democratic ticket just 24 hours earlier.

Cheers erupted when Kaine and Holton arrived at their home in the tree-lined Ginter Park neighborhood on Richmond's north side about 10:30 p.m. They had been in Miami at midday for his first appearance with Clinton since joining her campaign.

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]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:12:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Saudi official makes rare Jerusalem visit, meets Israelis]]> http://gazette.com/saudi-official-makes-rare-jerusalem-visit-meets-israelis/article/feed/376176?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saudi-official-makes-rare-jerusalem-visit-meets-israelis/article/feed/376176?custom_click=rss JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Foreign Ministry says a senior official has met with a visiting former military general from Saudi Arabia. The meeting marks a rare public engagement between countries that have no official relations.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon says Sunday that Director General Dore Gold met with Anwar Eshki at a Jerusalem hotel. Eshki currently heads a Saudi think tank in Jeddah but is believed to have close ties with the kingdom's rulers. Official government permission was likely necessary for him to make such an overt visit.

Saudi Arabia has floated a plan for a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and its Arab neighbors. It has unofficially grown closer to Israel in recent years over th

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]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:53:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Iraq: Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 10 people]]> http://gazette.com/iraq-suicide-attack-in-baghdad-kills-at-least-10-people/article/feed/376174?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/iraq-suicide-attack-in-baghdad-kills-at-least-10-people/article/feed/376174?custom_click=rss BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against a security check point in northern Baghdad has killed at least 10 people.

A police officer says a bomber on foot detonated his device Sunday morning at one of the entrances of the Shiite district of Kadhimiyah, killing at least eight civilians and two policemen. At least 20 other people were wounded.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack which bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group.

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]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:46:38 -0600 <![CDATA[G20 countries pledge to boost growth, dampen Brexit shock]]> http://gazette.com/g20-countries-pledge-to-boost-growth-dampen-brexit-shock/article/feed/376175?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/g20-countries-pledge-to-boost-growth-dampen-brexit-shock/article/feed/376175?custom_click=rss

BEIJING (AP) — Finance officials of major economies have pledged to boost sluggish global economic growth and defend against the shockwaves of Britain's exit from the European Union.

Envoys from the Group of 20 major economies ended a two-day meeting Sunday with a pledge to use government spending and regulatory reforms to strengthen growth but announced no joint action.

Governments at the meeting, which included Britain, called for a "close partnership" between that country and its European neighbors if the British government follows through on plans to leave the trade bloc. They said the British vote to leave the EU has caused turmoil in global markets but that they have taken steps to limit its impact.

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]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:41:27 -0600 <![CDATA[India asks 3 Chinese journalists to leave country]]> http://gazette.com/india-asks-3-chinese-journalists-to-leave-country/article/feed/376170?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/india-asks-3-chinese-journalists-to-leave-country/article/feed/376170?custom_click=rss NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government has asked three Chinese journalists working for official Xinhua News Agency to leave the country this month, refusing to extend their visas, an official said Sunday.

The official declined to disclose reasons for refusal to renew the visas, but said Xinhua could send their replacements.

The official said the three journalists had received several visa extensions and one of them has been in India for the past seven years. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters.

A Hindu newspaper report on Sunday said the three travlled to southern Indian city of Bangalore recently and met exiled Tibetan activists, which became an issue with the In

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]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:28:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Prosecutor: Venezuela first lady's nephews confess drug deal]]> http://gazette.com/prosecutor-venezuela-first-ladys-nephews-confess-drug-deal/article/feed/376169?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/prosecutor-venezuela-first-ladys-nephews-confess-drug-deal/article/feed/376169?custom_click=rss CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) of cocaine into the U.S., according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case.

The court filings Friday by prosecutors shed new light on the case that has sounded alarm bells about high-level corruption and drug trafficking by Venezuela's political elite at a time of increasing economic and political turmoil in the South American nation.

Efrain Campo and Francisco Flores were arrested last November in Haiti in a sting operation coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. They were then flown to New York, where they are in jail awaiting trial for conspiring to smuggle cocaine into

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]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:05:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Thousands attend funeral for slain critic of Cambodia leader]]> http://gazette.com/thousands-attend-funeral-for-slain-critic-of-cambodia-leader/article/feed/376161?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thousands-attend-funeral-for-slain-critic-of-cambodia-leader/article/feed/376161?custom_click=rss

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Cambodians marched Sunday in the funeral procession for a leading government critic who was fatally shot in an attack that raised suspicion of a political conspiracy.

A farm worker who was caught red-handed told police he killed Kem Ley, 45, over a $3,000 loan. However, the suspect's wife said the family was too poor to lend so much money.

Although there were no overt political slogans during the procession, the huge crowds reflected the massive anti-government sentiment in the country that could pose a challenge to Prime Minister Hun Sen, who was a frequent target of Kem Ley's criticism.

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]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:41:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Tiger mauls woman to death in Chinese wildlife park]]> http://gazette.com/tiger-mauls-woman-to-death-in-chinese-wildlife-park/article/feed/376153?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tiger-mauls-woman-to-death-in-chinese-wildlife-park/article/feed/376153?custom_click=rss BEIJING (AP) — Siberian tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing mauled a woman to death and wounded another when they stepped out of their car in an enclosure, a Chinese state-run newspaper said.

A tiger pounced on one of the women after she got out of a private car in which she was touring the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World on Saturday, the Legal Evening News reported.

The second woman was killed by another tiger that leapt at her after she stepped out of the vehicle to try to help her companion, the report said.

The Yanqing district government confirmed in an official microblog post that the tiger attack took place at the park, which lies at the foot of the Great Wall. It offered few details but said the injured perso

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:47:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Tim Kaine gets warm welcome from neighbors]]> http://gazette.com/tim-kaine-gets-warm-welcome-from-neighbors/article/feed/376152?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tim-kaine-gets-warm-welcome-from-neighbors/article/feed/376152?custom_click=rss

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Tim Kaine received a hero's welcome Saturday night outside his Richmond home, capping off his debut as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Hundreds of neighbors and other well-wishers greeted Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, on their return to their home in Richmond on a hot and sticky evening.

The Kaines had spent the day campaigning with the Democratic presidential candidate, who chose Kaine for the No. 2 spot on the Democratic ticket just 24 hours earlier.

Cheers erupted when Kaine and Holton arrived at their home in the tree-lined Ginter Park neighborhood on Richmond's north side about 10:30 p.m. They had been in Miami at midday for his first appearance with Clinton since joining her campaign

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:33:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Mountain guide falls to his death while leading group]]> http://gazette.com/mountain-guide-falls-to-his-death-while-leading-group/article/feed/376143?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mountain-guide-falls-to-his-death-while-leading-group/article/feed/376143?custom_click=rss JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — A guide who was leading tourists down Grand Teton mountain has died.

The Exum Mountain Guide company says Gary Falk, 42, was leading a group down from a successful ascent of Grand Teton National Park's highest peak when he fell at 10:30 a.m. Saturday about 2,400 feet from the top of the Owen-Spalding rappel into Valhalla Canyon near the Black Ice Couloir, the Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2a6LCQc.)

The park's helicopter flew two rangers into a point nearby, and they hiked to the scene. Falk's body was recovered via helicopter, the newspaper reports.

Another Exum guide helped the group down the mountain.

Falk, a native of Ouray, Colorado, has been working for Exum for

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:02:48 -0600 <![CDATA[ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row]]> http://gazette.com/asean-split-on-how-to-deal-with-china-in-south-china-sea-row/article/feed/375961?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/asean-split-on-how-to-deal-with-china-in-south-china-sea-row/article/feed/375961?custom_click=rss

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping opened a meeting of their foreign ministers Sunday, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea that has impacted some of its members and whipped up an increasing diplomatic quagmire.

Laos is hosting the gathering of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which traditionally ends with a joint statement. But the sticking point is whether to include a reference to the South China Sea. ASEAN's cardinal principle is decisions by consensus, which means any country can veto a proposal. This time, it appears to be Cambodia, China's close ally.

In welcoming remarks, Laotian Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith made no me

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:49:24 -0600 <![CDATA[First home delivery of medical marijuana made in Florida]]> http://gazette.com/first-home-delivery-of-medical-marijuana-made-in-florida/article/feed/376021?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/first-home-delivery-of-medical-marijuana-made-in-florida/article/feed/376021?custom_click=rss TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery.

Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve, said Saturday that the company has delivered low-THC medical cannabis to a patient in Hudson, Florida, who is suffering from dystonia, a condition characterized by chronic muscle spasms and seizures. Hudson is in Pasco County, near Tampa.

Trulieve and Hackney Nursery, which is the dispensing organization for Northwest Florida, received processing and dispensing authorization from the state Department of Health on Tuesday. Trulieve plans to begin in-store sales at a dispensary in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

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]]> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:15:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Former Illinois governor Blagojevich, in prison in Colorado, to address judge at resentencing]]> http://gazette.com/former-illinois-governor-blagojevich-in-prison-in-colorado-to-address-judge-at-resentencing/article/1580162?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-illinois-governor-blagojevich-in-prison-in-colorado-to-address-judge-at-resentencing/article/1580162?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to order former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to serve his entire 14-year prison term when he returns to court for resentencing next month. But his attorneys want about nine years lopped off the sentence of the man they say has been a model prisoner who's tutored, taught and counseled fellow inmates while also forming an Elvis-inspired rock band.

The motions filed late Monday are part of a legal battle between federal prosecutors and the former governor's attorneys over the sentence imposed in 2011 by U.S. District Judge James Zagel after a jury convicted Blagojevich of 18 corruption counts, including attempting to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat once occupied by President



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<![CDATA[Armored cars, soldiers in camouflage secure Rio Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/armored-cars-soldiers-in-camouflage-secure-rio-olympics/article/1579995?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/armored-cars-soldiers-in-camouflage-secure-rio-olympics/article/1579995?custom_click=rss

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian soldiers were on the streets Saturday, checking out spots around the city that will get intense security when the Rio de Janeiro Olympics open in just under four weeks.

Armored vehicles and trucks carrying troops were accompanied by soldiers decked out in camouflage gear and matching helmets, with rifles slung over their shoulders. The soldiers covered the city — from Copacabana Beach to the central train station and the renovated port area.

Rio's rising crime rate is at the top of a long list of problems confronting South America's first games: the Zika epidemic, severe water pollution, a crushing recession and slow ticket sales.



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