<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> us-world]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/us-world Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:27:40 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Michelle Obama, daughters heading to Liberia, Morocco, Spain]]> http://gazette.com/michelle-obama-daughters-heading-to-liberia-morocco-spain/article/feed/365460?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/michelle-obama-daughters-heading-to-liberia-morocco-spain/article/feed/365460?custom_click=rss JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia are leaving Sunday for Africa, where they will promote girls' education in Liberia and Morocco before going to Spain.

Their first stop is Liberia, where the first lady will meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and speak with local teenage girls, moderated by actress Freida Pinto.

The recent Ebola outbreak in Liberia created even more challenges for girls' education in the West African country, where just one-third of girls are enrolled in secondary education.

Actress Meryl Streep then will accompany Mrs. Obama in Marrakech, Morocco, for another conversation with adolescent girls.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:13:19 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Lineups for match between Switzerland and Poland]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-lineups-for-match-between-switzerland-and-poland/article/feed/365461?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-lineups-for-match-between-switzerland-and-poland/article/feed/365461?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):

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2:10 p.m.

Here are the lineups for the match between Switzerland and Poland in Saint-Etienne.

Switzerland: Yann Sommer, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Fabian Schaer, Johan Djourou, Ricardo Rodriguez, Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, Blerim Dzemaili, Admir Mehmedi, Haris Seferovic.

Poland: Lukasz Fabianski, Lukasz Piszczek, Kamil Glik, Michal Pazdan, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Krzysztof Maczynski, Kamil Grosicki, Arkadiusz Milik, Robert Lewandowski.

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1:25 p.m.

Spain says 10 national soccer team players have undergone doping tests at its European Championship training

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:12:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Somali man detained in Italy in migrant trafficking probe]]> http://gazette.com/somali-man-detained-in-italy-in-migrant-trafficking-probe/article/feed/365459?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/somali-man-detained-in-italy-in-migrant-trafficking-probe/article/feed/365459?custom_click=rss ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have detained a Somali man in Rome who is suspected of belonging to a migrant trafficking ring bringing non-EU citizens into Italy and other European countries.

Anti-terrorism prosecutors based in the northern town of Brescia requested the man's detention, alleging he supplied false documents to various people. Among them were two Syrians arrested last year at the airport of the northern town of Bergamo on suspicion they were close to the Islamic State group. The men had planned to board a flight to Malta.

Without giving details, police said Saturday the Somali man was detained on suspicion he aided clandestine immigration and also helped persons involved in terrorist associations.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:06:28 -0600 <![CDATA[China tells search engines to ID paid results after man died]]> http://gazette.com/china-tells-search-engines-to-id-paid-results-after-man-died/article/feed/365438?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/china-tells-search-engines-to-id-paid-results-after-man-died/article/feed/365438?custom_click=rss

BEIJING (AP) — China issued new regulations on Saturday demanding search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu.

Wei Zexi, a college student who died in April of a rare cancer, had written a long post on a Chinese website detailing how he was led to a Beijing hospital for treatments after searching on Baidu. He said that the treatment turned out to be ineffective and expensive and that later he learned the therapy was yet to be fully approved.

Wei accused Baidu of taking money to promote less proven treatments.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:05:11 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: French hope for new UK leader in 'coming days']]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-french-hope-for-new-uk-leader-in-coming-days/article/feed/365448?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-french-hope-for-new-uk-leader-in-coming-days/article/feed/365448?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

2:00 p.m.

France's foreign minister is hoping Britain can name a new prime minister in the coming days to speed up its departure from the European Union.

That timeframe is highly unrealistic given the political turmoil in Britain. Instead it is likely to take months to name a replacement to Prime Minister David Cameron, who is resigning and wants his successor to handle the departure negotiations.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Saturday "they must designate a new prime minister, which would certainly require several days.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:04:13 -0600 <![CDATA[State media: Iranian forces clash with Kurdish separatists]]> http://gazette.com/state-media-iranian-forces-clash-with-kurdish-separatists/article/feed/365458?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/state-media-iranian-forces-clash-with-kurdish-separatists/article/feed/365458?custom_click=rss TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run news agency is reporting that security forces have clashed with Kurdish separatist militants who infiltrated a northwestern village to stage "terrorist and propagandist operations."

The Saturday report by IRNA quotes an unnamed official from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as saying the clashes happened Friday in the Mahabad County of West Azerbaijan province.

The report did not mention if there were casualties.

On June 16, Iran's Revolutionary Guard battled armed members of an insurgent Kurdish group in West Azerbaijan province, which is located near its border with Iraq and Turkey.

Both sides gave conflicting death tolls from the fighting, as the Guard said it killed 12 in

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:03:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Car bomb near Benghazi hospital kills 5 in eastern Libya]]> http://gazette.com/car-bomb-near-benghazi-hospital-kills-5-in-eastern-libya/article/feed/365453?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/car-bomb-near-benghazi-hospital-kills-5-in-eastern-libya/article/feed/365453?custom_click=rss BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing five people and wounding 14, security and hospital officials said.

Senior military official Brig-Gen. Abdul-Salam al-Hassi blamed the late Friday attack outside the Jalaa hospital on Islamic militants.

Mohammed al-Zawy, an official at the hospital, confirmed that five people were killed and 14 wounded in the blast. He said the explosives-laden car was parked near the hospital's outpatient entrance door.

Friday's attack was a grim reminder of the wave of car bombings and assassinations that wracked Benghazi after the nation's 2011 civil war and the chaos and bloodletting that followed.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:02:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Britain, EU at odds over timing of divorce talks]]> http://gazette.com/britain-eu-at-odds-over-timing-of-divorce-talks/article/feed/365409?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/britain-eu-at-odds-over-timing-of-divorce-talks/article/feed/365409?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the EU haven't even begun divorce talks but they are already bickering, as political and economic shockwaves from the British vote spread around the world.

EU diplomats meeting in Berlin told Britain to hurry up and trigger the formal exit process — something the U.K. has said won't happen for several months.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said "there is a certain urgency ... so that we don't have a period of uncertainty, with financial consequences, political consequences."

Meanwhile, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said her semi-autonomous administration would start immediate talks with the EU to ensure Scotland could remain in the bloc despite the U.K.-wide vote to leave.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:55:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Now that Britain wants out, EU must figure out how to do it]]> http://gazette.com/now-that-britain-wants-out-eu-must-figure-out-how-to-do-it/article/feed/365454?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/now-that-britain-wants-out-eu-must-figure-out-how-to-do-it/article/feed/365454?custom_click=rss

BRUSSELS (AP) — Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the bloc's first order of business is figuring out how to get rid of it. Surprisingly, that's a tall order.

Britain seemingly has the luxury to pick and choose when to start the laborious, intricate process of disengagement from the 28-nation group, which is expected to take years.

EU leaders exhorted Britain on Saturday to activate as soon as possible Article 50 of the EU's governing Lisbon Treaty, which contains the exit clause and is the key to let the EU get on with its political life.

"There is urgency. There is no time to lose," said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Britain, however, saw no need for quick action.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:53:36 -0600 <![CDATA[China-led development bank approves first loans]]> http://gazette.com/china-led-development-bank-approves-first-loans/article/feed/365455?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/china-led-development-bank-approves-first-loans/article/feed/365455?custom_click=rss

BEIJING (AP) — A new Chinese-led development bank has approved its first loans and expects to suffer no impact from Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the bank's president said Saturday at its first annual meeting.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, launched in January with 57 member governments, already has received expressions of interest from possible additional members, said Jin Liqun at a news conference. He said observers from 24 other nations attended the meeting.

The bank reflects China's rapidly growing financial might and desire for a bigger voice in global finance, which is dominated by the United States and Europe.

Despite initial U.S.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:46:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Hundreds of Syrian Kurds flee IS-held areas amid abductions]]> http://gazette.com/hundreds-of-syrian-kurds-flee-is-held-areas-amid-abductions/article/feed/365456?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hundreds-of-syrian-kurds-flee-is-held-areas-amid-abductions/article/feed/365456?custom_click=rss BEIRUT (AP) — An opposition monitoring group and a Kurdish official say hundreds of Kurds are fleeing villages controlled by the Islamic state group in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.

Sherfan Darwish, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces, said Saturday that as one family fled they were struck by an exploding mine that killed two family members and wounded the remaining three. He says that a 10-year-old girl was killed by IS sniper fire.

People were fleeing their homes after IS abducted about 900 Kurdish civilians in Aleppo province over the past three weeks, forcing the captives to build fortifications for the extremists in retaliation for a Kurdish-led assault on a nearby IS stronghold.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:38:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Putin praises 'all-embracing' partnership of Russia, China]]> http://gazette.com/putin-praises-all-embracing-partnership-of-russia-china/article/feed/365450?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/putin-praises-all-embracing-partnership-of-russia-china/article/feed/365450?custom_click=rss

BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday emphasized economic ties with China and praised what he called Russia's "all-embracing and strategic partnership" with its neighbor, during a visit to Beijing that takes place against the background of a drop in trade and lingering mistrust.

Putin told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that ties were based firmly on common economic interests, a reference to Russian hopes for Chinese investment and purchases of its oil, gas and military exports.

"Our relations really have the character of an all-embracing and strategic partnership," Putin told Li at the start of their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:19:31 -0600 <![CDATA[EU's founding members say talks on UK exit needed urgently]]> http://gazette.com/eus-founding-members-say-talks-on-uk-exit-needed-urgently/article/feed/365447?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eus-founding-members-say-talks-on-uk-exit-needed-urgently/article/feed/365447?custom_click=rss

BERLIN (AP) — The founding members of the European Union on Saturday urged for quick negotiations about Britain's departure from the bloc, saying the other 27 countries in the union need to move ahead and think about the future.

In a display of unity in Berlin, foreign ministers of the six founding members urged for quick negotiations to avoid prolonged financial and political insecurity for the continent.

"There is a certain urgency ... so that we don't have a period of uncertainty, with financial consequences, political consequences," French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said.

He spoke alongside counterparts from the other five founding members of what has become the EU — Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belg

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:17:18 -0600 <![CDATA[British brace for economic repercussions of EU exit decision]]> http://gazette.com/british-brace-for-economic-repercussions-of-eu-exit-decision/article/feed/365446?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/british-brace-for-economic-repercussions-of-eu-exit-decision/article/feed/365446?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The British were warned for weeks that a vote to leave the European Union would result in economic pain. Now they'll find out whether it will.

U.K. financial leaders are scrambling to reassure households, businesses and investors that they can contain the doom and gloom they had predicted in case of a British exit, or Brexit. The pound plunged to its lowest level in over 30 years on Friday, raising concerns about price inflation, and shares in the U.K.'s biggest banks and real estate builders posted double-digit declines as economists predicted the country would fall into recession.

Economists slashed their forecasts for Britain, with some expecting a recession and next to no growth next year.

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]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:05:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Pope at Armenia genocide memorial: Never forget or minimize]]> http://gazette.com/pope-at-armenia-genocide-memorial-never-forget-or-minimize/article/feed/365426?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pope-at-armenia-genocide-memorial-never-forget-or-minimize/article/feed/365426?custom_click=rss

GYUMRI, Armenia (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Saturday that the world never forget or minimize the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians as he paid his respects at the country's imposing genocide memorial and greeted survivors emboldened by his recognition of the "genocide."

Francis presented a wreath at the memorial and stood, head bowed, in silent prayer before an eternal flame as priests blessed him with incense and a choir sang haunting hymns.

"Here I pray with sorrow in my heart so that a tragedy like this never again occurs, so that humanity will never forget and will know how to defeat evil with good," Francis wrote in the memorial's guest book. "May God protect the memory of the Armenian people. Memory should never be w

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