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Russian lawmaker proposes taking kids from gay parents

Russian lawmaker proposes taking kids from gay parents

MOSCOW, RUSSIA — A Russian legislator proposed a bill Thursday that would allow courts to strip parents of their parental rights if one or both of them are found to have engaged in sexual acts with [...]

Pope urges G20 leaders to drop ‘futile pursuit’ of military solution in Syria

Pope urges G20 leaders to drop ‘futile pursuit’ of military solution in Syria

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday urged leaders of the Group of 20 to abandon the "futile pursuit" of a military solution in Syria and to instead make a renewed commitment to reach a peaceful [...]

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in cell

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in cell

CLEVELAND, OHIO — Ariel Castro, sentenced to life in prison for the kidnapping and sexual abuse of three Ohio women he held captive for up to 11 years, was found hanged in his cell late on [...]

Suwon congress concludes with mayors’ commitment to humanizing urban EcoMobility

Suwon congress concludes with mayors’ commitment to humanizing urban EcoMobility

SUWON , SOUTH KOREA — Giving public spaces back to citizens and providing them with green, active and integrated ecomobile transport options are the main message drawn at the EcoMobility 2013 Suwon Congress.   Set in [...]

Seattle : Mayor proposes $14.8 million in new road safety investments near schools

Seattle : Mayor proposes $14.8 million in new road safety investments near schools

SEATTLE – Mayor Mike McGinn today announced substantial new investments for road safety at Seattle-area schools. $14.8 million in revenue collected through the City’s school zone speed cameras will be re-invested in safety improvements at schools [...]

Houston Airports Unveil First Look at Proposed Spaceport

Houston Airports Unveil First Look at Proposed Spaceport

HOUSTON – The Houston Airport System unveiled part of its vision for the future of Ellington Airport (EFD) today, as conceptual renderings of a possible Spaceport were released to the public. The design/drawings capture various elements [...]

Google adds Japan nuclear ghost towns to Street View feature

Google adds Japan nuclear ghost towns to Street View feature

TOKYO, JAPAN — Additional Japanese towns left deserted and off-limits after the earthquake and nuclear power plant crisis in March 2011 are now visible to the outside world after internet search giant Google added imagery Wednesday [...]

Senate Foreign Relations Panel Approves Resolution on Military Action in Syria

Senate Foreign Relations Panel Approves Resolution on Military Action in Syria

WASHINGTON, DC — A divided Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved an authorization of force against the Syrian regime, setting up a showdown next week in the full Senate on whether President Obama should have [...]

Ex-NBA star Rodman arrives in N. Korea to meet “friend” Kim Jong-un

Ex-NBA star Rodman arrives in N. Korea to meet “friend” Kim Jong-un

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA  — Former U.S. basketball superstar Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to meet his "friend" Kim Jong-un for a second time, but he indicated he had no plans to negotiate the [...]

Melbourne City Council spends ratepayers’ cash on lobby groups

Melbourne City Council spends ratepayers’ cash on lobby groups

MELBOURNE City Council spends almost $600,000 a year of ratepayers' funds on memberships for a range of professional and lobby groups, it has been revealed. The biggest outlay in 2012-13 was $75,000 for the Council of [...]

President Obama Speaks on Syria

President Obama Speaks on Syria

WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama speaks on the situation in Syria from the White House Rose Garden. August 31, 2013. Source : The White House [...]

Iraq violence killed more than 800 people in August – UN

Iraq violence killed more than 800 people in August – UN

BAGHDAD, IRAQ — More than 800 people were killed and thousands were injured in a wave of violence across Iraq in August, the latest month that saw mass killings amid fears that widespread sectarian strife will [...]

Putin: US should present Syria evidence to Security Council

Putin: US should present Syria evidence to Security Council

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared ‘utter nonsense’ the idea that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons on its own people and called on the US to present its supposed evidence to the [...]

Third Florida Mayor Arrested This Month on Corruption Charges.

Third Florida Mayor Arrested This Month on Corruption Charges.

HOMESTEAD, FL — Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman was led away from his home in handcuffs by police on Wednesday, the third Florida mayor to be arrested this month on corruption charges, according to [...]

Toronto mayor says he has smoked ‘a lot of’ marijuana

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who denied allegations earlier this year that he was caught smoking crack cocaine on camera, casually admitted on Wednesday that he has smoked "a lot of" marijuana.  The offhand comment [...]

Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg On IRS Recongnizing All Same Sex Marriages

Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg On IRS Recongnizing All Same Sex Marriages

NEW YORK —  “Today, through something as seemingly banal as a tax code change, the Obama Administration made marriage equality a national right and further advanced America’s march of freedom, which was celebrated on the national [...]

Statement from Mayor Greg Ballard on Failure of Public Works Committee.

Statement from Mayor Greg Ballard on Failure of Public Works Committee.

INDIANAPOLIS — “Tonight Democrats on the City-County Council turned their backs on every neighborhood in Indianapolis.  By placing politics ahead of the best interests of the community, they rejected a plan that would have provided sidewalks [...]

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