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Germany to require 30 pct women in top boardrooms

November 26, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government,... more »»

Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

November 26, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a... more »»

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

November 26, 2014

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towe... more »»

Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group

November 26, 2014

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. more »»

Correction: Iraq-Bombing Baghdad story

November 26, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about security in Baghdad, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman. His name is Saad Maan Ibrahim, not Maan Saad. more »»

Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87

November 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the... more »»

Benin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola found

November 26, 2014

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Nine people have died in Benin from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola, the country's health minister said. more »»

EU proposes $380 billion investment plan

November 26, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive is proposing a 315-billion euro ($380 billion) investment plan to boost the bloc's flagging economy, a scheme whose success will depend on leveragin... more »»

Activists raise Raqqa strikes death toll to 95

November 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest... more »»

In Britain, US turkey dinner is big for business

November 26, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts. more »»

Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance

November 26, 2014

YAZD, Iran (AP) — More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you... more »»

Saudi Arabia: Deaths from MERS virus reach 348

November 26, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says that a total of 348 people have died in the kingdom after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MER. more »»

Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan

November 26, 2014

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. more »»

Arab world's beloved singer Sabah dies at 87

November 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, an icon of Arab music, died Wednesday after a career that spanned over six-decades, Lebanese media said. She was 87. more »»

UN appeals for $405M for Afghanistan aid in 2015

November 26, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations has appealed for $405 million to cover the humanitarian needs of the people in Afghanistan in 2015.

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Killings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja

November 26, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the captur... more »»

Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders

November 26, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more... more »»

Gunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist

November 25, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage — and then... more »»

Official: Afghan president orders military review

November 25, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan's defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night... more »»

24 died in Burkina Faso unrest that ousted leader

November 25, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A committee cataloging the damage done during protests that forced Burkina Faso's longtime president from power says 24 people were killed in the unrest. more »»

Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

November 25, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. more »»


Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise November 26, 2014

7:30 a.m., Five Palms Restaurant, Mana Kai Maui Resort, Kihei; breakfast $22. Call Joanne Laird, 757-0981; see for Pau Hana and Rotary on the Road alternative meetings. more »


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November 24, 2014 E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post has written a lucid, thoughtful, well-informed and entirely wrong-headed column on immigration. It's so thoughtful you should read it anyway. more »

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