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Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

Sunday, 25 January 2015 07:19
TOKYO (AP) — From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With national attention focusing on efforts to save the other hostage, 47-year-old journalist Kenji Goto, some also criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive for a more assertive Japan as responsible for the hostage crisis. A somber Abe appeared on Japanese public broadcaster…
Netanyahu weighs in on dispute with Obama
Sunday, 25 January 2015 06:56
JERUSALEM - Israel's premier says he will go "anywhere" he is invited to speak about the country's stance regarding Iran's nuclear program. Benjamin Netanyahu's comments come amid a public spat with the Obama administration over how to counter Iran and a contentious invitation from House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner for the Israeli prime minister to address the U.S. Congress. The Obama administration has said the invitation is a breach of diplomatic protocol and has…
Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy
Sunday, 25 January 2015 06:56
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to take every opportunity to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to his country. His visit to Washington in March has opened up a political rift in the United States and has drawn accusations in Israel that Netanyahu is undermining a strategic…
Obama, Modi cite breakthrough on India civil nuclear program
Sunday, 25 January 2015 06:15
NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country's sprawling presidential palace, then he solemnly laid a wreath at a memorial honoring the father of India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi. The president arrived in New Delhi under hazy skies Sunday morning. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was waiting for Obama at the steps of Air Force One and the two men shared a hug, underscoring…
Japan stunned after video claims death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
Sunday, 25 January 2015 06:15
TOKYO (AP) — From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With national attention focusing on efforts to save the other hostage, 47-year-old journalist Kenji Goto, some also criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive for a more assertive Japan as responsible for the hostage crisis. A somber Abe appeared on Japanese public broadcaster…
Watch: U.S. Economy Adds 252,000 Jobs in December
Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:42
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​Obama arrives in India, hoping to build toward policy breakthroughs
Saturday, 24 January 2015 23:31
NEW DELHI -- President Barack Obama opened a three-day visit to India aimed at turning his personal chemistry with Prime Minister Narendra Modi into progress on climate change, defense and economics. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an American leader has visited India twice during his presidency. Obama is also the first to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark…
2016 race kicks off with long day of auditions in Iowa
Saturday, 24 January 2015 22:14
Story highlightsRepublicans gathered in Iowa to offer a first glimpse of the 2016 presidential campaign narrativesImmigration and terrorism were two of the most common issues discussed Scott Walker and Ted Cruz received strong receptions from the audience DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN)The 2016 Republican presidential race in Iowa got its unofficial start Saturday with a marathon of speeches, giving close to a dozen potential candidates a chance to introduce (or re-introduce) themselves to a core group…
Potential GOP candidates audition for 2016 by slamming Hillary Clinton
Saturday, 24 January 2015 20:27
The potential Republican presidential candidates who addressed the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday sought to distinguish themselves from one another, jockeying for an early advantage in what will likely be a crowded primary field. But many of them also fixed their sights beyond the primary on the woman many assume their party will face in the general election: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. PlayVideoCBS Evening News
Japanese prime minister 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead
Saturday, 24 January 2015 20:26
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding hostage after a new online video purported to show that another hostage had been killed. While the Japanese government and others cast doubt on the authenticity of the video, President Barack Obama issued a statement condemning what he called "the brutal murder" of one of the hostages. His statement did not say…

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