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Bolivian President Evo Morales blames the United States for his plane from Moscow being rerouted to Vienna, Austria, for a 14-hour layover over suspicion that he was harboring National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
President Obama challenged Americans and Europeans to continue fighting for the freedoms fought for in Berlin – a city long-divided in the Cold War – while also providing security for peace in the 21st Century.
The White House is reporting progress on President Barack Obama’s initiatives to reduce gun violence, but says the most important step would be getting a reluctant Congress to pass new firearms laws.
A popular swine flu vaccine has been linked to cases of narcolepsy in children.
The White House said Wednesday it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen’s nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe, following his exoneration in a Pentagon investigation of questionable email exchanges with a Florida woman linked to the sex scandal that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA director.
Although a transatlantic cultural gap still exists on certain issues, many Americans have started to think more similarly to Europeans since the beginning of President Obama’s first term.
It was an interesting week in the world of soccer, and the Upper 90 Soccer Show covered just about everything. From Paris Saint-Germain making a huge waves in the European summer transfer market, Chelsea captain John Terry being cleared of racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand (brother of Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand), plenty of transfer rumors and big news concerning DC United.
Drawn together in this serene mountain outpost, leaders of the major industrialized nations are prodding Germany to balance its push for European fiscal austerity with doses of stimulus spending to avoid an economic calamity that could reverberate worldwide.
The NATO meeting in Chicago this weekend is a chance for alliance leaders to proclaim solidarity and promise success. But the gathering probably won’t resolve the underlying anxiety about sharing the burdens of defense, a concern heightened by Europe’s economic crisis and America’s growing weariness at carrying the heaviest load.