International

CNSNews
April 17, 2014
Addressing an event on “global LGBT rights,” a senior State Department official on Wednesday sounded a note of caution about how the U.S. promotes such issues in religiously or culturally conservative countries, warning of backlash.
CNSNews
April 16, 2014
Weeks after President Obama described Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas as “somebody who has consistently renounced violence,” Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted Tuesday that the P.A. had not condemned the killing of an Israeli and the wounding of his wife and son on their way to a Passover Seder.
AP
April 17, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry denounced flyers distributed by three armed men wearing ski masks outside a synagogue in the province of Donetsk earlier this week telling Jews celebrating Passover that they had to “register” with the Ukrainian government by May 3rd or face deportation and seizure of their property.
CNSNews
April 15, 2014
Swearing in former Time magazine managing editor Richard Stengel as undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said he told him that “every day we have to deal with people who haven’t changed their ways for centuries and folks who have not broken out of outdated traditions, and sometimes people who seem very removed from the modern world.”
By MARGIE MASON
April 18, 2014
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home, while begging for answers that could end their misery of not knowing.
By The Associated Press
April 18, 2014
Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
By The Associated Press
April 18, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The original transcript is in Korean and the translation was done by The Associated Press. It starts off from the first distress call made by the ferry: