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White House Pressed Again On Olympics Security

Posted On January 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Presidential spokesman Jay Carney continues to step around questions about whether the U.S. is satisfied with Russian security measures ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.   In a White House briefing, Carney said the U.S. will continue to offer security assistance. Earlier this week, Carney cited an uptick in "threat reporting"…

Iran President: Jobs Equal Less Terrorism

Posted On January 23, 2014

(Davos, Switzerland) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says developing his economy will go a long way toward curbing terrorism. Rouhani spoke Thursday at the Davos World Economic Forum.   Rouhani also said working closely with natives of his country and others will ensure they feel a part of the process. The meeting at the snow-covered…

Rouhani: Iran Ready To Compete For World Oil Business

Posted On January 23, 2014

(Davos, Switzerland) -- Iran's president says his country is ready to win business from Western oil companies after years of isolation. President Hassan Rouhani told a group of oil executives in Switzerland that his country will have a new model for investment contracts ready by September that their companies will find attractive. Executives who were…

Toronto Mayor: Drank A Little Before Video

Posted On January 22, 2014

(Toronto, Canada) -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is apparently back off the wagon. Ford has pledged to abstain from alcohol but he told reporters on Tuesday that he had "only a little bit to drink" before showing up in another unflattering video. Ford is seen at a fast food restaurant where he was recorded using…

“Ellen DeGeneres Show” Goes Online In China

Posted On January 22, 2014

(Undated) -- Ellen DeGeneres is saying "Ni Hao" to viewers in China. On Tuesday, Ellen announced that her daytime talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," will be the first American talk show of its kind to air in China. After greeting her Chinese fans with a "Ni Hao y'all," Ellen explained that the show will…