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Yemen Parliament Rejects President’s Resignation

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Sanaa, Yemen) -- The parliament of Yemen is holding an emergency session to deal with the political crisis in the troubled nation. Parliament rejected the resignation of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi today after the president and his cabinet tendered their resignations Thursday. The move comes amid a political struggle between the president and the…

World Leaders Share Condolences After King Abdullah’s Death

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Undated) -- World leaders are taking to social media to share condolences after the death of Saudi Arabia's leader. King Abdullah died at age 90 yesterday, weeks after being admitted to the hospital. President Obama said on Twitter that he admired the "courage of his convictions." Secretary of State John Kerry called him a man…

Google Pulls Out Of Crimea

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Mountain View, CA) -- Google is the latest tech company to pull its business out of Crimea . Multiple reports out of Russia say Google is blocking advertising accounts in the region. On February 1st, the company will pull the plug on its Google Play services, but will continue to allow access to free services…

Ebola Vaccines Arriving In West Africa

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Undated) -- The first doses of an Ebola vaccine arrive in West Africa today. Health care providers in Liberia will test vaccines developed by drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and NewLink. The pharmaceutical companies worked with the National Institutes of Health in developing the vaccines. Over the next few weeks the first large-scale trial of an Ebola…

Ukraine Separatist Not Seeking Ceasefire

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Moscow) -- The head of the pro-Russia separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine is not seeking a ceasefire. Alexander Zakharchenko was quoted today that he no longer plans to seek ceasefire talks with Ukrainian authorities. Fighting in east Ukraine has intensified in recent weeks. The Moscow-backed separatists now hold more territory than agreed to under the…