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White House Announces Easing Of Cuban Travel Rules

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The White House is making it much easier for Americans to visit Cuba starting today. The White House says the new measures will allow travel to Cuba for certain reasons without the need for a license. Travel will be allowed for family visits, education and religion, but general tourism will still be…

Target Closing All Canadian Stores

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Target is retreating from Canada. The company announced today it is closing all of its 133 stores in Canada, just two years into its first international expansion. Target reported over one-and-a-half-billion-dollars in losses since it opened all the Canadian stores in 2013. Over the past couple of months, company executives have been…

US-Led Forces Launch 22 Air Strikes Against ISIS

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Undated) -- U.S.-led forces are continuing the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. The U.S. military says 22 air strikes have been launched since yesterday, targeting militants, equipment and buildings. Five of the strikes in Syria destroyed four fighting positions, a building and a tactical unit. Meanwhile, strikes near seven different Iraqi cities destroyed…

Pope Francis Criticizes Insulting Religions

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Undated) -- Pope Francis says that someone who insults another person's religion can "expect" a reaction to their words. The Pope told reporters today that while he supports freedom of expression in the wake of last week's deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, he is against needlessly provoking people based on religion. Seventeen people were killed…

Kerry Heading To Paris To Give ‘Big Hug’ From U.S.

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Sofia) -- Secretary of State John Kerry wants to give the city of Paris what amounts to a "big hug" from the U.S. Kerry says that will be the purpose of his visit to the French capital on Friday, following last week's mass killings at a satirical newspaper and a kosher market. He will be…