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Pro-Democracy Protests Increase In Hong Kong

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Hong Kong) -- Protests in Hong Kong are stronger than ever, even after police used tear gas, pepper spray and batons on protesters yesterday. At least 40 people were injured. The announcement that the Hong Kong government was pulling back riot police today has brought more people into the demonstrations. Nicknamed "Occupy Central," the movement…

Obama Hosts India Prime Minister

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is hosting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House. The two leaders will hold a formal meeting today after a private, working dinner last night. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. enjoys an important strategic partnership with India. He cited cooperation on security, economics and the…

Netanyahu: Militant Islam Is On The March

Posted On September 29, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning against what he calls the global march of militant Islam. Netanyahu spoke today at the United Nations General Assembly, where he compared it to the rise of the Nazis. Netanyahu nevertheless stressed that a nuclear-armed Iran would be much more dangerous to the world…

Afghan President To Sign Security Agreement

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Kabul) -- Afghanistan and the United States are agreeing to a security pact that will allow American troops to remain in the country past the end of the year. The signed agreement comes one day after Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated. Under the deal, about 12-thousand American troops will be allowed to stay…

Lufthansa Pilots To Strike Tuesday

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Munich) -- If you have plans to fly Lufthansa to Germany tomorrow, you might have to change your plans. Pilots of the airline will hold a one-day strike tomorrow, which will affect a number of routes. In the U.S., flights to Frankfurt will be affected this afternoon and tomorrow. Lufthansa recommends that passengers check the…