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Ukraine Blocks Convoy Of Russian Trucks Hauling Humanitarian Aid

Posted On August 12, 2014

(Undated) -- Ukraine will block hundreds of Russian trucks carrying humanitarian aid before they can enter that country. Officials in Ukraine say they will stop the trucks at the border, and the cargo will be transferred to vehicles belonging to the Red Cross and other agencies. Government officials in Kiev and western nations have been…

France World’s Top Tourist Destination

Posted On August 12, 2014

(Undated) -- France is once again the world's top tourist destination. The country drew two-percent more tourists last year than in 2012, when it was also first in tourism. Among the draws 85-million people enjoyed last year are Mediterranean beaches, alpine ski slopes, rich architecture and fine art traditions, along with food, wine, Versailles and…

Pope Francis To Celebrate World Youth Day In South Korea

Posted On August 12, 2014

(Undated) -- Pope Francis is preparing to travel to South Korea, where he'll celebrate World Youth Day. The Pope arrives in Seoul Thursday and, after visiting lay members as well as priests and nuns, he'll conclude his trip with a Mass for peace and reconciliation next Monday. More than ten-percent of South Korea's 50-million citizens…

Late Casey Kasem’s Wife Trying To Move His Body Overseas

Posted On August 12, 2014

(Undated) -- The wife of late radio legend Casey Kasem may be preparing to have his body flown to Europe. TMZ says this is the latest turn of events since Kasem died nearly two months ago in Washington state. It would be the second time Jean Kasem has moved the body against the wishes of…

Israelis, Palestinians Say No Progress In Gaza Truce Talks

Posted On August 12, 2014

(Undated) -- The Gaza ceasefire is holding and Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are still talking, but there is no progress on a truce to end the month-long war between Israel and Hamas. Negotiators are in Cairo, where indirect talks continue today. Hamas and its allies want an end to the Israeli and Egyptian blockade of…