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2008-08-04 09:00:17

By CHARLES J HANLEY By Charles J. Hanley and Jae-Soon Chang The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea South Korean investigators, matching once-secret documents to eyewitness accounts, are concluding that the U.S. military indiscriminately killed large groups of refugees and other civilians early in the Korean War. Half a century later, the Seoul government's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has more than 200 such alleged wartime cases on its docket, based on hundreds of...

2008-07-04 06:00:49

By Mary Pickels, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa. Jul. 4--Forty years passed between Ed Mihalacki's arrival in Vietnam as a young soldier and his return last spring. This time he went in peace, in the company of a humanitarian organization working to ease the lives of the residents of the seaport city of Danang. An Army veteran who enlisted at 17 during the height of the war, Mihalacki served in Vietnam from 1968-69. Now a technology education teacher in the Hempfield Area School...

2008-06-24 18:02:34

Oval Office 1:53 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. Prime Minister, welcome to the Oval Office. I fondly remember my trip to your country. I remember the wonderful hospitality that you and your government gave to Laura and me. I remember the thousands of people lining the street of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and it was just a memorable trip. So it's my honor to welcome you back here. We had a good dialogue. We talked about economic cooperation. We talked about educational...

2008-06-20 15:00:00

By ROBERT BURNS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the U.S. that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to documents provided to The Associated Press. China had long insisted that all POW questions were answered at the conclusion of the war in 1953 and that no Americans were moved to Chinese territory from North Korea. The...

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2008-06-20 09:00:00

After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the United States that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to documents provided to The Associated Press. China had long insisted that all POW questions were answered at the time of the truce in 1953 and that no Americans were moved to Chinese territory from North Korea. The little-known case of Army Sgt. Richard G....

2008-06-17 15:00:24

Vietnam approves int'l sea cooperation scheme HANOI, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The Vietnamese government has recently approved a scheme on international sea cooperation by 2020, under which Vietnam will foster international cooperation on such fields as oil, marine transport, sea tourism and island economy as well as seafood, local newspaper People's Army reported Tuesday. Vietnam will also strengthen the cooperation on salt production, development of economic areas, industrial parks and...

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2008-06-05 17:58:59

Reports of illegal spying activities by leading European corporations have reawakened memories of communist East Germany's Stasi secret police and even Hitler's Gestapo.It appears that Deutsche Telecom, Europe's biggest telecommunications firm monitored customers' phone records in 1995. Additionally, Stasi "“ Ministry for State Security - archives recently revealed that top Left party lawmaker Gregor Gysi may have been an informer for the East German police, allegations he denies."The...

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2008-02-14 14:15:00

According to U.S. officials, a 5,000-pound disabled U.S. spy satellite will be shot down as ordered by The Pentagon, in hopes of stopping the craft from making a potentially dangerous re-entry into the atmosphere. President George W. Bush decided to have the Navy shoot the craft down due to security reports that the vehicle's fuel tank could be leaking toxic gas. According to four senior U.S. officials the satellite is a classified National Reconnaissance Office spacecraft launched from...

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2008-01-26 17:15:00

A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or March, government officials said Saturday. The satellite, which no longer can be controlled, could contain hazardous materials, and it is unknown where on the planet it might come down, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is classified as secret. "Appropriate government agencies are monitoring the situation," said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National...

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2007-10-04 06:00:00

By Mike Mullane Tonight, I will sit in my backyard spa and look into the evening twilight and count the passing satellites. In the clear, dry New Mexican sky they're easy to see. Just as the setting sun lingers on the tallest mountain peak, satellites that are hundreds of miles high continue to reflect sunlight long after the Earth beneath them has darkened. Most evenings I'll observe at least a half-dozen of the little "moons," but it wouldn't be remarkable to count 10 or more. As they...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.