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Attacks On Brussels Airport, Metro Kill 34: Public Broadcaster

Injured people are seen at the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016.    REUTERS/Ketevan Kardava/Courtesy of via Reuters

By Philip Blenkinsop and Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, according to public broadcaster VRT, triggering security alerts across Europe and bringing some cross-border traffic to a halt. A witness said he heard shouts in Arabic […]

Foreign Diplomats Voicing Alarm To U.S. Officials About Trump

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump responds to a speech attacking his candidacy by former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as Trump appears at a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, March 3, 2016.   REUTERS/Joel Page

By Mark Hosenball, Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Foreign diplomats are expressing alarm to U.S. government officials about what they say are inflammatory and insulting public statements by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, according to senior U.S. officials. Officials from Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia have complained in recent […]

Oil Rout Over, OPEC Aims For $50 Anchor, Says PIRA’s Ross

By Jonathan Leff (Reuters) – Major OPEC producers are privately starting to talk about a new oil price equilibrium of $50 a barrel, adding to signs that the market’s long, deep rout is officially over, says one of the industry’s leading prognosticators. Gary Ross, the founder, executive chairman and chief oil soothsayer at New York-based […]

Oil Rises 6 Percent But Set For Biggest January Fall In 25 Years

A worker climbs stairs at the Halfaya oilfield in Amara, southeast of Baghdad, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

By Amanda Cooper LONDON (Reuters) – Oil rose by more than 6 percent on Friday, as a cold snap boosted demand for heating oil across the United States and Europe, but was still mired near its lowest since 2003 and set for its largest January drop in at least 25 years. Crude futures were poised […]

Islamic State Claims Paris Attacks That Killed 127

A general view of the scene that shows the covered bodies outside a restaurant following a shooting incident in Paris, France, November 13, 2015.   REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

By Ingrid Melander and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) – Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for a coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people at locations across Paris, which President Francois Hollande said amounted to an act of war against France. In the worst attack, a Paris city hall official said four […]

At Least 120 Dead In Paris Attacks

A French policeman assists a blood-covered victim near the Bataclan concert hall following attacks in Paris, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

By Ingrid Melander and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) – Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday, killing at least 120 people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented terrorist attack. A Paris city hall official said gunmen systematically slaughtered nearly 100 […]

Local National Guard Soldier Helps Uncover Corruption In Afghanistan

Sgt. George Toubekis (left) walks with a fellow soldier as they guard a fuel truck at Camp Marmal in Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mayor George Toubekis has been continuing his duties to his hometown and also to the US Army since his deployment in August of 2012. On the day of his departure, tears filled the eyes of his family and friends as the sergeant boarded a bus for some training stateside before being deployed […]

Rwandan President Paul Kagame Delivers Commencement Address

Rwandan President Paul Kagame delivers the commencement address Saturday at William Penn University (photo by Ken Allsup)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Security was tight as the visiting head of state, Rwandan President Paul Kagame was on hand to deliver the 2012 commencement address at William Penn University. Students of William Penn started gathering just before noon in the gymnasium, and the college of working adults gathered in the upstairs gym. Students talked amongst […]

Lt. Gov. Reynolds meets with Vice President Xi

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds

(BEIJING)- Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today met China’s Vice President Xi Jinping while in Beijing on a trade mission with the Iowa Soybean Association. Lt. Gov. Reynolds and Vice President Xi met for 45 minutes in The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The pair discussed Vice President Xi’s visit to Iowa in […]

Romney narrowly wins Iowa Caucus by 8 votes

Curt Block speaks on behalf of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann at the Mahaska County Secondary Roads Department during the Iowa Caucuses Tuesday night

Des Moines, Iowa- Mitt Romney won the 2012 Iowa Caucus by a matter of 8 votes with final results being presented by Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn. With 100% of the vote reporting, Romney appears to have garnered 25% of the vote to Santorum’s 25% of the vote. Former Pennsylvania Senator shocked many people by […]


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