WASHINGTON. Shrugging off delays in a divided Congress, President Barack Obama's administration on Friday said a sweeping healthcare ove...
WASHINGTON. Shrugging off delays in a divided Congress, President Barack Obama's administration on Friday said a sweeping healthcare overhaul would still be approved by year end to control costs and expand coverage.
House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said the Senate's failure to hold to an August deadline to pass an initial version of healthcare legislation would not derail Obama's central domestic policy objective.
RUDINE, Croatia. A two-car train carrying about 90 passengers derailed in a remote area of southern Croatia on Friday, killing six people and injuring at least 55, officials said.
The high-speed train — traveling from Zagreb, Croatia's capital, to the city of Split — derailed in a remote, hilly area at about noon, 20 miles from its destination, emergency official Darko Marinkovic said.
SEOUL. North Korea publicly executed a Christian woman last month for distributing the Bible, which is banned in the communist nation, South Korean activists said Friday morning.
Ri Hyon Ok, 33, was also accused of spying for South Korea and the United States and organizing dissidents. She was executed in the northwestern city of Ryongchon near the border with China on June 16, according to a report from an alliance of several dozen anti-North Korea groups.
JAKARTA. Indonesia's president has been re-elected to a second five-year term, sparing the country a second round of voting during a nationwide manhunt for terrorists behind two deadly bombings in the capital last week.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, whose policies against corruption and crackdown on Islamist militancy won him widespread support, will be sworn in on Oct. 20 after collecting 61 percent of the popular vote, results released by the Elections Commission showed Friday.
BEIJING. China announced the first successful birth of a panda cub from artificial insemination using frozen sperm, giving a new option for the notoriously poor breeders.
Panda females have only three days a year in which they can conceive.