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World Wide Welcome For New Year

Updated: 01/01/2014 - With fireworks, dancing and late-night revelry millions around the globe welcomed 2014 on Tuesday, gathering for huge displays of jubilation and unity as the new year was arriving across the world's 24 main time zones.

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Climate Change Research Ship Still Trapped In Summer Ice

Updated: 12/31/2013 - Passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week are expected to be rescued by helicopter, after three icebreakers failed to reach the paralyzed vessel, officials said Tuesday.

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Still Out There And Growing -- Al Qaeda On The Rebound, Experts Say

Posted: 12/30/2013 - Two years after the end of the Iraq war, the U.S. State Department confirmed this week that it is providing the fragile country with sophisticated weapons and drones. Iraq needs help fighting against a growing and serious threat -- al Qaeda.

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South Sudan President: Africa Should Have Helped

Posted: 12/30/2013 - African nations should have acted quickly to help quell the bloody fighting that has consumed parts of South Sudan this month, the President of the new country told CNN on Monday.

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Russia Beefs Up Security After Bombings Raise Olympic Fears

Updated: 12/30/2013 - Attacks in Volgograd, only 400 miles away from the Olympic host city of Sochi, reflected the Kremlin's inability to uproot Islamist insurgents in the Caucasus who have vowed to derail the upcoming games.

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France Gives Green Light To Millionaire's Tax

Posted: 12/29/2013 - France's Constitutional Council gave the green light on Sunday to a 'millionaire's tax', to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros ($1.38 million) a year.

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Suicide Bomber In Russia Raises Winter Olympics Concerns

Updated: 12/29/2013 - A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding scores more, officials said, in a stark reminder of the threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February's Olympics in Sochi.

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KC Area Law Firm Helps Trafficking Victims

Updated: 12/26/2013 - A Kansas City law firm has committed to representing victims of human trafficking referred by the U.S. Attorney's Office in western Missouri.

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Airstrikes Pound Syrian Rebel Stronghold

Posted: 12/25/2013 - A deadly air offensive that has claimed more than 500 lives in the Syrian city of Aleppo continues, according to the opposition Local Coordination Committees.

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China Moves Forward In Bid To Ease One-Child Policy

Posted: 12/25/2013 - China's plan to relax its controversial decades-long, one-child policy has taken a significant step forward, with the country's top legislative body poised to approve its implementation early next year.

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U.S. Military Aircraft Attacked In South Sudan

Posted: 12/21/2013 - U.S. military aircraft on a mission to evacuate Americans from South Sudan was hit by gunfire Saturday, wounding four U.S. servicemembers, according to the military's Africa Command.

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Pakistan Protests May Require US Fly War Cargo Out Of Afganistan

Posted: 12/19/2013 - U.S. officials, frustrated that hundreds of military shipments heading out of Afghanistan have been stopped on the land route through Pakistan because of anti-American protests, face the possibility of flying out equipment at an additional cost of $1 billion.

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