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Guarded elation as WHO, again, declares Liberia Ebola-free

Sep 4, 2015

Guarded elation as WHO, again, declares Liberia Ebola-free

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that Ebola-ravaged Liberia was once again free of the deadly virus, prompting muted celebrations in the capital Monrovia. The West African nation, where thousands died at the height of the epidemic last year, has already been declared ...

Sep 3, 2015

Hawaii pushes for preclearance of Japan visitors

Hawaii is touting plans to smooth entry for foreign travelers to the U.S. island state, including machines to speed up immigration lines and preclearance for some travelers from Japan. Gov. David Ige, speaking to tourism industry officials during a conference last week, talked about ...

Sep 3, 2015

Queen Elizabeth's reign rooted in her ancestor Victoria

Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarchs, both came to the throne young yet remained a steady presence through eras of dramatic change. Queen Elizabeth will overtake her great-great-grandmother’s record of 63 years and 216 days on Sept. 9, a remarkable reign ...

Sep 3, 2015

New Ukraine doctrine declares Russia military opponent

Ukraine’s national security council on Wednesday approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership. There was no immediate official reaction from Russia, which hotly denies claims that it has sent ...

Queen Elizabeth II to set record on throne

Sep 3, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II to set record on throne

Queen Elizabeth II’s longevity has helped anchor Britain during an era of unprecedented change, but has also left the royal family an aging institution. The 89-year-old queen, who next week surpasses Queen Victoria to become the country’s longest-reigning monarch, shows no sign of abdicating, ...