Amerasians face scorn in Philippines

| Jun 28, 2014

Amerasians face scorn in Philippines

When the last U.S. ship pulled out of the Philippines’ Subic Naval Base more than two decades ago, a desperate young woman’s hopes of finding her father sailed away with it. Beirut Calaguas, now 44, is among the tens of thousands of Amerasians fathered ...

Balkan weakling's shots led to start of WWI

| Jun 27, 2014

Balkan weakling's shots led to start of WWI

by Aleksandra Niksic

Gavrilo Princip, the 19-year-old whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo sparked World War I 100 years ago Saturday, was weedy, bookish and a bit shy. But the pint-size peasant boy was also a passionate Serb and Slav nationalist whose rejection because of ...

U.S. invasion faulted in current bloodshed

| Jun 14, 2014

U.S. invasion faulted in current bloodshed

The rise of al-Qaida-linked militants in Iraq can be traced to America’s invasion of the country more than a decade ago, as it left a power vacuum and unleashed sectarian bloodletting, experts said Friday. With TV footage of Sunni extremists sweeping across Iraq last ...