Civil Rights Pioneer Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth Is Remembered

One of the leaders of the the civil rights movement in America, the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, died recently and will be buried later this month [October 24] in his home town of Birmingham, Alabama. Shuttlesworth was a fire-and-brimstone preacher who endured a bombing, and beatings. Many prominent African Americans believe that without Shuttlesworth, the civil-rights

Republicans, Democrats Put Own Spin on ‘Occupy’ Protests

The “Occupy” protests around the United States have provided another opportunity for the Democratic and Republican parties to voice their differences.  To the dismay of the protesters, both parties show signs of trying to sway public sentiment about the demonstrations in their favor.

Greeks Look to Sun for Economic Salvation

Every year, millions of tourists flock to Greece for one reason: sunshine. But now the Greeks and their German neighbors to the cloudier, richer north are looking skyward for economic rays of light.

Obama Calls Merkel About Eurozone Crisis

U.S. President Barack Obama has called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the latest developments in the eurozone crisis. The White House said that in the telephone talk on Friday President Obama and Chancellor Merkel also discussed preparations for the G20 summit next month in France.

Asia Floods Take Heavy Toll on Local Economies

Floodwaters in central Thailand have inundated industrial parks and manufacturing centers, adding to the mounting economic costs of the disaster.  Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos are also continuing to tally the cost of heavy flooding that has claimed hundreds of lives.

Obama Factory Visit Highlights Korea Trade Agreement

President Barack Obama used a factory visit on Friday to highlight benefits for U.S. workers and the economy of the free-trade agreement with South Korea ratified by Congress this week.  President Obama brought South Korea’s president with him on a tour of a General Motors plant in the midwest state of Michigan. The visit was

Clinton: China ‘Gaming’ World Trading System

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an economic speech Friday, called for a level playing field in world trade while lamenting what she said were efforts by China to “game” the global trading system to its advantage. She appealed for an end to partisan paralysis in Washington over economic policy. In her speech to the

Film Depicts How Paris Mosque Sheltered Jews During WWII

A newly released film in France depicts for the first time how the Paris Mosque saved Jews and Muslim resistance fighters during World War II. Troves of books, movies and articles have been released over the years in France describing almost every facet of World War II and the Nazi occupation here. But one historical

Vitamin E Linked to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk

A new study finds a link between vitamin E – a popular dietary supplement – and an increased risk of prostate cancer. In 2001, scientists launched the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), to test the widely-held belief that the two supplements might help or prevent disease.

Study Shows Vitamin E Increases Prostate Cancer Risk

A number of medical studies over the years suggested that vitamin E, taken as a dietary supplement, might help prevent prostate cancer.  But new research finds not only that the earlier studies were wrong, but that taking vitamin E can actually be harmful. For years, many doctors thought taking vitamin E could help prevent many