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‘A man before an American’

Schaffhausen, Switzerland – Fireworks filled the Swiss sky Saturday in celebration of the Swiss National Holiday. Reminiscent of Fourth of July celebrations, the Swiss holiday brought out flags, fireworks and bratwursts for grilling.

Gates: US might speed up troop withdrawal from Iraq

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT – The United States is considering speeding up its withdrawal from Iraq because of the sustained drop in violence there, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday following discussions with his top commanders in the war.

President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall on health care, Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Shaker Heights High School  in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Obama pitches health care in N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Senators reported progress on legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care Wednesday as President Obama introduced a retooled message asserting his plan would protect Americans and limit insurers’ power.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, signs a skateboard during the governor's picnic in Wasilla, Alaska Friday, July 24, 2009.  This is one of three governor's picnics Palin is attending before she resigns as governor in Fairbanks on Sunday, July 26, 2009.

Palin faces questions as she exits Alaska politics before term ends

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gained fame – and, to some, infamy – since she embarked on a vice-presidential bid less than a year ago.

Her surprising departure from Alaska’s top office is gaining her something else: questions over her motives and next big move.

United States Border Patrol Gloria Chavez, the agent in charge of the Chula Vista, Calif.,  sector, shows her emotion as she speaks at a news conference regarding the murder of agent Robert Rosas  Friday, July 24, 2009, in Chula Vista.

4 suspects detained in Mexico in US border agent killing

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Mexican police announced the arrests Saturday of four men suspected of involvement in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent as American investigators searched hospitals for gunmen who were possibly wounded in the first such shooting death in more than a decade.

Honduras' President Manuel Zelaya greets supporters in Las Manos, Nicaragua, Saturday, July 25, 2009. Honduras' coup-installed government has ordered people off the streets along its border with Nicaragua as the ousted President Zelaya prepares to return home.

Exiled Honduran leader Zelaya makes 2nd trip to border, will camp out

LAS MANOS, Nicaragua – Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Honduran border Saturday and announced he would set up camp there, despite foreign leaders urging him not to force a confrontation with the government that ousted him in last month’s coup.

Freedoms No. 1 and No. 2

People take the little aspects of life for granted.

You know, the meaning of freedom and the never-know-what-you’ve-got-until-it’s-gone aspects. Like the new significant other who complains more than your ex or the class that requires you to write two times as many papers as that dreaded one last semester ... or the public toilet that costs nothing to use.

France’s Sarkozy has health scare

PARIS – French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office says he was rushed by helicopter to a military hospital Sunday after he felt unwell during a strenuous jog on a hot afternoon.

Europe fast-tracking swine flu vaccine; some experts concerned

LONDON – In a drive to inoculate people against swine flu before winter, many European governments say they will fast-track the testing of a new flu vaccine, arousing concern among some experts about safety issues and proper vaccine doses.

New jobless claims rise to 554K

WASHINGTON – The number of newly laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose last week, though the government said its report again was distorted by the timing of auto plant shutdowns.

Ahmadinejad sticks by his VP appointment

TEHRAN, Iran – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stuck by his controversial appointment for a key top deputy Wednesday in an unusual defiance of Iran’s supreme leader who reportedly ordered the man’s removal. His move deepens the dispute among the country’s hard-line leadership.

Salvation Army Soldier Daniel Aherns collects donations on 5th Ave. at Rockefeller Center, Monday, July 13, 2009 in New York. The Salvation Army's iconic red kettles and bell ringers are returning early to New York City's steamy streets to help those hardest hit by the recession.

Donation slump could hinder Salvation Army's disaster assistance

JACKSON, Miss. – The Salvation Army is struggling with dwindling donations across the country that will make it hard to give long-term assistance after a disaster, and a spokesman for the charity said “we have to hope and pray” this year’s hurricane season is mild.

Biden: US stands with Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia – The Obama administration firmly supports Georgia, but President Mikheil Saakashvili must further encourage democracy, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday.

This summer the Kunstmuseum in Basel, Switzerland, features a large collection of Vincent van Gogh’s landscape artwork in its “Between Earth and Heaven: The Landscapes" exhibit, which is sponsored by the contentious Union Bank of Switzerland.

Big banking and famous art in Basel

BASEL, Switzerland – For the past two months, the Kunstmuseum in Basel has been host to an extraordinary exhibit thanks to its troubled artist and its troubled sponsor.
Vincent van Gogh’s landscape artwork forms the bulk of “Between Earth and Heaven: The Landscapes,” an exhibition presented by the Union Bank of Switzerland, also known as UBS.

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo,  Astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.  poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

Strides in space

WASHINGTON – The measure of what humanity can accomplish is a size 9 1/2 bootprint. It belongs to Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. It will stay on the moon for years with nothing to wipe it away, serving as a testament to a can-do mankind.

China says police killed 12 in Uighur street riot

BEIJING – Chinese police killed 12 people during July 5 rioting in the western city of Urumqi, officials said – a rare acknowledgment by the government that security forces opened fire in the worst ethnic clashes to hit the region in decades.

Russia still blue over moon landing 40 years later

MOSCOW – When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon, it was a first for the Soviet Union – the first time the United States had beaten the USSR in the space race.

India stands firm against binding emissions limits

NEW DELHI – India stood firm Sunday against Western demands to accept binding limits on carbon emissions even as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed optimism about an eventual climate change deal to India’s benefit.

A police officer looks over the trains involved in a two train Muni crash at the West Portal Station in San Francisco on Saturday July 18, 2009.

Dozens injured in San Francisco light-rail crash

SAN FRANCISCO – A light-rail train crashed into the rear of another train at a San Francisco boarding platform Saturday, injuring at least 48 people, authorities said.

Mourners lay flowers and pray at a makeshift shrine outside the Ritz Carlton Hotel bombing site in Jakarta, Sunday July 19, 2009. Investigators are working to identify a pair of suicide bombers who attacked two American luxury hotels in Indonesia's capital on Friday July 17, and health officials confirmed at least four of the dead were foreigners.

Terrorist attacks rekindle Indonesians’ anxieties

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The terrorist attacks that struck two luxury hotels in the capital have shaken ordinary Indonesians who had grown more confident after waves of arrests had left the nation’s al-Qaida-linked militant network seriously weakened.

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