Canada woman had tried to sponsor boy who drowned off Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Canada rejected a request to take in a Syrian family that later drowned trying to get to Europe, according to a lawmaker who said the request involved a 3-year-old boy depicted in shocking photographs that have galvanized debate around the world.
China shows off rising power marking WWII defeat of Japan
BEIJING (AP) — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China's leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.
On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change.