NASHVILLE — Having already made a .50-calibre sniper gun the official state rifle, Tennessee lawmakers on Monday gave final approval to making the Holy Bible the state’s official book.
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PRINCETON, N.J. — Woodrow Wilson’s name will remain on Princeton University’s public policy school, despite calls to remove it because the former U.S. president was a segregationist, the Ivy League university announced Monday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Helen Clark, a former New Zealand prime minister who is now a senior U.N. official, announced Tuesday she is running for the top position at the United Nations, saying she would bring nearly 30 years of leadership skills to the job of secretary-general in an ever more challenging and crisis-filled world.
PANAMA CITY — Panamanians have long shrugged off their country’s checkered reputation as a financial haven for drug lords, tax dodgers and corrupt oligarchs. If they’re crooks, they’ve learned from the world’s wealthy nations, they like to joke.
BEIJING — China on Tuesday banned most imports of North Korean coal and iron ore, the country’s main exports, in a significant increase in pressure on the North under U.N. sanctions against its nuclear and missile tests.
SALT LAKE CITY — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans Sunday for four new temples on the final day of a church conference in Salt Lake City.
LDS temples will be built in Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Brazil and Peru, Thomas S. Monson said during a brief sermon.
An internal audit has found important deficiencies and lapses in the U.N.’s involvement with two foundations and several non-governmental organizations linked to an alleged bribery case involving former General Assembly president John Ashe.
SRINAGAR, India — The leader of a pro-India party on Monday became the first woman to become the chief minister of Indian-controlled Kashmir following the death of her father, the region’s top elected leader.
ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatian police are investigating the reported theft of 280,000 euros ($320,000) and two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of gold ‚Äî all snatched from the headquarters of the Croatian police.
Helena Biocic of the police media office confirmed Monday that the theft had taken place, but refused to reveal any details.
PARIS — France’s national air company management is meeting Monday with unions worried female cabin crew could be disciplined if they refuse to work the company’s new route to Iran, for which they must wear a headscarf.
Air France plans to start three flights weekly between Paris and Tehran beginning April 17.