Friday, May 06, 2011
Conductor James Levine is pulling out of the Metropolitan Opera's Japan tour, and the Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts this summer. The Met has announced that he'll spend the summer recuperating from back pain, on the advice of his doctors.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Japan has raised the level of the disaster at its nuclear power plant to a 7. Although that's the same level as the Chernobyl disaster, according to The Associated Press Japanese officials say Fukushima has leaked a tenth of the radiation released at Chernobyl.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Ivory Coast, has been arrested, after authorities forced their way into the bunker where he's secluded himself for the past several days and apprehended him on Monday.
Monday, March 07, 2011
President Barack Obama — who promised to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — has now signed an executive order to allow military commissions to resume there.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Supporters and opponents of longtime Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi continue to fight for control over the country's major cities, as international pressure calling for Gadhafi's resignation mount.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
President Barack Obama has signed a bill that continues funding for the federal government for the next two weeks, until March 18.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is condemning the actions of Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi and his security forces, as the international community ramps up pressure on his government.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Bahrain has taken its strongest action yet to clamp down on continuing protests in the country.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
As protests continue to spread in the Middle East, new reports from Libya indicate the beginnings of an uprising in that country.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Demonstrations are sprouting up in the Middle East, on the heels of recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Protestors are taking their message to the streets in Iran and Bahrain, among others this week.
Monday, February 14, 2011
President Barack Obama has introduced his budget proposal, touting investments in ideas that will "out-build and out-innovate and out-educate, as well as out-hustle" the rest of the world. He delivered his budget plans at a middle school in Baltimore on Monday.
Friday, February 11, 2011
The resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sparking celebration among Egyptians worldwide. Hundreds of thousands chanted and cheered in Cairo's main square following Friday's announcement.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Thousands of protestors continued to crowd Cairo during the third week of protests in Egypt, refusing to cease their demonstrations until President Hosni Mubarak resigns. Thousands are also striking, ramping up their demonstrations against the government.
Monday, February 07, 2011
A fire in Rio De Janiero Monday morning torched costumes and other materials set aside for Brazil's world-famous Carnival.
Several warehouses and a samba school were burned in the blaze, which has reportedly destroyed thousands of costumes being stored for next month's Carnival. No serious injuries were reported, according to the BBC.
Friday, February 04, 2011
The astronaut husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will head into space, a decision that came nearly one month after his wife survived a gunshot wound to the head.
Friday, February 04, 2011
More than 100,000 protesters have been pouring into Tahrir Square in Egypt's capital Cairo as pressure to remove President Hosni Mubarak mounts, according to the Associated Press.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
The White House continues to call for "free and fair elections," amid continuing protests in Egypt this week. Meanwhile, uprisings throughout the region, especially in Yemen, are also gaining ground.