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November 28, 2012 | By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Obama hailed an "ambitious reform agenda" set forth by the incoming president of Mexico as he and President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday at the White House. Obama said it was fitting that the men were meeting even before Pena Nieto takes office on Saturday, calling it a sign of the close relationship between the two countries. "What happens in Mexico has an impact on our society," Obama said before the Oval Office meeting, which also included Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration lent its support Monday to British and French plans to arm Syria's rebels, saying it wouldn't stand in the way of any country seeking to rebalance the fight against a regime supported by Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah. Secretary of State John Kerry said the longer Syria's war goes on, the greater the danger of its institutions collapsing and extremists getting their hands on the country's vast chemical weapons arsenal. With 450,000 Syrians living in neighboring countries as refugees already, he said the conflict is becoming a "global catastrophe.
NEWS
November 16, 2010 | By QUEEN MUSE, museq@phillynews.com 215-854-5880
Sheikh Khurshan, president of the Bangladesh Association of Greater Philadelphia, has always wanted to see his nation's flag waving on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. "It's a great thing for Bangladeshi people to see that," Khurshan said. "It gives us a sense that we belong here. " Because of space issues and financial hangups, the process of having his country's flag placed on the Parkway has been long and hard, but that wait will end this week. In a ceremony Friday, the flags of 19 countries will be added to the already elaborate display of 90 flags lining the sides of the Parkway.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When prominent universities began giving free access to courses online, some proponents hailed it as a way to open education to the vastly underprivileged in countries around the world. But a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania published Wednesday by the journal Nature says that isn't what has happened. Instead, the researchers found, a vast majority of students enrolled in "Massive Open Online Courses" - commonly known as MOOCs - already hold college degrees and are taking the courses primarily to advance in their jobs.
NEWS
August 20, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / WILLIAM F. STEINMETZ
Dressed in the traditional garb of the countries they were representing, students age 6 to 17 participated in the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club's Olympic Parade and Celebration yesterday. The countries represented included Kenya (above), Brazil, Egypt, Greece, Russia, South Africa and South Korea.
NEWS
October 22, 1992 | For The Inquirer / JONATHAN WILSON
China, Greece, Russia and Egypt were just some of the 17 countries represented at an International Bazaar on Sunday hosted by the Community Y of Eastern Delaware County in Lansdowne.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1999 | By Leslie J. Nicholson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Six months before the start of the new year it is still impossible to predict the international effects of the Year 2000 computer problem, the Clinton administration's Y2K czar said yesterday. John Koskinen, head of the President's Commission on Year 2000 Conversion, said information on the international situation was difficult to come by because there were so many countries to factor into the equation. He added, however, that he is encouraged by what he believes is an increase in the last six months in global awareness and cooperation on solving Y2K problems.
NEWS
November 7, 1990
Due to a typographical error, yesterday's Commentary Page article by Kenneth L. Klothen erroneously stated that a United Nations provision concerning child soldiers permits countries to draft children as young as 12. The correct minimum age is 15.
NEWS
January 11, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - The United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released Wednesday by two of the nation's leading health-research institutions. Gun violence is just one of many factors contributing to lower U.S. life expectancy, but the finding took on urgency because the report comes less than a month after the shooting deaths of 26 people at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
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August 21, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
With its tattered gilt and vintage beer-'n'-booze signage, Bob & Barbara's Lounge on South Street looks fabulously tacky. Every second and fourth Wednesday, Philadelphia's Wallace Brothers band - twin singing multi-instrumentalists Zach and Colby - hosts Country Night. All participants are asked to wear cowboy hats and any Western ephemera they can muster. "It gets pretty colorful in there," says Zach Wallace. This Saturday, everyone will don a Dakota, a Tommy Bahama, or a Bonanza Felt for the first Philadelphia Country Music Festival at B&B's.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2015 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
At 16, Quatrel has a clear vision of his future. When he graduates from high school, he plans to join the Marines. "I want to protect my country and the people I love back home," he says. An athletic teen with a winning smile, Quatrel is a member of his high school's lacrosse and football teams. Music is a big part of his life, and he often can be found wearing headphones, absorbed in hip-hop and electronic dance music. He loves to cook and is quite good at it. He especially enjoys baking cakes and pies, roasting a turkey, and frying chicken.
NEWS
August 9, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another celeb marriage falls It's been a harsh summer for celeb couples. Jake Owen on Friday said he and model Lacey Buchanan will seek romantic consolations elsewhere after three years of marriage. "Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage," the country star tweeted. "We want to focus on our daughter Pearl and make sure she has a beautiful life. " Jon Stewart's final show: Good ratings We turned out in droves Thursday to watch Jon Stewart break our hearts in his final apperance on The Daily Show . The extended episode drew 3.6 mil viewers according to Nielsen.
SPORTS
June 29, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
HOUSTON - Ana Ulloa Romero and her two younger children reached their arms over the car tire supporting them as they propelled themselves through the murky Rio Grande toward the hope of something better. Debris and water started filling the tire, pulling them downward and scaring the younger ones, whom Romero comforted with quick prayers . Please God, protect my family. Somewhere in the desert expanse ahead of them, Romero's husband, Oscar, was crossing with "coyotes," human smugglers.
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
DOVER, Del. - The battle for country music's soul is being waged on side-by-side stages this weekend at the inaugural Big Barrel festival at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway. On Friday night on the main stage - the same stage where Paul McCartney and Snoop Dogg played last weekend at the Firefly fest - Blake Shelton, star judge of the music reality show The Voice , headlined. His set took turns pleasing genders in the multigenerational crowd. Shelton took the stage to a recording of "Something Bad," a duet between wife Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, who are scheduled to top the Big Barrel bill Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
REAL_ESTATE
June 14, 2015 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
Don Rossi wanted country living with easy access to major roads. His wife, Marian Rossi, wanted a historic house. It was 1991, and the couple, recently married, were relocating to the Philadelphia area from upstate Pennsylvania for Don's job. So, the two spread out a map, pinned the most desirable areas, and happily settled on what they've christened Terra Sanctum, a circa 19th-century house nestled on a wooded wonderland in Exton. The one-acre property was once part of a larger tract owned by William Penn.
NEWS
May 28, 2015 | BY DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writer spineld@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
SURPRISE! The Roots are performing again at the Wawa Welcome America! Festival's Philly Fourth of July Jam. The Roots, performing at the festival for the seventh straight year, will be joined by co-headliners Miguel and Jennifer Nettles. With past performers who include high-profile names like Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and John Mayer, some observers have questioned the uniqueness of this year's acts. "In an incredibly diverse city like Philadelphia with a wide range of tastes in music, on the one hand it's probably virtually impossible to make everyone happy," Mayor Nutter said at a news conference yesterday at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2015 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
'I was always an independent artist stuck on a major label," Lee Ann Womack says over the phone from her home in Nashville. The singer is discussing the circumstances behind her latest album, The Way I'm Livin' , which is the East Texas native's first for an independent label after a distinguished career in the mainstream with MCA Nashville. Over those years with MCA, Womack, 48, managed to enjoy some great commercial success with hits such as "I Hope You Dance" while maintaining artistic integrity, hewing close to the classic country she loves.
NEWS
March 30, 2015 | BY LARA WITT, Daily News Staff Writer wittl@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
"SLAVERY is not an obsolete relic of the past, it is a global industry that generates $32 billion in profits through forced labor and the bodies of tens of millions of human beings each year. " This is what Ivan Cole, who sits on the board of the Life After Trauma Organization, told an audience yesterday during a conference hosted by the nonprofit at Temple University to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of human trafficking. LATO helps women recover from the trauma of human trafficking.
NEWS
March 17, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Are they rooting for Duke at the Southwest Philadelphia Police Athletic League center at 59th and Elmwood? They have no choice, said Officer Cedric Jones, who runs the PAL center. Jones first got to know Duke's Amile Jefferson when he came into a PAL center at 46th and Woodland when Jefferson was 9 years old. Since then, wherever Jones has worked, Jefferson has dropped in, including 11th and Huntington and 32d and Tasker. Jones' current office, he admits, is sort of a shrine to Jefferson.
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