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  • Columbian Governor Luis Francisco Cuéllar Carvajal was kidnapped from his home in Florencia on Monday by armed rebels from the guerrilla movement Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). (Luis Ramirez/AFP/Getty Images )

    World in Brief, Dec. 22, 2009

    Columbia Columbian Governor Kidnapped by FARC Rebels/Columbia Columbian Governor Luis Francisco Cuéllar Carvajal was kidnapped from his home in Florencia on Monday by armed rebels... Read more

  • Danny Ciani, Le Ville di Terranuova Bni., Italy.

    Global Q&A ‘How do people define ‘success’ in your culture?’

    Money and power, plus qualities such as happiness and good health, were mentioned as important when Epoch Times reporters from Brno to Singapore asked locals... Read more

  • (Ishara S.Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images )

    World in Brief, Dec. 21

    Sri LankaU.N. Questions Sri Lanka Over Tamil Tiger KillingsThe U.N. has requested that the Sri Lanka government respond to allegations of Tamil Tiger rebel leaders... Read more

  • Migrant workers picking cotton in Sudan. Recent reports from human rights groups around International Migrants Day, on Dec. 18, paint a bleak picture for those seeking new lives in foreign lands.  (UN Photo/J Mohr)

    Migrant Rights Violated Often in 2009

    The year 2009 was not a kind one to migrants, according human rights groups on Dec. 18, International Migrants Day. Migrants, including those with proper... Read more

  • World in Brief, Dec. 20

    IranAyatollah Montazeri Dies, Thousands of Iranians Gather to Mourn Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, once the successor to former Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeni before he fell... Read more

  • Argentine Judge Issues Arrest Warrants for Chinese Officials

    | Related Video NTDTV | In a historic genocide case, an Argentine judge has issued arrest warrants for top Chinese officials for their role in... Read more

  • Twitter was shut down for repair Thursday evening due to an unauthorized alteration to their homepage. (The Epoch Times)

    Twitter Shutdown Due To Hacker Interference

    NEW YORK—Popular online "microblogging" site known as Twitter was shut down for repair Thursday evening due to an unauthorized alteration to their homepage. The suspected... Read more

  • (Cesar Manso/AFP/GETTY IMAGES )

    World in Brief, Dec. 17

    Germany—Spain Germany and Spain Seek to Cancel H1N1 Vaccine Order Germany and Spain announced on Thursday that they want to reduce deliveries of H1N1 vaccines... Read more

  • A climate action activist signs a large placard alongside a gathering of other activists on the Sydney Town Hall steps for a silent 'Vigil of Hope' on Dec. 11, 2009. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

    World Leaders Ready to Cooperate on Climate Deal, Pledge Solid Aid Funds

    After a day of heated debates between 193 world delegates in the Danish capital Copenhagen, there seems to be a will for compromises on the... Read more

  • THE GOOD OLD DAYS: Tiger Woods last month before the news of his multiple mistresses surfaced. Here, Woods tees off at the 2009 Australian Masters, Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia. (Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

    Tiger Woods Saga Tops Copenhagen Climate Conference in Online Searches

    While world leaders gather in Copenhagen in hopes of saving the planet and deciding how untold billions of dollars are spent in the coming years,... Read more

  • An Iranian army cleric monitors an area as he stands near a S-200 surface-to-air missile during military maneuvers in Iran on Nov. 26, 2009 during a previous launch.  (Ali Shayegan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran Test of Upgraded Missile Increases Nuclear Tensions

    Iran test-fired a long-range missile on Wednesday Dec. 16, Iran state media reported. TV footage shows a test fire of a Sajjil-2 surface-to-surface rocket with... Read more

  • Prof. Chang Ching-hsi, chairman of Taiwan's Falun Dafa Association, speaks at a press conference. (The Epoch Times)

    First Mainland Official Charged In Taiwan For Human Rights Abuse

    TAIPEI, Taiwan—Xu Guangchun, former secretary of the Henan Provincial Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was sued on charges of genocide by the Taiwan... Read more

  • Climate summit protesters attempted to break through barricades, leading to clashes with the police. Dozens have been arrested. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

    World in Brief, Dec. 16, 2009

    DENMARK Climate Deal Uncertain, Protestors Detained President of the climate summit in Copenhagen, Connie Hedegaard stepped down on Wednesday to be replaced by Denmark Prime... Read more

  • The Mayon volcano in the Eastern Albay Province in the Philippines is at risk of erupting. (Charism Sayat/AFP/Getty Images)

    World in Brief: Dec. 15, 2009

    PHILIPPINES Volcano at Risk of Erupting The Mayon volcano in the Eastern Albay Province in the Philippines is at risk of erupting. On Monday the... Read more

  • Pavol Markovic, PhD., Presov, Slovakia.

    Global Q&A: At the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

    Urgency for our world leaders to reach agreement and enforce action on initiatives from recycling to reduction in gas emissions has significance in saving our... Read more

  • Nearly one million holiday travelers are at risk of being grounded this year due to an untimely British Airways strike. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    World in Brief, Dec. 14, 2009

    United Kingdom Nearly one million holiday travelers are at risk of being grounded this year due to an untimely British Airways strike. The strike is... Read more

  • Delegation members of Gabon, Africa, talk prior a meeting at the climate summit in Copenhagen on Dec. 14. The meeting was adjourned for several hours after a walkout protest led by African countries objecting to developed countries' intention to create  (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

    African Countries Disrupt Climate Talks in Copenhagen

    A protest walkout of delegates from developing countries stalled talks at the Copenhagen climate summit for several hours on Dec. 14. Members of the G77... Read more

  • EXPLOSION: Thai military put out a fire at a red shirt barricade which was started by a booby-trap explosion. (James Burke/The Epoch Times)

    World in Brief, Dec. 13

    Thailand Thai authorities are continuing to investigate the cargo plane seized last Friday containing 40 tons of arms including firearms and missiles believed to have... Read more

  • Award-winning political and human rights activist Aminatou Haidar sits on a mattress and rug in the airport terminal at Arrecife Airport on the Spanish Canary Island of Lanzarote in what has accumulated to a month stay. It has been reported the Spanish government will be sending Haidar back to the Moroccan controlled Western Sahara. (Desiree Martin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saharan Activist Stranded at Airport on One-Month Hunger Strike

    LAS PALMAS, Spain—Political and human rights activist, Aminatou Haidar, who has been on a hunger strike and living out of the Lanzarote Airport in the... Read more

  • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. (Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images)

    Blair’s Admission About Iraq Sparks Calls for War Crimes Trial

    Tony Blair’s admission that Britain would have still taken part in the Iraq war—even if it knew that Saddam Hussein didn’t have weapons of mass... Read more

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