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Oktoberfest beer festival opens amid tight security

Munich’s traditional beer festival kicked off Saturday under heavy security and with the price of a litre tankard at a record high. City mayor Christian Ude, a Social Democrat, tapped the first barrel on the stroke of midday and clinked glasses with the conservative governor of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, to…

Yemen charges US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki

Yemen puts US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki on trial in absentia with 2 other men Yemen put a U.S.-born radical cleric on trial in absentia Tuesday, accusing him and two other men of plotting to kill foreigners and being members of al-Qaida. It was the first formal legal action by Yemen…