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Michele Bachmann calls Planned Parenthood a ‘criminal enterprise’

At a Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington on Friday, GOP presidential hopeful Rep.Michele Bachmann (R-MN) sought to appeal to religious conservatives by blasting Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive health services to poor women. “We are giving money to corrupt organizations like Planned Parenthood that are committing crimes and enabling…

China executes 3 Filipinos despite Manila’s pleas

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – China executed on Wednesday three Filipinos convicted of drug trafficking despite a flurry of public appeals for clemency in the Philippines, and days after Amnesty International slammed Beijing’s sweeping use of the death penalty. The three, two women and a man, were caught smuggling several kilogrammes of heroin each…

US, Mexico leaders debate drugs, trucking dispute

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama and his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon Thursday vowed to step up the fight against Mexico’s violent drug cartels, and resolved a decades-old trucking dispute. It was the fifth meeting in two years between the two men, and Obama stressed the “strong bonds” between the…

US tried to protect three in CIA nuclear spy effort: book

The United States pressured Swiss authorities not to prosecute three people suspected of weapons trafficking who had been helping a CIA spy effort, according to a book released this month. In the book “Fallout: The True Story of the CIA’s Secret War on Nuclear Trafficking,” authors Catherine Collins and Douglas…

Haiti gov’t says children taken without permission

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitian police detained 10 Americans on Saturday on suspicion of trying to take children out of the country without proper papers amid the chaos following the Jan. 12 earthquake.…

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