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North Dakota Guard members reunited with friends, family after deployment

June 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Four-year-old Thea Underdahl of Fargo is her daddy’s little girl. Continue Reading

Fast train to China

January 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Rail development gives little ag towns, like Kimball, a link to growing Asian markets.
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Kim Jong Il, dead at 69, was North Korea’s Cold War-era absolute leader in modern times

December 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Even as the world changed around him, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il remained firmly in control, ruling absolutely at home and keeping the rest of the world on edge through a nuclear weapons program. Continue Reading

Asian, Middle Eastern airlines looking for pilots

December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Fast-growing Asian and Middle Eastern airlines that have signed orders for hundreds of new airplanes now must find enough pilots to fly them. For safety-conscious travelers, that means sticking with the big, well-known airlines who can afford to lure the best staff as the scramble to fill the cockpit intensifies. Continue Reading

Yemen president signs deal, will transfer power within 30 days

November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Yemen’s authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Wednesday to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power. The U.S. and its powerful Gulf allies pressed for the deal, concerned that a security collapse in the impoverished Arab nation was allowing an active al-Qaida franchise to gain a firmer foothold. Continue Reading

Obama asserts growing U.S. stake in Asia

November 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama’s close attention to the Asia-Pacific region signaled both a turn toward a part of the world experiencing solid growth and one away from Europe’s dark economic woes, at least temporarily. Continue Reading

Obama cites jobs payoff from Asia trip

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After a nine-day trip through Asia in which he showed command on the world stage, President Barack Obama is headed back to debt-deadlocked Washington, where he’ll confront fresh reminders of the limits of his power at home. Continue Reading

Obama seeks greater U.S. role, clout in East Asia

November 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Deepening ties with Asia, President Barack Obama will appeal Friday to nations large and small for help with the America’s security agenda, anxious to build some regional political balance to the rising might of China. He will try to prod for some progress over the hotly contested South China Sea, one of the most vital shipping channels in the world. Continue Reading

Obama sees economic power of Asia-Pacific region

November 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Placing high hopes on the economic power of Pacific rim nations, President Barack Obama on Saturday declared the Asia-Pacific region the heart of explosive growth for years to come. For businesses, he said, “this is where the action’s going to be.” Continue Reading

Rome protest against corporate greed turns violent

October 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Tens of thousands nicknamed “the indignant” marched today in European cities as protests against capitalism and austerity measures went global. Violence broke out in Rome, where some protesters smashed shop windows, torched cars and attacked news crews. Continue Reading