Iceland volcano

  • May 25, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, President Obama met with British Prime Minister Cameron and both reinforced their commitment to the mission in Libya. The president touched again on the issue of Israeli-Palestinian relations, saying each side must consider long-term goals. In Yemen, government forces battled tribes for a third day. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, President Obama and the first lady began a full state visit to the United Kingdom — only the second ever accorded to a sitting American president. In Afghanistan, 10 people were killed and 28 were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province. Continue reading

  • May 23, 2011  

    In other news Monday, five NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, four in a roadside bombing in the east and one in an explosion in the south. Alliance officials gave no detail of the soldiers’ nationalities. In Pakistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on a military base that killed 10 people. Continue reading

  • April 16, 2010   BY  

    The Icelandic volcano, located under a glacier, is spewing water vapor and fine-grained ash that can be damaging to aircraft engines. Derrick Ryall of the British Meteorological Office explains the challenges of measuring the size of the plume, where it is headed and how much of a risk it poses. Continue reading