One Ohio community remained stun after this morning shooting, a student has died, four others wounded in that shooting at a northeast Ohio high school this morning. From member station WCPN in Cleveland, Bill Rice has this details.
Police in Chardon about 30 miles east of Cleveland say the gunman opened fire on students at Chardon High School just after 7:30 this morning. Police chief Timothy McKenna says the suspect a juvenile also a student there fled the school chased by a teacher.
Shortly thereafter, we came up with the suspect ,he is in custody, no name will be released because he hasn't been charged yet.
Three of the injured students were taken to Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland where one has died. Two others were taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities continue to investigate the incident, several students at Chardon High said they knew the shooter. For NPR News, I'm Bill Rice in Cleveland.
The European Union is imposing new sanctions on Syria hoping that will put enough pressure on the government to stop its military operation against political dissent. British Foreign Secretary Williams Hague says the 27 European Union countries meeting in Brussels have frozen the assets of the seven senior Syrian officials and the country's central bank.
The details of those will be analyzed shortly and it will effect the access of the regime to finance and therefore damage its financial capabilities over time.
So far those sanctions has done little to stop Syrian troops' bombardment of rebellious areas in Homs and other cities.
Meanwhile, Syria says it's moving closer to reform. Local media report most voters have approved a new constitution to allow parties to compete with President Bashar al-Assad's ruling Baath Party. The opposition though boycotted yesterday's vote.
German lawmakers have approved their part of a second multi-bllion-dollar bailout for Greece. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel urged passage of the rescue package before the vote calling it a necessary risk to keep the Euro currency zone together.
On the floor of the Bundestag, a lower house, Merkel urged lawmakers to get behind the latest effort to save Greece and the euro-zone, though she conceded there is as she put it, no 100% guarantee it will work.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am fully aware of those who argued Greece is a bottomless pit a hopeless case. Those who asked whether it might be better for all if Greece would reintroduce the Drachma, devalue its currency to stimulate growth she said, adding those questions are valid but after careful consideration, I can only reach the conclusion that the chances this bailout offers far outweigh the risks. European leaders could sign off on final details of the package at Brussels' meeting on Friday. Eric Westervelt, NPR News, Berlin.
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Frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in a tight race for vote in Michigan and Arizona, ahead of those states' Republican presidential primaries tomorrow. The campaign is also pouring a lot of money in the battleground state of Ohio which holds its contest next week. It'll be part of super Tuesday voting in which 419 delegates are at stake. But former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour says the Republic nominee may not service until the convention in August. Barbour, a former Republican party chairman tells CBS that's so far none of the candidates has taken control of the race.
A senior Roman Catholic official has asked the president of Israel to help stop attacks on Christian holy sites. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports official called the spate of vandalism a dangerous phenomenon.
The graph began appearing a few weeks ago, Death to Christians and We'll crucify you were spray-painted on the Baptist Church in Jerusalem. Similar slogans were painted on a Greek Orthodox monastery and a Christian Cemetery on Mount Sion. On Sunday, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa who is Custodian of the holy land sent a letter to Israel's president Shimon Peres. He urged him to apprehend the perpetrators who are believed to be Jewish extremists. He wrote even though the Catholic Church has not been targeted, quote redlines that must not be crossed have been crossed. Barbara Bradley Hagerty, NPR news.
Nine more people in Afghanistan are dead from violence believed to be tied to protest against the burning of Quran by US troops. Authorities say a suicide bombers struck the gates outside a Nato base in eastern Afghanistan. Taliban are claiming responsibility.