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  • Not Friends At All: The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations
    2014-10-29 22:12:22 UTC
    By JEFFREY GOLDBERG - The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this o...

  • Survey Shows Americans are Pretty Ignorant About the News
    2014-10-29 22:12:13 UTC
    Americans aren't terribly knowledgeable about current events, and young people tend to know even less about what's happening in the news than their parents and grandparents. That's the finding of a new survey by the Pew Research Center for the ...

  • Peshmerga fighters to deploy to Kobane with heavy weapons
    2014-10-29 22:11:28 UTC
    Turkey (AFP) - Crowds of flag-waving Kurds greeted Iraqi peshmerga forces travelling through Turkey Wednesday to join rebel fighters reinforcing the Syrian town of Kobane against an attack by the Islamic State group. Flashing victory signs, the...

  • Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'
    2014-10-27 02:50:16 UTC
    Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after the first elections to the body since February's revolution, exit polls suggest. As votes are counted, President Petro Poroshenko's bloc looks set to win the most, with PM Arseny Yats...

  • 4 Women Who Could Be on the Next GOP Presidential Ticket
    2014-10-27 02:47:57 UTC
    Four women are early frontrunners to be part of a 2016 presidential ticket. As voters and the media continue to obsess over the next "first" in national electoral politics, these four Republican women make a strong case to be part of such a ticket...

  • Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil
    2014-10-27 01:42:16 UTC
    An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the vote. In her victory speech, Ms Rousseff said she wanted to be "a much better president than I have been until now". She faced protests last year...

  • Gunman kills soldier at National War Memorial in Ottawa
    2014-10-23 15:46:22 UTC
    Canadian police have confirmed there was only a single gunman involved in a brazen gun attack on the national parliament on Wednesday that left a soldier dead. Ottawa police said that they are satisfied there was one attacker, and police chief ...

  • Video: IS seized some of the weapons airdropped for Kurds
    2014-10-21 21:44:52 UTC
    In a new video, IS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control. At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Kobane appears to have fallen into the hands of IS, a ...

  • Oscar Pistorius: Five years in jail for culpable homicide
    2014-10-21 09:13:44 UTC
    Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African legal experts say Pistorius must serve at least one-sixth of his sentence before being considered for house arrest. On a five-year sentence...

  • KOBANE: U.S. planes drop weapon to Kurdish Peshmerga
    2014-10-20 07:19:40 UTC
    U.S. military aircraft dropped weapons and supplies to Kurdish peshmerga defending the Syrian city of Kobane against the 'Islamic State' IS, despite its ally Turkey’s declarations opposing such a move. The airdrops on Sunday were the first of t...

  • North Korea exporting food to China
    2014-10-19 05:58:57 UTC
    For over 15 years, North Korea has been one of the world’s largest recipients of food aid. Last week, however, it emerged that the isolationist state may be exporting an increasing amount of food to China. The South Korean-based NK News website...

  • Secretive X-37B US military space plane returns to Earth
    2014-10-18 15:55:07 UTC
    After a record-shattering 22 months in space, the U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Friday (Oct .17) in a smooth landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The 674-day mission launched in December 2012, bu...

  • Barack Obama's credit card 'declined'
    2014-10-17 20:31:56 UTC
    <strong>President Barack Obama's credit card was declined at a restaurant in New York City last month, he said.</strong> "It turned out I guess I don't use it enough," Mr Obama said. "They thought there was some fraud going on." Fortunately,...

  • Kofi Annan 'bitterly disappointed' by response to Ebola
    2014-10-17 07:31:14 UTC
    The World Health Organization is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries most affected by the deadly virus, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Fifteen African countries will receive more help in areas including p...

  • Global Ebola outbreak - A call to action
    2014-10-16 04:10:52 UTC
    By Leonie Terfort Unlike many of our recent crises, which feel unmanageable and beyond our influence- ISIS, climate change, Libya, Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan and others- we can actually combat Ebola if we act immediately. Ebola doesn't ha...

  • The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week
    2014-10-15 07:12:11 UTC
    The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week within two months, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday as the death toll from the virus reached 4,447 people, nearly all of them in west Africa. Dr Bruce Aylward, the WHO assi...

  • Alec Baldwin: America Only Elected Obama Because the Country Is More Sexist Than Racist
    2014-10-15 06:58:22 UTC
    In an appearance with Russell Brand on RT’s “The Kaiser Report,” Alec Baldwin offered his diagnosis of American politics. Brand took a few jabs at the Fox News Channel, but Baldwin interrupted and explained how FNC hosts, including Sean Hannity...

  • How ISIS protects against Air strikes
    2014-10-15 05:53:26 UTC
    By Orion Pegman Two months after the U.S. air strike against ISIS, the signs show how well the Islamic State adapts to the new situation. Most buildings are evacuated before the air strikes. In a village south of Kirkuk, fighters left one ...

  • American killed by gunman in Saudi Arabia
    2014-10-15 05:45:48 UTC
    An American defence contractor was shot dead and another injured in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, the State Department said. The two US citizens were employees of Vinnell Arabia, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, the Virginia-based defence...

  • Turkish government denies U.S. use of Turkish airbase
    2014-10-15 05:45:37 UTC
    Turkish officials have denied reaching a new agreement to let the US use its Incirlik airbase in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) militants, in comments which ran contrary to a statement made by US national security adviser Susan Rice on Sun...

  • Germany has around 1,200 different types of sausage
    2014-10-15 04:59:17 UTC
    Germany is a nation of startling diversity and its regional specialities represent centuries of history. Germany's many varieties of beer and sausage are still evolving and emerging. <strong> 1. Riots broke out over the price of beer in Bavaria...

  • Muhammad Ali too sick to join premiere 'I Am Ali'
    2014-10-14 03:23:49 UTC
    Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s disease has advanced to the point he can barely speak or leave his Arizona home, according to a member of his family. According to his younger brother, Rahman Ali, the 72-year-old former heavyweight world champion was...

  • Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from New York's Film Society of Lincoln Centre
    2014-10-12 18:22:13 UTC
    Hollywood actor and director Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from New York's Film Society of Lincoln Centre. The 77-year-old's career highlights will be celebrated at a gala in the city next April. The society, whic...

  • How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women
    2014-10-12 06:52:21 UTC
    Mother Jones - Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA New...

  • US planes worth $486 Million scrapped in Afghanistan
    2014-10-12 06:38:09 UTC
    Sixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of $486 Million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around six cents per pound, prompting a go...