Ladies' Home Journal ending regular publication after 130 years
2014-04-24 18:15:24 UTC
Ladies' Home Journal, the magazine that has been helping to shape the style and taste of American women since the 19th century, is ending its 130-year run of regular publication.
In its heyday, LHJ, as it is known in short, reached almost 7 mil...
Russia's Putin Calls the Internet a 'CIA Project'
2014-04-24 16:36:47 UTC
President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online.
The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists — barred from national telev...
Ukraine Crisis: NATO should act now, not later
2014-04-23 09:32:01 UTC
<h3>NATO is waking up to the single most important lesson of history. Use a little force early to avoid the use of greater force later. Just think if that lesson had been learned before World War II, says Henry R. Nau.</h3>In Ukraine, a little for...
Facebook boss wants women to act to create 'equal world'
2014-04-23 08:10:53 UTC
Facebook's highest-ranked woman has said women need to take action to create a more equal world.
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of the social network site, said women should hold half of the important positions in business.
Russian social network founder has been fired
2014-04-22 20:37:26 UTC
<h3>The founder of Russia's most popular social network site says he has been fired and that allies of President Putin have taken over his site.</h3>
Pavel Durov who ran VKontakte had previously announced he was leaving the company but said he ...
Iranian guards use extreme violence against inmates
2014-04-21 16:31:52 UTC
Iranian guards and intelligence officials have used unprecedented levels of violence against political inmates in one of the country's most notorious prisons, opposition leaders claimed on Friday.
Kaleme, a news website close to an opposition l...
Oliver Stone Tells China: Drop the Mao Propaganda Movies
2014-04-21 08:49:53 UTC
From Platoon and JFK to the documentary The Untold History of the United States, film director Oliver Stone has long been known for riling up his audiences. That’s what he did again on Thursday, but this time in front of a Chinese audience. Speaki...
France: Assad is still using chemical weapons against people
2014-04-21 08:00:10 UTC
French leaders have said there are "indications" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is still using chemical weapons against his own people despite vowing to dispose of his government's stockpile in an agreement brokered by the U.S. and Russia l...
Michael Schumacher's medics deny his treatment was 'delayed'
2014-04-20 08:46:25 UTC
The medical team caring for hospitalised Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has denied claims that the driver’s treatment for head injuries was needlessly delayed after his serious skiing accident last year and insisted that their actions hel...
US raises pressure on Russia over separatists in Ukraine
2014-04-19 06:26:35 UTC
The US has threatened tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international agreement to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
The Kremlin responded by accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a "guilty schoolboy"...
CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend 'enhanced interrogation'
2014-04-18 21:10:18 UTC
The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA's “enhanced interrogation” program has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaida terror suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
In an uncompromis...
South Korean Ferry Captain Taken Into Custody
2014-04-18 20:55:47 UTC
The captain of the sunken ferry in South Korea was taken into custody Friday and is facing five charges, including criminal negligence.
Captain Lee Joon-seok, 68, is also charged with abandoning the ship, negligence, causing bodily injury and n...
Russia's Lavrov announces deal to 'disband illegal armed groups' across Ukraine
2014-04-18 06:13:34 UTC
Lengthy talks between Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU appeared to reach a breakthrough on Thursday evening, late in the first day of emergency negotiations.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters that all four sides had agreed o...
MH370 search sub completes first successful scan of Indian Ocean floor
2014-04-18 07:08:30 UTC
A robotic submarine has completed its first successful scan of the seabed in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but investigators say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft.
The Bluefin-21's first two mission...
Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies aged 87
2014-04-18 06:10:50 UTC
<h3>Colombian Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87. Best-known for his masterpiece 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' he is credited with putting magic realism on the literary map.</h3>Sources close to his fam...
Iran has cut higher-enriched uranium stock 'by half'
2014-04-17 11:55:03 UTC
Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, as per a deal agreed earlier this year, the world's nuclear watchdog says.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has been checking Iran's adherence to the deal, struck with si...
Jimmy Carter says oil pipeline shouldn't be approved
2014-04-17 10:30:25 UTC
For the first time, a former U.S. president has come out against the Keystone XL pipeline.
The ex-president in question is Jimmy Carter.
The 39th president joined a group of Nobel laureates to sign a letter urging the current commander-in-ch...
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Make First Public
2014-04-16 20:20:10 UTC
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have made their reconciliation red carpet official.
On Tuesday night, the couple stepped out for opening night of "The Library" at The Public Theater in New York City. The 44-year-old "Red 2" star looked s...
Nato to bolster forces in eastern Europe
2014-04-16 16:33:21 UTC
Nato has announced it has decided on a series of immediate steps to bolster its forces in eastern European as pro-Russian militia rolled into towns across eastern Ukraine in armoured vehicles.
"You will see deployments at sea, in the air, on la...
'Blood moon' sweeping across the night sky
2014-04-15 18:03:50 UTC
Los Angeles - Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the "blood moon" crossing the Earth's shadow Tuesday in all its splendor.
The moon took on a reddish hue as it appeared in different phases between 2 and 4:30 a.m. ET.
In North and South America, wher...
Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius is using his emotions "as an escape"
2014-04-14 17:45:40 UTC
The prosecutor at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has suggested the South African athlete is using his emotions "as an escape".
He broke down in tears four times on Monday and has also vomited in court.
"Now you trying to be emotional and i...
Suspect shouts 'Heil Hitler' from police car
2014-04-14 08:49:30 UTC
Kansas City - A Missouri man, with a long virulent history of anti-Semitism, is suspected of killing a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center in Kansas City, and a woman at a Jewish assisted living facility nearby.
IMF were "deeply disappointed" if US Congress failure to act
2014-04-13 01:03:47 UTC
The 188-country International Monetary Fund concluded weekend meetings with pledges to work toward faster growth that will alleviate still-high unemployment.
The United States came in for criticism in that statement.
It said officials were "de...
…what is this?
2014-04-12 00:55:44 UTC
<h3>The story behind that horrifying Emma Watson GIF is even weirder than the GIF itself</h3>
A GIF of Emma Watson morphing into Sophia Vergara transfixed and horrified the Internet Wednesday, with reactions generally a variation of “…what is t...
US refuses visa for Iran's UN envoy choice Hamid Aboutalebi
2014-04-12 00:05:54 UTC
<h3>The White House has refused to issue a US visa to Iran's nomination for UN ambassador, who was involved in seizure of the US embassy in 1979.</h3>The decision in effect bars Hamid Aboutalebi from taking up the role at the UN, which is based in...