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War-weary Afghanistan chooses new president as uncertainty looms

April 05, 2014

Villagers saddle donkeys with election materials in the Dara-e-Noor district of Nangarhar province in Eastern Afghanistan on April 4, 2014.( AFP Photo / Noorullah…


Added by Pam Suggs on April 5, 2014 at 5:39am — No Comments

Israel closes embassies all over the world as diplomats go on indefinite strike

March 23, 2014

Employees of Israel's Foreign Ministry went on an all-out strike Sunday for the first time in the country’s history over a dispute surrounding workers' salaries and conditions.

The dispute has been going on for nearly two years. Seven…


Added by Pam Suggs on March 23, 2014 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Shots ring out in Crimea, as Russia warns US over sanctions

March 8, 2014

Amid reports from observer groups of warning shots being fired and heightened tensions in Crimea Saturday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Secretary of State John Kerry that U.S. sanctions could…


Added by Pam Suggs on March 8, 2014 at 7:15pm — No Comments

The great British garage sale as troops leave Afghanistan

February 19, 2014

For sale: one dumper truck, a mobile laundry packed inside a shipping container and enough tents to house an army. Literally.

As British troops head home from Helmand, their…


Added by Pam Suggs on February 19, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

Homeless people being used by criminal gangs as cheap labor for Fukushima cleanup

January 25, 2014

Police investigations have uncovered a new problem with Japan's error-ridden effort to clean up contamination from the Fukushima disaster: criminal gangs are recruiting homeless people to work in radiation zones, then cheating them out of their…


Added by Pam Suggs on January 26, 2014 at 10:15am — No Comments

Iran suspends 20% uranium enrichment as historic deal implemented

 January 20, 2014

Iran has fully suspended its 20-percent enrichment of uranium, according to the country’s state TV, as the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and the six world powers comes into force.

Uranium enrichment centrifuge cascades at the…


Added by Pam Suggs on January 20, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Japan holds military drill as S. China Sea islands dispute widens

 January 13, 2014

Japanese paratroopers recaptured an island from an enemy in a wargame as its Defense Minister vowed to defend a disputed East China Sea territory. China’s ships sailed near the contested islets as Beijing reportedly expanded its air…


Added by Pam Suggs on January 12, 2014 at 8:29pm — No Comments

7 Killed as Iraqi Troops Arrest Sunni Lawmaker

December 28, 2013

Iraqi troops detained a Sunni lawmaker sought on terrorism charges on Saturday and killed his brother and five of his guards after they opened fire on the arresting officers. The incident, which will likely to add to the…


Added by Pam Suggs on December 28, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

Stoning to make comeback as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan?

November 26, 2013

Twelve years after the fall of the Taliban regime and its medieval justice system Afghanistan is looking at bringing back public stoning and flogging as punishments for adultery, Human Right Watch says.

Punishments such as public stoning for married…


Added by Pam Suggs on November 26, 2013 at 2:01am — No Comments

Boeing caught selling used parts as new to Pentagon

October 15, 2013

The Pentagon’s inspector general has found that Boeing repeatedly charged the United States military for “new” helicopter parts even as it installed used parts instead.

Since 2008, Chicago-based Boeing, the military’s…


Added by Pam Suggs on October 16, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

US govt shuts down for 1st time in 17 years as budget talks fail

OCT. 1, 2013

The US federal government is partially shutting down after the Congress failed to fund its work amid a Republican drive to defund the Obamacare healthcare program. President Obama addressed to US troops to boost their confidence amid the crisis.…


Added by Pam Suggs on October 1, 2013 at 2:23am — No Comments

Bradley Manning: I Want to Live as a Woman

August 22, 2013

Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman.

“I am Chelsea Manning. I am female,” the Army private wrote …


Added by Pam Suggs on August 22, 2013 at 10:34pm — No Comments

ObamaCare, as viewed by a New Orleans Hood.

August 9, 2013

In New Orleans in the middle fifties there were three divisions of white boys in my neighborhood: Frats, pits, and hoods. I was a hood who turned frat, and so I know both sides of that coin. Let's just say that we laughed at Arthur…


Added by Pam Suggs on August 9, 2013 at 6:19pm — No Comments

London's costs spiral upwards as Assange stakeout sees no end

July 11, 2013

London officials are facing scrutiny over the spiraling cost of maintaining a 24-hour police watch outside of the Ecuadorian embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has now resided for a year.

According to a…


Added by Pam Suggs on July 11, 2013 at 12:12am — No Comments

US to give military support to Syrian rebels as ‘red line' crossed

June 14, 2013

After concluding that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the country's insurgency, thus crossing a ‘red line,’ the Obama administration has decided to start sending arms to anti-Assad rebels for the first time since, officials…


Added by Pam Suggs on June 13, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Thousands evacuated as huge wildfires roar uncontained in California, New Mexico

June 02, 2013

Some 2,000 homes have been evacuated in Southern California as firefighters struggle to contain tens of thousands of acres of wildfire amid extremely hot, dry and windy weather. Two major blazes in New Mexico have also spiraled out of…


Added by Pam Suggs on June 4, 2013 at 12:16am — No Comments

Monsanto website downed as Anonymous claims hack

May 30, 2013 

Hackers from the Anonymous collective claimed to have infiltrated the website for the biotech giant Monsanto, which has been the subject of recent international protests.

The cyber-attack was carried out as part of #OpMonsanto, an attempt to…


Added by Pam Suggs on May 29, 2013 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Boston bombing suspect ‘cites US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as impetus for attacks’

April 23, 2013

The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators that US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan spurred him and his brother to carry out last week’s deadly assault, US officials told media.

US officials…


Added by Pam Suggs on April 23, 2013 at 8:39pm — No Comments

ExxonMobil keeping quiet as Mayflower residents report increasing health problems

April 17, 2013

As the cleanup of the March 29 ExxonMobil spill in Arkansas continues, eyewitness reports of environmental and public health consequences are beginning to emerge - despite notable near-silence from the oil giant and local authorities on the matter.



Added by Pam Suggs on April 18, 2013 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Newtown families will look on as Senate sinks Toomey-Manchin today

April 17, 2013

With the news that Senator Kelly Ayotte will vote against the Toomey-Manchin background check compromise today, that effectively cuts off the last route to 60 votes for the proposal. Senator…


Added by Pam Suggs on April 17, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments

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 English Bankers on the Parliament which has caused in the colonies hatred of the English and...the Revolutionary War."
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