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Hurt Russia By Reducing Gas Imports

October 28, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2279
Europe has a Russia problem, as Herman van Rompuy, the president of the European council, recognised on Friday by sending out the latest draft of the proposed sanctions. Nick Clegg is right that Russia should lose the 2018 World Cup, but that is Fifa’s call. In those areas where it has clout, the EU is… View Article

Space Station Astronaut Shares Photo Of Gaza

October 27, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2370
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have shared some incredible space photos with the Twitterverse — from aerial views of Southern Lights to even out-of-this-world selfies. But this week, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst shared what he called his “saddest photo yet” — an image snapped above the Middle East. On Twitter, the German-born… View Article
Inside Hamas' Tunnels

See Inside Hamas’ Tunnel Network

October 10, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1394
The opening was so small that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer — no physical giant — had to bend down to climb inside one of 30 or so Palestinian tunnels from Gaza to southern Israel. “I guess the tunnel was built for relatively short people, because if you stand up you’re going to hit your head,” Blitzer… View Article

Seeing Iraq Horror, Europe Reconsiders Reluctance

September 29, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1933
The IS group swiftly advanced across northern and western Iraq in June, routing the Iraqi military and taking the country’s second-largest city, Mosul. Thousands of people have been killed and more than 1.5 million have been displaced. This month’s plight of thousands of Yazidis, a religious minority, who fled from advancing IS militants and were… View Article

Pope Francis urges peace during Korea Visit

September 17, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1862
ope Francis urged dialogue between the two Koreas instead of “displays of force” at the start of his five-day visit to South Korea. The Pope’s call for peace came hours after North Korea fired short-range rockets around the time of his arrival. It is his first visit to Asia since he became pope in March… View Article
Michelle Obama and Laura Bush

Presidents’ Wives Push For Girls’ Education

August 25, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2086
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, presidents’ wives from different generations and opposing political parties, spoke with one voice Wednesday on the importance of educating women and girls worldwide, saying countries would be more prosperous as a result. ‘‘You have to change attitudes before you can change behaviors,’’ Obama said. She noted that some… View Article

Will Anyone Stop ISIS?

August 25, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2740
CNN) — If you’re following the news about ISIS, which now calls itself the Islamic State, you might think you’ve mistakenly clicked on a historical story about barbarians from millennia ago. In a matter of months, the group seized territory in both Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic caliphate, celebrating its own shocking slaughter… View Article
Cell Phone Unlocking

Cell Phone Unlocking Set To Become Legal Again

August 22, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 2047
NEW YORK — Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to “unlock” cell phones so the devices can — at least in some instances — be used on other carriers. The law, which President Obama said he looks forward to signing, undoes a move by the Librarian of Congress in 2012. That made… View Article

Gaza cease-fire unravels; Israeli soldier captured

August 1, 2014 5:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2225
(CNN) — The latest attempt at an Israel-Hamas cease-fire disintegrated Friday. After the capture of an Israeli soldier, the conflict edged closer to escalation than to peace. The soldier was “abducted” by Palestinian militants during an attack in Gaza in which two other Israeli soldiers died, Israeli military Lt. Col. Peter Lerner told CNN’s Wolf… View Article

House Republicans Vote to Sue President Obama

August 1, 2014 1:36 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1920
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers. The 225-201 vote along party lines means House lawyers will now draft legal documents to launch a lawsuit. Its supporters say Mr Obama exceeded his powers when he delayed an insurance deadline in his healthcare… View Article