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    U.S. Respects Iran Election Results, White House Says

    WASHINGTON — Offering praise for Iranians and reproaching their government, the Obama administration said Saturday it respected the results of a presidential election conducted under restrictive conditions.
    Shortly after moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner, White House spokesman Jay […]

  • Edward Snowden Patriot Or Traitor?

    Edward Snowden Patriot Or Traitor?

    Edward Snowden Patriot Or Traitor?
    Snowden, a 29 year old high school dropout gets a top security clearance and what some, if not most would consider a dream job with the NSA. Now, one would think that most people with a […]

  • Deputy National Security adviser Ben Rhodes gestures as he speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, June 14, 2013, in Washington. Rhodes discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria, and previewed the upcoming G8 trip. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Syria No Fly Zone Would Be Costly And Difficult, White House Says

    WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday it would be dramatically more difficult and costly to set up a no-fly zone over Syria than it was in Libya, stressing that the United States does not have […]

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  • UK Man Call Cops To Complain About ‘Ugly’ Prostitute

    UK Man Call Cops To Complain About ‘Ugly’ Prostitute

    A British john was busted wasting police time after he called cops to complain that the hooker he’d ordered was too ugly.
    The unhappy customer had spotted the prostitute’s advertisement in a local newspaper and arranged to meet her outside a […]

  • U.S. considers no-fly zone after Syria crosses nerve gas “red line”

    U.S. considers no-fly zone after Syria crosses nerve gas “red line”

    ANKARA/BEIRUT – The United States is considering a no-fly zone in Syria, potentially its first direct intervention into the two-year-old civil war, Western diplomats said on Friday, after the White House said Syria had crossed a “red line” by using […]

  • Analysis: Transforming Syria’s war could take more than arming rebels

    Analysis: Transforming Syria’s war could take more than arming rebels

    WASHINGTON/LONDON – – If the United States and allies genuinely want to change the course of the war in Syria, it may take considerably more than simply supplying the faltering opposition with weaponry.
    Western officials say they still believe the ultimate […]

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  • The picture of Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, is displayed on the front page of South China Morning Post at a news stand in Hong Kong on June 13, 2013. (Kin Cheung/AP Photo)

    Edward Snowden, NSA Leaker, Not Welcome In The United Kingdom

    BANGKOK — The British government has warned airlines around the world not to allow Edward Snowden, who leaked information on top-secret U.S. government surveillance programs, to fly to the United Kingdom.
    A travel alert, dated Monday on a Home Office letterhead, […]

  • Obama Authorizes Sending Weapons To Syrian Rebels

    Obama Authorizes Sending Weapons To Syrian Rebels

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, U.S. officials said Thursday, after the White House disclosed that the United States has conclusive evidence President Bashar Assad’s government used chemical weapons against […]

  • This image made from video shows Syrian President Bashar Assad during an interview broadcast on Al-Manar Television on Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Al-Manar Television via AP video)

    Al Assad Used Chemical Weapons In Syria, U.S. concludes

    U.S. officials have concluded that the Syrian regime of president Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against rebel fighters, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
    Congressional sources told CNN that investigators concluded that Syria has used chemical weapons multiple times.
    In […]

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  • U.N. says 93000 killed in Syrian conflict, fears for Aleppo

    U.N. says 93000 killed in Syrian conflict, fears for Aleppo

    GENEVA – The death toll in Syria reached at least 93,000 at the end of April, but the true number of victims from the violence now in its third year may be much higher, the United Nations human rights office […]

  • Former South African president Nelson Mandela chats with Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown (not pictured) during a meeting at his hotel in central London, in this June 24, 2008 file photo.

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    Nelson Mandela Still In ‘Serious But Stable’ Condition In Hospital

     

    JOHANNESBURG – Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela’s
    condition remained unchanged at “serious but stable”, a government spokesman told local radio on Wednesday morning.

    Mandela, who is spending his fifth day in hospital for a recurring lung infection, continued […]

  • Turkish Police Battle Protesters In Istanbul Square

    Turkish Police Battle Protesters In Istanbul Square

    ISTANBUL – Turkish riot police using tear gas and water cannons battled protesters for control of Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Tuesday night, hours after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan demanded an immediate end to 10 days of demonstrations.
    The governor of Istanbul […]

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  • Turkey Protests Test Obama’s Ties With Erdogan

    Turkey Protests Test Obama’s Ties With Erdogan

     

    WASHINGTON — Government crackdowns against protesters in Turkey could test the close ties between President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a strategically important U.S. ally in a tumultuous region.
    The demonstrations in Turkey, now in their second […]

  • Clashes as Turkish police move into square; PM says won’t yield

    Clashes as Turkish police move into square; PM says won’t yield

     

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish riot police moved on Tuesday into the central Istanbul square at the heart of 10 days of anti-government protests, firing tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters armed with rocks and fireworks.
    Prime Minister Tayyip […]

  • China’s Latest ‘Sacred’ Manned Space Mission Blasts Off

    China’s Latest ‘Sacred’ Manned Space Mission Blasts Off

    BEIJING – A Chinese manned spacecraft blasted off with three astronauts on board on Tuesday on a 15-day mission to an experimental space lab in the latest step towards the development of a space station.
    The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft was launched […]

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  • Hong Kong Legal Battle Looms For NSA Contractor

    Hong Kong Legal Battle Looms For NSA Contractor

    HONG KONG – A potential extradition tussle in Hong Kong over an American who has exposed the U.S. government’s top-secret surveillance programs could prove to be a test case for civil liberties in the financial hub controlled by China.
    Edward Snowden, […]

  • A Free Syrian Army fighter rests in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district, June 8, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Muzaffar Salman

    U.S. To Weigh Arming Syrian Rebels, Official Says

    WASHINGTON – The United States could make a decision as early as this week on whether to arm Syrian rebels, U.S. officials said on Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry put off a Middle East trip to attend […]

  • The NATO base at Kabul International Airport

    Kabul Airport Attack: Gunfire, Explosions Reported

    Explosions and gunfire were heard early Monday near Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, Reuters reported.
    Police confirmed the attacks to the AFP, who described them as “ongoing.”
    There were no immediate reports of casualties.
    Al Jazeera reported that suicide bombers were […]

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  • Mandela in ‘serious’ condition in hospital

    Mandela in ‘serious’ condition in hospital

    JOHANNESBURG – Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was in a “serious but stable” condition on Saturday after being taken to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said.
    The 94-year-old, who became the first […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media about Syria at the State Department in Washington May 31, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

    Kerry to return to Mideast next week in further peace push: sources

    JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to return to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week for his fifth visit to the region in barely two months to extend his push for a revival of peace […]

  • Gang Rape: Indian police arrest 3 in rape of American woman

    Gang Rape: Indian police arrest 3 in rape of American woman

    NEW DELHI — Indian police arrested three men Thursday on suspicion of gang-raping an American woman in the northern resort town of Manali earlier this week, the latest high-profile sexual assault in the country.
    Police officer Vinod Dhawan said the men […]

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  • Animal carcasses lie on the ground, killed by what residents said was a chemical weapon attack on Tuesday, in Khan al-Assal area near the northern city of Aleppo, March 23, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

    U.N. rights team believes chemical weapons used in Syria

    GENEVA – United Nations human rights investigators said on Tuesday they had “reasonable grounds” to believe that limited amounts of chemical weapons had been used in Syria and warned that the shattered country was in “free-fall”.
    In their latest report, they […]

  • American Woman Gang-Raped In India

    American Woman Gang-Raped In India

    NEW DELHI — An American woman was gang-raped Tuesday in the northern Indian resort town of Manali, police said.
    The 30-year-old woman was picked up early Tuesday morning by men in a truck as she was hitchhiking back to her guest […]

  • A man throws a gas canister back at Turkish police as protestors run away from tear gas during a demonstration against the Turkish Prime Minister and his Justice and Development Party early Monday morning in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

    Violence Flares On 4th Day Of Turkey’s Anti-Government Demonstrations

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul on Monday appealed for calm from all sides on the fourth day of anti-government protests but defended citizens’ rights to hold demonstrations to air grievances, in contrast to the belligerent stance of the […]

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  • VIDEO: Fires burn overnight in Turkish capital

    VIDEO: Fires burn overnight in Turkish capital

    Anti-government protests continue into the night in the Turkish capital Ankara as demonstrators pelt public buses and light fires on the city’s streets. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

  • VIDEO: Turkey troubles: no end to violence

    VIDEO: Turkey troubles: no end to violence

    Turkish anti-government protests continue in the coastal town of Izmir, where officials have detained dozens of people. Sarah Charlton reports.

  • Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in central Ankara June 1, 2013. 
Credit: REUTERS/Umit Bektas

    Protesters defiant as Turkey unrest goes into nearly a week long

    ISTANBUL/ANKARA – Protesters lit fires and scuffled with police in parts of Istanbul and Ankara early on Sunday, but the streets were generally quieter after two days of Turkey’s fiercest anti-government demonstrations for years.
    Hundreds of protesters set fires in the Tunali […]

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  • Forces of Syrian President Bashar al Assad are seen on a tank in Arjoun village near Qusair town May 30, 2013. REUTERS/ Rami Bleible

    Fighting in Syria’s Qusair, U.N. says world watching

    BEIRUT – Syrian troops and Hezbollah guerrillas besieging the border town of Qusair fought with rebels on Saturday as the United Nations warned all sides they would be held accountable for the suffering of trapped civilians.
    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for […]

  • Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protest in Istanbul June 1, 2013. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

    Turkish PM Erdogan calls for end to protests as clashes flare

    ISTANBUL/ANKARA – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made a defiant call for an end to the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years on Saturday, as thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Istanbul and Ankara for a second day.
    The unrest […]

  • VIDEO: China relationship crucial to US: Hagel

    VIDEO: China relationship crucial to US: Hagel

    Speaking at a security summit in Singapore, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says America’s relationship with China is essential in the country’s strategic rebalance to Asia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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  • VIDEO: Violent protests spread to Turkish coast

    VIDEO: Violent protests spread to Turkish coast

    Protesters in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir clash with police as they take to the streets in solidarity with thousands demonstrating in Istanbul. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

  • Suspect in killing of UK soldier arrested on release from hospital

    Suspect in killing of UK soldier arrested on release from hospital

     

    LONDON – One of two men accused of murdering a British soldier on a London street last week was arrested by detectives after being discharged from hospital on Friday.
    Michael Adebolajo, 28, had been undergoing treatment after being shot by police […]

  • VIDEO: American killed fighting for Syrian opposition

    VIDEO: American killed fighting for Syrian opposition

    Syrian Television says an American woman has been killed in the country as she fought with opposition forces against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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  • Abdul-Baki Todashev holds a photo he claims is of his dead son Ibragim Todashev, during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 30, 2013.

    Father Of Ibragim Todashev, Claims His Son Was Executed By FBI

     

    MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has recovered enough to walk and assured his parents in a phone conversation that he and his slain brother were innocent, their mother told The Associated Press on Thursday.
    Meanwhile, […]

  • John McCain: Syrian Rebels ‘Do Not Understand Why We Won’t Help Them’ (VIDEO)

    John McCain: Syrian Rebels ‘Do Not Understand Why We Won’t Help Them’ (VIDEO)

    John McCain spoke publicly about his visit to Syria for the first time Wednesday night on CNN’s ‘AC 360.’ The Arizona senator quietly entered the country and met with rebel leaders Monday.
    McCain emphasized the desperation of the rebels’ situation, with […]

  • Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an explosion in Jalalabad province, May 29, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/ Parwiz

    Afghan insurgents attack International Red Cross in Jalalabad

    JALALABAD, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and two more insurgents entered the building, local officials said.
    Afghan […]

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  • U.S. launches first drone strike in Pakistan since election

    U.S. launches first drone strike in Pakistan since election

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A U.S. drone strike killed seven people in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region on Wednesday, security officials said, the first such attack since a May 11 general election in which the use of the unmanned aircraft was a […]

  • 7 Afghanistan Police Killed By Dinner Guest

    7 Afghanistan Police Killed By Dinner Guest

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Two Afghans opened fire on a police commander at a checkpoint in a remote district in the country’s south, killing him and six of his men, officials said Tuesday.
    The police chief of volatile Kandahar district said that […]

  • Chinese hackers access major weapons systems: Washington Post

    Chinese hackers access major weapons systems: Washington Post

    WASHINGTON/CANBERRA – Chinese hackers have gained access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a U.S. report said on Monday, as Australian media said Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints for Australia’s new spy headquarters.
    Citing a […]

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