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  • A bus passes by a poster of Edward Snowden, a former contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), displayed by his supporters at Hong Kong's financial Central district during the midnight hours of June 18, 2013, while Snowden is engaged in a live chat online believed to be in Hong Kong.
Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip

    Iceland received informal approach over Snowden seeking asylum

    REYKJAVIK – Iceland has received an informal approach from an intermediary who says Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs, wants to seek asylum there.
    Snowden, the former employee of contractor Booz […]

  • NATO Coalition Transfers Security Responsibilities To Afghan Forces

    NATO Coalition Transfers Security Responsibilities To Afghan Forces

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan forces have taken over the lead from the U.S.-led NATO coalition for security nationwide, President Hamid Karzai announced Tuesday in a significant milestone in the 12-year war.
    The announcement came amid a grim reminder of Afghanistan’s daily […]

  • Laszlo Csatary is accused of sending Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

    Hungarian man, 98, charged with World War II crimes

     

    BUDAPEST — Hungarian prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 98-year-old man who tops the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center’s wanted list with war crimes, saying he had helped to deport Jews to Auschwitz in World War II.
    Laszlo Csatary was found guilty in absentia […]

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  • VIDEO: Singapore covered in smoke

    VIDEO: Singapore covered in smoke

    Dangerously high haze levels in Singapore limit outdoor activity. Julie Noce reports.

  • FBI relies on secret U.S. surveillance law, records show

    FBI relies on secret U.S. surveillance law, records show

    WASHINGTON – The FBI has used secret evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to prosecute at least 27 accused terrorists since 2007, according to a Reuters review of public records.
    While the recent spotlight has been on the use of […]

  • A demonstrator waves a Brazilian flag by a burning a car in

    Biggest protests in 20 years sweep Brazil

    SAO PAULO – As many as 200,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities on Monday in a swelling wave of protest tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption.
    The marches, organized mostly […]

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  • President Obama Defends NSA Surveillance

    President Obama Defends NSA Surveillance

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    President Barack Obama further defended the National Security Agency’s collection of phone and other electronic records to PBS’ Charlie Rose, calling the program “transparent.”
    “What I can say unequivocally is that if you are a U.S. person, the NSA cannot listen […]

  • Putin faces isolation over Syria as G8 ratchets up pressure

    Putin faces isolation over Syria as G8 ratchets up pressure

    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland – Russian President Vladimir Putin faced further isolation on the second day of a G8 summit on Tuesday as world leaders lined up to pressure him into toning down his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
    Following an […]

  • A poster supporting Edward Snowden, a former contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA) who leaked revelations of U.S. electronic surveillance, is displayed at Hong Kong's financial Central district June 17, 2013. Snowden reportedly flew to Hong Kong on May 20. He checked out of a luxury hotel on June 10 and his whereabouts remain unknown. Snowden has said he intends to stay in Hong Kong to fight any potential U.S. moves to extradite him.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

    Snowden hits back against critics of NSA leaks

    (Reuters) – The former National Security Agency contractor who revealed the U.S. government’s top-secret monitoring of Americans’ phone and Internet data fought back against his critics on Monday, saying the government’s “litany of lies” about the programs compelled him to […]

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  • A woman walks past a sign directing voters to a polling place in the Phoenix, Arizona in this file photo taken November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Joshua Lott/Files

    Supreme Court invalidates Arizona voter registration law

     
     

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that required people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship, a victory for activists who say it discouraged Native Americans and Latinos from voting.
    In […]

  • Putin Says West Arming Syrian Rebels Who Eat Human Flesh

    Putin Says West Arming Syrian Rebels Who Eat Human Flesh

    AMMAN/LONDON – Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving in Britain ahead of an international summit set to be dominated by disagreement over the U.S. decision to send weapons to Syria’s rebels, said the West must not arm fighters who eat human […]

  • Hundreds of thousands rally for Turkey’s Erdogan amid protests

    Hundreds of thousands rally for Turkey’s Erdogan amid protests

    ISTANBUL – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rallied hundreds of thousands of supporters at an Istanbul parade ground on Sunday as riot police fired teargas several kilometers away in the city centre to disperse anti-government protesters. Erdogan told a sea of […]

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  • VIDEO: Snowflake the Albino Gorilla Got White Fur Due to Inbreeding

    VIDEO: Snowflake the Albino Gorilla Got White Fur Due to Inbreeding

    Scientists from the University of Pompeu Fabra believe Snowflake’s mother bred with her uncle, causing the only known case of gorilla albinism.

  • Bob Schieffer: Edward Snowden ‘Is No Hero’ (VIDEO)

    Bob Schieffer: Edward Snowden ‘Is No Hero’ (VIDEO)

    Bob Schieffer tore into Edward Snowden on Sunday’s “Face the Nation,” saying that the NSA leaker “is no hero” for fleeing the United States.
    The CBS News anchor voiced his disapproval on Sunday, saying:
    “I like people who are willing to stand […]

  • Turkish riot police quell protests ahead of Erdogan rally

    Turkish riot police quell protests ahead of Erdogan rally

    ISTANBUL – Riot police used teargas in Istanbul and Ankara on Sunday to try to prevent anti-government demonstrators from regrouping ahead of a rally by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party.
    Bulldozers removed barricades and municipal workers swept the streets around […]

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  • Kim Kardashian's daughter reportedly looks just like her! Here, she appears in L.A. in February. (Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com)

    Kim Kardashian’s Daughter Looks Just Like Her, Name Reportedly Begins With ‘K’

     
    New mom Kim Kardashian may already have a Mini Me on her hands. The reality star’s baby girl reportedly looks exactly like her, and supposedly even has a “K” name to match.
    “She has dark hair,” a source told E! News […]

  • North Korea wants to hold high-level talks with U.S.

    North Korea wants to hold high-level talks with U.S.

    SEOUL – North Korea on Sunday offered high-level talks with the United States to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, only days after it canceled planned official talks with South Korea for the first time in over two years.
    Planned high-level talks between North […]

  • U.S. spy agency paper says fewer than 300 phone numbers closely scrutinized

    U.S. spy agency paper says fewer than 300 phone numbers closely scrutinized

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. government only searched for detailed information on calls involving fewer than 300 specific phone numbers among the millions of raw phone records collected by the National Security Agency in 2012, according to a government paper obtained […]

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  • U.S. puts jets in Jordan, fuels Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone

    U.S. puts jets in Jordan, fuels Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone

    BEIRUT – The United States said on Saturday it would keep F-16 fighters and Patriot missiles in Jordan at Amman’s request, and Russia bristled at the possibility they could be used to enforce a no-fly zone inside Syria.
    Washington, which […]

  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome a baby girl.

    Kim Kardashian’s Baby Girl: Reality Star Welcomes First Child With Kanye West

     
    Congrats go out to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West!
    The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Saturday June 15, reports TMZ. Both mother and daughter are reportedly fine, adds X17. “Kim and the baby are healthy. Given the baby’s […]

  • Reformist Hassan Rouhani Wins Election To Become Iran’s Next President

    Reformist Hassan Rouhani Wins Election To Become Iran’s Next President

     
    TEHRAN, Iran — Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran’s presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners […]

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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 […]

  • Kim Kardashian attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/FilmMagic)

    Kim Kardashian In Labor?

    Is Kim Kardashian in labor?
    Multiple media outlets, such as OK magazine, RadarOnline and Daily Mail, source anonymous sources that say Kim and Kanye checked into an L.A. hospital this morning, where they expect the birth of their first child together.
    RadarOnline […]

  • VIDEO: Man of Steel News Pop: ‘Man Of Steel’ And Lois Lane: The Importance Of Superman’s Heroic Woman

    VIDEO: Man of Steel News Pop: ‘Man Of Steel’ And Lois Lane: The Importance Of Superman’s Heroic Woman

    ‘Man Of Steel’ And Lois Lane: The Importance Of Superman’s Heroic Woman. ‘Man of Steel’ Scores With Early Total of $56.1 Million. Stars Who Played Superheroes On The Big Screen

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  • VIDEO: Facebook, Microsoft Disclose National Security Request Data

    VIDEO: Facebook, Microsoft Disclose National Security Request Data

    Facebook and Microsoft are now allowed to disclose just how often the U.S. government requested online user data.

  • VIDEO: Hong Kong protesters demand apology from U.S. over Snowden allegations

    VIDEO: Hong Kong protesters demand apology from U.S. over Snowden allegations

    Hong Kong protesters demand an apology from Washington over allegations by former National Security Agency (NASA) contractor Edward Snowden that the U.S. has hacked into Hong Kong computer systems. Rough cut only. (No reporter narration)

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

 
 

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