Three years before Allen Stanford's worldwide banking network collapsed, he called on a key member of the Caribbean Caucus to help him settle a crisis. The president of his bank in Venezuela had turned on Stanford after being accused of stealing
A BRITISH radio presenter has been sacked after he pulled the plug on the Queen's traditional Christmas Day speech, telling listeners "Two words: Bor-ring," quipping "from one Queen to another..." as he put on a song featuring openly gay singer Georg
A report from Science Daily found “California has more than a 99% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake within the next 30 years". Still only 10% of Californians carry earthquake insurance.
Bet Charlie Sheen wishes his dad, Martin Sheen, was a world leader….
MORE Obama “Smart Power”: The USA’s substitution of wishful thinking for foreign policy is evident in US reactions to Iran’s meddling in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. [NOTE: This piece was sent in by the author before the attempted bombing of NWA 523 which
Communist authorities in Vietnam put a former army officer and democracy activist on trial on subversion charges that could carry the death penalty. Tran Anh Kim, 60, is accused of ''working to overthrow the state'' by joining the Democratic Party of
30 years after the famous "dingo's got my baby" case, the Aussie family's pet rabbits are cruelly bludgeoned to death. A letter claiming responsibility is signed by a person known only as "Dingo Paw".
Robert Park, a 28-year-old Korean-American, crossed the frozen Tumen River into North Korea from China on Christmas Day to urge Kim to release political prisoners and shut down the "concentration camps" where they are held.
Of all the decisions of President Obama’s first year, the one that history may most condemn is his betrayal of freedom-loving Iranians dying in the streets. For a president so in love with his own words, these protesters are the one group for which h
Merry Christmas from Iran. While the protests in Iran have spread to the interior of the country and Twitter traffic from Iran shows a people defiant in the face of tyranny, John Kerry has offered his clueless self as the best way for the Obama admin
Georgia said on Thursday it had agreed to open a mountain pass on the border with Russia, in a first sign of a possible thaw in relations between the two ex-Soviet nations since their August 2008 war.
Colombia's defense chief joked Monday that Venezuelan troops might have mistaken Santa's sleigh for a spy plane, dismissing accusations by President Hugo Chavez about drones flying over Venezuela. Chavez on Sunday accused the United States of viol
Polish police found the infamous Arbeit Macht Frei ("Work Sets You Free") sign cut into three pieces in northern Poland. Polish authorities launched a major search after the sign disappeared before dawn Friday. Five men in their 20s and 30s are being
We’ve got the Youtube video which claims there’s evidence the Berlusconi attack was a conspiracy. The subtitles are in Italian, but you'll get the drift. Also, why this theory might not make a lot of sense--or not.
The infamous iron sign bearing the Nazis' cynical slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei" that spanned the main entrance to the former Auschwitz death camp was stolen before dawn Friday, Polish police said. The sign - with the German words for "Work Sets You F
Guinea's former presidential guard chief said he shot the country's military strongman because the junta leader wanted him to take the blame for a massacre by troops of pro-democracy demonstrators in September. Mineral-rich Guinea has been ruled by
The bloody image of Prime Minister Berlusconi, reeling after being attacked as he signed autographs has created sympathy and solidarity on one hand, while on the other generating praise for his attacker on Facebook and YouTube.
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The North's biggest arms sales come from ballistic missiles and its customers include Iran and other Middle Eastern states, according to US government officials.
The Cuban government has arrested an American citizen working on contract for the U.S. Agency for International Development who was distributing cellphones and laptop computers to Cuban activists. USAID "support the rule of law and human rights, poli
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Five young Muslim American men arrested here on Wednesday were on their way to the heart of the Taliban sanctuary in Pakistan’s tribal areas with the intention of training to fight American troops in Afghanistan, Pakistani police authorities said Thu
South Africa on Thursday suspended dozens of officials being investigated for giving citizenship to mainly Pakistani foreigners, nearly a year after Britain warned that corrupt officials were handing out false South African passports.
The gunshots woke them at 2 in the morning, but no one dared venture out until dawn. "My kids saw them first, on the way to school,'' said Pérez, whose one-story house is 150 yards from the gruesome discovery. "Their hands were tied.''
Police in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo shot to death more than 11,000 suspects since 2003, and "frequently'' carry out extrajudicial executions that only add to Brazil's spiral of violence, Human Rights Watch reported. "Each year, the police in Rio a
For three years Olga Lopez desperately searched for her baby daughter who was snatched from her home in Guatemala, until her face appeared in government paperwork for an international adoption.
"All men in our Kingdom have and hold the aforesaid liberties and rights, well and in peace, freely and quietly, fully and wholly, for ever." For ever? - Ed
“For us this is completely unthinkable. Incomprehensible, says Gingerbread City Mayor Steinar Kristoffersen. He is joined by Bergen Mayor Gunnar Bakke: – I am profoundly saddened and disappointed.” We're tempted to say "that's the way the cookie cru
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