As worries over Greece rattle world markets, records and interviews show that with Wall Street’s help, the nation engaged in a decade-long effort to skirt European debt limits.
Did the Fed Bailout Greece? Another reason to audit the Fed!
Dr. Bernard M. Presser, B.S., D.C.Read Letter
Students march peacefully towards the National Assembly to deliver a document proposing solutions to ALL Venezuelan's problems. The Metropolitan Police and the National Guard denied them this right. For this reason they instead went to Plaza Venezue
Two videos about protests against Chavez regime in Venezuela. Say no to socialism.
With reports of corrupt Thai officials working with Burmese soldiers in human trafficking, drug distribution and murder it was not surprising to learn Thailand plans to send *3,000 Karen refugees back to Burma and ultimately their deaths. The operati
Many people are skeptical of President Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan, sending an additional 30,000 troops there in an effort to boost US counterinsurgency efforts. One of the most prominent skeptics is the U.S. ambassador to Afghanista
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a newspaper interview that Germany will buy stolen information on Swiss bank accounts, backed by a poll showing majority support among voters if it helps tackle tax evasion.
One of the great remaining mysteries from ancient Egypt, the ancestry of the boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun, may soon be solved, the country's antiquities supremo hinted on Sunday.
The ashes were sprinkled on to the Indian Ocean in a Hindu ceremony attended by about 200 people to mark the 62nd anniversary of Gandhi's death.
Russia test-flew a long-awaited new fighter plane on Friday, determined to challenge the United States for technical superiority in the skies and impress weapons buyers around the globe. The "fifth-generation" stealth fighter -- Russia's first all
This week, the Turkish man who shot the pope in 1981 and just got out of jail drove to a police station. He wore sunglasses and was escorted by several heavyset men in suits. Inside, officers took his fingerprints with a scanner, and he applied for a
North Korea fired artillery rounds toward its disputed sea border with South Korea on Wednesday, prompting a barrage of warning shots from the South's military and raising tensions on the divided peninsula. No casualties or damage were reported, a
200,000 now appears to be the minimum for Port au Prince alone. With a final number probably in the range of 210,000-350,000. Leogane was at epicenter and has been getting much help. 30,000 minimum and probable range of 40,000-60,000. Total probabl
Long before Osama bin Laden, Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, a.k.a. Carlos the Jackal, was the most famous terrorist of his era, bursting onto the scene with a spectacular hostage-taking of 11 OPEC oil ministers in 1975 and feeding his fame with more bloody a
North Korea threatened war after South Korea warned of launching a pre-emptive strike if the North was preparing a nuclear attack - the latest salvo in a battle of rhetoric despite signs of improved cooperation across the militarized frontier.
Though Bill Clinton arrived with a plane full of supplies his history with the Haitian people has been marginal at best. George W. Bush scored even lower in the popularity scale. Bill’s romance with hopelessly corrupt Haitian president Jean Bertrand
Prayers of thanksgiving and cries for help rose from Haiti's huddled homeless Sunday, the sixth day of an epic humanitarian crisis that was straining the world's ability to respond and igniting flare-ups of violence amid the rubble of Port-au-Prince.
Hackers seeking source code from Google, Adobe and dozens of other high-profile companies used unprecedented tactics that combined encryption, stealth programming and an unknown hole in Internet Explorer, according to new details released by the anti
Conference Warns West to Respect Sovereignty
President Barack Obama said the U.S. must respond to the earthquake in Haiti that may have killed as many as 100,000 people with “every element of our national capacity,” including military and civilian forces.
The minute hand of the Doomsday clock was moved back slightly Thursday, indicating the world has inched away from nuclear or environmental catastrophe, but stressing it was not out danger.
Tony Blair’s former spin doctor-in-chief delivered a typically defiant performance at a key session of Britain’s inquiry into the Iraq war on Tuesday, defending his role in preparing an infamous document that was used to justify the invasion.
Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital after the strongest earthquake hit in more than 200 years crushed thousands of structures, from schools and shacks to the National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters. Unto
Russia will lease one of its newest nuclear-powered submarines to India in the second half of this year, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Russian Defence Ministry official as saying on Tuesday.
The publication of Buddhist Warfare, a book I co-edited with Mark Juergensmeyer, is a bittersweet experience as it marks the culmination of a journey that began with an exploration of the peaceful aspects of Buddhism only to end up chronicling portio
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/09/world/americas/09venez.html President Hugo Chávez announced a sharp devaluation of Venezuela’s currency on Friday night, a move that reflects the financial stress faced by his government since the price of oil, the
President Hugo Chavez said he ordered two F-16 jets to intercept a U.S. military plane that twice entered Venezuelan skies on Friday, but Washington said none of its planes flew over the South American country's airspace.
[Governments are the same the world over.] Nearly a quarter of Icelandic voters have signed a petition asking their president to veto a bill on repaying $5 billion lost by British and Dutch savers when the island's banks collapsed, organizers said.
North Korea called for an end of hostile relations with the United States in a New Year's message Friday and said it was committed to making the Korean peninsula nuclear-free through negotiations. Communist North Korea has long demanded that Washi