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Malaysian Airlines Search Destined to Be Most Costly Ever

Malaysian Airlines Search Destined to Be Most Costly Ever

Nick Perry – Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The search for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is already on track to becoming the most expensive operation of its kind in aviation history, according to The New York Times.There is speculation t…

US, NATO Again Warn Russia to Stay Out of Ukraine

US, NATO Again Warn Russia to Stay Out of Ukraine

metrokom/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — World powers united against further Russian intervention in Ukraine delivered more rebukes against Moscow Tuesday as pro-Russian protests continued in eastern Ukrainian cities.Testifying before the Senate Foreign Rela…

Kerry Blames Israel for Breakdown of Peace Talks

Kerry Blames Israel for Breakdown of Peace Talks

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State John Kerry put the blame for the collapsed Middle East peace talks on Israel during testimony Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Kerry, who has been in constant contact with …

What Is Greystone, Firm Accused of Disguising ‘Mercenaries’ as Ukrainians?

What Is Greystone, Firm Accused of Disguising ‘Mercenaries’ as Ukrainians?

Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Russian government on Tuesday claimed there are more than 100 American “mercenaries” from a defense contracting company disguised as Ukrainian troops in the embattled former Soviet na…

First State Visit By an Irish President to UK

First State Visit By an Irish President to UK

Peter Macdiarmid – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — After a tense century of conflict, President Michael Higgins on Tuesday became the first Irish head of state to visit Britain since the Republic of Ireland fought to secede from the United Kingdom in …

Earth to Line Up Directly with the Sun and Mars

Earth to Line Up Directly with the Sun and Mars

NASA(NEW YORK) — As the sun sets Tuesday night, sky-gazers will get a special treat from Mother Nature: a view of the sun setting in the west and Mars rising in the east.NASA announced that Mars and Earth are traveling toward one another on their orbi…

Oscar Pistorius Judge Won’t Be Swayed by His Tears, Experts Say

Oscar Pistorius Judge Won’t Be Swayed by His Tears, Experts Say

THEMBA HADEBE/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius’ emotional meltdown in court Tuesday — along with his crying and vomiting earlier in the trial — will likely have no effect on the judge’s verdict, but could help Pistorius at …

Meet the Geep, a Goat-Sheep Hybrid Born in Ireland

Meet the Geep, a Goat-Sheep Hybrid Born in Ireland

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Talk about daddy issues!A farmer in Ballymore Eustace, Ireland, says he has bred a rare “geep” — what he’s reportedly calling an animal whose mother is a sheep and whose father is apparently…

Oscar Pistorius Wails as He Describes Finding Girlfriend’s Body

Oscar Pistorius Wails as He Describes Finding Girlfriend’s Body

Esa Alexander/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius sobbed loudly on the stand Tuesday as he described how he discovered that he had killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in a day of powerful and emotional testi…

Frantic Search Goes on for Flight 370′s Black Boxes

Frantic Search Goes on for Flight 370′s Black Boxes

Nick Perry – Pool/Getty Images(PERTH, Australia) — At least two dozen planes and ships scrambled over an area of the Indian Ocean Tuesday where two pings from what might have come from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370′s black boxes were detected two days …

US, Russia Trade Accusations of Provoking Turmoil in Ukraine

US, Russia Trade Accusations of Provoking Turmoil in Ukraine

daboost/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — The Kremlin and the White House appear to be living in alternate universes at least according to their public statements.In the American telling of events, Russia is bankrolling and instigating protests in eastern Ukraine,…

Russia Accused of Instigating Eastern Ukraine Unrest

Russia Accused of Instigating Eastern Ukraine Unrest

berean/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accused Moscow on Monday of spurring the takeover of government buildings in eastern Ukraine in an effort to take over the region as it did Crimea last month.Over the past f…

Pentagon Urges Eventual Afghan President to Sign BSA

Pentagon Urges Eventual Afghan President to Sign BSA

Ruskpp/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Although the results aren’t in yet from last Saturday’s election in Afghanistan, the Pentagon is already telling the country’s prospective new leaders to plan on accepting a post-war pact with the U.S.Pentagon and White…

Allies See Better Days Ahead for Syria’s President

Allies See Better Days Ahead for Syria’s President

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Two allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad believe the worst is over for the embattled leader following three years of civil war that activists say has killed at least 150,000 people.Former Russian Prime Mi…

Oscar Pistorius Trial Highlights South Africa’s Fear of Crime

Oscar Pistorius Trial Highlights South Africa’s Fear of Crime

DEAAN VIVIER/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Surrounded by imposing walls and with around-the-clock security, the tony Silver Woods Estates in Pretoria seem like an oasis from violent crime for some of South Africa’s most affluent citizens,…

20 Years After Rwanda Genocide, Regret and Remembrance

20 Years After Rwanda Genocide, Regret and Remembrance

Samantha Power. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz(WASHINGTON) — On this day 20 years ago in the tiny African nation of Rwanda, Hutu militias began an organized ethnic cleansing campaign that resulted in the slaughter of more than 800,000 Rwandans, primarily e…

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: What Happens Now?

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: What Happens Now?

(NEW YORK) — Search crews looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 this weekend have detected several “pings” on underwater sonar equipment that they said were “consistent with those emitted from airplane black boxes,” retired Australia Air Ch…

Oscar Pistorius’ Mother Kept a Gun in Padded Bag Under Her Pillow

Oscar Pistorius’ Mother Kept a Gun in Padded Bag Under Her Pillow

THEMBA HADEBE/AFP/Getty Images)(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius’ mother was a powerful figure in his life, refusing to pick him up when he fell, keeping a gun under her pillow, and then slipping into a coma while Pistorius was away at boardi…

Signals Detected in Search for Flight 370

Signals Detected in Search for Flight 370

(PERTH, Australia) — One of the vessels searching the southern Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has detected signals “consistent with those emitted from airplane black boxes,” retired Australia Air Chief Marshal Angus …

Oscar Pistorius Apologizes to Slain Girlfriend’s Family

Oscar Pistorius Apologizes to Slain Girlfriend’s Family

SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius took the stand Monday and apologized to the family of his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and told the court that he thought he was protecting her.Pistorius, 27, struggled to k…

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