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Kerry Won’t Tolerate “Anything Less Than Full Compliance” by Assad

Kerry Won’t Tolerate “Anything Less Than Full Compliance” by Assad

LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) — In a presser with his French and British counterparts in Paris early Monday, Secretary Kerry laid down a firm demand for Assad to comply with the U.S.-Russian deal, warning that there will be consequences if he …

Explosions Sink Indian Submarine with 18 On Board

Explosions Sink Indian Submarine with 18 On Board

Steve McAlister/Photographer’s Choice/Getty Images(NEW DELHI) — A series of explosions partially sank a submarine docked in Mumbai on Wednesday.The vessel, built in Russia, contained at least 18 naval personnel at the time of the explosions, reports t…

American Runner Wins in Russia, Criticizes Anti-Gay Law

American Runner Wins in Russia, Criticizes Anti-Gay Law

Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — American runner Nick Symmonds became the first foreign athlete to criticize Russia’s new anti-gay law on Russian soil shortly after winning a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.”I dis…

Report: Sudan Supplying Arms to Syrian Rebels

Report: Sudan Supplying Arms to Syrian Rebels

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In a complicated arrangement, Syrian rebels have been getting arms supplies from the Republic of Sudan, the New York Times reports.According to the paper, the Syrian opposition has been using weapons such as anti-aircr…

Bradley Manning’s Mother Gives First Interview Since Wikileaks Arrest

Bradley Manning’s Mother Gives First Interview Since Wikileaks Arrest

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(LONDON) — Susan Manning, the mother of U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, spoke out in her first interview since her son’s arrest, published Sunday by the Daily Mail.Manning was arrested in 2010 for allegedly supplying Wik…

Interpol Issues Global Security Alert After Prison Breaks

Interpol Issues Global Security Alert After Prison Breaks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LYON, France) — Interpol issued a global security alert and announced on Saturday an investigation into whether a number of prison escapes believed to involve al-Qaida are connected.According to an Interpol release, a series of …

Attack Kills Seven UN Peacekeepers in Darfur

Attack Kills Seven UN Peacekeepers in Darfur

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NYALA, Sudan) — There has not  yet been a claim of responsibility in what is described as the deadliest attack on United Nations peacekeepers in Darfur. Seven peacekeepers were killed and another 17 U.N. workers were wounde…

London Dreamliner Fire Not Related to Previous Battery Problems

London Dreamliner Fire Not Related to Previous Battery Problems

Duncan Chard/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LONDON) — There is still no word as to what caused Friday’s fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at London’s Heathrow Airport, but British Aviation officials say that it was not linked to battery problems which had p…

Pentagon Press Secretary: US Not Invading Egypt

Pentagon Press Secretary: US Not Invading Egypt

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon was forced to issue an astounding denial after reports in the Egyptian media said that a U.S. task force in the Red Sea was about to “invade Egypt”.Earlier this week three U.S. ships led by the US…

Nelson Mandela Remains in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela Remains in Critical Condition

Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Nelson Mandela remains in a South African hospital where he has been listed in “critical but stable” condition with a lung infection for the past month.On Friday, Mandela’s wife, Graca …

Presidents of Venezuela, Nicaragua Offer Asylum to Edward Snowden

Presidents of Venezuela, Nicaragua Offer Asylum to Edward Snowden

Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images(MOSCOW) — The presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela have offered political asylum to fugitive Edward Snowden.According to BBC News, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro announced his willingness to accept Snowden in a spee…

Can Egypt Learn from Latin America’s Revolutions?

Can Egypt Learn from Latin America’s Revolutions?

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(CAIRO) — On Wednesday, the Egyptian army overthrew Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, in response to nearly a week of violent protests and social unrest. Egyptian defense mini…

Suicide Bombing at Afghan Police Station Kills at Least 12

Suicide Bombing at Afghan Police Station Kills at Least 12

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A suicide attack in southern Afghanistan killed at least 12 people on Friday and wounded at least five others.A spokesman for the governor of the Uruzgan province said that the attacker detonated his vest i…

Pope Francis Approves Sainthood for John Paul II, John XXIII

Pope Francis Approves Sainthood for John Paul II, John XXIII

Hulton Archive/UIG via Getty Images(ROME) — On Friday, Pope Francis approved former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII for sainthood.Pope Francis waived the requirement of a second miracle attributed to John XXIII, known as “Good Pope John,” and offici…

Egypt’s Future Uncertain, Fear of Civil War Growing

Egypt’s Future Uncertain, Fear of Civil War Growing

STR/AFP/GettyImages(CAIRO) — The supreme justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in as interim president early Thursday after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power by the military.Egypt’s chief justice, Adly Mansour, assumed…

Japanese Political Campaigns Go Digital

Japanese Political Campaigns Go Digital

KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — For a country known for its high-tech prowess, Japan has had surprisingly archaic election laws.Political parties have traditionally been banned from using the internet to aid their campaigns, thanks to a decade…

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, took a turn for the worse and was in critical condition on Sunday in his battle with a lung infection, according to a statement from the South A…

American Citizen Among Those Killed in Pakistan Attack

American Citizen Among Those Killed in Pakistan Attack

George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — An American citizen was one of 11 people killed in an attack in northern Pakistan on Sunday.Authorities say Islamist militants wearing police uniforms opened fire on a base camp at Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest p…

Senator Accuses Putin of ‘Aiding and Abetting Snowden’s Escape’

Senator Accuses Putin of ‘Aiding and Abetting Snowden’s Escape’

Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., accused Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday of “aiding and abetting” NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s escape from Hong Kong.“What’s infuriati…

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong

Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified documents has left Hong Kong. The United States request for extradition of Snowden was apparently faulty, according t…

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