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  • Weekly News Wrap-Up 9.26.14
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com The top story is the bombing campaign on ISIS in Syria and Iraq, but at this stage, it is mostly Syria.  The U.S. promises a “Long Campaign,” with the bombing of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.  The Obama Administration has the support of other Arab nations, but the most […]Related Posts:Weekly News Wrap-Up 9.12.14Weekly […]
  • Iraq, Syria and Ukraine-Financial Gateways-Nomi Prins
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Best-selling author Nomi Prins says the trouble with Ukraine, Iraq and Syria are happening because they are what she calls the “gateways.”  Prins explains, “What I call the gateways are the countries in the world where political and financial strategy connect in respect to the United States and its bankers. . […]Related Post […]
  • A Run to Silver and Gold unlike Anything in History of Mankind-David Morgan
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Silver guru, David Morgan, says forget about the manipulated price suppression of the yellow and white metals.  It’s only a matter of time before the debt and derivative markets crash, catapulting precious metals prices exponentially higher.  Morgan explains, “The bigger problem all exists in the debt markets, and the debt ma […]
  • Weekly News Wrap-Up 9.19.14
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com The U.S. is at war with ISIS, well, sort of.   ISIS is definitely at war with America.  ISIS produced a video warning of putting U.S. ground troops back in Iraq.  It looks like the President is listening to ISIS because he has said repeatedly that there will be no boots on […]Related Posts:Weekly News Wrap-Up 9.12.14Weekly Ne […]
  • Gold and Silver End Game Here-John Embry
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Investment strategist John Embry says the market manipulation in physical gold and silver is coming to an end.  How close?  Embry says, “I think we are very close now in the sense that the physical supplies of both gold and silver are being diminished at a fast clip.  I just saw […]Related Posts:Manipulation of Gold and Silv […]
  • Violent War Cycles-Global Economic Decline-Martin Armstrong
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday Release) Global economic expert Martin Armstrong says two big violent cycles are happening for the first time in 300 years.  Domestic and international unrest is consuming the world.  Armstrong contends, “Both of these cycles are converging at the same time, and this hasn’t happened since the 1700’s.  That was […]
  • Weekly News Wrap-Up 9.12.14
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com America is at war in the Middle East.  President Obama came on national media this week and said ISIS terrorists in eastern Syria and western Iraq “will find no safe haven,” and he wants to “ultimately destroy ISIL.”  Of course, Secretary of State John Kerry said it really was not a […]Related Posts:Weekly News Wrap-Up 8.29.1 […]
  • Manipulation of Gold and Silver Definitely Ends This Year-Harvey Organ
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Harvey Organ has been on a personal mission to expose the “fraudulent manipulation” of the gold and silver markets since the late 1990’s.  Organ, who studies these markets daily, contends, “It’s definitely going to happen this year.”  Why does Organ think this?  Let’s start with the gold market.  Organ says, “You […]Related […]
  • SIPC Insurance Scam from Fraud Street-Professor Laurence Kotlikoff
    BY Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.  (Early Sunday Release) Renowned economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff says SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation) is an insurance scam from Fraud Street. Dr. Kotlikoff contends, “If you look at the history of their response as it’s been discovered, they (SIPC) have been fighting tooth and nail never to pay a dollar. […]
  • Weekly News Wrap-Up 9.5.14
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Once again, the Ukraine crisis is the top story.  There is a cease-fire between the pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine.  I hope this is a legitimate effort and not a tactic to stall for time until NATO can send in more troops.  I hope this is not a way to say well, […]Related Posts:Weekly News Wrap-Up 8.29.14Weekly News Wra […]
  • Maguire - Final Stages Of Historic Capitulation In Gold & Silver
    Today London metals trader Andrew Maguire told King World News that what we are seeing in the gold and silver markets is the final stages of a historic capitulation. Maguire also said there was a large buyer in the silver market. Below is what Maguire had to say in Part II of a series of interviews that has now been released on KWN. […]
  • Concerned About The Gold & Silver Smash - Just Read This
    Today King World News is featuring a piece by a man whose recently released masterpiece has been praised around the world, and also recognized as some of the most unique work in the gold market. Below is the latest exclusive KWN piece by Ronald-Peter Stoferle of Incrementum AG out of Liechtenstein. […]
  • Maguire - Stunning 650 Tons Of Gold Bought In Takedown
    Today London metals trader Andrew Maguire told King World News that a stunning 650 tons of physical gold has been purchased by sovereigns and central banks during the recent takedown in the gold market. Below is what London metals trader Maguire had to say in Part I of a series of interviews that will be released today on KWN. […]
  • Hathaway - Absolutely Stunning Developments In Gold
    Today a 42-year market veteran spoke with King World News about the absolutely stunning developments in the gold market. John Hathaway, who is one of the most respected institutional minds in the world today when it comes to gold, also discussed some of the record breaking events that are taking place in gold as well as the fuel that is now present for a maj […]
  • Global Market Collapse & Wealth Destruction Is Now Upon Us
    Today a 42-year market veteran warned King World News that a global market collapse and massive wealth destruction is now upon us. He also discussed the gold market. Below is what Egon von Greyerz, who is founder of Matterhorn Asset Management out of Switzerland, had to say in this extraordinary interview. […]
  • No. 662: Second-Quarter 2014 GDP -- Third Estimate
    (SGS Subscription required) • GDP Has Fully Reestablished Itself as the Most Worthless of Economic Series • Fluff and Guesstimates Dominated the Upside GDP Revision • Monthly Economic Reporting Should Turn Increasingly Negative […]
  • No. 661: "False Dawn," Hyperinflation, Durable Goods Orders, Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • A "False Dawn" It Is • Hyperinflation Forecast Remains in Play • Stock Crashes versus October Residual-Squirrelling Instincts • Durable Goods Orders Crashed 18.0% (-18.0%), Reversing July's 22.2% Surge, Dominated Again by Irregular Commercial-Aircraft Orders • Down for the Month, August Existing-Home Sales Were in […]
  • Tentative Schedule for Commentaries
      Commentary Date Releases Period Release Date   Friday, September 26, 2014 GDP 2q2014 3rd Estimate 09/26/2014   Friday, October 03, 2014 Construction Spending […]
  • No. 660: Economic Review, August Housing Starts, Payroll Benchmark Revision
    (SGS Subscription required) • New Graphs Show Smoothed Housing Trends • Housing Starts Stagnant at Low Level of Activity, Never Recovered, Not Recovering • Payroll Employment Benchmark Revision Was Nil (Plus 7,000) • Longer-Term Economic Detail Shows Ongoing Collapse, Shorter-Term, Pre-Election Fluff Has Been Mixed • Why Is the Dollar Stronger and Gold Weake […]
  • No. 659: August CPI, Real Retail Sales and Earnings
    (SGS Subscription required) • With Some Double-Counting, Sharp Declines in Headline Inflation Boosted Monthly Real Retail Sales and Earnings • An Issue with Consistent Measurement of Gasoline Prices? • August Annual Inflation: 1.7% (CPI-U), 1.6% (CPI-W), 9.4% (ShadowStats) • Outlook Weakened for 2015 Social Security COLA […]
  • No. 658: Annual Income Survey, August PPI
    (SGS Subscription required) • Still No Relief Pending for the Economy or the Financial System • Changes in 2013 Real Median Household Income and Income Dispersion Were Not Statistically Significant • Stagnant Real Median Income Held at Post-Recession Low, Down 8.0% from Pre-Recession Peak, Lowest Since 1994, Below Levels of Late-1960s and Early-1970s • Incom […]
  • No. 657: August Industrial Production
    (SGS Subscription required) • August Production Decline Was on Top of Downside Revisions to July Activity • Plunge in Auto Manufacturing Highlighted Poor-Quality Seasonal Adjustments and Difficulties in Inventory Accounting […]
  • Commentaries News
    The Next Regular Commentary: is scheduled for Friday, October 3rd, covering September employment and unemployment, the August trade deficit and August construction spending.  For further detail on pending economic releases, see thee schedule. (LAST UPDATED September 26th)
  • No. 656: 2013 Consumer Expenditures, August Retail Sales, Gold
    (SGS Subscription required) • U.S. Economy Re-Entered Recession in 2013, Indicated by the BLS's Annual Consumer Expenditure Survey • 2013 Total Money Income Fell Even Before Inflation Adjustment • Physical Gold, a Life Preserver That Could See Action Soon • Day-to-Day Timing of a Great Financial Disaster Is a Tough Call, But the Alarm Bells Are Sounding […]
  • No. 655: August Payroll Employment and Unemployment, Money Supply M3
    (SGS Subscription required) • Payroll Jobs Growth Faltered in Context of Unusual Seasonal Factor Shifts • August Unemployment Rate: 6.1% (U.3), 12.0% (U.6), 23.2% (ShadowStats) • Downward Notch in Unemployment Rate Reflected Further Loss of Labor Force, Not the Unemployed Gaining Employment • U.3 Rate Was Less than 979 Unemployed People Shy of Holding at 6.2 […]

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These are the faces of the men and women who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Veterans Today

  • Syria: Engaging the Opposition with More than Weapons
    - Jim W. Dean..."This is the 2nd great piece we have gotten from Franklin on his journeys into the field to talk to the local people living through the Syrian conflagration."
  • ISIS and Islam: The Ugly Truth
    “ISIS fundamentalist militants who are casting terror into the heart of the civilized world are but a copycat of the mujahideen of early Islam. Whether we like it or not this is the ugly truth”
  • ISIS Is Now Obama’s (Orwell’s) Permanent War
    In other words, ISIS is the noxious by-product of a fear driven U.S. foreign policy gone terribly wrong if not out of control ~ whereas the backdraft of America's war of terror becomes a fearsome Frankenstein (ISIS) which we ourselves have created. […]
  • VetLikeMe September 25, 2014
                                   Déjà Vu All Over Again? By: Edward T. DeLisle As a child growing up just outside of New York City, I was a big New York Yankees fan.  My grandfather used to love telling me stories about how far Mickey Mantle could hit a ball and what a tremendous pitcher Whitey […]
  • NEO – True Heroes Behind the Kiev Ceasefire
    - Jim W. Dean..."We need to make America's state sponsored terrorism a fall campaign issue on the Dems and Repubs doing the AIPAC Zombie walk on Ukraine."
  • Sandy Hook: No Murders in Newtown in 2012
    Sandy Hook: No Murders in Newtown in 2012 / ”The Power Hour” and Alex Jones interviews   by Jim Fetzer (with Wolfgang Halbig) “[I]t was very difficult to take seriously the idea that her grandson had been attending a school that had long since been abandoned. . . .”–Jim Fetzer Wolfgang and I were featured on […]
  • Student Veterans Face Tough Transition on Campus
    Senior Steven Chickos was home for less than a month after serving three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, before coming to UNC — and the transition was hard on the infantryman.
  • Reactions to Obama’s UN Address
    A separate article discussed it. He didn't surprise. Demagogic mumbo jumbo Big Lies drowned out truth.
  • Where have all the Flower Power Protesters Gone?
    This past August the 45th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival took place, and I was so glad I did not have to see any news coverage of the event on the national nightly news.
  • Ukrainian singer Ruslana: “A visit to Donetsk was an eye-opener”
    - Jim W. Dean..."The atrocity stories are beginning to come out now, mostly attributed to the Right Sector and Oligarch funded battalions."
  • Iraq, Syria, Ukraine: Why the World is Getting Smaller as Ambitions Get Bigger
    History goes in cycles. Sometimes every substantial country wants to create a colonial empire, by walking into other countries and taking them over, to become part of the family of great nations. At other times, like now, not only are former colonies being made into independent states but new countries are being created out of […]
  • Are the Ukraine talks a NATO ploy?
    We all welcomed on Monday the announcement that Kiev forces were going to withdraw artillery and armor to a buffer zone 18 miles away from shelling distance of the New Republic Defense Forces. But the situation still remains murky with not only the two different voices we are hearing coming out of Kiev, but with […]
  • Organized Crime – Major Threat of the 21st Century
    In recent years, a growing number of European experts based on their conducted analysis of the activity of transnational organized crime groups (OCG) have come to the conclusion that OCG activities have become the major threat of the 21st century. This threat is considered to be much greater than the threat of terrorist attacks, which […]
  • The United States is becoming increasingly bogged down in the Middle East
    On the night of September 25, the United States Air Force, supported by a number of Arab countries (Saudi Arabia and the UAE) launched air strikes on oil fields controlled by the “Islamic State” in Syria. The air raids took place near the Syrian city of Manbij 65 kilometers north-east of Aleppo. Earlier, Syrian Foreign […]
  • Supporting the Houthis – Who stands behind Yemen’s new dissidents?
    Just as Yemen was set to turn the corner on its much publicized and let’s face it, rather challenging transition of power, this poorest nation of the Arabian Peninsula has been gripped by what can only be described as a second revolutionary wave. If 2011 saw the rise of radical Islamists in the coming into […]
  • US Biodefense: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.
    In The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The  Case for a Domestic Conspiracy, author Graeme MacQueen ties together a considerable breadth of evidence related to both the attacks of September 11, 2001 and to the subsequent anthrax letters, weaving together a tapestry which is compelling and logically coherent. The anthrax letters, also known as the anthrax attacks or [ […]
  • The US Сannot Вefeat the Islamic State with Air Strikes Alone
    The aircraft of the United States’ “partners” of the “coalition” to combat ISIL launched new strikes on the positions of groups in Syria during the night of September 24. In total there were 14 strikes by fighters, bombers, drones, and “Tomahawk” cruise missiles. The operation destroyed or damaged several ISIL targets in the vicinity of Raqqa in […]
  • America’s “Game” of Wars and Interventions
    Since at least the end of the Second World War, the US has been directly and indirectly fostering, aiding, funding and training fighting militias and groups in different regions of the world to further its own interests. However, the irony of this policy is that in most of the cases, the US ended up fighting, […]
  • Why the Scots Chose To Wear Their Chains With Pride
    We live in an age of decolonisation, in which big empires have broken up and more and more independent states are coming on to the map. It might therefore seem surprising that Scotland has just voted against independence. In fact, it might just have done the opposite. Unlike Wales and Ireland, Scotland was never actually […]
  • Yemen can Ignite the whole Middle East
    At the end of last week after breaking through the defenses of the Yemeni security forces around the capital, groups of armed Houthi rebels entered Sana’a and began moving towards the center of the city. They launched strikes at the building of the security forces and the national television, claiming the lives of up to […]
  • ‘Iran fully ready to counter ISIL’
    A senior Iranian commander says the country’s Armed Forces are completely ready to repel any potential move by the Takfiri ISIL militants against Iran.
  • Iran, US, EU hold 2nd meeting in NY
    The Iranian foreign minister, the US secretary of state and the EU foreign policy chief have held a second trilateral meeting in New York to discuss technical, political and legal aspects of Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
  • G-77, China rap coercive Iran bans
    The coalition of developing countries at the United Nations has categorically condemned unilateral sanctions against Iran over its civilian nuclear energy program.
  • Egypt court postpones Mubarak verdict
    An Egyptian court has postponed its final verdict in the retrial of the country's ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak.
  • Curry spice enhances brain repair
    German scientists have suggested that a compound in the yellow curry spice turmeric could cause a proliferation of nerve cells in brain.Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in Julich, Germany, identified the effectiveness of the aromatic-turmerone on the neural stem cells (NSCs). NSCs have the ability to transform into any type of brai […]
  • Gazans remain displaced, brace for cold
    Thousands of Palestinians remain displaced in the Gaza Strip following the fatal Israeli military aggression against the besieged Palestinian territory that ended in August.
  • Air strike can’t destroy terrorism: Iran
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed the effectiveness of military strikes as a method to eradicate terrorist groups.
  • Italy president to testify in mafia case
    An Italian court has ordered President Giorgio Napolitano to testify in a trial on alleged secret talks between mafia bosses and senior state officials in the 1990s, Press TV reports.
  • Resistance Filmfest 2014 wraps up
    The 13th edition of International Resistance Film Festival (IRFF) has wrapped up during a ceremony held in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
  • US considers no-fly zone over Syria
    The US Department of Defense says it is considering the possibility of imposing a no-fly zone over northeastern Syria to deny the Syrian military the ability to launch airstrikes there, reports say. […]
  • ISIS Comes To America? Oklahoma Man Beheads Woman After Being Fired
    A man who had been fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday. As AP reports, while questioning the suspect's co-workers, investigators learned he had recently started trying to convert several employee […]
  • Goldman: "Some European Economies Already Qualify As A Japanese-Style Stagnation"
    For the longest time anyone suggesting that Europe's economic collapse was nothing short of a deflationary collapse (which would only be remedied with the kind of a money paradopping response that Japan is currently experiment with and where, for example, prices of TVs are rising at a 10% clip courtesy of the BOJ before prices rise even more) aka a […]
  • It's The Dollar, Stupid!
    Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, Wyland Stanley Studebaker motor car in repair shop, San Francisco 1919 There are substantial and profound changes developing in the global economy, and in my view we should all pay attention, because everyone will be greatly affected. Some more than others, but still. ‘Metal markets’, be they gold […]
  • Despite Obama's "Priority", US Government "Screwed Up" Ebola Treatment
    Having earlier warned that the Ebola epidemic could kill "hundreds of thousands" and is a "priority for US," President Obama's concerns about "slowing economic growth in Africa," are perhaps the most telling statement of the Nobel Peace Prize winners comments this morning. However, as Bloomberg Businessweek's Brendan G […]
  • Peak Debt - Why The Keynesian Money Printers Are Done
    Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, Bloomberg has a story today on the faltering of Draghi’s latest scheme to levitate Europe’s somnolent socialist economies by means of a new round of monetary juice called TLTRO - $1.3 trillion in essentially zero cost four-year funding to European banks on the condition that they expand their business loan […]
  • Financial TV Media's Worst Nightmare: Robot Cheerleaders
    When it comes to the robotization of the workforce - especially those who proclaim they earn less than they are worth - we have grown used to the fast-food-worker being upstaged by technology. However, Murata Manufacturing Co. has unleashed the ultimate threat to every financial TV media's anchor... the world’s first cheerleading robots. With ratings pl […]
  • What Consumer-Facing CEOs Think: "It's Like Being At War"
    U.S. companies are taking a margin hit as they continue to cut prices amid intense competition, according to Bloomberg Briefs' Richard Yamarone. In this disinflationary environment, Yamarone notes that consumer-related businesses are raising red flags on the struggling household sector, especially those at the lower end of the income spectrum. Here are […]
  • The Escape Velocity Delusion: Running Out Of "Next Year"
    Submitted by Alhambra Partners' Jeffrey Snider via Contra Corner blog, Reflections upon the past few years bring out valid criticisms about “being wrong.” I have made no secret that I favor the bearish interpretation of eventually the stock market, but immediately the economy. The erosion and attrition I describe does not look like anything seen before, […]
  • What Happens When A Money Printer Finally Crashes
    This is just too delightfully ironic to pass by. In a world in which nobody has any faith in the capital markets because over $10 trillion in central bank liquidity has been injected to prop out a fragile house of risk asset cards... ... the one place one should have faith (because let's face it: monetarism is the only religion that matters in today […]
  • Your 'New Normal' Life (In Pictures)
    Submitted by Stucky via The Burning Platform blog, You were born free … a bundle of tremendous potential. .   You were loved, and loved unconditionally. .   The concept of lack was foreign to you. .   As you grew you started to question the world around you. .   You hunted fireflies on warm summer nights and you put them in jars to light your room at night. […]
  • How America’s health care system can make death with dignity impossible
    This story first appeared at BillMoyers.com Earlier this month, the National Institute of Medicine released an in-depth study of dying in America. “As much as people may want and expect to be in control of decisions about their own care throughout their lives,” wrote the study’s authors, “numerous... […]
  • Chelsea Clinton gives birth to daughter Charlotte
    Chelsea Clinton announced Saturday the birth of her first-born child, daughter Charlotte, in comments promptly retweeted by her parents and fellow White House occupants. “Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton... […]
  • How a robot traveled 3,700 miles across Canada relying on the kindness of strangers
    How do you rate your chances of completing a transcontinental road trip? What if you can’t drive and don’t have car? What if you can’t even move unaided? In fact, what about if you’re not even human? Tweeting, GPS-equipped robot Hitchbot managed it, hitchhiking across Canada this summer from... […]
  • No single ‘missing link’ found in dinosaur-to-bird evolution process
    The early stages of the process through which birds evolved from dinosaurs was slow and gradual, and there was no single “missing link” separating the two different types of creatures, according to research published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Current Biology. Lead author Dr. Stephen... […]
  • CO politician loves hip-hop and weed — combining both in ad ‘The Trap’ feat. Wyclef Jean
    Mike Dunafon is running for governor of Colorado this fall, and he wants to make one thing clear: He’s pro-marijuana. In fact, Dunafon wanted to make this aspect of his campaign’s message so unmistakable that he even collaborated with Wyclef Jean to write a rap music video about it. Although I am... […]
  • Complex life on Earth may have appeared 60 million years earlier than previously thought
    For those involved in and interested in the history of life and its evolution – including the inception of multicellular eukaryotes (organism with cells) – Virginia Tech released some very exciting news recently. According to research conducted by Shuhai Xiao, a Virginia tech professor... […]
  • American pastor marks 2nd year in Iranian prison
    WASHINGTON — Under a dark and cloudy sky, Naghmeh Abedini, of Meridian, Idaho, stood before hundreds of people gathered in a park near the White House. She held in her hand a birthday letter to her daughter. With tears in her eyes, Abedini read the letter, which was from her husband, Saeed Abedini,... […]
  • DOD proposes broad ban on high-cost loans to servicemembers
    The Department of Defense released proposed rules today targeting the practices of a broad range of high-cost lenders and prohibiting them from charging service members interest rates over 36 percent. The new rules would overhaul the Military Lending Act, which, when enacted in 2007, narrowly... […]
  • US combat role in Iraq not off table, Gen. Dempsey says
    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top military commander refused Friday to back off his controversial stance in Senate testimony that he would recommend committing U.S. troops to combat in Iraq if he believed they were needed to help defeat Islamic State militants. The steadfastness of Army Gen.... […]
  • Illegal organ transplants on the rise around the world — thanks to legitimate institutions
    Organ trafficking undoubtedly ranks among the most gruesome and morally reprehensible of crimes. Now, a new study suggests this murky business is enabled and facilitated by legitimate institutions.... […]
  • Marvel Entertainment settles with Jack Kirby estate ahead of Supreme Court hearing
    Marvel has settled out of court with the Jack Kirby estate, ending a long legal battle that could have cost the Walt Disney Company and others “billions,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.... […]
  • IMF unblocks $130 million as desperate west Africa awaits Ebola aid
    The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million (102.5 million euros) in aid to fight the Ebola epidemic after the governments of the worst-hit countries in west Africa said they were desperately counting on promises of global aid to be backed up with cash. The IMF’s executive board... […]
  • European Space Agency sets Nov 12 date for comet landing
    Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft will attempt on November 12 to land a robot lab on a comet hurtling through deep space in a first for humankind, a statement said Friday. Ten days after unveiling the preferred landing spot on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency (ESA) has now... […]
  • Protesting Hong Kong students storm government complex
    Dozens of protesters broke through the gates of Hong Kong’s government headquarters late Friday in an ongoing student demonstration against Beijing’s refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy. Six people were arrested for offences ranging from forcibly entering government property... […]
  • Execution claims shadow Mexico’s militarized drug war
    The arrest of eight Mexican troops over the killing of 22 people highlights President Enrique Pena Nieto’s dilemma of fighting the drug war with the military while avoiding human rights abuses. The military detained an officer and seven soldiers Thursday on dereliction of duty charges in the... […]
  • US-led strikes hit ISIS oil targets as Britain joins coalition
    US aircraft were flying “near continuous” bombing raids against Islamic State militants in Syria, officials said, after Britain and two more EU nations agreed to join the US-led air armada. The mission is now similar to US-led air raids undertaken in Iraq, with “near... […]
  • Jean Paul Gaultier — the wacky fashion designer who ‘wrote new rules’
    Exuberant enfant terrible of fashion. Flamboyant showman. Madonna’s pointy bra designer. Cult TV star and incorrigible Franglais speaker. Everyone has their own take on designer Jean Paul Gaultier, who bows out of ready-to-wear fashion in Paris later Saturday in what promises to be one of the... […]
  • World powers warn of ‘serious gaps’ in Iran talks
    With just eight weeks left to broker a historic deal with Iran, world powers warned they remained at loggerheads with the Islamic republic over curbing its nuclear ambitions. Despite “an enormous amount of work” and “gazillions of hours” spent by experts pouring over highly... […]
  • Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke surprises fans with album by file-sharing
    Radiohead’s ever-experimental frontman Thom Yorke on Friday released a surprise new album through computer file-sharing, testing a new way of revenue generation that he hopes can directly benefit musicians. Called “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,” Yorke’s second solo album is... […]
  • Maher blasts GOP anger over coffee salute: ‘You know that Bush did it with a dog, right?’
    Former U.S. Central Command Commander-In-Chief Gen. Anthony Zinni pushed back against Real Time host Bill Maher on Friday when Maher dismissed the anger from conservative circles featuring President Barack Obama’s “latte salute.” “It’s like the Zapruder film: Back and... […]

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