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Iran Fallout in Armenia

Armenians Fear Repercussions Over Western Pressure On Iran- Source-

Belarus under EU gun

Belarus Faces EU Sanctions- source-

Syria’s Central Bank to be Sanctioned

EU targets Syrian Banks- source-

Russian PM ducks death

Putin spared in assassination attempt- source- Vladimir Putin faced read more

Afghani Suicide Bomber strikes NATO

Bomb kills 9 outside Afghan NATO base- source- A read more

China’s lead poisoning gambit

Is China targeting US Battery maker for trade advantage? source-

Bible Burning Afghanis riot over Koran Burning

Koran Burning spurs more violence- source-

Iraq’s surging violence

Iraq returns to 2003 levels of violence after US troop pullout- source-

Netanyahu: "What we have seen is such a huge transformation in our region that we know we will have to spend a lot more to defend ourselves"

While Obama and the American media continue to hail the coming of “democracy” to the Middle East and North Africa, as if the “Arab Spring” really represented a flowering of Western-style democracy and pluralism, Benjamin Netanyahu is more realistic. “Netanyahu: Islamic ‘Wave’ Pressuring…

No jihad threat in the U.S.? Really?

The facts beyond this widely publicized nonsense. “Muslim Moroccan on Way to Capitol Building for Suicide Mission Arrested,” from the American Freedom Law Center, February 20: Now, here’s an interesting story that developed over the weekend. A homegrown Muslim Moroccan, who thought he had been armed by Al Qaeda

Reza Aslan blames Spencer and Geller for rise in "anti-Muslim sentiment," says radical Christians far greater threat than jihadis

Selling the Big Lie to unwitting students Islamic supremacist Boy Reza Aslan preaches hate in Love Auditorium at Colgate University, blaming none other than Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller for the rise in “anti-Muslim sentiment” in the U.S. since 9/11. His claims are worth examining, …

No One’s World

Charles Kupchan maps out the twenty-first-century world, providing a detailed strategy for reconciling the West with the “rise of the rest.”

Australia’s richest person pens ‘universe’s worst poem’

AUSTRALIA’S richest person, the mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has been ridiculed for penning an anti-government poem that rhymes “rampant tax” with “political hacks” and pleads for “special economic zones”.

Fifteen miners killed after tramcar derails in China

FIFTEEN miners died and another three were injured after a tramcar derailed in a coal mine in central China, authorities have said, in the latest accident to hit the nation’s mining sector.

Alcohol in movies linked to child boozing

Stars who knock back whisky, wine or beer in a movie are an invisible but potent force in prompting youngsters to experiment with alcohol or binge-drink, a large US study published on Tuesday suggests. Major exposure to scenes of alcohol consumption in movies is a …

Dead men walking look to Champions League boost

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas and Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri, himself a former Stamford Bridge manager, will be looking to the Champions League this week to boost their chances of keeping their jobs. Villas-Boas has been described as a ‘dead man walking’ by Ranieri and …

Bali man denies Bin Laden meeting

Umar Patek, an alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombing, says he never met Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan although they were in the same town.

Suu Kyi party in campaign warning

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party warns that by-elections may not be fair because of restrictions on campaigning.

Albanian Soldier Dies in Attack in Southern Afghanistan

Albanian soldiers belonging to the NATO mission in Afghanistan came under attack on Monday, leaving at least one of them dead. It is the first fatality among the 260 Albanian troops serving in Afghanistan. The attack in the village of Robat…

Tokyo Prepares As Scientists Predict Big Quake

Experts say there is a high likelihood of a big earthquake hitting the huge metropolis of Tokyo in the next few years. Authorities are trying to ensure the city…

Where the Songs Linger, but the Tune Is Different

NAHA, Japan — On a dark street behind the T-shirt shops and crowds of the touristy Kokusai Dori strip, in a tiny club filled with a smattering of grey-haired customers, Sumiko Yoseyama lifted her microphone to conjure up a bygone era …

Gunmen in Afghan police uniforms kill NATO soldier

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen in Afghan police uniforms opened fire on NATO troops on Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing an Albanian soldier, officials said. …

Remarks by Defense Secretary Panetta and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping gave these remarks on February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Remarks by Vice President Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi, February 2012

U.S. Vice President Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping gave these remarks on February 14, 2012 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.

Australian PM to host dinner for lesbians and gays (AP)

AP – Prime Minister Julia Gillard will host a dinner for two lesbian couples and a pair of gay men at her official residence on Tuesday after an activist group won a charity auction.

Gunmen in Afghan police uniforms kill NATO soldier (AP)

AP – Gunmen in Afghan police uniforms opened fire on NATO troops on Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing an Albanian soldier, officials said.

Teens jailed for S. Korean bullying suicide

A South Korean court sentenced two teenagers to prison terms Monday after they admitted bullying a school classmate until he committed suicide.

Japan posts record trade deficit

Japan — battered by a strong yen, slowing global demand and increased oil and gas imports due to last year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster — posted a record trade deficit of $18.7 billion in January, according to official figures.

Fukushima: Return to the disaster zone

The journey to Fukushima Daiichi begins at the border of the 12-mile exclusion zone that surrounds the ruined nuclear complex, beyond which life has frozen in time. Weeds reclaim the…

North threatens ‘merciless’ attack

South Korea conducted live-fire military exercises near its disputed sea border with North Korea yesterday despite Pyongyang’s threat to respond with a “merciless” attack.

Mexico Cartels Paid Millions for Political Favors

U.S. drug agents say they have evidence that Mexican drug cartel leaders paid $4.5 million for political favors to a Mexican border state governor and other figures in Mexico’s former ruling party. According to …

Argentina Launches Protest at UN over Falklands

Argentina’s government lodged a formal protest at the United Nations Friday over what it says is Britain’s “militarization” of the disputed Falkland Islands – known in Argentina as the Malvinas Islands. Argentinian Foreign Minister …

Educate your children at home like me, Rick Santorum tells America’s parents

RICK Santorum, whose shoestring campaign for the Republican nomination for president continues to gain momentum, has launched a broadside against public education, saying it would

Three dead as avalanche hits Washington ski resort

THREE male skiers have been killed in the US after an avalanche struck a popular ski resort in Washington on Sunday.

Terrorist suspect arrested near Capitol building

A Moroccan national was arrested near the US Capitol building on Friday as he tried to detonate a fake suicide vest that had been given to him by undercover

Dozens killed in Mexico prison violence

At least 44 people were killed on Sunday after a fight broke out between rival gangs in a Monterrey prison in northern Mexico. Authorities suspect the violence may have been started as a diversion to allow certain prisoners to escape.

Honduras: Intentan sacar cuerpos de reos muertos en incendio

TEGUCIGALPA (AP) — La policía desalojó el lunes con gases lacrimógenos a centenares de personas que intentaron sacar de la morgue los cuerpos de los reos que murieron la semana pasada en…

Partido mexicano denuncia por corrupción a hermana de presidente

MEXICO (AP) — La hermana del presidente de México Felipe Calderón estaba el lunes en el centro de atención después de divulgarse una grabación de audio en la que parece incurrir en supuestos actos de corrupción electoral. Medios locales transmitieron la…

The U.S. Aging Population as an Economic Growth Driver for Global Competitiveness (Audio)

Joseph Coughlin and Kelly Michel discuss how a healthy and active aging population can contribute to economic growth, and the public policy reform, new business strategies, and profound shifts in views on aging necessary

Mexico’s Burgeoning Economy Amid Drug Violence

Mexico’s economy and tourism industry are growing despite an escalation in drug violence in recent years, says CFR’s Shannon O’Neil as she discusses its implications for U.S.-Mexico relations, immigration, and

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