A gunman who took four hostages in a bank in Toulouse, France, has been arrested and his captives freed, after a six-hour standoff with police.
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Security services draw criticism for failing to properly inform public of firearms collection programme. After a firearms amnesty in northern Uganda failed to recover any weapons at all, experts criticised the ongoing disarmament programme for failing to engage effectively with the local population. The scheme is the latest to be launched in northern Uganda since a 20-year conflict with the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA ended in 2006
Government’s decision to delete clause granting reprieve to former combatants could be a backward step in combating the rebel force. Last month, the Ugandan government dropped its 12-year-old amnesty for rebel combatants who decide to lay down their arms and renounce violence
GOP RINO Heather Wilson of NM set to vote for abortion if she wins primary
New Mexico’s Freedom fight in GOP primary- Sowards v GOP progressive Wilson
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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…
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, …
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, 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 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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party warns that by-elections may not be fair because of restrictions on campaigning.
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…
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 …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen in Afghan police uniforms opened fire on NATO troops on Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing an Albanian soldier, officials said. …
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping gave these remarks on February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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.
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.
AP – Gunmen in Afghan police uniforms opened fire on NATO troops on Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing an Albanian soldier, officials said.
A South Korean court sentenced two teenagers to prison terms Monday after they admitted bullying a school classmate until he committed suicide.
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.
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…
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.
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’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 …
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 male skiers have been killed in the US after an avalanche struck a popular ski resort in Washington on Sunday.
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
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.
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…
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