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Hegemony and After

Yet another bout of worry about long-term U.S.

Twin Bombings kill 14

Latest Bombing kills 14 in Afghanistan- source- Two terrorist read more

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 …

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

SENEGAL: Police disperse opposition protests in Senegal

Senegal police turned away small groups of opposition protesters Monday after days of riots against President Abdoulaye Wade’s bid for a third term. The city emptied out amid fears of fresh violence as tensions run high ahead of

The Week That Changed the World

Forty years later, Leslie H. Gelb and Winston Lord reflect on Nixon’s triumphant summit in China.

Italy soldiers die in Afghanistan

Three Italian soldiers are killed as the armoured car they are travelling in overturns in Afghanistan’s Herat province, officials say.

Turkish criminal gangs are ruling over the streets in the UK

Turkish criminal gangs are ruling over the streets in the UK, controlling much of the drug market in Germany, as well as providing political influence in the Netherlands. Turkish mafia

Iran is not Our Enemy! Let’s Stop this War Insanity!

Everybody “knows” that Iran is thinking of developing nuclear weapons, but no one seems to have solid information to back it up. Okay, they’ve been enriching uranium to 20%. That’s pure enough for use in hospitals and medical…

Egypt Leads Fight Against NGO Agitators

Source: Land Destroyer Report Tony Cartalucci A real revolution may be about to follow. Neo-Conservative Max Boot is a certified warmonger, an elitist policy wonk sitting on the Fortune 500-funded Council on Foreign Relations, has

Current negotiations are excluding Afghans: is it time for an Afghan …

Afghans who risk losing their lives should have a say in the negotiations , ironically engineered by the very players who are killing them ( the UN reported that ‘anti-government elements’ – the Taliban and other insurgent …

Rhino calf sight restored after op

An orphaned rhino calf’s sight has been restored after surgery to remove cataracts, according to a newspaper.

Katzenberg takes DreamWorks to China

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation is moving into China with…

Samba time on the streets of Rio

Rio de Janeiro is set dazzle Sunday night when the city’s top samba schools will send extravagant floats and hundreds of singers, dancers and musicians towards the newly renovated Sambadrome, the “temple of samba”.

FP: Iran Man

Uri Friedman discusses the evolution of Rick Santorum’s hard-lined aproach to Iran, drawing from the potential candidate’s time at the Ethics and Public Policy Center to his current polemic.

SENEGAL: Senegal’s anti-Wade front stumbles as election looms

Lacking real unity and seemingly unable to present a credible alternative to President Abdulaye Wade, Senegal’s opposition appears to be heading for yet another defeat at the polls.

SENEGAL: Fresh violence erupts around Dakar mosque

Street battles took place between police and protesters Sunday around a mosque in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, a week before President Abdoulaye Wade is set to seek a controversial third term.

The Conversation: A nation at odds with itself – and U.S.

Torn by conflicting influences, including mistrust of U.S. motives, Pakistanis feel they deserve more respect.

Real Madrid go 13 points clear

Real Madrid went 13 points clear of Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday as Karim Benzema grabbed a double in a 4-0 win over 10-man Racing Santander. Jose Mourinho’s men have given Barca little margin for error having now …

Rio carnival extravaganza kicks off

The world’s most famous carnival kicked off Friday to pulsating samba beats when legendary King Momo symbolically received a giant key to Rio de Janeiro from the city’s major. Festivities will last until Wednesday.

SENEGAL: Anti-Wade protesters march again ahead of crucial poll

Senegalese protesters were met with tear gas when they took to the streets for a fourth day straight Saturday to march against President Abdoulaye Wade’s controversial bid for a third term, as security personnel wrapped up early voting.

Malaysia detains Saudi accused of prophet insult

Malaysian police say they have detained a Saudi journalist who apparently fled his country after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter.

Britain fears new Cold War over Iran

Iran’s nuclear ambitions could trigger “a new Cold War” more perilous than that between the West and the Soviet Union, the British Foreign Secretary warned on Friday.

Britain 'pays out £1 mn' to child asylum seekers

Britain has paid compensation of over £1 million ($1.6 million, 1.2 million euros) to 40 child asylum seekers wrongly detained as adults, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

The Lede Blog: From Readers and Colleagues, an Outpouring of Respect for Anthony Shadid

As news spread of the death of the reporter Anthony Shadid, fellow journalists, readers and admirers took to Twitter, other social networks and blogs to express their grief and admiration.

What's The Truth About The War In Afghanistan?

Lt. Col. Daniel Davis ignited a controversy when he wrote that what he saw in Afghanistan “bore no resemblance to rosy official statements by U.S. military leaders.” U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Ma), defense analyst …

Dirty Tricks By Israel, Washington, And NATO Are Bringing The World To The Edge of Nuclear War

Right now, it is one minute before midnight, and the world is on the brink of total war. There will be no end to the violence and anarchy without dialogue and diplomacy.

America again stabs Pakistan in the back

WASHINGTON  – Crossing the limits that apply to the international relations barring all states from interfering in the internal matters of other sovereign states, the US once again stabbed …

US House extends Obama tax cuts through 2012

The US House of Representatives extended jobless benefits and a tax cut for 160 million Americans through to the end of the year Friday in a victory for President Barack Obama. The vote now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to

JUSTICE: ‘Underwear bomber’ sentenced to life in prison

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 25-year-old Nigerian national who tried to blow up a US-bound airliner with explosives hidden in his pants on Christmas Day in 2009, was sentenced to life in prison by a Detroit court on Thursday.

Afghan Detainees Are in a Lose, Lose, Lose Situation

After a U.N. report showing widespread torture and abuse of detainees in Afghanistan, NATO has decided to keep sending prisoners to these sites,  The New York Times reports. NATO …

Iran says it's the victim in nuclear showdown

Facing international sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran is taking the position that it’s the victim, not the aggressor. Iran is pointing to the cases of five slain scientists whose deaths it blames

German prosecutors: Lift president's immunity

Prosecutors asked Germany’s parliament Thursday to lift the president’s immunity in a scandal over favors he allegedly received before becoming head of state — a move that increases pressure on him and raises new questions over his ability to stay in the job.

Sarkozy seeks presidency again, promising 'strong France'

Trailing in polls and criticized by supporters for taking too long to unleash his formidable campaign skills, Nicolas Sarkozy has finally made his reelection campaign official, telling France, “Yes, I’m a candidate

Fighters, radar, marine patrols top Asia's military wish-list

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore hosted military brass from across Asia this week at the region’s biggest arms and aerospace bazaar, almost 70 years to the day since it fell to Japanese forces sweeping across Southeast Asia during World War Two…

War on drugs must be Afghan top priority: UN chief

UN chief Ban Ki-moon Thursday urged Afghanistan to make fighting drug trafficking a priority as opium harvests soar in the world’s top producer, and said

Campaign 2012: International Trade

The winner of the 2012 presidential election faces an important leadership test on trade, which will have challenges and opportunities, says CFR’s Thomas Bollyky, including leveling the playing field with China and finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Hong Kong says Chinese professor's remarks 'abusive'

A senior Hong Kong official Wednesday condemned a mainland Chinese professor for calling Hong Kongers “bastards” and “dogs” in an outburst that provoked outrage in the southern city

Karzai says Afghanistan joins Taliban peace talks: report

(Reuters) – The U.S. and Afghan governments have begun secret three-way talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told The Wall Street Journal, in a move that could bolster U.S.-led …

Local Officials Play Truant in Afghan North

IWPR investigation finds that district government chiefs are rarely at their desks. Programme:  Afghanistan read more

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