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Chen Guangcheng told Congress today that he wants to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton face-to-face and he requested to have his "freedom of travel guaranteed" as he looks to leave China with his family and come to the United States. "I want to meet with the Secretary Clinton," Chen said over speakerphone as..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
After two weeks of disturbing revelations about a tawdry prostitution scandal, the Secret Service and its supporters are circling the wagons to restore the "secret" part of its mission. Retired agents have been instructed to stop talking to reporters.Secret Service agents are dismantling Facebook accounts, hanging up on reporters and notifying headquarters — even calling..
The blind Chinese lawyer at the center of a diplomatic storm between Washington and Beijing is a taboo topic in each capital. Neither side wants the biggest human-rights issue between the two since Tiananmen Square to disrupt high-level strategic and economic talks set to begin Thursday. President Barack Obama’s administration and China’s officials have signaled..
One of Australia’s richest men, Clive Palmer, on Monday unveiled plans to build a 21st century version of the doomed Titanic in China, with its first voyage from England to New York set for 2016. Palmer, a self-made mining billionaire, said he had commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II with..
Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell arrived early Sunday, April 29 in Beijing on a hastily arranged trip as problems from the escape of a blind legal activist to possible new arms sales to Taiwan threaten to derail fragile U.S.-China co-operation. His trip comes after activist Chen Guangcheng escaped..
A former Brazilian prostitute plans to sue the United States embassy and five of its personnel for injuries sustained outside a strip club late last year, complicating the second of two embarrassing incidents to emerge recently involving American officials and sex workers in South America. Romilda Aparecida Ferreira, 31, and her lawyer said they plan..
Tareq Salahi is running for governor of Virginia (AP/Kevin Wolf) Former "Real Housewives of D.C." star and alleged White House party crasher Tareq Salahi announced he is running for governor of Virginia. "As a Virginia native for the last 42 years, I am troubled to see how our current political figure heads continue to waste..
Iran has been forced to disconnect key oil facilities after suffering a malware attack on Sunday, say reports. The computer virus is believed to have hit the internal computer systems at Iran’s oil ministry and its national oil company. Equipment on the Kharg island and at other Iranian oil plants has been disconnected from the..
As you would expect, the Secret Service sex scandal was a big topic of discussion on the Sunday morning talk shows, where several members of Congress called for a broader probe in the wake of prostitution allegations that have rocked the agency. Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, told "Meet The Press"..
Sarah Palin has been "drawn into" the recent sex scandal involving Secret Service agents in Colombia. That’s what ABC News calls it. I say Palin wasn’t drawn in, she thrust herself in. She’s cashing in on the incident, ragging on David Chaney, one of the two agents caught en flagrante and pontificating about President Barack..
Two Secret Service supervisors being pushed out of the agency amid a sex scandal surrounding a presidential trip to Colombia were identified today by U.S. media outlets. David Randall Chaney, 48, a supervisor in the Secret Service’s international programs division, was the agent pushed to retire Wednesday, The Washington Post reported. The other agent identified,..
The objects displayed in Michigan’s newest museum range from the ordinary, such as simple ashtrays and fishing lures, to the grotesque — a full-size replica of a lynching tree. But all are united by a common theme: They are steeped in racism so intense that it makes visitors cringe. That’s the idea behind the Jim..