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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has an intense conversation with President Barack Obama after he arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona Photo: AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari A day after his confrontational State of the Union address, President Barack Obama had a tense exchange with Arizona’s Republican governor on Wednesday as she greeted Air..
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]
Iran Mocks US With Toy Drone (ABC News) The Iranian government, which captured a U.S. stealth drone in December, has agreed to give the top-secret spy craft back, but with a catch. Instead of the original RQ-170 Sentinel drone, the Islamic Republic said Tuesday that it will send President Obama a tiny toy replica of..
Israel has stripped Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of VIP status and given him a watered-down travel permit that is valid for just two months, Palestinian officials charged Sunday. The officials said that Abbas complained about the permit at an internal meeting of his Fatah Party last week. In a speech, Abbas said the new permit,..
Tina’s biological daughter turned 8 this week, but she has not seen the girl since Dec. 22, 2008, because of a custody fight with her former lesbian partner. The partner is unrelated to the child, but gave birth to her. "I thought I’d have her back on her birthday," said Tina, a law enforcement officer,..
Margaret Thatcher was the target of a Russian assassination plot at the height of the Cold War, secret documents have revealed. The Iron Lady was targeted by the Spetsnaz – the Soviet special forces – who in the event of hostilities breaking out wanted to kill her before she could launch a nuclear strike. The..
The countdown to the apocalypse is on. We’re less than a year away from Dec. 21, 2012, the date that the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar allegedly marked as the end of an era that would reset the date to zero and signal the end of humanity. But will it? There have been many end..
Iran defiantly announced on Sunday that it had tested a new missile and made an advance in its nuclear programme after the United States unleashed extra sanctions that sent its currency to a record low. The developments raised the stakes in a budding confrontation between the longtime foes, as concerns mounted that Iran could make..
Reverend Father Issac Achi (L) speaks with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan during a visit to St. Theresa’s Catholic church, the scene of a Christmas day bomb attack, just outside the capital Abuja, December 31, 2011. President Jonathan declared a state of emergency on Saturday in parts of Nigeria plagued by a violent Islamist insurgency, and..
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA – Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY) With glittering fireworks and celebrations from New Zealand to Times Square, the world eagerly welcomed a new year and hope for a better future Saturday, saying..
One of Mitt Romney’s sons has an answer for those who say his father should release his tax returns. He jokes that President Barack Obama should go first and release his birth certificate and other records. Matt Romney’s wisecrack came before an audience in New Hampshire on Friday. In response on Twitter, the Obama campaign..
A BNY Mellon sign is seen on their headquarters in New York’s financial district, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Confidential whistleblower documents that helped spark a massive state and federal investigation into how Bank of New York Mellon Corp charged pension funds for currency exchange, provide a rare window into how a bank insider aided..
Military personnel place a flag on a submarine during the Velayat-90 war games by the Iranian navy in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran December 27, 2011. REUTERS/IIPA/Ali Mohammadi Iran threatened on Tuesday to stop the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz if foreign sanctions were imposed on its crude exports over..