Al-Qaeda has been blamed for a recent series of forest fires across Europe, as the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service claimed they were set by arsonists as part of the group’s low-cost attack strategy.
Two House Republicans say they have been informed by whistleblowers that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was attacked and threatened 13 times before the incident last month that killed four Americans.
Leaked emails from the private U.S. security firm Stratfor cite a Mexican diplomat who says the U.S. government works with Mexican cartels to traffic drugs into Chicago.
In the five months leading up to this year’s 9/11 anniversary, there were two bombings on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and it appears US security knew Ambassador Stevens was a target of terrorists.
National Geographic says the holidays next year may hold a glowing gift for stargazers—a superbright comet, just discovered streaking near Saturn.
A new study by Swiss research group Empa found that most biofuels produce more environmental damages than gasoline. Read here to find out why the “green fuels” are more polluting.
Che Guevara Lynch, whose familiar visage is sported on T shirts and posters is considered by many to be an international terrorist and mass murderer. His ideals are now reinfecting the country of his death.
European unemployment reached a record high last month. Several countries are at 25% and youth rates are topping 50%. But one Eurozone country’s rate is actually going down. Way down.
More deaths occur a day after the U.S. death toll in the war in Afghanistan reached 2,000 troops and as relations between international forces and their Afghan partners have been pushed to the breaking point by a surge in insider attacks by Afghan “allies.”
In a brazen attack, hackers linked to China’s government broke into one of the U.S. government’s most sensitive computer networks, breaching a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands.
Obama attempted to slip Egypt a cool $450 million as an “emergency cash infusion” but his effort was immediately blocked by a patriot congresswoman from Texas.
Iran’s President apparently believes that Obama will be reelected as he expects to take “steps forward” with the US after the election. Romney has taken a much harder line on a nuclear Iran than Obama.
The crowds are bigger, his speeches slicker, and Venezuela’s young opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, is on a roll in a final, frenzied push to end President Hugo Chavez’s socialist rule.
A surprise attempt to sneak through the UN Treaty on Disabilities by Senator Durbin was stopped by an alert Senator Lee. Many fear that the same effort will be made with respect to this treaty and the Law of the Sea during the lame duck session after November.
After stirring up controversy at the United Nations after unveiling his vision for a ‘new world order’, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad decided to spend some time socking up the Manhattan high-life.
Prime Minister Netanyahu lays out his case against a nuclear-armed Iran. No one could have said it better.
In a ceremony attended by the country’s top leaders, China put its first aircraft carrier into service on Tuesday, a move intended to signal its growing military might as tensions escalate between Beijing and its neighbors over islands in nearby seas.
Iran’s Ahmadinejad, who is in the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly this week, met with Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and other religious “leaders” on Tuesday, according to a photo posted on an English translation of Ahmadinejad’s website.
The impending economic implosion of Spain has prompted a flare-up in independence fervor in Catalonia, the wealthy northeastern region that generates one-fifth of Spain’s economic output. Over half of the region now wants to secede. Read more here.
So pervasive is the problem of Spanish scavenging that one city has resorted to installing locks on supermarket trash bins as a public health precaution.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that a new world order needs to emerge, away from years of what he called American bullying and domination.
In a disturbing development to an already contentious dispute between Japan and the People’s Republic of China, the Taiwanese have now moved into the disputed waters around islands that the Japanese claim sovereignty over.
As European Union bosses now openly push for the complete elimination of national sovereignty in favor of a so-called “federation” with its own army, liberty-minded Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus warned that the destruction of democracy and the nation-state within the EU has entered its final phases.
France is set to ban the words “mother” and “father” from all official documents under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage. The move has outraged Catholics and has many other implications for the French.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be “eliminated,” ignoring a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric ahead of the annual General Assembly session.