Standing next to Secretary of Defense Panetta, China’s national defense minister warned Tuesday that Beijing reserves the right to take further action against Japan in the ongoing dispute over uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.
An audacious Taliban attack on a heavily fortified base in southern Afghanistan did far more damage than initially reported. Read what happened here.
Europe’s last dictatorship may soon go nuclear as it announces major construction of its first nuclear power plant while at the same time it is apparently aiding Communist China with its mobile launchers for intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Google is refusing a White House request to take down an anti-Muslim clip on YouTube, but is restricting access to it in certain countries.
Cruisers, aircraft carriers and minesweepers from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war.
The anti-Islam film that’s set off a firestorm in the Middle East was directed by a 65-year-old director who produced softcore porn classics like The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood.
Anti-American rage that began this week over a video insult to Islam spread to nearly 20 countries across the Middle East and beyond on Friday, with violent and sometimes deadly protests that convulsed the birthplaces of the Arab Spring revolutions, breached two more United States Embassies and targeted diplomatic properties of Germany and Britain.
China deployed two navy vessels and launched a verbal assault on Japan after Tokyo announced it had ‘bought’ a group of islands disputed by the two countries in the East China Sea.
Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed Tuesday night when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff. The protesters, angry over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, were firing gunshots and rocket-propelled grenades.
The US embassy in Cairo issued a reprehensible apology to Muslim attackers, suggesting that free speech had been abused by “hurting the religious beliefs of others.”
The strange disappearance from public view of China’s presumptive new leader is turning a year that was supposed to showcase the Communist Party’s stability into something of an annus horribilis.
Jim Rogers, co-founder of Quantum Fund with George Soros, is convinced that the Eurozone is set for catastrophic collapse. He’s advising that if you want to protect against this, buy commodities like silver or rice.
The European Union will impose a limit on the use of crop-based biofuels over fears they are less climate-friendly and because of international food shortages.
France’s left-wing Hollande tries to sell his massive tax package to his increasingly disillusioned country. He confirmed that ‘all earnings over one million euros will be taxed at 75 per cent’, adding: ‘It’s symbolic, it will show an example.’
The explicit focus this weekend on food security by the leaders of the 21-member APEC reflects abiding concern over the potential for food prices to surge to politically volatile levels.
The absence of Jerusalem’s status as the capital of Israel in the Democratic Party platform was no oversight, and not the result of a “bureaucratic snafu,” said Israel’s Knesset Speaker. Read Speaker Rivlin’s perspective of the Democratic Party screw up here.
Vice President Biden plays the lead role on Obama’s Iraq policy. As the Iranian overflights through Iraqi airspace demonstrate, he is utterly failing.
Obama is preparing to forgive a $1 billion debt owed by the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt and is simultaneously pushing to authorize an almost $5 billion loan from the IMF.
China’s military, in the middle of a major nuclear weapons buildup, carried out a fourth flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile last week. The missile, a new road-mobile ICBM, is designed to be stored in 3000 miles of tunnels specially built to hide nuclear weapons.
Frays in the US-Israeli relationship are starting to show with reports of scaling-down joint US-Israel military exercises and public comments by the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff that he didn’t want to be “complicit” in an Israeli attack on Iran.
According to a homosexual author, “gay men have been at the heart of every major fascist movement that ever was – including the gay-gassing, homocidal Third Reich. With the exception of Jean-Marie Le Pen, all the most high-profile fascists in Europe in the past 30 years have been gay.” When a straight author says the same thing, he’s a “Holocaust revisionist.”
Egypt’s president traveled to Iran this week for a summit of the Nonaligned Movement, a 120-nation block that is transferring its leadership to Tehran. The UN Secretary General was there, too.
The severe drought across the US and the wheat crop failures in Ukraine and Russia are driving up food costs dramatically. Ethanol production, consuming 40% of US corn crop, is also to blame.
The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – the “supreme leader” of Iran – praised America’s “Occupy Wall Street” movement on Thursday, calling it a reflection of people around the world who are “losing their patience” with the dominance of the United States and Israel.
Premier Wen Jiabao told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Europe must “strike a balance” between fiscal tightening and measures to promote growth. “Europe’s debt crisis has continued to worsen, giving rise to serious concerns in the international community. Frankly, I am also worried,” he said.