Syrian troops on offensive on deadline day
2012-04-10 01:15:40 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops shelled villages, fired across frontiers and were accused of massacres in the hours before a deadline on Tuesday that many doubt can usher in a U.N.-brokered ceasefire and halt a 13-month slide into all-out civil w...
Iraqi government demands Kurdistan to hand over control of airports
2017-09-26 17:52:59 UTC
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government gave the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) until Friday 3:00 p.m (1200 GMT) to hand over control of its airports in order to avoid an international air embargo, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, accord...
Brazil complains to Obama about monetary policy
2012-04-10 01:13:33 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff complained about U.S. monetary policy and expressed concern that sanctions against Iran could backfire in a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday, highlighting strains between the W...
Is high spending on cancer care 'worth it'?
2012-04-09 20:08:13 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the United States spending more on healthcare than any other country — $2.5 trillion, or just over $8,000 per capita, in 2009 — the question has long been, is it worth it? At least for spending on cancer, a controversial ...
ISIS Militants Attacked Two Villages in Dibis, North of Kirkuk
2017-10-17 20:22:02 UTC
The move by the militants comes as Iraqi forces took control of Kirkuk after Peshmerga withdrew their forces.
ISIS militants have attacked two villages in Dibis, north of Kirkuk, according to a Rudaw reporter.
The two villages are Makha and...
Former FBI director James Comey's full statement
2017-06-07 22:33:12 UTC
<h2>Read Comey’s full statement here:</h2><blockquote><i>Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with Pr...
Günter Grass calls Israel threat to peace
2012-04-08 19:10:02 UTC
German writer and Nobel Prize-winner Günter Grass has published a poem about Israeli-Iranian relations. He accuses Israel of endangering world peace - and has sparked a wave of criticism.
It doesn't often happen that a lyric work penned by a Germ...
Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC
2012-04-08 07:20:33 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network'...
U.S. island was green victory to save slice of paradise
2012-04-08 06:35:10 UTC
MARCO ISLAND, Florida (Reuters) - When the Mackle brothers, Elliot, Robert and Frank Jr., first set foot on the deserted beaches of Marco Island in 1962 there were more pelicans, terns and mosquitoes than people.
With it white sand beaches and ...
Obama seeks to define Romney for voters
2012-04-07 20:11:47 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama criticized Mitt Romney by name this week for embracing a controversial Republican budget proposal, he worded his attack carefully and with bite.
"(Romney) said that he's 'very supportive' of this...
Week in Review: Kim & Kanye Raise Questions, Whitney Houston's Coroner Report Findings and Heidi Klum Files for Divorce
2012-04-07 16:24:05 UTC
Another week is coming to a close, so you know what that means.
If you have no other holiday weekend plans (or even if you do) feel free to entertain yourselves with this beast of entertainment information, covering all the top stories from the...
Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, dead at 81
2017-04-13 06:42:53 UTC
Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who counted "Goodfellas", "Gangs of New York" and "The Departed" among the blockbuster movies he filmed, died overnight at his home in Berlin, his publisher said on Wednesday. He was 81.
In a career t...
Democrats gather enough votes to block Gorsuch
2017-04-03 20:20:37 UTC
Democrats on Monday amassed enough support to sustain a filibuster to block a U.S. Senate confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but Republicans vowed to change the Senate rul...
Painter of Light' Thomas Kinkade dies in Calif.
2012-04-07 06:42:30 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artist Thomas Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers for dealers across the United States, died Friday, a family spokesman said.
Kinkade, 54, died at his home i...
Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2>
<h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchan...
How the U.S. is using terrorists' smartphones and laptops to defeat them
2018-02-04 04:58:15 UTC
BETHESDA, Md. – Smartphones helped terror organizations grow and communicate. Now the devices are contributing to their downfall.
In a nondescript, highly secured building in this Washington suburb, a group of U.S. government technicians and l...
Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio
2017-03-26 17:17:53 UTC
By Joe Wessels |
CINCINNATI, OHIO — Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 15 others, as an apparent argument that may have started earlier in the day turned violent...
Rising Sea Levels Amid Hurricane Threats
2017-08-29 07:31:02 UTC
Lalo Ojeda has lived with hurricanes all his life.
The Houston Chronicle reports he was 14 when Hurricane Carla inundated Galveston Island in 1961. He evacuated as Hurricane Rita barreled toward the coast in 2005, then rode out the devastating ...
Trump says Obama banned refugees too. He’s wrong.
2017-02-03 07:59:53 UTC
Shortly after President Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning all refugees and all nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, there was a curious reaction from some members of the conservative pre...
Barack Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me'
2013-07-20 19:41:54 UTC
Barack Obama used an unexpected speech at the White House to personally address the debates over race relations that have convulsed America since George Zimmerman was acquitted over the shooting of the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. In remarks i...