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Russia will not expel anyone in response to US sanctions

Russia will not expel anyone in response to US sanctions

  • Fri, 12/30/2016 06:17 PM

President Vladimir Putin stated of Moscow not expelling anyone in retaliation to Washington's decision to evict 35 suspected Russian spies and sanction intelligence agencies it suspects...

Britain scolds Kerry over Israel

Britain scolds Kerry over Israel

  • Fri, 12/30/2016 06:49 PM

Britain reprimanded US Secretary of State John Kerry for calling the Israeli government as the most right-wing in Israeli history. This has aligned Prime Minister Theresa May more closely...

Obama unleashes new ridiculous 3,853 regulations

Obama unleashes new ridiculous 3,853 regulations

  • Fri, 12/30/2016 06:52 PM

A Friday analysis of President Obama’s administrations expansion of federal authority revealed thousands of new regulations in 2016 at a rate of 18 for every new law passed. Just about 211...

Transition has lots of bumps for Obama and Trump

Transition has lots of bumps for Obama and Trump

  • Thu, 12/29/2016 10:07 PM

Unable to decide on a smooth transition of power, Trump and his closest advisors are miffed with the attention grabbed by Barrack Obama with his last-minute policy changes which his team...

 Republicans plan to punish the UN

Republicans plan to punish the UN

  • Thu, 12/29/2016 10:31 PM

With Donald Trump’s love of attacking soft targets known and the UN being the softest target currently; UN officials have been bracing for an inevitable clash with his administration. The...

Utah and Nevada Monuments named by Obama

Utah and Nevada Monuments named by Obama

  • Thu, 12/29/2016 10:46 PM

In the final days of his presidency, President Barrack Obama has expanded his environmental legacy by designating two national monument lands in Utah and Nevada that have become flashpoints...

Israel complains about Kerry speech

Israel complains about Kerry speech

  • Thu, 12/29/2016 05:18 AM

Increasing tension between The US and Israel on the eve of the Obama administration gearing to exit, a senior Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan described the US Secretary of State...

Trump complains about Obama hostile roadblocks

Trump complains about Obama hostile roadblocks

  • Thu, 12/29/2016 05:13 AM

Traversing opposite of his continual praise of President Obama’s efforts to ensure a smooth transition, President-elect Donald Trump changed gears Wednesday and accused Obama of putting...

Growing number of Americans are retiring outside the US

Growing number of Americans are retiring outside the US

  • Thu, 12/29/2016 05:05 AM

In a long planned move discussed with her husband who died in 2012, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico so that she could easily afford...

Rising dollar threatens Trump's economic plans

Rising dollar threatens Trump's economic plans

  • Mon, 12/26/2016 10:05 PM

The surging US dollar may well obstruct President-elect Donald Trump’s ambitious plans to revive exports, return jobs back to the United States and increase oil drilling. Since the November...

Trump to inherit more than 100 court vacancies

Trump to inherit more than 100 court vacancies

  • Mon, 12/26/2016 10:10 PM

With an abnormally high number of vacancies of about 103 in federal courts as well as the open Supreme Court seat, president-elect Donald Trump has a monumental opportunity to reshape the...

No survivors as Syria-bound Russian jet crashes

No survivors as Syria-bound Russian jet crashes

  • Mon, 12/26/2016 10:03 PM

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov confirmed that the Syria-bound Russian military plane Tu-154 crashed into the Black Sea Sunday just two minutes after taking off from the...

Obama feels belittled by Trump

Obama feels belittled by Trump

  • Sat, 12/24/2016 08:59 AM

President-elect Donald Trump’s Thursday comment about expanding the US nuclear arsenal upends the reduction course set by presidents of both parties over the past four decades and even...

Trump Calls for More US Nuclear Weapons

Trump Calls for More US Nuclear Weapons

  • Sat, 12/24/2016 08:30 AM

Thursday, going against norm, Donald Trump stunned nuclear experts by proclaiming in a tweet that the US should "expand its nuclear capability." President Obama did propose a $500 billion...

Trump puts price pressure on new military jet

Trump puts price pressure on new military jet

  • Sat, 12/24/2016 08:14 AM

Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that because of the “tremendous” cost of overrunning Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program, he had asked the aerospace giant's competitor,...

Desperate German manhunt for Christmas market terrorist

Desperate German manhunt for Christmas market terrorist

  • Thu, 12/22/2016 09:25 AM

A report states that a Tunisian man responsible for Monday's deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin is on the run and police are frantically searching for him to stop any...

Deadly Mexico fireworks blast kills 31

Deadly Mexico fireworks blast kills 31

  • Thu, 12/22/2016 09:20 AM

The San Pablito fireworks market witnessed its third ravaging blast when a powerful chain-reaction explosion ripped through its well stocked stalls for the holidays and hundreds of shoppers...

'Refugee' resettlement accelerates in Obama's final months

'Refugee' resettlement accelerates in Obama's final months

  • Thu, 12/22/2016 09:19 AM

In the first 11 weeks of fiscal year 2017, the US had taken in 23,428 individuals as “refugees,” which projects to about 110,580 getting resettled in the US this fiscal year according to...

Police question if they have right suspect in Berlin attack

Police question if they have right suspect in Berlin attack

  • Wed, 12/21/2016 07:07 AM

With the authorities uncertain of arresting the right suspect, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that Germany has to assume that the truck which plowed through a crowded Christmas market...

Berlin attack brings trouble to Merkel's re-election

Berlin attack brings trouble to Merkel's re-election

  • Wed, 12/21/2016 07:06 AM

Chancellor Angela Merkel is well aware that her already toughest campaign so far for a fourth term as Germany's leader has become more difficult due to the deadly truck attack on a...

Trump wins Electoral College

Trump wins Electoral College

  • Wed, 12/21/2016 07:30 AM

Republican Donald Trump won the US Electoral College voting on Monday to officially become elected as the next president. Collecting over 270 electoral votes required Trump is poised to...

Electoral College set to formalize Trump presidency

Electoral College set to formalize Trump presidency

  • Tue, 12/20/2016 05:51 AM

Despite Donald Trump's fiercest critics hopes of a last-minute revolt, the Electoral College, a peculiarly American institution, is all set to select the 70-year-old real estate mogul as...

Extreme cold front moves east across Country

Extreme cold front moves east across Country

  • Tue, 12/20/2016 05:33 AM

Due to dangerous and record low temperatures, main holiday festivities in the Plains and Midwest were cancelled for the weekend as the cold front pushed into the Ohio Valley and the Eastern...

Food runs out in Mosul as battle drags on

Food runs out in Mosul as battle drags on

  • Tue, 12/20/2016 05:08 AM

As a consequence of the protracted offensive against Islamic State militants, hundreds of thousands of people of the northern Iraqi city are struggling to find food and safe drinking water....

CIA refuses to brief Congress on Russian hacking

CIA refuses to brief Congress on Russian hacking

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 11:29 PM

Capitol Hill was absolutely livid Wednesday night when the House Intelligence Committee’s chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA had to cancel the briefing held that night over claims of Russian...

Some poor Venezuelan parents give away children amid deep crisis

Some poor Venezuelan parents give away children amid deep crisis

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 11:29 PM

Venezuela’s average wage has plummeted to about $50 a month at black market rates and prices of many basic goods are surpassing those in the United States. This has forced many parents like...

Dollar Climbs to highest level since 2003

Dollar Climbs to highest level since 2003

  • Thu, 12/15/2016 11:53 PM

The dollar is at its highest level since 2003 against the euro while gold has plunged 2.6 percent to a 10-month low in lieu of a steeper path for US interest rates filtering through. US...

Federal judge halts recount in Michigan

Federal judge halts recount in Michigan

  • Thu, 12/08/2016 08:02 PM

The federal judge who gave his approval for a Michigan recount ended it on Wednesday making it equal to the decision of a state court ruling that stated that Green Party candidate Jill Stein...

Building inspectors had not been inside Oakland warehouse in 30 years

Building inspectors had not been inside Oakland warehouse in 30 years

  • Thu, 12/08/2016 08:37 PM

On Thursday, Oakland officials admitted that no building code enforcement inspector had entered the warehouse for 30 years wherein 36 people have since died. This has sparked new questions...

Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef

Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef

  • Thu, 12/08/2016 08:17 PM

To bolster its claim on the strategic waterway, Vietnam has started dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea as seen in satellite imagery. The Communist state has started...

Dr. Ben Carson for HUD Secretary

Dr. Ben Carson for HUD Secretary

  • Tue, 12/06/2016 12:26 AM

Monday, President-elect Donald Trump announced that one of his former campaign rivals, Ben Carson is nominated for the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump...

Matteo Renzi is out in Italy

Matteo Renzi is out in Italy

  • Tue, 12/06/2016 12:41 AM

Matteo Renzi's fall has proved quicker than his remarkably rapid rise to the summit of Italian politics. Within hours of facing a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional...

Oil price rise on OPEC move

Oil price rise on OPEC move

  • Tue, 12/06/2016 12:26 AM

The move by US shale oil companies of using the post-OPEC rally to hedge their oil price risk for next year and 2018 above $50 a barrel are pushing the forward oil curve upside down,...

Trump supporters challenge Stein recount efforts

Trump supporters challenge Stein recount efforts

  • Sat, 12/03/2016 07:58 PM

p>As a counter move to challenge Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s push for a recount in three states, the supporters of President-elect Donald Trump are aggressively filing...

Louisiana Senate race a long shot for Democrats

Louisiana Senate race a long shot for Democrats

  • Sat, 12/03/2016 07:32 PM

To diffuse their post-election disappointment, Democrats are pouring a huge amount of donor cash and putting everything into the long-shot bid for the Louisiana Senate seat. The odds are...

Trump speaks with Taiwanese president

Trump speaks with Taiwanese president

  • Sat, 12/03/2016 07:53 PM

Friday, going against decades of US policy in Asia and breaching the diplomatic protocol with ramifications for the incoming president’s relations with China, Trump spoke with Taiwan’s...

Rep. Tom Price for HHS secretary

Rep. Tom Price for HHS secretary

  • Wed, 11/30/2016 11:19 PM

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Pelosi future based on secret ballot

Pelosi future based on secret ballot

  • Wed, 11/30/2016 11:29 PM

Tuesday, House Democrats returned to Washington, struggling to find the best course for the party’s future. They need to select their new leader in a secret ballot which highlights the...

South Korean president to resign

South Korean president to resign

  • Wed, 11/30/2016 11:02 PM

Tuesday, South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced her decision to resign after the parliament had developed a plan for a safe transfer of power. She did this following the accusation of...