As far as what we do right now in response to the tragic events of this week, it's actually pretty simple. Get our folks out of places they don't need to be -- and out of harm's way -- and cut off every dime of U.S. tax dollars we are sending to clearly ungrateful regimes.
Assange says he's expecting to stay in the Ecuadorian embassy for up to a year, while hoping for Sweden to drop the legal case against him. Let's imagine that he walked out on the Embassy steps and agreed to being surrendered to Swedish authorities by British police.
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UK Politics News
Our Olympic and Paralympic heroes deserved every bit of the great parade we saw last week. But why didn't this celebration happen again yesterday? That's when the UN announced that the number of children dying each year under the age of five has fallen by 41% since 1990. While 12 million died in 1990, just under seven million lives were lost in 2011. That's 14,000 a day less than were dying in 1990. The progress made in reducing child deaths must be one of the biggest success stories of the last decade. Yet there was no tickertape parade.
There are increasingly clear signs that US President Barack Obama absolutely refuses to direct a military strike against nuclear sites in Iran, regardless of how much Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flames up with rage.
Korea and Japan have spiraled into their worst relations in decades over tensions surrounding a few rocky islets in the ocean between them.
Osama Bin Laden,
Valerie Plame Wilson,
Mark Owen Osama Bin Laden Book,
No Easy Day,
No Easy Day Mark Owen,
Osama Bin Laden Book,
Osama Bin Laden Dead,
Osama Bin Laden Death,
Seal Team Six,
Seal Team Six Movie,
We have heard riveting stories of heroism and valor from one of the soldiers who participated the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. His book is by most accounts devoid of any classified information. So are U.S. government officials angry that he wrote a book, or that his book came out before their movie?
Thanks to the reckless retaliation of some of us, the voices of the many peace-loving and kind-hearted Christian Copts will now be lost in the details.
He was a General who came to power in a coup. Then he dropped his uniform and became a President. Never one to be too keen on democracy, his time at the helm of nuclear-powered Pakistan was one best-remembered for emergency rule, locking horns with...
Social Media Arab Spring,
Social Media Protests In Middle East,
In the global age, it is no longer just dictators or overzealous elected head of states with power of preemptive strikes can direct history to the edge of an abyss, but also fruit vendors and lousy filmmakers.
The tragedy of Benghazi and riots in Yemen do not signal the end of the Arab Spring. Nor is it an indication of any "failed policies," any more than it is justification for the shameful practice of political candidates in the US attempting to make points from a US Ambassador's death.
Religious oppression, hatred and violence is a toxic brew that, as Martin Luther King, Jr., so eloquently reminded us, inevitably begets more of the same.
Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé was arrested last year for sending another man a text message that said, "I'm very much in love w/u." He was charged and convicted under Cameroon's law that criminalizes "homosexual behavior" and sentenced to three years in prison.
By Özgür Öğret and Nina Ognianova/CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Staff Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey is known to lash out publicly at journalists of whose coverage he disapproves. He has called on media owners and editors to discipline reporters and columnists critical of his policies,...
Can there be any objective lesson more clear on the irrational, destructive overreaction that fundamentalism breeds?
Are those who condemn Islam and mock Mohammad protected by the First Amendment? There are two arguments one might make to support the proposition that such speech is beyond the protection of the Constitution.
Tony Blair Faith Foundation,
The Benghazi killings are a call to action both to religious leaders and to organisations like the Tony Blair Faith Foundation who believe there is another potent message and that what young people learn about faith and religion matters, and that we walk away from this challenge at our peril.
This visit may give impetuous to international calls to the Pakistani government to end suspected extrajudicial practices and punish officials responsible for the countless cases of forced disappearance.
Mali Taureg Rebellion,
Sahel Food Crisis,
Sahel Humanitarian Crisis,
The emergency in Mali has different characteristics than in Niger. There are no camps or large scale food programmes that one sees in the media where thousands of women queue for rations. However, one of the ways in which it is manifested is in child labour. Thousands of children have dropped out of school to go find work to help support the family.
The events of the last 48 hours have made it indisputably clear: America cannot trust Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan with our national security.
Morsi will prove President Obama's statement, that Egypt is neither ally nor enemy, to be the more realistic expression of the post-Mubarak situation, and that is regardless of the somewhat pathetic attempts of the White House to "explain" this very true and sober assessment of the situation.
Coupled with the rising anger against the United States in Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere, the Libyan events must make Americans wonder what is happening to the Arab Spring.
Welcome to our new world, where no one is in control -- neither the West of its social media nor Arab rulers of their liberated subjects. This is a combustible mix.
The demise of Osama bin Laden is obviously welcome, but there is far more to be done. Nowhere is this more pressing than with our nation's refusal to demand that the Saudi government accept culpability for supporting the terrorists who attacked us.
Wenzhou Train Crash,
Tea Leaf Nation,
The Globe And Mail,
By David Wertime, Tea Leaf Nation co-founder and editor What would a world without Weibo, China's Twitter, look like? It's increasingly hard to fathom one without it. Earlier this week, Mark MacKinnon of The Globe and Mail called it "the largest national public square in...
The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival recently brought a new tradition to the holy city. For 24 consecutive hours, artists and musicians from Israel and abroad shared a variety of musical traditions.
Michael d. Higgins,
UK Politics News
Using the tagline 'Take Charge of Change,' Being Young and Irish is a series of seminars organised by President Higgins whereby people aged between 17 and 26 can have their say on where Ireland is going.
Israel and its allies need to recognize Iran's right to enrich uranium to an agreed-upon level. Ultimately, compromise is needed from both sides.
Topless Sunbathing. Sunbathe Topless,
Kate Middleton Topless,
Kate Middleton Topless Photos,
Poor Kate Middleton. She was laying near a pool dressed like millions of other English women on holiday -- in just a bikini bottom and a smile -- and now there is scandal and a stampede of headlines all of which seem to ignore just how normal her toplessness was.