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U.S. Seeks To Deport Bosnians Over War Crimes

The New York Times | Charlotte Alfred | February 28, 2015 | World
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Immigration officials are moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians living in the United States who they believe took part in war crimes and “ethnic cleansing” during the bitter conflict that raged in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Hundreds Of Norwegians Circle Oslo Mosque In 'Peace Ring,' Showing Everyone What It Truly Means To Love Your Neighbor

Jaweed Kaleem | February 28, 2015 | Religion
After weeks of news of hatred around the world against Jews and Muslims, Norwegians have shown humanity what it truly means to love your neighbor. On Saturday, a hundreds gathered around the Central Jamaat-E Ahl-E Sunnat mosque in Oslo to participant in and support a human peace ring, an effort...

Obama, Netanyahu On Collision Course 6 Years In The Making

AP | Braden Goyette | February 28, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The coming weeks will put the relationship between their countries,...

Pentagon Struggles To Downplay Disclosure Of ISIS War Plan

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | February 28, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- It could hardly have been a more perfect storm, and it was all because of a single question in a routine briefing. On Feb. 19, U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for military operations in the Middle East, gave reporters a standard background briefing about the ongoing campaign...

'Netanyahu Has Caused Israel The Most Strategic Damage On Iran'

Yediot Ahronot | Charlotte Alfred | February 28, 2015 | World
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Meir Dagan feels a debt of gratitude towards Benjamin Netanyahu. "When I got sick," Dagan told us on Wednesday, "I needed a liver for a transplant. Netanyahu stepped in to help me. I have no personal grudge against him; to the contrary."

Captivating Photos Give A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Military Personnel

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | February 28, 2015 | Politics
U.S. military branches share photos from around the globe to Flickr accounts, giving us a unique look into the day-to-day lives of military personnel. During the month of February, the images came from San Diego, Germany, Kuwait and everywhere in between. Check out a selection of these photos below:

5 Killings That Show How Dangerous It Is To Be A Kremlin Critic

AP | Charlotte Alfred | February 28, 2015 | World
MOSCOW (AP) -- Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases. 1. ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA Renowned journalist Anna Politkovskaya, 48, was fatally shot...

Pope Francis Rails Against 'Throwaway Culture' Of Globalization

Reuters | Jaweed Kaleem | February 28, 2015 | Religion
(Reuters) - Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on economic injustice on Saturday, condemning the "throwaway culture" of globalization and calling for new ways of thinking about poverty, welfare, employment and society. In a speech to the association of Italian cooperative movements, he pointed to the "dizzying rise in unemployment"...

Scott Walker Stands By Claim Reagan's Union-Busting Was 'Most Significant' Foreign Policy Decision

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | February 28, 2015 | Politics
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is doubling down on claims that the strongest foreign policy move in his lifetime was former President Ronald Reagan's decision to fire 11,000 air traffic controllers. In 1981, almost 13,000 air traffic control employees walked off the job when contract negotiations between the...

China's Wild Giant Panda Population Grows, According To New Census

AP | James Gerken | February 28, 2015 | Green
BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. The latest census by China's State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last survey ending in 2003. Nearly three quarters of the pandas live in the southwestern province...

How Boko Haram Uses Female Suicide Bombers To Terrorize Nigeria

Charlotte Alfred | February 28, 2015 | World
Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic making headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Elizabeth Pearson about Boko Haram's use of female suicide bombers. Last Sunday, a small girl strapped with explosives killed herself and five others at a market...

Vatican's Finance Czar Cardinal George Pell Defends Spending By His Office

Associated Press | Jaweed Kaleem | February 28, 2015 | Religion
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis' finance czar has defended the expenditures of his office following reports it had racked up a half-million euros ($575,000) in bills in the last six months. Australian Cardinal George Pell's office has been insisting on a spending review elsewhere in the Vatican. A spokesman...

Russian Opposition Leaders See Kremlin Links To Nemtsov Slaying

The Washington Post | Benjamin Hart | February 28, 2015 | World
Russian opposition leaders on Saturday accused the Kremlin of being behind the death of a towering figure of post-Soviet politics, Boris Nemtsov, as they struggled to come to grips with the highest-profile assassination of President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power.

The Eiffel Tower Just Became A Little More Green. Here Are 8 Other Landmarks That Did It First

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | February 28, 2015 | Green
Two wind turbines have been successfully installed on the Eiffel Tower to offset some of the structure's energy use, renewable energy company UGE and the public service authority in charge of the iconic landmark announced this week. The two turbines, which were placed 400 feet above ground level, are...

Poroshenko: Boris Nemtsov Killed Over Evidence Linking Russia To Ukraine Conflict

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | February 28, 2015 | World
KIEV, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered because he planned to disclose evidence of Russia's involvement in Ukraine's separatist conflict. Poroshenko paid tribute to Nemtsov, who was shot dead late on Friday, and said the fierce critic...

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe Celebrates 91st Birthday At $1 Million Party

Charlotte Alfred | February 28, 2015 | World
By Philimon Bulawayo VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party by the spectacular Victoria Falls on Saturday, prompting many Zimbabweans to question once again when he would leave office and who would succeed him. Thousands of supporters sat...

Egypt Court Declares Hamas A 'Terrorist Organization'

Charlotte Alfred | February 28, 2015 | World
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on Hamas, still reeling from last summer's war with Israel...

Russian Investigation Examines Possible Motives For Boris Nemtsov Murder

Charlotte Alfred | February 28, 2015 | World
MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power. Russian investigators, politicians and political commentators on state television...

Jailed Kurdish Leader Abdullah Ocalan Calls On PKK To Disarm

Charlotte Alfred | February 28, 2015 | World
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on his fighters to lay down arms as part of a peace process to end a 30-year insurgency, Turkey's main Kurdish party said Saturday. Ocalan is asking his Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, to hold an extraordinary congress...

Russia Mourns Murdered Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

Charlotte Alfred | February 28, 2015 | World
By Alexander Winning and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin....
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