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​Ex-Chancellor Schroeder criticizes Merkel’s Russia policy
German ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has slammed Angela Merkel’s policy towards Russia, saying he understands Moscow’s foreign policy concerns and sees no reason to fear a possible Russian threat in Eastern Europe.

28.03.2015 17:39

Arab nations move closer to unified military force as Yemen conflict escalates
Arab leaders hope to fulfill a long-held dream of creating a joint military force as they meet in Egypt this weekend. The project has been given more impetus in the wake of the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen to battle Shia Houthi rebels.

27.03.2015 15:26

Hillary Clinton reportedly wiped email server clean, didn’t respond to Benghazi subpoena
The chair of the Republican-led congressional panel investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to respond to a subpoena for her private server, which she had used for government business.

28.03.2015 03:20

Watchdog report raises questions over LAPD’s use of patrol car videos
The inspector general for the Los Angeles Police Department said it is inconsistently reviewing and using patrol car videos, and recommended a new mandate for officers to turn on the devices during stops, the Los Angeles Times reported.

28.03.2015 02:20

AT&T captures users' internet browsing habits to personalize ads
New revelations show that AT&T’s gigabit internet service is rerouting user web browsing history to an in-house scanning platform, all in order to deliver personalized ads of websites visited by the user to their email boxes – and even to their homes.

27.03.2015 22:49

US making ‘no practical steps’ to ratify Nuclear Test Ban Treaty – Russia
Moscow has slammed Washington for taking “no practical steps” to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) – despite countless promises to do so – and consequently preventing the important international treaty from going into force.

27.03.2015 19:46

White House declares war on 'superbugs'
The Obama administration has unveiled a $1.2 billion plan to combat drug-resistant bacteria, also known as 'superbugs.' Five out of six Americans are on antibiotics, and 23,000 die annually of drug-resistant infections.

27.03.2015 16:20

​‘Humiliating’: French rabbi told to take off kippa before voting at polling station
A rabbi has filed a complaint for “humiliating” discrimination at a polling station in the French city of Toulouse after a clerk told him to remove his kippa, or Jewish skullcap, to vote in local elections.

27.03.2015 17:39

Human rights debate in Britain is ‘regressive’ – Scottish watchdog
Political parties must strengthen their commitment to ensure Britons’ human rights are upheld after May’s general election, a Scottish watchdog says, adding that debate on human rights in Britain is “regressive.”

27.03.2015 16:02

‘We should have blown up Donetsk regional administration’ – Ukraine’s Interior Minister
Blowing up administrative buildings captured by rebels in eastern Ukraine one year ago could have saved thousands of lives in the military conflict that followed, Ukraine’s interior minister told a TV channel.

27.03.2015 12:20

Early learning crisis: 20 percent of children unable to communicate properly at age 5 – study
A fifth of young British children, many of whom are from deprived backgrounds, are unable to communicate properly by the age of five and face “damaging” lifetime consequences as a result, a new study warns.

27.03.2015 15:18

Labour’s Ed Miliband tops polls as favorite for prime minister
Ed Miliband could clinch an election victory from the jaws of defeat, new research suggests. The news will be welcomed by the Labour leader, who is widely thought to have performed worse than PM David Cameron in the latest TV interviews.

27.03.2015 12:57