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Russian warships set sail to Mediterranean amid possible Syria evacuation
The Russian Navy has sent five ships to the Mediterranean Sea to replace the region’s existing fleet. The move comes after the foreign ministry said it may call for the evacuation of Russian citizens in Syria if the government in Damascus falls.

18.12.2012 13:04

New wiper virus targets Iranian computers
Iran has been subjected to another attack by a virus capable of wiping the data on infected PCs. Antivirus experts suggest the virus has been active for at least two months and expect the next attack to take place during January, 2013.

18.12.2012 02:20

Bulgaria asks for permanent US troops presence – report
Bulgaria has asked the United States to place a permanent military force in the country aimed at strengthening security in the region and increasing their military cooperation, local media reports.

18.12.2012 01:11

Senate moves to ban cell phone surveillance apps
The US Senate Judiciary Committee has agreed to advance a bill that could stop software developers from secretly spying on the locations of users.

17.12.2012 20:07

Notoriously pro-gun Senator says Newtown tragedy should start gun control debate
Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative member of the National Rifle Association who has voted in support of many pro-gun laws, has emphasized the need to talk about new regulations on assault weapons.

17.12.2012 17:18

Copycat shooters on a rise after Connecticut rampage
Several armed suspects have been arrested for attempts to recreate the Connecticut elementary school shooting massacre, which killed at least 27 people, including 20 children.

17.12.2012 12:46

Treasure flight: Afghan’s baffling gold exodus
Afghanistan, one of the world’s poorest countries, has reportedly seen travelers taking large quantities of gold out of the country, mostly to Dubai. Heroin money laundering and sanctions evasions by Iran are the rumored causes.

17.12.2012 10:21

Libya declares emergency law in southern regions
Libya has temporarily shut down its borders with its southern neighbors and declared emergency law in seven southern regions citing mounting unrest there. This comes as Tripoli struggles to bring the entire country under its full control.

17.12.2012 02:02

Sandy gunman might have planned bigger massacre
As investigators frantically look for reasons as to how and why Adam Lanza shot his mother and then murdered 26 people at Sandy Hook elementary school, including 20 children, a picture is beginning to emerge of the man responsible for this tragedy.

16.12.2012 19:54

Secretary Clinton won’t testify before Senate on Benghazi attack
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not have to testify before a Senate hearing concerning the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi after she fainted and sustained a concussion last week.

16.12.2012 13:52

North Korea’s Socialist Winter: Engagement or isolation? (Photo Perspectives)
Pyongyang's recent rocket launch has placed North Korea in the cross-hairs of the international community. The current standoff with the "Hermit Kingdom" threatens to stifle very real reforms already underway, as well as peace in the region.

15.12.2012 17:50

'Human price' in the capitalist equation (Op-Ed)
The human price of a recent fire at a Bangladeshi factory was over a hundred lives, reminding the world that for “western free-market democracy,” the words “human price” have another, very direct meaning.

15.12.2012 17:07

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