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Britain to arm Iraqi Kurds with heavy machine guns


Britain is to ship heavy machine guns to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon announced Tuesday.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

What if? Scotland’s steps to independence

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, front center, meets with Scots and other European citizens to celebrate European citizenship and "Scotland's continued EU membership with a Yes vote" at  Parliament Square in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Opinion polls showing that the independence referendum in Scotland is too close to call have prompted widespread selling of the British pound. If the actual vote on Sept. 18 delivers a knockout blow to Scotland’s 307-year union with England, that selling could become even more pronounced as the United Kingdom is likely plunged into the biggest constitutional crisis in its history. The fate of the British pound, which has been one of the most tangible links of the union, will be front and center of the separation proceedings as it has been for the past few months during the cut and thrust of the campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan, PA Wire)     UNITED KINGDOM OUT   -   NO SALES    -    NO ARCHIVES

With polls ahead of Scotland’s independence referendum now showing the two sides neck and neck, Britain is starting to consider seriously the implications of a “Yes” victory.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Evil not so banal, says disturbing new probe


What prompts ordinary people to commit acts of evil?

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Meteorite’ smashes into Nicaraguan capital

Nicaragua Meteorite

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua’s crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a meteorite, officials said Sunday.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama says will give speech Wednesday on Islamic State strategy

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama says he will speak Wednesday to lay out his “game plan” to deal with and ultimately defeat the Islamic State group, but warned he was not going to wage another Iraq war.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »