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Chinese Hackers Infiltrated U.S. Defense Contractors, Senate Report Says

Hackers staged at least 20 attacks on private firms involved in the movement of U.S. troops and equipment

Confronting Ebola

Citing security concerns, the US steps up its fight againt the spread of the Ebola virus.

Chelsea Manning: Let ISIS Destroy Itself

It's tempting to go after ISIS with military might, but that strategy will eventually backfire, writes Chelsea Manning from her prison cell at Fort Leavenworth. Based on her stint as an analyst in Iraq, Manning says that using "bombs and bullets," is exactly what the group wants. Not only will...

World Bank: Ebola’s Economic Impact Could Be ‘Catastrophic’

The group calculated economic losses based on two Ebola scenarios, and all estimates show a negative impact of millions of dollars

Former coup leader ahead in Fiji vote

Early poll results show Frank Bainimarama's Fiji First Party has secured more than 59 percent of the vote.

South Africa High Court rules in favor of BDS South Africa billboard

After a months long court battle BDS South Africa (BDS-SA) won a "precedent-setting" freedom of expression court case last Thursday, September 11. In October 2012 BDS-SA along with the Palestine Solidarity Alliance purchased advertisements on billboard's across South Africa. Show More Summary

Scotland's Quarrel Is With Globalization, Not the U.K.

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The referendum in Scotland has sent shockwaves through the political system. With talk of the possible end of the United Kingdom in prospect, commentators are asking what is happening to the politics of advanced industrial states. And across Europe we are having to confront a new, basic truth. Show More Summary

Iran Leader Says ISIS Wants to ‘Kill Humanity’

"The killing and beheading of innocent people in fact is a matter of shame for them"

Scotland’s Health Care System Becomes Key Referendum Issue

Britons are fiercely protective of their country’s taxpayer-funded National Health Service (NHS). A 2013 poll showed that, for many, it was a bigger source of pride than the armed forces or the Royal family. It is no surprise then that the future of the 66-year-old NHS has emerged as a major political flashpoint in the…

Arming Syrian 'Moderate' Fighters Emboldens Islamic State

While the president has justified his plan to arm and train "moderate" Syrian armed groups on the grounds that it would counter the growth of the Islamic State, it will likely have the exact opposite effect. Further funding for "moderate"...Show More Summary

Scotland Vote Becomes Million Dollar Question for British Gambler

An unidentified businessman has bet almost $1.5 million (£900k) that Scotland will vote no to independence on Thursday

Iraqi PM says no to foreign ground troops in I.S. fight

Iraq’s new leader told the Associated Press on Wednesday that foreign ground troops are unwanted and unnecessary in his country’s fight against the Islamic State militant group. Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s comments came a day after Army Gen. Show More Summary

U.N. Says Building Materials to Gaza May Quadruple

(JERUSALEM) — A United Nations official says he expects the amount of building materials entering Gaza to quadruple in the coming months, as the first details emerged from a deal reached on the territory’s post-war reconstruction. U.N. envoy James Rawley says that Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the U.N. agreed to increase the amount of…

Obama reaffirms opposition to US Combat in Iraq

The U.S. will not send armed forces to fight a ground war in Iraq, President Barack Obama reiterated Wednesday, a day after his top military adviser said he could envision recommending that the president deploy ground troops there. “It...Show More Summary

Sweden Starts "No Limit" Mural Festival in Borås

It isn't just Nuart any more. Scandinavia is taking their mural festivals seriously thanks to buoyant economies, arts programming support, and a growing global appreciation for art in the streets in general. Included in the list of recent...Show More Summary

Obama: US will not fight ground war in Iraq

US president says no combat role for American troops in Iraq, as Iraqi PM says they are neither needed nor wanted.

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