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US spied on Brazilian president and her top officials

Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks publishes NSA list of 29 phone numbers of top officials that were bugged.

Baby Floats Out to Sea on Beach Holiday

What a day at the beach: A family was "apparently settling in" on the sand when their 10-month-old baby floated out to sea on a flotation device, the Telegraph reports. The family and other beach-goers watched "with horror," the paper says, as strong currents and winds carried out little Melda...

Millennials overwhelmingly favor 'No' vote in Greek referendum

By Tania Karas ATHENS, Greece - With the clock ticking until Greece's critical Sunday referendum, 28-year-old Barbara Georganta found herself in Syntagma Square on Friday afternoon, shouting at a man telling passers-by to vote in favor of creditors' demands. Show More Summary

Solar power - bright future?

A record-breaking flight using electricity produced from the sun is showcasing what is possible using clean technology.

A 4th of July Sidebar Discussion in Vienna

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his Iranian counterpart in Vienna, at some point, he might want to make a reference to an event that just took place at the State Department in Washington on July 1 -- the announcement...Show More Summary

“Conservatives Don’t Care About Poor Children”

Britain's Labour Party struggles to see the ruling Conservatives' policy on poverty as anything but cruel.

Honduran senior official arrested in corruption case

Congress Vice-President Lena Gutierrez is accused of defrauding the country's health ministry and falsifying documents.

ISIS Video Shows Mass Execution

Earlier this week, Islamic State militants publicly destroyed more priceless relics in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, reports the Washington Post. Today, the group released a video showing it making use of the city in an even more heinous way—to stage a mass execution of Syrian soldiers,...

Town Honors Its Hero Dog

Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. But not on this day. When a raging bull-mastiff cross-breed attacked a 10-year-old girl last year, the small dachsund jumped to her rescue, barking and biting at the dog way above his size and strength. Leo paid with...

Iran nuclear talks: Dispute over U.N. sanctions persists despite progress

Iran and world powers made progress on future sanctions relief for Iran in marathon nuclear talks on Saturday, but remained divided on issues such as lifting United Nations sanctions and the development of advanced centrifuges. Diplomats close to the negotiations said they had tentative agreement on a mechanism for suspending U.S. and European Union sanctions […]

Bulldozers poised outside Susiya, right in time for July 4th congressional break

55 families live in Susiya in the occupied West Bank, and Israel is poised to remove them; only a coalition of US peace groups has prevented the action. But bulldozers have been moved into the area; don't let this take place over the perilous July 4th weekend.

ISIL video shows mass killings in Syria's Palmyra

Footage shows teenagers shooting dead 25 Syrian soldiers in front of relatively sparse crowd of men and some children.

The U.S. and China should not Risk War over a "Damn Fool Thing" in the South China Sea

The U.S. and China disagree on a long list of issues. That's not particularly serious. After all, America and Europe hold different views on many topics. However, the territorial controversies in the South China Sea (and further north)...Show More Summary

Syrian army and Hezbollah attack a rebel-held border resort city

The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on Saturday and were closing in on insurgents holed up inside. The army, with its Shi’ite ally Hezbollah, has long sought to wrest control of Zabadani from Sunni rebels who […]

Female suicide bomb attacks kill scores in Nigeria

The latest carnage is part of a series of attacks that claimed more than 200 lives in just three days.

Poland’s destruction of Soviet war memorial outrages Russia

Russia said on Saturday it was outraged by Poland’s destruction of a Soviet war monument, warning Warsaw of the “most negative consequences” after what it said was a flagrant violation of an agreement between the two countries on protecting memorial sites. Poland has been one of the most vocal critics of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s […]

Saudi police kills fugitive ISIL suspect

Interior ministry says Yousif al-Ghamdi, 32, fled during Friday's raid on suspected ISIL affiliates in Taif city.

The Final Mistake of a Bad Negotiation

The decision to hold a referendum on the creditors' proposal is the final act in a drama that started five months ago, when the new Greek government initiated a new round of negotiations with the country's creditors. Although the negotiation...Show More Summary

Wimbledon, Federer cruises, Lisicki knocked out

Swiss taken to four set by Groth while former women's finalist Liscki sent packing in straight sets.

3 Afghan Girls Hit With Acid on Way to School

Another grisly reminder of the dangers girls in Afghanistan face for the simple act of going to school. Two men on a motorcycle threw acid on the faces of three girls, ages 16 to 18, as they walked to school today in Herat province, reports CNN. "This is the punishment...

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