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Chuck Hagel Stepping Down As Secretary Of Defense

Vladimir Putin vows that United States 'will never subjugate Russia'

Russian president echoes Al Capone as he says 'weapons and politeness' are better than 'politeness alone'<p>Vladimir Putin issued a defiant message to the West on Tuesday, accusing the United States of trying to "subjugate" Russia while promising it would never succeed.<p>The Russian president also …

Anti-American Activists After Sailors Taunted as 'Killers' in Turkey

U.S. Navy

Iraq Plans ISIS Counter-Offensive With U.S. Help

Iraq is training 20,000 soldiers for a spring counter-offensive against the militant group that has taken over large swaths of the country, according …

Turkey: Unilateral Ground Operation Against ISIS 'Unrealistic'

Turkey's foreign minister says it is unrealistic to expect his country to unilaterally intervene in Syria to protect Kurds against the self-declared Islamic State.<p>"It is not realistic to expect Turkey to conduct a ground operation on its own," Mevlut Cavusoglu told a news conference in Ankara, …

Canada Launches First Airstrikes Against in Iraq

Canadian fighter plans launched their first airstrikes against ISIS since joining the U.S.-led coalition against the militants, Canada's defense minister said in a statement. Canada is reeling from two separate apparent terror attacks on Canadian Parliament and military personnel.<p>Canada's defense …

Canadian Parliament

WHO aims for Ebola serum in weeks and vaccine tests in Africa by January

Details given of two vaccines being fast-tracked for trial on 20,000 health workers and antibody serum planned for Liberia<p>The World Health Organisation has announced it hopes to begin testing two experimental Ebola vaccines in west Africa by January and may have a blood serum treatment available …

Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters.<p>They said a series of bombings beginning in the early hours hit the town of al-Siniya, west of Baiji, a strategic city adjacent to the …

Cleaning of Ebola Apartment Begins in Dallas

US Ebola case: hospital admits 'flawed' initial response as officials scramble

Hazardous materials team arrives to clean Thomas Duncan’s apartment as officials work to rehouse other residents in the complex in Dallas<p>Ebola: 10 basic questions you were afraid to ask<p>Officials in Texas were still struggling to implement an effective strategy to manage the close associates of the …

Oklahoma man charged with murder in gruesome workplace beheading

Alton Nolen had been fired from company just before walking into administrative office and attacking two women<p>An Oklahoma man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a Vaughan Foods worker, authorities said.<p>Cleveland County prosecutor Greg Mashburn said 30-year-old …

ISIS Is at Least Twice as Big as We First Thought It Was

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As the United States prepares to step up its campaign against ISIS, a new CIA report shows the …

Political Science

U.S. air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam

BAGHDAD/TBILISI (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq’s Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement.<p>Obama has branded Islamic …

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Will ‘Degrade and Destroy’ Militants, Obama Says

President Barack Obama vowed to "degrade and destroy" the Islamist militant group behind the beheading of a second American journalist. "We will not be intimidated," Obama told reporters during a visit to Estonia on Wednesday. "Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will …

Barack Obama

Obama says will 'degrade and destroy' Islamic State

TALLINN (Reuters) - The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.<p>He added that destroying the militant group will take time …

White House Confirms Authenticity of Sotloff Video

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Early this morning, the White House confirmed the authenticity of the tragic video showing Steven …

Obama pledges to defend Baltic allies against Russia

President Obama reassured Baltic nations Wednesday that the United States and other NATO allies will defend them from the kind of Russian aggression on exhibit in nearby Ukraine.<p>"In this (NATO) alliance, there are no old members or new members, no junior partners or senior partners — there are just …

Brazil

How to Make a Leather Sheath for a Knife (Or Anything Else) | The Art of Manliness

Sometimes you want an item close at hand: not in a pocket, but right there where you need it. A pocket watch, compass, knife, cell phone, or any …

Sewing

Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger gets 2 life terms plus 5 years

The Boston gang boss was sentenced for racketeering, including participating in 11 murders.<p>Notorious mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive life sentences plus five years for his conviction in a string of murders, as well as racketeering, extortion, money …

Crime

Obama Announces Insured Can Keep Health Plans for a Year

Facing growing opposition from his own party, President Obama today proposed a fix to a key component of his signature health care law, allowing …

Health Care

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

Bought in 2009, currency’s rise in value saw small investment turn into enough to buy an apartment in a wealthy area of Oslo<p>Bitcoin: what you need to know<p>This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise …

The First Round of Syrian Chemical Weapon Inspections Is Complete

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has announced that the first round of …