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Pope Francis denounces euthanasia as 'sin against God'

The Pope strongly condemns the 'right to die' movement, and warns against abortion, IVF and stem cell research<p>Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement on Saturday, saying that euthanasia is a sin against God and creation.<p>The Latin American pontiff said it was a “false sense of compassion” …

NATO says fresh columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine

Moscow's tension with the West sharpened Wednesday with NATO's top commander saying the alliance has seen Russian armored columns entering eastern Ukraine in recent days and Russia's defense minister announcing resumption of Cold War-era bomber patrols off U.S. shores.<p>U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove …

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Lawmakers warn Obama over Iran

Congressional lawmakers are warning President Obama they will work to increase sanctions on Iran if the administration makes what they consider a bad deal over Tehran's nuclear program.<p>"We believe that a good deal will dismantle, not just stall, Iran's illicit nuclear program and prevent Iran from …

Mexico: Violent protests hit Acapulco's tourism

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president has tried to keep the issue of violence issue separate from his focus on the economy, but the two are …

Gaza children return to school after war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel …

Israel Settlements: White House Says Construction Construction in East Jerusalem Would Distance Israel From 'Even Its Closest Allies'

Hours after President Barack Obama met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House has said that if Israel progresses with a …

US in bind as Palestinians push UN resolution demanding broad Israeli withdrawal

The Palestinians are pushing a United Nations resolution that makes stiff demands against Israel and could put the Obama administration in a difficult position should it come to a vote.<p>The draft resolution, which was given to Fox News on Wednesday by a diplomat who wished to remain anonymous, calls …

Israel accused of 'act of war’ after closing religious site

Palestinian leaders accuse Israel of "an act of war" in closing Al-Aqsa mosque for most of the day on Thursday<p>Palestinian leaders accused <b>Israel</b> of "an act of war" in closing <b>a sacred religious site</b> on Thursday after a dramatic rooftop ambush of an Arab accused of trying to kill a far-Right Jewish …

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Remains could be those of 43 missing Mexican students

The 43 Mexican students who disappeared in southern Mexico in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor, and are believed to have been turned over to a gang that killed them and burned their bodies before throwing some remains in a river, the nation's attorney general said …

1 Israeli killed, 3 wounded in stabbings

<b>(CNN) —</b> First, a 20-year-old Israeli was stabbed Monday at a bus stop in Tel Aviv. Then, three Israelis were stabbed at a hitchhiking post near the entrance to a settlement in the West Bank, police said.<p>One of the three, a 24-year-old woman, was killed, emergency services said.<p>In both incidents, …

The Quick and Dirty on Marketing, Advertising and Branding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my work as a lecturer and consultant, I often meet new entrepreneurs or inventors who will instantly trash their credibility by saying something like, "My marketing strategy is to advertise online."<p>Beyond the fact that "advertising …

Walls Come Tumbling Down -- or Do They?

Everything old is new again. Walls are back in style.<p>Twenty-five years ago, I was traveling from Venice, Italy to Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia) by train aboard the <i>Gypsies, Thieves and Tramps Expre</i><i>ss</i>. I desperately wanted to head north to Berlin to partake in the end of the Cold War …

Kim Jong-un

Is Big Money Being Used to Bully Judges?

Political ads, bought in bulk, do a lot more harm than yield noise pollution. When corporations with a private agenda can selectively barrage our airwaves with attack ads, they can shape the national conversation, destroy reputations or curry favor with politicians. They can even influence our …

31 Undeniably Fantastic Photography Links of the Week

The photography universe continues to expand at an astounding rate with great new artists joining the established ones to create and deliver great …

China Australia free trade agreement: what's on the table and who will benefit

Tony Abbott says service industries – tourism, finance, education, law and accounting – will be big winners, but critics warn against rushing to a deal<p>Australia and China are widely expected to announce a free trade agreement (FTA) in the next week on or before Monday, when the Chinese president, …