Cecelia Miller

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Whose Bodies Should Government Control?

The hypocrisy of wanting the state to stay out of people’s lives, and yet opposing the right of others to make their own choices<p>This month, California took a major step forward in becoming not only the fourth state to enact a death with dignity law but, in doing so, also giving people more power …

Fiscal union will never fix a dysfunctional eurozone, warns ex-IMF chief Blanchard

Deeper integration and an EU superstate will be no "panacea" for ills of the eurozone, says Olivier Blanchard<p>The euro will be consigned to a permanent state of malaise as deeper integration will bring no prosperity to the crisis-hit bloc, according to the former chief economist of the International …

US admiral: The Russian military is trying to 'cripple' NATO

Speaking at the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, US Admiral Mark Ferguson, who is in charge of the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, said that Russia is developing military capabilities and hybrid method of war are designed to "cripple" the functional abilities of the NATO alliance, …

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US experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium — and U.S. lawmakers say Obama …

America is releasing 6,000 federal inmates in an unprecedented action

The release, scheduled for between October 30 and November 2, is an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades, the newspaper said.<p>The inmates will be set free by the department's Bureau of Prisons. Most will go to …

In Remote Colombia, Prospects For Peace Are Clouded By Corruption

Saul Mindiola is running for mayor of Pueblo Bello — a farm town of 16,000 residents tucked in Colombia's snow-capped Sierra Nevada. The view makes it clear how the place got its its name, which means "beautiful village" in Spanish.<p>Mindiola, who grew up in these mountains, is a member of the …

Archaeologists Suspect King Tut’s Tomb May Hold Nefertiti’s Remains as Well

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The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of the Prophet Muhammad.<p>Yet a spotlight has been shone recently on the differences between the two branches of the religion as the number of clashes between both groups has intensified.<p>The vast majority of the …

How is Russia financing its war in Syria? | Middle East

Russia has added a volatile new dimension to Syria's four-year civil war after unleashing a wave of air strikes across the country.<p>Moscow has sent hundreds of troops, fighter jets, helicopter gunships, tanks, heavy artillery and other equipment, in response to a "request" by President Bashar …

Why an oil guy believes solar has a big future

I’ve worked on oil platform design. I’ve worked with oil companies on four continents (North and South America, Europe, and Asia). I live in Houston. …

Price Tag of Bernie Sanders’s Proposals: $18 Trillion

Democratic presidential candidate’s agenda would greatly expand government<p>WASHINGTON—Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose liberal call to action has propelled his long-shot presidential campaign, is proposing an array of new programs that would amount to the largest peacetime expansion of government in …

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Nigeria anti-graft boss Ibrahim Lamorde denies corruption

<b>Nigeria's anti-corruption boss Ibrahim Lamorde has denied allegations that $5bn (£3.2bn) has gone missing at the commission he heads.</b><p>A Senate committee is investigating charges that assets and cash recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were diverted.<p>Mr Lamorde told the …

Only three of 116 Guantánamo detainees were captured by US forces

Bulk of remaining detainees – who US politicians refer to as ‘worst of the worst’ – were rounded up by Pakistani and Afghan spies, warlords and security services<p>Only three of the 116 men still detained at Guantánamo Bay were apprehended by US forces, a Guardian review of military documents has …

If you really want to fight terrorism, start by fighting child poverty

Poor people have no stake in nations and economies that ignore them – governments must recognise residents of slums as full citizens, not squatters<p>Poverty feeds terrorism by eroding a basic human need: the need to belong. This may seem like an unlikely place to begin a conversation on terrorism, …

Corruption blights Nigeria's oil industry | Africa

The fight against corruption is the single most important thing we have to do.<p>Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed,executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)<p>Attempts to rein in corruption in Nigeria's oil industry are reportedly falling short, leaving many Nigerians …

What the Black Lives Matter campaign gets wrong

HECKLING politicians is rarely an effective form of advocacy. In the midterm elections advocates for illegal immigrants heckled Barack Obama—and …

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These are the 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological development.<p>ARPANET, one of the internet's most important precursors, was a Pentagon project while most of the technology in an iPhone originated with the US Department of Defense.<p>Just as smart gadgets have …

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Russia and Nato 'actively preparing for war'

Rival war games by Russian armed forces and Nato represent greatest build up of military tension in Europe since Cold War, warns think tank<p>Russia and Nato are actively preparing for war with one another amid the greatest build up of military tension in Europe since the end of the Cold War, a new …

Schumer: If US quits deal, US sanctions still will hurt Iran

The New York lawmaker says even if the U.S. walks away from the deal and other countries end their sanctions, the penalties still imposed by the United States will exert "meaningful pressure" on Iran.<p>The deal reached last month would curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars …

Al-Qaeda in Syria says withdrawing from frontline areas with IS

Jabhat al-Nusra announces withdrawing from areas along the border with Turkey as they do not want to be seen as fighting under the cover of US and Turkey's airstrikes<p>Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria has declared it will withdraw from frontlines where it has been fighting against Islamic State because …

Annual Turnover $2 Billion

ISIS is the richest terror organization the world has known. Its annual turnover amounts to around $2 billion, and some analyst estimate the number to be $3 billion.<p>Main funding sources: oil trade, kidnapping and ransom, collection of protection and taxes, bank robberies and looting.Goal: the …

China's massive economic advantage over the world is about to disappear

We have finally arrived at a point in history that economists have been dreading for years: the moment when the number of Chinese workers goes into decline for the first time in decades.<p>Since way before the 1990s, China has had one huge economic advantage over the rest of the world. Year after …

A new analysis highlights what Europe gets wrong about Russia — and how it can hurt Putin

In a new analysis, European Council on Foreign Relations senior policy fellow Kadri Liik explores European sanctions against Russia and how European leaders should use them.<p>She observes that Europe doesn't seem to know what it wants the "structural sanctions" to achieve and thus don't have any time …

A $15 Minimum Wage Would Cost 6.6 Million Jobs. Yes, 6,600,000 Jobs

We are in the middle of one of those delightful mass delusions to which society is occasionally victim. Past episodes have included the day trading of dot.com stocks (they only ever go upwards in price, right?) and more recently house prices which did keep going up until they didn’t. And the …

OPEC leader Saudi Arabia is having to borrow money

Saudi Arabia is not as rich as you thought.<p>The oil kingdom is facing a big hole in its budget, caused by the slump in oil prices and a sharp rise in military spending. That's forcing the government to raid its reserves, and it may even borrow from foreign investors, analysts say.<p>Saudi Arabia has …

A clear sign that Venezuela's economy is decaying

Highly trained Venezuelans are seeking to escape a decaying socialist economy in which they often have to work second jobs and spend hours in line to buy basic goods such as milk or diapers.<p>The crisis has created a fertile market for global search firms including Korn/Ferry, Caldwell Partners and …