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Why you should apply for or renew your U.S. passport before January

Americans should apply for or renew their passports before January because processing times are shortest between September and December.<p>That's the word from the U.S. State Department, which each year declares September to be Passport Month. Demand for passports typically heats up in the new year …

World War 3 Looming: U.S. Plans To Deploy Marines Close To Russian Border In Norway

As tensions between the U.S. & Russia rise to their highest since the Cold War and with threats of a third World War looming, the Obama …

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Wearing A Wrist Watch

Wrist watches are now making a return as smart watches, but millennials are still reluctant to wear them. These amazing pieces of functional jewelry …

Guns N' Roses detained at Canadian border for gun possession

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose revealed the band was detained at the Canadian border for having a gun on their tour bus.<p>"They were very nice," the singer said of border patrol to the 50,000-person crowd at Toronto's Rogers Centre Saturday night.<p>"They were very understanding. You know, it happens …

Immigration

China angered by Australia military spending boost

<b>China has responded angrily to Australia's Defence White Paper which outlines a surge in military spending.</b><p>A boost of A$29.9b ($21.4b, £15.4b) over the next decade reflects concern over military expansion in the region.<p>The white paper reiterates Australia's objection to the reclamation of land in …

China

Opinion: Endgame in Syria?

While plans are being made for more talks in Geneva, Russia and Assad are creating facts on the ground by attacking Aleppo. But one player in …

Middle East

A viewers' guide to the first Democratic debate of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Democrats vying to be President Barack Obama's successor meet Tuesday night for their first televised debate of the 2016 election, a confrontation between one of the best-known women on the planet and four men seeking to unseat her as the party's front-runner.<p>But that quartet …

Government

Obama to propose building of new icebreakers to protect US interests in Arctic

President Obama will ask Congress Tuesday to speed up the construction of new icebreaker ships in order to protect U.S. interests and resources in the Arctic, amid growing concern that the U.S. has ceded influence to Russia in the strategic waters.<p>The proposals will be made on the second day of …

Obama Administration

Philippines Boosts Military Spending to Record Highs Amid S. China Sea Row

The proposed 2016 national budget, which President Benigno Aquino is to present to parliament for approval on Monday, would reserve a record 25 …

What’s the future of world order?

The latest G-7 summit, in the beautiful Alpine setting of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, has come and gone. No longer the G-8, owing to Russia’s …

Everything you see on Twitter about Islam is wrong: Here’s the real history and information

Islamophobes are the loudest online — and the most ignorant. Here’s the actual truth you need to silence haters<p>I made some critical remarks about the anti-Muslim “freedom rally” held outside a Phoenix mosque recently. In case you missed it, the protestors were heavily armed and included Neo-Nazis …

Religion

Maiden Noir x Buddy 2015 Summer Slip-On

Seattle and Tokyo-based menswear label Maiden Noir has teamed up with Osaka-based footwear<p>Seattle and Tokyo-based menswear label Maiden Noir has teamed up with Osaka-based footwear manufacturers Buddy, for a trendy range of Slip-Ons. Perfect for the summer months ahead, the premium sneaker features …

Throw to the Final Frontier with the U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc

To boldly float through backyards where no... um... starship disc thing has ever gone before!<p>Make it so! A disc shaped like the flagship of the …

Science Fiction