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Security Insiders: NATO Unprepared to Counter Newly Aggressive Russia

A whop­ping three-quar­ters of <i>Na­tion­al Journ­al</i>‘s Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity In­siders said the NATO al­li­ance is not pre­pared to counter a newly …

Geopolitics

China's High-Speed Rail Is So Popular, It's Hurting the Domestic Airline Industry

The race-tinged generation gap that shapes American politics

WASHINGTON– New data from Gallup starkly illustrates how a racially tinged generation gap has shaped American politics in the Obama era – a reality that likely will hurt Democrats this year, even as it threatens to damage Republican prospects for the future.<p>Americans 65 and older have become …

European Union

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

South-east Asia

Amid Pushback, Colorado Gun Control Measure Goes On Trial

Tom Sullivan never thought much about guns or gun control — until his son was killed in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting. The gunman wielded a rifle with a 100-round magazine.<p>Sullivan is convinced that if Colorado's ban on high-capacity magazines had been in effect, his son Alex may have …

Venezuela troops take back protest-torn city

The Venezuelan army and police had taken back entire neighbourhoods of a city at the centre of anti-government demonstrations, with soldiers clearing the streets of barricades after clashes with protesters.<p>Thousands of troops cleared the structures with bulldozers and armed vehicles on Sunday, …

Russia sets terms for Ukraine deal as 40,000 troops mass on border

Lavrov demands that Kiev have only limited powers as Kerry says military moves are obstructing peace deal<p>Russia on Sunday night repeated its demand that the US and its European partners accept its proposal that ethnic Russian regions of eastern and southern Ukraine be given extensive autonomous …

California's 'Close The Gap' Tour Is Demanding Gender Equality In Politics

By Susan Rose, Women's eNews<p>(WOMENSENEWS)-- California boasts two female senators.<p>We are the only state to advance women's reproductive rights in the last few years.<p>The state is rapidly moving forward on the Affordable Health Care Act and there has been paid family leave in California since 2002, …

Public Health

Are there hidden risks in the Alibaba IPO?

It could be the biggest U.S.-listed initial public offering ever, according to the Financial Times. A mix of Amazon.com AMZN, +0.06% eBay EBAY, …

Minnesota Public Radio

Bitcoin Battle: Warren Buffett vs. Marc Andreessen

Earlier this month, famed dealmaker Warren Buffett warned investors to stay away from Bitcoin, calling it “a mirage,” saying that, while it may be a better way of transmitting money, the “idea that it has some huge intrinsic value is just a joke.” While interviewing Bitcoin investor Marc Andreessen …