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5 Historical Novels That Fantasy Fans Will Probably Love

The Romans occupied Britain for centuries, and now they’ve abandoned the land and its people to fend for themselves. While marauding Saxons, Irish …

Spread from the bottom up, political memes are now a form of propaganda – and it’s killing our ability to intelligently orchestrate a political conversation<p>If you use Facebook, or Twitter, have a Wi-Fi connection, watch television or have been to an office Halloween party, you’ve probably …

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Bank of America accused of gouging ex-inmates with card fees

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp has been hit with a proposed class action accusing it of charging exorbitant fees to thousands of former Arizona prison inmates who were issued debit cards when they were released.<p>Filed on Thursday in federal court in Phoenix, the lawsuit accused the bank …

Exclusive: Oil majors join forces in climate push with renewable energy fund | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Top oil companies including Saudi Aramco and Shell are joining forces to create an investment fund to develop technologies to promote renewable energy, as they seek an active role in the fight against global warming, sources said.<p>A Saudi Aramco employee sits in the area of its …

UK debt purchase firm to compensate 500,000 clients, write off $509 million | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Motormile Finance UK, a debt purchase and collections company, has been ordered to compensate 500,000 customers and write off 414 million pounds ($509 million) in debt by the UK markets regulator over historic systems and controls failures.<p>The logo of the new Financial Conduct …

Britain wants tariff-free trade for motor industry after Brexit | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told Nissan (7201.T) it would aim for tariff-free trade with Europe for the motor industry after Brexit, persuading the Japanese company to invest in the country’s biggest car plant, a cabinet minister said on Sunday.<p>Britain's Business Secretary Greg Clark is seen …

Liverpool Packet, sunk by Nazi U-boat, surfaces in new documentary

New research for a CBC documentary is shedding light on how a wartime attack on a Mersey Pulp and Paper ship sparked fears that the Nazis were …

Pentagon demands return of cash bonuses paid to California soldiers for going to war a decade ago

The Pentagon is seeking to recover decade-old reenlistment bonuses paid to thousands of California Army National Guard soldiers to go fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.<p>The paper reported that nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom risked their lives during …

WHY IT MATTERS: Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Support for Israel has been a mainstay of American foreign policy since the Jewish state's creation in 1948. Despite occasionally strong and even pointed differences, successive U.S. administrations of both parties have steadily increased financial, military and …

The battle for Mosul, explained

<i>ISIS seized Iraq's second-largest city two years ago. Now a U.S.-supported coalition is fighting to take it back. Here's everything you need to</b> …

More US troops just died in Afghanistan. Clinton and Trump are ignoring it.

ISIS is seen as America’s biggest threat. The Taliban have been basically forgotten. So here’s a grim and surprising statistic: more Americans have died in Afghanistan this year alone than have been killed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria since the group’s rise to power in 2014.<p>The fact that America’s …

Fifteen Years After 9/11, Afghanistan Finds Itself at a Major Crossroads

Fifteen years after the post-9/11 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, the country stands at a critical crossroads. While fragile gains have been made …

Islamic State kills 12 military personnel in Egypt's Sinai | Reuters

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Islamist militants killed 12 members of Egypt’s military in North Sinai province and wounded six more in an attack on a checkpoint on Friday, the military said, adding that it killed 15 militants in return.<p>Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident, which took …

'The Cold War never ended...Syria is a Russian-American conflict' says Bashar al-Assad

The conflict in Syria is no longer simply a civil war but one conflict in a global Russian-American confrontation reminiscent of the Cold War, Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, has said.<p>Mr Assad described the war in his country as “one theater” of a global confrontation between Russia and the …

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Afghan officials: More than 200 police, soldiers killed

Afghan officials say hundreds of members of the security forces have been killed recently fighting insurgent attacks on the main city in the southern province of Helmand.<p>Abdul Majeed Akhonzada, deputy head of the provincial council, and lawmaker Sheer Muhammad Akhon put the number of soldiers and …

British armed forces 'ill-prepared' for attack on UK, says retired commander

Gen Sir Richard Barrons accused the Ministry of Defence of leaving the UK exposed.<p>The UK's armed forces are ill-prepared for a military attack, …