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New Indian party claims revolution in the air as Congress vote collapses

Outside the headquarters of the Aam Admi (Common Man) party in central Delhi on Sunday night, hawkers sold poppadoms, bored police watched from squad cars and a crowd of excited young people sang songs dating back to the days of India's independence movement.<p>"This is what we do best in this …

France to start disarming Central African Republic fighters on Monday

BANGUI (Reuters) - France said it will start disarming fighters in the Central African Republic by force if necessary on Monday, as relative calm returned to the capital Bangui following three days of heavy fighting between Christians and Muslims.<p>Residents reported sporadic gunfire from some Bangui …

Colombia's FARC says to declare 30-day ceasefire from December 15

HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia’s main leftist guerrilla group, the FARC, said on Sunday it would implement a 30-day ceasefire from December 15 while the government said it would keep pursuing the rebels after they attacked a police station a day earlier, killing eight.<p>Colombian soldiers stand amid the …

Riot breaks out in Singapore's Little India neighbourhood

A rare riot broke out in Singapore on Sunday night, apparently after a Bangladeshi worker in the Little India district was hit and killed by a bus, a local television channel reported.<p>Channel News Asia showed dramatic pictures of burning vehicles and people attacking the windshield of a bus with …

Singapore hit by rare outbreak of rioting

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A crowd set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of rioting in the city state.<p>Officials stand around a bus with a smashed windshield following a riot in Singapore's Little India district, December 9, …

Satanists plan statue to stand alongside Ten Commandments in Oklahoma

In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument outside the statehouse.<p>The …

Obama takes up new agenda item after battering on healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, battered by weeks of turmoil over the malfunctioning HealthCare.Gov website, turned to a fresh item on his agenda on Saturday as he pressured Republicans in Congress to extend benefits for jobless Americans.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to throw …

GOLDMAN: The Hot New Theory For Why The Economy Is So Bad Is Wrong

Top Goldman Sachs economists disagree.<p>In the speech, Summers said that before the financial crisis, the housing bubble was still not enough to create adequate demand.<p>"Too easy money, too much borrowing, too much wealth," Summers said of the pre-crisis period. "Was there a great boom? Capacity …

The Best Way To Cope With Hamid Karzai's Latest Stunt Is To Deal With His Successors

IT IS hard to say what is most infuriating about Hamid Karzai: his kleptocratic entourage or his profound ingratitude to the Western soldiers whose blood has kept him in power. But his talent for producing the wrong sort of surprises must also be a strong candidate.<p>A loya jirga, an assembly of some …

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract<p>• Lanre Bakare: Go home, David Simon. Without justice …

US Spy Agency Boasts 'Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach' With New Logo

The logo, featuring a massive octopus straddling the earth with its tentacles above the phrase "Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach" is probably not the best choice from a public-relations standpoint, in light of the many leaks about mass government surveillance from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>That …

Time crunch for funeral travel

Presidential travel overseas is usually months in the making — but President Barack Obama’s trip to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s Tuesday memorial service will be the end result of a process measured in mere hours.<p>Shortly after Thursday’s announcement of Mandela’s death, Secret Service and …

White House promises more transparency in second Open Government plan

Earlier this week, the Obama administration released its second Open Government National Action Plan, building on an earlier initiative to make government more transparent. Both documents were published to help meet the standards of the Open Government Project, an international agreement founded by …

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What We Didn’t Learn After Newtown

As the shock of Sandy Hook fades with time, partisan fear-mongering has left new gun legislation seeming impractical and implausible.<p>Here’s the thing …

Teachers unions face moment of truth

It’s designed to be an impressive show of force: Thousands of unionized teachers plan to rally Monday in cities from New York to San Francisco to “reclaim the promise of public education.”<p>Behind the scenes, however, teachers unions are facing tumultuous times. Long among the wealthiest and most …

War from afar: How the Pentagon fell in love with drones

<b>(AP/Steve Helber)</b><p>Unmanned aerial vehicles and smart bombs are the quintessential weapons of our age. And not just for Americans<p>Patrick Coffey<p>December 8, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “American Arsenal:“<p>In the last years of the twentieth century, two weapons changed the way that America fights air …

Report: Obama Administration Knew Syrian Rebels Could Make Chemical Weapons

Sy Hersh's explosive new claim that Obama misled on Syria. Denials from the administration.<p>WASHINGTON — The Obama administration knew that a Syrian rebel faction had the ability to make chemical weapons but omitted that knowledge when building its case for a strike on Syria, an explosive new report …

Millennials may be disgusted with Washington, but we're not all apathetic

Whenever new opinion data about young people is released, there's a frenzy to figure out what it all means. Such is the case with the latest Harvard University poll showing Obama's approval dropping among 18-29 year olds – 11 pts in the last six months.<p>Here's how the director of the Harvard …

It's Becoming Clear That Kim Jong-un Sacked His Very Powerful Uncle

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle have been removed from an official state TV documentary, a disappearing act that appears to lend credence to Seoul's claim that Pyongyang's second most powerful official may have been purged by his nephew.<p>South Korea's spy …

Paul: Unemployment benefits 'disservice' to workers

Democratic attempts to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million workers were a "disservice" to the unemployed, Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday.<p>"I support unemployment benefits for the 28 weeks they're paid for," the Kentucky Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." "If you extend it beyond that, you do …

Paul: No problem with Amazon drones

Sen. Rand Paul says he has no problem with Amazon's plan to delivery products by drone, but does believe some privacy protections need to be strengthened to deal with new technologies.<p>Paul famously filibustered the nomination of CIA Director John Brennan over his fears that the administration would …

Paul says public life can be an 'ordeal'

Sen. Rand Paul says he shared some of his wife's concerns about a possible presidential run, noting that public life was occasionally an "ordeal."<p>"The thought [of running for president] has crossed my mind, Chris," the Kentucky Republican said after "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked him …

How can the NRA block this? The gun reform everyone should agree on

Mandatory firearm training for gun owners wouldn’t just save law enforcement and bystanders — but NRA members, too<p>As the one year anniversary of the tragic Newtown shooting arrives next week, there will surely be talk about the current status of the gun safety reform movement. One area that ought …

McCaul warns terrorism spreading 'like wildfire'

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee warned on Sunday that terrorism is spreading like "wildfire" throughout parts of the world.<p>On CNN's "State of the Union, " host Candy Crowley asked Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) if the United States is "less safe" …

Obama on WTO: Small biz wins big

President Barack Obama praised the World Trade Organization on Sunday morning for striking its first fully multilateral trade deal in its nearly 20-year history. Small businesses would be among those to benefit most, the president said.<p>The WTO overcame two major challenges from India and a group of …