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Stock Markets

New Report Confirms What The GOP Won't Admit: Obamacare Is Working

When Republicans carry on about what a “disaster” the Affordable Care Act is, they rarely acknowledge that the law is helping millions of people get health insurance.<p>But we don’t need Republicans to tell us these things. We have data.<p>And now we have some more.<p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control …

Health Care

Sanders surges into lead over Clinton in New Hampshire, poll finds

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a shocking 7-point lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to a new poll released late Tuesday.<p>The Boston Herald-Franklin Pierce University survey of 442 likely voters in February's Democratic primary showed Sanders garnering 44 percent of the …

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Africa
Geopolitics

Special Report: Russian soldiers quit over Ukraine | Reuters

MOSCOW/DONETSK (Reuters) - Some Russian soldiers are quitting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine, several soldiers and human rights activists have told Reuters. Their accounts call into question the Kremlin’s continued assertions that no Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine, and that …

Russia

America's capsizing economy: Can it right the ship?

America has had the wind knocked out of its sails this year.<p>Volatile stock markets, weak economic growth and a hiring slowdown have created a perfect storm for nearly flat growth. The question is whether the U.S. economy and markets can right the ship in May and beyond. There's reason to believe …

Stock Markets

GOP Attacks Earth Science At NASA, Climate Change Research In Peril

The GOP made an attack on NASA’s climate change research on Thursday, voting for a $300 million to $500 million cut to the agency’s Earth science …

Why Religious Liberty Should Be a Foreign Policy Priority

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has issued its 2015 annual report on religious liberty around the world. In their …

Space War Threats Highlighted By '60 Minutes' Grounded In U.S. Defense Spending Scandals

The CBS program ’60 Minutes’ gave the United States a wake-up call tonight with its broadcast about China’s development of weapons to use against U.S. military satellites. This intersects with several linked recent and ongoing defense procurement scandals involving military space purchases.<p>This …

Military

The eurozone’s economic crisis is far from over

As the eurozone has continued to disappoint, more and more commentators have come to see it as resembling, or in danger of coming to resemble, Japan, writers Roger Bootle<p>If you look at the eurozone’s bond markets, you could readily conclude that the eurozone economy is nothing to worry about. The …

Economy
Space Exploration

John McCain: Deaths Of Innocent Hostages By U.S. Drone Strike 'Obviously Preventable'

WASHINGTON -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday the accidental deaths of two innocent hostages killed during a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan were “obviously preventable.”<p>Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, McCain said “there was an obvious …

At $24 Trillion, Oceans are World’s 7th-Largest Economy

<i>By Oliver Milman, The Guardian</i><p>The monetary value of the world’s oceans has been estimated at $24 trillion in a new report that warns that …

Climate Change

Vladimir Putin’s ‘misinformation’ offensive prompts US to deploy its cold war propaganda tools

Pressure grows from Congress to counter slick Russian media that erodes support for Nato<p>Russia’s sprawling propaganda network may have failed to persuade much of the world that Ukraine is run by Nazis, that Crimea was annexed in a popular uprising and/or that Germany is a failed state. But the …

Russia

End Nuclear Power Now, Says World Uranium Symposium

Uranium mining across the world should cease, nuclear power stations be closed and nuclear weapons be banned, according to a group of scientists, …

Energy

Obama Tells Us What's to Come on Climate, Drought

The president says “we’re committed to a low-carbon future” but wants a “balanced approach.” And he vows to provide more help to drought-stricken California.<p>America has “the technological innovation and scientific imagination” to fight climate change and other environmental threats, President Obama …

Economics

11 Signs That We Are Entering The Next Phase Of The Global Economic Crisis

Well, the Nasdaq finally did it. It has climbed all the way back to where it was at the peak of the dotcom bubble. Back in March 2000, the Nasdaq set …

Stock Markets
National Security

Looking for Global Warming? Check the Ocean

By Brian Kahn<p><i>Published:</i> April 21st, 2015<p>We tend to focus on land surface temperatures, because, well, that’s where we live. And human greenhouse gas …

Climate Change

Renewables Beat Fossil Fuels Second Year in a Row

Start spreading the news: The world is now deploying more renewable energy in the production of electricity—more wind and solar power, in …

Renewable Energy

China: Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Technology Could Solve Renewable Energy Storage Problem

China could use an expected boom in electric vehicles to stabilize a grid that depends heavily on wind and solar energy, officials from an influential Chinese government planning agency said Monday in Washington D.C.<p>“In the future we think the electricity vehicle could be the big contribution for …

Electric Vehicles

Сybercriminals may provoke nuclear disaster - US, Russian generals

Modern technologies, coupled with Cold War-era nuclear doctrines and increasing tensions between the US and Russia make a nuclear war a real threat, …

How the Pentagon is hiding the dead

The secret campaign to undercount the ‘war on terror’ death toll in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Latin America<p>By Nafeez Ahmed<p>This story is …

China and America: Sleepwalking to War?

Measured by pure strategic logic, Germany’s battleship-building policy was a major blunder because it provoked Britain’s hostility. But strategic …

Geopolitics

Russian Trade With the World Falls 30% as Economic Crisis Deepens

Russia's trade turnover with the outside world plunged 30.1 percent year-on-year in the first two months of 2015 as oil price falls, currency …

Economy

​World Bank admits peak of Russia economic crisis over

In the last two months, the level of confidence in the Russian economy has slightly strengthened and the ruble rallied due to fiscal and monetary …

IMF spring meetings: Greece, oil, and the post-Ebola economic crisis | News | DW | 19.04.2015

This year's meetings came at yet another testing moment for Greece and the eurozone. With its coffers running perilously dry, Athens was engaged in …