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This Indian Butter Chicken Is the Perfect 30-Minute Meal

There's something magical about picking up some spicy Indian takeout and pouring yourself a cold glass of Riesling on a night when you really don't …

Cooking

Recipe: How to Make Shanghai-Style Soup Dumplings

A few years ago, I was living in LA and taking regular trips to the San Gabriel Valley, home to hundreds of restaurants serving regional Chinese food (among other cuisines). With friends in tow, I’d drive into the parking lot of whatever dumpling house living legend/noted food writer Jonathan Gold …

Benching Made Simple: 5 Tweaks That Work Every Time

A good bench session is like going out with your boys on Friday night.<p>You claim you’re only going out for the “company”, but then all of a sudden you …

Obama Launches Scorched Earth Policy in Final Days Before Trump

<b>Outgoing President Obama is launching a scorched earth policy to destroy international relations before President-elect Trump takes office.</b><p>As Obama …

Eight Little Things That Will Save You Money When You’re Shopping

I have a little note that I continuously update and save (using Evernote) that’s full of little tips and strategies that I learn about or think about …

Personal Finance

21 Incredible Dishes You Can Make in One Skillet

HONEY GARLIC SHRIMP<p>This sweet and savory dish is low in ingredients and high in bold flavors: a true win-win. Get the recipe HERE.<p>BACON AND MUSHROOM …

Erdogan accuses US of backing 'IS'

The Turkish President's comments have come amid the military's fierce offensive against Islamist jihadists in the fight for the Syrian town of …

Cheap and Abundant Solar Energy is Coming

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world’s energy production could come from solar.<p><b>✍️ by</b> <b>Peter Diamandis</b><p>Today, the global …

From the sun to planet nine: A stunning tour of our solar system

The solar system<p>A stunning tour of our cosmic backyard<p>The solar system<p>A stunning tour of our cosmic backyard<p>Our solar system is a fascinating …

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

In 2016, solar-panel energy finally became cheaper than fossil fuels. Just wait for 2017.

The renewable energy future will arrive when installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas or other options. If you ask the World Economic Forum (WEF), the day has arrived.<p>Solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in …

Renewable Energy

5 maps and charts that show where Syrian refugees have gone in B.C.

In the year since Syrian refugees began arriving in B.C. in large numbers, there have been many stories of communities in B.C. welcoming them.<p>But …

Merkel condemns Berlin market attack as police raid refugee shelter

Special commando unit storms former Tempelhof airport hangar where suspected attacker is registered<p>Angela Merkel has described the Christmas market lorry attack in Berlin that killed at least 12 on Monday evening as a gruesome deed that would be particularly repugnant if it was confirmed to have …

Scott Walker Asks Donald Trump For More Power Over Refugee Resettlement

The Wisconsin governor once tried to block Syrian refugees from his state.<p>Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is restarting his fight against accepting refugees next year ― this time with an ally in the White House.<p>On Tuesday, the governor sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump that has several …

Pakistani and Afghan refugees fear backlash after Berlin attack

The Berlin terrorism attack has raised concerns about violence against Germany's asylum seekers. DW spoke to several refugees from Pakistan and …

What the West Owes Syrians: US and European Arms Sales to the Middle East 2011-2014

The last two years have seen heated debates within Europe and the United States about the costs of hosting Syrian and other refugees. However, there …

Berlin Christmas market attack: Germans readily accepted refugees, but what now?

One morning last May, I had gone to two institutes at Goettingen University. So, by the time I walked through the picturesque little town to the …

Has Angela Merkel's compassion towards refugees cost her the 2017 election?

Has Angela Merkel ’s compassion cost her the 2017 election?<p>Next autumn, she will ask voters to elect her Chancellor for the fourth time.<p>The crunch …

Refugees in Germany fear backlash after Berlin truck attack

BERLIN — It only took hours until the backlash started. As investigators were still examining the site of a truck attack at a Christmas market in <b></b>Berlin, right-wing politicians in Germany and across Europe demanded a tougher stance on immigration. Some even described the victims of Monday's attack …

Are Non-Syrian Refugees Facing Discriminatory Rejections In Canada?

<i>IDP camp near Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, December 2016</i><p>On the 10th of December 2015, also known as International Human Rights Day, newly elected Canadian …

SNP calls on UK Government to up its game on taking in more refugees given scale of Syrian crisis

Earlier this month, official figures showed Scotland, with 1,147 Syrian refugees, had taken in more than any other part of the United Kingdom in the …

Great Britain

Obama must quit Yemen or risk Genocide under Trump.

Millions of Yemeni children are starving, for which the U.S. bears much responsibility.<p>Most Americans have only the faintest notion of the American …

Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 15-21, 2016)

Two mass-casualty terrorist attacks, in Jordan and Germany, were the most prominent this week. In Germany, twelve people were killed in a vehicular …

Terrorism

Egypt seeks delay of U.N. security council vote on Israeli settlements: diplomat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has instructed Egypt’s U.N. mission to postpone a Security Council vote on a draft resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, a western diplomat told Reuters on Thursday.<p>Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New Delhi, …

Israeli Settlements

By allowing an anti-Israel Security Council resolution, Obama will hurt the U.N., and not help peace

The Security Council is expected to vote today on a resolution, introduced by Egypt, condemning the presence of settlements — Jewish communities in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. For years, there has been mounting speculation, fueled by the administration itself, that President Obama would …

Trump slams UN resolution on Israeli settlements

Donald Trump waded into the Israeli-Palestinian dispute on Thursday, urging a U.S. veto of a United Nations resolution seeking to halt Israeli settlements on disputed land.<p>"As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct …

Donald Trump

Will Obama betray America's staunch ally Israel, at the UN?

The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a scandalous and irreversible Palestinian-led resolution purporting to decide that Israeli settlements violate international law. All signs point to President Obama being a willing participant and refusing to exercise the American veto.<p>If …

UN abruptly postpones vote to halt Israeli settlements 'indefinitely'

Israeli officials allegedly pressured Egyptians who drafted resolution to suspend vote amid amid reports that Obama was going to abstain<p>The UN security council has postponed a contentious vote on a resolution that would have demanded Israel halt all settlement activities as a “flagrant violation” …

U.N. Fears Possible Genocide in South Sudan

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>The situation in South Sudan is growing dire, and United Nations experts say there are warning signs of an oncoming genocide. At least 2.2 million people have fled the Central African country in three years, and two years after the civil war …

Radioactive Diamond Batteries: Making Good Use Of Nuclear Waste

A research team at the University of Bristol has developed a way to use a type of nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery that is an actual diamond.<p>Such a battery produces very low power, but has no moving parts, no emissions of any type including radiation, needs no …

Nuclear Waste