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Reports: BND helped NSA spy on France, EU Commission

Germany's foreign intelligence service, BND, spied on top French officials as well as members of the European Commission on behalf of US spy agency …

3,000 More Foreign Jihadists Join ISIS

The U.S.-led coalition may have taken back a city or two. But ISIS is still attracting thousands of jihadists, undercutting a key component of …

A Skeptic's Guide to the Iran Deal

Democrat Adam Schiff on what worries him about the framework nuclear agreement with Tehran—and about his Republican colleagues.<p>As the great (and not-so-great) powers approach a June 30 deadline—putatively the mother of all deadlines—in the march toward a final nuclear agreement with Iran, I find …

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Net neutrality: Numbers expose telecom sector's half-truths

Mobile applications are no villains. Neither is the extensive use of data by consumers. Even as telecom operators fear that over-the-top players (OTT …

Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: Could a New Economic Approach Save the Planet?

/ Apr 30, 2015<p>To avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, the world needs to move beyond the standard choices of capitalism or socialism. …

NASA spacecraft smashes into Mercury

NASA's Messenger spacecraft has crashed into the planet Mercury after running out of fuel, in an incident expected by the US space agency.<p>On Thursday, Messenger - which stands for 'Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging' - slipped out of orbit following a successful four-year …

Clinton Foundation in campaign tailspin

Donors are having second thoughts about big giving as accusations fly about Hillary Clinton’s role.<p>A handful of deep-pocketed donors are reconsidering their gifts to the $2 billion Clinton Foundation amid mounting questions about how it’s spending their money and suggestions of influence peddling, …

What’s Next for Baltimore

A citywide curfew that went into effect late Tuesday until early Wednesday brought calm to Baltimore in the wake of riots that spotlighted deep …

Republicans reach budget deal, take aim at Obamacare

Republican negotiators in the House and Senate announced a deal on a joint budget Wednesday that would cut domestic spending, increase defense spending and open a new door in the quest to repeal the Affordable Care Act.<p>The deal, which could be approved by the House and the Senate as early as this …

Roubini: Baltimore riots are a symptom of income inequality

The riots in Baltimore this week may have been triggered by the death of Freddie Gray, but their roots are found in the widening gap between America's rich and poor.<p>That's the message from Nouriel Roubini, the economist who in 2005 correctly predicted the housing crisis and ensuing financial crash …

Who Is Omar Al-Bashir? Sudan President Says CIA, Mossad Support ISIS, Boko Haram

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said in an interview that U.S. and Israeli intelligence must be behind the atrocities attributed to the Islamic …

Oil falls to lowest since April 2009 on rising U.S. crude supply

Oil tumbled to the lowest in almost six years after a government report showed that U.S. crude inventories advanced to the highest level in data going back more than three decades.<p>Crude supplies rose 8.87 million barrels to 406.7 million, the most in records compiled since August 1982 by the Energy …

Reports: Jordan ready to trade prisoner for pilot with ISIL

Hours after a deadline passed for a prisoner swap Wednesday, Islamic State militants announced that a Jordanian pilot would be executed "immediately" if a convicted hotel bomber is not delivered to the Turkish border by sunset Thursday, according to a terror-monitoring group.<p>The threat came in a …

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