Annika Emmett

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The Week in Review: Torture Report Debated

A debate over American interrogation techniques reignited this week with the release of the long-awaited terror report. The document, submitted by …

Denmark Eyes North Pole, but How Much Oil and Gas Await?

Countries are looking at the long-term economic potential of the Arctic.<p>Just days before Christmas, Denmark has laid claim to an energy-rich but difficult-to-develop part of the world that's a fount of holiday lore: the North Pole.<p>The Arctic's fate will take years to decide, but it's attracted …

There's an international effort to make safe schools in conflict zones

The world has been shocked by the massacre of more than 130 children at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.<p>Among those stunned by the news were delegates from some three dozen nations at a meeting in Geneva. That meeting was being held specifically to …

Crucial Greek presidential vote fails in 1st round

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Parliament failed to elect a new president for the financially struggling country in the first round of voting Wednesday, leaving another two tries before the government falls and early elections are called.<p>The conservative-led government's candidate, former European …

EU leaders focus on investment boost and Russia tension

<b>EU leaders have begun a Brussels summit focusing on an ambitious investment plan for Europe and the bloc's strained ties with Russia.</b><p>European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wants to generate €315bn (£250bn; $392bn) of private investment for infrastructure projects.<p>The EU has further …

Europe

NOAA Arctic Report Card Shows a Rapid Rise in Arctic Air Temperatures

Arctic air temperatures are still increasing at twice the rate of global air temperatures, a NOAA-led report has found.<p>This year’s Arctic Report …

Global Warming

Autism and Air Pollution: New Study Bolsters Suspected Link

Pregnant women may nearly double their risk of giving birth to a child with autism by inhaling smog spewed by vehicles or smoke stacks, according to a new Harvard study that could help unlock the deepest autism mysteries.<p>The research, released Thursday, fortifies previous scientific findings that …

Autism

Cuomo issues state-wide ban on fracking in New York

New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, …

EU top court rules obesity a 'disability'

Europe's top court has ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, meaning that they can be covered by an EU law barring discrimination at work.<p>The decision on Thursday followed a question from a Danish court, which was reviewing a complaint of unfair dismissal brought by Karsten …

US, Russian space travellers: 'There is no borders in space between us'

The two men will make longest-ever flight on International Space Station Year-long stay will serve as test-bed for future trip to Mars<p>A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut gearing up for the longest-ever flight on the International Space Station (ISS) said Thursday they were unfazed by any …

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.<p>In neighboring Guinea, a fire destroyed medicine crucial to fighting Ebola. The fire engulfed a warehouse at the …

U.S. airstrikes kill 3 top ISIS leaders

U.S. airstrikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.<p>Haji Mutazz was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's deputy in Iraq; Abd al Basit was his military emir in Iraq; and Radwan Talib was his Mosul emir. Their deaths resulted from multiple strikes …

Africa

The Henry Ford of Books

The planet’s best-selling author since 2001, James Patterson has more than 300 million copies of his books in print, an army of co-writers, several TV deals in the works, and an estimated income of $90 million last year alone. But where’s the respect? Exploring the contradictions of this one-man …

Writing

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

It’s no longer universally acknowledged that “a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”, but many of Jane Austen’s thoughts on love, relationships, class, clothes and even the joys of nature are amazingly relevant to modern life. Today marks the 239th anniversary of …

National Geographic Magazine

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