Pamela S.

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At Baltimore Mosque, Obama Crushes the Muslim Haters

The president’s speech at that Baltimore mosque reassured a nervous population and struck just the right note—we’re Muslim and American.<p>The two most …

Religion

Europeans remove welcome mat for migrants

European leaders faced with overwhelming numbers of migrants are tightening their border controls and toughening their rhetoric in an effort to manage the crush of people.<p>In Sweden, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said last week that up 80,000 migrants who applied for asylum in Sweden last year …

Iran’s supreme leader honors commanders who seized US navy boats

Iran’s supreme leader has awarded medals to navy commanders for capturing US sailors who entered Iranian territorial waters this month, Iran state media said on Sunday.<p>Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has said Iran should remain wary of its arch-enemy the US even after a landmark accord over Tehran’s …

Military

There are big changes underway in Saudi Arabia

<i>The House of Saud is crushing dissent and cutting benefits at home, while intervening militarily abroad. Why? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p><b>Are</b> …

Middle East

France to recognize Palestinian state if deadlock with Israel remains

France would recognize a Palestinian state if its plans to make a final push for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine fail. Peace talks …

Masked men in Stockholm threaten to 'punish' refugee children

A gang of masked men have been detained in Stockholm after distributing leaflets threatening to punish “north African street children roaming” the Swedish capital.<p>Police said one man had been charged with assaulting a police officer and the others had been charged with wearing a mask in public, …

North Africa

US warship sails near South China Sea island claimed by China

A US Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles or within the territorial waters of an island claimed by China in the South China Sea, in a sign of increasing tension in the region days after Secretary of State John Kerry visited Beijing attempting to settle long standing territorial disputes. …

War in Syria: Russia’s 'rustbucket' military delivers a hi-tech shock to West and Israel

Their army’s equipment and strategy was “outmoded”; their air force’s bombs and missiles were “more dumb than smart”; their navy was “more rust than …

Germany's Merkel says refugees must return home once war is over | News Home | Reuters

NEUBRANDENBURG, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried on Saturday to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees by insisting that most refugees from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

North Africa

Oregon standoff suspects denied bond

<b>Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon (CNN) —</b> A federal judge on Friday denied bond for Ammon Bundy and other members of a group that occupied a federal wildlife facility in Oregon.<p>So far 11 people have been arrested -- 10 in Oregon and one in Arizona -- and none has left jail.<p>Four members of …

Forests

Mass expulsions ahead for Europe as migrant crisis grows

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Dazzled by an unprecedented wave of migration, Sweden on Thursday put into words an uncomfortable reality for Europe: If the …

European Union

Covering up nude statues: Iranians say thanks but no thanks to Italy

"Nude Statues have been covered up to respect Hassan Rouhani", reads the tweet in Persian.<p><b>Iranians have responded with online sarcasm after Italy covered up statues to avoid their private bits being on display.</b><p>President Hassan Rouhani was on an official visit to Rome this week. It's been 10 years …

NATO may start using military tactics to try and combat Russian propaganda

Both NATO and the European Union are concerned by Russia's ability to use television and the Internet to project what they say is deliberate disinformation. The EU set up a special unit last year to counter what it considers overt propaganda.<p>Draft NATO proposals seen by Reuters set out how military …

Obama Takes the Gloves Off Against ISIS at Last

Recent airstrikes on cash depots in ISIS-land incinerated more than half-a-billion dollars. The oil operations are being hit—and the willingness to …

National Security

Supreme leader of Iran marks Holocaust Memorial Day by publishing Holocaust denying video

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei questions whether the Holocaust 'is a reality or not' as President Rouhani tours Italy and France<p>Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, has marked Holocaust Memorial Day by publishing a Holocaust denying video on his official website.<p>While nations around the …

South Asia

The Time the Federal Government Used a Predator Drone to Arrest Armed Ranchers

In 2011, anti-government ranchers chased law enforcement off their property using high powered rifles. The feds returned with a Predator drone.<p>After three weeks, the standoff between the federal government and a band of armed, anti-government men in Oregon hunkered down in a wildlife refuge appears …

Media pulls out of occupied wildlife refuge after ominous FBI warning

<i>UPDATED (4:50 p.m. PT) with Ammon Bundy statement</i><p>Members of the media are fleeing the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday after …

WTF Just Happened to the Oregon Militia, Explained

The FBI has cut off the head of the snake of the militia occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside Burns, Oregon.<p>The FBI announced …

Forests

RNC: No empty lectern at Fox News debate

Fox News won’t have an empty lectern on its prime-time debate stage Thursday to represent Donald Trump’s absence, Republican National Committee chief strategist and spokesman Sean Spicer said Wednesday.<p>“Nope. I’m confident in that,” Spicer told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview that the practice …

Donald Trump

Pay up or push off immigration law passes in Danish parliament

Despite Denmark watering down its new immigration law, passed in parliament on Tuesday, it has faced harsh criticism for it. But several lawyers and NGOs estimate that other EU members will follow suit with laws of their own, as more states try to curb an unprecedented influx of migrants and …

Slain militiaman known as 'tarp man' said he'd rather die than be jailed

At the start of 2014, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was an anonymous rancher and father of 11 who spent time grazing his cows on 17,000 acres of Arizona …

We have gone back to the Middle Ages and face religious war with the fascists of radical Islam

On Holocaust Memorial Day, the chief Rabbi of Moscow pleads for Europe to identify the elements within Islam<p>If the 20th century could be characterised as a battle between territories, then I believe the 21st century has seen a return to the religious wars of the Middle Ages. The rise of Isil has …

Tens of thousands of Israeli Holocaust survivors are living in abject poverty

As the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day, a generation whose childhood was taken by the Nazis is spending its final years struggling with hunger, cold and homelessness<p>Isaac walks a shuffling path through the valley of rotting newspapers and piled-up rubbish bags that swamp his small …

Israel

Self-avowed anti-Islam activist arrested in connection with the Oregon 'militia' investigation

Authorities released a statement Tuesday night announcing that the FBI's Phoenix Division took Jon Ritzheimer into custody Tuesday night "on a federal charge related to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge."<p>According to the statement, Ritzheimer surrendered to police in …

Sessions: Visa Overstays 'Tantamount to an Open Border'

Senator Jeff Session of Alabama blasted the findings of a new DHS report on visa overstays.<p>“This long-awaited report from the Department of Homeland …

Immigration

Iran and China agree closer ties after sanctions ease

<b>Iran and China have pledged closer economic and political ties after talks in Tehran between the two presidents.</b><p>China's Xi Jinping is one of the first world leaders to visit Iran since international sanctions were lifted.<p>The two leaders signed 17 agreements on a range of issues from energy to …

A California 'Dreamer' goes home to Mexico. But 'home' proves elusive

After her mother whisked her away at age 8 from her pueblo in Oaxaca to the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles, Veronica Martinez Sanchez forgot most of what her life was like at the foot of Picacho Mountain.<p>The few memories that remained were of the loquat tree she climbed as a child and the …

Au revoir and shalom: Jews leave France in record numbers

<b>Ashdod, Israel (CNN) —</b> Yoav Krief remembers the day he knew it was time to move to Israel: January 9, 2015.<p>It was a Friday. Four Jews had just been killed in the Hyper Cacher, a kosher supermarket in Paris, two days after the Charlie Hebdo attack. One of them was Krief's friend.<p>"I was not good, …

Israel

A soldier in full combat gear keeps his cool as he dangles from a military transport aircraft after a botched parachute jump

Edging towards the ramp of the C-27J aircraft, a Special Forces Military Free Fall (MFF) student prepared for his sixth parachute jump in the MFF basic parachutist course based out of Yuma, Arizona.<p>It was the student’s first jump with combat equipment, including his rucksack inside a Parachute Drop …

Military

3 new military-grade home defense guns revealed at SHOT Show

Home defense and close quarters capable … two concerns on the minds of many Americans in light of recent events.<p>SHOT Show featured a range of new options for consumers looking for an answer – and one that meets rigorous law enforcement and military standards.<p>Designs based on those popular with law …