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Russia denies sending three submarines to Syria in preparation for major Aleppo assault

Three Russian submarines armed with cruise missiles have reportedly joined a naval battleforce heading towards Syria.<p>The Royal Navy and Nato have …

Middle East

Pwned by Putin: How the Russian despot ruthlessly trolled our so-called democracy

Masterful political troll or imaginary Halloween goblin? Either way, Vladimir Putin made America pee its pants<p>I do not claim to know what will happen on Nov. 8, and if this election campaign has had any positive effects amid all the carnage and chaos, it has at least taught the pundit class some …

Russia loses seat on UN Human Rights Council by just 2 votes

<b>United Nations (CNN) —</b> For years, UN countries seeking to stop Russia from assisting the Assad regime militarily in Syria have been blocked by Moscow's veto power as a permanent UN Security Council member. But on Friday at the UN, opponents of Russia's punishing assaults in Syria achieved a small …

The Week in Review: France Demolishes Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp

French authorities cleared the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp this week in an attempt to ease the growing migrant crisis in Europe.<p>The week-long demolition started Monday as officials moved some of the camp’s estimated 8,000 residents to shelters across France, where they must now attempt to claim asylum or …

Shi'ite militias launch offensive to seal off western Mosul | Reuters

AL-SHURA, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi’ite militias launched an offensive toward the west of Mosul on Saturday, an operation that will tighten the noose around Islamic State’s Iraq stronghold but has alarmed Turkey and could inflame tensions in the mainly Sunni area.<p>The battle for Mosul is …

Pipeline protesters urge unity after days of confrontations

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters trying to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline urged unity on Saturday as they prayed together near burned-out …

Clinton pushes back against 'unprecedented' new FBI review

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hillary Clinton lashed out Saturday at the FBI's handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders …

Combating Corruption: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Seeks Deep Reform

U.S. Customs and Border Protection—the nation's largest law enforcement agency—is attempting to reform itself. Washington spends $13 billion on border control and immigration enforcement, more than every other federal law enforcement force combined. Yet the huge agency—with 56,000 gun-toting …

Immigration

Magic cake: How to make the simple three-layer dessert

A three-layer dessert known as the Magic Cake is taking the internet by storm.<p>It is appealing due to its incredible simplicity – it needs one bowl …

Dessert