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Oil Prices Changing the Face Of Global Geopolitics

In a documentary that aired recently on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s popular The Fifth Estate program, an allegory of Vladimir Putin was …

Pentagon: Bergdahl detainee returned to fight

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar by making contact with …

National Security

Divers begin recovery of Civil War ironclad before deepening of channel

<b>(CNN) —</b> The deepening of the shipping channel in Savannah, Georgia, won't be dredging up just mud and sand.<p>It will be raising up a link to the past: an ironclad that protected the city during the Civil War until the vessel met its undignified demise.<p>For about the next nine months, divers will be …

War

Volkswagen Debuts Sporty GTD Diesel Station Wagon at Geneva Auto Show

It’s by now a well-established cliché that automotive journalists have some peculiar ideas about the perfect vehicle—and it ain’t a Ferrari or a Porsche. It is a car that combines car-like driving dynamics; space to haul the family; and reasonable fuel economy with excellent power. Yep, we’re …

Productivity

Jo Pavey, 40-Year-Old Mom Of 2, Becomes Oldest Woman To Win Gold At European Championships

Jo Pavey is 40 years old. She's been running professionally for almost half her life, but she's never won an international gold medal. That is, until now.<p>On Tuesday, Pavey, who's from the U.K., won the 10,000m race at the European Athletics Championships, becoming the oldest woman ever to clinch a …

Photo du Jour: Abstract Architecture

Spanish photographer Aitor Ortiz creates abstract beauty out of already impressive architectural wonders. His history of work documents mammoth …

Feds Donate Armored MRAPs to Local Police Departments

<i>As the country focuses on the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, this week, here’s a look at a vehicular example of the rapidly increasing and disturbing trend of police militarization across the United States.</i><p>Built by several manufacturers in a dizzying array of variations, the MRAP (mine-resistant, …

SeaWorld upgrades killer whale habitats amid controversy

SeaWorld announced big news Friday about one of its most iconic attractions: Killer whales. It said it will build larger habitats for the enormous creatures, starting with its park in San Diego.<p>But the negative publicity surrounding these whales' lives in captivity still casts a dark shadow on the …

Iraq crisis: Yazidi villagers 'massacred' by IS

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1101000/1101380_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527279644_f033f9c9a21e84ab7e1f43052b659fe9<p><b>Militants in northern Iraq have massacred at least 80 men from the Yazidi faith in a village and abducted women and children, reports say.</b><p>Senior …

Middle East

Ukraine: We battled Russian military convoy

Ukraine claims its artillery destroyed much of a military convoy that crossed from Russia into Ukraine this week -- an incursion that two British newspapers say they witnessed.<p>If true, Ukraine's account and the British reports appear to give credence to what Kiev has long alleged -- that Russia has …