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Sochi Olympics Filled With Political Controversy

Support the news<p>Russia has been eagerly waiting for these winter Olympics to come to fruition for the past seven years. The country has poured at …

Pentagon Concerned by China’s New High-Speed Missile

China’s recent test of a new ultra-high speed strike vehicle highlights growing concerns that Chinese military advances will overtake those of the …

Women in the banana industry

According to Fátima Del Rosario Herrera Olea, trade union activist, SITAG-Peru, female banana and agro-industrial workers throughout Latin America …

More Syrian chemical arms toxins shipped out, inspectors say | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More Syrian chemical weapons materials were loaded onto ships and transferred out of Syria on Monday, a joint inspection mission run by the United Nations and the global chemical arms watchdog said.<p>The chemical weapons components will eventually be destroyed aboard a …

Is Alaska’s Economy Grounded?

Alaska’s economy slowed in 2013. On Thursday, two economists offered different takes on what that means for this year at the World Trade Center …

The Australian Tycoon Who Wants Pakistan to Free Its Slaves in Return for Coal

The Taliban insurgency afflicting Pakistan has shifted attention from the country’s myriad social woes, among them a brutal system of bonded labor …

The Future of the Army: Fewer Soldiers, More Robots, More 'Lethality'

Autonomous vehicles and robots won't be used just for Google.<p>In the future, an Army brigade might have 3,000 human troops instead of 4,000, but a lot more robots, according to recent remarks by General Robert Cone, the Army's head of Training and Doctrine Command.<p>"I’ve got clear guidance to think …

Is China's Ownership Of U.S. Debt A National Security Threat?

Is China‘s ownership of nearly $1 trillion in U.S. Treasury debt a threat to our national security?<p>I’ll start with the short answer in case you want to go on to LOL Catz…no, it is <i>not</i> a threat.<p>Such is the assessment of the U.S. China Business Council (USBC), a lobby for U.S. multinationals doing …

Libyan interior minister survives assassination attempt

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya’s state news agency says that the country’s interior minister has escaped an assassination attempt in Tripoli.<p>LANA said that …

The problem with pineapples

In the developed world, we are lucky enough to be able to purchase exotic fruits like bananas and pineapples off supermarket shelves at an affordable …

Gender discrimination steals a woman's future

To modernize Jane Austen's famous line: it is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of a good fortune must have married or inherited it.<p>Well, OK, she may have earned it, but even if she did, the average fortune a US woman will accumulate over her working lifetime falls far …

Report: U.S. Military Proposes Keeping 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan Post-2014

U.S. military leaders have submitted a proposal to the Obama White House that would leave behind a 10,000-strong military force in Afghanistan after …

Girl smuggled into Britain to have her 'organs harvested'

The first case of a child being trafficked to Britain in order to have their organs harvested has been uncovered.<p>The unnamed girl was brought to the UK from Somalia with the intention of removing her organs and selling them on to those desperate for a transplant.<p>Child protection charities warned …

Why Are Children Working in American Tobacco Fields?

<i>This article was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.</i><p>The air was heavy and humid on the morning the three …