Miguel A. Benedicto

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Obama foresees no US troops in Syria

<b>US President Barack Obama says he does not foresee a scenario that would require sending US troops to Syria.</b><p>He reaffirmed that clear evidence that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons would be a "game changer", but that any response would not be rushed.<p>Earlier Defence Secretary Chuck …

Middle East

Even After Hacks And Bombings, Privacy Advocates Have Big Week In Congress

In light of the AP’s high-profile Twitter hacking and a vicious domestic bombing, Americans have not let fear derail privacy legislation. Just this week, the Senate advanced an anti-email snooping law and the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is reportedly on its …

Trending: Solid numbers on illegal business are hard to come by. Our chart is a rough guide to the value of various forms of illegal trade. All the numbers are the most recent ones available, but they are not all from the same year—something to bear in mind when deciding whether a career in cigarette-smuggling might be more rewarding than one in trafficking human organs http://econ.st/YhJOKs

North Korea risks further isolation with missile launch, John Kerry warns

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, warned North Korea against test-firing a mid-range missile on Friday, while attempting to dampen the anxiety …