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What Endures From the Ancient Civilizations That Once Ruled the Central Andes?

Huayna Capac had a problem: He didn’t like his hometown, Cusco, in the bracing heights of southern Peru. Unfortunately, Cusco was the center of the …

Russian Bombers Delivered Up Close And Personal July 4th Message to U.S.

In a scene straight out of a bizarro <i>Top Gun</i> sequel, Russian bomber pilots tried their hand at keeping up foreign relations when they flew just 40 …

Military

New York stock exchange reopens after 'technical issue' forced shutdown

Stocks worth $28tn total were suspended for three and a half hours Wednesday, as authorities report glitch was not due to cyber terrorism or criminal activity<p>The New York stock exchange reopened on Wednesday afternoon after a more than three-and-a-half-hour shutdown caused by a still unexplained …

Stock Markets

Russian oil sales could get burned after the Iran deal

The most obvious source of pain: The re-introduction of Iranian oil on the market after sanctions are lifted could push oil prices down again.<p>Given Russia's dependence on oil prices, the country's economy could suffer once again following another price decline.<p>But that's not the only sore spot. In …

Middle East

Gay marriage opponents refuse to give up fight

Despite historic Supreme Court ruling, same-sex marriage opponents remain determined to fight for traditional values<p>The Supreme Court judgment which legalised same-sex marriage across the United States is facing a backlash from conservative and Christian groups.<p>Legislators in some states are …

Some States Are Still Trying To Resist Gay Marriage

County clerks in Texas will be able to turn away gay couples seeking marriage licenses, the state's attorney general Ken Paxton (R) announced on Sunday.<p>Clerks can refuse based on religious objections, Paxton told the Austin American-Statesman, and because the clerks will probably be sued, "numerous …

LGBTQI
Israel

Exposed: Iran's Super Strategy to Crush America in a War

Since assuming office in 2009, President Barack Obama has consistently held that the United States would carry out airstrikes to prevent Iran from …

Here's what the next recession could look like

The GDP slowdown in Q1 of this year had some economists fearing that a recession was near. But recent strong economic data has calmed those fears.<p>Recessions don't just happen because they are overdue; they need to be induced by some event.<p>A 'lesser recession'<p>In a note Thursday, Dario Perkins of …

Stock Markets

Strident Obama says gun control laws will change

Obama told US mayors in San Francisco that change would come one day, as he took on detractors who accused him of politicizing the deaths of nine black worshippers in South Carolina.<p>Describing gun crime as a crisis that "tears at the fabric of a community" and "costs this country dearly," Obama …

Guns

Russia and NATO are edging toward a high-risk military standoff

Moscow and NATO have broken off ties and both sides have staged an escalating series of war games near each other's borders. Experts have been pointing to the growing risk of accident or miscalculation as Russian and NATO ships and planes are increasingly thrown into unscripted encounters in …

Russia

Iraqi Sunni soldiers graduate amid complaints about equipment, low morale

<b>Al-Taqaddum Air Base, Habbaniya, Iraq (CNN) —</b> "They're over there," the provincial official said, winking and motioning with his head toward a group of men in khaki uniforms huddled around a black Humvee.<p>"But don't tell anyone I told you."<p>We had come to Anbar Province's Al-Taqaddum Air Base to …

Islam

British Family of 12 Has Crossed Into ISIS Territory in Syria

A smuggler in charge of the border operation of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) confirmed to the BBC that three sisters from …

Syria

Nato shows its teeth to Russia with elaborate Baltic training exercise

Mock landing in Poland, just over 100 miles from Russian naval hub Kaliningrad, is an exhibition of allied strength but some say it could send a dangerous signal<p>Dozens of Nato landing craft churned through the Baltic’s grey waters. Further out at sea, huge warships – the US’s San Antonio, Britain’s …

Russia

U.S.-Russia military tit for tat raises fears of greater conflict

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The war of words between America and Russia is escalating. So, too, is the movement of implements of war -- from U.S. fighter jets to Russian nuclear weapons.<p>So is an actual war imminent?<p>No one in Russia, NATO or the United States has gone that far yet. Still, the rhetoric and …

Russia