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Strange, Disorienting Photos from a Birthright Trip to Israel

Maya Fuhr's dusty, dreamy photos from her trip Israel.<p>One of VICE Canada's pals and favorite young photographers, Maya Fuhr, recently went on a birthright trip to Israel and came back with a buttload of beautiful photos. Here's what she has to say about them.<p><i>Birthright is basically a free ten-day</i> …

How the next few weeks could determine the fate of Obama’s legacy

June is shaping up as a time of reckoning for President Obama — and his legacy.<p>Over the next three weeks, he could record significant wins on three of his most ambitious initiatives. Or have each of them blow up in his face.<p>And those outcomes are largely outside of the president’s control.<p>On …

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Iraq Plans ISIS Counter-Offensive With U.S. Help

Iraq is training 20,000 soldiers for a spring counter-offensive against the militant group that has taken over large swaths of the country, according …

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Egypt police delay threat to evict pro-Morsi sit-ins

CAIRO — Egypt's authorities on Monday held off on a threat to forcefully evict protest camps occupied by thousands of supporters of the ousted Muslim Brotherhood government.<p>Security officials had said they would besiege two sit-ins to remove supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, who was …

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens' emails and phone calls

The National Security Agency has a secret backdoor into its vast databases under a legal authority enabling it to search for US citizens' email and phone calls without a warrant, according to a top-secret document passed to the Guardian by Edward Snowden.<p>The previously undisclosed rule change …