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Donald Trump says Britons 'took back control of their country'

TURNBERRY, Scotland (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump thrust himself into the heart of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on Friday, calling it a “great” development and drawing parallels to his own insurgent campaign.<p>In Scotland to reopen a golf resort he owns, the …

Donald Trump

Patriot Act Author: Only My Anti-NSA Bill Will Close ‘Loophole’ Spying on Americans

Dustin Volz @dnvolz<p>April 2, 2014, 1:34 p.m.<p>The one-time cham­pi­on of grant­ing the in­tel­li­gence com­munity more sur­veil­lance au­thor­ity is …

Treasury official: Firms not in new deals with Iran after pact | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Treasury Department official responsible for sanctions said on Wednesday there is no evidence that any companies are taking advantage of a preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran by reaching new deals in Iran.<p>Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial …

Ban on Russian contacts spreads to space agency NASA | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA has been added to the list of U.S. government agencies prohibited from contacting Russian government representatives, though operation of the International Space Station is exempt from the ban, officials said on Wednesday.<p>The NASA Vehicle Assembly Building …

The First Amendment Is Such a Nuisance

Every time the Supreme Court rules in favor of the First Amendment in a campaign-finance case, the left recoils in disgust.<p>The court’s 5-4 decision in <i>McCutcheon v. FEC</i> is the latest occasion for the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth. The court struck down the limit on the aggregate amount a …

Supreme Court Strikes Down Pillar Of Campaign Finance Limits

The U.S. Supreme Court has once again erased from the books a major provision of the nation's campaign finance law. By a 5-to-4 vote, the justices removed the cap on the total amount of money that donors can contribute to candidates and parties in each election. Prior to Wednesday's ruling, the …

Iran's Rouhani may meet Obama at UN after American president reaches out

First meeting of US and Iranian leaders since 1979 revolution could open way to diplomatic end to Iranian nuclear standoff<p>An exchange of letters between Barack Obama and the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has set the stage for a possible meeting between the two men at the UN next week in what …

Japan turns off last nuclear reactor amid fears of surge in gas prices

A survey by the business group the CBI found that around 95% of British business leaders are worried about the cost of energy<p>Japan will switch off its last nuclear reactor on Monday, amid fears that a growing dependence on gas imports there could push up electricity bills in the UK.<p>Kansai Electric …

The Ugly, Disorganized Obama Victory on Syria

If there’s one thing that Wash­ing­ton can agree on right now, it’s that the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s hand­ling of the chem­ic­al-weapons at­tack …

Middle East

Israel has 80 nuclear warheads, can make 115 to 190 more, report says

September 15, 2013|By Batsheva Sobelman<p>A satellite image of Dimona, Israel, where Israel reportedly built nuclear… (Space Imaging )<p>JERUSALEM-- Israel has 80 nuclear warheads and the potential to double that number, according to a new report by U.S. experts.<p>In the Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories, …

North Korea

Skipping Breakfast Makes You Fat? Not So Fast

The world of dieting is awash in half-truths and wishful thinking. Just have a look at some of these fad diets to be reminded of how much we are willing to stretch reason in pursuit of weight loss.<p>David Allison, a researcher and director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of …

How Anxiety Affects Sleep

<i>By Jennifer Warner Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D.</i><p>Does your mind race as soon your head hits the pillow? Does anxiety over work, money, or relationships keep you from going to sleep?<p>It's normal to be anxious from time to time. But when anxiety and emotional problems routinely get in the …

America Is Still Running Out of Fresh Water

For much of the last week, poli­cy­makers’ eyes have been trained over­seas, as Pres­id­ent Obama tries to con­vince Con­gress (and the pub­lic) that …

Syria crisis: No clear winner in Russia-US G20 duel

<b>Both sides have claimed victory in this G20 gladiatorial contest over Syria, but identifying who is on which team is not straightforward.</b><p>So who backed Russia and who backed the United States?<p>According to President Vladimir Putin, the outcome was not a 50/50 split, but a balance of opinion in …

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The cost of a dollar in Syria: three years in jail

Having wrested the initiative back from rebel forces in the civil war that started in March 2011, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is training his guns on a new enemy: the dollar.<p>The prolonged civil war and subsequent Western sanctions that banned imports of Syrian oil wrecked the economy, pushed …

Middle East

Chart of the week: Turkey’s real estate boom isn’t slowing yet

Turkish house prices are on a seemingly endless rise. The latest figure, for May 2013, shows an increase of 12.2 per cent annually.<p>Turkey is used to …

The $45-million idea to keep half of Africa’s doctors from leaving

To address Africa’s brain drain—which costs the continent $2 billion dollars, along with half its doctors, (pdf)—the African Development Bank (AfDB) is setting up a university geared toward science, technology and innovation.<p>Last week, AfDB approved a $45 million grant to establish the Pan African …

Economic Development

US energy regulator threatens BP with $28m fine over irregular gas trades

FERC steps up action against powerful trading firms as BP eyed one week after $410bn settlement reached with JP Morgan<p>The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is threatening energy giant BP with a $28m fine over alleged irregular trades in natural gas, just a week after it reached a $410m …

Pakistan's largest city Karachi paralysed by flooding

At least 14 people were killed in accidents caused by torrential rain which hit different parts of the port city of Karachi.<p>Heavy overnight rainfall in Karachi paralysed parts of the southern port city causing 14 deaths.<p>The rains, which started on Saturday, turned into a heavy downpour that …

Pakistan

Flash floods kill dozens in Afghanistan and Pakistan

At least 40 people have been killed in flash floods triggered by days of torrential rain in the eastern half of Afghanistan. A further 45 were killed in Pakistan.<p>Heavy flooding that began three days ago has affected nine eastern and southeastern provinces and some districts of the capital …

Ryan to GOP: Don't do immigration based on politics

Rep. Paul Ryan pushed back Sunday against fellow Republicans who say the party is doomed with the growing number of Hispanic voters unless it helps pass comprehensive immigration reform.<p>“I disagree with the idea that we should approach this issue based on what’s right for us politically,” the House …

Shell pledges long-term commitment to North Sea oil

Oil and gas production will continue in the North Sea for decades, the chairman of Shell UK has forecast.<p>Ed Daniels says in an interview in <i>The Daily Telegraph</i> that the UK arm of Royal Dutch Shell, will continue to have a major presence in North Sea production, despite suggestions by commentators …

North Sea

Obamacare message war goes local

CENTREVILLE, Va. — A race to define Obamacare to the masses began today between the stacks at the Centreville Library. Over pizza in Decatur, Texas. And with a glass of wine in Naples, Fla.<p>Dozens of communities around the country hosted pro-Obamacare events, convened by the president’s foot …