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Iran's supreme leader accuses Saudis of 'genocide' in Yemen

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei escalates rhetoric over Riyadh’s intervention in sectarian fighting between government and Shia rebels<p>Iran’s supreme leader has accused Saudi Arabia of committing genocide in Yemen and said air strikes against Houthi rebels are doomed to fail, in a sharp escalation of …

Obama vows to abide by immigration court order

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, which has drawn opposition from 26 states across the nation.<p>United States District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled late Monday night to block executive actions Obama took late last year to …

Immigration

Greece threatens tilt to Russia and China unless Europe yields

“We have other ways of finding money. It could be the United States, it could be Russia, it could be China" said the Greek defence minister<p>Greece's radical new government has threatened to seek money from Russia and China to avert a financial crisis rather than yield to austerity demands from …

Europe

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Europe looks to Syriza for hope of change

Syriza’s potential victory in the forthcoming elections in Greece is of the utmost importance for all those who want Europe to change course. Such a victory would be an expression of the demand for dignity and justice: for hope. The threats and pressure applied by EU leaders, the troika and …

The Week in Review: Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Ties between the United States and Cuba, severed more than 50 years ago, were restored this week after months of negotiations and a prisoner …

Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.<p>The search for documents is on for immigrants who may qualify for a work permit and reprieve from deportation under measures President Barack Obama announced last month. Applicants must prove they were in …

Denmark Eyes North Pole, but How Much Oil and Gas Await?

Countries are looking at the long-term economic potential of the Arctic.<p>Just days before Christmas, Denmark has laid claim to an energy-rich but difficult-to-develop part of the world that's a fount of holiday lore: the North Pole.<p>The Arctic's fate will take years to decide, but it's attracted …

Oil & Gas Industry

Obama: Isolating Cuba hasn't worked

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> -- A political standoff that spanned five decades and 10 presidents began to crumble Wednesday with President Barack Obama's move to normalize relations with Cuba.<p>The announcement was the product of a year of clandestine back-channelling between the U.S. and Cuba, facilitated by …

Poll: 57% of Americans Say Race Relations in U.S. Are Bad

A majority of Americans now say that race relations in the United States are bad, according to the latest NBC News/ <i>Wall Street Journal</i> poll, which …

Russia invites Kim Jong-un for visit

North Korean leader's visit would be his first official foreign trip since taking over power three years ago<p>Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive …

India to build nuclear reactors with Russia

India is to build at least ten more nuclear reactors with Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said after talks with President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi.<p>"We have outlined an ambitious vision for nuclear energy of at least 10 more reactors," Modi said at a press briefing on Thursday.<p>Russia's …

China's 'Marshall Plan' Is Much More

Chinese President Xi Jinping just announced that China will establish a Silk Road fund with $40 billion to support infrastructure investments in …