Mike Lyng

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Forget John Kerry's Shuttle Diplomacy; Israel And Palestinians Sign Historic Energy Deal

Amid what some are calling U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s “failed shuttle diplomacy” between Israelis and Palestinians, a gas export agreement …

Santander enters Help to Buy mortgage market

Santander has announced it will offer a range of mortgages backed by the government's Help to Buy scheme from Thursday, increasing the options for borrowers who want a 95% home loan.<p>The news came as banks and building said they expected to make more mortgages available in the first three months of …

How to Communicate With Your Dog, Read its Body Language

Though dogs may understand some human words, body language is their main form of communication. Not only is it how they tell you what they’re …

The world’s five largest housing bubbles: A brief, whirlwind tour

Goldman Sachs analysts spotlighted some of the world’s fast accelerating housing markets this week, in a bid to try to sniff out potential for problems in the making. (After all, it was the high-flying US housing market that served as the epicenter for the financial crisis that set off the Great …

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3 Moves for Core Strength

Your core is the entire center of your body, from your shoulders to your hips. It is like the trunk of a tree, with your limbs acting like …

Palestinian fighters warn of third intifada | US & Canada

<b>Hebron, West Bank</b> - Mourners packed a cemetery on Hebron's outskirts on a warm spring morning for the funeral of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, one the founders of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades that has fought Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands.<p>Despite the gates being shut once capacity was reached …

The chilling effects of surveillance | Bahrain

Revelations contained in documents recently leaked to the <i>Guardian</i> by whistleblower Edward Snowden have placed the United States front and centre in the ongoing global debate around mass surveillance.<p>The dramatic story continues to unfold: first, evidence of Verizon's complicity with the National …

Iran and the white man's burden | Iran

Nothing is more frustrating than one of your own calling for war on people from your ancestral homeland.<p>If there is one thing I learned about Iran's presidential election, it is the existence of the White Man's Burden amongst some in the Iranian Diaspora community: Iranian-Americans thousands of …

A life sentence … for pot?

U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter is on a quest to lock up pot growers — despite his state’s medical marijuana law<p>Eric Stern<p>June 21, 2013 9:00pm (UTC)<p>In March of 2011, federal agents in hazmat suits -- guns brandished and sirens blaring -- raided dozens of marijuana greenhouses and dispensaries in Montana, …

Archaeologists find 'Chactun,' a long lost Mayan city in eastern Mexico

A team of archaeologists have found a long lost Mayan city in the rainforests of eastern Mexico, and they're hoping the discovery will help them figure out what led to the ancient civilization's rise and fall centuries ago. The city, which archaeologists have dubbed Chactun or Red Rock, was in its …

How To Become Invisible To The NSA's Domestic Spying Program

According to the original report that brought PRISM to public attention, the nine companies that "participate knowingly" with the NSA are Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple.<p>Zhong's approach is to replace your workflow with open-source tools that aren't …

Russia legislators pass 'gay propaganda' ban

Russia's parliament has passed two bills that impose jail terms for people promoting homosexual "propaganda" to minors and those who offend religious believers.<p>Ahead of Tuesday's vote, gay activists staged a kissing protest outside parliament but were outnumbered by several hundred supporters of …

Offshore Tax-Haven Data Made Public As Companies Brace For Scrutiny

WASHINGTON -- The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on Friday made public what it calls the most extensive collection of records on offshore accounts in history, encouraging sleuths to ferret out possible tax evasion.<p>The online portal, called the Offshore Leaks Database, …

Spy America and Its Willing Victims

The latest exposure of the Obama administration's cavalier violation of Americans' civil liberties underscores the audacious challenge that confronts us. That audacity is matched by our leaders' pattern of deceit and dishonesty. The nation has been repeatedly lied to by high officials who do not …

5 Pretty Good Reasons to Be an Atheist

People love lists. Am I right? So here is a list of five pretty good reasons why you should be an atheist. Now I know I am not going to convince everyone with this list because god-belief has been indoctrinated into our society for a long time and most people have been raised to believe in some …