Noah Shukor

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Openly gay man named civilian leader of the US Army in history-making Senate decision

A openly gay man has been unanimously confirmed in the role of the United States Secretary of the Army, in a precedent-setting decision by the Senate …

Pending U.S. Trade Deals Could Gut Environmental Policies, Report Argues

A leading environmental group is sounding the alarm over climate threats posed by pending trade agreements, including the controversial Trans-Pacific …

Obama: Trump, Cruz proposals harm U.S. foreign policy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama said Tuesday that campaign trail rhetoric from leading GOP candidates is damaging the U.S. in the eyes of foreign leaders.<p>He said he receives questions "constantly" from fellow officials about the "wackier suggestions that are being made" in the race to …

How is Russia financing its war in Syria? | Middle East

Russia has added a volatile new dimension to Syria's four-year civil war after unleashing a wave of air strikes across the country.<p>Moscow has sent hundreds of troops, fighter jets, helicopter gunships, tanks, heavy artillery and other equipment, in response to a "request" by President Bashar …

‘Concerns rising over UK welfare cuts’

<b>Criticisms are rising against the British government for pursuing poor economic plans. A central theme of the criticisms is a controversial welfare</b> …

Is Smoking Weed a Human Right?

Why the Mexican Supreme Court thinks the answer is yes<p>Last week, just a day after voters in Ohio rejected a constitutional amendment to legalize the recreational and medical use of marijuana, Mexico’s Supreme Court headed in a different direction: The country’s top justices concluded that national …

Human Rights

Mexico's Prosecutors Blasted Over Missing Students

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission is criticizing the Attorney General's Office for failing to address all the recommendations it made in July about the investigation into the fate of 43 missing college students.<p>In a document released Sunday, the commission said the office's response to its …

Mexico Military Responds to Human Rights Scandals with Helmet Cameras

SHARE<p>Mexico’s military is to introduce body cameras for soldiers as part of efforts to rebuild a human rights record tarnished by recent scandals, …

U.N. Human Rights Official: Mexico Must Withdraw Army From Streets

MEXICO CITY — The United Nations' top human rights official is calling on the Mexican government to set a timetable for withdrawing military personnel from law enforcement duties and replacing them with well-trained police.<p>U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said Wednesday …

Mexico's Human Rights Abuse and Protests

MEXICO, CITY -- Despite a growing international consensus about the severe human rights and security crisis in Mexico, the Mexican Government has …

Mexico clash may have involved 'extrajudicial killings': rights body

In May, authorities said 42 suspected members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel had been killed in a three-hour gunfight near the small town of Tanhuato, Michoacan, with one federal police offer also killed.<p>Reports later said some of the dead had been shot in the back, while families said some …

Russia regional vote: Polls close in key elections

<b>Polls have closed in regional elections across Russia that are seen as a gauge of public opinion ahead of parliamentary elections next year.</b><p>About 59 million people - nearly half the population - were eligible to vote for 21 governors and 11 regional parliaments. Results are expected to be …

Counting to 100: What promises did Buhari make to Nigerians?

<i>Related News</i><p>Nigeria’s politicians are never short on promises. After 16 years of rule by a party which oversaw rising corruption, growing poverty …

Mexico's 2015 Elections - A citizen triumph?

Demotix/Photographer: Arturo Hernández. All rights reserved<p>Independent candidates were the great surprise of the 7 June elections in Mexico. For the …

Britain's EU referendum: who gets to vote is a potential deciding factor

A variety of possible factors based on nationality, residency and age may sway the EU in/out referendum by as many as 7.6m votes and change the result<p>At some point before 2017 Britain will hold an in/out referendum on EU membership. The vote may be as early as 2016. But before the debate on the …

EU Referendum

UK Government should consult MPs before ruling that a law applies only to England, says former Welsh Secretary David Jones

Former Conservative Welsh Secretary David Jones claims the UK Government needs to modify its “English votes for English laws” proposal to take …

United Kingdom

UK government refuses to help tortured British student in UAE

The Mexican government is being forced to reveal its most wanted criminals

When it does, the public will be in a better position to evaluate its government's security efforts.<p>The list of high-ranking capos taken in by federal forces during the Peña Nieto administration is impressive — El Chapo, La Tuta, Z-42, El H, Z-40, to name just a few.<p>In fact, according to the …

Mexico condemns Donald Trump's 'racist' and 'absurd' immigration plan

‘These comments reflect prejudice, racism or plain ignorance,’ Mexico’s foreign ministry says of Trump’s plan to make Mexico pay for a border wall<p>Mexico’s government on Wednesday slammed US presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s proposals to deport undocumented immigrants en masse and make Mexicans …

Donald Trump

App that can count calories in your food pictures

New smartphone app helps guide GPs in providing palliative care to patients

A new smartphone app aimed at helping GPs provide palliative care to patients has been created with the help of researchers from Adelaide's Flinders …

Nifty Calendar App Turns Your Phone Into a Split Screen

Meet is a keyboard. Sort of. Technically, Meet is a keyboard <i>extension</i> that’s part of the most recent update to Sunrise, a handy calendar app for …

Apps

Thieves steal hundreds from Starbucks app users, but Starbucks denies it’s been hacked

Earlier this week, Starbucks customers reported that hundreds of dollars were stolen from their credit cards. The Starbucks mobile app lets customers …

Customer Service

Oakland Police Department Promotes Mobile App That Sends Alerts To Emergency Responders

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The Oakland Police Department is partnering with a mobile developer to promote a personal safety app police say will bring …

Twitter’s Periscope app knocks out promoters of Mayweather-Pacquio fight

It was billed as the fight of the century and the cost to watch it lived up to the hype: $99.99.<p>But many who refused to pay the hefty price to watch …

Google updates its search algorithm to rate ‘mobile-friendly’ websites higher on your smartphone

Google will soon change the way how the search engine recommends websites on smartphones wherein it will favour those websites that Google defines as …

Prosecutors suspect two teenagers for hacking Belgian and French websites

Two teenagers have been suspected in connection with the hacking of the websites of French and Belgian newspapers.<p>AFP has cited a statement of …

Target Website, Apps Overwhelmed by Demand for Lilly Pulitzer

Retailer made website inaccessible for 20 minutes as Early Shoppers Scanned Offerings<p>Target Corp.’s website went down Sunday morning, overwhelmed by shoppers clamoring for a piece of a Lilly Pulitzer collection that was selling for a fraction of the price of the Palm Beach label’s luxury …

Apps

How Good Web Design Influences Consumer Behavior

Good web design influences your customers to shop more often, to buy more, and to spend more. Here's what you need to know to improve your small …