Edward Varela

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A Vast Network Of Corruption Is Upending Turkey's Government As Three More Officials Resign

The prime minister will be lucky to emerge in one piece, let alone with much of the economic stability he has spent a decade of consolidating still intact.<p>Dawn raids last Tuesday nabbed almost 60 people and implicated three government ministries, the directors of state banks, and some of Turkey's …

Iranian Politicians Propose Bill To Enrich Uranium Higher Despite Nuclear Deal

The bill could bring Tehran into direct conflict with the major powers that reached an interim agreement with Iran in Geneva last month, requiring Tehran to suspend its enrichment of higher grade uranium.<p>However, Iran's most powerful authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has so far backed …

Here's Why The Unemployment Rate Could Abruptly Drop To 6.8%

Issues include the ambiguity of how unemployment is defined, the exclusion of those who have given up on looking for work, and also the responses of those being surveyed who may choose to say they are unemployed even though their personal job prospects vary greatly.<p>All of these issues could collide …

Here Is Edward Snowden's Christmas Message

The 30-year-old American is wanted for taking hundreds of thousands of classified documents and is credited for starting a necessary debate about government surveillance in the digital, post-9/11 world.<p>His basic message is against mass surveillance, and he goes full Orwell: "A child born today will …

How to ruin Christmas: A holiday guide to arguing with conservative relatives

Holiday rule #1: Never, <em>ever</em> argue politics. But if you must, here’s how to beat your right-wing relatives<p>Happy holidays, fellow soldiers in the War on Christmas. It is the time of year when many Americans are expected to spend some time with people they are related to. Maybe some of the …

South Sudan crisis: Increased efforts to end bloodshed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1039000/1039237_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524662497_96e2806bd312dd278224fec115fd59b2<p><b>International efforts are intensifying to end the bloodshed in South Sudan, where thousands of people are believed to have died in the past 10 …

Africa

Israeli civilian, Palestinian girl killed in Gaza flare-up | Reuters

GAZA (Reuters) - A Gaza sniper shot dead an Israeli civilian over the border on Tuesday and Israel hit back with air strikes on two Hamas training camps which hospital officials said killed a Palestinian girl near one of the targets.<p>A member of Palestinian civil defense extinguishes a fire at a …