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Spain to take 'all necessary measures' to defend Gibraltar interests

Spain has said it will take "all necessary measures" to the defend its interests in Gibraltar amid growing diplomatic tensions with Britain.<p>Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Spain will take "legal and proportional steps" after Britain sent a rapid reaction force of warships to visit the island's …

Saudi Arabia Couldn't Bribe Russia to Give Up on Assad

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Saudi Arabia is so desperate to rid their region of Syria's dictatorial regime that they offered …

Philippine leaders want U.S. troops back as bulwark against China

More than 20 years after Philippine officials shut down U.S. military bases amid rising anti-American sentiment, the Manila government has announced that it will soon be negotiating with Washington to increase its military presence in the region as a counterweight to domineering China.<p>Tens of …

US steps up drone strikes in Yemen as al-Qaida attack fears mount in capital

Eight strikes hit city in two weeks as Obama administration targets suspected al-Qaida militants amid broader terror fears<p>The US has stepped up the intensity of its drone strikes on suspected al-Qaida targets in Yemen, carrying out eight strikes in two weeks in response to fears of a terror attack …

Father And Son Who Fled Vietnam War Bombs Emerge From Jungle After 40 Years

In 1971 Ho Van Thanh, now 82, fled into the jungle with his 2-year-old son after his wife and two other children were killed when their house was bombed during the Vietnam War, Thanh Nien News reports.<p>Scott Neuman of NPR reports that on Wednesday Thanh and Ho Van Lang, now in his forties, were …

Vietnam

US student loan bill signed into law in rare show of bipartisan compromise

Republican House speaker hails 'good day' as Obama signs bill as part of broader plan to lower interest rates for students<p>President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a …

Airport wars are underway in the Middle East

Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi are locked in a multi-billion dollar race to build the biggest, swankiest airport in the Middle East. They are hoping to leverage their location—all three cities are around six hours from two-third’s of the world’s population—to build global travel hubs that boost revenues …

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US and Russia to push for Syria peace talks

US and Russian officials have agreed on the need to convene a Syrian peace conference in Geneva as soon as possible, following talks in Washington DC.<p>John Kerry, US secretary of state, hosted his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Friday, amid mounting tension between the two nations over …

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China set to become world’s biggest oil importer

China is poised to overtake the United States as the world's leading oil importer in October, part of a long-term trend that is forcing the Asian giant to find new supply sources including Canada to fuel its economy.<p>Chinese crude imports will exceed those of the United States for the first time on …

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Indian-built Arihant nuclear submarine activated

<b>India has activated the reactor on board the INS Arihant nuclear submarine, the first to be designed and built in India.</b><p>The move means the submarine can now undergo sea trials.<p>Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hailed the "giant stride in... our indigenous technological capabilities".<p>Experts say is the …

Military

Jesus Needs Reza Aslan, Author of 'Zealot'

Kirsten Powers talks to the writer about why Muslims rarely write about Christianity.<p>What is it about Reza Aslan that has unhinged so many people?<p>The …

Jay Leno Ending 'Tonight Show' Run On February 6, 2014 (REPORT)

Jay Leno's last episode as host of "The Tonight Show" will reportedly air on Thursday, February 6, 2014, according to Variety.<p>It has already been reported that Jimmy Fallon will take over the late-night hosting gig on February 24, 2014, when the show moves to New York and Fallon hands over his …

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In Iowa, Donald Trump warns Republicans about Hillary, immigration

AMES, Iowa -- Donald Trump on Saturday made his first-ever political visit to Iowa, speaking to conservative Christians, stoking speculation about his political plans and labeling the United States a "laughingstock" during an interview with NBC News.<p>He warned the Family Leadership Summit in an …

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UK's nuclear weapons being dismantled under disarmament obligations

Three Trident warheads a year being taken from navy depot near Glasgow to private contractor in Berkshire to be decommissioned<p>Quietly, slowly and without any fuss, Britain is dismantling its nuclear weapons. Three Trident warheads a year are being moved from the Clyde to the home counties to be …