Ranee Soeder

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'The Family House Was Hit': Syrian Attack Kills Palestinians

The U.S. says more than 1,400 people were killed by chemical weapons in Syria on Aug. 21. Other sources have cited lower figures.<p>Not all victims were Syrian. A Palestinian family in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, is mourning the loss of 11 members.<p><b>'Everyone Inside Had Died'</b><p>Ahmed al-Hurani keeps …

Pentagon adjusts plans for more intense attacks on Syria

U.S. war planners are preparing for three days of attacks on Syria, a longer bombardment than originally envisioned.<p>September 07, 2013|By David S. Cloud<p>Hundreds of demonstrators opposed to a U.S. military strike against Syria… (Olivier Douliery / Abaca…)<p>WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing for a …

War

Undecided Dems key on Syria

Democratic lawmakers are confronting an unpleasant reality: It will be up to them to support military strikes in Syria if they want to save President Barack Obama from a dramatic defeat in Congress.<p>It’s a big ask.<p>Take Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat who doesn’t yet know how she’ll vote on the …

Syria Chemical Attack Possibly Carried Out Without Assad Permission, German Newspaper Reports

BERLIN, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces may have carried out a chemical weapons attack close to Damascus without the personal permission of President Bashar al-Assad, Germany's Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday, citing German intelligence.<p>Syrian brigade and division commanders …

When Airlines Behave Badly, Coordinate Pricing and Punish Competitors

If there is to be a courtroom battle pitting the Justice Department against American Airlines and US Airways over their plans to merge and form the …

The Rise Of The Renting And Sharing Economy Could Have Catastrophic Ripple Effects

Now, "rent" is becoming the new "own," according to market strategists at ConvergEx Group, who warn that the ripple effects of such a trend could be "catastrophic."<p>"Americans of every demographic are flocking to services like Airbnb, Taskrabbit, and Bag Borrow or Steal for one overwhelming reason: …

The US is cutting its deficit faster than it ever has before

The latest US budget statement is due at 2 p.m. ET and is expected to show that the US deficit continued to decline in July, falling to a consensus -$90.5 billion. That’s still in the red, to be sure. But it’s worth noting just how sharply US deficits have been declining. Check out this chart from …

Economics

WATCH: Airport Time-Lapse Video From Swiss Airlines

VIDEO: Swiss<p>You've probably asked the question "What is going <i>on</i> out there?" while you restlessly await to board your flight.<p>Well, Swiss Airlines has decided to answer that question -- with a stunning airport time-lapse video.<p>The video shows aircraft of all different shapes and sizes arriving and …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Books

The Coolest Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Paris

No, we're not talking about Bognor Regis — we're talking about Paris, duh! And, now is the time to steal a weekend away from your social calendar, for we've planned your mini city break, and it's got youshopping, sipping, and dining like a local — with not a tourist in sight, we promise.First stop …

Eight In-Flight Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Trip

Prone to self-sabotage? Even the best-intentioned travelers sometimes undermine their chances of a great vacation. What you do (and don't do) on a plane can make or break the trip to come. Seemingly innocuous activities can set you up for exhaustion, illness, and jet lag -- all total vacation …

7 tips for a successful shared homestay experience

You’re staying in someone’s home you don’t know on a trip. Naturally that means you walk around in your underwear, fart, make a mess in the kitchen, throw used towels on the bathroom floor and hog the TV remote. Right?<p>Of course not. But this picture isn’t as rare as it sounds. Now that more …

Vietnam tips: a first-timer's guide

Vietnam's long-held position as a travel icon is more than deserved. In no other country is the collision of Southeast Asia's past, present and future so stark. At times, this clash can seem so confronting and confusing as to send even experienced travellers fleeing for the nearest luxury hotel. …

How to eat Indian street food safely

Tucking into street food is one of the joys of travelling in India – here are some tips to help avoid tummy troubles.<p>1. Give yourself a few days to adjust to the local cuisine, especially if you’re not used to spicy food.<p>2. You know the rule about following a crowd – if the locals are avoiding a …