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No light at the end of the tunnel for global economy warns IMF boss Christine Lagarde

An ill wind continues to blow through the global economy according to Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund.<p>She voiced a sombre appraisal of the world’s finances in an address to the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington:<p>“Despite the boost from oil prices and despite a …

White House Knew CIA Snooped On Senate, Report Says

WASHINGTON -- Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan consulted the White House before directing agency personnel to sift through a walled-off computer drive being used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to construct its investigation of the agency’s torture program, according to a …

Surveillance
Barack Obama

Mass protests in Armenia as killings test loyalty to Moscow

Thousands have demonstrated against Kremlin influence after a Russian soldier was accused of killing a family of six . RFE/RL reports<p>Thousands turned out on the streets of the Armenian city of Gyumri today to pay their respects to six family members brutally murdered in their home earlier this …

Russia
Russia

Condoleezza Rice says she was stunned CIA mission was leaked

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice told jurors Thursday she was stunned to learn that a classified mission to thwart Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions — now at the heart of a criminal leak trial — had been disclosed to a reporter.<p>Rice testified for the …

George W. Bush

Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released

Syrian rebels have been forced to agree to a 10-day cease-fire in a neighborhood within the central city of Homs that has become their last bastion there after two years of siege.<p>The rebels accepted the truce with forces loyal to President<p>Bashar Assadto avert the devastation rained on the Old City …

Michigan Governor Vetoes Gun Bill Over Domestic Violence Concerns

Citing domestic violence concerns, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed two bills on Thursday that would have allowed people subject to personal …

Guns

Italian aid workers held hostage in Syria are freed

Italy’s government has announced the release of two young aid workers taken hostage in northern Syria last summer.<p>In a video released two weeks ago, it was claimed that Greta Ramelli, 20, and Vanessa Marzullo, 21, were being held by the al-Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s branch in Syria.<p>The video published …

Navy captain admits providing classified information as part of bribery scheme

A Navy captain on Thursday became the highest-ranking officer to plead guilty in the $20-milllion bribery scandal in which classified information was sold in exchange for cash, Cuban cigars,<p>Lady Gagatickets, hotel and travel expenses and the services of prostitutes.<p>The guilty plea of Navy Capt. …

Roads
Latin America

Poll: Most New Yorkers Disapprove of Cops Who Turned Backs on Mayor

A majority of New York City voters of all ethnic backgrounds do not approve of the police officers who turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio in …

Law Enforcement

New Cuba Travel, Trade Rules Will Start Friday: U.S. Government

Decades of U.S. trade and travel restrictions on Cuba will come to an end on Friday, the government announced in the first tangible step towards restoring diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana.<p>New rules will allow Americans to travel to the country without a license – as long as they go for …

Cuba
Israel

GOP-led Senate plans swift push for more Iran sanctions, despite nuclear talks

A top Senate Republican said Thursday that the GOP-led chamber will move in a matter of weeks on legislation imposing more sanctions on Iran -- despite administration concerns it could imperil nuclear talks.<p>Tennessee GOP Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, addressed …

Sanctions

Terror suspect arrested in Wolfsburg, flats searched in southern Germany | DW | 16.01.2015

The German attorney general's office confirmed on Thursday evening that the authorities had taken a 26-year-old man into custody in the northern city …

Extremism

Turkey PM likens Netanyahu to Paris attackers

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has compared his Israeli counterpart to the assailants who murdered 17 people in Paris last week, in the latest scene of war of words between the leaders of the two countries.<p>Davutoglu said that Israel's military operations on Gaza and its raiding in 2010 of …

Israel

New Boko Haram attacks prompt calls for multinational help

As Islamist militants from Boko Haram step up attacks in Nigeria that have led to the slaughter of more civilians, there is increasing talk that international military action, possibly including a multinational force, may be needed to help crush the insurgency in Africa's most populous country.<p>The …

Africa

Prospective jurors in Boston Marathon bombing trial give candid answers

The first prospective juror to be questioned Thursday by the judge in the<p>Boston Marathon bombingtrial was a young advertising executive, who said his friends thought it was “really cool” that he might serve on a panel that could decide whetherDzhokhar Tsarnaevlives or dies.<p>"They very much want to …

Belgian anti-terror op adds fuel to fears

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news update, posted at 11:50 p.m. ET]</b><p>A Western Intelligence source tells CNN that the ongoing terror threat appears to involve up to 20 sleeper cells of between 120 to 180 people ready to strike in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The source said that European Union …

Terrorism