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South Sudan’s military 'gang-raped then burned women alive' in hunt for rebels

United Nations human rights investigators say the atrocities carried out in Unity state during an April offensive reflected a ‘new brutality and intensity' in the 18-month-long conflict between rivals<p>The United Nations claims abuses by South Sudan's military of civilians in the country’s war-torn …

Prosecutors: Putin's cronies helped the Russian mafia work in Spain for more than a decade

Prosecutors in Madrid have filed a 488-page petition to charge 27 people with money laundering and fraud in connection to the St. Petersburg-based Tambov crime syndicate's setting up shop in Spain in 1996.<p>Vladislav Reznik, now the deputy head of the finance committee in Russia's lower house of …

Hillary Clinton: Too cool for Brooklyn?

The candidate eschews trendy outer-borough campaign office for Manhattan digs.<p>Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign gained some gritty outer borough cred when it signed a lease last April on its headquarters at 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn.<p>And the campaign embraced it. After Clinton’s first and …

Afghanistan parliament attacked by Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen

• Two killed and 40 injured in suicide and gun attack<br>• All attackers killed by security forces<br>• Taliban claims responsibility• <b><br>Read the latest summary</b><p>11.28am BST<p>Here’s Sune Engel Rasmussen’s report on the attack from Kabul.<p>Related: Taliban attack parliament building in Kabul with suicide car bomb and …

Effect of Saudi Arabia Decisions on Global Crude Oil Supply & Demand

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia exerts more influence on the global price of crude oil than any other nation state. Oil analysts study Saudi policy and politics with as much attention to detail as financial analysts spend on US Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The current confluence of dramatic changes …

Wife of Israeli leader tweets Obama race joke

The tweet came from the spouse of an official tasked with U.S.-Israeli dialogue.<p>The prominent wife of an Israeli Cabinet minister tweeted a racially charged joke about President Barack Obama on Sunday, then subsequently deleted it and apologized.<p>“Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak,” …

Road Trip: 10 Must-See Spots From Salt Lake City to San Diego

Since its creation, Interstate 15 has been promoted as a scenic highway, and it’s one of the nation’s longest north-south transcontinental highways, …

Europe just slapped Russia with another six months of sanctions

The meeting of European foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday announced the widely-expected increase because of Russia's annexation of parts of Ukraine according to Reuters.<p>The series of economic and financial sectors, particularly directed against members of President Vladimir Putin's inner …

Tim Cook says Apple chooses iPhone colors to please Chinese customers

Cook was interviewed by the Chinese edition of Bloomberg Businessweek, and he spoke about catering the company's products to Chinese tastes.<p>The gold iPhone was introduced to please Chinese customers, Cook said.<p>Gold is considered a good-luck charm in China. Cook suggested that a major reason Apple …

Some say President Obama's Palm Springs golf outing sends wrong message

After two days of fundraising in Los Angeles and San Francisco, President Obama decamped to Palm Springs over the weekend to do what many others do in the desert resort community: play golf.<p>But the president quickly found himself in a political sand trap.<p>The problem, critics say, is that it takes a …

Hillary Clinton is going to lose: She doesn’t even see the frustrated progressive wave that will nominate Bernie Sanders

<b>In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen.</b> …

Middle-class

‘Absolutely Sickening’: Blaze Readers React to Obama’s Controversial Charleston Comments

TheBlaze posted a story earlier this week about President Obama’s response to the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, in which nine black people were killed in a church.<p>President Barack Obama speaks about the shooting deaths of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., …

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Missing former White House chef found dead in New Mexico mountains

Walter Scheib, the 61-year-old former White House executive chef who had been missing in New Mexico’s rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains for more than a week, was discovered dead late Sunday night by a search and rescue crew.<p>Scheib’s body was found nearly two miles from the Yerba Canyon Trail head …

America's Best Coffee Cities

The Northwest city known for its latte-friendly (read: misty) weather won the coffee contest again this year—and not just for Stumptown Coffee …

Coffee

‘I don’t want to offend anyone’: Putin holds court with global media executives

When the heads of the world's major news agencies sat down a year ago with Vladimir Putin at a St. Petersburg palace, they were treated to a long, sumptuous meal of Crimean flounder, a dish evidently chosen not only for its delicacy but for the political statement.<p>This year it was tea and caviar at …

Greece will hurt Europe no matter what

Summary<p>The economic crisis in Greece is far from over, and as it plays out it will have political and economic ramifications across Europe. The most Athens and its lenders can hope for at present is a temporary agreement to prevent a Greek default and buy time to continue negotiations, but the …

Europe

Mexico is facing a deadly Central American migrants crisis

Bloody clashes have left hundreds of Mexican security personnel, gang members, and civilians dead or wounded in the past few weeks.<p>And recent reports show that even people just transiting the country cannot avoid the violence.<p>Hundreds of Central American migrants traveling north through Mexico this …

The crippling contradiction in Obama's ISIS strategy is growing

"Our training efforts in Iraq have thus far been slowed by a lack of trainees," Carter said a week after President Barack Obama announced that he'd be sending more advisers there to train forces to fight Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh).<p>"We simply haven't received enough …

Pentagon chief urges balanced approach to Russian aggression

BERLIN (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. and NATO need to have a "strong but balanced" approach to Russia, and he questioned whether …

‘When Western women stop being objectified, they can criticise us.’ Orthodox Jewish women fight back

‘When Western women stop being objectified, they can criticise us.’<br>Orthodox Jewish women fight back<p>Ilana Freedman, photographed at home in west London<p>When news broke of women being banned from driving, the position of females in ultra-orthodox Jewish society came under scrutiny. We go inside a …

The U.S. and Israel Are Preemptively Discrediting The UN's Report On The Gaza War

WASHINGTON -- The Israeli and U.S. governments have launched a campaign to preemptively discredit a forthcoming United Nations Human Rights Council report on possible war crimes committed during last summer’s Gaza war.<p>The report, scheduled to be released by the end of June, is based on a nearly …

Netanyahu: State Department Report on Iranian Terrorism Is a ‘Wake-up Call’ on Iran Nuclear Deal that ‘Endangers’ the World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday called the State Department’s new international terrorism report “a wake-up call”
 on Iranian “subversion and aggression.”<p>Netanyahu also asserted that the deal currently being negotiated on Iran’s nuclear program will only enrich the Islamic Republic …

A new look at how Russians view Russia and the West

Pew Research recently did some digging around in Russia to find out how Russians view their own country and their place in the world at large. In April, Pew performed face-to-face interviews with some 1,000 Russian adults of varying gender, age, and location. Here is what they found out:<p>Russians …

PAX MONGOLICA: The underlying reason why China is going after Central Asia

Many observers believe that the strategy is all about integrating with Russia.<p>But there's a crucial reason that's often overlooked: Beijing is looking for new countries to which it can export its goods as Western demand slows and China transitions into a consumption-based economy.<p>"China's motive …

Greece is confirming that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments

Greece, from whose ancient playwrights Western drama descends, is in an absurdist melodrama about securing yet another cash infusion from international creditors.<p>This would add another boulder to a mountain of debt almost twice the size of Greece's gross domestic product. This protracted dispute …

China's J-11 fighter jet may find new role in South China Sea

The deployment in the Spratly Islands, which China calls the Nanshas, would dramatically extend the reach of the nation's military beyond its southernmost base at Sanya on Hainan Island.<p>However, experts say the jet would be limited to a defensive role because it is an older model outclassed by …

Saudi Arabia tells citizens to ignore latest WikiLeaks release

61,000 leaked cables give rare insight into kingdom’s habit of buying influence and monitoring dissidents<p>Saudi Arabia has warned its citizens to ignore thousands of its diplomatic documents leaked by the transparency site WikiLeaks, which give a rare insight into the kingdom’s habit of buying …

Middle East

Afghan Taliban offer government workers 'hotline' number to defect

The move demonstrates the Taliban's efforts to boost public support following a string of defections to Islamic State in recent months<p>The Afghan Taliban have announced a 24-hour telephone “hotline” for any government employees wishing to defect to the group, as the militants try to bolster public …