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A New Report Shows How Amazon Is Different Around The World

A new study shines a light on how Amazon positions itself differently in different countries. According to Forrester Research, which just released a report on Amazon’s Global Appeal, the e-commerce giant’s customer service techniques have gained praise worldwide, but the Amazon shopping experience …

eCommerce

Brother of Paris attack terrorists: 'They were two normal brothers'

The brother of the terrorists who killed 129 people expresses his shock at his families involvement with the Paris attack<p>Mohamad Abdeslam, one of the brothers of a dead suicide bomber in the Paris attacks, said on Monday neither he or his family could have imagined that they were involved with the …

Extremism

Ted Cruz: Obama terror response 'shameful'

<i>Dana Bash's full interview with Sen. Ted Cruz will air at 6 a.m. ET on CNN's "New Day."</i><p><b>Charleston, SC (CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz Monday defended using a "religious test" to sift through the refugees fleeing Syria, responding to President Barack Obama's admonition of him earlier in the day.<p>"It's not …

Islamic Fundamentalism

8 Reasons Curaçao Is the Most Interesting Island in the Caribbean

Who doesn't love a tropical paradise? Palm trees, white sand beaches and turquoise waters do wonders for soothing the weary soul, mine included. But after a few days I find my mind wandering, and I'm itching for a little intellectual stimulation.<p>During my recent trip to Curaçao I discovered that …

National Parks

Congressional Republicans Pick a Fight Over Syrian Refugees

Republicans want to prevent the Obama administration from resettling people fleeing the Middle East—a push that could provoke a government shutdown next month.<p>The rapidly-escalating political fight over resettling Syrian refugees has already reached the halls of Congress, where senior Republicans …

Republicans

France falls silent as police hunt fugitive, name mastermind

France identified a 27-year-old Belgian who once boasted about killing "infidels" and fought for the Islamic State group in Syria as the mastermind of the Paris attacks, and President Francois Hollande vowed Monday to forge a united coalition capable of defeating the jihadists at home and …

Carson claims Al Qaeda was not 'an existential threat' in 2003

Ben Carson wants to increase military intervention in Syria because he sees Islamic State militants as an existential threat to the United States, something he said was not an issue with Al Qaeda in 2003.<p>“A lot of Americans really think back to 2003, and they remember Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda,” …

Al-Qaeda

A slew of states are saying they'll refuse Syrian refugees, but they might have 'no legal authority'

Their reactions have come in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, which left at least 129 dead, and revelations that one of the suspects in the attacks was found with a Syrian passport — though its authenticity has yet to be confirmed.<p>But a number of immigration-law experts say that even if …

Immigration

Let the French Take Mosul

The problem of what to do about the Islamic State is an enormously complicated one. Right now, though, there seems to be an opportunity to propose at least a partial solution that, if successful, would be a major military victory of strategic value. This plan would be to let the French military …

MIT scientists have charted a course for Mars that they say beats NASA's by a landslide

It's a very different plan than the NASA astronauts in the latest sci-fi action film "The Martian" take.<p>Moreover, it's not what the real NASA describes in their outline for human exploration of Mars, called the Mars Design Reference Architecture 5.0.<p>But the US space agency might want to reconsider …

Space Exploration

Russia could be ISIS's next front

The November 13 attacks on Paris followed bombings in Bagdad, Beirut, and Ankara, as well as the likely downing of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt on October 31.<p>Although it is extremely difficult to predict, there's a lot of evidence to suggest that Russia may be high on ISIS's list of targets.<p>…

Russia

Why You Should Travel Alone Just for 1 Week

Four months ago, I decided to quit my job, leave Paris and go for a one-year trip around Latin America, alone. While I'm definitely not the only one to have taken the leap, I've met quite a few people telling me: "<i>Wow, that's my dream, but I could never do it</i>".<p>Oh, yes you can. Everybody can! How? …

Travel

'Idiots': ISIS responds to Anonymous threatening its 'biggest operation ever' against it

After the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night that left at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured, the hacking collective Anonymous posted a video in which a person claiming to represent the group said, "Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down."<p>"We will launch the …

Terrorism