Protesters in Egypt poured into the streets Monday for a seventh day of demonstrations, calling for a million-man march and general strike Tuesday that will place a new test on the government's restraint.
Average Egyptians "armed with sticks and razors" have formed vigilante groups to protect their homes from the crazed looters that have emerged during the rioting.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has agreed to discuss reform with opposition parties that are calling for his ouster, his vice president said Monday after the country's powerful military announced it would not attack peaceful anti-government demonstrators.
Mubarak is blaming the Muslim Brotherhood opposition movement for the disorder and looting of recent days, saying that Islamists had "striven to cause chaos".
There are rumors that Mubarak may end up fleeing to Israel.
The price of food is really starting to go up in Egypt as the riots have brought most commerce to a standstill.
Even before the riots, Egypt was the world's biggest wheat importer.
It is being reported that ATMs all over Egypt are running out of cash.
The United States in the past last three years supported "democracy activists" who planned to overthrow the Mubarak regime, according to leaked cables quoted by the London Telegraph.
The price of almost every major commodity is increasing in response to the crisis in Egypt.
Mohamed Ghanem, one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, is calling on Egypt to stop pumping gas to Israel and to prepare the Egyptian army for a war with it’s eastern neighbor.
Hundreds of American evacuees streamed out of Egypt aboard aircraft Monday, seeking to escape the continued unrest across the country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to propose a "pact for competitiveness" to the member states of the euro zone in a bid to get countries to harmonize their policies. The plan, which is intended to calm the financial markets' fears about the euro, would introduce a kind of economic government in the euro zone that goes far beyond what has so far been agreed.
At the moment, approximately 11 percent of all U.S. homes are empty.
The rate of home ownership in the United States has fallen to 1998 levels.
In spite of differences between Democrats and Republicans on reforming housing finance, both sides are backing proposals that would make mortgages more expensive and difficult to obtain.
The long-term unemployment situation in the United States continues to get even worse.
Is the Federal Reserve trying to boost U.S. stock prices?
Is the era of "cheap food" coming to an end?
The ultra-loose monetary policy of the United States is setting the stage for "a world credit war" a Chinese rating agency said on Friday, in the latest warning against soaring debt burdens in developed economies.
A United Nations study has found that America is still the world’s top producer of goods, despite the fact that the industry has shed millions of jobs over the past three decades.
Is the price of silver about to move up significantly?
Could a 3 percent drop in asset values wipe out much of Wall Street?
In the UK, nearly a million people will see their tax rates soar as the government’s austerity package kicks in this spring, potentially to as high as 83%.
The 21st century has certainly witnessed a progression towards a ‘cashless society’, but social networking giant Facebook is taking things a step further, throwing its hat into the ring with the introduction of a new compulsory monetary policy that will initially govern its share of the multi-billion dollar online games industry.
A new report from a privacy watchdog indicates that the FBI’s use of the Patriot Act and other surveillance powers may have led to as many as 40,000 violations of the law by the bureau in the years since 9/11.
The final word on usage-based internet billing in Canada came down yesterday and it’s pretty much as everyone expected: so long unlimited internet, it was good knowing you.
Apparently U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has difficulty recalling the three branches of government.
Most of its residents left, the school closed, the city government was disbanded and starting this week nearly every commercial building in Picher, Oklahoma, will be demolished.
Using 100 tons of explosives, The Geophysical Institute of Israel recently conducted a massive controlled explosion at a site in the Negev.
Residents across the Midwest and Plains states are bracing for what the National Weather Service warned could be a "historic blizzard" expected to generate a nasty brew of snow, ice and high winds until Wednesday.
A strong cyclone thrashed flood-ravaged Queensland, Australia, this week, but another storm is about to hit the highly populated north coast – and it is much bigger.
The super-volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has been rising at a record rate since 2004.
A recent swarm of earthquakes has geologists keeping a close eye on Mount Saint Helens. The USGS says 15 small quakes, mostly in the magnitude 1 range, shook the mountain over the weekend.
Are tectonic plates under Pakistan and Indonesia actually collapsing?
It seems that rather than fight for the purity of the organic ingredients they claim to cherish, Whole Foods, Stonyfield Farms, and Organic Valley have all bought into the USDA's false claim that GE and non-GE alfalfa can coexist without contamination.
Thanks to hormones, food producers now can make a salmon that grows to market size twice as fast as normal, dairy cows that produce 15 percent more milk, and beef cows that grow 20 percent faster.
Lastly, a suburban Dallas teen-ager had to take on a waitressing job to pay $637 after being ticketed for using bad language in a high school classroom.
The protests in Egypt are becoming even more violent. Even the ruling party headquarters in Cairo has been set ablaze in the outpouring of rage, bitterness and utter frustration with a regime seen as corrupt, heavy-handed and neglectful of grinding poverty that afflicts nearly half of the 80 million Egyptians.
Security forces shot dead a Bedouin protester in Egypt's Sinai region on Thursday, bringing the death in the three days of protests to five. Police in Suez fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators calling for an end to the 30-year-old rule of Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president. Protesters chucked rocks and petrol bombs at police lines.
Embattled President Hosni Mubarak imposed a curfew from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. local time in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez, where the largest demonstrations took place Friday. State-run Nile TV said the curfew was in response to the "hooliganism and lawlessness" of the protesters.
The Mubarak regime was badly shaken Thursday night, Jan. 27, when Egypt's most powerful opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, ordered its teeming membership to join the protest movement raging in Cairo and other cities since Tuesday after Friday (Jan. 28) prayers.
The wife of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and their son Gamal, considered the successor to his father as president, have fled to London with 97 suitcases after unprecedented massive protests in Egypt, an Arab website reported. Egyptian officials have denied the claim.
Is radical Islam about to take power in Egypt?
Iranian leaders are calling the protests across the Middle East a "new Islamic revolution".
Street protests, some of which turned violent, have erupted across Lebanon after a majority of lawmakers voted to nominate Najib Mikati, the Hezbollah-backed candidate for prime minister, to lead the country’s new government.
Thousands of Jordanian opposition supporters took to the streets Friday in the country's capital demanding the prime minister step down and venting their anger at rising prices, inflation and unemployment.
It looks like violent riots are also starting to erupt in the nation of Yemen.
Israeli security experts are casting an uneasy eye at the civil unrest spreading through the region.
The dollar and U.S. Treasurys rose on Friday as concerns that protests in Egypt will intensify and spread across the Middle East drove investors to seek safer assets.
Gold surged 2.5 percent Friday, bouncing $40 per ounce off session lows as fears that unrest in Egypt will spread across the Middle East prompted investors to buy the precious metal as a safe haven.
Oil prices are also soaring in response to the unrest in Egypt.
A majority of Americans - 53 percent - believe that free trade has hurt the nation overall.
States' debt loads are high enough, but when you combine them with their pension obligations, the numbers are really eye-popping.
The top numbers cruncher for Congress warned Thursday that the federal government increasingly risks sending the country into a "fiscal crisis," projecting that unless cuts are made, within a decade the national debt could reach nearly 100 percent of all annual economic activity.
Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff is an economics professor at Boston University. He says that the United States is bankrupt and we don’t even know it.
Spain announced Friday its jobless rate surged to a 13-year record above 20 percent at the end of 2010, the highest level in the industrialized world, as the economy struggled for air.
China is now lending more money to the developing world than the World Bank is.
Is China trying to set up their own version of a new economic order?
Left-wing activists claimed responsibility for a minor explosion on Thursday at a hotel in Davos, close to where top executives and world leaders were meeting, but nobody was hurt.
The deployment of soldiers on the outskirts of Mexico City this month has sparked concern that the country's drug wars are creeping toward the sprawling capital.
A book celebrating suicide bombers has been found in the Arizona desert just north of the U.S.- Mexican border.
Are Islamic "sleeper cells" already set up across the United States and just waiting for orders?
The world's Muslim population will grow twice as fast as non-Muslims over the next 20 years according to a new study, which predicted that Muslims within a generation will make up more than a quarter of the global population.
Huge electricity generators donated by the government of Jordan were brought onto the Temple Mount recently. It is unclear what they are to be used for.
A one-mile cordon has been established around a volcano on Mount Kirishima after it erupted scattering rocks and ash across southern Japan and sending smoke billowing 5,000 feet into the air.
An investigation by the nonprofit Consumer Wellness Center has revealed that a large number of commercial blueberry food products do not contain real blueberries.
One Philadelphia abortionist is being formally charged with killing seven babies that were born alive, but witnesses claim that he actually slaughtered hundreds "of living, breathing newborn children by severing their spinal cords or slitting their necks."
Have gay characters become "not just an accepted, but expected part of teen-centric television"?
According to sources in the fragrance industry hired to develop Lady Gaga‘s first fragrance, the pop star has requested that the scent “smell of blood and semen.”
Officials say Pentagon leaders will roll out a plan Friday that is expected to give the military services about three months to train their forces on the new law allowing "gays" to serve openly.
Lastly, five Hawaii Democratic representatives say that they want to pass a law making Barack Obama's birth records public and charge $100 to see them.
Thousands of protesters spilled into the streets of Egypt on Tuesday, an unprecedented display of anti-government rage inspired in part by the tumult in the nearby North African nation of Tunisia.
At least 3 people have died so far as police battle protesters in Egypt.
Confidential Palestinian documents leaked to Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based television network, suggest that Barack Obama has retreated from a promise that territory occupied by Israel after the Six Day War of 1967 should become the basis for a future Palestinian state.
The Illinois Supreme Court will take up a ruling that would keep Rahm Emanuel off the Chicago mayoral ballot, and the court has agreed to a motion for an expedited ruling.
Just hours before Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address, the GOP-led House easily endorsed cutting the federal budget to 2008 levels or less.
Beginning in March, the U.S. Postal Service will start the process of closing as many as 2,000 post offices, on top of the 491 it said it would close starting at the end of last year.
Payrolls decreased in 35 U.S. states in December, while the unemployment rate rose in 20, showing the labor market recovery is slow to gather momentum.
Only 47 percent of working-age Americans have a full-time job at this point.
Nevada continued to register the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 14.5 percent in the month of December. The states with the next highest rates were California, 12.5 percent, and Florida, 12.0 percent.
According to a new Gallup survey, only about 21 percent of unemployed Americans receive unemployment checks from the government.
New data that has just been released shows that U.S. housing prices are going down even more.
The number of California hotels in foreclosure more than doubled in 2010 to 138 properties, according to a new real estate report.
Rapid inflation and robust demand in China and other emerging markets are rippling through to the still recuperating developed world, driving up prices from the gas pump to McDonald’s.
Is the world on the verge of another major food crisis.
Wheat rose to a five-month high in Chicago on signs of stronger demand and on speculation adverse weather that has hurt production in Australia, the U.S. and South America will persist.
The world needs fundamental changes to the global food system to feed the expanding population, said a British government report on how to feed the planet until 2050.
Former Bear Stearns mortgage executives who now run mortgage divisions of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Ally Financial have been accused of cheating and defrauding investors through the mortgage securities they created and sold while at Bear. According to e-mails and internal audits, JPMorgan had known about this fraud since the spring of 2008, but hid it from the public eye through legal maneuvering.
Ron Paul is speaking out about the massive fraud going on over at the Federal Reserve.
The mainstream media is trying to convince us that debt is good for us.
The World Economic Forum says that the world will need $100 trillion in additional credit over the next decade.
In the state of Illinois, you can face up to 15 years in prison for taping a conversation you have with the police.
The Bush administration used a White House political office as a "boiler room" to support Republican congressional candidates in violation of federal law, a report released Monday by an independent government watchdog agency concludes.
Medical officials estimate that 25% to 35% of about 10,000 ailing soldiers assigned to special wounded-care companies or battalions are addicted or dependent on drugs — particularly prescription narcotic pain relievers, according to an Army inspector general's report made public Monday.
News that Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is striking back against being personally subjected to TSA harassment by suing the federal agency is sure to re-ignite a TSA revolt that has led many airports to consider abandoning the TSA altogether and replacing them with private security, while the TSA has until the end of today to respond to a FOIA request filed by former Congressman Bob Barr that could send further shockwaves through the Homeland Security-controlled federal body.
A radiation firing body scanner has been identified as the possible cause of death in the case of a 57 year old Palestinian woman who died over the weekend at a border crossing between Gaza and Egypt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend at crossings along the California/Mexico border seized 620 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $1.3 million, apprehended eight fugitives, and stopped the illegal entry of more than 250 inadmissible aliens.
Pray for all of our law enforcement officials. In one recent 24 hour period, at least 11 cops were shot around the country.
Newly empowered Republican lawmakers are taking their first shots at the United Nations, depicting it as bloated and ineffective as they seek to cut U.S. funding for the world body.
Are cell phones starting to replace credit cards?
A Philadelphia abortion doctor is being accused of killing a Woodbridge, Virginia woman.
Even the most creative science fiction movie could not have concocted the reality of what is taking place both in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world right now. Genetically-modified (GM), oil-eating bacteria introduced into the Gulf as part of the oil disaster's remediation efforts is reportedly causing the emergence of various other mutant bacteria, as well as increasingly-severe harm to humans and the environment.
Indonesia’s first crop circles have appeared -- and locals call it evidence of alien life.
You may want to think twice about eating out after watching this.
In fact, brawls are starting to break out all over the place recently.
Former Hawaii elections clerk Tim Adams has now signed an affidavit swearing he was told by his supervisors in Hawaii that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Barack Obama Jr. in Hawaii and that neither Queens Medical Center nor Kapi'olani Medical Center in Honolulu had any record of Obama having been born in their medical facilities.
PositiveID Corporation has announced that it has completed the development of its temperature-sensing implantable microchip.
With the peak of an 11-year solar cycle predicted for May 2013, a strong upward trend in activity on the Sun's surface has begun.
Lastly, is the world’s largest super-volcano set to erupt for the first time in 600,000 years, wiping out two-thirds of the U.S.?
"We welcome China's rise," Barack Obama said at a press conference at the White House with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
Chinese President Hu Jintao wrapped up his visit to the U.S. capital Thursday, telling an audience of American business leaders that Beijing is seeking closer ties and greater trust with the United States on a range of issues.
Chinese President Hu Jintao is calling the current world currency system a "product of the past".
Should we be concerned that Chinese flags were posted up and down Constitution Avenue during the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington D.C.?
Is the era of cheap Chinese imports rapidly coming to an end?
One Canadian company has found itself very busy removing excess manufacturing capacity from North America and transferring it to China.
China has taken a major step toward commissioning its first aircraft carrier by largely completing the restoration of a derelict ship purchased from Ukraine, a news report said Wednesday.
Iran will be able to carry out uranium enrichment even in the case of a military attack on its nuclear facilities, the country's nuclear envoy said in Moscow on Thursday.
House Republicans passed a bill to repeal Barack Obama’s health care plan on Wednesday, but the Democrats that control the U.S. Senate have already indicated that there is no chance that it will be passed in that chamber.
House Republicans stepped up their campaign against President Obama's health care overhaul Thursday, voting to begin drafting a measure to replace the controversial new law.
Has Japan reached a "tipping point" as far as their national debt is concerned?
Over the past two years, as U.S. unemployment remained near double-digit levels and the economy shed jobs in the wake of the financial crisis, over a million foreign-born arrivals to America found work, many illegally.
Will homes loans soon become as expensive as credit cards?
The U.S. money supply is going up at an alarming rate.
Goldman Sachs has revealed that they paid their employees a total of over 15 billion dollars for 2010.
Private investors are pulling money out of stocks and bonds at a staggering rate.
The official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has declared that China is now the number one economic power in the world.
Is there a reason why the poor countries of the world stay so poor?
Is General Motors violating federal laws by not properly displaying manufacturing content while its vehicles are on display at car shows?
While food riots have begun emerging across the globe as a result of surging food prices, the United States Department of Agriculture has decided to funnel 12 million dollars into the popular pizza chain Domino’s Pizza, in what has become known as a secret government bailout.
The Obama administration is developing a "universal Internet ID" program that would watch, track, monitor and potentially control your activity on the Internet.
Democratic Party donors, members of Congress and gun control groups are being urged to lobby Barack Obama to speak on gun control laws during the upcoming state of the union address.
Barack Obama has seen a 15 point bounce in his approval rating.
Newt Gingrich has been busy lavishing praise on Barack Obama.
Congressman Ron Paul says he is seriously considering a 2012 Senate run after he was voted Texans’ second most popular choice to replace an outgoing Senator in a recent survey.
Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, a Republican and founder of the Tea Party Caucus in the House, says that Obamacare is "the crown jewel of socialism."
Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen says that Jesse Ventura and his popular TruTV television show are promoting terrorism.
An 82-year-old woman says she was humiliated by airport security who forced her to reveal her gel prosthesis during a recent public pat-down at Calgary’s airport.
A company has developed a prototype of a device that can scan fingerprints from up to two meters away, an approach that could prove especially useful at security checkpoints in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.
A new security system in Detroit Public Schools has parents and community members questioning the violation of their Fourth Amendment right to privacy.
The FAA is warning pilots that their GPS signal "may be unreliable or unavailable" due to "GPS tests" that the Department of Defense will be conducting between January 20th and February 22nd.
U.S. Central Command policy allows troops a 90 or 180 day supply of highly addictive psychotropic drugs before they deploy to combat.
Last year, 145 Army Reservists and National Guardsmen committed suicide, compared with 65 suicide deaths across the entire Guard and Reserves in 2009.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says that the arrest of more than 110 suspected mobsters in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island is part of the largest law enforcement operation ever against the Mafia.
Health authorities are pushing for drugs to be added to public water supplies that cause depression and memory loss.
The fissures began appearing years ago. But in recent months, seismic activity has accelerated in northeastern Africa as the continent breaks apart in slow motion. Researchers say that lava in the region is consistent with magma normally seen on the sea floor -- and that water will ultimately cover the desert.
Yellowstone National Park's supervolcano just took a "deep breath" causing miles of ground to rise dramatically, scientists report.
The world could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”, NASA has warned.
Nine strange giant rings appeared over Australia in January and February 2010. Could HAARP have been involved?
A surging river that crested Thursday flooded and isolated a new community as Australia's flood disaster continued.
Shocking new research has revealed that America's college students are basically learning next to nothing.
90 teens at one Memphis, Tennessee high school are pregnant.
Attorneys for a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War say they have filed a petition to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a federal district judge ruled it is OK for the U.S. government to fund commercial enterprises that promote the indoctrination of Islamic law, or Shariah, in the United States.
Some 400 hungry wolves in the Siberian Republic Sokha have banded together to hunt deer and horses. About 30 horses have been killed by wolves over the last few days. Locals fear that the dangerous animals may attack humans too.