Turkey and Iran are rumored to be helping Hizbullah obtain new weapons, Italian daily Corriere Della Sera reported on Wednesday evening.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a Palestinian demand that direct negotiations be based on a statement by the Quartet confirming its position that the future Palestinian state will be based on the 1967 borders.
IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi says that next time the Israeli military will use snipers to stop Gaza-bound flotillas.
Iranian and Russian nuclear scientists and officials have announced Bushehr’s reactor will soon be receiving its first shipment of nuclear fuel.
Haaretz has run an article with this stunning headline: “The Morning After The Attack On Iran”.
Barack Obama’s national security adviser, James Jones, has indicated that Obama may be prepared to meet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if the regime resumes negotiations over its nuclear program.
The deployment of S-300 air defense systems in Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia threatens the balance of forces in the region, Georgia’s State Minister for Reintegration Temur Yakobashvili said on Wednesday.
A Chinese general says that U.S. plans to send a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the Yellow Sea may lead to retaliation from China, the biggest foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries.
New applications for unemployment insurance rose last week to their highest level in almost six months.
Is the employment situation in the United States even much worse than the dismal numbers from last week’s jobless report would indicate?
U.S. banks repossessed the second highest number of homes ever in July.
Foreclosure rates are soaring even in states such as Idaho and Utah.
The “home equity boom” has gone bust.
The Federal Reserve has announced that it will “continue to roll over the Federal Reserve’s holdings of Treasury securities as they mature”.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said on Wednesday that it would buy $18 billion in Treasury securities in operations to take place through mid-September.
The Federal Reserve will create a “final crisis” by continuing to print money because it is underestimating the strength of the economy, Marc Faber told CNBC on Tuesday.
Bob Chapman is warning that the U.S. economy is teetering on the brink of disaster.
CNN is running an article with this stunning headline: “Is This Finally The Economic Collapse?”
Thirty thousand people turned out near Atlanta on Wednesday seeking applications for government-subsidized housing, and their confusion and frustration, combined with the summer heat, led to a chaotic mob scene that left 62 people injured.
In 2009, the total income of residents of the state of California declined, which was the first time that has happened since World War II.
A Congressional Oversight Panel is highlighting the fact that large portions of the U.S. Treasury’s $700 billion bailout fund have gone straight into the coffers of foreign banks.
General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre said on Thursday that he is stepping down, the same day GM reported that it made a profit of $1.3 billion during the second quarter, bringing its half-year earnings to $2.2 billion.
Is the student loan bubble starting to burst?
Is the “corporate pension bomb” ready to explode?
The world is starting to run short on “rare earth elements” and China owns more than 85 percent of the known remaining supplies.
In one of the first military commissions held under the Obama administration, a US military judge has ruled that confessions obtained by threatening the subject with rape are admissible in court.
BP is reportedly close to safeguarding its future in the Gulf of Mexico as it nears a “breakthrough deal” aimed at smoothing relations with the Obama administration.
WJLA-TV, a Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate, has suspended reporter Doug McKelway following comments at a liberal rally on Capitol Hill marking the three-month anniversary of the Gulf oil spill.
The Gulf of Mexico faces a renewed and enlarged threat to marine life: a low-oxygen “dead zone” about the size of Massachusetts, caused by chemical runoff into the Mississippi River that flows into the sea.
In Russia, fury is growing over the Russian government’s inability to contain the massive wildfires ravaging the nation.
Radiation levels near Chernobyl could rise and pose long-term health dangers as deadly forest fires spread to land contaminated by the world’s largest nuclear-reactor disaster, Russian environmentalists said yesterday.
From floods in Pakistan to droughts in Russia, “extreme and very unusual” weather across the world is bringing death and misery to millions of people.
According to meteorologists monitoring the atmosphere above the northern hemisphere, unusual holding patterns in the jet stream are to blame for the fires in Russia and the floods in Pakistan.
Wheat stockpiles may slip to a two-year low as demand rises and a drought damages the crop in Russia, whose exports will plunge 84 percent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced.
Germany, Europe’s second biggest grain producer after France, will see its harvest fall 12% or more this year.
Food prices around the world are already beginning to rise substantially.
An 80 year old farmer in Maryland says that this is the worst drought that he has ever seen.
Swiss and German scientists say that the sun is burning hotter than usual.
It is being reported that a second wave of Census data collectors will now visit about “1 in 700″ U.S. homes with a lap top computer (“with the U.S. Census logo on them”) and ask a few question that “will only take about 15 minutes” to answer.
The U.S. government says that over three million gene patent applications have been filed so far. Over 40,000 patents are held on sections of the human genome, covering roughly 20% of our genes.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican candidate for governor, and state Rep. Bill Snyder have introduced the draft of an “Arizona style” immigration enforcement law in the state of Florida that they hope will be passed next year by the GOP-controlled legislature.
According to one new study, illegal immigrants account for 8% of all U.S. newborns.
In the U.K., the NHS is on red alert to detect a “superbug” resistant to the most powerful antibiotics which has been imported from India by health tourists.
Scientists are now warning that international travel and medical tourism have led to the rapid, global spread of drug-resistant bacteria that may presage the end of antibiotics and leave doctors struggling to treat infected patients.
Chicago is experiencing the worst mosquito outbreak in 20 years.
Officials have announced that meat from a third cow bred using a cloned animal has gone into the U.K. food chain.
Calgary researchers have created a microchip that “communicates” with brain cells, a discovery that could help patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
The booming popularity of sugary soft drinks has led to 6,000 more deaths, 14,000 more cases of heart disease and 130,000 new cases of diabetes in the past 10 years, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and presented at the annual Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention conference of the American Heart Association.
Doctors in Massachusetts have found a plant growing inside a man’s lung.
A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on Thursday.
Archaeologists say they have uncovered the heaviest and most valuable gold coin ever found in Israel.
Has ancient Atlantis been found off the coast of Africa?
The Vatican has rejected the resignations of two Catholic bishops in Ireland who offered to quit in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal.
An Afghan girl featured on the Aug. 9 cover of Time magazine after her nose was cut off has arrived in Los Angeles for treatment by local doctors.
Americans teens are leaving churches across the United States in droves.
Fifty-eight percent of evangelicals believe Jesus will return to earth by 2050, while only 27 percent of mainline Protestants share that belief, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center for People & the Press.
Two out of three people in the world live in countries with high levels of restrictions on religion, a new Pew Research Center report has found.
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