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Pope Frances Fires Bishop Who Protected Child-Abusing Priest

Pope Francis has dismissed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who was accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people in the United...

Dramatic Increase in Russian Air Incursions Frightens Baltic States

The Baltic countries are registering a dramatic increase in Russian military provocations, rattling nerves in a region which fears it could be the next...

Cameron says Great Britain is ‘Ready to Play its Part’ in Airstrikes Against Islamic...

The United Kingdom is ready to "play its part" in airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq, British Prime Minister David Cameron said in...

Ukraine’s President Confident the Conflict Will Wane and Peace Will Reign

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he believes the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the east is on the wane and that peace efforts will...

After One of its Own is Beheaded, France Considers Joining Syria Airstrikes

France is considering whether to extend its airstrikes to Syria and is increasing security in public places after militants linked to the Islamic State...

New Airstrikes in Syria Target Oil Refineries as U.S., Allies Aim to Cut Off...

U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) overnight and early Thursday, killing nearly 20 people as...

Israel’s Legendary Spy Agency, Mossad, Begins New Recruitment Drive

There was a time when the recruiting methods of the Mossad were as secretive as the spy work of Israel’s world-famous intelligence agency itself,...

China says, ‘No’, to President Obama’s Call for Reduced Carbon Emissions at UN

While President Obama challenged China at the United Nations to follow the U.S. lead in pushing for drastic reductions in national carbon emissions to...

Algerian Militant Group Carries Out ISIS-style Beheading of French Hostage; Sends Message to President...

An Algerian extremist group linked to the Islamic State has decapitated a French hostage in retaliation for France’s airstrikes against militants, French President Francois...

Nine Men, Including Top Muslim Preacher, Arrested in Great Britain in Operation Against Islamist...

British police arrested nine men as part of an operation into Islamist-related militancy on Thursday, with media reporting the country’s most high-profile radical Muslim...

Evangelical Marina Silva Holds Slight Lead In Brazil’s Presidential Election

An evangelical who belongs to a leftist political party but takes conservative positions on social issues like abortion and illicit drug legalization holds a...

Indonesian Province Might Publicly Cane Homosexuals Caught Having Sex

People caught having homosexual sex could be publicly caned in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province if an Islam-inspired draft law is approved this week. Lawmaker Moharriadi...

French Hostage Beheaded by Algerian Extremists

Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France carried out airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video...

Jordanian Court Acquits Muslim Cleric Abu Qatada of Terrorism Charges

A Jordanian state security court on Wednesday threw out terrorism charges against radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, a onetime confidant of Osama bin Laden...

British PM Caught Telling Michael Bloomberg that Queen Elizabeth “Purred” (Like a Cat?) When...

David Cameron has been caught on camera talking about how the Queen “purred down the line” after he phoned her to say Scotland had...

Death Threats Made Against Saudi Pilots After Air Strikes On Isis

Saudi pilots who conducted air strikes on jihadis in Syria have received online death threats after photos were published of those involved, among them a...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Suspected Militants Near Afghan Border in Pakistan

A U.S. drone strike killed at least five suspected militants near the Afghan border in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, intelligence officials said, amid a...

‘Terror Suspect’ Shot and Killed in Australia After Stabbing of Two Police Officers

Australian police shot dead a teenager after he stabbed two counter terrorism officers, days after sweeping raids involving hundreds of police thwarted what they...

The Forgotten Hostages: The Islamic State is Holding Thousands of Others Captive

The names of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and the British aid worker David Haines, have become well-known since their gruesome deaths...

If (When) the Effects of Climate Change Hit Home, Which Places in the World...

More than a quarter of Vietnam’s residents live in areas likely to be subject to regular floods by the end of the century. Four...