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  • U.S. Close to Withdrawing Troops from Afghanistan

    U.S. Close to Withdrawing Troops from Afghanistan

    After nearly 17 years of conflict, the United States looks ready to finally pull their troops from Afghanistan, according to a story in the Washington Post. In an ironic twist, the U.S. has reached an agreement with the Taliban, the …
  • Ex-Russian Spy Sergei Skripal Discharged From UK Hospital

    Ex-Russian Spy Sergei Skripal Discharged From UK Hospital

    Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy and British double agent who was poisoned in England, has been discharged from a Salisbury hospital more than two months after he was exposed to a lethal nerve agent developed by Russia.
  • Balfour Declaration at 100: Seeds of Discord

    Balfour Declaration at 100: Seeds of Discord

    The Balfour Declaration was a public promise by the British government during World War One, announcing support for the establishment of "a national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine .
  • U.S. Allies Ignore Israel’s Warnings About Iran Nuclear Plans

    U.S. Allies Ignore Israel’s Warnings About Iran Nuclear Plans

    Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to get the U.S. to cancel the 2015 accord with Iran, exchanging Iran's promise to freeze its nuclear arms program in exchange for a relaxation of trade sanctions against Iran.
  • Immigration: Great Britain Shares Our Illegal Problems

    Immigration: Great Britain Shares Our Illegal Problems

    Great Britain has its own illegal immigration problem.  The problem is that the British have misplaced 600,000 visitors over the past two years, not knowing how many of those people have left Britain and how many are still lurking around …
  • Israeli Police Recommend Indictment of Netanyahu

    Israeli Police Recommend Indictment of Netanyahu

    Israeli police have recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust after months of investigation into two corruption cases. The recommendations on Tuesday will now go to the attorney general.
  • Israel Tells African Migrants to Be Out by March

    Israel Tells African Migrants to Be Out by March

    Israel began warning thousands of African migrants Sunday that they must leave by the end of March, officials said, under a plan that could see them jailed if they refuse. On January 3, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced implementation ...
  • Trump Promises to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

    Trump Promises to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

    U.S. President Donald Trump has told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he intends to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials.
  • Trump Weighs Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

    Trump Weighs Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

    President Donald Trump is considering recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that could upend decades of American policy and ratchet up Middle East tensions.
  • Ratko Mladic Sentenced to Life in Prison for Genocide

    Ratko Mladic Sentenced to Life in Prison for Genocide

    Former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison by the International Crime Tribunal for genocide and war crimes during the Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.
  • Iran Hunts for Survivors Following Devastating Earthquake

    Iran Hunts for Survivors Following Devastating Earthquake

    A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck at 9:20 PM on Sunday, rocking a border area 20 miles southwest of Halabja near the Iran-Iraq border killing more 300 people and injured thousands.
  • Donald Trump ‘Not Invited’ to Paris Climate Summit

    Donald Trump ‘Not Invited’ to Paris Climate Summit

    US President Donald Trump was not among the around 100 heads of state and government invited to next month's climate summit in Paris, a French presidential aide said Tuesday.
  • About the Republication of Mein Kampf

    About the Republication of Mein Kampf

    I recently published a story about the republication of Mein Kampf so that I could discuss the meaning of the story in a comment. Because many of you read the article, but not the comment (we keep track of such …
  • Francis Credits 2nd Miracle Toward Mother Teresa’s Sainthood

    Francis Credits 2nd Miracle Toward Mother Teresa’s Sainthood

    Vatican City (dpa) – Pope Francis has approved a decision to attribute a second miracle to Mother Teresa, clearing the way for the Catholic nun who dedicated her life to India’s poor to be made a saint, the Vatican said …
  • Argentinian Imprisons Wife, Son in Cage

    Argentinian Imprisons Wife, Son in Cage

    A South American man is accused of keeping his wife and autistic son locked in a cage for years, a judicial source reported. The Argentinian father, Eduardo Oviedo, even forced his son to eat dog food and drink gasoline as part …
  • Responding to Ad Hominem Anti-Semitism on the Internet

    Responding to Ad Hominem Anti-Semitism on the Internet

    Antisemitism is raising its ugly head all over the internet, again. Yesterday, I received an email from someone called "Rebel of Oz" with a link to post entitled "How We Can Overthrow the Jew World Order." The sender of that …
  • Eight Things We Learned While Living in Panama

    Eight Things We Learned While Living in Panama

    Where were you in the Winter of 2013? Here, in Wisconsin, it was common for us to hit -55 degrees or so, due to wind chill, weekly, throughout the entire winter. There were piles of snow and more snowfall daily, …
  • Irish Referendum was a Landmark for Marriage Equality

    Irish Referendum was a Landmark for Marriage Equality

    The successful same-sex marriage referendum in Ireland, which was approved by on May 22 according to NBC News, marked the first time that the practice was voted into law in Europe by a country's general population rather than by its …
  • New French Law Bans Trashing of Unsold Groceries

    New French Law Bans Trashing of Unsold Groceries

    PARIS – The upper house of the French parliament has now approved a new law that bans large grocery stores from trashing food that is still edible. Estimates in recent years placed the volume of France’s annual food waste at one million metric tons per year, an average of …
  • European Commission Challenges Google’s Practices

    European Commission Challenges Google’s Practices

    The European Commission filed antitrust measures against Google in April, accusing the technological giant of abusing its dominant power in the Internet search market and prioritizing its own services over competitors. As the EU Commissioner in charge of competition policy, Margrethe …
  • Another Deadly Earthquake Ravages Nepal

    Another Deadly Earthquake Ravages Nepal

    Less than three weeks after the most devastating earthquake to strike the country in decades, Nepal suffered a 7.3-magnitude earthquake at 12:35pm local time on Tuesday. The tremor was centered near the Chinese border between the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, and Mount …
  • Details of Nepal Earthquake Tell Tragic Tale

    Details of Nepal Earthquake Tell Tragic Tale

    The devastating results of a 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday are surfacing, and they appear to be as tragic as many expected. Reuters reports that the Nepal earthquake death toll has risen to 1,341, and the New York Times reports …
  • 7.9-Magnitude Quake Strikes Nepal, Most Powerful in 80 Years

    7.9-Magnitude Quake Strikes Nepal, Most Powerful in 80 Years

    a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely-populated Kathmandu valley. This tremor, which was centered about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Kathmandu, was felt in Northern India and as far away as Lahore in Pakistan,
  • Holocaust Remembrance: In the Rocket’s Red Glare

    Holocaust Remembrance: In the Rocket’s Red Glare

    Today, as Jews around the world commemorated the Day of Remembrance for the victims and the survivors of the Holocaust, Yom HaShoah, political figures are struggling to cope with nuclear armament issues putting Holocaust observances in the shadow of the rocket’s red …
  • US, Allies Make Final Push for Nuclear Deal with Iran

    US, Allies Make Final Push for Nuclear Deal with Iran

    Foreign ministers from six world powers and Iran hold their first full meeting today as a deadline to reach a deal over Tehran’s nuclear programme moves closer. Iran and the so-called P5+1 – the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and …
  • China Considering Changes to One Child Policy

    China Considering Changes to One Child Policy

    After 36 years, China is considering further changes to its family planning laws, Premier Li Keqiang announced recently. The One Child policy was implemented under Deng Xiaoping in 1979 but, despite its designation as a “temporary measure” for just a …
  • What Green Means and Other Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

    What Green Means and Other Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

    Shamrocks and shenanigans, luck and leprechauns, corned beef and cabbage, green beer and, well, more green beer – one can’t help but wonder what it all has to do with Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. Here you’ll find just how …
  • We’re Not Charlie Hedbo

    We’re Not Charlie Hedbo

    The hue and cry going on over the publication of Charlie Hedbo’s objectionable cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, the subsequent deadly assault on the offices of the French publication, Jim Clancy’s reported “resignation” over since deleted Twitter tweets, Pope Francis’ …
  • Kerry’s Reckless Middle East Stance

    Kerry’s Reckless Middle East Stance

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians “unsustainable,” but what is really unsustainable is the belief that the status quo between Israel and Palestine is not sustainable, because it has been and it …
  • BindleSnitch Editorial: Truth or Consequences

    BindleSnitch Editorial: Truth or Consequences

    ISIS has executed a second Frenchman, Mickael Dos Santos, 22, according to an execution video released today. While an unknown number of Syrians, Lebanese, and Kurds, not to mention other Iraqis, have been executed by the outlaw regime, three Americans, …
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