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'We now know Brits cannot be counted on': White House snub as US and France prepare to strike Syria as early as TOMORROW over chemical attack that killed 1,429

Team of chemical weapons experts left war-torn countryfor Lebanon U.S has ‘high confidence’ that Assad launched chemical weapons attack Britain left sidelined after David Cameron’s humiliating Commons defeat Sources say White House ‘now know the Brits cannot be counted on’ France could now join U.S in missile strikes against Syria U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lavished praise on ‘oldest ally’ France America says 1,429 people were killed in chemical […]

82 child soldiers saved in Democratic Republic of Congo -- U.N. force

STORY HIGHLIGHTS 82 child soldiers have been rescued from an armed group, U.N mission says 13 girls were among the children rescued from the Mayi Mayi Bakata Katanga The children range from 8 to 17 years in age; 40 have been reunited with their families The Democratic Republic of the Congo has a long history of violence Scores of child soldiers, some of them as young as eight years old, […]

Obama's foreign policy in a tailspin

America’s foreign policy has gone into a tailspin. Almost every major initiative from the Obama administration has run into sharp, sometimes embarrassing, reverses. The U.S. looks weak and confused on the global stage. This might come as happy news to some opponents of the administration who enjoy seeing Barack Obama fail, but it shouldn’t. America’s failure in international strategy is a disaster-in-the-making for its allies and for the people who […]

New chill whistles through US-Russia relations

Even before the Snowden affair, US-Russian relations were in trouble. The interaction and body language between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in June was astoundingly tense. After a meeting on the sidelines of the summit, the two men sat on stage for a few snapshots, silent and sullen, until they made an effort for the rolling cameras, said a few words and forced […]

Kasparov: Why cracks are starting to appear in Putin's Russia

Garry Kasparov is a world chess champion and human rights activist. He is the chairman of the Russian United Civil Front and the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, which holds the annual Oslo Freedom Forum. Kasparov is a frequent speaker on decision-making, strategy, risk, and technology, especially the area of human-machine collaboration. His book “How Life Imitates Chess” has been translated into over 20 languages.” He can be found on […]

U.S. opts not to define Egypt ouster as a coup; tensions rise ahead of planned protests

The Obama administration will not make a formal determination as to whether the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy by the military was a coup, a senior administration official told CNN’s Jill Dougherty on Thursday. A coup determination would force the United States to end military aid to Egypt. “The law does not require us to make a formal determination as to whether a coup took place and it is […]

Seized N Korean ship: Cuban weapons on board

Cuba has admitted being behind a stash of weapons found on board a North Korean ship seized in the Panama Canal. The Cuban foreign ministry said the ship was carrying obsolete Soviet-era arms from Cuba for repair in North Korea. The ship was seized by Panama last week after “undeclared military cargo” was found hidden in a shipment of sugar. United Nations sanctions prohibit the supply of arms to North […]

Now Tonk witnesses khaki boots on killing spree inside the mosque

Jaipur, July 15: The Tonk district of Rajasthan Friday noon witnessed infamous brutal khaki boots entering the mosque and unleashing rein of baton attack on the Namazis (who were offering Friday prayers). One person died in police attack inside the mosque while more than 50 others got serious injuries. A similar condemnable attack took place more than one and half years ago in Goplagarh district of the state – more […]

Obama urges 'calm reflection' after Zimmerman verdict

US President Barack Obama has called for “calm reflection” after Florida neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman was cleared of murdering black teenager Trayvon Martin. Mr Obama said Trayvon’s death was a tragedy for America, but that it was “a nation of laws and a jury has spoken”. The case sparked a fierce debate in the US about racial profiling. The Department of Justice says it is investigating whether a civil case […]

Israel's Netanyahu says Iran closer to nuclear 'red line'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Iran was getting closer to the “red line” he set for its nuclear program and warned the international community not to be distracted by the crises in Syria and Egypt. Tehran was continuing enrichment activities and building inter-continental ballistic missiles, which could give it a military nuclear capability, he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” At the United […]