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Turkey denies allegation of chemical attack in Syria

February 18, 2018 MUNICH (Reuters) – Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in...

Estonia calls for EU to spend more for defense in border states

February 18, 2018 MUNICH (Reuters) – Estonia, worried about a continued Russian military buildup, on Sunday called for the European Union to spend more on the defense of its external borders. Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said her country was already...

Second Afghan governor defies President Ghani

February 18, 2018 By Matin Sahak MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A second Afghan provincial governor defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him on Sunday, deepening a political crisis that has underlined the weakness of the Western-backed...

Israel’s Netanyahu could act against Iran’s ’empire’

February 18, 2018 MUNICH (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating that Tehran was the world’s greatest threat. Holding a piece of what he said...

Australia’s PM in damage control as scandal undermines deputy

February 18, 2018 By Alison Bevege SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull brushed aside suggestions of a rift in his coalition government on Sunday, saying there were “no issues” between the Liberal and National parties in the wake of a...

Why things like the Florida High School Shooting Happen

Obviously the shooter was a very unhappy person. But that “very” was to a degree unseen many decades ago. Why? What is so different now than, say, in the 1950s? Well the two main sources of happiness in life have been seriously attacked in the decades since:...

Disgusting Prank Prompts FBI Intervention at Utah High School

If we’re being honest, Utah has a bit of a reputation for the comfortable, albeit a bit mundane existence of some of its residents. Sure, the strict alcohol laws certainly play a part that in that perception, and the highfaluting one-percenters of Park City’s...

Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator

February 17, 2018 By Alice Popavici NEW YORK (Reuters) – The key witness in the case of a Chilean bishop accused of covering sexual abuse said on Saturday he gave “eye opening” testimony to a papally mandated investigator and hoped it would lead to the truth....

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