France became the 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage Saturday after President Francois Hollande signed it into law following months of bitter political debate.
Just two weeks after Netherlands-based Mars One announced the opening of the astronaut selection program, 78,000 people from over 120 countries have already applied for the trip, including 7,324 from the United States and 10,241 from China.
A grisly carcass discovered last week on a New Zealand beach looks like the stuff of nightmares: Its mangled, decomposing body, half buried in sand, measures about 30 feet long; its eyeless head houses gaping jaws bearing a dozen or so pointed, cone-like teeth. Is it prehistoric? Is it a prank? Actually, it’s probably an …
The UK is staying committed to measures that reduce the country’s deficit – the British Queen has laid out her government’s agenda for the next year. Queen’s speech she said it will work to promote a fairer society to reward those who work hard. However what may sound a little unfair for austerity-hit Britain, is the news that Queen Elizabeth and the royal family is set to get a 5-million-pound per year pay raise.
The C.I.A. money, Mr. Karzai told reporters, was “an easy source of petty cash,” and some of it was used to pay off members of the political elite, a group dominated by warlords.
Russia and the US reiterated their commitment to bringing the sides of the Syrian conflict to the negotiating table, and have announced an international conference to be called by the end of May which will serve as a follow-up to the Geneva communiqué.
US government officials have claimed that Bashar al-Assad’s government used chemical weapons against the citizens of Syria, but according to the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry that may not be the case. According to the findings of the commission, there is evidence that suggests the anti-government rebels in the country are guilty of these allegations.
Strong blasts hit the outskirts of Syria’s capital early on Sunday, with reports saying that they were results of Israeli airstrikes on a military research center and Damascus Airport. Israel is thought to have carried out a similar attack days ago.
Forty years of research and development by Lockheed Martin into harnessing energy from steep differentials in ocean temperatures will see its first commercial deployment in China…
Millions took to the streets around the globe to take part in May 1 demonstrations. From union rallies to protests and clashes with police, the International Labor Day events drew attention to the issues of austerity, unemployment and workers rights.
According to a new survey of British citizens, public trust in the establishment has declined as politicians, banks and the media all receive less than 10% of the vote. Is it any surprise that trust continues to decline as more people are beginning to wake up to the fact that our society is controlled by criminal psychopaths who only care about their own wealth, power and preservation?
Bolivian President Evo Morales has said he will expel the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Mr Morales accused the agency of seeking to undermine his government.
Riot police in the Turkish city of Istanbul used water cannons and tear gas to prevent May Day marchers from reaching the main square. At least 12 people were injured, and a number of arrests were made. Follow LIVE UPDATES of May Day rallies and protests around the globe here…
A civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field near the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing all seven people aboard. The plane came down shortly after take-off and crashed within the boundaries of the US-run airbase, a NATO spokesperson at the base said.
Abby Martin talks to Theresa Haas, Director of Communications for the Worker Rights Consortium, about Bangladesh’s lack of safety standards in garment factories that have resulted in mass casualties and what consumers can do to help them improve.