U.N.: Africa leaders should respect 'gay' rights

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BOSTONGLOBE) — ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday that African nations should stop treating gays as “second-class citizens or even criminals.’’ Ban told more…

Israel: Time to 'stop playing games' with Iran

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The time has come for the international community to stop "playing games" and get tough with Iran, declared a Knesset member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud more…

Iran threatens to spike oil to $150

by -NO AUTHOR- -- TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The head of Iran's state oil company said Sunday that the price of crude will reach $120 to $150 per barrel, as officials in more…

Global warming ended 15 years ago

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYMAIL) — The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for more…

Can the Germans stop being German?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — For all Angela Merkel’s tough talk, she will eventually be forced to accept the inevitable on the euro crisis. One of Davos’s more amusing characteristics is more…

Unemployment in Spain jumps to 24%

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — Spain's unemployment rate has jumped to nearly 24 percent in the fourth quarter, Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said on Thursday, confirming that the country is still more…

Half of Damascus falls to rebels

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The growing power of a rebel army has seen control of the Syrian capital of Damascus split between rival gunmen fighting for or against President Bashar Assad. Two more…