Angela Merkel breaks hip in ski accident

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD) — Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel has cancelled most of her meetings for the next three weeks after doctors ordered her to rest in bed following more…

Who knew? Obama has a Jewish brother

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_606943" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Mark Obama Ndesandjo"][/caption] By Tsvi Sadan, Israel Today Barack Obama’s autobiography seems to be as complex as the president himself. Tzach Yoked, writing in more…

Dennis Rodman in N. Korea for basketball game

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Beijing (CNN) -- Eccentric basketball star Dennis Rodman and several other former NBA players have arrived in North Korea to take part in a controversial basketball game on the more…

Selling social-media clicks now big business

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs more…

Lawyers in wigs take to the picket line

by -NO AUTHOR- -- LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of British lawyers — many dressed in traditional white curled wigs and black gowns — swapped courtrooms for picket lines Monday to protest planned more…

U.S. seeks to keep dollars flowing to Nigeria

by Steve Peacock -- The successful provision of $1.2 billion in Nigerian-assistance programs requires heightened attention to the security of U.S. mission and contractor personnel, the Obama administration concluded. Increased safety is more…

Egypt probes U.S. bribes of terror leaders

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON – Egyptian Attorney General Hisham Barakat is reportedly evaluating evidence that Muslim Brotherhood leaders, facing charges of murder, assassination and collaborating with foreign governments, accepted bribes from more…