London elects Muslim mayor

by Leo Hohmann -- [caption id="attachment_3267864" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Labor Party's London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan.[/caption] The United States recently saw its first Muslim-majority city council elected in Hamtramck, Michigan. But voters in more…

Most of Greek bailout money went to banks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Deutsche Welle) Less than 10 billion euros ($11.5 billion) from Greece's first two international bailouts ended up in the hands of the Greek treasury, according to new study more…

Reporter: 'Never saw any Islam' in ISIS cell

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Independent) A journalist who infiltrated a cell of Isis supporters as they planned a terror attack in France said he found "lost, frustrated, suicidal, easily manipulated youths". more…

$571B debt wall points to more defaults in China

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg) Chinese debt investors are turning bearish at just the wrong time for the nation’s corporate borrowers, which face a record 3.7 trillion yuan ($571 billion) of local more…

Video: Navy SEAL died in intense firefight

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Guardian) Video footage obtained by the Guardian shows the grueling firefight between US special forces, Kurdish commandoes and Islamic State fighters this week, in which a US more…

Large chunks of Earth's mantle falling off

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) The southeastern United States has been hit by a series of strange unexplained quakes - most recently, the 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia that more…

Kardashians' 'vapid' Cuba trip causes GOP ire

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_3265554" align="aligncenter" width="602"] The Kardashian sisters, and friend, pose from Cuba. (Credit: Instagram)[/caption] A Kardashian family trip to Cuba to tape the latest "Keeping Up With the more…

U.S. Army captain sues Obama over ISIS fight

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_3255424" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President Obama at his last White House Correspondents' Association dinner in 2016 (Photo: Twitter)[/caption] U.S. Army Capt. Nathan Michael Smith filed a suit against more…

European Central Bank to withdraw €500 note

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) The European Central Bank (ECB) says it will no longer produce the €500 (£400; $575) note because of concerns it could facilitate illegal activities. The decision more…