Top-ranked N. Korean intel chief flees Kim Jong-un

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2947894" align="aligncenter" width="596"] North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un[/caption] A top-ranked North Korean intelligence officer fled the regime and defected to South Korea, ultimately passing along state strategy more…

CIA's John Brennan vows no more waterboarding

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1824315" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Brennan[/caption] John Brennan, CIA director, said in an interview with NBC News he would not allow waterboarding to go forth under his leadership more…

20 U.S. cities 'optimum sanctuaries' for migrants

by Leo Hohmann -- [caption id="attachment_3080804" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill tried to slow the influx of refugees to America but in the end Speaker Paul Ryan agreed to a more…

Sweden can't send Christian convert back to Iran

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CATHOLICNEWSAGENCY) — Religious liberty advocates applauded a European court’s ruling in favor of asylum for an individual fleeing life-threatening anti-conversion laws in Iran, on the grounds that his more…

Fireworks disaster kills 105, injures 500

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) — Kollam, India — The disaster came too quickly for Bhadran to understand what had just happened. One moment, he and two friends were celebrating at a more…

Brussels bombers had different target in mind

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) – The militant cell behind bombings in Brussels had been plotting to hit France again after carrying out the Paris attacks but was forced to strike closer more…