U.N. commences drone surveillance

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC) — The U.N. mission in Democratic Republic of Congo has started to deploy unarmed surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity near the forested borders with Rwanda and more…

Bob Dylan investigated for 'racist' comments

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) PARIS — Iconic folk singer Bob Dylan is being investigated in France after a Croatian community organization alleged that comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine last more…

Gov't offered sharing info on citizens

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THEGUARDIAN) — Australia's surveillance agency offered to share information collected about ordinary Australian citizens with its major intelligence partners, according to a secret 2008 document leaked by the more…

New push for Jews to pray on Temple Mount

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — JERUSALEM — A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of more…

Iran cashes in on Obama deal

by Jerome R. Corsi -- NEW YORK – Despite White House denials of reports surfacing in Arabic-language newspapers in Kuwait that President Obama was planning a trip to Tehran in the middle of more…

Bank glitch leaves customers cashless

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — RBS and its retail banking unit Netwest's online systems and debit cards failed on Monday evening as customers were unable to process payments on one of more…

Pope with Netanyahu in closed-door meeting

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USATODAY) — VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a closed-door meeting at the Vatican to discuss matters that are highly more…

White House: No Obama visit to Iran

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA TODAY) The White House is denying a report out of the Middle East that President Obama is trying to arrange a visit to Tehran, Iran. Al-Jarida, a news more…

Pope sends Swiss guards to help homeless

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has ramped up the Vatican’s charity work, sending his chief alms-giver and a contingent of Swiss guards onto the streets more…