Pope Francis feels 'used' by fake friends

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) — Pope Francis says he has felt "used" by people claiming to be his friend since he became pontiff, in a radio interview touching on the more…

Germany reinstates controls at Austrian border

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (GUARDIAN) Germany introduced border controls on Sunday, and dramatically halted all train traffic with Austria, after the country’s regions said they could no longer cope with the overwhelming more…

Egypt mistakenly kills Mexican tourists

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) Egyptian security forces killed 12 people and wounded 10 "by accident" when they mistook a convoy of mostly Mexican tourists for a group of militants they were more…

Australia PM ousted in 'coup' by liberal leaders

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SMH) Malcolm Turnbull will become Australia's 29th prime minister after beating Tony Abbott in a dramatic leadership ballot in Canberra on Monday night. Declaring himself "humbled," by the more…

Interest rise could spark global debt crisis

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — Debt ratios have reached extreme levels across all major regions of the global economy, leaving the financial system acutely vulnerable to monetary tightening by the US more…

Denmark: We won't take any more refugees

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE LOCAL) — In a move already signalled earlier this week, Denmark has said it will not participate in the EU’s plans to resettle some 160,000 refugees. Integration more…

Why the U.S. Senate caved on Iran

by Garth Kant -- [caption id="attachment_2391875" align="aligncenter" width="596"] U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas[/caption] WASHINGTON – It was a pivotal moment in the fight over Iran's nuclear program. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and more…

Where's global warming? Arctic ice cap grows

by Bob Unruh -- Dire forecasts of a summertime, ice-free Arctic have been abundant, from Al Gore to the BBC to Sierra Club Canada. The reality? Big fail! Blogger Steven Goddard at more…

6-carat 'stolen' diamond surgically removed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- BANGKOK (AP) — The good news for the Chinese visitor to Bangkok was that a doctor had successfully removed a foreign object from her large intestine that could more…