'Human chain' saves boy from drowning

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TVNZ) — The father of a boy who was rescued after passersbys joined police to form a human chain to pull him from heavy surf in Napier yesterday more…

Tensions high on Korean peninsula

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) -- Saber-rattling rose Monday to new levels on the Korean peninsula, as Pyongyang officials "scrapped" the armistice credited for nearly 60 years of uneasy peace and then failed more…

Bolton: Israel has 'short time' to strike Iran

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="RvZ2wzYTqtLpX-qWh-F_07bTD1jC4Dqe"] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a "very short period of time" to decide whether to strike Iran's nuclear infrastructure before Tehran possesses nuclear weapons, warned more…

Report: U.S. training Syria rebels in Jordan

by -NO AUTHOR- -- BERLIN (Reuters) - Americans are training Syrian anti-government fighters in Jordan, the German weekly Der Spiegel said on Sunday, quoting what it said were participants and organizers. YOU more…

America and the 'Age of Fiat'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="JvNm51OTpHnLWtthWA3nIJmmVs6RojZh"] What does the outlook for the Chinese Yuan mean to you? Maybe more than you'd like. The subject comes up during this week's podcast by economist, more…

NBC mocks Hugo Chavez on 'SNL'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="BobzYzYTr4CbTnXwNuMCq9drmVJEhF8i"] (VIBE) — Saturday Night Live touched on a global soft spot in its cold open this past weekend. SNL opened with host/performer Justin Timberlake impersonating Elton more…

Vietnam to embrace nuclear power

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OILPRICE) — When on 11 March 2011 a tsunami destroyed TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, many believed that the catastrophe, if not ending nuclear power generation more…

Both parents jailed for truant teen?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (IRISH INDEPENDENT) — A JUDGE who warned a teenage boy that he would make him choose which parent to jail over his truancy from school has insisted he more…

Karzai accuses U.S. of Taliban collusion

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was greeted on his first visit to Afghanistan since taking office by suicide bombs, threats and Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s accusation that more…