Colossal shipwreck ready for salvage

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Der Spiegel) The most spectacular salvage operation in shipping history is set to begin next week. Though all the pieces are now in place, the question remains whether more…

McCain to attack Putin with op-ed in Pravda

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Guardian) Senator John McCain will submit an opinion piece to the Russian newspaper Pravda, in response to an op-ed on Syria in the New York Times by more…

Visit Galapagos Islands on Google Street View

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LiveScience) Google Maps just expanded its Street View to include the exotic Galapagos Islands, adding to the growing repertoire of remote and fascinating locales visible from any Internet more…

Zawahiri urges 'lone-wolf' attacks on U.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) The leader of al-Qaeda has issued a message marking the 12th anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks. In the audio message, Ayman al-Zawahiri talks of more…

Putin's op-ed differs in Russia

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Minding Russia) Vladimir Putin's much-discussed op-ed piece in The New York Times -- A Plea for Caution on Syria from Russia -- is certainly a piece of work more…

Putin makes Obama look indecisive, weak

by F. Michael Maloof -- Some U.S. officials and media analysts refer to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “thug,” but now he’s being touted as a “statesman” after deflecting, at least temporarily, more…