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Op-Ed: CIA-linked Libyan armed forces head General Haftar is untouchable

Tripoli - There is ample evidence to show that General Khalifa Haftar is untouchable no matter what he does to directly snub his nose at the UN-supported peace talks promoted by the U.S. and other countries.

Op-Ed: UN imposes sanctions on Houthis but Yemen conflict continues

Sanaa - In a sign that the Saudi-led bombing campaign and offensive against Houthi rebels is not going well, the newly minted vice-president appointed by the internationally recognized president Mansour Hadi has urged the Houthi fighters to end their offensive.

Op-Ed: Debating science and medicine in run up to U.K. poll

London Colney - On May 7, the U.K. faces a general election. As the parties attempt to garner votes, wave hands and kiss babies, science and medical issues feature barely in policy manifestos. This is misguided and will damage the economy in the long-term.

One detained after gyrocopter lands at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. capitol remains of high alert after a small gyrocopter lands outside the west end of the Capitol building. The pilot has been detained at this time.

San Francisco board votes unanimously for circus animal ban

San Francisco - Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! But not if you live in or visit San Francisco, where lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to ban wild and exotic animal performances in circuses and shows.

Op-Ed: U.S. government waste of taxpayer dollars runs rampant

Washington D.c. - A scathing report on government waste revealed that millions of taxpayer dollars were misused in 2014. Rep. Steve Russell took over the watchdog report after Senator Tom Coburn retired. The tradition of the report continues — and so does the waste.

Op-Ed: UN-sponsored Libyan peace talks to resume in Morocco

Tripoli - The UN Security Council has called for those taking part in the UN-sponsored peace talks to agree to the formation of a unity government as soon as possible.

Op-Ed: Greece sending contradictory messages about default plans

Athens - As has happened often during negotiations with its creditors, mixed and contradictory messages are coming from the Greek Syriza government.

Achilles heels? Scandals, gaffes could haunt Hillary

Washington - Hillary Clinton looks ahead to 2016 as the year Americans may finally elect their first-ever female president, but her past is burdened with blemishes and gaffes that could compromise if not sink her campaign.

Clinton is in — 'It's official: Hillary's running for president'

A top adviser to Hillary Clinton has made it official, the 67-year-old former first lady is running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president in 2016. No big announcement, not yet, the confirmation came via email.

Russian sponsored talks on Syria yield no agreement

Damascus - The Russian mediator thought that he had an agreement on principles for a political settlement to the Syria conflict but some opposition representatives refused support because there was no movement to build mutual trust such as prisoner releases.

Oklahoma votes to use new unproven method of executiion

Oklahoma lawmakers, scrambling for a backup method of execution that would replace lethal injection, have come up with a new way of killing someone. A bill now awaits the governor's signature that would allow nitrogen gas hypoxia to be used.

CA bill banning child vaccine exemptions gets go-ahead

Sacramento - After the severest measles outbreak in decades occurred earlier this year, California lawmakers approved a bill this week that would prevent most parents from opting out of vaccinations for their children enrolled in school.

Op-Ed: Costly Mike Duffy trial another reason to abolish Senate

The trial of the rather sad sack Mike Duffy is underway in Ottawa and as a taxpayer I feel ripped off by the former senator for costing us more tax money than he already has. The entire Duffy episode gets me angry at our dubious Senate all over again.

Op-Ed: Saudi air strikes in Yemen create greater humanitarian disaster

Sanaa - The aim of the Saudi-led operation Decisive Storm is to end Houthi military control of the main Yemeni cities and to return Mansour Hadi to the presidency. Hadi has fled Yemen to safety in Ryadh the Saudi capital.

Claire Martin, Green Party candidate for the elections Special

North Vancouver - Claire Martin, a CBC popular weather forecaster, announced on Wednesday April 8th that she will be starting a campaign to win British Columbia spot for the Green Party of Canada to represent the region of North Vancouver in federal elections.

Greece makes key payment to IMF on time

Athens - The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund(IMF), Christine Lagarde, has confirmed that the Greek government made a 459 million euro payment due on April 9.

French far-right family feud deepens

Paris - France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen Thursday said her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the National Front party, would appear before a disciplinary body -- and should consider quitting politics -- after making controversial comments about the H...

Op-Ed: U.S. Senator says bombing Iran's nuclear facilities a piece of cake

Washington - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, claims that bombing Iran's nuclear facilities would take only several days. Cotton said the bombing would be nothing like the Iraq war.
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