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boyscout-072815.jpg Concluding that its previous policy could not be sustained, the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to lift its decades-long ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees.

US President Barack Obama has said that Africa's democratic progress is at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end. Speaking at the African Union Headquarters in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa Tuesday, Obama called on the African Union to raise its authority and strong voice to...

More than 1,000 technical experts, scientists and AI and robotic researchers have warned against the dangers of autonomous weapons. In an open letter, which will be officially announced at the opening of the IJCAI 2015 conference on Tuesday, they said "Starting a military Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

The Department of State has warned U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria and recommended that they avoid all travel to Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable. In a Travel Warning update issued Monday, the U.S. Department...

Senior Foreign Service officer Michael Ratney has been appointed as the new U.S. Special Envoy for Syria. Announcing the appointment, Secretary of State John Kerry said he has come to know Michael well in his most recent role as U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem, and that he is impressed by his keen intellect,...

AbdulKalam-072815.jpg Leaders lead by example, and India, yesterday, lost one such great leader and an extraordinary human being Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who has been a source of inspiration to all, particularly to the youth of the country.

The European Union on Monday condemned the spate of killings in Nigeria and Cameroon. The EU said those responsible for the recent suicide attacks in Cameroon on July 25 and in Nigeria on July 26 have a complete disregard for human life and dignity. "We extend our condolences to the families of...

The European Union on Monday condemned the brazen attack on a Somalia hotel yesterday, while expressing its condolences to the victims and families affected by the attack. The attack took place at the Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, in which dozens of innocent people were killed. The EU in a...

The European Commission on Monday said it has referred France to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover incompatible aid received by Ryanair and its subsidiary Airport Marketing Services (AMS) for using Pau, Nimes and Angouleme airports, as well as Transavia for using Pau airport. The...

obama-072715.jpg President Barack Obama lashed out at some of the Republican presidential candidates in remarks on Monday, accusing the GOP contenders of spouting "ridiculous" rhetoric in their bids to succeed him.

uscapitol-072715.jpg In a rare Sunday session, the Senate voted to limit debate on a measure to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The Senate voted 67 to 26 to invoke cloture on the amendment to a multi-year highway funding bill.

A small plane crashed in Japan's capital Tokyo, killing three people and setting fire to several buildings and vehicles, according to reports on Sunday. According to the officials, the plane crashed shortly after departing from a nearby airfield. Two people on the plane and a female resident were...

At least 12 people were reportedly killed on Sunday when a militant group attacked a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu. According to reports, an eye-witness said that a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives at the gate of the Jazeera Palace Hotel near the airport. Somali militant...

space-072415.jpg While the Pluto "fly- by" dominated the headlines last week, it was the startling discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet by NASA's Kepler mission that received the most press this week.

The European Commission on Friday said has approved the acquisition of joint control by Talanx Asset Management GmbH of Germany and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale of Germany ("NORD/LB") over a joint venture, caplantic GmbH. Talanx is actively involved in asset management and provision of non-life...

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