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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has offered condolences to the people of Canada as well as the family and friends of two soldiers who were killed in two separate attacks on members of the Canadian Armed Forces this week, and reassured its neighbor of continued US support. On Wednesday, a gunman opened...

A United Nations independent human rights expert has warned against the increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement, stating that the practice risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens. The warning was issued by Christof Heyns,...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has held a telephonic conversation with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss France's contributions to the fight against the spread of Ebola and their counter-terrorism efforts in North Africa, Iraq and Syria, according to a Pentagon spokesperson. "The...

The European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have denounced the shooting attack that took place in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa on Wednesday and expressed their condolences to the family of the Canadian soldier killed in the attack. Wednesday's incidents in Ottawa unfolded...

DonYoung-102314.jpg Alaska Congressman Don Young, R-Ak., is once again making headlines with comments linking the state's high suicide rate to an increase in government assistance. Young told an audience at a senior center on Wednesday that the suicide problem didn't exist until there was "largesse" from the government.

AlisonLunderganGrimes-102314.jpg After a brief absence, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is once again hitting the airwaves in Kentucky in support of Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The DSCC is spending $650,000 on advertising for Grimes in her race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken.

Obama-102314.jpg Following news of a shooting at the Canadian Parliament complex in Ottawa, President Barack Obama called Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday to express the American people's solidarity with their neighbors to the north.

United Nations human rights expert Ben Emmerson has urged Governments currently engaged on mass surveillance of the internet for counter-terrorism purposes to update their national legislation in line with international human rights law for new technology surveillance measures. "States need to squarely...

U.S. military forces continued to attack terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria on Wednesday and Thursday, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Four airstrikes near Kobani destroyed ISIL fighting positions, a vehicle, and an ISIL command and control center. East of Dawr...

Leadingindex-102314.jpg Suggesting moderate growth in the short-term, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than economists had anticipated in the month of September.

joblessclaims-102314.jpg After reporting first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits at a fourteen-year low in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims rebounded in the week ended October 18th.

The month-old US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Syria have killed 553 people, including 32 civilians, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The UK-based activists released the figures on Thursday, which marks a month since U.S...

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olympic Committee and proposed that it be granted full recognition at the next IOC Session to be held in December in Monaco. The decision was taken on Wednesday by the Executive Board "in the interests of the...

A Palestinian driver, who killed a three-month-old girl by ramming his car into a busy tram stop in Jerusalem Wednesday, died of his injuries in hospital. The attacker, identified by Israeli media as 21 year-old Abd al-Rahman Shaloudi from East Jerusalem, was shot by officers as he tried to run away...

The Pentagon has said some of the weapons that was supposed to be supplied to Kurdish fighters in Syria are in possession of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists. One bundle of weapons and medical supplies airdropped by U.S. forces to Kurdish fighters in Syria most likely fell into enemy...