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North Korea boasts of firing ballistic missile from submarine

 North Korea said on Saturday it had successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, a step that would mark significant progress in the secretive state’s military capabilities. It could… read more North Korea boasts of firing ballistic missile from submarine

Liberia First Country Declared Free of Ebola Among Hardest-Hit

 Liberia, the West African nation where Ebola killed the most people in the largest outbreak of the virus, has been declared free of the disease by the World Health Organization…. read more Liberia First Country Declared Free of Ebola Among Hardest-Hit

Egyptian youths face trial for ‘insulting Islam’ by making fun of ISIS

 Four Egyptian kids who dared make fun of ISIS in a harmless video are headed for trial along with their teacher on charges of “insulting Islam,” after their Muslim neighbors… read more Egyptian youths face trial for ‘insulting Islam’ by making fun of ISIS

Syngenta rejects $45 billion Monsanto takeover offer

 Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not fully take into account regulatory risks. Sources… read more Syngenta rejects $45 billion Monsanto takeover offer

Assad using chemical weapons again? US eyes new allegations, consequences unclear

 Allegations are mounting that the Assad regime has returned to using chemical weapons against Syrian rebels and civilians, nearly two years after the government agreed to dismantle their stockpile.  The… read more Assad using chemical weapons again? US eyes new allegations, consequences unclear

Canadian lawmakers vote to expand spy powers

 Legislation that would dramatically expand the powers of Canada’s spy agency has cleared a key hurdle. The House of Commons on Wednesday approved the Anti-Terror Act, which was spurred by… read more Canadian lawmakers vote to expand spy powers

Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government

 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a deal to form a new government on Wednesday just before a deadline expired, but his coalition will rule by the slimmest of majorities in… read more Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government

Obama expected to push for Gulf missile defense at U.S. summit

 President Barack Obama is expected to make a renewed U.S. push next week to help Gulf allies create a region-wide defense system to guard against Iranian missiles as he seeks… read more Obama expected to push for Gulf missile defense at U.S. summit

Global Labor Glut Sinking Wages Means U.S. Needs to Get Schooled

 The long-sought rise in American wages is being suppressed by a global labor glut that is undermining policy makers’ efforts to wring slack from the U.S. job market.  The most… read more Global Labor Glut Sinking Wages Means U.S. Needs to Get Schooled

German prosecutors launch investigation of spying charges

 Germany’s top public prosecutor will look into accusations that the country’s BND foreign intelligence agency violated laws by helping the United States spy on officials and firms in Europe, including… read more German prosecutors launch investigation of spying charges