According to declassified documents, Fidel Castro hired former SS officers to train his Cuban fighting forces. Bearded Communist The bearded communist leader also tried to buy weapons from neo-Nazis during the Cuban missile crisis. A German intelligence agency has released information gathered during the stand-off at the height of the Cold War. The files show […]
This week was supposed to bring good news for Filipinos: Miss Philippines, Maria Venus Raj, a farm girl turned fashion model, was a big favorite headed into Monday’s Miss Universe final.
Updated: May 23, 2011. 3:30 p.m
Mark Twain, the bard of the Mississippi River, was always skeptical of human efforts to control it. “Ten thousand river commissions, with the mines of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb it or confine it, cannot say to it, ‘Go here,’ or ‘Go there,’ and make it obey,” he wrote in 1883
You don’t need to tell John Boehner about the lethal damage a government shutdown can do to his party; he’s seen it firsthand. In November 1995, Boehner was a young lieutenant to the mercurial Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who was trying to jam huge GOP budget cuts down the throat of the Clinton White House
Iran ridicules Obama’s “cowboy” nuclear strategy Iran’s hard-line president on Wednesday ridiculed President Barack Obama’s new nuclear strategy, which turns the U.S. focus away from the Cold War threats and instead aims to stop the spread of atomic weapons to rogue states or terrorists. Obama on Tuesday announced the new strategy, including a vow not […]
After more than five months of going it alone, Iran’s opposition Green Movement is reaching out to the United States for help.
The heart of Pakistan’s military establishment came under attack on Saturday as Taliban gunmen disguised as soldiers attempted to break into the army’s heavily-fortified headquarters in the garrison town of Rawalpindi. The fierce firefight left six military personnel and four attackers dead, and by evening, a tense standoff continued as military officials reported that at least three remaining gunmen had taken military personnel hostage and were holding them in the offices of an intelligence agency within the compound
Indonesian police say they have DNA evidence identifying the man they killed this week as Noordin Top, the nation’s most-wanted terror suspect. “We have matched this Malaysian man’s DNA against his family and it’s 100 percent match,” Nanan Soekarna, a national police representative said Saturday
Three Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police officers were shot to death while responding to a 911 call of a domestic argument triggered by a urinating dog, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case. The officers were the first department fatalities since 1995, according to the department. Police said following the shootings Saturday that Richard Poplawski, 22, would be charged with three counts of homicide, aggravated assault and other charges