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North Korea's Swanky New High-Rises Are Just As Terrible As You Would Expect

World | Ryan Pickrell
A view of the completed Mirae Scientists Street, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on October 21, 2015.REUTERS/KCNA

No utilities but gangs of homeless children

Putin Critic's Bodyguard Struggles To Retrieve Gun As His Boss Is Gunned Down In Broad Daylight

Video | Russ Read

It took him several seconds to find his weapon

59 Percent Of Baltimore Residents Say Their Government Is Corrupt

Politics | Phillip Stucky
Police supporters (front) and counter demonstrators (rear) yell at each other as they are separated by a line of police during a "Blue Lives Matter" rally in support of the Baltimore police in front of City Hall in Baltimore, Maryland May 30, 2015. Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was arrested April 12 and suffered a spinal injury in police custody. His death a week later led to protests and rioting in Baltimore that prompted a curfew and a National Guard deployment. REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTR4Y61U

‘Corruption is a top priority for us’

China Says It Is Not Militarizing Or Attempting To Dominate The South China Sea

World | Ryan Pickrell
China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea, in this undated photo taken December, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

‘We will never seek dominance’

North Korea's Next Nuclear Test Could Come At 'Any Time'

World | Ryan Pickrell
South Korean Army soldiers, acting as North Korean soldiers, hold North Korea's flags as they take part in a re-enactment of the Nakdonggang Battle, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

‘If they get the go ahead from Kim Jong-un’

Trump's Budget Takes A Knife To United Nations Funding

World | Saagar Enjeti
A UN logo is pictured at the Grand Palais during the Solutions COP21 in Paris as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues at Le Bourget

‘Are current missions still fit for purpose?’

China May Have Big Plans For Its Aircraft Carriers

World | Ryan Pickrell
China's first aircraft carrier, which was renovated from an old aircraft carrier that China bought from Ukraine in 1998, is seen docked at Dalian Port, in Dalian, Liaoning province September 22, 2012. Picture taken September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Six carriers in disputed seas

Al Gore Blames Global Warming For The Syrian Civil War And Brexit

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

‘It has unleashed this incredible flow of refugees into Europe’

SpaceX And NASA Find 'Landing Site' For 2020 Mars Mission

Energy | Andrew Follett
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks after unveiling the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. Space Exploration Technologies announced April 27, 2016, it will send uncrewed Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, a first step in company founder Elon Musk's goal to fly people to another planet. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Where’s the best spot to land on The Red Planet?

Al-Qaida Quietly Regrouping To Expand 'Global Terror Enterprise'

World | Saagar Enjeti
Osama bin Laden is shown in this file video frame grab released by the U.S. Pentagon May 7, 2011. Source: REUTERS/Pentagon/Handout/Files

‘Fuel an emboldened insurgency in Mali’

London Terrorist's Background Riddled With Red Flags

World | Saagar Enjeti
A police officer stands behind Carriage Gates at the Houses of Parliament, following a recent attack in Westminster, London, Britain March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples

‘Soldier of the caliphate’

Imam Preaches About Muslims Killing Jews As Islamophobia Debate Rages

World | David Krayden
Worshippers take part in Friday prayers inside the mosque at the Mississauga Muslim Community Centre in Mississauga, Ontario January 18, 2013. Sufi cleric and leader of the Minhaj-ul-Quran religious organization, Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, has held several lectures at the Community Centre, located just west Toronto, Ontario. Qadri recently returned to Pakistan after living in Canada for several years to lead a call for reforms that has made him an instant hit among Pakistanis disillusioned with the state. Photo taken January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

‘This is inciting violence, and this is inciting radicalization’

North Korea Likely To Wrap Up Winter Training With With More Missile, Nuclear Tests

World | Ryan Pickrell
A video grab from KCNA shows the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket launching at North Korea's West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control centre in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province in this video released by KCNA in Pyongyang December 13, 2012. REUTERS/KCNA

‘Chances are high’

NATO Denies Key District Lost To Taliban, But Not Everyone Agrees

World | Russ Read

Is the Pentagon downplaying a major loss in Afghanistan?

Did The US Wait Too Long To Challenge China? This US Ally Thinks So

World | Ryan Pickrell
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) transits in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships JS Kirisame (DD 104) and JS Asayuki (DD 132) during bilateral training in South China Sea on April 21, 2015. Courtesy David Flewellyn/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Slams US for challenging China now

Study Finds Playing Outside Reduces Obesity, Depression

US | Thomas Phippen
Fat kid stretching (Photo: Shutterstock/kwanchai.c)

‘Access to nature is vital for good mental and physical health at all ages’

Shia LaBoeuf Moves 'He Will Not Divide Us' To UK, Gets Trolled 1 Day Later

Politics | Rob Shimshock
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

This is the flag’s fourth location

Royal Jordanian Airlines Pokes Fun At Trump's Laptop Ban

Business | Ted Goodman
A traveler walks past a sign for Royal Jordanian airline at JFK International Airport in New York, U.S., March 21, 2017: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

‘Read a book’

'Vicar Of Baghdad' Predicts End Of Christianity In Iraq

World | David Krayden
Iraqi Christians attend a mass on Christmas eve at the Mar Shemoni church in the town of Bartella east of Mosul.

‘If there is anything I can tell Americans it is that your fellow brothers and sisters are suffering…’

NY Court Orders Exxon To Provide AG Missing Private Emails

Energy | Chris White
Meg Bell (R) holds a banner during a protest before the start of the Exxon Mobil Corporation Shareholders Meeting in Dallas, Texas, May 28, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Schneiderman also may use private emails

Man Arrested After Driving Toward Crowd 'At High Speed' In Belgium

World | Jacob Bojesson
Belgian police sealed off an area of central Brussels while bomb disposal experts checked a car carrying gas bottles following a police spokeswoman's statement to local media, in Brussels, Belgium March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Man of North African descent arrested

Taliban Steadily Reclaims Territory Marines Died To Defend

| Saagar Enjeti

‘The U.S. needs a “few thousand” more troops’

Kate Middleton Pays Tribute To Victims Of The London Terrorist Attack

Entertainment | Ford Springer

The Smoke Room

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend a paving stone ceremony for Victoria Cross recepients, at the Manchester Cenotaph in Manchester, Britain October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

‘We will be thinking of all the families…’

Venezuelan Currency Slowly Getting Replaced By Pepe Memes

World | Andrew Follett
Woman setting American one dollar bill on fire (Shutterstock/Alan Bailey)

Making it harder for Venezuela’s socialist gov’t to control the tech industry

Brussels Mayor: Salafists Have Complete Control Of Our Mosques

World | Jacob Bojesson
Worshippers take part in Friday prayers inside the mosque at the Mississauga Muslim Community Centre in Mississauga, Ontario January 18, 2013. Sufi cleric and leader of the Minhaj-ul-Quran religious organization, Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, has held several lectures at the Community Centre, located just west Toronto, Ontario. Qadri recently returned to Pakistan after living in Canada for several years to lead a call for reforms that has made him an instant hit among Pakistanis disillusioned with the state. Photo taken January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

‘We need to change this’

People Who Oppose Putin STILL Ending Up Dead In The Streets

World | Jacob Bojesson
Former lawmaker of the Russian State Duma Denis Voronenkov and his wife Maria Maksakova pose for a picture during a screening of the movie "Nemtsov" by Vladimir Kara-Murza in Kiev, Ukraine February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Oleksandr Synytsia

An ‘act of state terrorism’

McCain: North Korea's 'Crazy Fat Kid' Is Not 'Rational'

World | Ryan Pickrell
Kim Jong Un attends the 3rd Meeting of Activists in Fisheries under the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this photo released December 29, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA

China ‘could stop North Korea’s economy in a week’

Eight People Arrested After London Attack

World | Jacob Bojesson
Police officers salute during a minute's silence outside New Scotland Yard. REUTERS/Neil Hall

‘Inspired by international terrorism’

This Graph Shows How Much Germany Would Owe To NATO -- If The Nation Did

World | Jacob Bojesson
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump claims Germany owes ‘vast sums of money’

You'll Never Guess Who Was Just Arrested For Anti-Jewish Bomb Threats (Maybe You Can, Actually)

World | Russ Read

The threats were made against dozens of JCCs across the U.S, Europe, New Zealand and Australia

UK Starts Drilling First Fracking Wells

Energy | Andrew Follett
Oil pump on background of flag of United Kingdom (Shutterstock.com/Anton Watman)

UK is one of the few countries in Europe to allow fracking

Mattis Rips Into China Days After Tillerson Calls For Cooperation

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reviews the honour guard before a meeting with Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

‘Shredding trust’

ISIS Claims Responsibility For London Terror Attack

World | Rachel Stoltzfoos
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Picture taken June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

‘Soldier of the Islamic State’

Germany Deports Homegrown Terror Suspects In Landmark Case

World | Jacob Bojesson
Migrants board a flight to Tirana and Pristina from Munich airport, Germany, November 18, 2015. About 90 migrants from Albania and Kosovo were deported on Wednesday after their bid for asylum was declined. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

‘We are sending a clear warning to all fanatics nationwide’

Flashback: London Mayor Says Terrorism Is 'Part And Parcel Of Living In A Big City'

World | Saagar Enjeti

‘London has proved him wrong’

Man Allegedly Dupes Companies Into Wiring Him $100 Million

US | Eric Lieberman
Credit card phishing attack [Shutterstock - wk1003mike]

‘This case should serve as a wake-up call to all companies’

'Islamophobia' Motion Almost Sparks Rumble In Canada's Capital

World | David Krayden
Demonstrators march during an anti-Islamophobia rally in Seattle, Washington, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

‘People should… feel quite free to criticize the doctrine, history, or practice of any religion.’

Japan's New Helicopter Carrier Will Hunt Chinese Subs

World | Ryan Pickrell
Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) attend a handover ceremony for the JMSDF latest Izumo-class helicopter carrier DDH-184 Kaga by Japan Marine United Corporation in Yokohama, Japan, March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

‘Security concerns’

Trudeau Continues Deficit Spending With Canada's Annual Budget

World | David Krayden
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a round table at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Trish Badger

‘There is virtually no reference to Canada’s military in the budget…’

Scientists Changing Standards So Black Kids Seem Less Obese

Energy | Andrew Follett
obese fat boy holding blackboard on gray background (Shutterstock/kwanchai.c)

Diversity standards just expanded … literally

REPORT: Current Global Warming Is 'Not Outside The Range Of Natural Variations'

Energy | Michael Bastasch
A woman walks past a map showing the elevation of the sea in the last 22 years during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

‘Current climate change is not abnormal’

NASA's Mars Rover May Finally Be Breaking Down

Energy | Andrew Follett
A self-portrait of the Mars rover Curiosity is seen in this February 3, 2013 handout image courtesy of NASA. REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech

‘More than enough working lifespan remaining to get the vehicle to all destinations planned’

Russia Is Covering Up Just How Frequently ISIS Is Killing Its Troops

National Security | Russ Read
Cuba Sends Top General, Soldiers To Bolster Russian Presence In Syria (Getty Images)

‘Out of every 100 people, 50 are coming back in caskets’

Family Of Missing CIA Consultant Robert Levinson Sues Iran For Cover Up

National Security | Russ Read

Levinson has been missing for 10 years

Russian Weapons Sales Could Help China 'Contest U.S. Air Superiority'

World | Ryan Pickrell
An SU-35 military jet performs during the MAKS-2009 international air show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow August 21, 2009. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

‘Significant consequences’

Tillerson: Montenegro Joining NATO Is Good For US Interests

Politics | Will Racke
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks at the morning ministerial plenary for the Global Coalition working to Defeat ISIS at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The secretary of state thinks NATO should expand, despite Russia’s objections

Liberals Are Now Blaming The 'Diabetes Epidemic' On Global Warming

Energy | Michael Bastasch
An overweight woman walks at the 61st Montgomery County Agricultural Fair on August 19, 2009 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. At USD 150 billion, the US medical system spends around twice as much treating preventable health conditions caused by obesity than it does on cancer, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. Two-thirds of US adults and one in five children are overweight or obese, putting them at greater risk of chronic illness like heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes, according to reports released recently at the "Weight of the Nation" conference. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images

‘Association studies do not actually imply causation’

Could These Tiny Origami Robots Be The Future Of Space Exploration?

Energy | Andrew Follett
Searching for life on planet Mars - Elements of this image furnished by NASA (Shutterstock/Juergen Faelchle)

‘Used in hard-to-reach locations — squeezing under ledges, for example’

EXCLUSIVE: Podesta Was Board Member Of Firms Linked To Russian Investors

Investigative Group | Richard Pollock
John Podesta Getty Images/Justin Sullivan

Hillary Clinton’s national campaign chairman failed to disclose his 75,000 shares in Boston-based Joule