Emerging legislation from Republican Sen. Bob Corker could block Obama from easing sanctions on Iran and create tougher conditions for reaching an interim deal with Tehran.
On the eve of new nuclear negotiations with Iran, the top Republican senator on the Foreign Relations Committee is considering legislation that would prevent President Obama from loosening sanctions on the Tehran regime.“We’ve crafted an amendment to freeze the administration in and make it so they are unable to reduce the sanctions unless certain things occur,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) told The Daily Beast in an interview Wednesday. “They have the ability now to waive sanctions.
A pair of university students in England dressed as the Twin Towers on 9/11—and a won a local contest for it. Nico Hines on the backlash.
It was a Halloween blunder to put blackface in the shade. Two British students donned costumes of unprecedented stupidity last week during a fancy dress competition in northern England.The pair of university students have drawn universal condemnation since a photograph showing them dressed as the Twin Towers burning in the midst of the 9/11 attack was splashed on the front of the Sun newspaper in London on Wednesday. The horrifying costumes included flames bursting from the buildings and tiny falling figures which appeared to represent some of almost 3,000 people who lost their lives that day.
As yet another trial comes to a close in Italy, Amanda Knox’s former boyfriend describes the nightmare that destroyed their lives after the murder of Meredith Kercher.
On the final day of evidence in the latest Amanda Knox court case in Italy, her former boyfriend described the “nightmare” that had crushed their “fairy tale” romance more than five years ago. Still the Italian judiciary is wrestling with the same disputed facts that were first aired in 2007, was this knife a kitchen utensil or a murder weapon?Knox and Sollecito were convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher in 2009. But that verdict was overturned by an appellate court two years later, before another dramatic twist saw their acquittals reversed by Italy’s high court in March this year.
Irish police alerted Interpol and the media about a teenage victim of the Eastern European sex trade. Now it’s reported that she’s really a convicted Australian fraudster, aged 25.
Europe's latest child identity riddle took an unlikely twist Wednesday when a girl thought to have been a teenager trafficked by Eastern European sex gangs was reportedly identified as a convicted fraudster from Australia.Irish police had briefed the world's media 24 hours earlier that they believed Samantha Azzopardi, 25, was at least a decade younger and a victim of the sex trade.The Independent newspaper in Ireland reported that Azzopardi illegally attempted to draw social welfare benefits and received a six month prison sentence, which was suspended for 12 months.
Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, has admitted smoking crack cocaine. He says he is sorry but that won’t stop him running for re-election.
The mayor of Toronto has finally admitted smoking crack cocaine but he attempted to explain it away by claiming he was drunk at the time. "[It was] probably in one of my drunken stupors," he said.Rob Ford surprised Toronto by announcing that he would run for re-election after promising "these mistakes will never, ever, ever happen again." In a six-minute press conference, he asked his constituents to forgive him and proclaimed that "the past is the past.
Forget Scotland Yard’s suspect—the Portuguese police have their own suspect in the British girl’s 2007 disappearance. One problem: he’s dead.
The Portuguese Police may have reopened their missing persons investigation into the mysterious 2007 disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann at the insistence of Scotland Yard, but that doesn’t mean the two countries are following the same leads. McCann disappeared from her parent’s hotel room as they dined nearby with friends. Her younger twin siblings were left unharmed. The McCanns and their friends took turns checking on the children, essentially listening at the door for cries, but only discovered Madeleine missing several hours after she had left them unattended.
Pacifism is part of Germany’s DNA. But so is confusion about its true friends and adversaries—like Snowden and the NSA.
BERLIN—The cover of this week’s Die Zeit, Germany’s leading newspaper, says it all: “Goodbye, Friends.”Illustrated by a broken heart half-painted with the German flag and the other with the American one, the image speaks to the widespread feelings of betrayal many Germans have expressed towards the United States in the wake of revelations made by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about American spying operations abroad.
Thousands of Russian fascists and nationalists marched in the capital for National Unity Day, shouting anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant obscenities and flashing the ‘Heil Hitler’ salute.
On Monday afternoon, Russian nationalists and fascists marched in 15 well-organized blocs down Moscow’s streets in honor of national Unity Day. Their leaders said some 20,000 people turned out to agitate in the Russian capital; officials put the number lower, around 8,000. They shouted demands that ranged from “A Visa Regime for Central Asian and Caucuses migrants!” (currently, immigrants from the region do not need visas to work in Russia) to race-based obscenities.
A “virtual” 10-year-old girl from the Philippines snares 1,000 alleged pedophiles around the world—but Interpol is not pleased.
The trick, most likely, will only work this once. Pedophiles are evil, but they're not all stupid. Few will be fooled a second time by a virtual Filipino 10-year-old in a chat room willing to do their sordid bidding for pay.With luck, some of the thousands of men who fell for this ruse will soon be in jail. The others may be terrified enough of discovery to back off from the little boys and girls they look to exploit on the Web. At least, that’s the hope.
Police in Ireland today took the unprecedented step of releasing a photograph of a teenage girl who remains unidentified a month after she was picked up in 'a distressed state' in the city centre. Tom Sykes reports from Dublin.
Wearing a pink long-sleeved t-shirt, her dyed hair pulled up into a bun on top of her head and nervously sucking her index finger, a teenage girl stares into space on a city centre street in Dublin, Ireland. It is a picture that could easily be mistaken for any ordinary snapshot, although perhaps the careful observer might claim to be able to spot a haunted, anxious note in the girl's eyes. If so, it is the only suggestion of the immense trauma that lies behind this seemingly everyday picture.
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Mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela Thursday, President Obama urged Americans and people around the world to 'strive for a future that is worthy of [Mandela's] sacrifice.'
She is a true inspiration. Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has released a video statement for the first time since being shot by the Taliban last October. 'God has given me this new life,' Malala says, and in return, she is launching the Malala Fund, created to help educate children all over the world.