In a disturbing new phenomenon, young Italian males are trolling websites looking for older Italian women to date—and then to attack.
“Antonella” is a 53-year-old divorced woman who lives in Genova. After 25 years in a violent marriage, she thought she could finally find the sort of non-committal relationship she wanted with a much younger “boy-toy” boyfriend she’d hooked up with on the Internet. Instead, last week she was beaten near death after weeks of verbal humiliation. She suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and untold psychological damage. “Beatrice,” a 50-year-old divorcee from Turin, wasn’t as lucky.
Jordan Davis had a difficult upbringing, was bullied at school, and now—at 17—is hoping to become the first transgender winner of Miss England.
Jordan Davis was recently in an IKEA when a woman approached her. “You’re the girl in the paper,” the woman said. “Well, fair play to you. But no offense, love: The photos don’t do you justice. You look much better in person.” On the phone from her home in Coventry, England, Davis laughs. “All my life I wanted to be famous, but now I don’t like it.” Well, she may have to get used to an extended 15 minutes. Davis, 17, is only the second declared transgender contestant to have taken part in the Miss England pageant.
As the White House negotiates to keep military forces in Afghanistan after 2014, it's time to address what the small force being considered can actually accomplish.
On 25 February the White House issued a public statement on the status of the negotiations between the United States and Afghanistan over keeping troops in the country after 2014. In unusually stark language, the press release noted that the President had “asked the Pentagon to ensure that it has adequate plans in place to accomplish an orderly withdrawal by the end of the year should the United States not keep any troops in Afghanistan after 2014.
Thursday’s salvo comes at a particularly sensitive moment in Kim Jong Un’s consolidation of power.
On Thursday, North Korea fired four short-range missiles into the East Sea, better known as the Sea of Japan. The salvo followed the test of another four missiles on Friday, February 21.The North periodically launches Scuds, like the ones on Thursday, and sometimes these events have geopolitical meaning. These two sets of firings bracket Monday’s start of the annual U.S.-South Korea “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle” military drills, which the North Koreans abhor, and so they might be warnings to Washington and Seoul.
Peter Greste, photographer of the children's classic "Owen and Mzee," is being held in solitary confinement as he and other Al-Jazeera journalists await trial in Cairo.
Right now, journalist Peter Greste is being held in solitary confinement in Cairo’s high-security Tora Prison, and could face another seven years behind bars. But ten years ago, he was documenting the unexpected love between a hippo named Owen and a tortoise named Mzee that would become a worldwide sensation. And for decades before that, he was taking in strays from the street and providing them with a good home—despite his parents' protestations.
Ukrainian Olga Bogomolets tended to the wounded after snipers opened fire on protesters—and she’s turned down an influential post to remain devoted to the work at Independence Square.
On Wednesday night Olga Bogomolets faced one of her life’s most important decisions. Still cold after standing on stage before thousands of Ukrainians gathered on the EuroMaidan, she sat at a corner table of a McDonalds shivering in her parka. With her big, deep eyes half closed, she remembered the wounds she tried to cure last week, working on her knees on the floor of an improvised hospital at the House of Officers, treating the worst wounds of the bleeding protesters with bullet and shrapnel injuries in their necks, heads and abdomens.
A former Mt. Gox employee says incompetent management and faulty accounting—not virtual robbers—are the real culprits in the missing millions.
Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has been racing toward acceptance as a genuine currency, had a colossal setback this past Tuesday, when a major Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, based in Tokyo, went off-line. Thousands of customers are unable to withdraw deposits and CEO Mark Karpeles is not talking to the press about what happened. Fears about the virtual currency’s security have multiplied with the closing of Mt. Gox. It appears that the theft of several hundred thousand Bitcoins from the company forced it to close the exchange.
American intelligence has concluded that Russia won't openly invade Ukraine, despite a massive military exercise on the border and the armed takeover of local airports.
U.S. intelligence estimates conclude that Russia has no intention of invading Ukraine. This, despite the launch of a massive, new Russian military exercise near Ukraine’s border and moves from armed men to seize two key airports in the country's Crimea region.The latest developments led Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov Friday to accuse Russia of invading the Russian majority province of Crimea after armed militias took control of the civilian airport in Simferopol, the region's capital and the military airport in Sevastopol, where Russia's Black Sea fleet is based.
A video of the Turkish prime minister allegedly telling his son to hide large sums of money has created a crisis for the once-unassailable leader just weeks before key elections.
ISTANBUL—It was Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s 60th birthday this week, but the Turkish Prime Minister could be forgiven for not being in the mood for celebrations.Already under fire for more than two months because of corruption allegations against his government, Erdogan is now facing calls for his resignation after recordings emerged of alleged phone conversations between him and his son Bilal that purport to show he was personally involved in hiding large sums of money from prosecutors.
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A homophobic flyer targeted a group of conservative gays at CPAC who simply bought tickets to attend the three-day conference.