As anti-Russia protests continue to rock Kiev, the senator is flying there to show support—the highest-ranking American official yet do so.
Sen. John McCain will become the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Ukraine since government violence against street protestors engulfed its capital last week. He will express support and solidarity with the protests.“Senator McCain is traveling to Ukraine to meet with government officials, opposition leaders and civil society at this critical time as Ukrainians struggle for their future,” McCain spokesman Brian Rogers confirmed to The Daily Beast.
In a speech on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden expressed his sympathy for the pro-European street protests in the Ukraine.
Vice President Joe Biden challenged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to cease violence against protesters, begin a dialogue with the opposition, and restore his country's ties to the European Union Thursday evening. He also said America can play a role in Ukraine’s future. “In Ukraine, hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to demand a modern, democratic, prosperous future, which they see in Europe. And they look to us for help,” Biden said, becoming the most senior Obama adminstration to condemn the government’s weeks long crackdown on street protesters.
The daughter of actress Jane Birkin and composer John Barry was found dead outside her apartment in Paris. She was alone at the time of her death.
Kate Barry, the daughter of John Barry, the legendary composer of soundtracks for 11 James Bond films, has been found dead outside her Paris apartment after falling from her fourth floor apartment.The 46-year-old photographer, whose mother was Jane Birkin, the British woman whose affair with French singer Serge Gainsbourg symbolised the 1960s, had struggled with alcohol and drug problems.Police said antidepressants were found in her apartment in the wealthy 16th arrondissement of Paris.
Friday's anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s arrest sees the country struggling with a resurgent al Qaeda and a death rate double that of a decade ago.
Ten years after the capture of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is at risk of becoming a failed state again as al-Qaeda reclaims vast swathes of the country.Friday’s anniversary of the Iraqi dictator’s arrest sees the country still struggling with his legacy, with al Qaeda launching a fresh campaign of terrorist atrocities from new territory carved out in western and northern Iraq.Backed by jihadists fighting the civil war in neighboring Syria, the group is trying to create an “emirate” straddling the two countries, taking advantage of the collapse in security across the border.
Nelson Mandela's ex-wife describes the final moments of his life as he passed away last week at his home in Johannesburg.
Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, 77, has described how she watched as the heartbeat and blood pressure readings on Mandela's life-support machine slowly dropped off as he died.She sat at his side for three and a half hours until he finally drew his last breath, she said in an interview with ITN."I received a call in the morning and I was told ... there were difficulties about Tata," she said, referring to Mandela by his Xhosa name, which means "Father".
The executions and blood-letting in Pyongyang are only going to get worse as a dynastic purge threatens to destabilize the entire region.
The North Korean state media has reported that Jang Song Thaek, once thought to be the No. 2 leader of the country, was executed. A special military tribunal had found him guilty of treasonous activities and other crimes. Never before has Pyongyang announced the execution of a member of the ruling Kim family. Jang, 67, was married to the aunt of the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un.Why did Kim have Jang killed? It may have been personal. Jang introduced Kim to his eventual wife, Ri Sol Ju.
Veterans of the Soviet wars in Afghanistan have turned out to help protect protesters in Independence Square as they call for the ouster of Ukraine’s government and for joining the E.U.
In the dim light of a kerosene lamp, commanders of what is now known as the Military Headquarters gathered in their tent to discuss strategy for the upcoming night on Independence Square, the center of the Ukrainian protests. The demonstrations are peaceful—even when police pushed onto the square earlier this week in a concentrated crackdown, protesters only pushed back with their bare hands. But the talk here often sounds more serious. Most of the commanders who strategize about rebuffing the riot police raids are veterans of the 1979-89 war in Afghanistan.
Say goodbye to polar bears and a whole lot of ice. New research suggests the Arctic Ocean could be ice-free by 2015, with devastating consequences for the world. Can it be stopped?
Someone better tell Santa Claus. First it was polar bears that were threatened by global warming. Now it’s reindeer too. As temperatures in the Arctic skyrocket, reindeer are suffering staggeringly large, rapid population losses. “Herds of reindeer have declined by one-third since the 1990s as their access to food sources, breeding grounds and historic migration routes have been altered,” reports the environmental audit committee of the British Parliament.
He was arrested for graffiti, but Clayton Pettet won't rest until the world sees his art. And by art, we mean he's going to lose his virginity in front of a live audience.
A gay art school student, who plans to lose his virginity in front of a live audience, has been arrested in London while promoting the show.Clayton Pettet, 19, who was warned that his performance art piece could breach decency laws, told The Daily Beast he had been picked up by police officers after taking an unconventional approach to publicity. He was caught by officers after spray painting the date of the event on a billboard in East London.
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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.