Two orphaned Russian siblings Kelly and Cloe, known in Russia as Anastasia and Svetlana Klimov, have been temporarily placed with a new US foster family, after years of abuse by their adoptive American parents.
The power of Oklahoma tornado that ripped through the state causing massive damage to property and killing dozens in its way has received a top-of-the-scale rating of EF-5 on the Fujita scale. The energy released by the twister was eight times greater than that of the Hiroshima A-bomb, experts say.
US lawmakers, for the first time Tuesday, voted to provide weapons to opposition forces in Syria rebelling against President Bashar Assad.
Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad is coming to Moscow Wednesday to meet with Russia’s foreign chief Sergei Lavrov, Arab media report.
Anthony Weiner, a former US congressman who resigned after tweeting lewd pictures of himself to several women, has officially jumped into the race for New York City mayor.
A pattern is emerging as whatever tactics have been used on WikiLeaks, is now being done to US reporters by the Justice Department, according to Freedom of the Press Foundation. Many instances, such as data requests, the government checking on reporters’ activities without notification, and several other factors make this a a repeat of what had happened to WikiLeaks not too long ago.
US President Barack Obama has allegedly decided to hand over part of the CIA’s drone program to the Pentagon. The administration plans to gradually shift responsibility in stages, thereby providing greater congressional oversight on the use of drones.
An independent anti-conflict organization has released a report claiming that despite certain successes, the US drone policy should not be regarded as a reliable and long-term tool to oust militant groups out of Pakistan’s tribal regions.
Georgia’s Prosecutor-General’s Office officially charged the former Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili on Tuesday night with perpetrating crimes under three sections of the Criminal Code.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev still thinks that the government should withdraw from the Russian media market, above all, in the regions.
Russia has offered the United Nations its help in training peacekeepers and said it is ready to boost its presence in peacekeeping missions.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev considers it necessary to continue with privatization, but it should be done sensibly.
Russia's joining the World Trade Organization should teach it how to manage production costs, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
The US remains the world’s biggest sovereign debtor. In 2014, its debt is expected to amount to 76% of the annual GDP. By 2018, the figure is likely to go down, but only slightly – to approximately 71% of the GDP.
The US authorities are going to enforce a ban on gold sales to Iran as part of extra unilateral sanctions against the country from July 1. The sanctions suggest a ban on selling gold and other precious metals to private and state-run Iranian companies, as well as to individuals holding Iranian citizenship.
Bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency, is starting to attract the attention of the US government. It seems that the American authorities would like to destroy the digital currency before it could become a widespread alternative to the US dollar.
David Cameron's woes are continuing this week with plans to legalize same-sex marriage to be debated in Parliament today and tomorrow. The issue is hugely divisive, not least within the Tory Party which seems to have been in open rebellion in the last couple of weeks over everything from the E.U. to the next election. And on Sunday 34 current and former local party chairmen delivered a letter to Downing Street opposing the policy as "flawed, un-Conservative and costing us dearly in votes and membership". Gay marriage is causing a heated row across the political and public spheres.
A white-tailed deer crashed through the windshield of a public bus in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It was filmed by a surveillance camera. (VIDEO)
Wilhelm Richard Wagner was born on May 22, 1813, in Leipzig, Germany, into a middle-class family. Raised along with eight siblings, his father, Friedrich, died shortly after Richard's birth, and within the year his mother, Johanna, married Ludwig Geyer. There is still some controversy as to whether or not Geyer, a traveling actor, was Wagner's real father. As a child, Wagner showed little talent or interest in anything except for writing poetry.
Army Brigadier General Bryan T. Roberts, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson, located in located in Columbia, South Carolina, is being investigated for adultery and for being involved in a physical altercation, the Army announced. Roberts has been suspended from his duties. Adultery is a crime under military law.
Rescuers have recovered seven more bodies from a collapsed mine tunnel in eastern Indonesia, its US operator said Wednesday, taking the accident's final toll to 28.