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Russia’s Putin faces thousands of pro-LGBT protesters in Amsterdam

Over 3,000 people protested Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Amsterdam on Monday, with rainbow flags flying at half-mast around the city that prides itself on enjoying every kind of freedom. The brightly dressed crowd chanted “Go home Putin!” during a festive protest opposite the museum where Putin had dinner…

U.S. official: Warlike rhetoric of North Korea ‘perfectly predictable’

With tensions on the Korean peninsula soaring to include threats of nuclear war, frustration is mounting at what US policy experts see as the failure of all efforts to rein in North Korea. Decades of threats have waxed and waned despite myriad attempts to reach out for talks or punish…

Rep. Mike Rogers: ‘Significant improvements’ to CISPA over privacy concerns

Backers of a cybersecurity bill which stalled in Congress last year offered changes in an effort to ease concerns of privacy and civil liberties activists. The two top lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee said the panel would meet Wednesday to vote on the Cyber Intelligence and Sharing Protection Act,…

Senate confirms Mary Jo White as head of SEC

The US Senate confirmed veteran prosecutor Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, placing her in charge of implementing President Barack Obama’s Wall Street reforms. With little fanfare, the Senate approved White by unanimous consent, after her nomination cleared the Senate Banking Committee last month…

Obama moves towards sending military weapons to Somalia

President Barack Obama took the first step Monday toward providing US military assistance to Somali forces battling Islamist militants, after the easing of a UN arms embargo last month. Obama signed a determination stating that having the legal capacity to offer defense equipment to Somalia was in the national interest…

Trial of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law faces ‘stunning’ delay due to sequester cuts

The highly anticipated New York trial of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law could be delayed because his court-appointed lawyers have been hit by US budget cuts, they said Monday. Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan called the revelation that a package of US federal government cuts known as the sequester could imperil a…

Chelsea Clinton hints at entering politics

Just as speculation rises over Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions, daughter Chelsea hinted Monday that she too could enter politics. With ex-president Bill Clinton as her father and the former secretary of state and would-be first female president as mother, Chelsea has politics in her blood. So far, the 33-year-old has…

Chuck Hagel: Reform military judicial system to combat sexual assault

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday said US commanders should be barred from overturning criminal convictions, in the wake of anger over a quashed guilty verdict in a sexual assault case. Under Hagel’s proposal, which would have to be approved by lawmakers, commanders would still have the power to alter…

Ben Bernanke: Economy ‘clearly still far from’ desired state

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday that the US economy still has far to go to recover to an acceptable state of health. “Today the economy is significantly stronger than it was four years ago, although conditions are clearly still far from where we would all like them to…

Argentines remember Margaret Thatcher as ‘cold, aggressive, and odious’

Argentines offered bitter reflections on Margaret Thatcher on Monday, portraying the late former British prime minister as a warmonger who prolonged the Falkands War for political ends. Several Argentine veterans of the 1982 conflict that provided Thatcher with one of her career’s defining chapters reacted with delight at news of…

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