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Hillary Clinton: Iran needs to follow Egypt’s lead and ‘open up’

WASHINGTON – Amidst a new wave of protests in Iran, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday accused the Iranian government of “hypocrisy,” saying it must listen to the wishes of its demonstrators. “What we see happening in Iran today is a testament to the courage of the Iranian people,…

WikiLeaks allegedly given details on thousands of Swiss bank accounts

LONDON — A former banker behind a previous disclosure by secrets outlet WikiLeaks has turned over a second, larger set of data detailing thousands of Swiss bank accounts, according to claims made at a news conference in London on Monday. Standing outside the Frontline Club where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange…

British eight-year-olds publish study in top science journal

LONDON — A group of British children aged between eight and 10 had their school project on bees published by the prestigious Royal Society in a world scientific first, the society said Wednesday. The pupils from Blackawton primary school in the county of Devon investigated how bumblebees see colors and…

Elite Saudi youth party with cocaine, hookers as morality enforced on poor, cable shows

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s most conservative societies, with capital punishment dealt out regularly for violations of religious moral codes. Saudi citizens have been killed by the state for things such as adultry, disobedience and political dissidence. But these rules apparently do not apply to…

Ron Paul: ‘What we need is more WikiLeaks’

Popular Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul is no stranger to breaking with his party, but in a recent television appearance the libertarian-leaning Rep. went even further than any member of Congress in defending whistleblower website WikiLeaks. Speaking to Fox Business host Judge Napolitano on Thursday about recent revelations at the…

Study warns against US rush to approve gene-altered salmon

WASHINGTON — With the US government close to approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption, a study out Thursday warned that key risks to society could be missed in the rush to the market. If approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the quick-growing salmon would be the first so-called…

Palin adviser is lobbyist for George Soros: report

Is Sarah Palin part of George Soros’ supposed left-wing conspiracy to rule the world? In the midst of Glenn Beck’s controversial series attempting to prove that Soros is at the heart of a vast network of progressives who — according to Beck — are attempting to ruin the United States,…

Retinal implant brightens future for blind

Three patients fitted with the new device were able to see shapes and objects, and one was able to walk around a room by himself, approach people, read a clock face and distinguish between seven shades of grey. The device “represents an unprecedented advance in electronic visual prostheses,” the Royal…

Merkel says German multi-cultural society has failed

BERLIN — Germany’s attempt to create a multi-cultural society has failed completely, Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the weekend, calling on the country’s immigrants to learn German and adopt Christian values. Merkel weighed in for the first time in a blistering debate sparked by a central bank board member saying…

More and more Americans preparing for social unrest

From the outside, Jerry Erwin’s home in the northwestern US state of Oregon is a nondescript house with a manicured front lawn and little to differentiate it from those of his neighbors. But tucked away out of sight in his backyard are the signs of his preparations for doomsday, a…

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