February 15, 2019

‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ Replaced With ‘Parent 1’ and ‘Parent 2’ in French Schools Under Same-sex Amendment

France’s National Assembly has voted in favor of an amendment removing the terms “mother” and “father” from forms in the nation’s schools, instead using the terms “parent 1” and “parent 2.”
February 15, 2019

Donald Trump Wrong to Say ISIS Defeated, U.S. General Warns: They Have Resources and 'Very Powerful Ideology'

America’s most senior military commander in the Middle East has said President Donald Trump is wrong to have claimed that ISIS is defeated and that U.S. troops are no longer needed on the ground in Syria.
February 15, 2019

The Hauntingly Beautiful Spirit Houses of Thailand

Every Thai Buddhist holiday, my grandmother lit incense sticks and invited the denizens of a miniature house under the rose apple tree to a feast.
February 15, 2019

Russian Trolls Promoted Anti-Vaccination Propaganda That May Have Caused Measles Outbreak, Researcher Claims

Russian propaganda may be responsible for the persistence of measles as conspiracy theories about vaccinations spread across the Internet, according to researchers.
February 15, 2019

Saudi Arabia Added to List of Terrorism-financing “Dirty Money” Countries as Trump Administration Continues to Back Kingdom

The European Union added Saudi Arabia to its growing list of countries that lack tight control over money laundering and terrorism financing.
February 15, 2019

Mike Pence Says Iran Is Planning ‘New Holocaust’ With Middle East Expansion

Vice President Mike Pence said Iran is plotting a “new Holocaust” with its designs on regional domination while speaking at a summit of 60 nations on the issue of Middle East stability.
February 14, 2019

How Rich Is Vladimir Putin? U.S. Senate Wants to Know Russia President’s Net Worth

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Washington wants an exact accounting of the personal wealth Russian President Vladimir Putin.
February 14, 2019

Russian Army Will Ban Social Media to Prevent Soldiers From Being Tracked Overseas

Russian lawmakers are poised to introduce a new law preventing soldiers from posting information on the internet, in a move designed to avoid details of foreign deployments becoming public.
February 14, 2019

Iran Blames America, Israel for Suicide Blast That Killed 27 Elite Revolutionary Guards

The U.S. and Israel are to blame for a deadly suicide bomb attack in Iran on Wednesday, the country’s President Hassan Rouhani has claimed.
February 14, 2019

Senator Apologizes for Smearing His Blood on Colleague's Door

A senator in Australia has apologized for smearing his own blood on a colleague’s office door following a bizarre late-night fight with a senior aide.