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Vladimir Putin, Russians Celebrate His 62nd Birthday

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, one of the most popular political figures the nation has ever had, celebrated his 62nd birthday Tuesday, and his nation celebrated with him. Taking a rare day off, Putin flew to Siberia where he spent his birthday in the wilderness he loves. The Russian people celebrated the day with tributes and… Read more »

Scottish Independence Polling Causes Queen Elizabeth To Have ‘Fear’


The latest poll numbers showing a vote for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom at a margin that is too close to call is apparently causing angst among senior British government officials and Queen Elizabeth herself, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and RT. The latest polling has 51 percent support for the… Read more »

Russian Humanitarian Convoy Stuck Amid Doubts From Ukraine

Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy

A Russian humanitarian convoy is stuck amid doubts from Ukraine that its neighboring country is actually bringing in food and other supplies. The convoy of 280 Russian trucks is allegedly carrying relief goods for civilians, but Ukraine claims it is actually trying to smuggle supplies to pro-Russian rebels. Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister Danylo Lubkivsky is… Read more »

Costa Concordia Reaches Final Destination In Genoa

Costa Concordia At Final Destination

The wreck of the Costa Concordia reached its final destination in Genoa Sunday, ending a massive operation that took more than two-and-a-half years to complete. The ship was pulled into the Italian port by tugboats after five days of travel from the wreck site off Giglio Island. The Concordia struck a reef in January 2012… Read more »

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Black Boxes Indicate Missile Blast [Report]


Unreleased data from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17’s black boxes show findings consistent with a missile blast, according to media reports. The information shows the aircraft was hit multiple times by shrapnel from a missile designed to bring down aircraft. A European air safety official told CBS News of the information, “It did what it was… Read more »

Israeli Bombs Hit U.N. School In Gaza, At Least 15 Killed

Israeli Shells Hit UN School In Gaza

Israeli bombs hit a U.N.-run school in the Gaza Strip Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding more than 100, Palestinian officials said. Several shells hit the school run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency in Beit Hanoun, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Officials added that the school was filled with women… Read more »