Russia is top U.S. national security threat – U.S. Gen. Dunford

 

  • Russia is top U.S. national security threat – U.S. Gen. Dunford

    Russia presents the greatest threat to U.S. national security and its behavior is “nothing short of alarming,” Marine General Joseph Dunford, the nominee to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday. “My assessment today, Senator, is that…

    Reuters
  • Taliban web article denounces peace talks, but Kabul upbeat

    By Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) – An article on a Taliban website highlighted divisions on Thursday over landmark peace talks with Kabul, but an Afghan government minister played down suggestions that the militants’ leaders were split. The two sides, which have fought each…

    Reuters
  • Special Report: Inside Thailand’s trafficking crackdown

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK (Reuters) – Sheltering in the backroom of a provincial Thai police station is a 35-year-old street vendor who triggered a human trafficking investigation that has reverberated across Southeast Asia. Then his nephew fell into the hands of…

    Reuters
  • How rampant is child sex abuse in Britain? Inquiry could last years.

    Britain has launched a potentially years-long investigation into decades of alleged abuse in Britain’s schools, hospitals, and other institutions. The independent inquiry will be spearheaded by New Zealand High Court Judge Lowell Goddard, who was brought in to chair the investigatory panel after…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • How Native American youth brought Obama to tears

    More than 800 Native American youths are set to gather at the White House Thursday for an event that may help define President Barack Obama’s legacy in the eyes of indigenous Americans. First Lady Michelle Obama and other officials will speak to young Native Americans from 230 tribal nations about…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • What clinched deal to remove Confederate battle flag from S.C. statehouse grounds?

    After hours of heated debate, the South Carolina House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds in the early hours of Thursday morning. It took the House 14 hours to go through the bill as Republicans, led by Rep. Michael Pitts,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Russia condemned for vetoing UN resolution on ‘genocide’ at Srebrenica

    A UN resolution condemning the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica as a “crime of genocide” was vetoed Wednesday by Russia, earning denunciations by the US and Britain and by international human rights groups like Amnesty International. The systematic killing by Serb regulars and…

    Christian Science Monitor

 

 


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