Michelle Mueller stood with her arms raised high above her head in a “V,” palms facing up and head tilted back in prayer. Amid the bowed heads and folded hands at the Parliament of the World’s Religion in Barcelona 2004, she stuck out. She was in the Goddess position, a traditional pose for a […]
“Would I do this again? Yes, regardless of what happens to me,” said Snowden. Of all the hundreds of interviews, panels and other conversations happening at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, perhaps the most newsworthy one features somebody who didn’t make the trek to Austin. He had a good excuse: He’s NSA whistleblower […]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted the international community’s “self-deception” regarding Iran as defense officials unveiled an arsenal of weapons the Islamic Republic is accused of trying to smuggle into Gaza. Israeli Defense Forces unloaded the cargo of the Panamanian-flagged ship that its commandos boarded last week off the coast of Sudan, displaying 40 M-302 […]
British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a warm speech to the Knesset on Wednesday, spelling out the possible benefits of a peace deal rather than chiding Israel for settlement construction. Read More: Cameron in Knesset trumpets benefits of peace, rather than chiding Israel on settlements | JPost | Israel News.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Figuring out why Pope Francis has upended so many expectations, how exactly he’s changed the Catholic Church in his first year and what he might be contemplating for the future has become a Catholic parlor game that is almost as popular as the pontiff himself. Read More: ANALYSIS: To understand Pope Francis, […]
Ukraine’s government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalize rule from Moscow within days.With their own troops in Crimea effectively prisoners in their bases, the new authorities in Kiev painted a sorry picture of […]
UK Labour leader Ed Miliband is to rule out an in/out referendum on EU membership before 2020 unless a new EU treaty proposal bids to transfer more power to Brussels. The promise will be part of a speech on Wednesday (12 March) by the Labour leader, whose party holds a slight poll lead over the […]
On Monday night, Senate Democrats are hosting a rare pajama party of sorts, conducting an all-night “talkathon” on climate change – minus the pajamas, and definitely minus some of their colleagues. Read More: Senate holds global warming all-nighter: Why 4 Dems will be no-shows – CSMonitor.com.