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Ex-CIA director David Petraeus to plead guilty to giving top secret files to his biographer and mistress

RALEIGH, N.C. — David Petraeus, the former CIA director and top Army general whose affair with his biographer brought down what many considered a bright political future, has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. 367 more words


Mystery Greek shipping magnate footing Amal Clooney’s bill to fight for repatriation of Elgin Marbles

LONDON — Greece is broke, correct? That’s why it needed bailing out by the rest of Europe.

But then, the cash-strapped Greek government hires the high-profile and expensive London law firm that employs Amal Clooney, American actor George Clooney’s glamorous new bride, to represent it in its never-ending quest to get the Elgin Marbles back from the British Museum. 544 more words


Swiss company offering to make up a completely new name for your newborn — at $37,000 apiece

Celebrities may have cornered the market on unconventional baby names like Blue Ivy and North West, but a Swiss branding company is offering help to parents seeking unique monikers for newborns — for a significant price. 804 more words


Thousands evacuated as Chile volcano spews lava and ash hundreds of metres into the air

PUCON, Chile — One of South America’s most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people. 445 more words


Iran nuclear deal 'paves the way to the bomb,' Netanyahu says in fiery speech to U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would “all but guarantee” that Tehran gets nuclear weapons to the detriment of the entire world. 912 more words


'That’s my son,' screamed mother of Jihadi John when she heard his voice in first ISIS beheading video, source says

The mother of Mohammed Emwazi knew he was Jihadi John and screamed “that’s my son” when he first appeared in an ISIS video — but it is believed she failed to tip off the authorities. 794 more words


Hillary Clinton used a personal email to conduct state department business skirting transparency rules

Hillary Clinton used a personal email account while serving as U.S. Secretary of State to conduct official business instead of a government account, the State Department said. 426 more words