An event touting itself as an evening of immigration reform discussion with a “diversity of opinion” turns out to be slanted heavily towards ”comprehensive immigration reform.” The BuzzFeed Brews Special Edition: Immigration Summit, sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute, will take place Tuesday, May 14th from 6 PM – 8 PM Eastern Time. The Charles Koch Institute is an educational offshoot of the Charles Koch Foundation.
It’s an unusual pairing: BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith [...]
The story received very little attention in the media, and a lot of us who follow science and technology research missed it – we now have a working electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) missile that will be used as an offensive or defensive weapon by the military. The project test was announced on September 22, 2012, and codenamed, the ‘Counter-Electronics High Power Advanced Missile Project’, or simply ‘CHAMP’. This is the first [...]
October 4, 2012
The US State Department on Thursday added the Yemeni Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia (AAS) to its list of terror organizations, saying it is an offshoot of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula (AQAP).
“AAS is simply AQAP’s effort to rebrand itself, with the aim of manipulating people to join AQAP’s terrorist cause,” the State Department said in a statement.
“The actions taken today against AAS support the US effort to [...]
There’s been a victory for sense and science in South Korea, as the government there has rejected calls to drop references to the evolution of birds from the national school curriculum.
As previously reported on Wired.co.uk, pressure group Society for Textbook Revise had managed to persuade textbook publishers to drop sections from their books that discussed the evolution of horses and the Jurassic-era early avian-like dinosaur Archaeopteryx. Now, however, a special panel [...]
The Syrian civil war continued to center on the country’s biggest city of Aleppo on Sunday, with at least 20,000 pro-government troops massing for a struggle over a key battleground in the 17-month uprising, reports said.
Fighting also raged in and around the capital of Damascus, while Iranian state television reported that gunmen in Syria hijacked a bus with 48 Iranians from a suburb of the city as they were [...]
Troops of the United States Sixth Army after an Atomic blast at Yucca Flat in Nevada on June 1st 1952
They are surely the most horrifying offshoot of modern technology – nuclear warheads which can smite hundreds of thousands of people dead within seconds, and leave lasting scars on a landscape for generations.
And while most of us will have seen archive footage of nuclear explosions before, one thing we are unlikely [...]
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Norwegian man has received terrorist training from al-Qaida’s offshoot in Yemen and is awaiting orders to carry out an attack on the West, officials from three European security agencies told The Associated Press on Monday.
Western intelligence officials have long feared such a scenario – a convert to Islam who is trained in terrorist methods and can blend in easily in Europe and the United States, traveling [...]
The al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia has mocked the new $33 million bounty on its top leaders heads by offering its own bounty forPresident Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – 10 camels for Obama and 20 chickens for Clinton.
“Anyone who helps the Mujahideen find the whereabouts of Obama and Hillary Clinton will be rewarded with 10 Camels to the information leading to Obama and 10 hens and 10 cocks for Hillary,” said senior Shabaab commander Fuad [...]
(CNN) — For four decades, consecutive generations of the Assad family — Bashar al-Assad succeeded his father as Syrian president in 2000 — have interfered in Lebanon to the west, and Iraq to the east. Syrian agents assassinated rivals and pumped in fighters.
Now, the irony is that with every passing week, Syria increasingly resembles its war-torn neighbors. The government is hemorrhaging cash, Damascus is scarred with suicide bombings, and sectarian [...]
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Latest technology firm to be accused of avoiding UK tax following Amazon and Google
Apple paid a paltry £10million in UK corporation tax in the last financial year, despite earning an estimated £6billion in the country over the period.
It is the latest technology firm to be accused of avoiding UK tax, following Amazon and Google.
Apple runs a significant [...]
While much of the world has been transfixed by the Occupy Wall Street movement, a new and potent offshoot has been readying itself for a launch this month. It’s all very well camping in a park or outside a cathedral but this new group is taking its demands to the very heart of the global capitalist system – the World Economic Forum in Davos.
While the main movements have allied the interests of [...]
MANCHESTER – A city woman is accused of pimping a 16-year-old girl she met in Victory Park during the Occupy NH demonstrations.
Justina Jensen, 23, of 341 Hanover St., is charged with felony prostitution. Police allege Jensen met a teen at the local protest, which is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, and used the Internet to arrange a first liaison for the girl with a man who turned out [...]
The Arab Spring, which yesterday claimed its first brutal televized murder, confirming that the new regime is unfortunately in no way more civilized or humane than the old one, is slowly gaining ever more traction, and those in power who think they are immune from the basest of human emotions like Gadaffi thought, even in so-called civilized countries, may be surprised to discover otherwise. According to a new AP-GfK poll, [...]
By Emma Brown and Del Quentin Wilber
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the Mall was closed this afternoon after a “large group of protesters” tried to push past security guards and enter the museum, Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas said.
A demonstrator lies on the ground at an entrance to the National Air and Space Museum after police pepper-sprayed a group of protesters trying [...]
MEXICO CITY — Fighting among the Zetas gang and other vicious drug cartels led to the deaths of more than 40 people whose bodies were found in three Mexican cities over a 24-hour span, a government official said Saturday.
At least 20 people were killed and five injured when gunmen opened fire in a bar late Friday in the northern city of Monterrey, [...]
A U.S. drone strike in Yemen on May 5, 2011, was aimed at killing Anwar al-Awlaki. According to Yemeni and U.S. officials, the American-born radical cleric who is suspected of orchestrating terrorist attacks on the U.S, escaped unharmed. (Muhammad ud-Deen/AP Photo)
A leader of the al Qaeda offshoot that U.S. officials have called the greatest threat to the U.S. vowed in a message posted on Islamist websites Wednesday to take revenge against [...]
SANAA, Yemen — The U.S. military used a drone to strike Thursday at an al-Qaeda target in Yemen, the first such U.S. attack using unmanned aircraft in that country since 2002, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.
Two al-Qaeda operatives were killed in the attack in the remote, mountainous Yemeni governorate of Shabwa early Thursday, a Yemeni security official said.
Drones operated by the U.S. Joint [...]
AL-QAEDA’S offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya during the civil strife there, Chad’s President says.
Idriss Deby Itno did not say how many surface-to-air missiles were stolen, but told the African weekly Jeune Afrique that he was “100 per cent sure” of his assertion.
“The Islamists of al-Qaeda took advantage of the pillaging of arsenals in the rebel zone to [...]