How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS Fight

How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS FightChuck Hagel’s departure as Defense Secretary will probably have a minimal impact on the administration’s three part strategy to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria that is expected to take years. Hagel had raised questions about the strategy’s lack of focus on the Syrian regime of Bashar al Assad, but not about the president’s decision that American troops sent to Iraq will not serve as combat troops.Online supporters of the Islamic terror group ISIS have taken to Twitter to cheer the resignation of Chuck Hagel, claiming it was ISIS that forced him out. ...


Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House

U.S. Senator Schumer casts his vote at a polling station in the Brooklyn Borough of New YorkBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration. In a high-profile speech on Tuesday dissecting Democrats' losses in this month's midterm elections, Charles Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, listed "a cascade of issues" botched by the White House, starting with Obama's push for healthcare reforms soon after he took office in 2009. ...


North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power
SEOUL (Reuters) - In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.






France warns African leaders against trying to keep power
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande warned African leaders on Thursday against trying to modify constitutions to stay in power and said they should learn from the forced departure of Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaore.

UK house price inflation slows to 11-month low - Nationwide
LONDON (Reuters) - The annual rate of increase in British house prices fell to its lowest level in nearly a year this month as the property market continued to lose momentum, figures from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Friday.






Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion via Swiss accounts
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina has charged HSBC with aiding more than 4,000 clients to evade taxes by stashing their money in secret Swiss bank accounts, the country's AFIP tax authority said on Thursday.






1 Officer Killed, 107 Islamists Arrested in Egypt
1 army officer killed, more than 100 Islamists arrested hours before protests

Videos show nationwide protests over Ferguson decision Monday night
Witnesses shot many videos of the protests that erupted across the country Monday night after a grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

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