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Hong Kong's Umbrella Protest. Photo credit: VOA
Hong Kong's Umbrella Protest. Photo credit: VOA


Hong Kong: Protesters Clash With Police

Clashes continued into the early hours of the morning between demonstrators and riot police. In an unexpected move, condemned by the protest movement leaders as “ill advised”, a group of youths attempted to break into the city’s Legislative Council (LegCo). The group was repelled by police, but the move heightened tension outside the building. The […]

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. File photo.


Erdogan: Arming Syrian Opposition Not Enough, Assad Must Be Overthrown

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told journalists that Ankara and Washington were yet to agree on the training and equipping of the opposition’s Free Syrian Army (FSA), but said that allies should take steps toward the larger goal of ousting Syrian leader Bashar Assad, RIA Novosti reported. “We would lie to ourselves if we only […]

Border Wall in Brownsville, Texas. Photo by Nofx221984, Wikipedia Commons.
Border Wall in Brownsville, Texas. Photo by Nofx221984, Wikipedia Commons.


Obama Set To Announce Executive Action On Immigration

US President Barack Obama will announce Thursday that he will use his executive authority to expand temporary protections to millions of undocumented immigrants, according to several individuals who have been briefed on the decision. Obama will travel to Las Vegas on the heels of that announcement to rally support for his initiative on Friday. Congress […]

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., July 24, 2014. DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., July 24, 2014. DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp


Dempsey ‘Encouraged, But Pragmatic’ About Iraq

By Jim Garamone Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey is “encouraged, but pragmatic” about progress in Iraq to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attended the Defense One Summit here today. He spoke about his recent trip to Iraq, where he met with U.S. […]