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September 19, 2014 3 Comments

Reporter: Sunni Tribesmen Key In ISIS Fight

Josh Rushing is returning from a reporting trip in Iraq and Syria for Al Jazeera, and says Sunni tribesmen should not be conflated with the militant group ISIS.

September 19, 2014 Comment

Three Day Lockdown Begins In Sierra Leone To Slow Ebola

The government in Sierra Leone has placed the nation under lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of Ebola.

September 19, 2014 Comment

The View From Syria: The Fight Against ISIS

The BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen has been to the front line south of Damascus as the US ramps up the fight against ISIS.

September 19, 2014 Comment

American Nonprofit Provides Help To Ebola-Affected Areas

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest on record. One Colorado non-profit is among the groups racing to help.

September 19, 2014 Comment

Wall Street Opens Doors For Alibaba

Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in its much anticipated public debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

September 19, 2014 Comment

What’s In the Future For Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Voters?

In a record turnout, Scotland’s voters decided to stay within the United Kingdom. But the story doesn’t end there.

September 19, 2014 Comment

Scotland Remains United

With the last of the results from yesterday’s historic vote for Scottish independence trickling in, it is safe to say Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.

September 18, 2014 Comment

Unable To Vote, Scottish Americans Watching Closely From Afar

As the vote for Scottish independence unfolds today, Scots in America and Americans of Scottish descent are watching closely.

September 18, 2014 Comment

Eastern Ukraine Recovers From Season Of Fighting

The residents of the Luhansk region in Eastern Ukraine are trying to lead normal lives after enduring heavy fighting.

September 18, 2014 Comment

Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks US For Cash, Support

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is visiting the United States to ask for support to takcle what he describes as Russian aggression.

September 18, 2014 2 Comments

As Scots Vote, Economists Around The World Are Watching

Some economists say an independent Scotland could dsrupt Europe’s economy.

September 18, 2014 Comment

Australian Authorities Say They Have Stopped ISIS Plot

Police conducted raids and have detained 15 people after receiving intelligence reports that a senior ISIS leader told followers in Australia to carry out an attack.

September 18, 2014 3 Comments

Election Day In Scotland

After months of campaigning, Scottish voters take to the polls to decide whether to separate from the United Kingdom.

September 17, 2014 Comment

How Would Independence Effect Scotland’s Whisky Industry?

How the potential of an independent Scotland might affect one of its major exports: whisky.

September 17, 2014 5 Comments

President Obama Meets With Military Advisors

President Obama will address Central Command troops, providing him another opportunity to make a case for the air strike campaign against the Islamic State.

September 17, 2014 Comment

Iran’s Foreign Minister In New York

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in New York for nuclear negotiations and for the UN General Assembly.

September 17, 2014 Comment

With One Day Left, Scottish Vote Still Too Close To Call

Excitement and anxiety mount across the country today, the final day of campaigning before Thursday’s referendum on independence.

September 16, 2014 Comment

U.S. To Increase Response To Ebola, Send Troops To Liberia

The U.S. will send some 3,000 troops to conduct the military and medical response in Liberia as that country faces an ongoing Ebola outbreak.

September 16, 2014 5 Comments

A Voice For Scottish Independence

Scottish bagpipe champion Andy Clark says the working class would be the real winners if Scotland votes for independence.

September 16, 2014 Comment

What Will Alibaba Do With $25 Billion?

The hype has been building ahead of the Alibaba IPO, but the company faces some tough questions before going public.

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September 18 Comment

Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 42 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.