Legal Cannabis in Uruguay Shows Anti-Drug Treaty Ineffectiveness

November 26, 2013 in Top News, World News

Uruguay is widely expected to legalize the sale of cannabis for non-medical use with senate approval in that country this month. Implementation of the law will set up a system […]

U.S. & Israel Paused but Ready to Strike Syrian Military Targets

September 15, 2013 in Top News, World News

U.S. forces arrived ready for  possible strikes against Syrian military targets as the Yom Kippur holiday approached, but have pulled back at least temporarily as diplomatic talks appear to hold […]

Forced Landing of Bolivian Presidential Air Flight by EU Nations Branded Hostile

July 9, 2013 in Top News, World News

July 4, South American nations condemned the European Union countries that barred the aircraft carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales from entering their airspace on the previous day. Morales’ plane was […]

Senate Opponents Rally as U.S. Readies to Arm Syrian Rebels

June 23, 2013 in Top News, World News

June 20, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced legislation to bar President Barack Obama from using funds for any activities […]

Father’s Day Aboard the ISS

June 17, 2013 in Top News, World News

June 16, families celebrated Father’s Day across the world. Some dads are out of this world, however. Ten children celebrated the day while their dads were orbiting the Earth aboard […]

French Gay Marriage Approval Highlights Fever of Debate

April 28, 2013 in GLBT Issues, Top News, World News

Tuesday, April 23, the French Parliament voted to approve marriage equality nation-wide. This vote officially makes France the 14th nation worldwide to legalize gay marriage. France is the third nation […]

Loss of WMD Control in Syria Guides U.S. Response

April 28, 2013 in Top News, World News

The U.S. has been examining Syria’s use of chemical weapons in recent months, which possibly could serve as a trigger to direct U.S. intervention. The loss of control over such […]

New Zealand Approves Gay Marriage

April 21, 2013 in Top News, World News

New Zealand’s Parliament voted to approve gay marriage on Wednesday, April 17 with a 77-44 favorable vote. The vote reflected minimal defection from the 78-40 approval given the first reading […]

The “Iron Lady” Remembered

April 14, 2013 in Top News, World News

LONDON, April 9 ─ Battling dementia, and severely weakened, Britain’s once “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher passed from a stroke last Tuesday at 87. Starting life as a grocer merchant’s daughter, […]

Worldwide Gay Marriage Approval Grows Among Western Nations

April 14, 2013 in GLBT Issues, Top News, World News

Uruguay recently added itself Wednesday to the growing list of nations that allow full recognition of marriage rights among homosexuals as the nation’s lawmakers voted to legalize gay marriage. President […]

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