Obama’s limo breaks down with ‘wrong fuel’ on visit to Israel

One of the armored limousines in Barack Obama’s fleet has broken down after it was reportedly filled with diesel instead of petrol. The malfunctioning limo was brought in...

Stop, thief! Run on ATMs in Cyprus as govt mulls savings tax

Panic withdrawals hit Cyprus after officials announced bailout terms viewed as 'robbery' by the public, as the UK is reportedly ready to protect British depositors’ savings. The adage...

Michigan takes over bankrupt Detroit

The state of Michigan is taking over America’s poorest city and managing its finances. After years of decline, Detroit has reached a point that has finally prompted...

Students claim exploitation after they paid thousands to work for McDonalds

A 27-year-old Argentinian student claims he was “exploited” by a work-study program offered by a Pennsylvania McDonald’s. The student claims he paid thousands to come to the...

Censored cupcakes: US school removed toy soldiers from kid’s birthday cake over violence fears

Toy soldiers featured on birthday cupcakes of a nine-year-old US boy have spoiled the appetite of school officials at a Michigan elementary school, whose staff said the...

High cost of cheap energy: Fukushima tragedy 2 years on

Two years after the Fukushima disaster, much of the clean-up effort is still ‘theoretical’, survivors go to court for compensation and thousands march against nuclear power, while...

Shocker: Eighty percent of NYC graduates unable to read

New York City’s literacy rates are on the decline: nearly 80 percent of high school graduates lack basic skills like reading, writing and math and are required...

DEA chiefs urge Obama to nullify Washington and Colorado pot laws

Former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs are urging the Obama administration to nullify marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington, which recently legalized the recreational use of pot. The eight...

Banks unlawfully foreclosed on military members while they were on tours of duty

Banks wrongfully foreclosed the homes of more than 700 military families during the financial crisis, a number much higher than originally thought. Active military and National Guard members...

UN demands prosecution of Busha-era CIA crimes

A United Nations investigator has demanded that the US publish classified documents regarding the CIA’s human rights violations under former President George W. Bush, with hopes that...

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