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  • Senate report criticizes former DHS watchdog
    Senate report criticizes former DHS watchdog 5 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The former internal watchdog for the Homeland Security Department was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate President Barack Obama's political appointees, according to a Senate report released Thursday. More »

  • House speaker says world wants US to lead 6 hours ago

    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that allies of the United States want America to show strong leadership globally, and that he wants some of his congressional colleagues to stop shying away from immigration reform. More »

  • Birthplace of Black Three Muskeeters Author Alexandre Dumas Scraps Slavery Abolition …
    Birthplace of Black Three Muskeeters Author Alexandre Dumas Scraps Slavery Abolition … 8 hours ago

    The freshly elected far-right mayor of the small French town where the slave-born father of the celebrated writer Alexandre Dumas is buried has dumped the traditional ceremony commemorating the abolition of slavery. Franck Briffaut, the National Front (FN) mayor of Villers-Cotterêt, outside Paris, said he was against the "constant sense of self-guilt" fuelled by the event. "The city hall will not organise it," Briffaut told AFP. Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, one of the highest-ranking black person ever to serve in the French army and a former slave, died there in 1806 and is buried at the local cemetery. More »

  • Mexico rescues 44 kidnapped Guatemalan migrants 9 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have freed 44 Guatemalan migrants who were being held in captivity by a band of six human traffickers. More »

  • Sri Lanka expels tourist with Buddha tattoo
    Sri Lanka expels tourist with Buddha tattoo 10 hours ago

    British national Naomi Coleman flies to London after being detained since her arrival from India four days ago. More »

  • US envoy issues Libya extremist warning during visit
    US envoy issues Libya extremist warning during visit 12 hours ago

    The second-ranking US diplomat warned on Thursday during a visit to Libya that the threat of extremism is an "enormous challenge" for the North African country and the international community. More »

  • UKIP Accused Of Being 'Two-Faced' By Clegg
    UKIP Accused Of Being 'Two-Faced' By Clegg 13 hours ago

    Nick Clegg has accused UKIP of being "two-faced" to claim immigration from Europe threatened UK jobs. Speaking as the Lib Dems launched their European campaign in Colchester, the party leader also accused the Conservatives and Labour of doing nothing to stop "populists and xenophobes". Arguing only the Lib Dems could stand up for Britain, he accused David Cameron and Ed Miliband of staying silent on Europe because of divisions within their own camps on the issue, and the fear of losing votes to UKIP. More »

  • The NRA Nightmare: America’s Moms
    The NRA Nightmare: America’s Moms 16 hours ago

    At this weekend’s annual convention, there will be a lot of talking back and punishment threats, but who will eat soap remains to be seen. More »

  • The Tastiest Art Exhibit
    The Tastiest Art Exhibit 16 hours ago

    The most recent exhibition at New York’s David Zwirner Gallery converts the traditionally sterile space into a fully functional chocolate factory with candy free for the taking. More »

  • Ukip 'two-faced' on Europe - Clegg
    Ukip 'two-faced' on Europe - Clegg 16 hours ago

    Nick Clegg accused Ukip of running a campaign based on "false claims and fear" as he warned that millions of jobs would be put at risk if the UK left the European Union. More »

  • Greece: The murky moat of fortress Europe
    Greece: The murky moat of fortress Europe 17 hours ago

    Europe can no longer portray itself as a bastion of humanitarian values if it doesn't address the issue of migration. More »

  • Spooked by immigration, disgruntled voters turn to UKIP
    Spooked by immigration, disgruntled voters turn to UKIP 23 hours ago

    By Kylie MacLellan GRIMSBY, England (Reuters) - Like many in the once thriving fishing town of Grimsby, Dave thinks an influx of east European migrants has made it harder to find work and he plans to register his anxiety by voting in an election for the first time in 18 years. But the 36-year-old docker will not be voting for Labour party, traditionally the dominant force in the area's local politics. In the run-up to next month's elections for the European Parliament, Dave says he intends to back the anti-EU UKIP. "They seem like the only ones who want to do something about immigration," said Dave, who declined to give his surname, as he enjoyed a beer in a pub on Freeman Street, formerly a bustling shopping area and popular haunt of fishermen now dotted with boarded-up shops, pawnbrokers and at least two Polish grocers. More »

  • Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia
    Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia 23 hours ago

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she believes the outcome of the standoff in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia. More »

  • Ship that sank in 1888 found near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The wreckage of a passenger steamship that sank in the 19th century after a collision in the San Francisco Bay has been found near the Golden Gate Bridge, officials said on Wednesday. The steamship City of Chester was discovered by researchers using sonar in waters about 216 feet deep. "The ship is very much intact," said James Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who has investigated other shipwrecks. A boat equipped with sonar scanners captured the first underwater images of the City of Chester last May. It took NOAA researchers nine months to review the data and reconstruct images of the ship, which came to rest upright at the edge of a sandbank, NOAA said in a statement. More »

  • Some South Dakota GOP support help for immigrants
    Some South Dakota GOP support help for immigrants Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state illegally whose children will become citizens of the United States. More »

  • Sri Lanka to expel tourist with Buddha tattoo
    Sri Lanka to expel tourist with Buddha tattoo Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    British tourist with image of Buddha on her arm to be deported for 'hurting religious sentiments'. More »

  • 'Lost' Malaysian driver jailed for Singapore border dash
    'Lost' Malaysian driver jailed for Singapore border dash Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A Malaysian motorist who tried to dodge Singapore's border control has been jailed for eight weeks after a judge rejected his pleas that he was lost and overheating in his car, officials said Wednesday. More »

  • Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an official said Wednesday. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo's ... More »

  • St George's Day: Why We Don't Celebrate the Patron Saint of England
    St George's Day: Why We Don't Celebrate the Patron Saint of England Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Despite the efforts of some to whip England into a frenzy of national pride, the majority of us still choose to turn a blind eye to St George's Day. St George's Day and the sight of the English flag brings up a mental (and unfortunately irreversible) image of topless members of the British National Party. Earlier this week, UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage defended his party's "racist" election poster campaign ahead of the May European elections. The campaign - which epitomises the knee-jerk reactionary crusades Ukip take pride in - is a prime example of why we choose to ignore St George's Day. It is because of these campaigns, that unlike St Patrick's Day, which sees hoards of revellers take to the streets clutching pints of Guiness to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, England's equivalent is largely ignored. More »

  • Olympics 'helped spark tech boom'
    Olympics 'helped spark tech boom' Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Events like the 2012 Olympics helped prove that London is one of most exciting cities in the world, fuelling the technology boom currently occurring in the UK, says an industry expert. More »

  • Australia unmoved by U.N. critique of asylum seeker policy
    Australia unmoved by U.N. critique of asylum seeker policy Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's immigration minister dismissed on Wednesday United Nations' criticism of its asylum seeker policy, even as fresh evidence emerged of abuses at one of its detention centres in Papua New Guinea. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison hit back after the regional representative for U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said that Australia's policy of sending asylum seekers to third countries for lengthy detention might violate its treaty obligations. More »

  • Iran asks U.N. to act on U.S. ban on new ambassador Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran asked the United Nations on Tuesday to demand that the United States grant a visa to Tehran's proposed new U.N. envoy, while Washington stood firm on its decision to deny entry to Hamid Abutalebi over his suspected links to hostage-takers. The United States has said it would not grant a visa to Abutalebi because of his connection to the 1979-1981 Tehran hostage crisis when Iranian students seized the U.S. Embassy and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. Abutalebi has said he acted only as a translator. The U.N. Committee on Relations with the Host Country, which deals with the issues of states operating in the United States such as immigration, security, banking and parking violations, met on Tuesday at Iran's request to discuss the matter. More »

  • Rape-killing suspect returned to Mexico Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have extradited a Mexican man wanted for allegedly raping two women and strangling one of them more than a decade ago. More »

  • Russia expels senior Canadian diplomat in Moscow Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — A senior Canadian diplomat was expelled from Canada's embassy in Moscow in retaliation for Canada expelling a Russia diplomat as tensions grow over the Ukraine, Canadian officials said Tuesday. More »

  • Iran protests at U.N. committee on envoy ban as U.S. stands ground Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran complained to a United Nations committee on Tuesday about Washington's refusal to grant a visa to Tehran's proposed new U.N. envoy due to his suspected links to hostage-takers, even as the United States stood firm on its decision. The United States said earlier this month that it would not grant a visa to Hamid Abutalebi because of his connection to the 1979-1981 Tehran hostage crisis when Iranian students seized the U.S. Embassy and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. Abutalebi has said he acted only as a translator. "As far as we know this is a unique case involving a permanent representative," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday. More »

  • UKIP launches European election campaign amid racism row
    UKIP launches European election campaign amid racism row Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - UKIP launched its campaign for next month's European elections on Tuesday and fended off accusations that its posters were racist and its anti-immigration rhetoric hypocritical. With polls showing the UK Independence Party will come second in the May 22 election, ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives but behind the opposition Labour Party, UKIP hopes to attract enough extra votes to win the ballot outright. Party leader Nigel Farage has said such a victory would trigger a "political earthquake", putting UKIP in a position to win its first seats in the British parliament in 2015 and piling pressure on the three main parties to sever Britain's ties with the European Union. UKIP wants Britain to leave the EU and an end to "open door" immigration, particularly from inside the 28-nation bloc. More »

  • UKIP: The Irish are our ‘kith and kin’
    UKIP: The Irish are our ‘kith and kin’ Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Irish people living in the UK are not considered immigrants by UKIP. More »

  • UK Recovery Will Suffer Without Looser Immigration Rules, Warns Recruitment …
    UK Recovery Will Suffer Without Looser Immigration Rules, Warns Recruitment … Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The comments come as the Conservative Party attempts to reduce annual net migration levels down to "tens of thousands" by 2015. The coalition government partner has capped the number of people employers are allowed to bring to the UK from outside the European Union (EU) to work in skilled professions. But Kevin Green, the chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), told IBTimes UK that "in reality" employers want a more flexible system. "You want a global labour market, you want businesses to be able to find the skills they need – otherwise we are going to constrain growth and we are going to limit the success of our companies," he said. More »

  • US weighs curbing deportations
    US weighs curbing deportations Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary ... More »

  • Cardinal Slams 'Alarmist' Immigration Debate
    Cardinal Slams 'Alarmist' Immigration Debate Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A senior church leader has called on politicians to stop using "alarmist and evocative" language in the debate on immigration amid controversy about a UKIP poster campaign. UKIP leader Nigel Farage launched his party's European election bid in Sheffield amid criticism over the posters, which were labelled "racist" by Labour MP Mike Gapes.  The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, did not refer to any political party but said it was wrong to use expressions that suggest "dismay or distress at all these people coming to this country". "What I would appeal today is that the debate about immigration is done with a sense of realism and a sense of respect - and that it is not cushioned in expressions which are alarmist and evocative of anger or of dismay or distress at all these people coming to this country," he said. More »

  • British anti-EU party focuses on immigrant threat
    British anti-EU party focuses on immigrant threat Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's U.K. Independence Party launched its European election campaign Tuesday with a series of billboards carrying a stark message: They are coming to take your job. More »

  • Stolen Painting of Jesus Found on eBay
    Stolen Painting of Jesus Found on eBay Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    An 18th-century painting that was stolen from a church in Poland two decades ago was recovered after it turned up for sale on eBay, federal authorities say. The looted painting went missing from the Saint Martin Roman Catholic Church in Siciny sometime between 1988 and 1996. Officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) looked into the case and determined that the artwork had been smuggled into the United States. No one was arrested or charged in the case, as the seller was not the original owner of the painting nor had any knowledge of the theft, a spokeswoman for ICE said. More »

  • Farage rejects 'racist' posters row
    Farage rejects 'racist' posters row Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Nigel Farage has dismissed a welter of criticism over "racist" posters launching Ukip's campaign for the European and local elections. More »

  • MPs Queue to Attack Ukip's 'Racist' Election Posters
    MPs Queue to Attack Ukip's 'Racist' Election Posters Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Nigel Farage has launched Ukip's European election campaign with a hard-hitting poster campaign instantly branded racist by his opponents. The row surrounds posters claiming 26 million people in Europe are after UK workers' jobs and that 75% of British laws are made in Brussels. And it may be that, beneath the skin, Ukip is essentially the racist, little Englander party its opponents firmly believe it to be, although Farage angrily rejects any such label and it has yet to stick. More »

  • Buddha tattoo sees Briton deported
    Buddha tattoo sees Briton deported Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A British tourist is to be deported from Sri Lanka because of a tattoo of Buddha on her arm. More »