SAN JOSE, Calif. — AT&T, under fire for ongoing revelations that it shares and sells customers’ communications records to the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence offices, says it isn’t required to disclose to shareholders what it does with customers’ data. In a letter sent Thursday to the Securities and Exchange Commission, AT&T […]
The FBI can secretly activate a computer’s webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed to the Washington Post in an article published Friday. According to the Washington Post’s account of what Marcus Thomas — former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico — […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school was fired Friday after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license. Michael Griffin was fired from Holy Ghost Preparatory School after administrators said his obtaining a license to marry his same-sex partner was a violation of his contract. Father James McCloskey, the school’s […]
In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument outside the statehouse. The Republican-controlled legislature in the state known as the […]
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama and his top diplomat are seeking support for a recent temporary agreement to halt Iran’s nuclear programs and U.S. efforts to bring peace to the Middle East. The president and Secretary of State John Kerry sought Saturday to convince critics and the Israeli government that recent diplomatic moves […]
President Shimon Peres said on Sunday he would have no problem meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. “Why not?” he said in an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest at the Globes Israel Business Conference in Tel Aviv. Israel and Iran are not enemies, he added. The important factor was not the man in question, […]
NRG/Maariv reported on Sunday night that United States Secretary of State John Kerry, determined to make progress in the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), is threatening to delay the next scheduled release of terrorists being held in Israeli prisons. Before the current round of peace talks began, Israel agreed to […]
In a Sunday referendum, voters in Croatia took a further step in restricting marriage rights. Read More: Same-sex marriage experiences a major setback in Croatia.
US President Barack Obama addressed the Iranian nuclear and Palestinian issues in terms sympathetic to the Israeli case at the Saban annual forum in Washington Saturday, Dec. 7. Read More: Obama: Iran must shut Fordo, give up making centrifuges. Palestinians must accept framework deal.
A Denver baker who adamantly refused to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding must offer his services to gay couples, a judge ruled Friday. Read More: Judge Rules Baker Must Provide Wedding Services to Gay Couples Despite Religious Convictions | TheBlaze.com.
The Temple Mount | Prophecy in the News By Anthony Vandagriff The Temple Mount is one of the most contested pieces of real estate in the entire world. The Muslims claim it as their third holy sight and the Jews claim it as their first holy sight. Many Jews feel as if they […]
The Institute for Science and International Security, a private group opposed to nuclear proliferation, said that India appeared to be finishing a second gas centrifuge facility at its Rare Materials Plant near the southern city of Mysore. “This new facility could significantly increase India´s ability to produce highly enriched uranium for military purposes, including […]
The U.S. military could wait months for a political decision on whether troops stay or leave Afghanistan, but delaying a security pact would damage the confidence of Afghan forces and undermine NATO’s plans, the top U.S. military officer said on Wednesday. The comments by General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs […]
US Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss with Benjamin Netanyahu the latest US views on Israeli security when he meets the Israeli premier on Thursday, US officials said. Kerry will be accompanied by defence department Middle East adviser General John Allen, who has been working for several months with Israeli counterparts on security […]
U.S. lawmakers in the House of Representatives said on Wednesday they are concerned about Iran’s ability to continue enriching uranium under the interim agreement on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, an issue they are likely to press as global powers attempt to reach a final agreement. The concerns showed that House lawmakers could be willing […]
The accord with Iran to curb its nuclear programme means a planned NATO anti-missile system in Europe, hotly opposed by Moscow, is no longer necessary, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavarov argued Wednesday. Moscow fears the system would compromise its own defences while NATO says the project is meant only to protect Europe from Iranian […]
Speaker of the House Representatives Anglu Farrugia this morning paid a courtesy visit to Europe House in Valletta to mark the fourth anniversary of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. The Lisbon Treaty strengthened the role of national parliaments in the EU legislative process and also enhanced the role of citizens within […]
Amazon is developing drones to deliver packages. That was the surprise that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed during an interview on the news show “60 Minutes” Sunday evening. The drone project is still in development and is four to five years from rolling out, but the “Octocopters,” as Bezos called them, would deliver […]
Inter-religious dialogue is increasingly important in a world that has “in some ways, become ‘smaller,’” Pope Francis remarked during a November 28 audience with members of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, who were in Rome for their annual meeting. Participants in inter-faith talks should never feel inhibited about clearly and respectfully stating their […]
The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But don’t expect anyone who pointed to last year’s hurricanes as “proof” of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists don’t work that way. Read More: Global-warming ‘proof’ is evaporating | New York Post.