Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination

Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday, after what he called a “disappointing” third-place finish in the Iowa Straw Poll Saturday, ABC News reports. “We needed to get some lift to continue on and have a pathway forward,” Pawlenty said this morning in…

In New York City, a cab driver. In Ghana, a chief of the Akwamu people

In New York City, a cab driver. In Ghana, a chief of the Akwamu people

Many immigrants in New York lead double lives: restaurant dishwasher in Queens and family patriarch in Mexico, or manicurist in Midtown and financial provider back in China. But Mr. Isaac Osei’s story is far more extreme.As he cross the Atlantic Ocean, Mr. Osei becomes Nana Gyensare V, a chief of…

Riot Fear in US: Could U.K.-style riots spread to America

Riot Fear in US: Could U.K.-style riots spread to America

With riots breaking out across the U.K., some are wondering if the unrest could spread to America, ABC News reports. Already in the past few months, youth mobs have wreaked havoc in Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Cleveland. There are signs of hope for the U.S. though. The chaos seen in Britain is…

Turkey delivers a final warning to Syria

Turkey delivers a final warning to Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was in the Syrian capital on Tuesday for make-or-break talks with President Bashar al-Assad during which he pressed the Syrian leader to halt assaults on protests against his rule, while bluntly warning that the continuation of violence against its own citizens would inevitably endanger his…

The Dow Jones industrial average is down 307 points in midday Monday

The Dow Jones industrial average is down 307 points in midday Monday

Wall Street stocks plummeted Monday morning on the first-ever downgrade of the United States’ credit rating, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging as much as 307 points in midday Monday. U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday and gold surged in whipsaw trading as investors fled from risky assets in the…

S&P top officials say that agency may downgrade U.S. credit rating again

S&P top officials say that agency may downgrade U.S. credit rating again

A Standard & Poor's officials say there is a chance that the U.S. credit rating could be downgraded again.…

Turkey confirms seizure of Iranian arms shipment to Syria

Turkey confirms seizure of Iranian arms shipment to Syria

Turkish diplomatic sources approached by Today's Zaman have confirmed that an arms shipment from Iran to Syria was intercepted by Turkey.…

Al Gore: U.S. needs an ‘American spring’ like the Arab spring

Former vice president and Current TV founder Al Gore said the United States needed an “American spring” like the Arab spring in the Middle East and Northern Africa.…

Chinese agency downgrades U.S. credit rating to same level as Russia

Chinese agency downgrades U.S. credit rating to same level as Russia

China’s leading credit rating agency Wednesday downgraded U.S. sovereign debt after putting it on negative watch last month. The Dagong Global Credit Rating Company, which lowered the United States to A+ last November after the U.S. Federal Reservedecided to continue loosening its monetary policy, announced a further downgrade to A, on…

Weather forecasting turns 150 years old

Weather forecasting turns 150 years old

Human beings have attempted to predict the weather informally for millennia, and formally since the nineteenth century. It was 150 years ago, August 1st 1861, Monday that the first official weather forecast was published – amid harsh criticism that such predictions could not be accurate. ‘’And here’s the really crazy…