Boehner Debt Bill Passes House, Gets Defeated In Senate

Boehner Debt Bill Passes House, Gets Defeated In Senate

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to raise the debt ceiling and cut $22 billion from next year's spending. Passed as part of a power play by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the bill died in the Senate later Friday evening.…

Judge slices circumcision ban from San Francisco ballot

Judge slices circumcision ban from San Francisco ballot

A proposed circumcision ban will not appear on San Francisco’s citywide ballot in November, a Superior Court judge tentatively ruled Thursday.…

USA aims to boost cooperation

U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone said the United States aimed to boost cooperation with Turkey through an entrepreneurship program. …

NY Senate stuck on gay marriage as rallies grow

June 20, Monday, 2011 Hundreds of protesters for and against gay marriage in New York chanted, sang and sought out TV cameras Monday while the state Senate again came to no resolution on the issue in a closed-door session that barely touched on the nationally divisive topic. READ MORE……

The Economist responds to row with Erdoğan, says he may lose credibility

The Economist responds to row with Erdoğan, says he may lose credibility

The Economist, which has been under fire from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over a recent editorial column that called on Turkish voters to cast their votes for the main opposition party in Sunday’s elections, said in another article on Thursday that Erdoğan’s accusations of the magazine being part…

Hillary Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said on Thursday. The former first lady and onetime political rival to President Barack Obama quickly became one…

Turkey mulls buffer zone in case of big Syrian influx

Turkey mulls buffer zone in case of big Syrian influx

Turkey is considering creating a buffer zone on its border with Syria if hundreds of thousands flee the unrest there, a Turkish daily newspaper reported on Friday. Nearly 3,000 Syrians have fled into southern Turkey fearing a military assault, and the Syrian army has begun a military operation near the…

Malcolm X daughter pleads guilty in NYC to theft

Malcolm X daughter pleads guilty in NYC to theft

A daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X has pleaded guilty to stealing the identity of an elderly family friend to run up more than $55,000 in credit card bills. Malikah Shabazz was freed from jail Thursday after entering the plea at a courthouse in New York City. She…

Warhol motion mania hits İstanbul

Warhol motion mania hits İstanbul

A hazy 204 minutes of languid youths in a drugged stupor, contemporary art icon Andy Warhol’s “Chelsea Girls,” an experimental underground film shot at the Hotel Chelsea and other New York locations in the summer of 1966, has afforded countless cult followers a cherished peek into the sad-glam New York…

Gates, questions future of NATO

Gates, questions future of NATO

America’s military alliance with Europe — the cornerstone of U.S. security policy for six decades — faces a “dim, if not dismal” future, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday in a blunt valedictory address. In his final policy speech as Pentagon chief, Gates questioned the viability of NATO, saying…