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…

College Students Using ‘Sugar Daddies’ To Pay Off Loan Debt

College Students Using ‘Sugar Daddies’ To Pay Off Loan Debt

Over the past few years, the number of college students using web sites which is a business model that revolves around the promotion of sugar daddy and sugar baby relationships has exploded, Huffington Post’s Amanda Fairbanks reports. More than half a dozen websites advertise such services.…

Al Jazeera English Launches In New York City

Al Jazeera English Launches In New York City

At midnight, Al Jazeera English launched in New York City on Time Warner Cable, a major step in the network’s goal of expanding further into the U.S. cable market and a chance to reach two million households in a world capital of culture and commerce. The network will also launch…

Syrian army commits massacre in Hama, the day before Ramadan

Syrian army commits massacre in Hama, the day before Ramadan

Syrian security forces loyal to the embattled regime of President Bashar Assad commit another massacre in Hama, using tanks and gunfire in authorities’ latest attempt to crush a pro-democracy movement that appears to be gathering momentum ahead of the emotionally and religiously charged holy month of Ramadan. Syrian security forces…

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…