Keep the wheel straight?
Israel easing blockade of Gaza 'except for military items'.The White House said, "there is no need for unnecessary confrontations, and we call on all parties to act responsibly in meeting the needs of the people of Gaza."
Prime Minister's Office statement following the Israeli Security Cabinet meeting."In seeking to keep weapons and war materiel out of Gaza while liberalizing the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza, the Government of Israel has decided to implement the following steps as quickly as possible."
Iran has barred two U.N nuclear inspectors from entering the Islamic Republic,more.The two were declared persona non-grata after authoring an "untruthful" report about the country's nuclear work.
US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran.Newsweek reported that Egyptian authorities could stop the ship for weeks, using technicalities such as requiring that any official documents be translated from Farsi into Arabic.
European weather model shows hurricane over Gulf of Mexico next week.No Way !
'Mariam' gets green light to set sail.All-female Lebanese aid ship to head to Cyprus first, says minister.You might call it a "miracle", an all female ship stays afloat?
Is Iran Actually Containing the U.S.?Iran's rulers may suffer from a bad case of misbegotten uber confidence. But on balance Iran's counter-containment policy has achieved impressive results.
Abnormal radiation detected near Korean border.High concentration of xenon gas detected near the inter-Korean border days after North Korea claimed last month to have achieved a nuclear technology breakthrough.
BP 'estimated higher oil amount' from Gulf well leak."First they said it was only 1,000 barrels, then they said it was 5,000 barrels, now we're up to 100,000 barrels."
Breaking: Obama Administration Only Accepted Help From 5 Countries Out of 28 That Offered Assistance.Just last weekend Barack Obama announced that the BP oil spill was like 9-11.
This weekend as President Obama went golfing and to the ballgame,
Sen Lieberman tells internet to 'relax' about 'kill switch'.China has an internet "kill switch" and the U.S. should too, according to Lieberman.Hellooo ... now the US is equal to China??
Saudi king to visit Obama: White House.Obama "looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the strengthening of bilateral ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia as well as a range of common concerns related to Gulf Security, peace in the Middle East, and other regional and global matters,"
Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, is expected to leave his job later this year after growing tired of the "idealism" of Barack Obama's inner circle.Washington insiders say he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at their unwillingness to "bang heads together" to get policy pushed through.
Why Israel and the U.S. Are in Crisis. By Pamela Geller.
"For Western countries to side with those who question Israel's legitimacy, for them to play games in international bodies with Israel's vital security issues, for them to appease those who oppose Western values rather than robustly to stand up in defence of those values, is not only a grave moral mistake, but a strategic error of the first magnitude."
Putin's right-hand man exits Kremlin shadows."I somehow unexpectedly ended up in the Kremlin," he said. "There is a special feeling there that this place is holy and deeply significant. There is a very good aura there."
Inside the Dire Financial State of the States.In New Jersey, taxes are high, the budget's a mess, government is inefficiently organized, and the public pension fund is blown to kingdom come. Which makes New Jersey a lot like most other states in 2010.
Russia cuts Belarus gas supplies over debt.It was not clear whether the dispute would affect European customers or if Gazprom would be able to send more gas via Ukraine.
Are Dutch police going undercover as Haredi Jews?HT / Elder of Zion.The initiative was first proposed by a Dutch Muslim legislator in response to reports of frequent attacks against Jews by Moroccan immigrants.
I leave Istanbul with four questions that Turks asked me echoing in my head. Forget the answers, just these questions will tell you all you need to understand the situation here.
The Return of the Ottomans.The sick man of Europe is back and causing trouble again.We speak Arabic, French, and English. No one speaks Turkish. Their most important political institutions were baksheesh and the khazouk.” Baksheesh is bribery, and the khazouk is a spike driven through its victim’s rectum,
In jail for being in debt.You committed no crime, but an officer is knocking on your door. More Minnesotans are surprised to find themselves being locked up over debts.
Cadbury's heiress sells £27m country estate to launch her own rival chocolate company.'I can't accept that Cadbury has gone to America. To a plastic cheese company.
The ball girl (and the bitching): Tennis's sexiest player reveals how the women of Wimbledon are not friends.The 22-year-old Serbian, recently named as the sexiest tennis player for the fifth year running, posed in nothing but the bikini in a pond of pink balls.
Lady Gaga still welcome at Yankees after amusing clubhouse visit.She's not banned," Cashman said on Sunday. "Celebrities aren't banned. If Michael Jordan showed up here he would have access (to the clubhouse), but not after a loss.