Christian guest house owners who were ordered to pay damages after turning away a gay couple have lost a fight in the UK’s highest court. Peter Bull, 74, and his wife Hazelmary, 69, had asked the Supreme Court to decide whether their decision to refuse to let Martyn Hall and his civil partner Steven Preddy stay in a double room… Read more →
The US authorities have studied online sexual activity and suggested exposing porn site visits as a way to discredit people who spread radical views, the Huffington Post news site has reported. It published a document, leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, identifying two Muslims said to be vulnerable to accusations of “online promiscuity”. An official said this was unsurprising…. Read more →
Asia is on the cusp of a full-blown arms race. The escalating clash between China and almost all its neighbours in the Pacific has reached a threshold. All other economic issues at this point are becoming secondary. Beijing’s implicit threat to shoot down any aircraft that fails to adhere to its new air control zone in the East China Sea is a… Read more →
Beijing has warned Washington not to “meddle” in the territorial dispute between China and Japan. Though the US has many thousands of troops stationed in Japan, China, an emerging naval power, is challenging for control of the surrounding seas. After Washington expressed its discontent over Chinese plans to put the East China Sea under the control of its air forces, Beijing demanded… Read more →
Col. Allen West, former GOP U.S. Congressman from Florida, said at a Thursday morning panel focused on the devastating economic impacts of amnesty that economic policies that displace black youths from jobs—like President Barack Obama’s immigration policies—have led to fads like the “knockout game.” The panel, hosted by the nonpartisan pro-jobs group Americans4Work and featuring West and other leaders on… Read more →
China air combat drill: 3-rd generation fighters perform air-to surface attacks
China’s East Sea Fleet recently conducted flight training composed of different courses to test the performance of fighters and capabilities of ground service and pilots’ continuous combat ability.
Divided into two teams, dozens of home-made third-generation fighters took part in the training courses such as aerial fighting and air-to-surface attacks. The two teams combated each other and carried out deep ocean assault flight training.
“The intensive training took over 10 hours. Every pilot and aircraft must be dispatched continuously and it is a tough challenge for the aircraft, ground staff and pilots,” said Xiao Wensheng, political commissioner from a flight regiment from the East Sea fleet.
In the wake of Ukraine’s withdrawal from EU trade deal discussions, Kiev was rocked by the biggest protests since the Orange Revolution while the daughter of imprisoned former Ukrainian leader Yulia Tymoshenko pled for Germany’s help. On Sunday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Kiev to protest the Ukrainian government’s decision to call off plans for a trade… Read more →
(Reuters) – Saturday night had turned into Sunday morning and four days of talks over Iran’s nuclear program had already gone so far over schedule that the Geneva Intercontinental Hotel had been given over to another event. A black tie charity ball was finishing up and singers with an after party band at a bar above the lobby were crooning… Read more →
A river runs through it — and Uncle Sam isn’t far behind. That’s what several Republican lawmakers and even state farming groups and local governments are warning, after a draft rule from the Environmental Protection Agency proposed expanding which waterways are federally protected under the Clean Water Act. The concern is that the move could give the feds authority over… Read more →
DUPO, Ill. – Fourth graders in Dupo, Illinois are reading a biography of Barack Obama that’s raising eyebrows among St. Clair County parents. The book, which supplements the school’s Common Core curriculum, blames television for the negative behaviors the first African-American president picked up as a teen: The book – brought to the attention this week of those on the “Moms… Read more →