U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has signed an order to send two Patriot air defense missile batteries and 400 American troops to Turkey as part of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization effort to protect Turkish territory from a potential cross-border missile attack by Syria. Panetta signed the deployment order Friday en route to Turkey from Afghanistan, according to Pentagon press… Read more →
http://www.euronews.com/ The number of people with jobs in the eurozone continues to fall. Employment was down by 0.2 percent in the third quarter from the second according to the latest figures from the EU’s statistics agency. Compared to the same period last year, there was a 0.7 percent decline. There are now 146 million workers in the eurozone, the smallest number… Read more →
SCARSDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Someone’s dropping by Westchester County homes this holiday season, and it isn’t Santa. Police say smash-and-grab break-ins are on the rise, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported Thursday. You can call them the “Grinch Gang.” They are loose in the tony northern suburbs this season. They struck near one house on a golf course by smashing through the… Read more →
(Reuters) – The world has made huge progress fighting killer infectious diseases, but as a result we now lead longer and sicker lives, with health problems that cause us years of pain, disability and mental distress. This “devastating irony”, as researchers describe it, is the main conclusion of a five-year study that forms the most comprehensive assessment of global health… Read more →
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has resigned after being charged with breach of trust following a long-running investigation. Mr Lieberman has also resigned as deputy prime minister, and said he would fight to clear his name of the charges. The case against him relates to a financial scandal dating back more than a decade. His resignation comes five weeks before… Read more →
Democrats who voted for ObamaCare now want a delay on the tax on the medical-device industry.
Iran congratulated North Korea on Wednesday for its “successful” launch of a long-range rocket, an incident which provoked global condemnation, and denied having a role in preparing the launch. Tehran “congratulates the people and the government” of North Korea on “the successful launching of the satellite-carrying rocket,” Iran’s armed forces deputy chief, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, told the Fars news… Read more →
http://www.euronews.com/ The jobs news from Greece continues to be relentlessly bad. The latest official figures for the third quarter of the year show the jobless rate rose to 24.8 percent of the workforce. It was the highest quarterly unemployment rate since this data series started in 1998. For comparison, it was 23.6 percent in the previous three month period and just… Read more →
The number of people arrested for terrorism-related offences has increased by more than 60%, according to official figures. Some 228 suspects were arrested in England, Wales and Scotland in the 12 months to the end of June, compared to 140 in the previous year. Eighty-two of the 228 were charged. Security for the Olympics is thought to have contributed to… Read more →
Rep. Allen West on how he would handle fiscal cliff negotiations.