New Netanyahu media czar in hot water over Obama comments

New Netanyahu media czar in hot water over Obama comments

Agence France-Presse Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new top media adviser came under fire Thursday for controversial past comments, including some accusing US President Barack Obama of anti-Semitism. The controversy surrounding Ran Baratz erupted as Netanyahu prepares to meet Obama in Washington Monday as part of efforts to heal rifts over the Iran nuclear deal,

Gun shop owner mutilated women and stored their genitals in his freezer: South African police

Gun shop owner mutilated women and stored their genitals in his freezer: South African police

Agence France-Presse A Danish national accused of mutilating several women and keeping their removed clitorises in his freezer is also suspected of involvement in the killing of his wife, South African police said Friday. Peter Frederiksen, a 63-year-old gun shop owner, was arrested in the central city of Bloemfontein in September after his wife Anna

Egypt using infrared scans to see if Queen Nefertiti is buried near King Tut

Egypt using infrared scans to see if Queen Nefertiti is buried near King Tut

Agence France-Presse Infra-red scanning of King Tutankhamun’s tomb could support a British archeologist’s theory that Queen Nefertiti — or another ancient Egyptian royal — is also buried there, Egypt’s antiquities minister said Thursday. Archaeologists have never discovered the mummy of the legendary beauty, but renowned British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves said in a recent study that

Myanmar counts ballots after Suu Kyi’s day of destiny

Myanmar counts ballots after Suu Kyi’s day of destiny

Agence France-Presse Vote counting in Myanmar’s landmark election was well underway Monday following a massive turnout that could see Aung San Suu Kyi’s party catapulted to power and the end of decades of military control. Millions had queued the previous day to cast their ballots in an event heavy with history and filled with emotion.

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution

Agence France-Presse Iran has appointed its first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, naming foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham to head its embassy in Malaysia, the foreign minister announced on Sunday. “Choosing Afkham as ambassador took a few minutes but choosing her successor took four months,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a

GOP Owes CNBC a Christmas Bonus

GOP Owes CNBC a Christmas Bonus

Free suggestion to Republican presidential candidates: Stop whining about last week’s CNBC debate and admit it was the best thing that’s happened to the party since the Koch brothers. Instead of complaining about everything except the color of the NBC peacock’s feathers, the candidates should acknowledge the heartwarming political truth, which is that CNBC inadvertently

Rush Limbaugh Pats Himself on the Back While Blaming the Left for His Own Divisiveness

The man who’s been hammering away at liberals for three hours a day since 1988, telling the world how horrible the left is, blames the people he’s spent all his time denouncing for dividing America. Rush Limbaugh writes in the National Review: …this has not been an AM-radio revolution exclusively; it has been a conservative-media