Syrian exiles have been harassed and monitored at anti-government protests abroad, and their families back home have been threatened, according to a new report by Amnesty International.The report — "The Long Reach of the Mukhabaraat," or secret police — documents the cases of more than 30 Syrian act
Financial markets in Europe and the United States slumped badly Monday after Greece conceded it will not meet its deficit reduction goals for this year — or next — despite its austerity measures.Stocks indexes in the U.S., France, Germany and Spain all fell about 2 percent.The markets were respondin
Denmark, the land of luscious lardy pork ribs and those famous blue butter cookie tins, is not known for having a major obesity problem. In fact, Danes are among the thinnest people in Europe and beyond. (Most obese? Us. About one-third of us.
The U.S. Supreme Court has opened a new term with a raft of hot-button issues headed its way. The biggest is the legal challenge to the Obama health care law, a case almost certain to be heard this term.
New revelations continue to surface about the Obama administration's handling of half a billion dollars in federal loan guarantees to the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra.On Monday, Democrats released a memo that showed some voices inside the White House argued against President Obama's visit