The world’s leaders will descend on a secluded golf resort in Northern Ireland on Monday for the G8 summit. Minutes away sits Enniskillen, a small town with a painful past. Less than 10 miles from the border with Ireland, this town was one of the key flashpoints during the so-called Troubles, the sectarian violence that consumed Northern Ireland for more than three decades.
Enniskillen is so steeped in tragedy and violence ...
Say goodbye to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In a few weeks, he will hand over the mantle of presidency to Hassan Rouhani, who stood victorious Saturday after Iran tallied all its votes in the national election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Sunday against arming Syrian rebels "who kill their enemies and eat their organs," referencing a widely circulated video that purports to show a rebel fighter eating the heart of a d...
In the year since U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin last met face to face, tens of thousands of Syrians have been killed and hundreds of thousands have fled that country’s raging civil war.
Computerworld - Microsoft today announced it's struck a deal with Best Buy to create 600 stores-within-stores in the U.S. and Canada to sell customers on Windows 8, the Surface tablet line, and new PCs and devices from other OEMs.
The move, which Microsoft characterized as a strategic partnership but declined to disclose details of its financial commitment, earned cautious praise from analysts, some who saw it as long overdue. - More
Google on Wednesday downplayed its role in a secret government surveillance program, detailing for the first time how it typically hands over data to federal officials.
When faced with a court order, the tech giant said, it uses surprisingly simple and low-tech methods, including the delivery of information by hand or by using relatively common techniques to transfer files from one computer to another. - More
Phil Mickelson began his week with a flight back-and-forth across the country. Even longer might be the 18 holes that now stand between him and that U.S. Open title he has been chasing his entire career.
And he's never had a better opportunity than this one.
Despite a bogey on the final hole of a taxing Saturday afternoon, Mickelson was the sole survivor to par at Merion with an even-par 70 that gave him a one-shot lead... - More
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin impressed more than a few onlookers after leading the Aggies to an 11-2 record during his debut season at the helm in 2012.
Apparently, that line of thinking extended as far as the NFL. Sumlin told the San Antonio Express-News that he’s already had several opportunities to make the jump to the pros — perhaps even as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. - More
Has Kanye West been unfaithful to girlfriend Kim Kardashian?
In a shocking report by Star magazine, model Leyla Ghobadi claims she slept with West while he was dating Kardashian — even after she became pregnant.
The 24-year-old curvaceous brunette dished details of their rendevous' to this week's issue of the mag, however a rep for the 36-year-old rapper has since denied these allegations to TMZ in a statement on his behalf.- More
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) reamed President Barack Obama Thursday for threatening to veto a bill that would guarantee members of the military can freely express their religious beliefs.
“We have reports of servicemen and women being told that, ‘If you share your faith with others, you will face disciplinary action and perhaps court martial,’” Cruz told an evening reception of social conservatives at the Capitol. - More
Republicans are casting the intense battle between Senate hopefuls Gabriel E. Gomez and U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey as an early referendum on the scandal-wracked Obama administration, as Democrats scramble to widen the congressman’s lead in the polls just 10 days before the election.
“This is definitely a canary-in-the-coal-mine race,” Republican consultant Ron Bonjean said. “You’re seeing the polls dropping and a Republican in Massachusetts once again having a very decent shot at winning the election. - More