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July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A "grand gesture" on the part of the U.S. could break an impasse at the United Nations where member states have failed to agree on a candidate to fill the remaining seat on the Security Council, according to policy analysts with the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA).
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice-President Dick Cheney's health problems have triggered speculation that he may be forced to step down, a move that could potentially throw the Republican 2008 presidential nomination race into disarray.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When Turkish nationals sought to buy Florida driver's licenses in 2003 without taking the required examination, a tip-off by a concerned citizen alerted counter-terrorism officials, who then used undercover agents to infiltrate the group.After monitoring the suspects for a two-month period, officials learned that they were also seeking certification to haul hazardous material across the country. Twenty were arrested. Those here illegally were deported, while others were prosecuted, convicted and jailed.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Combat-related U.S. casualties in Iraq were 82.9 percent less in December 2007 than they were in December 2006, according to an exclusive Cybercast News Service analysis of Defense Department data.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Richmond, Va. (CNSNews.com) - Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is expressing cautious optimism that the tight Senate race in Virginia may yet go to incumbent Sen. George Allen, whom Gillespie said had the edge over his rival when it came to issues like national security, illegal immigration and marriage.Speaking at an Allen campaign function at a Richmond hotel before polls closed in the state Tuesday evening, Gillespie told Cybercast News Service the indications were good.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush's five-nation, eight-day tour of Latin America beginning Thursday comes at a time when left-of-center governments are threatening U.S. influence in the region, according to policy analysis and some members of Congress.Bush will be visiting Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A significant percentage of Muslims across the globe are buying into radical ideas at a time when the technology enabling lethal weaponry is becoming more readily available, the editorial page editor for the Washington Times said Tuesday while addressing a gathering of conservative-minded college students in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Intelligent design theory, or ID, is opening new doors of scientific research, particularly in cancer and other disease research, according to its adherents, but a new movie, "Expelled" starring Ben Stein explores how an "elitist scientific establishment" is apparently muzzling and smearing scientists who publicly discuss ID.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Over the next 20 years the American people can expect to experience the most severe challenges any generation has faced since the time of the Civil War, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday.Rising economies in China and India will compete vigorously against the U.S. while terrorist threats gather momentum throughout the globe, Gingrich said during a GOPAC meeting in Washington, D.C.Since citizens do "not have the luxury of ordering history," the challenges must be confronted simultaneously, Gingrich said.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Just as Galileo and Einstein transcended the "consensus" of their day, so too will a growing body of scientific evidence eventually vindicate non-alarmist views on global warming, predicts environmental scientist Fred Singer.The very notion of consensus on global warming is a "laughable" proposition, Singer said during a talk at the Heritage Foundation this week.Proponents of man-made global warming theories, such as former Vice President Al Gore, claim there is scientific consensus on a link between human activity and rising temperatures.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Smear campaigns organized through a network of "small but vocal anti-Muslim bigots" are driving allegations of terrorist ties now facing the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), according to document recently released by the group.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As has been widely reported, U.S. combat-related casualties in Iraq in 2007 were greater than in 2006, but they peaked in May 2007, just before the troop surge was completed and began a decline in June that continued through the end of the year.By August, combat-related casualties were occurring at a lower rate, compared on a month-to-month basis, than in 2006. In December, there were 14 U.S. combat-related casualties, the fewest of any month in the last two years.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Iran is developing ballistic missile capabilities and a new space program in an effort to project its power "well beyond the Middle East," a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.At the same time, Tehran is also expanding its use of regional terrorist groups to destabilize the region, Dore Gold said during a conference call.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The United States is the only country in the world that can restrain Iran and North Korea, and it should do what is necessary no matter what the world thinks, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said Thursday."If we can't persuade them [other countries], that's just too damn bad," Bolton said, drawing a standing ovation.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Political fallout from Israel's war in Lebanon last summer will ultimately force out Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government, a top opposition leader predicted during a recent visit to the U.S.Israel's enemies have been emboldened by the "incompetent" military strategy pursued by Olmert's government, lawmaker Arieh Eldad of the National Union Party said in an interview while in Washington, D.C., as part of a cross-country tour to promote the formation of a new secular Zionist youth movement called AmChai.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Syria is developing military capacities on Israel's northern border in potentially dangerous ways at the same time as terrorist organizations are strengthening their positions in the south, Israel's new ambassador to the U.S. said Wednesday.Syria assumed center stage in Sallai Meridor's wide-ranging talk at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., which also touched on the political situation in Israel, the "two-state solution," Iran's nuclear program and the potential for more terrorism.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Caged like an animal and deported to Siberia as a 14-year-old girl is to know a level of brutality that seems fantastic, according to one gulag survivor in a new documentary about Estonia. But that brutality was real, and it was experienced by thousands of Estonian children.The new film, "The Singing Revolution," examines the USSR's brutal occupation of Estonia, which began in 1940, and chronicles its re-birth as an independent nation after the collapse of Soviet communism in 1991.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Corrects attribution in the first two paragraphs.)(CNSNews.com) - Villagers, coal miners and peasants beware! Western environmental activists "intolerantly devoted" to misguided views that stymie progress are opposing improvements to your standard of living and greater economic vitality.This is the thrust of a new film, co-produced by New Bera Media and the Moving Picture Institute (MPI), a New York-based non-profit organization whose goal is to promote freedom through film.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes updated information on the Security Council vote.)(CNSNews.com) - Venezuela is removing itself from consideration for the open seat on the United Nations Security Council and is now backing Bolivia.Bolivian President Evo Morales said Tuesday his country has agreed to be a candidate for the Security Council as a non-permanent member. Morales said Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez acknowledged to him in a telephone conversation that his country would not be able acquire the two-thirds majority needed to secure the seat.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The specter of Hugo Chavez winning a new six-year term Sunday has conservative analysts and lawmakers in the U.S. deeply concerned, given the Venezuelan president's anti-American fervor, Russian weapons deals, and ties to rogue regimes with nuclear ambitions.