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State Dept: U.S. Nukes Down 85%, From 31,255 to 4,804

As you all might know, I have been traveling quite a bit lately and was just recently in the Czech Republic for a conference on the Prague Agenda. I reminded people at that conference that when President Obama laid out his vision for the peace and security of a world free of nuclear weapons, he made it clear that it was not a desirable, but unattainable dream. The Prague Agenda is an achievable long-term goal

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Fifa agrees to release Garcia report

Fifa executives have unanimously agreed to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption. However, world football's governing body insisted Russia and Qatar will stay as hosts of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments respectively. Fifa president Sepp Blatter said he asked the executive committee to vote in favour of publishing the report. "We have always been determined the truth should be known," he said. "That is, after all,

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Congressman Calls for Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

Congressman Keith Ellison wants Elizabeth Warren to run for president of the United States.  “I would love to see Elizabeth Warren in this race. I think it would be fantastic. I think that it would help the quality of the debate and she may win,” Ellison told liberal activists who are urging a Warren run, according to MSNBC. “But even if she doesn’t, I think she’ll make Hillary Clinton a better candidate.” MSNBC

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Luxembourg Bows To EU Over Big Firm Tax Deals

Luxembourg has agreed to give European Commission officials a list of hundreds of companies with which it has tax deals. The low-tax territory has done a U-turn over the data, after originally threatening to take the EU to court in a bid to keep the multinationals' names secret. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said his country would now comply with the commission's demands over the deals signed between 2010 and 2013, as part of a new

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Mandy Rice-Davies dies aged 70

19 December 2014 Last updated at 14:44 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. A look at Mandy Rice-Davies' role in the Profumo affair Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said. She - along with her friend Christine Keeler - was at the centre of the scandal which threatened to bring down Harold

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Pump Prices: Cheap Petrol Comes With A Warning

Tumbling oil prices are resulting in lower petrol costs, but there are warnings the good news for drivers may not last. With prices falling by more than 40% since June's high of $111 a barrel, there have been an increasing number of reports suggesting petrol prices across the UK could soon fall below £1 per litre - the lowest level since the end of May 2009. Experts at the RAC believe petrol could fall to

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Kenya leader signs tough security law

19 December 2014 Last updated at 12:29 Activists protested outside parliament as MPs passed the amended bill Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial security bill which saw MPs trade blows in parliament. It was passed on Thursday during a chaotic parliamentary session, with opposition MPs warning that Kenya was becoming a "police state". The government has said it needs more powers to fight militant Islamists threatening Kenya's security. Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab

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Falling Oil Prices Could Spell Serious Trouble

Paul Kenworthy has been an oilman for more than two decades. He is the owner of 10 wells near Midland West Texas and has seen good times and bad come and go, several times over. But the precipitous drop in oil prices on what they called Black Friday last month has been painful all the same. Like everyone else he has seen the value of the black gold his pumps pull out of the Texas

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