Israel's shifting reasons to justify the extended invasion of Gaza could put the IDF in the occupied territory for the foreseeable future.
The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July, official data showed Thursday, in a worrying sign that adds pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its efforts to spur the economy.
Forget about the guy at the grocery store using food stamps to buy lobster. Walmart, the world's largest retail company, is even more dependent on government welfare so it can make jaw-droppingly obscene profits.
In fact, government handouts are the main reason Walmart is so profitable, and the billion-dollar corporation's business model is centered around the continued dependence on social safety net programs.
Vermont's Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may not hail from a populous state; and he may not benefit from the weight of a major party propelling him forward; but he is looking more and more like a force to be reckoned with in the hallowed halls of Congress. And perhaps in the Oval Office some day soon.
Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said. Israeli airstrikes and shelling killed more than 90 Palestinians across the coastal territory throughout the day Wednesday, including those killed at the school and multiple members of two families struck in their homes, health officials said.
Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law. A party-line vote — and plenty of sharp partisan rhetoric — was expected when the GOP-led chamber considers the measure Wednesday. Democrats dismiss the proposal as a legally groundless exercise that could end up costing taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fees and other expenses.