Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton arrive for a campaign rally at Temple University, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) ORG XMIT: PAMS102

What Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Controversial Foundation Actually Does

The Clinton Foundation has come under increasing scrutiny, threatening to become a political albatross weighing down Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. With the Associated Press reporting that more than half of private donors to the sprawling philanthropic organization had meetings with Clinton while she was Secretary of State, critics have pounced, accusing Hillary Clinton of influence peddling and major conflicts of […]


Syria’s Paradox: Why the War Only Seems to Get Worse

There is a basic fact about Syria’s civil war that never seems to change: it frustrates any attempt at resolution. Despite many offensives, peace conferences and foreign interventions, including this week’s Turkish incursion into a border town, the only needle that ever seems to move is the one measuring the suffering of Syrians — which only worsens. Academic research on […]


Samsung Reportedly Working On Amazon Echo Rival

Samsung is joining the growing market of voice-assisted speakers that is currently being dominated by Amazon Echo. For its entry to this market, the South Korea company is designing a Bluetooth-connected speaker that has its own microphone for quick and easy detection of voice commands. The Galaxy Note 7 maker has already submitted documents about its upcoming speaker to the U.S. […]

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Mississippi Coliseum on Tuesday in Jackson, Mis

Trump’s reversals move him closer to politics as usual

As he powered through his rivals in the Republican primary, Donald Trump sold himself as the “tell-it-like-it-is” candidate, a brash truth-teller whose policy pronouncements wouldn’t be swayed by the polls. “I’ve never wanted to learn the language of the insiders and I’ve never been politically correct,” he said recently. “But one thing I can promise you this: I will always […]


What Will Happen to Bernie’s Political Revolution?

Bernie Sanders wants to prove his political movement won’t end now that his presidential campaign is over—and so far, it’s not going very well. An organization set up to carry on his legacy, Our Revolution, has faced legal scrutiny in the press, and a number of key staffers have departed. Meanwhile, Tim Canova, the candidate Sanders endorsed as a challenger […]


A Conflicted Donald Trump Tries to Temper His Tone

After months of flailing attempts, Donald J. Trump has begun to recast his political message in more structured terms and wrestle with his temptation to go off script, as his campaign seeks to revive his fading candidacy and turn the focus this fall to Hillary Clinton’s honesty and integrity. Working off a script from his reshuffled team of advisers, Mr. […]

Turkish soldiers stand guar near the Turkey-Syrian border post in Sanliurfa, on September 4, 2015,  following the crossing of the hearse carrying the body of three-year old Aylan Kurdi , whose lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach. Images of the toddler Aylan whose lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach spread like wildfire through social media and his plight has dominated international headlines, in a heart-rending symbol of the mortal risks faced by tens of thousands of refugees desperate to reach Europe by sea. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE

Why has Turkey launched an operation against IS in Syria?

Turkey launched its most ambitious operation of the Syrian conflict on Wednesday with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying it targeted the double threat from Islamic State extremists and Syrian Kurdish militias. Turkey says the air and ground operation dubbed “Euphrates Shield” will clear jihadists from the Syrian town of Jarabulus, which lies directly opposite the Turkish town of Karkamis. The […]


How to spot an Instagram scammer

As a general rule, anyone who posts pictures of money and talks about investment opportunities is probably trouble. Those are the hallmarks of the “money flipper” scam, a criminal scheme that’s been troubling Instagram for years. The accounts boast of a mysterious investment system, posting cash and other luxury goods as proof that it works. Then, in a direct message, […]


Clinton sees Trump ties to ‘alt-right’ dystopian ideology

Hillary Clinton is ready to call out Donald Trump and his advisers for embracing a “disturbing alt-right” political philosophy that her campaign says presents “a divisive and dystopian view of America.” She’ll try to make the case in a speech Thursday in Nevada. Trump’s campaign counters that the GOP presidential nominee has never used the term “alt-right” and disavows “any […]


Assange says WikiLeaks to release ‘significant’ Clinton campaign data

WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange said on Wednesday his organization planned to release “significant” information linked to the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the Nov. 8 election. Asked if the data could be a game-changer in the election, the Australian told Fox News in an interview conducted by satellite: “I think it’s significant. You know, it […]