Turkey warns Russia over airspace violation

A Russian aircraft entered Turkish airspace near the Syrian border on Saturday, prompting Turkey to scramble two F-16 jets to intercept it

White House opposes bill blocking Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama will veto the bill, saying that the Iran nuclear deal addresses only nuclear issues

Where would Afghanistan be today if the US and Russia had just left it alone?

The United States and Russia are really in a very awkward place right now

Kremlin: Syria air strikes target 'a list' of groups

US Senator John McCain said he can confirm Russian air strikes were against the Free Syrian Army recruits

The Hidden Cost Of Zero Interest Rate Policies

Should the Fed raise interest rates? Some say yes, others say no

Why the US is refusing to come to Syria's rescue

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is now an even more brutal dictator who, nonetheless, finds himself again in a somewhat politically less vulnerable place

Russian parliament authorises use of troops abroad

Putin has to request parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the Russian constitution

Putin: Overthrowing Assad will lead to failed state

Putin's comments on Sunday come as the world's leaders meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York

Russia and US to take part in Syria peace talks

"We have named the participants: Russia, the US, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt."

UN: Obama's boost for beleaguered blue helmets

If ever UN blue helmets needed a shot in the arm, it is now

"The Saddest Thing Is This Won't Be Breaking News"

Thom plus logo As the world burns, and more and more fossil fuels are being used every day planet-wide, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels passed 416 ppm this week at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. In the 300,000 years since the emergence of modern humans, carbon dioxide levels have never been this high.