How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS Fight

How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS FightChuck Hagel’s departure as Defense Secretary will probably have a minimal impact on the administration’s three part strategy to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria that is expected to take years. Hagel had raised questions about the strategy’s lack of focus on the Syrian regime of Bashar al Assad, but not about the president’s decision that American troops sent to Iraq will not serve as combat troops.Online supporters of the Islamic terror group ISIS have taken to Twitter to cheer the resignation of Chuck Hagel, claiming it was ISIS that forced him out. ...


Beatle's daughter: Blessing or curse?
Stella McCartney says famous parents opened doors -- but she had to carve out her own brand.

Egypt plans blanket anti-terrorism law against 'disrupting order'
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's cabinet approved on Wednesday a draft anti-terrorism law that would give the government blanket power to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order.






China: No more 'weird' buildings
The Chinese leadership has called for less "weird architecture" to be built in the country. Does it mean the end of unusual structures like these?

150 roosters used for fights euthanized in California
Police found the birds while investigating reports of gunshots in an area north of Palm Springs

Mexico leader forced into action over 43 missing

Clashes as Mexicans hold rally for 43 missing studentsTwo months after 43 students vanished in the night, change is afoot in Mexico: protests have swept the nation, sounding a wake-up call for the president to finally tackle corruption and police brutality. Facing the biggest crisis of his two-year-old administration, President Enrique Pena Nieto will announce Thursday a new strategy to tackle the country's dysfunctional justice system. The government, Pena Nieto said Tuesday, must take "profound actions that require a collective effort from Congress and society to find the best path" to avoid a repetition. "This has sparked a civil awakening," said Jorge Hernandez, a political analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


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