Robert Gates: U.S. can’t beat Islamic State militants without ‘boots on the ground’

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized President Barack Obama’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL) without sending in ground troops. “The reality is they’re not going be able to be successful … Continue reading


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Biden triggers 2016 speculation with Iowa visit

How To Dress Well – How To Dress Well HOW TO DRESS WELL BIO Since the release of his debut album Love Remains in 2010, Tom Krell – AKA How to Dress Well – has crafted a reputation as one … Continue reading


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Islamic State campaign tests Obama’s commitment to Mideast allies

By Jason Szep WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  … Continue Reading »


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U.S. airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible: FBI

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday. … … Continue reading


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Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq

By Jeff Mason MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq, seeking to reassure Americans about the level of U.S. involvement after a top … Continue reading


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Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace for climate

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, a post he will use to raise awareness about climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. DiCaprio will … Continue reading


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China prosecutor approves arrest of Jackie Chan’s son on drug charge

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese prosecutors have approved last month’s arrest of Jaycee Chan, son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, after a suspected drugs offence, the state-owned Beijing News reported on Wednesday, meaning he can now be formally charged. … Continue reading


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A Minute With: Ethan Hawke on lessons from Robin Williams

TORONTO (Reuters) – It has been more than 25 years since a young Ethan Hawke stepped on his desk to salute his teacher, portrayed by Robin Williams, in “Dead Poets Society.” Hawke, 43, has taken on some 50 roles since … Continue reading


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Singer Taylor Swift leads People Magazine’s best-dressed list

(Reuters) – Pop star Taylor Swift, who has adopted a sexier look on red carpets, was named People magazine’s best-dressed celebrity of the year on Wednesday. Swift led the annual unranked list of the top 10 best-dressed celebrity style icons … Continue reading


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Chinese collectors jet in to buy Wallace Chan jewels at Biennale

PARIS (Reuters) – Chinese collectors flew in by private jet this week to buy the latest creations from the world’s top designers at the 2014 Biennale des Antiquaires, and made a beeline for Wallace Chan’s intricately crafted jewelry. One of … Continue reading


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Biography of late comedian Joan Rivers to be published in 2016

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A biography of legendary comedian , who died earlier this month, will be published in 2016, publisher Little, Brown and Company said on Wednesday. “Joan Rivers: A Life” will be penned by Vanity Fair and New … Continue reading


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Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace for climate

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, a post he will use to raise awareness about climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. DiCaprio will … Continue reading


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