Argentina will to renationalize YPF, its biggest oil company. A Spanish company is the biggest loser, causing a diplomatic riff between the two countries.
Saudi Arabia has banned gays and “tomboys” from schools.
Britain is considering blocking pornography in the home so children don’t see it.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he wanted “at least $2 billion” a year from the United States after it withdraws its troops in 2014.
North Korea said it is no longer bound to a moratorium on missile and nuclear weapons tests or arms inspection.
North Korea also threatened to retaliate if the U.S. fails to follow through on its food aid.
North Korea completed a week-long celebration of the birth of the nation’s founder Kim Il Sung.
Back in 1996, Barack Obama criticized the type of pricey fundraisers that he attends regularly now: “You got these $10,000-a-plate dinners and Golden Circles Clubs. I think when the average voter looks at that, they rightly feel they’re locked out of the process. They can’t attend a $10,000 breakfast and they know that those who can are going to get the kind of access they can’t imagine.”
Former GSA official Jeff Neely declined to testify at the first of three scheduled congressional hearings on why agency officials authorized more than $800,000 in spending for a Las Vegas conference.
Almost a third of all election-eligible transgender Americans living in states with strict voter-ID laws could be denied the right to cast ballots this November.
U.S. and Chinese officials have been “discreetly engaging” in cyber war games in a bid to prevent military escalation between the two countries if either felt they were being targeted.
The U.S. Secret Service is looking into a violent rant from rocker Ted Nugent in which he denounced President Barack Obama and his top advisers as “evil” and urged National Rifle Association members to help “chop [Democratic] heads off in November.”
The Navy is going to name one of its new destroyers after Lyndon Johnson. It was an incident in the Gulf of Tonkin involving a U.S. destroyer that Johnson trumped up as an excuse for the Vietnam War.
Indiana Rep. Dan Burton said on the House floor that former President George W. Bush was one of the worst putters he’s ever played golf with.
A Taliban commander turned himself in for the $100 reward of himself on a poster.
John Edwards has gone from $500 haircuts to $12.95 supercuts.