By Jared T. Miller

Jan 20, 2015 4:31pm

Spaniards Toss Turnips at the Jarramplas Festival

The town of Piornal, Spain, is home to one of the country’s most offbeat traditions–an annual celebration that involves throwing turnips at a man in a devil’s costume. The Jarramplas Festival–named for character in a costume adorned with colorful strips of fabric–takes place every year… Read More »

Nov 26, 2014 10:21am

Rampaging Water Buffalo Attacks Biker, Pedestrians and Cars

A water buffalo tore through a small southwestern Chinese town in a mad rampage, chasing down pedestrians and injuring at least 14 bystanders. In surveillance video footage released by state media, the water buffalo is seen wandering in the center of town in Jingyan County… Read More »

Nov 24, 2014 7:55am

Iran Nuke Talks Extended for Lack of a Deal

VIENNA -The United States and its negotiating partners agreed today to extend talks with Iran over its nuclear capability, rather than concluding a long-sought deal by today’s deadline. Secretary of State John Kerry defended the decision to continue talks many in Congress and Israel see… Read More »

Nov 18, 2014 1:46pm

Iran Nuke Talks Open With the Potential to Change Everything

VIENNA — Few events in history are momentous enough to reshape the world order. If the US and its partners are able to come to an agreement here with Iran to curtail its nuclear program, this week may be one of those times. A deal… Read More »

Nov 13, 2014 4:06pm

Russian Tanks in Ukraine, but US Won’t Say ‘Invasion’

MOSCOW -  Thousands of Russian troops have crossed into eastern Ukraine in recent days, along with columns of tanks, artillery and air-defense systems, according to NATO’s top commander. By nearly every definition – indeed, according to the Oxford dictionary – the act of armed forces… Read More »

Nov 7, 2014 12:53pm

Russia’s Currency Tumbles as Investors Panic

MOSCOW — Russia’s currency suffered its worst week since the financial crisis of the 1990s destroyed the country’s economy, dropping over 10% in just the last couple days. With Russia teetering on the brink of recession and buffeted by fleeing investors, plummeting oil prices, costly… Read More »

Nov 2, 2014 5:39pm

Ukrainian Rebel Regions Vote, With Fake Election Monitors, Real Anger

Two Russian-backed breakaway regions in southeastern Ukraine held an elections that were hailed by Russia but denounced by the United States, the European Union, and the Ukrainian government. Exit poll results released by rebel leaders in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic showed overwhelming support for… Read More »

By ABC News

Oct 24, 2014 4:34pm

Louisiana Teen Shot Dead in West Bank Clash With Israelis

JERUSALEM – An American teen from New Orleans was shot and killed during clashes in the West Bank village of Silwad near Ramallah Friday. An army spokesman told Reuters Israeli forces “managed to prevent an attack when they encountered a Palestinian man hurling a molotov… Read More »

Oct 20, 2014 12:07pm

Sweden Expands Hunt for Suspected Russian Sub

MOSCOW — Sweden is widening its search for what may be a distressed Russian submarine in the waters near Stockholm. Authorities today ordered all ships to leave the large cluster of some 30,000 islands where the vessel was possibly spotted. A no fly zone has… Read More »

Oct 7, 2014 3:20pm

The Amazing Way Some Russians Are Celebrating Putin’s Birthday

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin turned 62 today and, as they do every year, many Russians organized over-the-top tributes in celebration. In St. Petersburg, a children’s choir recorded a highly produced music video, literally singing Putin’s praises. “May you have many more years with… Read More »