The Guardian: NSA spied on 35 world leaders

National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department. This is according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages senior officials in its “customer” departments, such the White House, State… Read More The Guardian: NSA spied on 35 world leaders

Iran plans “Death to America” conference

There is a plan for a “Death to America” conference in Tehran next month. Several hard-line Iranian groups have announced plans for a “Death to America” conference next month, highlighted by cash awards of $4,000 for the best photograph, poster, video, song or caricature. While the slogan in Persian, “Marg bar Amrika,” means “Death to… Read More Iran plans “Death to America” conference

Pope praises “saint” kept as dressed skeleton in Italy

“The shining figure of St. Ambrose, your heavenly patron, who was suddenly called to the episcopate, having to abandon a brilliant career as a senior civil servant.” These are the words of the Pope. During a meeting Friday with Italy’s provincial regulators, Pope Benedict XVI held up the 4th-century governor-turned-bishop, St. Ambrose of Milan, as… Read More Pope praises “saint” kept as dressed skeleton in Italy