Hobby Lobby to Return Thousands of Illegally Obtained Iraqi Artifacts

The arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby has agreed to return some 4,000 artifacts that were illegally purchased to the government of Iraq, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced today. The Oklahoma-based company purchased more than 5,500 artifacts and then smuggled them into the U.S. in violation of federal law. The pieces were purchased from […]

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Britain Reportedly Identifies Suspects in Skripal Poisoning

British authorities claim to have identified suspects in the poisoning case of an ex-Russian intelligence officer and his daughter. The suspects are reportedly in Russia. Sixty-six-year-old former Russian spy Sergey Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were found slumped, unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, a cathedral city in Wilshire, England, about ninety miles southwest […]

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For the First Time in 60 Years A Castro No Longer Leads Cuba

For the first time since the middle of the last century the country of Cuba will have a leader not named Castro. Miguel Diaz-Canel officially became the island’s leader on Thursday after Raul Castro stepped down and Canel was sworn in as the country’s president. Castro, who will turn 87 in June, will remain the […]

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Putin: World Chaos if Syria is Struck Again

In a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that further interference by the U.S. and its allies would lead to chaos in world affairs. The two also agreed that the western strikes damaged chances of reaching a resolution in the seven-year Syrian Civil War, likely meaning U.S. troops will […]

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