Venezuela to Investigate Controversial Recording
Venezuelan authorities will open an investigation into an audio recording that opposition lawmakers said portrays an influential member of the ruling party accusing the head of the national parliament of attempting to derail President Maduro's administration.
White House: Use Metric If You Want, We Don't Care
Earlier this year we discussed a petition on the White House's 'We The People' site asking the administration to adopt the metric system as the standard system of measurement in the U.S. Today, the administration issued a disappointing response. Simply put: they're not going to do anything about it. They frame their response as a matter of preserving a citizen's choice to adopt whatever measurement system he wants. Quoting Patrick D. Gallagher of the National Institute of Standards and Technology: "... contrary to what many people may think, the U.S. uses the metric system now to define all basic units used in commerce and trade. At the same time, if the metric system and U.S. customary system are languages of measurement, then the United States is truly a bilingual nation. ... Ultimately, the use of metric in this country is a choice and we would encourage Americans to continue to make the best choice for themselves and for the purpose at hand and to continue to learn how to move seamlessly ...
Bulgaria's largest party will not try to form government
SOFIA - Bulgaria's largest party GERB declined on Thursday to try to form a new government, opening the way for the rival Socialists to put together a technocrat administration and end a political impasse.
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Fourth American fatality by U.S. drones disclosed
The news that the secret program's accidental death toll is higher raises new questions as President Obama prepares to give a major national security speech. WASHINGTON — As President Obama prepared to deliver a major speech on national security Thursday, his administration acknowledged for the first time that it had killed four U.S. citizens — one more than previously known — in drone missile strikes in Yemen and Pakistan.
US admits drones killed four Americans
A letter from US attorney-general confirms Barack Obama administration deliberately killed US nationals abroad.