The Diplomat - Turkey: Abandoning the EU for the SCO? - After all, Turkey’s economy is booming – leaping from $614.6 billion in 2009 to $775 billion in 2011 (in current U.S. dollars) according to World Bank figures.
The Atlantic - Prominent Hagel Detractor Endorses Fascistic Vision of Israel - On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called "Friends of Hamas."
Daily Mail - At last, most new jobs are filled by British workers thanks to stricter immigration policies - The majority of jobs created in Britain over the past year have been filled by workers who were born in this country, official figures revealed yesterday.
It represents a dramatic reversal on Labour’s 13 years in power when there was a haemorrhaging of jobs to foreign workers.
Reuters - Majority of U.S. citizens say illegal immigrants should be deported - More than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants should be deported, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday that highlights the difficulties facing lawmakers trying to reform the U.S. immigration system.
How Life Works - Saving Money While Dining Out - Long ago, people rarely ate out. Mom would cook almost every meal at home. When they did eat out it was exciting and special. Times changed and eating out became an almost everyday happening. Times have changed again and we may have to revert to the old ways because dining out has gotten so expensive.
The Washington Post - Republican senator John McCain is still raising questions and hackles - In 2010, in the heat of a close race for reelection, McCain boiled down his stance on immigration reform into one memorable phrase: “Complete the danged fence,” a reference to tightening border security. Now, in light of his enthusiasm for broad reforms that could include a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, critics have accused McCain of flip-flopping and selling out.
RIA Novosti - Syrian Opposition Leader May Visit Russia in Early March - Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib may visit Russia in early March, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.
Xinhuanet - Russia, China vow to further bilateral relations - Russian President Vladimir Putin met visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi here on Wednesday, with both sides pledging to further promote bilateral ties.
Bloomberg - Ten Giant Weapons in the Pentagon's Shrinking Budget - pictures
Russia Today - Russia investigates 25 cases of Defense Ministry fraud - Prosecutor General - Authorities are investigating 25 separate instances of fraud in the so-called Oboronservis case involving the illegal sale of the Russian Defense Ministry’s property, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika said on Wednesday.
The Guardian - David Willetts: older people should return to higher education - Older people should consider going to university in order to continue working beyond the official retirement age, the minister for higher education has said.