Despite the hospitalization of one protester and police pressure, three Tibetans -- including one monk -- have entered the 29th day of a hunger strike outside the U.N., decrying China's harsh oppression of the Himalayan state. Dorjee Gyalpo, 59, was taken to the hospital on Monday, Tsewang Rigzin, ... More >>
Starbucks, no longer satisfied with being everywhere, has decided to be everywhere even more. The Seattle-based chain bought Evolution, a high-end juice company, Thursday. Execs plan on opening health and wellness-themed stores.[Washington Post]Papasito Grill and Agave Bar's Upper West Side locat ... More >>
McDonald's is continuing to see profit growth thanks to items like frozen strawberry lemonade counteracting the rising costs of hamburgers. [Bloomberg] The U.N. has officially declared Somalia's food crisis a famine in several parts of the country, as millions of people are on the brink of s ... More >>
Mexican protesters prefer kisses to bullets More than 100 people marched with signs and drums from the Mexican Consulate to the United Nations on Sunday, to ask the powers that be to bring a halt to the drug-gang violence plaguing the Aztec nation, the Spanish-language newspaper reports. The march ... More >>
How's Iranian-by-way-of-Jersey-Shore dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad doing today at the UN general assembly? Not..so..well.
• The Muslim cabbie stabbed by a passenger says he's still glad to be a New Yorker: "I feel like I belong here," he said. "This is the city actually [for] all colors, races, religion, everyone. We live here side by side peacefully." Meanwhile, friends of accused stabber Michael Enright say ... More >>
Having had no luck in U.S. courts getting President Obama thrown out of office because he was born outside the United States, alpha birther Orly Taitz is applying to the United Nations for "urgent action under the mandate for human rights defenders." Taitz, who claims to have "been the victi ... More >>
The Post really gets a kick out of portraying people they don't like as animals. Taking a page from their famous "Axis of Weasels" cover showing French and German U.N. ambassadors as the aforementioned slippery mammals, they today portray Joe Biden as a pig, owing to his remarks on the risk of swin ... More >>
The United Nations' food agency sent animal health experts to Mexico to determine if swine flu is really linked to pigs. So far, there is no evidence that humans contracted this strain of flu from our porcine friends. [Reuters] Food Network has launched Food2, a new website aimed at a young, hipper ... More >>
There were protests over the Gaza incursion in New York this weekend -- a pro-Palestinian one at West 55th Street and Eighth Avenue, at which seven police officers were reported hurt and ten protesters arrested, and a pro-Israeli one near the UN. Meanwhile Joe the Plumber was in Israel, telling the ... More >>
If the U.N. won't act on its own mandate, then we should use force to combat immutable evil
The Bush administration finally nails a notorious supplier to terroristsafter he spent 30 years hiding in plain sight
Protesters, yogis, and lovesick U.N. employees make musical mayhem
Reports that the United States plans to allow Israel another few days of bombing Lebanon before Washington calls for a ceasefire have stirred little outrage here, but that's no surprise when dependable lefties like West Side Rep. Jerry Nadler ask stunning questions like, "Since when should a respons ... More >>
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