Support for the increasingly powerful European Union is crumbling, according to an influential survey released this week.

Russian Air Force nuclear bombers fly dangerously close to U.S. and Swedish airspace, raising concerns over Sweden's military readiness and Russia's overseas intentions. 

On May 9 Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a military parade glorifying the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. 

The man who led the State Department probe of the Benghazi attack defended in TV interviews the decision not to question former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), said in a speech delivered to the New America Foundation on May 8 that government “bureaucrats” have told him to stop making public his audits revealing waste, corruption, and mismanagement of projects to rebuild Afghanistan. Some government officials, said Sopko, have even complained that they cannot pre-screen or edit his reports.

JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for May 13 - 19, 2013.

Kentucky Senator and potential Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul continued his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the attack in Benghazi in a speech Friday night in Iowa.

References to al-Qaeda and to CIA warnings of terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months before the attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility there were deleted from the now famous "talking points."

European Commission President José Barroso said this week that a federal Europe ruled by the European Union from Brussels would be a “reality within a few years,” sparking furious criticism from Europeans.

Boris Berezovsky, who helped bring Putin to power, became a bitter foe and fled to England, fearing for his life. 

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