Six men released from Guantanamo arrive in Uruguay
2014-12-08 09:07:45 UTC
The Pentagon identified the released detainees as Abu Wael Dhiab, Ali Husain Shaaban, Ahmed Adnan Ajuri, and Abdelahdi Faraj, from Syria; Mohammed Abdullah Taha Mattan, Palestinian; Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, from Tunisia.
A lawyer for 43-ye...
NY mayor refuses to endorse a U.S. grand jury decision
2014-12-08 07:09:15 UTC
New York mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday refused to endorse a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer over the choking death of a man in the city last summer. De Blasio also doubled down on controversial comments he made about the risk...
CIA torture report could pose risks to U.S. hostages
2014-12-09 02:09:16 UTC
Secretary of state John Kerry has asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to “consider” the timing of the expected release of a long-awaited report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques.
Kerry called Feinstein to discuss the broader implications o...
Mexico missing student identified among charred remains
2014-12-07 08:31:05 UTC
A family member of one of the students, Alexander Mora, confirmed that the remains identified were his.
The relative said the family had received the information from a team of forensic experts.
The students were allegedly seized by local po...
US grand jury system 'broken'
2014-12-04 21:45:34 UTC
Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton: We need to centralise and make clear that we want the justice department and the federal government to deal with the fact that the grand jury systems on a state level are broken and seem to lack the capaci...
Fact check on immigration: OBAMA RIGHT - CRUZ WRONG
2014-11-26 06:30:43 UTC
President Obama and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made seemingly conflicting statements about public opinion on the president's plan to address immigration issues in the U.S.
Obama claimed that "most Americans support the types of reforms I've talked abo...
Immigration Enriches You and Me
2014-11-22 20:36:40 UTC
A BOOK, “The Christian Examiner,” warns that “ill-clad and destitute” immigrants are “repulsive to our habits and our tastes.”
A former mayor of New York City cautions that they bring disease, “wretchedness and want” to America. And Harper’s We...
European parliament set to call for break-up of Google
2014-11-22 06:04:39 UTC
The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group's power.
A draft motion seen by the Financial Times says that "unbundling of search engines from other commerc...
Mexico gang members 'admits student deaths'
2014-11-08 10:53:03 UTC
Mexico City - Suspects in the disappearance of 43 students have described a macabre and complicated mass murder and incineration of the victims carried out over an entire day and ending with their ashen remains being dumped into a river.
Obama will send up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq
2014-11-07 22:05:36 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. troop levels in Iraq will soon stand at about 3,000. President Barack Obama ordered an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq on Friday to bolster the performance of Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Isis in ground combat. Those troops,...
Hillary Clinton won the 2014 midterms
2014-11-05 20:21:04 UTC
Many of the candidates that the Clintons backed in this cycle went down to defeat. While former Newsweek reporter Andrew Romano isn’t denying 2014 was a good year for Republicans, he could not wait to start shaking the pom-poms for how Hillary’s p...
U.S. 2014 Midterms: A slap in Obama's face
2014-11-05 07:03:27 UTC
Republicans swept to power in the US Senate after a rout for Democrats in midterm elections that were dominated by criticism of Barack Obama’s presidency and are likely to hobble his last two years in Washington.
A stronger-than-expected Republ...
Not Friends At All: The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations
2014-10-29 22:12:22 UTC
By JEFFREY GOLDBERG -
The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this o...
Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'
2014-10-27 02:50:16 UTC
Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after the first elections to the body since February's revolution, exit polls suggest.
As votes are counted, President Petro Poroshenko's bloc looks set to win the most, with PM Arseny Yats...
4 Women Who Could Be on the Next GOP Presidential Ticket
2014-10-27 02:47:57 UTC
Four women are early frontrunners to be part of a 2016 presidential ticket. As voters and the media continue to obsess over the next "first" in national electoral politics, these four Republican women make a strong case to be part of such a ticket...
Oscar Pistorius: Five years in jail for culpable homicide
2014-10-21 09:13:44 UTC
Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
South African legal experts say Pistorius must serve at least one-sixth of his sentence before being considered for house arrest. On a five-year sentence...
Secretive X-37B US military space plane returns to Earth
2014-10-18 15:55:07 UTC
After a record-shattering 22 months in space, the U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Friday (Oct .17) in a smooth landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The 674-day mission launched in December 2012, bu...
Germany has around 1,200 different types of sausage
2014-10-15 04:59:17 UTC
Germany is a nation of startling diversity and its regional specialities represent centuries of history. Germany's many varieties of beer and sausage are still evolving and emerging.
1. Riots broke out over the price of beer in Bavaria...
Muhammad Ali too sick to join premiere 'I Am Ali'
2014-10-14 03:23:49 UTC
Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s disease has advanced to the point he can barely speak or leave his Arizona home, according to a member of his family.
According to his younger brother, Rahman Ali, the 72-year-old former heavyweight world champion was...
Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from New York's Film Society of Lincoln Centre
2014-10-12 18:22:13 UTC
Hollywood actor and director Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from New York's Film Society of Lincoln Centre.
The 77-year-old's career highlights will be celebrated at a gala in the city next April.
The society, whic...
Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000
2014-10-10 18:28:05 UTC
The number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization says.
The latest figures show there have been 4,024 confirmed or suspected deaths in the worst-affected West African nations of Guinea, L...
Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital
2014-10-10 17:18:59 UTC
A spokeswoman for Gorbachev’s foundation confirmed to AFP that the last leader of the USSR had arrived at their headquarters and that “everything was back to normal.”
Gorbachev — who has been suffering from ailing health — had earlier said he w...
Hong Kong Protesters Stage Massive, Defiant Ralley
2014-10-04 16:22:45 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) - Pro-democracy protesters were defiant in the face of attacks by opponents and warnings by the Hong Kong government to clear the streets, staging a massive rally Saturday evening in the downtown business district they've occupied f...
German government approved arms exports to Arab States
2014-10-03 20:05:32 UTC
A key component of ISIS’s support came from wealthy individuals in the Arab Gulf States of Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
World Bulletin/News Desk - Germany's national security council has approved the export of arms to Saudi Arabia, Qatar a...
Siri Hustvedt on style: Outside the mirror
2014-10-03 18:14:17 UTC
It is a peculiar truth that I see far less of myself than other people do. I can see my fingers typing when I look down at them. I can examine my shoes, the details of a shirt cuff, or admire a pair of new tights on my legs while I am sitting down...