U.S. is not the leading economic power anymore
2014-12-10 19:33:20 UTC
The Chinese economy just overtook the United States economy to become the largest in the world. For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president, America is not the leading economic power on the planet. There’s no easy way to say this: USA ...
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...
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...
EU parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google
2014-11-26 18:42:00 UTC
MEPs are set to clash with the European commission over whether Google’s dominant search engine should be separated from the rest of the company.
The parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google in an attempt to drastically escalate Eu...
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...
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...
Obama New Steps to Fix the US Immigration System
2014-11-21 02:25:35 UTC
President Obama: "To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill."
WASHINGTON — In an address ...
Obama 'close to immigration action'
2014-11-14 06:20:00 UTC
WASHINGTON — In a letter to Obama released on Thursday, 116 House Democrats said it was clear Republican leaders would not pass legislation to enact comprehensive immigration reform. “By failing to do their job – and repeatedly interfering with y...
Obama's executive orders on immigration are constitutional
2014-11-10 09:03:33 UTC
President Obama vowed Sunday to move forward with an executive order to ease immigration laws before the end of the year, ignoring dire warnings from Republican leaders that the move will poison his relationship with the next Congress.
US Airstrikes Target Gathering of Islamic State Leaders
2014-11-09 06:19:24 UTC
BAGHDAD — US Fighter jets carried out an airstrikes on Saturday and destroyed 10 armed Islamic State trucks around the Mosul in northern Iraq. An Iraqi security official and a military commander said that the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ...
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,...
Obama Wrote a Letter to Khamenei
2014-11-07 16:28:42 UTC
During his regularly scheduled press briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the report that President Obama wrote a letter to Iran's supreme religious leader Khamenei this past October. He responded that he was "not in ...
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...
Can Obama reboot if Democrats crash in midterms?
2014-11-04 07:57:54 UTC
The White House has scotched rumours it will conduct a purge of top advisers if Democrats do badly in Tuesday’s midterm elections, despite concerns that voters see local races increasingly as a referendum on Barack Obama’s second-term performance....
Peshmerga fighters to deploy to Kobane with heavy weapons
2014-10-29 22:11:28 UTC
Turkey (AFP) - Crowds of flag-waving Kurds greeted Iraqi peshmerga forces travelling through Turkey Wednesday to join rebel fighters reinforcing the Syrian town of Kobane against an attack by the Islamic State group.
Flashing victory signs, the...
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...
Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil
2014-10-27 01:42:16 UTC
An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the vote.
In her victory speech, Ms Rousseff said she wanted to be "a much better president than I have been until now".
She faced protests last year...
Gunman kills soldier at National War Memorial in Ottawa
2014-10-23 15:46:22 UTC
Canadian police have confirmed there was only a single gunman involved in a brazen gun attack on the national parliament on Wednesday that left a soldier dead.
Ottawa police said that they are satisfied there was one attacker, and police chief ...
Video: IS seized some of the weapons airdropped for Kurds
2014-10-21 21:44:52 UTC
In a new video, IS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control.
At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Kobane appears to have fallen into the hands of IS, a ...
KOBANE: U.S. planes drop weapon to Kurdish Peshmerga
2014-10-20 07:19:40 UTC
U.S. military aircraft dropped weapons and supplies to Kurdish peshmerga defending the Syrian city of Kobane against the 'Islamic State' IS, despite its ally Turkey’s declarations opposing such a move.
The airdrops on Sunday were the first of t...
Kofi Annan 'bitterly disappointed' by response to Ebola
2014-10-17 07:31:14 UTC
The World Health Organization is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries most affected by the deadly virus, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Fifteen African countries will receive more help in areas including p...
The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week
2014-10-15 07:12:11 UTC
The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week within two months, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday as the death toll from the virus reached 4,447 people, nearly all of them in west Africa.
Dr Bruce Aylward, the WHO assi...
Turkish government denies U.S. use of Turkish airbase
2014-10-15 05:45:37 UTC
Turkish officials have denied reaching a new agreement to let the US use its Incirlik airbase in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) militants, in comments which ran contrary to a statement made by US national security adviser Susan Rice on Sun...
How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women
2014-10-12 06:52:21 UTC
Mother Jones - Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA New...