Julian Assange: I am leaving the Ecuadorian embassy soon
2014-08-18 11:02:04 UTC
Julian Assange has rebuffed reports that he is planning to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in order to hand himself in to police, saying only that he will leave "soon".
Media reports had surfaced ahead of a press conference on Monday morning sugge...
Rick Perry vowed to fight an indictment against him for abuse of power
2014-08-17 02:42:03 UTC
The governor of the US state of Texas, Rick Perry, has vowed to fight an indictment against him for abuse of power, which he dismissed as a "farce".
It "amounts to nothing more than an abuse of power... I cannot and will not allow that to happe...
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Shot Michael Brown
2014-08-15 22:03:37 UTC
Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson named the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Saturday, August 9, 2014 is Darren Wilson.
Police on Friday said that Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michae...
WHO: Ebola crisis vastly underestimated
2014-08-15 05:31:33 UTC
* Outbreak of an undetermined viral haemorrhagic fever begins in Guinea in February.
* Identified as Ebola in March.
* Researchers have since traced the first case to the death of two-year-old Guinean child in December 2013.
Dire Obamacare Prediction Falls Hilariously Flat
2014-08-13 21:05:35 UTC
The story of Obamacare over the last year has in many ways been a story about how the various claims made by conservatives about why the law would collapse have systematically fallen apart as the Affordable Care Act has gone into effect. The websi...
Barack Obama: "Iraq is going to be a long term project"
2014-08-10 00:31:32 UTC
US President Barack Obama has warned it is "going to take some time" to help Iraqis overcome the jihadist-led Sunni rebellion and stabilise their country.
It would be a "long-term project" to revamp and resupply the military and build support a...
US Ebola victim writes from hospital: 'I am growing stronger every day'
2014-08-08 19:38:39 UTC
<strong>Dr Kent Brantly writes from isolation room in Atlanta hospital to reflect on aid work in Africa, where he contracted the disease</strong>
One of the two Americans being treated for the Ebola virus in the US said he is “growing stronger ...
Afghanistan's presidential rivals reach agreement after Kerry flies into Kabul
2014-08-08 19:28:29 UTC
The two candidates in Afghanistan's disputed presidential election have reached a political agreement that would outline the terms of a power-sharing deal, both camps said on Friday.
"We are putting the past behind us. We are looking into the f...
Europe's boss, Angela Merkel turns 60
2014-08-08 19:20:50 UTC
<strong>Angela Merkel has presided over a time of great influence and economic success. Germany has assumed a more prominent role in the world - and its unassuming chancellor has become a political heavyweight.</strong>
Angela Merkel, leader of...
Putin orders retaliatory sanctions
2014-08-06 16:53:23 UTC
Vladimir Putin has banned the import of agricultural goods from countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia in a tit-for-tat move that deepens the economic standoff between the Kremlin and the west.
Russian government officials have been to...
Splendour in the vines: How to buy a vineyard
2014-08-05 22:31:31 UTC
Nine years ago, former US political strategist Michael Evans went on holiday to Argentina’s predominate wine region, Mendoza, intending to stay for a few months. He’d always dreamt of owning a vineyard, but it seemed “financially impossible.”
Immigration crisis forces Obama to 'act alone'
2014-08-05 08:03:50 UTC
When US lawmakers left Washington DC for a five-week long congressional recess late last week, a frustrated Barack Obama said he was left to “act alone” on immigration.
But the president’s immigration battle has two fronts: the growing humanita...
US: 200,000 jobs a month for six months in a row
2014-08-01 22:22:00 UTC
The US added another 209,000 new jobs in July, the sixth straight month of 200,000 plus jobs growth, as the unemployment rate inched up to 6.2%.
The figure was slightly weaker than expected but still marks the first time since 1997 that the US ...
POLL: Majority of Russians believe Ukraine downed MH17
2014-07-30 18:33:21 UTC
The vast majority of Russians believe the Ukrainian military shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a new poll has shown, underlining how differently the tragedy has been presented in Russia than in the west.
Western leaders have said pro-Rus...
US evidence: Russia fired artillery into Ukraine
2014-07-25 08:28:55 UTC
The US says it has evidence that Russia has fired artillery across the border targeting Ukrainian military positions.
Russia also intends "to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers" to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, th...
Germany: Russia should be stripped of World Cup 2018 after MH17 attack
2014-07-24 21:07:33 UTC
“Firstly, the safety of players and fans cannot be guaranteed” in Russia, said Bernd Fabritius, an MP. “And secondly, a country that behaves like a rogue state should not be rewarded with such an international media event.”
The calls served to un...
Air Algerie AH5017: 'No survivors' from crash in Mali
2014-07-25 21:58:21 UTC
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
Mr Hollande said one flight data recorder had been recovered, after French troops reached the crash site near M...
US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv
2014-07-24 07:17:03 UTC
The US aviation regulator has lifted its ban on US carriers flying to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
But it has warned that the situation with the conflict in Gaza remains "very fluid".
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first impo...
Obama Announces Expanded Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-17 04:57:52 UTC
The Obama administration is imposing new, deeper sanctions on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, targeting Russian banks and energy and defense firms.
“Given its continued provocations in Ukraine, today I have approved a new set of sanctio...
Silicon Valley's High-Paid High School Interns
2014-07-11 19:04:32 UTC
After Facebook (FB) recruited Michael Sayman last November, it didn’t mess around—it flew him out from Miami to meet Mark Zuckerberg. The chief executive talked to Sayman about 4 Snaps, the mobile game he built using Facebook’s development tools t...
NSA performed 248 queries in 2013
2014-06-28 06:22:32 UTC
The National Security Agency was interested in the phone data of fewer than 250 people believed to be in the United States in 2013, despite collecting the phone records of nearly every American.
As acknowledged in the NSA's first-ever disclosur...
Iraq: Key oil refinery 'seized by Sunni rebels'
2014-06-24 06:31:05 UTC
Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad.
The refinery had been under siege for 10 days with the militant offensive being repulsed several times.
The complex supplies a thir...
Fifa and business miss an open goal for human rights
2014-06-24 06:30:52 UTC
The World Cup in Brazil could be the global sporting event of this century, combining Fifa, the wealthiest of sporting associations, with Brazil, the world's top footballing nation, and a host of giant global sponsors including Coca-Cola, Adidas, ...
IMF slashes estimate for US economic growth in 2014
2014-06-16 16:17:48 UTC
The International Monetary Fund slashed its forecast for US economic growth on Monday, citing a harsh winter, problems in the housing market and weak international demand for the country's products.
In its annual review of the US economy, the I...
Hillary Clinton: Sending US ground troops to Iraq is not going to happen
2014-06-13 07:30:56 UTC
The US should not stage another military intervention in Iraq despite the recent gains made by Islamic extremists, the nation's former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has said.
The White House has said that air strikes were under considera...