The failure of a 'traditional American family': Bob McDonnell corruption trial
2014-08-29 10:02:29 UTC
“The traditional family is the cornerstone upon which Western civilization has been built,” Bob McDonnell wrote in a 1989 thesis, with 13 years of marriage and three children under his belt. “As the family goes, so goes the nation.” The thesis lai...
Autonomy deals raise questions as HP row escalates
2014-08-25 04:57:21 UTC
Autonomy's $11bn (£6.6bn) sale to Hewlett-Packard faces further scrutiny after documents cast doubt over the structure of some transactions conducted by the British software firm before its takeover.
New evidence has come to light which, accord...
'Michael Brown might be still alive if we voted for the right people'
2014-08-23 09:08:25 UTC
The group of Ferguson residents clumped around the makeshift memorial at the spot where a police officer shot Michael Brown readily admitted that two weeks ago they had little idea who ran their city.
They paid no attention to the fact that, wh...
Opinion: Obama doesn't shirk difficulties
2014-08-22 16:03:36 UTC
<strong>By Miodrag Soric</strong>
The American people are willing to give their president a lot of leeway - except when it comes to letting the country appear politically or economically weak. That simply doesn't align with image Americans have...
BoA to pay $17bn settlement over questionable mortgages
2014-08-21 09:24:04 UTC
Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17bn to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter have said.
WHO ups Ebola deaths to 1,350
2014-08-21 08:00:11 UTC
The total number of Ebola deaths spiked to 1,350 Wednesday, with the toll mounting fastest in Liberia, which now has at least 576 confirmed dead of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.
On Wednesday, the UN health agency also w...
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...
FINRA: Don’t Let Ebola Stock Scams “Infect Your Portfolio”
2014-08-15 22:39:27 UTC
Concerns about the Ebola virus and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have spread beyond the places where people have been infected. Wall Street has been exposed to them, so to speak, as investors speculate about where the next big thing is g...
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...