US: Blizzard shuts down New York, much of US Northeast
27th Jan 2015

US: Blizzard shuts down New York, much of US Northeast

  From Boston to New York City and Philadelphia, streets across the northeast of the US have been shut down as extreme snowfall forces driving bans and halts public transport. Tens of millions of people have been affected. Heavy snowfall, … Continued

US: Obama: Europe needs to better integrate Muslim communities
17th Jan 2015

US: Obama: Europe needs to better integrate Muslim communities

  UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have promised to help France and the rest of the world fight extremism. They also spoke about plans to boost cooperation on cyber security and sanctions. President Barack Obama … Continued

US: Abu Hamza sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorism
10th Jan 2015

US: Abu Hamza sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorism

  A district court in New York has sentenced the radical British cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to life in prison. The court found him guilty on terrorism-related charges, including the 1998 kidnapping of tourists in Yemen. Radical Islamic cleric Mustafa … Continued

Canada: Seven shot, one killed on New Year’s Eve in Calgary
2nd Jan 2015

Canada: Seven shot, one killed on New Year’s Eve in Calgary

VANCOUVER, (Xinhua): A New Year’s Eve house party in Calgary in west Canada turned violent in the early hours of Thursday in a shooting that wounded seven people, according to the police. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News reported one died later … Continued

Canada: Nine killed in Edmonton mass murder
31st Dec 2014

Canada: Nine killed in Edmonton mass murder

    Nine people, including two young children, have been found dead at three separate places in the Canadian city of Edmonton in a case of domestic violence. The killings are Edmonton’s worst in several decades. A man shot dead … Continued

Mexico holds rallies over missing students
27th Dec 2014

Mexico holds rallies over missing students

(AFP, AP, Reuters): Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Mexico City to commemorate the disappearance of 43 students three months ago from the city of Iguala. The pupils were likely massacred by a police-backed militia. TThe Friday demonstrations … Continued

US agrees trilateral intelligence-sharing pact with South Korea & Japan
26th Dec 2014

US agrees trilateral intelligence-sharing pact with South Korea & Japan

  [Photo: South Korea military]   South Korea, the US and Japan have agreed to sign a rare trilateral intelligence-sharing pact. The aim of the alliance is to better cope with North Korea’s increasing nuclear and missile threats. According to … Continued

US stands by accusations of North Korea cyber-attack involvement
21st Dec 2014

US stands by accusations of North Korea cyber-attack involvement

  The US has reasserted its claim that North Korea was responsible for hacking attacks on the movie studio Sony Pictures. The remarks came in response to Pyongyang’s call for a joint probe. The US White House said on Saturday … Continued

Breakthrough between US and Cuba triggers euphoric responses around the world
18th Dec 2014

Breakthrough between US and Cuba triggers euphoric responses around the world

  The announcement that diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States have been revived has been applauded around the world. But there is also skepticism in the US. Pope Francis and South American leaders were quick to applaud the … Continued

US: Former US VP Dick Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques
14th Dec 2014

US: Former US VP Dick Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques

    In a television interview, former US vice president Dick Cheney has defended CIA interrogation methods used after 9/11. He said he ‘would do it again in a minute.’ Appearing on the NBC Sunday ‘Meet the Press’ program, Cheney … Continued

US: CIA cites Israeli model to justify torture
13th Dec 2014

US: CIA cites Israeli model to justify torture

[Cartoon by www.marxist.com] Ali Haydar (Al Akhbar): This is no joke. The United States relied on Israeli precedents and Tel Aviv’s violation of human rights to justify the torture of detainees by its own intelligence agencies, as was revealed in … Continued

US: World reacts to CIA torture report with anger, apathy
13th Dec 2014

US: World reacts to CIA torture report with anger, apathy

    A scathing US Senate report on the CIA’s torture of detainees as part of the so-called “War on Terror” spurred condemnation from US allies and enemies alike, and was seen by many as proof of American hypocrisy. The … Continued

US publishes CIA torture report
10th Dec 2014

US publishes CIA torture report

  The US Senate has released a report detailing the CIA’s interrogation methods under the Bush administration. Some praised the importance of the report, while others doubted its truthfulness. After the release on Tuesday of a 500-page report illustrating in … Continued

US: Police make arrests in US protests over ‘chokehold’ death
4th Dec 2014

US: Police make arrests in US protests over ‘chokehold’ death

  A decision not to indict an officer implicated in the death of an unarmed black man in New York has prompted protests, followed by arrests. The US Attorney General has announced a federal civil rights investigation. The Wednesday grand … Continued

UN calls on US to comply with anti-torture treaty, stop ‘racial profiling’
29th Nov 2014

UN calls on US to comply with anti-torture treaty, stop ‘racial profiling’

  [Photo: Heavily armed police advance through a cloud of tear gas during protests in Ferguson] The UN torture watchdog has lambasted the United States for police brutality and harsh prison conditions. A report said the country needed to improve … Continued

US: Ferguson braces for more protests as officer Darren Wilson speaks out
26th Nov 2014

US: Ferguson braces for more protests as officer Darren Wilson speaks out

  [Photo from a tweet:  Paul Lewis        ✔ @PaulLewis Follow Police car smashed up, windows smashed, sound of dogs barking, scuffles breaking out. #Ferguson 3:57 AM – 26 Nov 2014]   Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is continuing for a second night, … Continued

US: Looters set fire to buildings after grand jury decision
25th Nov 2014

US: Looters set fire to buildings after grand jury decision

    [Photo: Firefighters work on extinguishing the burning Little Ceasar’s restaurant in Ferguson on Monday night] Fires have broken out at several local shops in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Violent protests began after a grand jury decision … Continued

US police fatally shoot 12-year-old boy holding fake gun
24th Nov 2014

US police fatally shoot 12-year-old boy holding fake gun

  Police in the US city of Cleveland, Ohio, have shot dead a 12-year-old African American boy who was waving a replica gun. The case seems likely to further fuel a nationwide debate on racial discrimination by police. A 12-year-old … Continued

US troops will deploy to Iraq without congressional approval
23rd Nov 2014

US troops will deploy to Iraq without congressional approval

    Some of the 1,500 new US troops authorized to “advise and train” Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will be deployed in Iraq within the next few weeks without … Continued

Mexico: Protesters burn Mexican state congress
13th Nov 2014

Mexico: Protesters burn Mexican state congress

  Protesters have burned the Guerrero state legislature in continuing protests sparked by the disappearance of 43 college students. President Pena Nieto has come under fire for not staying home to deal with the crisis. Angry protesters upset over the … Continued

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