US: More US executions since botched job in April
18th Jun 2014

US: More US executions since botched job in April

    [Photo: Death chamber in US]   Two US states have carried out executions after last-minute Appeals were denied. These were the first since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April.  Late Tuesday, a court denied an appeal … Continued

Libya: US captures suspected 2012 Benghazi consulate attack ringleader
18th Jun 2014

Libya: US captures suspected 2012 Benghazi consulate attack ringleader

[Photo: Ahmed Abu Khattala] A militant suspected of being involved in the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has been captured in a secret raid in Libya. Four Americans, including the ambassador, were killed in the attack. … Continued

US: Obama rules out sending US troops to Iraq, considers other options
14th Jun 2014

US: Obama rules out sending US troops to Iraq, considers other options

      US President Barack Obama has said he is not considering sending troops back to Iraq. Obama emphasized that potential US action could only work if Iraq was committed to do its part.   “We will not be … Continued

USA: Two officers dead, three injured, in Las Vegas shooting
9th Jun 2014

USA: Two officers dead, three injured, in Las Vegas shooting

LOS ANGELES, (Xinhua): An apparent shooting ambush in a Las Vegas pizzeria and a nearby Walmart left five people dead on Sunday, including two police officers and two suspects. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), via its Twitter account, … Continued

US, Iranian diplomats to meet for the first time in decades in Geneva
8th Jun 2014

US, Iranian diplomats to meet for the first time in decades in Geneva

[Abbas Araqchi from Iran will lead meeting with US officials in Geneva Monday] New York, (IRNA): US State Department declared on Saturday that two American diplomats will go to Switzerland to talk with Iranian officials about  continuation of nuclear negotiations between Iran … Continued

Canada: Three Mounties killed, 2 wounded in Moncton shooting
5th Jun 2014

Canada: Three Mounties killed, 2 wounded in Moncton shooting

[Photo: Marc Grandmaison / THE CANADIAN PRESS] Joel Eastwood, Paul Clarke Three RCMP officers have been killed and another two have suffered non-life-threatening injuries in Moncton, N.B., where a manhunt was still underway for the shooter late Wednesday evening. Officers … Continued

India: PM Modi likely to visit US in September
5th Jun 2014

India: PM Modi likely to visit US in September

uhasini Haidar The Hindu: The confirmation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States means two things: that Mr. Modi is keen to extend his summit-level approach to bilateral ties past the subcontinent to the U.S. as well, … Continued

US: Obama outlines Afghanistan plans post 2014
28th May 2014

US: Obama outlines Afghanistan plans post 2014

Nearly 10,000 US troops will remain in Afghanistan after the US ends its combat mission there at the end of this year. President Barack Obama says those that remain will be gradually scaled back over the next two years. President … Continued

US: Seven killed, several injured in California drive-by shootings
25th May 2014

US: Seven killed, several injured in California drive-by shootings

[Students hold candles during a prayer vigil for victims of the shooting rampage in Santa Barbara County, Southern California. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)] LOS ANGELES, (Xinhua): Drive-by shootings in Southern California on Friday night left seven dead and several wounded, local media reported … Continued

El Salvador: Six passengers killed in bus attack
24th May 2014

El Salvador: Six passengers killed in bus attack

SAN SALVADOR,(Xinhua): Six people were shot dead and five others wounded when gunmen got onto a bus Friday in a town near San Salvador and opened fire on passengers, police said. The attackers, who witnesses said were dressed in road … Continued

US court finds Abu Hamza guilty on terrorism charges
20th May 2014

US court finds Abu Hamza guilty on terrorism charges

An American court has found an Egyptian-born Islamic cleric guilty on terrorism charges. The London-based cleric could now face a life sentence.  The jury of eight men and four women at the New York court on Monday found Abu Hamza … Continued

Venezuelan police arrest scores amid protests
15th May 2014

Venezuelan police arrest scores amid protests

Police in Venezuela have taken some 80 people into custody after protests in the capital, Caracas, turned violent. Those arrested had themselves been protesting against the detention of some 200 people last week. Police in Caracas made arrests and fired … Continued

US: Israeli spying on US has reached “terrifying” levels
8th May 2014

US: Israeli spying on US has reached “terrifying” levels

Israel spies on the United States more than any other ally does and these activities have reached an alarming level, Newsweek magazine reported Tuesday. The main targets are US industrial and technical secrets, the weekly said, quoting classified briefings on … Continued

US: Oklahoma prison botches inmate execution
30th Apr 2014

US: Oklahoma prison botches inmate execution

A US inmate in the state of Oklahoma has died during a botched execution 40 minutes after officials ordered proceedings. His death raises questions about new drug cocktails used to carry out the death penalty. Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared … Continued

US imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
29th Apr 2014

US imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The White House on Monday announced fresh sanctions on Russia, targeting seven government officials and 17 companies. These people, among them two from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, and entities were hit with a visas … Continued

Brazil: Violent protest hits Rio favela near Copacabana beach after dancer’s death
23rd Apr 2014

Brazil: Violent protest hits Rio favela near Copacabana beach after dancer’s death

Police and protesters have clashed in a Rio de Janeiro slum, amid public anger over the death of a young man who regularly appeared on the country’s largest TV network, Globo. Protesters blame police for the death. Violent protests broke … Continued

US: Obama signs bill aiming to block Iranian UN envoy from entering US
19th Apr 2014

US: Obama signs bill aiming to block Iranian UN envoy from entering US

President Barack Obama has signed hurried legislation banning anyone from entering the US as a UN representative if they have a past in either espionage or terrorism, and are still considered a threat to the US. The bill, signed into … Continued

Chile: 12 killed, president declares state of emergency in Valparaiso as deadly fire ravage hilltops
14th Apr 2014

Chile: 12 killed, president declares state of emergency in Valparaiso as deadly fire ravage hilltops

Fires sweeping through the Chilean city of Valparaiso has prompted the president to declare a state of emergency. The flames have destroyed homes in poorer areas and have claimed at least a dozen lives.   “This could be the worst … Continued

US: Police arrest suspect after fatal shooting at US Jewish facilities
14th Apr 2014

US: Police arrest suspect after fatal shooting at US Jewish facilities

Police in the US state of Kansas have taken a man suspected of involvement in deadly hate crime. An unidentified gunman killed several people in separate shooting targeting Jewish community centers in Kansas City. Authorities arrested a man suspected of … Continued

Americans, Germans disagree on details of EU-US free trade agreement
10th Apr 2014

Americans, Germans disagree on details of EU-US free trade agreement

A majority of Americans and Germans support an EU-US free trade agreement, according to a new poll. But they disagree about whose regulatory standards should be adopted. The opinion survey found that support for an EU-US free trade agreement was … Continued

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