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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

US Senate votes to release CIA interrogation report
4th Apr 2014

US Senate votes to release CIA interrogation report

A US Senate panel has voted to declassify parts of its report on the CIA’s brutal interrogation methods under Republican President George W. Bush. The panel chair said the investigation results were “shocking.” The United States Intelligence Committee voted Thursday … Continued

US: Military releases preliminary details about deadly Fort Hood shooting
3rd Apr 2014

US: Military releases preliminary details about deadly Fort Hood shooting

  The gunman who killed three people at Fort Hood was a soldier currently undergoing mental health treatment, according to base officials. The motive behind the attack that left several dead remains unclear. Details began emerging on Wednesday night about … Continued

Chile: Five confirmed dead in 8.2 quake
2nd Apr 2014

Chile: Five confirmed dead in 8.2 quake

  [ Photo: People stay in the street after an earthquake in Valparaiso, Chile. (Xinhua/Str)]   SANTIAGO, (Xinhua):  Five people have died in a 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit off Chilean northern coast Tuesday, according to Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo. According … Continued

13th Mar 2014

US: Death toll of New York building collapse rises to three

[Firefighters work at the site of explosion in New York’s East Harlem neighborhood (Xinhua/Wu Rong)] NEW YORK, (Xinhua): A powerful explosion leveled two residential buildings in New York’s East Harlem neighborhood on Wednesday morning, killing three people, while nine others … Continued

13th Mar 2014

US: Yatsenyuk visits Washington: Ukraine will ‘never surrender’

Interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk has said his country won’t “surrender” in its fight for sovereignty. The comments were made during his visit with US President Obama amid a diplomatic crisis with Russia.   “Ukraine is and will be part … Continued

12th Mar 2014

US Senate intelligence panel head accuses CIA of spying on panel’s computers

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of illegally searching computers used by her staffers investigating CIA interrogation methods, but the CIA director quickly denied the allegation. … Continued

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