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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

Mexico: Suspects ‘admit to mass killings’ of Mexican students
8th Nov 2014

Mexico: Suspects ‘admit to mass killings’ of Mexican students

  [Photo of protests against killing of students in Mexico]   Suspected gang members in Mexico have confessed to killing more than 40 missing students, according to the country’s attorney general. Investigators are scouring a site where it is thought … Continued

US: Opinion: GOP thrashing means Obama must fight for his legacy
5th Nov 2014

US: Opinion: GOP thrashing means Obama must fight for his legacy

  The Republican victory in Congress will worsen gridlock in Washington. Obama will be forced to spend his final two years in office defending his legacy and trying to govern without Congress, says DW’s Michael Knigge. After having failed to … Continued

Israel to purchase second batch of fighter jets from US
29th Oct 2014

Israel to purchase second batch of fighter jets from US

  Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel finalized the terms of Israel’s purchase of a second squadron of F-35 fighter jets. Israel plans to buy a second batch of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter jets, … Continued

Brazil: Incumbent Rousseff wins presidential election
27th Oct 2014

Brazil: Incumbent Rousseff wins presidential election

  With more than 98 percent of ballots tallied, leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff (above) has won re-election as Brazilian president. She defeated her center-right rival Aecio Neves by a narrow margin. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected, defeating her … Continued

Canada: Canadian PM: ‘Attacks will not intimidate us’
23rd Oct 2014

Canada: Canadian PM: ‘Attacks will not intimidate us’

    [Photo captured on CCTV inside Canadian Parliament shootings by a gunman]   Prime Minister Stephen Harper has cited terrorism as the motive for an attack that left a soldier dead and saw shots fired inside Canada’s parliament. Authorities … Continued

US: Washington Post ‘Watergate’ editor Ben Bradlee dies, aged 93
22nd Oct 2014

US: Washington Post ‘Watergate’ editor Ben Bradlee dies, aged 93

  Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who led the paper’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died at the age of 93. Bradlee oversaw the journalistic investigation that brought down US president Richard Nixon. Bradlee died at his home … Continued

US: Arrests made in protests against killing of black young man
13th Oct 2014

US: Arrests made in protests against killing of black young man

    [Photo: Police start to move in and make arrests of protestors that do a sit-in at a convenience store in Shaw neighborhood of St. (Xinhua/Dane Iwata)] ST. LOUIS, (Xinhua): More than a dozen protesters were arrested Sunday in St. … Continued

Mexico: Thousands march for missing students
9th Oct 2014

Mexico: Thousands march for missing students

  Tens of thousands have marched in Mexico to join tearful families of 43 missing students amid fears a gang may have executed them. The protesters accuse the police of being complicit in the students being abducted. More than 20,000 … Continued

Brazil: Rousseff set for runoff with Neves in Brazil presidential vote
6th Oct 2014

Brazil: Rousseff set for runoff with Neves in Brazil presidential vote

  Official results in Brazil show incumbent Dilma Rousseff will face a run-off vote against challenger Aecio Neves in the country’s presidential election. Rousseff was the favorite heading into the vote. Brazil’s election authority on Sunday said no candidate had … Continued

US: American Rabbi calls for genocide of Muslims
5th Oct 2014

US: American Rabbi calls for genocide of Muslims

  [Rabbi Lewis (image from Congregation Etz Chaim)]   By Celine Hagbard   IMEMC News: As Jewish congregations around the world gathered this past week to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the members of one synagogue, located near … Continued

US Secret Service chief Julia Pierson stands down
2nd Oct 2014

US Secret Service chief Julia Pierson stands down

    The Director of the US Secret Service has resigned after top level security breaches came to light during her time in charge. Julia Pierson said she felt that Congress had lost faith in her ability after the lapses. … Continued

Peru: Eight killed in earthquake
29th Sep 2014

Peru: Eight killed in earthquake

    [Rescuers carry the body of a victim after an earthquake in Paruro Province of Cusco (Xinhua/Percy Hurtado/ANDINA)]   LIMA,(Xinhua): Eight people, including four minors, died and six others injured when an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted … Continued

US: ‘Modi in America,’ India’s Prime Minister dazzles New York
29th Sep 2014

US: ‘Modi in America,’ India’s Prime Minister dazzles New York

  India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a rapturous welcome in New York. He pledged to unleash India’s economic potential. Though once shunned by the US, Washington has hastened to court the Indian premier. Indian Prime Minister Narendra … Continued

US: Man kills daughter, 6 grandchildren in Florida shooting
19th Sep 2014

US: Man kills daughter, 6 grandchildren in Florida shooting

  WASHINGTON,  (Xinhua):  A man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren, aged from three months to 10 years old, at his home Thursday afternoon before committing suicide in a small town in Florida, the United States. Don Spirit, 51-year-old, … Continued

US lower house approves arming, training ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels
18th Sep 2014

US lower house approves arming, training ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

  Politicians in Washington have voted in favor of plans for the US military to arm and train moderate rebels in Syria, as it plans attacks on “Islamic State” fighters also opposing President Bashar al-Assad. By the recent standards of … Continued

US to “persistently” strike Syria despite warnings by Damascus
17th Sep 2014

US to “persistently” strike Syria despite warnings by Damascus

    Planned US airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists in Syria, which are not authorized by Damascus, will target extremist sanctuaries, command centers and logistic networks, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Tuesday. “This … Continued

US Congress eyes arming Syrian rebels as airstrikes expand
16th Sep 2014

US Congress eyes arming Syrian rebels as airstrikes expand

  An airstrike from the US military’s new campaign to combat “Islamic State” has struck near Baghdad. Meanwhile, the US Congress is looking to approve a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels before midterm elections. The American military’s Central Command … Continued

US: Obama broadens military campaign against ‘Islamic State’
11th Sep 2014

US: Obama broadens military campaign against ‘Islamic State’

  US President Obama has vowed to target “Islamic State” militants “wherever they exist,” including Syria. Speaking on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Obama ruled out deploying combat troops. In a televised address on Wednesday, … Continued

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