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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

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

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