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Germany: More than a dozen US spies infiltrate German ministries
13th Jul 2014

Germany: More than a dozen US spies infiltrate German ministries

  The CIA has recruited more than a dozen spies in several German government ministries, according to the Bild am Sonntag tabloid paper. Earlier, Chancellor Merkel said she doubts the US will end its aggressive espionage.   The alleged spies … Continued

Germany: After Germany expels spy chief, US remains tight-lipped
11th Jul 2014

Germany: After Germany expels spy chief, US remains tight-lipped

Germany has expelled the US’ top foreign intelligence chief from Berlin, but Washington has said little on the matter. Spying allegations threaten to fray ties between the allies, a possibility neither wants. The White House declined to issue a statement … Continued

US: Security tightened on electronics for US-bound flights
7th Jul 2014

US: Security tightened on electronics for US-bound flights

  The US Transportation Security Administration has said it will not allow powerless cell phones or electronic devices on US-bound flights. Officials are concerned the devices could be used as a bomb.   US-bound travelers from Europe and the Middle … Continued

Germany: Berlin demands US ambassador explains snooping on German parliament
5th Jul 2014

Germany: Berlin demands US ambassador explains snooping on German parliament

  Berlin has called on the US ambassador to explain allegations that Washington spied on a parliamentary committee investigating NSA surveillance in Germany. A double agent reportedly sold the US sensitive documents. On Friday, the German Foreign Ministry called on … Continued

Brazil: Vehicles crushed as World Cup bridge collapses, killing two
4th Jul 2014

Brazil: Vehicles crushed as World Cup bridge collapses, killing two

An unfinished overpass has collapsed onto vehicles in Brazil’s southeastern World Cup city of Belo Horizonte. At least two were killed and 19 injured.   The overpass collapsed on Thursday, around two kilometers (three miles) from the Mineirao Stadium in … Continued

US bolsters Iraq troop presence to protect embassy, assess ISIS threat
1st Jul 2014

US bolsters Iraq troop presence to protect embassy, assess ISIS threat

Washington has announced it will send more troops to Iraq, chiefly to beef up embassy defenses. The move comes in addition to an earlier deployment to assess how the US might help. US President Barack Obama said on Monday he … Continued

US: Obama requests $500 million from US Congress to support Syrian rebels
27th Jun 2014

US: Obama requests $500 million from US Congress to support Syrian rebels

      US President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition. The funding is part of a greater $65.8 billion overseas operations budget request.   The White House … Continued

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

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