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US commandos capture Benghazi attack ‘ringleader’

US commandos have captured the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on an American compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi, in a raid hailed by the White House as a triumph for justice. Special forces, working with FBI agents, carried out Sunday… Read More »

US deploys extra troops, mulls air strikes in Iraq

US deploys extra troops, mulls air strikes in Iraq (via AFP) The US was deploying extra troops to protect its embassy in Baghdad and mulling air strikes against militants who have seized key cities, amid warnings Tuesday that Iraq has polarised irrevocably. Militants who seized Mosul — a city of two million… Read More »

Poll: Do you agree with president’s decision to give up suspected terrorists to save U.S. soldier?

Poll: Do you agree with president’s decision to give up suspected terrorists to save U.S. soldier? (via NJ.com) We’ve all heard it, even if just at the movies, the axiom “Never negotiate with terrorists.” Well, that’s exactly what President Obama did to gain the freedom of U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, America’s only prisoner of war in Afghanistan. The Idaho ... Read More »

Jon Stewart: Let’s just admit that America has been f*cking veterans over for centuries

Jon Stewart: Let’s just admit that America has been f*cking veterans over for centuries (via Raw Story ) Daily Show host Jon Stewart gave a harsh history lesson on Thursday, hitting the wayback machine to show that U.S. mistreatment of veterans dates back not just presidential administrations, but centuries. “Let’s pretend that this current VA crisis… Read More »

Obama renews solar bid despite setbacks

Obama renews solar bid despite setbacks (via AFP) President Barack Obama praised Friday measures taken by his administration to develop solar energy in the United States, despite attacks and setbacks from his Republican opponents. Obama, who is concluding a three-day fundraising tour of California,… Read More »

US Coast Guard seize $110 million worth of cocaine

The US Coast Guard said Tuesday it had seized an estimated $110 million worth of cocaine during two recent operations in the Caribbean. The combined bust of 3,300 kilos (3.63 tons) is "one of the largest in a long time," Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark… Read More »

Russian Agent “Missing” In Detroit Was Tracking Bio/Nuke Device

(Source: WhatDoesItMean.com): A highly troubling report prepared by the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Ministry of Defense for President Putin states that the GRU Senior Lieutenant who “disappeared” in Detroit, Michigan this past week… Read More »

China tech giant Huawei condemns ‘NSA spying’

China tech giant Huawei condemns ‘NSA spying’ (via AFP) Chinese telecoms and Internet giant Huawei condemned the US National Security Agency on Monday after reports revealed the organisation had been secretly tapping the company’s networks for years. The New York Times and Germany’s Der Spiegel said on Saturday… Read More »

US sends second ship to help search for Malaysia plane

The US Navy has sent a second ship to the South China Sea to help in the desperate search for a missing Malaysian jet, officials said Monday. The naval destroyer USS Kidd has joined another American destroyer, the USS Pinckney, as Malaysian authorities… Read More »

GOP leaders slam Obama over Ukraine

Dana Bash reports on the politics in Washington surrounding the crisis in Ukraine. Read More »

How to foil the NSA and GCHQ with strong encryption

How to foil the NSA and GCHQ with strong encryption (via The Inquirer) “Ye are many – they are few.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley THE MOST INTERESTING DEVICE shown at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week was the secure Blackphone developed by Silent Circle and Geeksphone. The Blackphone features anonymous search… Read More »

Seven sailors injured in Indian navy accident

Seven sailors injured in Indian navy accident (via AFP) Two sailors were missing and another seven were injured after smoke was detected aboard a submarine off Mumbai on Wednesday, Indian navy officials said, in the latest accident to hit the force. The seven sailors suffered smoke inhalation and were airlifted… Read More »

Fannie Mae to repay taxpayer bailout next month

Fannie Mae to repay taxpayer bailout next month (via AFP) US mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae said Friday it plans to pay the US Treasury $7.2 billion in dividends in March, reimbursing in full its 2008 taxpayer-funded bailout. Fannie Mae reported net income of $6.5 billion in the fourth quarter, its eighth… Read More »

Obama to meet Pope Francis in March: White House

Obama to meet Pope Francis in March: White House (via AFP) President Barack Obama will visit Vatican City in March to meet Pope Francis, whom he has praised as an “eloquent” spokesman on the scourge of inequality — a key issue in his own political agenda. The White House said Obama would travel to see the… Read More »

Okinawa approves relocation of US airbase in Japan

Okinawa approves relocation of US airbase in Japan (via AFP) Okinawan officials on Friday approved the long-stalled relocation of a controversial US military base, the defence ministry said, a breakthrough that looks set to remove a decades-long source of friction between Tokyo and Washington. Local bureaucrats… Read More »

Obama tells Congress ‘no need’ for new Iran sanctions

Obama tells Congress ‘no need’ for new Iran sanctions (via AFP) President Barack Obama urged US lawmakers Friday not to impose new sanctions on Iran, warning that this could derail diplomatic efforts to curtail Tehran’s nuclear program. “There is no need for new sanctions legislation, not yet,” Obama told reporters… Read More »

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