- Fake US Aircraft Carrier the Target in Latest Iranian Drills
With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday during large-scale naval drills near the strategically vital entrance of the Persian Gulf.
By The Associated Press. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:38:48 GMT.
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- U.S. Economic Growth at Year’s End Revised Downward
The fourth-quarter rise in gross domestic product was put at 2.2 percent, after an initial estimate of 2.6 percent.
By Nelson D. Schwartz. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:47:27 GMT.
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- Russian Diplomat Slams 'Destructive' U.S. Stance
A senior Russian Foreign Ministry official has accused the United States of taking a "destructive" stance in bilateral relations.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:17:04 +0000.
- Will Christian Soldiers Be On The Streets Of Pensacola As Kent Hovind Goes To Trial?
Kent Hovind goes on trial Monday in the United States Courthouse in Pensacloa Fl. ...
By Peter J Reilly. Forbes. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:25:00 GMT.
- Congress Clears Way For Stopgap Homeland Security Measure
The U.S. House of Representatives has cleared the way for passage of a short-term funding bill to keep the Department of Homeland Security open. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:35:56 -0500.
- US Cuba Talks Open
The United States and Cuba opened a second round of talks Friday on restoring diplomatic relations more than 50 years after breaking off ties.
Diplomats from both sides met at the U.S. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:11:29 -0500.
- James Foley's parents says U.S. government failed the executed ISIS hostage
The government — and the press — failed to do enough to save the life of the freelance journalist who was the first American killed by Islamic State militants, James Foley's parents said at a university forum Thursday.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:36:57 EST.
- EU-US trade deal text leaked to BBC
A leaked draft of what the European Union wants excluded from a new trade deal with the United States is obtained by the BBC.
BBC News. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:51:28 GMT.
- Washington DC legalises marijuana
Washington DC becomes the latest place in the US to legalise the possession and use of small amounts of cannabis, stoking tensions with Congress.
BBC News. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:11:53 GMT.
- US to support Cameroon in Boko Haram fight
The United States has committed to helping Cameroon's military secure the equipment it needs to continue fighting against the jihadist group.
Mail & Guardian. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:07:00 +0200.
- Opinion: The Myth of Humane Killing
Recent events involving a controversial drug, cruel mistakes and arbitrary, last-minute decisions have exposed the United States' system of capital punishment for exactly what it is: a human rights violation unworthy of a democracy.
Spiegel Online. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:57:25 +0100.