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American student who died after release from North Korea to be laid to rest

PlayKim Kwang Hyon/AP/FILEWATCH American student who died after release from North Korea to be laid to rest 0 Shares Email Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died just days after North Korea released him from prison while he was in a coma, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Cincinnati on Thursday. […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

Ex-DHS secretary defends Obama handling of Russian meddling

PlayEvan Vucci/AP PhotoWATCH Ex-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson defends Obama handling of Russian meddling 0 Shares Email Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today defended the Obama administration’s decision to delay publicly commenting on Russ

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

‘US-led coalition protects ISIS by targeting Syrian forces’ – family of downed plane pilot

FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises after a U.S.-led air strike in Raqqa © Nour Fourat / Reuters The US-led coalition’s downing of a Syrian Army plane near Raqqa province shows that the group is not fighting Islamic State terrorists but is instead protecting them, the family of the pilot told Ruptly. A Syrian Su-22 jet was […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

Putin ignores pouring rain to lay wreath on Day of Memory and Sorrow (VIDEO)

© Alexey Druzhinin / Reuters Pouring rain did not prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony on the Day of Memory and Sorrow, which marks the beginning of the Great Patriotic War against the Nazis. The wreath-laying took place on Thursday at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

German intel agency spied on White House, State Dept & US military for years – report

© Saul Loeb / AFP Germany’s intelligence agency spied on high-profile US targets, including the White House, the State Department and the military for almost a decade, Spiegel has reported. Even US-based international organizations such as the IMF and HRW were on the watchlist. The Spiegel report comes four years after Chancellor Angela Merkel famously […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi ‘highly likely’ eliminated – Russian Foreign Ministry

© Reuters The Russian Foreign Ministry has said it is “highly likely” that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL), was eliminated in an airstrike carried out by the Russian Air Force in Syria earlier in May. “It is highly likely that Islamic State leader [Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi was eliminated in […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

3 killed every hour: Mexico’s murder rate reaches 20-year high

© Fernando Brito / AFP Mexico recorded more than 2,000 murders in May, the highest monthly homicide rate in 20 years and a bloody milestone in the country’s continuing war on drugs. As some cases involved multiple killings, some 2,186 investigations were set up for a total of 2,452 murders – an average of three […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana

PlayMichael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via APWATCH Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana 0 Shares Email Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall in southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday morning, threatening to bring strong winds, rain and potentially-dangerous floods to several surrounding Southern states. The National Weather service has warned that the storm could cause […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

Police chief pleads with author who hid treasure to ‘call off the hunt’ after 2 die

ABC NewsNew Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas spoke out in an interview with "Good Morning America,"June 22, 2017, asking author and antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn to put an end to a treasure hunt he started. 0 Shares Email The New Mexico State Police chief is pleading with author Forrest Fenn to call off a […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

UAE has secret torture prisons in Yemen, US involved in interrogations – AP

FILE PHOTO © Reuters The UAE operates a network of ‘black sites’ in war-torn Yemen, where terrorist suspects are abused and tortured, an AP investigation has found. US personnel have been involved in at least some interrogations, agency sources said. There are at least 18 clandestine prisons across southern Yemen operated by the United Arab […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in usa-world | read More »