Venezuela: Arrested US Pilot Was Spying -
Voice of AmericaVenezuela: Arrested US Pilot Was SpyingVoice of AmericaVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told a rally Saturday that his government had arrested a U.S. pilot for alleged spying. Maduro said the American was captured in the state of Tachira along with what he described as "all kinds of documentation." He said ...Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require Americans to apply for tourist visasFox NewsVenezuela to limit US diplomats, require visas for AmericansBDliveMaduro claims Venezuela has detained Americans for 'espionage'CNNNBCNews.com -euronews -Daily Mailall 304 news articles »
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 4:50 am
Hindu Nationalists to Share Power in Indian
Voice of AmericaHindu Nationalists to Share Power in Indian Kashmir for First TimeVoice of AmericaNEW DELHI—. India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has come to power in a coalition government in Indian Kashmir. It is the first time the Hindu nationalist party will have a role in governing India's only Muslim majority region. After Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of ...India's ruling party forms coalition government in KashmirU-T San DiegoIndia's ruling Hindu nationalist party forms coalition gov't in KashmirCTV NewsPDP-BJP alliance brings together villages that voted differently in KashmirThe Indian ExpressTimes of India -Economic Timesall 897 news articles »
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 4:43 am
US-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu's
ReutersUS-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu's planned Iran speechReutersWASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Signs are growing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress against a possible nuclear deal with Iran could damage his country's broad alliance with the United States.Netanyahu on 'Historic Mission' to Stop Iran Nuclear DealVoice of America'Netanyahu has caused Israel the most strategic damage on Iran'Ynetnews'I Respect U.S. President Barack Obama': Netanyahu Prays at Holy Site Before ...TheBlaze.comHuffington Post -USA TODAYall 1,059 news articles »
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 4:37 am
Egypt parliament elections set for delay
BBC NewsEgypt parliament elections set for delay after court rulingBBC NewsParliamentary elections in Egypt are set to be delayed after the Supreme Court ruled part of an election law unconstitutional. The ruling struck down part of the law that defined electoral districts. Voting had been due to start on 21 March and run into April.Egypt Court Rules Parliamentary Elections Law UnconstitutionalBloombergEgypt court declares part of election law unconstitutionalThe HinduEgypt's Sisi orders to redraft electoral law articleXinhuaReuters Africa -BDlive -Deutsche Welleall 177 news articles »
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 4:25 am
Boris Nemtsov murder: Thousands march in
BBC NewsBoris Nemtsov murder: Thousands march in MoscowBBC NewsThousands of people are marching in central Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday. He was due to lead an opposition march on Sunday but his supporters are instead mourning his death. President Vladimir ...Russian Opposition Marches in Tribute to NemtsovVoice of AmericaBoris Nemtsov killing spurs thousands to march in MoscowCBS NewsBoris Nemtsov killing: Russians march to pay tribute to Putin criticCBC.caWashington Post -Sydney Morning Heraldall 2,573 news articles »
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 4:12 am
Homeland Security funding drama darkens U.S.
By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain - fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them. In five to seven months, the federal debt ceiling will again be reached, and by October Congress must pass spending bills to keep the government running in the new fiscal year. Failing to deal effectively with these issues could have much more damaging repercussions - such as a broad government shutdown or a debt default - than a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Some conservatives speak of ousting Boehner, but it is unlikely they can muster enough votes, while others made clear on Friday that they were willing to take big risks to score ideological points. Brinkmanship like this, reminiscent of 2013's 16-day federal government shutdown, was supposed to be over.
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 6:18 am
Israel's Netanyahu heads to Washington for
In a contentious address, the prime minister will press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program.
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 5:04 am
U.S.-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu's
By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Signs are growing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress against a possible nuclear deal with Iran could damage his country's broad alliance with the United States. The right-wing leader's acceptance of a Republican invitation to address the U.S. legislature already brought Netanyahu's long-strained relations with President Barack Obama to a new low due to the overture's partisan nature. Israel fears that Obama's Iran diplomacy, with an end-of-March deadline for a framework nuclear agreement, will allow its arch foe to develop an atom bomb. Previously Israel has always been careful to navigate between the Republican and Democrat camps.
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 4:35 am
'I am not afraid': Russians march in memory
By Katya Golubkova and Alexander Winning MOSCOW (Reuters) - Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid", thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has widened a split in society that some say could threaten Russia's future. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many carrying portraits of Nemtsov, an opposition politician and former deputy prime minister who was shot dead while walking home from a restaurant in central Moscow on Friday night. "If we can stop the campaign of hate that's being directed at the opposition, then we have a chance to change Russia. If not then we face the prospect of mass civil conflict," Gennady Gudkov, an opposition leader, told Reuters before the march.
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 4:29 am
Life and death at the heart of Boston
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - From the moment U.S. prosecutors stand up on Wednesday and begin their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, their minds and those of their defense counterparts will be focused on just one thing: The death penalty. Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of killing three people and injuring 264 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs left at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, in the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. "The bottom line is you're not going to get a not guilty in this case," said Jules Epstein, a Widener University School of Law professor who has represented defendants in federal and Pennsylvania death penalty cases. So every move is with an eye on the end game and that is avoiding death." Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to all charges and his attorneys have offered little detail on their case, with the bulk of both prosecution and defense filings under seal in Boston federal court.
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 4:05 am