Category Archives: U.S.A.

Thai man gets 40 years in prison for insulting King's dog

Thanakorn Siripaiboon was arrested at his home in Bangkok last week after authorities accused the factory worker of writing a “sarcastic” post on social media approximately Tongdaeng, King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s…

Saudi, Gulf states discussing sending special forces to Syria – Saudi foreign minister

PARIS (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia & other Gulf Arab states are discussing sending special forces to Syria as part of U.S.-led efforts to fight Islamic State, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir…

Arctic posts record warmth over land, less ice in its ocean

NEW YORK (AP) — The warming Arctic has set another record. The average air temperature over Arctic land reached 2.3 degrees F (1.3 degrees C) above average for the year…

Leoz to be extradited to US to face corruption charges

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Nicolas Leoz, the former head of the South American football confederation, is being extradited to the United States to face corruption charges linked to FIFA. A…

Closing arguments made in hacking case against Russian man

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses will urge a federal judge to dismiss the charges against him because they believe the arrest…

LA did not consult with FBI on decision to close schools – source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Los Angeles authorities did not consult the FBI before deciding to close public schools on Tuesday, a law enforcement source told Reuters. Authorities are investigating a threat…

Ecuador signs deal with Sweden for Assange questioning

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador & Sweden have signed a pact that would allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned at Ecuador's embassy in London where he has been for…

For U.N.'s Ban, climate deal is personal victory after setbacks

By Alister Doyle & Bruce Wallace PARIS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among the most jubilant – & most relieved – of the leaders raising their arms on…

U.S., allies conduct 15 strikes in Iraq, seven in Syria – U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States & its allies conducted 15 air strikes in Iraq & seven in Syria against Islamic State on Saturday, the coalition leading the operations said….

U.S. 'shocked' at Hungarian plans to honour WW2 anti-Semite

By Marton Dunai SZEKESFEHERVAR, Hungary (Reuters) – A U.S. envoy said on Sunday Washington was shocked by plans to erect a statue of Balint Homan, who contributed to murderous anti-Semitism…