Category Archives: U.S.A.

US ambassador to Thailand being investigated for royal defamation

The US ambassador to Thailand is under investigation for royal defamation over comments he made criticising lengthy jail sentences from the kingdom's lese majeste law, a foreign media group &…

Over 35,000 Britons petition to ban Trump from UK after 'Muslim ban' comments

LONDON (Reuters) – More than 35,000 Britons have signed an online petition to ban U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from the country following his proposal to ban Muslims from…

Carjacker Shot Dead In Dramatic Police Chase

Dashcam footage has been released showing a carjacker speeding the wrong way up a one-way street & firing at police during a dramatic chase. Police in Seattle say Raymond Azevedo stole…

China weighs in with criticism of Trump's Muslim ban comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – China weighed in on Wednesday with its own, albeit indirect, criticism of a proposal by leading U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to ban Muslims from entering…

UAE's Landmark Group dumps Trump products over Muslim ban call

DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai-based Landmark Group, one of the Middle East's largest retail firms, said it was pulling Donald Trump products off its shelves in response to the Republican presidential…

Obama urges tech, law enforcement to address social media used for plots

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is urging Silicon Valley to assist address the threat posed by militant groups by restricting the use of social media for planning & promoting…

One Direction leads the way on Twitter's list of 2015 tweets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Messages of love & gratitude shared by the boy band One Direction topped Twitter's charts this year, eclipsing President Barack Obama's celebration of the U.S. Supreme…

Obama Warns Of 'New Phase' Of Terror Threat

President Obama has warned Americans of a "new phase" of terror threats – days after the deadly shootings in San Bernardino. In a rare address from the Oval Office, he…

Obama tells America Islamic State will be defeated

US President Barack Obama, in a rare primetime speech designed to reassure a jittery nation, vowed that America will destroy the Islamic State group & hunt down its followers at…

Asian stocks markets cheered by US jobs report

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were cheered Monday by a healthy U.S. jobs report that sent the S&P 500 to its biggest gain since early September.