Tag Archives: State Department

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…

Merkel calls under-funding of refugee agency 'unforgiveable'

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned rich countries on Monday for failing to properly fund the United Nations refugee agency & World Food Programme, calling the lack…

Sainsbury's says worst may not be over for Britain's big four

By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's huge supermarkets may not yet have reached the low point in a crisis brought approximately by the rise of German discounters Aldi &…

Syrians using stolen passports freed on bail in Honduras

Five Syrian men jailed in Honduras for arriving with stolen Greek passports were freed on bail by a judge Tuesday after authorities deemed them migrants & not security risks. The…

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Terror Threat: US Issues Global Travel Alert

The US has issued a worldwide travel alert for its citizens due to "increased terrorist threats". "Current information suggests that ISIL, al Qaeda, Boko Haram & other terrorist groups continue…

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Obama administration assures governors on refugee vetting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is assuring governors that refugees who come to the United States in its resettlement program undergo a "rigorous security vetting process," particularly if they…

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Insight – Sanctions fears choke nascent U.S. trade with Myanmar

By Joel Schectman, David Henry & Timothy Mclaughlin WASHINGTON/NEW YORK/YANGON (Reuters) – Western banks are cutting trade finance in Myanmar after learning that part of the country’s main port is…

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Obama quashes Keystone XL in bid to boost climate leverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global…

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Egypt to attend Syria talks in Vienna on Friday

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will attend international talks on the Syrian conflict taking place in Vienna on Friday, the state news agency said. Russia had asked…