Tag Archives: White House

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Pakistan arrests suspects in attack that killed 47 Shiites

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior minister on Wednesday announced a breakthrough in the case of last week's Karachi bus attack that killed 47 minority Shiite Muslims, saying police have arrested…

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U.S. reviewing financial, resettlement assistance for Rohingya crisis -State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is prepared to provide financial & resettlement aid in the current Asian crisis involving thousands of "boat people" adrift at sea, a State Department…

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Google backs farm-focused startup as 'AgTech' blooms

Google on Tuesday pumped $15 million into a farming-focused technology startup, the latest in a surge of investment applying Internet innovations to growing food. The funding round led by Google's…

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Obama puts stricter controls on military-style for police

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments…

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Ellis-Bextor reveals love of books

Sophie Ellis-Bextor said her love of books was nurtured by her television presenter mother, who encouraged her "to read hamburgers as well as steaks". The singer & mother of three,…