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Iran shrugs off envoy’s US visa ban, calls for UN intervention
Tehran on Saturday sidestepped Washington’s refusal to grant a visa to Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations, headquartered in New York, saying it would consult directly with the world body on the matter.

12.04.2014 12:33

Obama administration wins Jefferson Muzzle award for restricting free press
The United States Department of Justice and the White House Press Office are this year’s top winners of a dubious award extended to those considered to be “responsible for some of the more egregious or ridiculous affronts to First Amendment principles.”

10.04.2014 16:40

Internet giants to government: We can spy on customers’ data, you shouldn’t
Silicon Valley has been largely speaking out as of late against the United States government’s controversial surveillance programs, but some say the nation’s top cyber firms are scared that their own abilities to collect info could soon be eroded.

10.04.2014 14:23

Austerity terrorism: From Kiev to NYC
Two recent events – violence on the floor of the Ukrainian parliament and the launch of a criminal trial for an Occupy Wall Street activist – are both an example of a rising trend in global politics: austerity terrorism.

09.04.2014 13:26

Nuke talks collapsing as US opposes Iran’s pick for UN envoy
Washington and Tehran are again at odds after the United States Senate voted this week to ban the Iranian diplomat nominated to serve as his country’s ambassador to the United Nations from entering the US.

08.04.2014 19:21

US Defense Secretary seeks to convince Chinese of American integrity in cyber-space
The US Defense Secretary is in China building bridges following the recent scandal of the NSA staging cyber-attacks against the Chinese government and business. Beijing expects Washington to set an example of ‘intelligence restraint’ in cyber space.

07.04.2014 05:25

Telecoms could be forced to collect even more metadata under Obama’s NSA overhaul
An effort from the White House to revamp the rules that govern how the National Security Agency goes about getting telephone data may actually force service providers to start logging more records that they do now, a new report suggests.

04.04.2014 14:28

CIA torture tactics to get public airing
Following fierce debate, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to release a report that provides a shocking glimpse at the CIA’s use of torture, methods that failed to produce the desired results in the war on terror.

04.04.2014 12:26

​Obama in Saudi Arabia: Will Riyadh really go it alone?
Saudi officials are highly displeased over Washington’s overtures to Iran and reluctance to strike Syria and have threatened to break away from the US sphere, but the monarchy may still see an oil-for-security partnership with the US as the safest policy.

31.03.2014 00:47

​Obama ignores Saudi human rights record in meeting with King Abdullah
Despite mounting concern over human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia, the subject was not introduced in a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah on Friday, according to a US official.

29.03.2014 11:46

​Ex-wife of Saudi King asks Obama to help ‘save captive daughters’
Alanoud AlFayez, a former wife of Saudi ruler King Abdullah who fled to London after their divorce has asked Barack Obama, who is in Riyadh, to help release her daughters. The four women claim they are being kept under house arrest.

28.03.2014 19:54

Xi Jinping's fears and liberal anti-China crusades
In his meeting with Barack Obama, Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged the US president to respect China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Xi Jinping's concerns are justified.

28.03.2014 09:51

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