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​North Korea offers US joint investigation of Sony cyberattack
North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the United States into the hack attack against Sony Pictures, according to the state news agency, KCNA.

20.12.2014 10:14

US ponders placing North Korea back on terror blacklist
The White House is considering relisting North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism after the FBI formally accused Pyongyang of masterminding the colossal computer hacking on the Sony Pictures Entertainment.

20.12.2014 06:00

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ - Greenwald
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

20.12.2014 02:21

IDF strikes Gaza in retaliation to rocket fire
The Israeli Defense Forces have launched an attack on Gaza allegedly striking a weapons cache near Khan Yunis in retaliation to a rocket fired from Gaza earlier in the day.

19.12.2014 23:06

Obama authorizes ‘economic embargo’ on Russia’s Crimea
US President Barack Obama has authorized sanctions against individuals and entities operating in Russia’s Crimean peninsula, according to the White House statement.

19.12.2014 21:26

Russia’s military doctrine remains ‘solely defensive’ – Putin
Russia is going to maintain its security “consistently and rigorously,” President Vladimir Putin has said. And despite NATO’s military buildup close to Russian borders, the national military doctrine will remain solely defensive, he said.

19.12.2014 14:56

​Abortion debate in Ireland re-ignited as clinically dead pregnant woman kept on life support
Irish health authorities sought legal counsel Thursday night about whether a clinically dead pregnant woman, who had suffered catastrophic brain damage, should be kept on a life support machine to save her unborn baby.

19.12.2014 12:58

Farage defends UKIP activist’s racist, homophobic comments
Once again, UKIP leader Nigel Farage is unable to make it through a week without a slip of the tongue landing him in an unfortunate media quagmire. This time he has been attacked for defending a former party activist’s racist and homophobic slurs.

19.12.2014 15:52

IRS: Americans should expect delays in tax refunds this year
Budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service will likely delay tax refunds, hinder taxpayers services, and hamper enforcement efforts, according to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

19.12.2014 15:57

3,000 migrants a month caught attempting to enter UK - govt
The number of illegal immigrants prevented from entering Britain has doubled over the last year to around 3,000 every month, Home Office data reveals. In the first four months of this year alone, 11,920 were stopped at Calais and British ports.

19.12.2014 12:12

Stratfor founder: ‘US fears a resurgent Russia’
Washington “fears” a resurgent Russia, which harps back to the Cold War says George Friedman, the CEO and founder of forecasters Stratfor. He also believes the US started to meddle in Ukraine in retaliation for Russia outfoxing Obama over Syria.

19.12.2014 14:34

Affairs of state? Tony Blair ‘breaks into sweat’ over alleged relationship with Murdoch’s wife
Tony Blair says he will “never” discuss the true nature of his relationship with Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife, Wendi Deng. The media mogul filed for divorce in June 2013 amid speculation the former prime minister had been having an affair.

19.12.2014 12:30