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Monday, October 19th 2015 - 10:02 UTC

US imposes new curbs on Arctic waters oil and gas exploration

In light of Shell's announcement “it does not make sense to prepare for lease sales in the Arctic in the next year and a half,” said Interior Secretary Jewell

The US government has announced new curbs on oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska's northern coast. It comes after oil giant Royal Dutch Shell last month stopped its Arctic activity citing “disappointing” tests.

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 05:44 UTC

Michelle Obama christens USS Illinois, 13th Virginia Class submarine

“We are honored to have the First Lady Michelle Obama as our sponsor,” said Electric Boat President Jeffrey Geiger.

USS Illinois (SSN 786), the 13th submarine of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia Class, was christened Saturday at builder General Dynamics Electric Boat’s Groton shipyard.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 06:11 UTC

The Pope’s Subversive Message

The central theme of Francis’ visit was a call for unity. He urged us “to dialogue together, to shorten the distance between us, to strengthen our bonds of brotherhood.”

The following piece by Arthur C. Brooks (*) was published in The New York Times opinion page. It is a strong view on Francis's visit significance for US Catholicism.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 08:37 UTC

Argentine Jewish community asks Washington to reveal whereabouts of former spymaster

Allegedly AMIA delegates hand-delivered a letter to US Ambassador Mamet, asking that Washington turn over information relating to  “Jaime” Stiuso

The Argentine Jewish community has requested that the United States reveal the whereabouts of their country’s former spymaster – who reportedly fled to Miami in February following the shooting death of a prosecutor investigating the 1994 car bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and injured hundreds.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 07:29 UTC

US jobs created in September sharply lower than expected; fears global slow-down is hitting America

The figure was far lower than the 205,000 increase forecast by economists. The number of jobs in July and August were revised down by a combined 59,000.

The US economy added just 142,000 jobs in September, lowering the chance of an interest rate rise this year. The figure was far lower than the 205,000 increase forecast by economists. The number of jobs created in July and August were revised down by a combined 59,000.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 07:17 UTC

Umpqua killer: interest in high-profile shootings, angry at not having a girlfriend and bitter at the world

Harper-Mercer described himself as “Not Religious, but Spiritual,” and belonged to a group called “Doesn’t Like Organized Religion.”

Christopher Harper-Mercer was withdrawn and quiet as he grew up in southern California, spending most of his time indoors at his mother’s apartment and deflecting neighbors when they asked him how he was doing, or why he always wore the same outfit of combat boots and green Army pants. But there was one subject that got him to open up: guns.

Friday, October 2nd 2015 - 06:34 UTC

Frustrated Obama challenges voters to support changes in gun laws

Obama, with some anger in his voice, said the US has become numb to such shootings and the response has become routine.

A visibly frustrated President Barack Obama said on Thursday that thoughts and prayers are no longer enough as Americans respond to another deadly school shooting, and he challenged voters wanting to deal with the problem to vote for elected officials who will do something.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

Obama and Castro renew calls for an end to US trade embargo against Cuba

The leaders shook hands before the start of their second meeting, after an historic encounter in April at the Summit of the Americas in Panama.

President Barack Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on Tuesday at the United Nations and renewed calls for an end to the US trade embargo against Havana.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 06:54 UTC

Argentina furious with Washington over top-spy 'hiding' in the US

Cristina Fernandez dedicated much of her speech to the UN General Assembly to talk about the spy-case and lack of cooperation from the US

Argentina and the US are on collision course following president Cristina Fernandez complaint of lack of cooperation from Washington, in helping locate a former Argentine spy, head of special operations, who apparently is hiding 'or being protected' in the US, and has been summoned by prosecutors in Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 07:37 UTC

Boehner calls hard-line conservatives 'false prophets' and pledges funds for Planned Parenthood

Boehner said claimed ultra conservatives “whip people into a frenzy believing they can accomplish things they know, they know are never going to happen.”

Blasting hard-line conservatives as “false prophets,” US House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said Congress will avoid a government shutdown this week and he will push through as much unfinished legislation as possible before leaving at the end of October.


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