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With Cuba decision, Obama hands Hillary Clinton a gift

WASHINGTON: Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knows a political gift when she sees one. She was quick to embrace the step this week when President Barack Obama, a…

Obama reignites political debate over Cuba

  WASHINGTON: The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore US ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference…

US, Cuba to restore ties after 50 yrs of hostility – Obama, Castro announce historic breakthrough * Prisoners freed

WASHINGTON: The United States and Cuba made a historic breakthrough in their Cold War stand-off Wednesday, moving to revive diplomatic ties and launch measures to ease a five-decade US trade…

Islamic State recruiting broadly, not just fighters – Group pushes to build new society

WASHINGTON: The three teenage girls from Colorado swapped Twitter messages about marriage and religion with recruiters for the Islamic State group, then set out for Syria with passports and thousands…

Mother wants to know if son lynched – FBI probing hanging of black N Carolina teen

RALEIGH: The hanging death of a black teenager in a small North Carolina town will be probed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the agency said on Friday, after his…

Strong storm batters Calif – ‘Pineapple Express’ knocks out power, disrupts flights

SAN FRANCISCO: A major storm pummeled California and the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and high winds on Thursday, killing one man, knocking out power to tens of thousands of…

Cheney: US torture report ‘full of crap’ – Bush ‘knew about CIA torture’

WASHINGTON: President George W Bush was fully aware of and an “integral part” of the CIA’s torture of terror suspects, his vicepresident Dick Cheney said Wednesday.The long-awaited US Senate report…

Black police officers torn between duty and race – US police brutality raises concerns

CALIFORNIA: Jorge “Jinho” Ferreira feels the tension between being black and carrying a badge every day as a sheriff’s deputy in Alameda County, California. “I feel like you have to…

Cheney: US torture report ‘full of crap’ – Bush ‘knew about CIA torture’

  WASHINGTON: President George W Bush was fully aware of and an “integral part” of the CIA’s torture of terror suspects, his vice-president Dick Cheney said Wednesday.The long-awaited US Senate…

Black police officers torn between duty and race – US police brutality raises concerns

CALIFORNIA: Jorge “Jinho” Ferreira feels the tension between being black and carrying a badge every day as a sheriff’s deputy in Alameda County, California. “I feel like you have to…

CIA torture report sparks outrage – Calls for perpetrators to face justice

WASHINGTON: A damning report into the United States’ brutal treatment of war on terror detainees triggered worldwide condemnation yesterday and calls for CIA agents and senior officials to face justice.…

CIA report details ‘brutal’ post-9/11 interrogations – Fears of backlash as US release torture report

WASHINGTON: In a damning indictment of CIA practices, Senate investigators yesterday accused the spy agency of inflicting pain and suffering on Al-Qaeda prisoners far beyond its legal boundaries and then…

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