Tag: United States

US Wants An Investigation Into School Bombings

The United States criticized the “disgraceful shelling” at a U.N. school in Gaza on Sunday and urged Israel to do more to prevent civilian casualties in its war against Hamas militants. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki also called for an investigation into attacks on U.N. schools in densely populated Gaza.   “The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in Rafah sheltering some […]

US Senate blocks Iron Dome funding to Israel

A United States Senate bid to deliver aid to Israel during Operation Protective Edge was blocked by Republicans “over concerns that it would increase the debt,” Politico reported.   The Democrats proposed a $2.7 billion border aid package that included $255 for the Iron Dome missile defense system.   “We’ve all watched as the tiny […]

US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were “no guarantees” the lull in violence would bring an end to the 24-day-old Gaza war. The surprise announcement came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

Emergency Efforts in Africa to Contain Ebola as Toll Rises

As the death toll mounted from the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus, West African leaders quickened the pace of emergency efforts on Thursday, deploying soldiers and authorizing house-to-house searches for infected people in an effort to combat the disease. International efforts to contain the virus also gained momentum and urgency. The World Health Organization […]

Ebola Outbreak ‘Is Above The Control Of The National Government’

“Our government has declared this now as a humanitarian crisis that is above the control of the national government,” Tolbert Nyenswah, Liberia’s assistant minister of health, told CBS News. More than 700 people have died in four western African nations during the largest Ebola outbreak ever, with over 320 known cases in Liberia alone. One American […]

More than 200 illegal immigrant children housed in Indiana

Indiana residents have accepted more than 200 of the unaccompanied Central American children who have recently shown up on the U.S. border — creating confusion among state officials and stoking passions on the immigration issue.   State Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, criticized President Barack Obama’s immigration policies Thursday, and caused a mixup when he sent […]

Thousands take to NY streets to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza

NEW YORK – Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Friday evening to protest Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip and demand an end to the violence that has reportedly killed nearly 850 Palestinians. Police scrambled to corral the demonstrators, which officers estimated numbered between 2,000 and 3,000, as they […]

US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses. Russia’s benchmark MICEX was down 2.9 percent in late afternoon trading Thursday upon news of the sanctions while Russia’s biggest oil company, Rosneft, was nearly 5 […]

Talks with Powers Will be Extended

Iran’s foreign minister suggested on Tuesday that six world powers are leaning towards extending nuclear talks with Tehran beyond a July 20 deadline, Reuters reported. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said “serious differences” remained in nuclear talks with the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. He added, however, that the text of a […]

US Decides Digital Not Protected Fourth Amendment

The government issued the statement in briefs filed last week as a part of an ongoing conversation between the U.S. and Microsoft about what sort of data is protected and where. Ealier this year a New York judge ruled that U.S. search warrants are good on all digital information, even if that data is stored […]