November 24, 2014

President Obama Vows ‘Justice Will Be Served’ For American Reporters …

President Obama is vowing that “justice will be served” after the U.S. verified the authenticity of a video of freelance reporter Steven Sotloff’s killing. TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will […]

UPDATE 8-Islamic State issues video of beheading of US hostage

* Journalist Sotloff’s family decries ‘horrific tragedy’ * U.S. officials do not yet confirm video’s authenticity * Sotloff was kidnapped in Syria in August 2013 * Group also threatens a man it calls a British hostage (Adds comment from friend of Sotloff and Foley) By William Maclean DUBAI, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The Islamic State […]

Despite dangers, US journalist Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring’s …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff’s travels seemed nonstop. In October 2012, the American reporter was in Benghazi, Libya, covering the aftermath of the deadly raid on the U.S. diplomatic compound there. In December, he was in northern Syria, writing about the lives of […]

Video Purports to Show Beheading of US Journalist Steven Sotloff

American journalist Steven Sotloff. Reuters BAGHDAD—The extremist group Islamic State has posted a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. If verified, it would be the second publicized killing of a captured American journalist by the group since the U.S. began airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq on Aug. 8. […]

Ukraine Cites 15000 Russian Troops and Rebels as Putin Threatens War

Russia stepped up its criticism of the U.S. over Ukraine as President Barack Obama heads to eastern Europe to reassure NATO members of their security. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Ukraine’s allies are stoking the five-month conflict and should back peace talks, even as President Vladimir Putin sought to calm concern over remarks his […]

NATO weighs rapid response force for eastern Europe

WASHINGTON: As Ukrainian leaders warned on Monday of “a great war” with Russia, NATO leaders meeting in Wales this week were expected to endorse their most concrete response yet to increased Russian military intervention in Ukraine: establishing a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe, officials of the alliance said. The new force […]

US carries out counterterrorism strike in Somalia

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British Leader Proposes Seizing Passports of Returning Jihadists

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Hill intelligence leaders urge Obama to form ISIS strategy ahead of NATO summit

  The leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees criticized President Obama on Sunday for failing to decide yet on whether to hit Islamic State targets in Syria and urged him ahead of this week’s key NATO summit to take decisive action before the militant group attacks on U.S. soil. “His foreign policy is […]

Hong Kong Stocks Swing on China PMI, Macau Casino Stocks

Hong Kong stocks swung between gains and losses as weaker-than-expected China manufacturing data fueled stimulus bets and gaming companies led declines after Macau’s casino revenue dropped. The Hang Seng Index (HSI) slid 0.1 percent to 24,719.45 as of 3:17 p.m. in Hong Kong after rising as much as 0.6 percent. The Hang Seng China Enterprises […]