November 26, 2014

Cease-Fire Agreement for Eastern Ukraine Is Reached

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Ukraine crisis: NATO, Ukraine optimistic about potential ceasefire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen have expressed cautious optimism about an anticipated ceasefire on Friday between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels fighting in the country’s east. I have “careful optimism,” said Poroshenko, who said Ukraine pays “the highest price every single day” of the conflict with the loss of soldiers and innocent civilians. LIVE: Latest updates […]

Joan Rivers: Comedy queen-turned-fashion critic dies

In this Sunday, July 26, 2009, photo, Joan Rivers greets the audience at the “Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers” in Los Angeles.(Photo: Dan Steinberg, AP) Joan Rivers, the pioneering queen of comedy, who overcame tragedy and disappointment to transform herself in late life into a comic scourge of the red carpet, has died, according […]

Ex-Virginia governor, wife found guilty on corruption charges

Aug. 28, 2014: Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court in Richmond, Va.AP Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were convicted Thursday on a range of corruption charges in connection with gifts and loans they accepted from a wealthy businessman, marking a stunning fall for the onetime rising Republican star.  […]

Kremlin plan fails to calm Ukraine as Nato backs Kiev

NEWPORT, Wales/DONETSK: Ukraine’s president heard words of support from Western leaders at a Nato summit on Thursday, but a Kremlin peace offer failed to halt fighting in the east where dramatic advances by pro-Russian rebels have tipped the balance of power against Kiev. The west believes a rebel advance since last week is the result […]

Justice Department to Announce Civil Rights Probe into Ferguson Police …

The Justice Department is planning to announce a broad civil rights investigation into the enforcement practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, law enforcement sources told ABC News. The sources familiar with the planned probe said it will examine stops and arrests by the department […]

Justice Department To Investigate Ferguson Police Force

The Justice Department will soon announce an investigation into the conduct of police forces in Ferguson, Missouri, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The investigation will be separate from the ongoing federal probe into the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson on Aug. 9. The […]

Sotloff beheading: Biden vows to chase IS to ‘gates of hell’

3 September 2014 Last updated at 21:00 President Obama says the US will not stop until Islamic State militants are brought to justice US Vice President Joe Biden has said the US will follow the Islamic State militants who have killed two US journalists “to the gates of hell”. His comments come after President Barack […]

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 […]