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US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu

The Obama administration warned Israel in a strikingly public rebuke on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from “even its closest allies” and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pentagon cites ‘dangerous’ Chinese jet intercept

This handout photo provided by the Office of the Defense Secretary (OSD), taken Aug. 19, 2014, shows a Chinese fighter jet that the Obama administration said Friday conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace. AP

The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a “dangerous intercept” of a US Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US hits 7 Ukraine rebels with sanctions

Vyacheslav Ponomarev, right, the self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk speaks to journalists in front of an administrative building seized by pro-Russian militants in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Thursday, May 29, 2014, with a huge Donetsk People's Republic flag in the background. AP

The Obama administration imposed sanctions Friday on several pro-Russian separatist leaders in Ukraine, including self-proclaimed rebel mayors, governors and commanders in chief of cities under siege, for refusing to cede to the central government in Kiev. The sanctions came as U.S. officials renewed accusations that Russia is providing the separatists with tanks and heavy weaponry and as Ukraine’s president announced a unilateral ceasefire that Washington urged Moscow to support.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

How Obama’s power plant emission rules will work

This June 25, 2013 file photo shows President Barack Obama wiping perspiration from his face as he speaks about climate change at Georgetown University in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

The Obama administration on Monday plans to make public the first rules limiting carbon emissions from thousands of power plants.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

This file image provided by IntelCenter on Dec. 8, 2010, shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Bowe Bergdahl, left. Saturday, May 31, 2014, U.S. officials say Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. AP

The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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