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US says no plan to raise terror alert level after British move

The White House. AFP FILE PHOTO

The White House said Friday that it had no plans to raise terror alert levels in the United States, despite Britain’s decision to raise its threat level to “severe.”

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AP source: Obama backs surveillance over Syria


President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a senior administration official said late Monday, a move that could pave the way for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Toddler breaches White House security, gets timeout

A little boy leans over to kiss President Barack Obama during the Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in this  June 2012 photo. White House Photo

A young boy visiting the US capital on Thursday caused a commotion at the White House when he squeezed through the fence surrounding the presidential mansion.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US Congress backs Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense

President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

The U.S. Congress on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to support Israel’s missile defense system, with House of Representatives approval coming just before lawmakers began a five-week summer break.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

White House: UN school shelling by Israel ‘indefensible’

Wafa, 3, sits on the shoulders of her father Mahmoud Abuarqoub, a Palestinian American from Baltimore, Md., as demonstrators hold a vigil for the victims of the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza in front of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

The White House says there is little doubt Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza and is describing the shelling as “totally unacceptable and totally indefensible.”

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