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Obama Cedes Terror Cases to Civilian Law Enforcement

Obama Cedes Terror Cases to Civilian Law Enforcement

From the Wall Street Journal:President Barack Obama issued an order Tuesday giving civilian investigators broad power to handle the cases of U.S. terrorism suspects despite a law passed late last year favoring military custody. The decision is likely to raise
Greece Approves Salary, Pension Cuts Required for New Bailout

Greece Approves Salary, Pension Cuts Required for New Bailout

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greece’s Parliament late on Tuesday approved new cuts in public sector pensions and government spending required to secure a second package of international rescue loans. Lawmakers voted 202-80 in favor of cutbacks worth a total euro3.2

German Lawmakers Approve New Greek Bailout Bill

BERLIN (AP) – The German parliament approved a second, euro130 billion ($173 billion) loan package for Greece on Monday after Chancellor Angela Merkel warned lawmakers that it would be irresponsible to abandon the country to bankruptcy. Although the motion was
European Central Bank: 'No Escape from Tough Austerity Measures'

European Central Bank: 'No Escape from Tough Austerity Measures'

From the Wall Street Journal: FRANKFURT–European Central Bank President Mario Draghi warned beleaguered euro-zone countries that there is no escape from tough austerity measures and that the Continent’s traditional social contract is obsolete, as he waded into an increasingly divisive debate
Israeli Police Clash with Palestinians at 'Dome of the Rock'

Israeli Police Clash with Palestinians at 'Dome of the Rock'

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli police clashed with hundreds of Palestinians throwing rocks after Muslim prayers at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site on Friday. It was not immediately clear what set off the confrontation at the shrine sacred to both Jews
Obama Gives Diplomat Job to Fundraiser, Disaster Ensues

Obama Gives Diplomat Job to Fundraiser, Disaster Ensues

From Foreign Policy Magazine: Candidate Barack Obama promised to end the time-honored American practice of appointing ambassadors who have no experience in foreign policy, but President Obama has completely ignored that promise, appointing fundraisers to dozens of ambassadorships all over
IAEA Admits Iran Visit a Failure

IAEA Admits Iran Visit a Failure

VIENNA (AP)–The U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged renewed failure Wednesday after a trip to probe suspicions of covert Iranian nuclear weapons work, in a statement issued just hours after an Iranian general warned of a pre-emptive strike against any foe threatening

American War Journalist Killed by Syrian Army

LONDON (AP) – Respected American journalist Marie Colvin, who spent decades reporting on conflicts from Sri Lanka to Syria, focusing on the suffering of women and children in wartime, died in a fierce shelling attack Wednesday in Syria.    

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