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  • Edward Snowden calls U.S. intelligence 'aggressively criminal'

    WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden, the former U.S. government contractor who leaked secret details of official surveillance programs, pledged Monday to release more information about U.S. intelligence-gathering methods that he described as “nakedly,...
  • A 'New Day' for CNN: Ayem Talker Relies On Trio

    It took "New Day" about 13 minutes to move from the same-old CNN to something a little different. The new CNN ayem program has been billed by none other than the Time Warner cabler's relatively new president, Jeff Zucker, as a program with a...
  • NSA director says agency programs stopped around 50 terror plots

    NSA director says agency programs stopped around 50 terror plots
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the National Security Agency said Tuesday the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide, including one directed at the New York Stock Exchange, in a forceful defense...
  • U.S. says Taliban agrees to Afghanistan peace talks

    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland -- Senior Obama administration officials said Tuesday that the Taliban has agreed to participate in peace talks based in Qatar, a key step forward in the effort to jump-start a political resolution of the war in Afghanistan...
  • G-8 leaders vow to go after global tax cheats

    G-8 leaders vow to go after global tax cheats
    LONDON — With many of their governments strapped for cash, leaders at a summit of rich nations vowed Tuesday to crack down on tax cheats by swapping financial information and exposing companies that set up elaborate structures to hide their profits....
  • Obama welcomes Taliban assent to Afghanistan talks

    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland -- Calling for an “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process,” President Obama expressed cautious optimism about the Taliban’s surprise agreement to negotiate directly with U.S. officials toward ending America&...
  • White House confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria

    The government in Syria has used chemical weapons in that country’s civil war, killing at least 100 to 150 civilians, the White House said Thursday in an announcement that left unclear what the U.S. response would be. Small-scale attacks using...
  • Russia not convinced by U.S. claims of Syrian chemical weapons use

    Russia not convinced by U.S. claims of Syrian chemical weapons use
    MOSCOW – Russia on Friday said it was not persuaded by U.S. assertions that Syria has used chemical weapons in the country’s civil war and called the decision to send arms to some rebel groups unhelpful. Yuri Ushakov, an aide to Russian...
  • The Week Ahead: 'Troubles' site hosts G-8, Obama's 'Yes we scan'

    Northern Ireland venue for G-8 summit showcases recovery from 'the Troubles' Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18 -- Security is always a challenge at the annual Group of 8 summit, and this year host nation Britain has made the task particularly daunting with its...
  • Hollywood Stymied as Europe Sticks With Its Limits on Film and TV

    ANNECY - The more things change, as they say in France... Twenty years after France fought a near-lone battle to preserve limitations on American pop culture, Gaul has done it again. During 13 hours of negotiations at an European Union meeting in...
  • European leaders take on corporate tax avoidance

    European leaders take on corporate tax avoidance
    LONDON -- European leaders gathered in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss how to clamp down on multinational companies that exploit loopholes or set up complex accounting schemes to lower their tax bills. Taking on an issue that has also become...
  • Líder de partido opositor británico critica impuestos de Google

    Los asuntos tributarios de Google Inc serán revisados nuevamente el miércoles en Reino Unido, cuando el líder del opositor partido Laborista acuse a la compañía de internet de hacer "esfuerzos extraordinarios" para evitar pagar impuestos. El líder...