December 17, 2018

Iran sends Monkey to Space and back – US not so sure

The United States has expressed doubt about Iran's claim that it safely returned a monkey from space, saying it is questionable that the monkey survived - or if the flight happened at all. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said a lot of questions remained "about whether the monkey that … [Read more...]

Obama v Romney Debate

The US Presidential election - Romney v Obama. A choice between Barack Obama - a guy that said all the right things but didn't always put the words into action. Or Mitt Romney. Yes America forgets very quickly what having a right winger in the White House means for the average citizen. Out here … [Read more...]

John McCain accuses GOP nomination hopefuls of “isolationism”

Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, has accused the contenders for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination of "isolationism." "We cannot repeat the lessons of the 1930s, when the United States of America stood by while bad things happened in the world," McCain said in … [Read more...]

Bernanke warns US may “renege on payments”

Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the US Federal Reserve has spoken out about his concerns about the future of the United States international credit rating. He has warned that if the borrowing limit is not raised, then the US might lose its AAA credit rating. Congress has been arguing whether or not … [Read more...]

Donald Trump ditches White House bid

Billionaire real estate magnate and television personality Donald Trump says his unofficial campaign for the White House in 2012 is over. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Mike Huckabee's withdrawl on the weekend. Of course neither candidate has been influenced in the slightest by … [Read more...]

Obama rules out releasing Bin Laden death photos

President Barack Obama has decided that the holiday photos of SEAL Team Six's trip to Pakistan, that included the assassination of Osama Bin Laden should not be released. The debate has raged for days, with US officials feeling under pressure to provide tangible evidence that Bin Laden was … [Read more...]

Barack Obama announces re-election bid for 2012

US President Barack Obama has announced he will stand for re-election in the 2012 presidential elections. Mr Obama's campaign team released a video on his website today and sent an e-mail to supporters announcing his plans. In his e-mail, Mr Obama said the campaign would start small and grow … [Read more...]

Bahrain declares state of emergency

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain has asked the head of the military to guarantee security across the country, after declaring a three-month state of emergency, following weeks of pro-democracy demonstrations. The state of emergency comes a day after troops from neighbouring Gulf States … [Read more...]

Bradley Manning facing death penalty over WikiLeaks charges

The US Army has brought 22 new charges against Private Bradley Manning, a former intelligence analyst accused of leaking thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. One of the charges - 'aiding the enemy' carries the death sentence. But prosecutors would not say who … [Read more...]

Libya leader Gaddafi claims “all my people love me”

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has claimed that "all my people love me" and still continues to deny there are protests going on in Tripoli. In the interview with the BBC, Gaddafi says he felt "betrayed by the world leaders who had urged him to quit." His people he said "would die to … [Read more...]

Donald Trump thinking of running for President

Billionaire Donald Trump says he is seriously thinking about running for president of the United States of America and will make a final decision by June. The Apprentice star was putting in an appearance on Piers Morgan's show on CNN and obviously felt he had to say something to stir up … [Read more...]

North Korea threatens ‘sacred war’ with the South

North Korea armed forces minister Kim Yong-chun says North Korea is ready for a "sacred war of justice" against South Korea using a nuclear deterrent. South Korea is holding live fire exercises near it's border with the north. The drills are one of the largest in South Korea's history, and come … [Read more...]

Condoleezza Rice admits mistakes after Iraq invasion

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice thinks mistakes were made in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq. Rice acknowledged a failure to focus rebuilding efforts throughout the country and attributed the problem to a lack of understanding. "I think we put too much emphasis on Baghdad and … [Read more...]