October 21, 2017

US suspends military aid package to Pakistan

The US says it is withholding $800 million in military aid to Pakistan as both countries struggle to adjust to their new post-Osama Bin Laden era. White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley has told ABC television that Pakistan had "taken some steps that have given us reason to pause on some of the … [Read more...]

China hackers access Google e-mail accounts

Google has announced that a hacking attack originating in China has successfully compromised personal e-mail accounts of hundreds of top US officials, military personnel and journalists. Google says the hacking a campaign to obtain passwords originated in Jinan, China and was aimed at monitoring … [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...]

Donald Trump cranks up presidential bid

Property billionaire Donald Trump is taking advantage of his wealth and endless supply of media friendly quotes to hog the airwaves and give momentum to his possible bid for the White House in 2012. Trump is not fussy who he takes aim at. President Obama is an obvious target but Donald has also … [Read more...]

Obama labels WikiLeaks “deplorable”

US President Barack Obama has called WikiLeaks action in publishing US State Department documents "deplorable" during a phone call to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. The contents of the call were leaked to the media by the White House. As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in custody … [Read more...]

Sarah Palin says she could beat Obama in 2012

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has said she could defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. Mrs Palin told ABC she was "looking at the lay of the land". It is unclear at this stage what the lay of the land is telling her. The 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential candidate got a lot … [Read more...]

Mount Merapi cuts Obama Indonesia trip short

US President Barack Obama is cutting short his visit to Indonesia because of fears that volcanic ash from Mount Merapi might disrupt air travel. Specifically Air Force One air travel. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs earlier told reporters that officials were closely monitoring the ash cloud. … [Read more...]

Republicans win House, Democrats retain Senate

Voters have punished US President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party for failing to spark the American economy into life in the last two years. The Republicans have taken back control of Congress while the Democrats have managed to retain the senate. Conservative Politician John Boehner … [Read more...]

Afghan President Karzai admits funding from Iran

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has admitted receiving cash from Iran in a move that has got the United States nervous about Tehran's intentions in the area. With Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad going on rare foreign visits in the region primarily to thumb his nose at Israel, it signals a … [Read more...]

US State Department issues Europe travel alert

The United States issued a general travel alert for Americans in Europe on Sunday amid concerns that al Qaeda or related groups are planning attacks on civilian targets. The U.S. State Department says "U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt … [Read more...]