German spy chief thanks Snowden for raising counter-espionage awareness

Jul 22, 2015

German spy chief thanks Snowden for raising counter-espionage awareness

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief said Tuesday that the revelations by Edward Snowden have had at least one positive effect, by raising awareness about the importance of counter-espionage. Hans-Georg Maassen told a gathering of business leaders in the southwestern city of Stuttgart that after the ...

Obama pitches Iran deal to vets, TV host Stewart

Jul 22, 2015

Obama pitches Iran deal to vets, TV host Stewart

President Barack Obama’s campaign to convince Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal led him on Tuesday to a veterans’ convention and “The Daily Show,” where he took jabs at those opposing the agreement. In a back and forth on Comedy Central’s nightly political ...

Obama orders flags lowered to honor Tennessee victims

Jul 22, 2015

Obama orders flags lowered to honor Tennessee victims

President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff until Saturday in honor of five U.S. servicemen who died in a shooting rampage in Tennessee last week. Four Marines and one sailor were killed when 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened ...

U.S., Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after five decades

Jul 20, 2015

U.S., Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after five decades

More than a half century of Cold War and lingering enmity came to an abrupt but quiet end on Monday as the United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations. The new era began with little fanfare when an agreement between the two nations ...

Jul 20, 2015

Obama sends Iran deal to wary Congress; Netanyahu urges rejection

President Barack Obama’s administration sent a nuclear agreement with Tehran to Congress on Sunday and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. lawmakers to reject a deal he said would only feed an “Iranian terror machine.” In a first concrete sign of European determination ...

Jul 19, 2015

Czech Foreign Ministry says five nationals are missing in Lebanon

Five Czechs and their Lebanese driver are missing in Lebanon, a spokeswoman for the Czech Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Lebanese media and a security source had reported earlier Saturday that five Czech nationals were missing after their abandoned vehicle was found near Kefraya in ...