U.S. sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

Aug 11, 2014

U.S. sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday. Previously, the U.S. had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government in Baghdad, but ...

Aug 8, 2014

A war is not inconceivable

by William Pfaff

Washington's demonization of Vladimir Putin has been so successful in the press, and it has been so secret about the American role in Kiev, that it has left the U.S. and EU public convinced that the Ukraine crisis has been the result of ...

After three decades, remains of Jonestown bodies found

Aug 8, 2014

After three decades, remains of Jonestown bodies found

More than 35 years after the infamous suicide-murder of some 900 people — many forced to drink a cyanide-laced grape drink — in Jonestown, Guyana, the cremated remains of nine victims were found in a dilapidated former funeral home in the U.S., officials said ...

U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

Aug 8, 2014

U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

A jury convicted a man of second-degree murder and manslaughter Thursday after he shot an unarmed young woman on his porch last year after she pounded on his door. It rejected his claim that he was afraid for his life and had acted in ...

Aug 8, 2014

China loses appeal of WTO ruling on rare earth exports

China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China’s restrictions on exports of rare earths, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday. “China has not ...

Aug 6, 2014

Seven major Japanese automakers log profit growth

Seven major Japanese automakers enjoyed year-on-year growth in consolidated operating profit for April-June. Brisk vehicle sales in the United States and Europe more than offset a slump in Japan as well as Thailand and some other emerging economies. Of them, Toyota Motor Co., Suzuki ...

Aug 1, 2014

Deadly geopolitical games

by Brahma Chellaney

The destabilization of Ukraine, Syria and Libya is a result of the geopolitical games that big powers continue to play when they target specific regimes. This destabilization in turn contributes to the rise of dangerous extremists and terrorists.