Asian groups file complaint over Harvard's admission practices

May 16, 2015

Asian groups file complaint over Harvard's admission practices

An alliance of Asian-American groups Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for ...

Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence seen more as symbolic  judgment

May 16, 2015

Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence seen more as symbolic judgment

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death Friday. But his execution may not happen for decades — if ever. A lengthy appellate process, an effective moratorium on federal executions and declining support among Americans for capital punishment all suggest that Tsarnaev’s death ...

Boston bomber: an American dream gone awry

| May 16, 2015

Boston bomber: an American dream gone awry

AFP-JIJI Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death on Friday, appeared to be on course for a normal American life before he launched his attack on crowds watching a marathon. Calling himself Jahar, he appeared to be an undisciplined but well-adjusted university ...

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

May 15, 2015

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

Canada’s high court Thursday rejected Ottawa’s bid to treat former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, who was just 15 when he was captured on an Afghan battlefield, as an adult criminal. The government had brought the legal challenge to prevent Khadr’s transfer from a Canadian ...

May 13, 2015

ICC prosecutor wants probe of Islamic State group in Libya

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Tuesday her office wants to investigate alleged crimes by groups claiming allegiance to the Islamic State and other extremist groups in Libya. Fatou Bensouda said in a briefing to the U.N. Security Council and an interview ...

May 10, 2015

Court sentences sons of Egypt's Mubarak to three years in prison

A Cairo court sentenced Egypt’s deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday — a punishment that authorities may deem as having already been served but one which, if it withstands appeal, would officially ...

May 9, 2015

Former U.S. energy employee 'tried to sell nuclear secrets'

A former Department of Energy employee has been indicted after attempting to hack DOE computers to steal and sell nuclear secrets to Iran, China and Venezuela, U.S. officials said Friday. Charles Harvey Eccleston, 62, who also worked at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was snared ...

May 6, 2015

Report: 'Legal firewall' shields Chinese firms from lawsuits

Chinese companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits in America, denying U.S. businesses and investors their day in court, a report from a federal watchdog says. The report published Tuesday by the U.S.-China Economic Security Commission says that Chinese companies operating in the U.S. have ...