Aug 15, 2015

U.S. welcomes Abe statement; papers critical

The White House welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s statement Friday expressing remorse over the country’s wartime actions, but influential U.S. news outlets criticized Abe for failing to apologize in his own words. “We welcome Prime Minister Abe’s expression of deep remorse for the suffering ...

Republican lawmaker: Possible White House coverup

Oct 10, 2014

Republican lawmaker: Possible White House coverup

A U.S. lawmaker leading a congressional inquiry into the Secret Service raised questions Thursday about a White House volunteer’s possible involvement in a prostitution scandal that rocked the agency two years ago. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee ...

Oct 7, 2014

Iran frees wife of detained Washington Post journalist

Iran has released an Iranian journalist arrested almost three months ago with her husband, the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, U.S. and Iranian officials said Monday. Rezaian, who holds dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship, remains in custody but Yeganeh Salehi was freed on bail last ...

Jul 25, 2014

Washington Post says correspondent probably in Iranian custody

The Washington Post said Thursday that its Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, appeared to have been detained in Iran with his wife and two freelance photojournalists. The daily said it had “credible reports” of the detention, saying it was unclear who detained them or why. ...

Xinhua falls for 'Bezos bought Post by mistake' spoof

Aug 9, 2013

Xinhua falls for 'Bezos bought Post by mistake' spoof

China’s official Xinhua News Agency has reported as true a satirical story that Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post newspaper by accident. The publication on Xinhua’s website came days after it posted a photo gallery of images supposedly showing a woman being ...