Obama Steps Up Pressure for Renewal of Surveillance Measures
Full Article Voa News
30 May 2015

Cindy Saine CAPITOL HILL— President Barack Obama is stepping up pressure on the U.S. Senate, which appears set for a political showdown Sunday when it meets only hours before some key surveillance powers of the National Security Agency are set to expire. Before both chambers of Congress left for a one-week recess, the House of Representatives...

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Obama Steps Up Pressure for Renewal of Surveillance Measures
photo: AP / Haraz N. Ghanbari

updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
PATRIOT ACT EXPIRING - Obama Turns Up Pressure. "This Needs To Get Done to Keep Americans Safe"
updated 23 May 2015; published 23 May 2015
Senate Will Have 8 Hours To Make An NSA Decision
updated 16 May 2015; published 16 May 2015
Senate faces pressure to pass bill to end NSA spying
updated 13 Feb 2014; published 13 Feb 2014
Republican Senator Paul sues government over NSA spying
updated 04 Sep 2014; published 03 Sep 2014
Obama being pushed to 'a clandestine war on Syria'
updated 11 Aug 2014; published 14 Apr 2013
Government Surveillance Through Your Smartphone
What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term
Full Article Philadelphia Daily News
29 May 2015

ZURICH (AP) - The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over. The prize for the 79-year-old president of soccer's governing body is four more years in office and some big issues ahead. American and Swiss federal investigations, which rocked FIFA this week, could yet creep closer to Blatter's door. Blatter,...

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter kicks a ball during the inauguration of a football stadium in the village Dura Al-Qari' near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
photo: AP / Majdi Mohammed

updated 24 Mar 2015; published 24 Mar 2015
FIFA President Sepp Blatter calls for unity and solidarity ahead of elections
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
Sepp Blatter Wins Re-Election as FIFA President
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
President Sepp Blatter Wins FIFA Election
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
Blatter Appeals For Unity Ahead Of FIFA Election - Fifa: Die Uefa ist kein weißer Ritter
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
FIFA's Sepp Blatter 'is not dancing in his office' over arrests
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
FIFA Justice "Another Body Blow for FIFA, and for Sepp Blatter"
A tale of two deals: Dennis Hastert's 'past misconduct' dwarfs $25bn merger
Full Article The Guardian
29 May 2015

In the span of only three days, the former US House speaker went from the high of a successful tobacco merger to the low of a federal indictment on payouts in an alleged cover-up involving a figure from his past ...

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In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill.
photo: AP / Brian Kersey

updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
'It was Sex': Dennis Hastert Paid Man to Hide Past Misconduct, LA Times Reports
updated 14 Jul 2012; published 23 Mar 2012
Hastert Discusses Republican Efforts to Reclaim House: Video
updated 08 Nov 2013; published 29 Aug 2011
The Contenders - Historian's Roundtable
updated 03 Jun 2013; published 03 Jun 2013
TV9 - Delhi businessmen cheat Tirupati women
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
Secrets of The Dennis Hastert Indictment
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted
US removes Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move
Full Article Yahoo Daily News
29 May 2015

The United States removed Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism on Friday, in a landmark move aimed at paving the way towards normalizing ties frozen for half a century. The decision means Cuba will now have better access to US banking facilities and American aid, and a ban on arms exports and sales is also lifted. It also wipes...

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US President Barack Obama with Cuban President Raul Castro during their meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, Saturday, April 11, 2015.
photo: AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

updated 15 Apr 2015; published 15 Apr 2015
Obama moves to drop Cuba from terror blacklist
updated 10 Apr 2015; published 10 Apr 2015
Kerry holds landmark talks with Cuban counterpart
updated 15 May 2015; published 15 May 2015
US, Cuba to meet in coming weeks on reopening embassies: Minister
updated 01 Mar 2015; published 01 Mar 2015
Cuban locals optimistic about building relationship with US
updated 10 Apr 2015; published 10 Apr 2015
Kerry, Cuban minister see 'progress' in historic talks
updated 12 Apr 2015; published 12 Apr 2015
Obama, Castro shake hands at historic summit
How Merkel and Hollande Are Helping Cameron
Full Article Real Clear Politics
29 May 2015

BERLIN - While British Prime Minister David Cameron is travelling Europe from The Hague to Paris, from Warsaw to Berlin to kick off negotiations on Britain's relationship with the EU, German and French political leaders are working behind the scenes on how to deepen the euro area. In a recently leaked joint letter addressed to European Commission...

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron shake hands after a news conference following a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 29, 2015.
photo: AP / Markus Schreiber

updated 20 Feb 2015; published 20 Feb 2015
Merkel, Hollande want Greece in euro bloc
updated 05 May 2014; published 05 May 2014
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Other Countries' Presidents - François Hollande (HBO)
updated 23 Nov 2012; published 23 Nov 2012
Hollande and Merkel doubt summit will agree EU budget
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
updated 29 Apr 2013; published 29 Apr 2013
Clash of Titans: Franco-German ties crack as Hollande slams Merkel
updated 16 May 2012; published 16 May 2012
Merkel, Hollande hold first ever talks on euro crisis

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Judicial Watch obtained a declassified 2012 anticipating ISIS (the Islamic State - IS) emerging from US support for Al Qaeda and other takfiri terrorists. It predicted what...
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Nick Bryant New York correspondent 27 May 2015 From the section US & Canada comments Jeb Bush has struggled to articulate what he would have done over Iraq On both sides of the...
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Belfast Telegraph
A leading international watchdog has accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of...

Armed vehicles are seen driving as the sun rises over a desert road leading south out of Misrata, Libya, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.
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Battle for control of Libyan city has been going on for a year, in a conflict between former rebel groups who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 ...
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Silk Road Marketplace :  Ross William Ulbricht under the name of "Dread Pirate Roberts
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Ross Ulbricht, 31, who has been sentenced to life in prison. Photo: Reuters The American convicted of masterminding the criminal website Silk Road has been sentenced in court to life in prison over the online enterprise that sold $US200 million...
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Migrants rest inside a sports center after they were rescued by the sea rescue service at the Strait of Gibraltar near the coast of Tarifa
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The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 4,200 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, but also found 17 corpses on several of the rickety boats. Distress calls were made from 22 different boats, many off...
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Chinese health workers, wearing masks, walk past a group of security guards blocking a petitioner outside China's Health Ministry where a joint press conference between Chinese health officials and World Health Organization
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China said on Friday a 44-year-old Korean man had tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), China's first confirmed case, but that it had not found any symptoms in 38 people who had been in close contact with him. Health...
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US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City
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The United States on Friday dropped Cuba from a blacklist designating the communist country as a state sponsor of terrorism in another step toward the resumption of diplomatic links between the two nations after a five-decade standoff. Shortly after...
photo: AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais
One World Trade Center, center, rises above the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 in New York.
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Thousands gathered Friday to take in the New York skyline as the observation deck of the new World Trade Center -- viewed by many as a symbol of the city's resilience -- opened to the public. The gleaming glass tower, constructed on the site...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 28, 2014
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Moscow has issued a blacklist of European Union politicians barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "Russia yesterday handed over a list of people to diverse EU...
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