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Chinese agency downgrades US credit rating

Chinese agency downgrades US credit rating

17 October 2013 AFP – A Chinese ratings agency downgraded its US sovereign credit rating Thursday despite Washington’s resolution of the debt ceiling deadlock, warning that fundamentals for a potential default remained “unchanged”. Dagong lowered its ratings for US local and foreign currency credit from A to A-, maintaining a negative outlook, the agency said…Continue Reading

Rocket trajectory links Syrian military to attack

Rocket trajectory links Syrian military to attack

Sep 18, 9:08 PM EDT | By ZEINA KARAM and EDITH M. LEDERER | Associated Press BEIRUT     (AP) — The trajectory of the rockets that delivered the nerve agent sarin in last month’s deadly attack is among the key evidence linking elite Syrian troops based in the mountains overlooking Damascus to the strike that killed hundreds…Continue Reading

Kerry, Hague discuss Syria (0:59) (video)

Kerry, Hague discuss Syria (0:59) (video)

Reuters | Sept. 9 US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a news conference with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague on the situation in Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).  ( Transcript ) US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters Monday in London during a news conference with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague…Continue Reading

Iran Plots Revenge, U.S. Says

Iran Plots Revenge, U.S. Says

Officials Say Intercepted Message to Militants Orders Reprisals in Iraq if Syria Hit By JULIAN E. BARNES and ADAM ENTOUS WASHINGTON—The U.S. has intercepted an order from Iran to militants in Iraq to  attack the U.S. Embassy and other American interests in Baghdad in the event of a strike on Syria, officials said, amid an expanding…Continue Reading

Nuclear Doomsday is Coming Today. You’ll Want to See This.

Nuclear Doomsday is Coming Today. You’ll Want to See This.

By Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire | July 18, 2013 |  4:02 p.m. WASHINGTON — It’s Thursday, July 18, and nuclear Armageddon is upon us. Or at least you might be excused for thinking so when you glimpse on your colleague’s computer monitor a compelling simulation of a mushroom cloud rising over your home town.…Continue Reading

Law requires Obama administration to cut off Egyptian aid

Law requires Obama administration to cut off Egyptian aid

The Daily Caller | July 5, 2013 The $1.5 billion in U.S. foreign aid slated for  Egypt next year is in jeopardy after the Egyptian army deposed democratically  elected President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday. Section 508 of the decades-old Foreign  Assistance Act stipulates that “none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made  available pursuant to…Continue Reading

Snowden applies for asylum in Russia: immigration source

Snowden applies for asylum in Russia: immigration source

MOSCOW | Mon Jul 1, 2013 12:36pm EDT MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, a Russian immigration source close to the matter said on Monday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a Wikileaks activist who is traveling with Snowden handed his application…Continue Reading