Posts Tagged ‘US’

First US woman in space dies at 61

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Comments off

Photo: EPA

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, has died. She was 61.

NASA confirmed her death Monday afternoon and President Barack Obama called her a national hero, the AP reports from Washington. Her office in San Diego said she died of pancreatic cancer. Read more…

US flags lowered over Denver shooting – VOR

Saturday, July 21, 2012 Comments off

Jul 21, 2012

US President Barack Obama on Friday ordered the American flag flown at half-mast over the White House and all public buildings and grounds, as well as embassies and military bases overseas and naval vessels, to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Read more…

Obama ends young migrant deportations

Saturday, June 16, 2012 Comments off



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US President Barack Obama has announced an immediate end to the deportation of illegal immigrants who came to the US as children, describing the move as “the right thing to do”. Read more…

Somalia spoilers warned of sanctions

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Comments off

By CAROLINE WAFULA (Nation, Kenya)

The US has repeated its threat to impose sanctions on anyone who undermines political change in Somalia.

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson said the US would issue travel sanctions and asset freeze orders on those who impede the political process to ongoing peace plans. Read more…

Once again on the First Amendment

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Comments off

Volkhonsky Boris 

A U.S. college student has been suspended for his support of Breivik
Kevin Forts, a 22-year-old senior at a Catholic college in Worcester, Massachusetts, has publicly expressed his support for the infamous Norwegian terrorist and mass murderer Anders Breivik. Read more…

30 die in 80 US tornadoes

Saturday, March 3, 2012 Comments off

Some 30 people have died in a series of more than 80 tornadoes that hit several US states on Friday.
The worst-hit was Indiana, where the city of Marysville was almost razed to the ground. The local authorities claim that 15 people have died. 12 other people died in a Kentucky tornado. Read more…

Tornado destroys city in southern U.S.

Saturday, March 3, 2012 Comments off

A tornado has virtually obliterated the town of Marysville, Indiana, in the southern U.S., reports American media, with reference to local authorities. In addition to Indiana, the elements targeted Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Ohio. There have been no reports of deaths or injuries. Read more…

CUBA:US would be better off with robot President – Castro

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Comments off


Fidel Castro. Photo: EPA  

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro said Monday that a “robot” would be better in the White House than President Barack Obama – or any of the Republicans candidates in the 2012 election race, AFP reports from Havana. Read more…

Syria blames US for meddling in Arab League’s affairs

Thursday, January 5, 2012 Comments off

The US is rudely interfering in internal affairs of the Arab League which deployed its observer mission on Syria, Jihad Maqdisi, a spokesman for the Syrian Foreign Ministry, said on Wednesday. Read more…

U.S. offers more aid to Horn of Africa

Friday, December 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Thursday an additional 113 million U.S. dollars in emergency relief assistance for the Horn of Africa buffeted by famine. Read more…