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Okinawa Governer approves on relocation of U.S. military base
Okinawa Governer approves on relocation ...

Okinawa Governer approves on relocation of U.S. military base

 The governor of Okinawa signed off Friday on the long-awaited relocation of a U.S. military base, a major step toward allowing the U.S. to move forward with plans to consolidate its troops on the southern Japanese islands and move some to Guam. An Okinawa official confirmed that Gov. Hirokazu... read more »

Barack Obama signed bipartisan budget deal and defence authorisation bill
Barack Obama signed bipartisan budget de...

Barack Obama signed bipartisan budget deal and defence authorisation bill

 U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bipartisan budget deal easing spending cuts and a defence authorisation bill that takes a step towards ultimate closure of Guantanamo. Mr. Obama put his signature on the legislation and praised the National Defence Authorization Act that allows... read more »

End of mass surveillance in 'alternative' Christmas message: Snowden
End of mass surveillance in ‘alter...

End of mass surveillance in ‘alternative’ Christmas message: Sn...

London –  NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has reportedly urged an end to mass surveillance in his two-minute Christmas message that was carried on Channel 4 as an alternative to the British Queen’s traditional message. The 30-year old former NSA contractor made a reference to novelist... read more »

Edward Snowden Denies Being a Russian Spy
Mission already accomplished, says Snowd...

Mission already accomplished, says Snowden

 National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said his “mission’s already accomplished” after revealing NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies Mr. Snowden told The Washington Post in an interview published online Monday night that he was satisfied because... read more »

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U.S. will intervene in South Sudan: Obama

U.S. will intervene in South Sudan: Obama

 United States has deployed 46 additional military personnel in South Sudan and may take further military action to support the security of its citizens in the violence-wracked country,... read more »

In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy

Obama says not to negotiate over debt ceiling

Washington – US President Barack Obama Friday said that he would not negotiate with his Republican rivals over raising the federal government’s debt ceiling and the fiscal... read more »

US Secretary of State John Kerry hopeful of Israel-Palestine deal

US sends special envoy to South Sudan

Washington – US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that he has sent a special envoy to South Sudan to help end violence in the country. Kerry said that US Special Envoy for... read more »

Obama nominates Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to China

Obama nominates Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to China

President Barack Obama nominated Senator Max Baucus on Friday as US ambassador to China. “Max Baucus is going to be an outstanding ambassador to China, and I’d like a swift... read more »

Devyani Khobragade gets full diplomatic immunity, on her way to India

US action against Indian diplomat: Classic American double standa...

By Arun Kumar Washington – Is the US decision to arrest and strip search Indian diplomat Devyani Khobrgade on charges of visa fraud, sparking a major diplomatic row with what it calls an... read more »