US embassy marchers in London condemn Ferguson shooting

Hundreds of people have taken part in a demonstration outside the US embassy in London condemning the decision not to charge a police officer with shooting Missouri teenager Michael Brown. Protesters observed a minute’s silence before marching down Oxford Street and making their way to Parliament Square. They were joined by Carole Duggan, whose nephew […]

Protesters flood streets across U.S. over racial injustice

The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson, Missouri, have ignited a firestorm of protests across the country. But the national furor isn’t just about one grand jury’s decision on one shooting case. To many protesters, the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown — and the lack of an indictment for the officer who […]

Biden raises possibility of direct U.S.-Iran talks

The United States is ready to hold direct talks with Iran if it is serious about negotiations, Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday, backing bilateral contacts that many see as crucial to easing an international dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Biden said Iran – which says it […]

Here’s what to expect when Hurricane Sandy hits

Early Monday morning, Hurricane Sandy was lurking offshore like a heavyweight boxer winding up a wallop of a punch. Delmarva — which gets its name from the three states that occupy parts of it: Delaware, Maryland and Virginia — was just one of many population centers along the East Coast

Sandy forces Airlines to cancel flights, move planes

As Hurricane Sandy made its leisurely but threatening trip up the East Coast, airlines canceled thousands of flights, moved planes to safer ground and began offering refunds to stranded travelers. By Sunday evening, more than 6,800 flights scheduled for Sunday and Monday had been canceled, according to travel monitoring site FlightAware.com.

Hurricane Sandy shuts down U.S. stock markets

Hurricane Sandy has shut down U.S. stock markets Monday – and perhaps longer. Sunday night, as the dangerous storm took aim at the heart of the USA’s financial district, both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq stock market said they will not open for trading Monday due to Hurricane Sandy.

U.S. military task force in Jordan to help with crisis in Syria

The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into […]

Iran Closer to Weapons-Grade Fuel, Experts

Iran has advanced its nuclear program to where it will be able to produce weapons-grade fuel in two to four months, nuclear experts and former United Nations inspectors said. The new assessments feed growing alarm in the U.S., Europe and Israel that efforts to deny Tehran a nuclear-weapons capability could be rendered futile by as […]