Last December, a purported Islamic fighter called Amir Ghrozni posted a cryptic message on a password-protected website connected to al Qaeda. “London, perhaps the punishment is near,” the message said. “Await the glad tidings, as we will never calm down.” Similar threats to the 2012 Olympic Games, which begin in London on July 27, have […]
Failure to issue joint statement marks sharp deterioration in efforts to cool territorial tensions in South China Sea. Days of heated diplomacy at Southeast Asian talks have ended in failure, as deep splits over China prevented the ASEAN grouping from issuing its customary joint statement for the first time. The Philippines lambasted the failure at […]
This week the President signed the MAP-21 Act to extend funding for transportation infrastructure projects and stopped student loan interest rates from doubling. He also urged Congress to cut taxes for the middle class while the White House announced the 2012 Save Award initiative and played host to a Google+ Hangout. […]
A delegation from the Minahasa region of Indonesian spent Monday touring Cecil County and learning about the area’s agriculture, economy and public institutions. The trip was part of an ongoing effort to form a friendship and economic partnership between the two entities. Mie Mie Joe Strickler, a county resident who was born in Indonesia, suggested […]
San Bernardino, hit hard by recession, is third city in the state to go bust this year Investors in the US appear to have shrugged off news that the city of San Bernardino has voted to file for bankruptcy. The city, 80km east of Los Angeles, had already slashed salaries and cut 20 per cent of […]
July 2012: Photo of the Day This post was submitted by The White House / IM.
Millions of consumers and small businesses around the world have been vaguely familiar with Libor, the benchmark rate used by banks to set interest rates for loans. In recent weeks, those borrowers have heard more about Libor — and what they’ve heard is scary. A scandal sparked by the revelation that Barclays (BCS) manipulated Libor […]
It appeared as a faint fleck to scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope to scout out the ex-planet’s neighbourhood. Pluto may have been kicked out of the planet club, but it has gained yet another companion. Scientists announced on Wednesday the discovery of the smallest moon yet around the icy orb, bringing the count of […]
Half a million people were reportedly killed in one of this century’s ‘bloodiest tragedies’. A new report is expected to accuse the Indonesian government of atrocities during its anti-communist purge 50 years ago. An estimated 500,000 people were killed in the violence perpetrated by soldiers and youth groups. Some of the victims and their families […]
As we’ve been talking about President Obama’s plan to make it easier for responsible homeowners to refinance, we’ve heard many different questions about the process. So we’ve set up a special online event with the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan, to answer your questions and go over the issue in detail. This […]
There are some strange things happening with the weather on both sides of the Atlantic. Consider events such as huge wildfires and record-breaking heatwave across the United States, to unprecedented rainfall for many parts of the UK, not to mention the devastating storms that have hit the Black Sea coasts of both Russia and Turkey. […]
President Barack Obama called the family of Josephine “Ann” Harris from Air Force One to express his condolences after Harris died Friday not long after his visit to the Akron, Ohio restaurant she owned. Harris, 70, passed away in the emergency room at Akron General Medical Center at 11:18 a.m. ET, the chief investigator for […]
President Obama began his Independence Day celebrations by hosting a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members in the East Room of the White House. It was the third time the President has hosted this kind of service, and he told the audience, which included the families of the service members who were taking the oath […]
CNN’s Tom Foreman explains why a computer virus will impact Internet connections for millions worldwide. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.
Erin Burnett takes a look at a new invention that’s being hailed as an important step in the field of robotics. This post was submitted by CNN.
U.S. cities celebrated the Fourth of July with a bang. Here’s a look at some firework displays from around the country. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.