State Department Fact Sheet: New Bureau of Counterterrorism

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson “As the threat from al-Qaida becomes more diffuse, it is in the interest of the United States to forge closer ties with the governments and communities on the front lines and to
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Students Arrested In Bucks County Cell Phone Thefts

Bensalem police (Bucks County) arrested the group of teenagers, who stolen cell phones and reseled them. They were operating inside the halls of Bensalem High School. " Police say they were notified in September by school officials about an unusually high number of thefts inside the school involving cell (more...)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Time to Serve Others

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., who is remembered in the United States on the third Monday of January each year, is perhaps best known as America’s chief spokesman for nonviolent activism as a result of his leadership role in the U.S. civil rights (more...)

Mike McFaul As The Next US Ambassador To Russia

Remarks Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Benjamin Franklin Room " Well, thank you, and welcome to the eighth floor of the State Department, the Ben Franklin Room, to this auspicious occasion, of swearing-in of Mike McFaul as our next ambassador to Russia. This is quite a turnout, Mike. (more...)

NJ Child Sex Abuse Bill Would End Statute Of Limitations

The State of NJ decided in abolishing the state's child sexual abuse statute of limitations regarding civil court actions involving child sexual abuse and other sexual based crimes. Numerous police complaints regarding child sexual abuse have been filed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York City regarding deceased philanthropist pedophile Ed Savitz. Back (more...)

Republican Candidates Face New Hampshire Voters

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer On January 10, voters in the New Hampshire primary became the first Americans to cast secret ballots in the long race for the U.S. presidency. When the votes were counted, Mitt Romney — a former governor of neighboring Massachusetts — had won, with nearly 40% (more...)

U.S. Rescues Iranians Held Hostage by Pirates

By VOA News Staff Writer A U.S. Navy ship has rescued 13 Iranians being held hostage by pirates in the Arabian Sea, days after Iran warned U.S. vessels not to return to the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy announced Friday that it detected the pirates' skiff alongside the Iranian fishing (more...)

Ukraine’s Tymoshenko Is Jailed, Her Husband Won Czech Asylum

Aleksander Tymoshenko, the husband of jailed Ukrainian former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, got the political asylum in the Czech Republic, that was announced by local media reports. Yulia Tymoshenko was jailed for seven years for abuse of power over a gas deal she signed with Russia in 2009. Aleksander Tymoshenko, who (more...)

Obama Announces New Defense Strategy

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. IIP Staff Writer President Obama announced a new defense strategy that emphasizes U.S. strategic interests for a fast-changing world after a decade of war. “Our military will be leaner, but the world must know the United States is going to maintain our military superiority with armed (more...)

Iowa Has Spoken. Does It Matter?

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer On January 3, Iowa voters from 99 counties met at nearly 1,800 caucus sites across the state to discuss who should be the next Republican nominee to the office of U.S. president. Approximately 25 percent chose former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and another 25 percent (more...)

U.S. Elections: 2012 Primary Schedule

The 2012 Republican primary/caucus schedule below is based on the most current information available from state election boards. (President Obama’s nomination by the Democratic Party is not contested.) For those states holding primaries, voters go to polling places and cast their ballots. In caucus states, voters gather (more...)

Mitt Romney About Putin

The former governor of Massachusetts and republican presidential consistent front-runner Mitt Romney said in an interview with Reuters that Vladimir Putin is the bloody Russian KGB person. Romney was sharply critical of the ruler of the Mafia State Russia, who is seemingly set for (more...)

“Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” In Effect Until Jan 1

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood kicked off a nationwide crackdown on drunk driving coinciding with the 2011 winter holiday season,said that the Department of Transportation. "Safety is our focus year round at DOT. But this holiday season, we're stepping up our efforts to get drunk drivesr off our roads and reminding (more...)

New Year’s Day: A Time for Fresh Beginnings

By Jane Morse Staff Writer New Year’s Day in the United States is a time for fresh beginnings, hope for a better future and resolutions to change one’s behavior for the better. Observed January 1, New Year celebrations actually begin the night of December 31 with parties, concerts, fireworks and (more...)

State’s Gordon at Senate Hearing on U.S. Policy in Russia

U.S. Department of State Testimony by Philip H. Gordon,  Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (As Prepared for Delivery) The State of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia: U.S. Policy Options Chairman Shaheen, Ranking Member Barrasso and (more...)