NBC News Fires Lauer Over Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

The U.S. television network NBC has fired its leading morning news anchor, Matt Lauer, after receiving a complaint against him describing sexual misconduct. "On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the
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Media Support Outside of Russia

The U.S. Embassy is disturbed by the latest Russian effort to decrease space for independent and free media in this country. On Friday, media network Voice of America’s parent organization, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), announced that Russian authorities have decided to cut off the only remaining radio transmissions (more...)

Kerry Warns Russia to Stop Separatist Actions in Eastern Ukraine

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia to end its separatist actions in eastern Ukraine or face tough new economic sanctions. In congressional testimony, Kerry said the United States and its allies are willing to impose severe new sanctions on Russia against key (more...)

Hague Declaration in Support of Ukraine’s Sovereignty

The Hague, The Netherlands 1. We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission met in The Hague to reaffirm our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and (more...)

NATO Secretary-General in Washington to Discuss Ukraine, Summit

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (right) welcomes NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the Pentagon on March 18. The crisis in Ukraine and preparations for this September’s NATO summit in Wales were on the agenda, NATO said in a March 19 press release. Hagel hosted a working dinner (more...)

Obama’s National Address on Why Syria Matters

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk to you about Syria -- why it matters, and where we go from here. Over the past two years, what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has turned into a brutal civil war. (more...)

Global Norms Demand Response to Chemical Weapons Use

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The United States has a national security stake in defending international prohibitions on the use of chemical weapons. Syria’s apparent “flagrant violation” of that standard demands a response, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney. President Obama is now engaged in deciding what that response (more...)

Antiques Dealer Pleads Guilty to Rhino Horn, Ivory Smuggling

A New York antiques dealer pleaded guilty August 7 in federal court in New York City to a conspiracy to smuggle Asian artifacts made from rhinoceros horns and ivory in violation of wildlife trafficking laws. Qiang Wang, also known as Jeffrey Wang, was arrested in February as part (more...)

You Can’t Have 100% Security And Also Then Have 100% privacy

According to Guardian, "The National Security Agency had been collecting records under a court order from millions of Verizon customers in the U.S. Defenders of the program tried to ease the furor by assuring the public this is "nothing new" -- and in fact has been going (more...)

Occupy Philly:Health And Safety

At a noon news conference, Mayor Michael A. Nutter raised a series of public health and public safety concerns regarding the Occupy Philly site on Dilworth Plaza. The Mayor said that the Occupy Philly contingent has noticeably changed since its arrival in early October and has refused to establish regular (more...)


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