Saturday, June 15, 2013
The United States has agreed to share information with the European Union about its huge Internet and phone surveillance program, a senior EU official said Friday.
Fishermen and rescue workers hauled dozens of people out of the sea after a ferry sank in the central Philippines on Friday, but at least two passengers drowned, authorities said.
An explosion at a chemical factory killed at least one person, injured 73 others and sent orange flames and plumes of black smoke billowing into the air in the U.S. state of Louisiana on Thursday.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Thursday that terrorists are already changing their behavior based on information from leaks about classified U.S. data gathering programs, but he offered no details.
A landmark immigration bill survived a major challenge in the Senate on Thursday when its bipartisan “Gang of Eight” sponsors beat back an amendment that would have delayed a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal residents.
A tanker truck carrying tar slammed into a highway toll booth that had been seized by protesting teachers Thursday, killing seven people and injuring 14, authorities in the western state of Michoacan said.
Spain's national police have built up an army of more than half a million followers on Twitter, using them to help swoop on fugitives and get tip-offs on drug dealers in an open dialogue that has helped bring the force closer to the people.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Turkish protesters said on Friday Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan had pledged not to push ahead with plans to redevelop an Istanbul park until a court ruled on the project, in what they heralded as a positive sign after two weeks of protest.
President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, U.S. officials said Thursday, after the White House disclosed that the United States has conclusive evidence President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons against opposition forces trying to overthrow him.
Long before he became known worldwide as the NSA contractor who exposed top-secret U.S. government surveillance programs, Edward Snowden worked for a Japanese anime company run by friends and went by the nicknames “The True HOOHA” and “Phish.”