Judge says NSA spying likely unconstitutional
A US Federal Judge ruled that the NSA massive collecting of Americans’ phone records is likely unconstitutional.
Fatal air strike hits wedding convoy in Yemen - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
At least 13 killed when a convoy travelling to a wedding in central Yemen was allegedly mistaken for al-Qaeda fighters and hit by a drone.
Iran, the US and Israel
Iran and six world powers reached a deal on Tehran’s Uranium enrichment program. Obama praised the agreement as a first step that “achieves a great deal” in a peaceful way through diplomacy. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considers the deal “a historic mistake” that endangers his country.
John F. Kennedy
This is the final paragraph of the speech JFK intended to deliver at the Dallas Trade Mart on November 22, 1963, the day he was assassinated : “We in this country, in this generation, are – by destiny rather than choice – the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that […]
Kerry says Israeli settlements are "illegitimate"
US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday in Bethlehem that US considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank “illegitimate”. He said nothing about it in his remarks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.
President Obama will stop the NSA spying on allies, the head of US Senate’s Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, said in a statement after the scandal prompted by the news that the US spy agency intercepted German Chancellor’s Angela Merkel cell phone from 2002 along with 34 other world leaders. Too late. With this statement they admit it’s true. The trust is completely broken. The damage done.
Germany and France want talks with the US on spying
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Françoise Hollande are calling for bilateral talks with the US before the end of the year over the spying allegations on its citizens and in the case of Merkel on her own cell phone. The US denied this accusations.
Sharif urges Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged US President Barack Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday.
“I brought up the issue of drones in our meeting, emphasizing the need for an end to such strikes,” said Sharif.
French indignation and spying
French President Hollande called US president Obama over the NSA spying French citizens after Le Monde published a report about that. But the Le Monde also said that the French Government already knew about the US practices and that the French DGSE is doing exactly the same on its own citizens.
Le Monde denounces French Big Brother
Le Monde denounces the existence of a “French Big Brother” independent of the NSA spying on French citizens that caused the summoning of the US ambassador