Posts tagged as: US

Obama favors mosque near ground zero

Obama favors mosque near ground zero

Breaking his silence on a political tempest that has left the United States divided, President Barack Obama on Friday took a strong stand in favor of building a mosque near the site where Muslim terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Obama framed the issue as one of religious freedom [...]

US unemployment rate stays at 9.5%

US unemployment rate stays at 9.5%

Even if jobs were lost in July, the unemployment rate in the United States is still around 9.5 percent. Last month, some 131,000 jobs have been lost. Many Americans gave up looking for work, data from the Labor Department showed. Meanwhile, credit card purchases are also decreasing. In a consumption-driven economy like the one the [...]

Obama pushes for nuclear-free world (video)

Obama pushes for nuclear-free world (video)

The United States view on nuclear weapons has changed 65 years after it dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II. To prevent what happened in Japan from ever happening again, the Obama Administration is pushing for a nuclear-free world. The US is committed to [...]

US army fails to protect Afghan informers-WikiLeaks founder

US army fails to protect Afghan informers–WikiLeaks founder

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hit out at the US military, saying that it bears the ultimate responsibility for any deaths of Afghan informers in the wake of the publication by his organization of 75,000 leaked files of American army secrets. Amid accusations that publishing the files put people’s lives at risk, Assange and WikiLeaks—the [...]

Robert Gates slams WikiLeaks

Robert Gates slams WikiLeaks

Asserting that the security breach had endangered lives and damaged the ability of others to trust the United States government to protect their secrets, US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Thursday denounced the disclosure this week of 75,000 classified documents about the Afghanistan war by the Web site WikiLeaks. The documents were “a mountain [...]

North Korea threatens to use nuclear weapons

North Korea threatens to use nuclear weapons

If the United States and South Korea go ahead with scheduled naval maneuvers beginning Sunday in the Sea of Japan, North Korea has threatened to use what it calls “nuclear deterrence” against the two nations. North Korea’s army and people will start a “retaliatory sacred war” if the maneuvers are carried out, said the nation’s [...]

Washington increases sanctions against North Korea

Washington increases sanctions against North Korea

The United States will increase sanctions against North Korea to hit its leadership in its pocketbook, said US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. On Wednesday, after emerging from a first-ever session involving Defense Secretary Robert Gates and their South Korean counterparts, Clinton said that the sanctions would be designed to stop Pyongyang from buying [...]

US stands with Afghanistan-Clinton

US stands with Afghanistan–Clinton

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed the US and its allies will stand by Afghanistan even as fears are growing about the course of the nearly nine-year-old war and the Obama administration plans to begin withdrawing American troops from the country next year. Amid the rising death toll of foreign troops [...]