U.S. seeks North Korean amnesty for American jailed for 15 years

U.S. seeks North Korean amnesty for American jailed for 15 years

By Paul Eckert May 2,2013 (Reuters) – North Korea sentenced an American citizen to 15 years of hard labor on Thursday for crimes against the state, prompting a U.S. call for his amnesty in hopes of avoiding him becoming a bargaining chip between the two countries. Kenneth Bae, 44, was born in South Korea but […]

Obama signals won’t rush to act against Syria over chemical arms

Obama signals won’t rush to act against Syria over chemical arms

April 30,2013 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama cautioned against a rush to judgment on whether Syria used chemical weapons against its own people on Tuesday in a sign he is going to take a deliberate approach to a problem that could lead to U.S. military action. At a White House news conference, Obama said there […]

US says Syrian use of chemical weapons likely

US says Syrian use of chemical weapons likely

White House says spy agencies believe Damascus has used sarin gas on a “small scale” but further evidence is required. April 25,2013 (Aljazeera) The White House has said that Syria has likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces on a “small scale,” but emphasised US intelligence services were still not 100 percent sure. Thursday’s announcement comes […]

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