Crisis

Cyberwar speeds up: US blames Iran for renewed attacks on American banks

Cyberwar speeds up: US blames Iran for renewed attacks on American banks

Iranian hackers intent on disrupting the United States’ financial sector are once again on the attack, this time with US officials claiming America’s biggest banks have been hit as a cyberwar against the country’s Middle East adversary intensifies. Capital One Financial Corp. and BB&T Corp. are two of the latest targets in a renewed assault […]

Moscow court postpones hearing of Pussy Riot appeal

Moscow court postpones hearing of Pussy Riot appeal

A Moscow court postponed the hearing on the Pussy Riot sentence appeal until October 10, allowing band member Ekaterina Samutsevich to recuse her attorney and hire another one. Read the full story on Monday’s hearing here.­ The three women – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Ekaterina Samutsevich – are expected to attend the hearing, which will […]

White House knew Benghazi attack was a terrorist act from day one

White House knew Benghazi attack was a terrorist act from day one

From day one, the Obama administration was aware that the September 11 assault on the US consulate in Benghazi was a pre-planned terrorist attack, despite offering up conflicting explanations in the weeks since. Unnamed officials confirm to Fox News that the White House knew that al-Qaeda-linked terrorists were behind the murder of four Americans in […]

‘Democracy kidnapped!’ Madrid police fire rubber bullets as thousands surround Spanish Congress

‘Democracy kidnapped!’ Madrid police fire rubber bullets as thousands surround Spanish Congress

Madrid riot police have cleared Plaza de Neptune of protesters, with about 200 officers securing the surrounding blocks. At least 60 people have been injured and 26 arrested as police used batons and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. Local emergency services have confirmed that at least 60 people, including eight policemen, were injured in […]

Jailhouse Rock: Arizona prison under lockdown after 200 inmates brawl

Jailhouse Rock: Arizona prison under lockdown after 200 inmates brawl

An Arizona state prison is on lockdown after a fight broke out among 200 inmates, causing several prisoner hospitalizations and injuring a staff member’s ribcage. The fight broke out around 5:30 p.m. in the Santa Rita Unit yard of the Arizona State Prison Complex-Tucson. It took prison security 30 minutes to contain the fight. One […]

James Murdoch to take the helms of Fox?

James Murdoch to take the helms of Fox?

British broadcasting regulators had harsh words for News Corp’s James Murdoch this week, but the son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch is nevertheless expected to soon oversee the operations of the Fox Networks Group. Only hours after the UK’s Office of Communications (Ofcom) essentially decided James Murdoch failed with his handling of the phone-hacking […]

‘The Queen is Nude’: Berlusconi’s rag to publish topless pics of Princess Kate

‘The Queen is Nude’: Berlusconi’s rag to publish topless pics of Princess Kate

Chi, an Italian gossip magazine owned by former PM Silvio Berlusconi, will publish topless photos of Princess Kate, wife of British Prince William. The cover was unveiled in Italian newspapers and TV with the teaser headline, “The Queen is Nude.” Chi magazine, which has an estimated weekly circulation of 340,000, announced it plans to publish […]

Growing gulf: Iran deploys Russian made sub as tensions rise

Growing gulf: Iran deploys Russian made sub as tensions rise

Days after the US and 30 other nations began naval exercises in the Persian Gulf; Tehran has announced it is sending a Russian submarine to bolster its forces in the area. The Taregh-1, one of three Russian built Kilo class submarines, was sent to the southern port of Bandar Abbas, after completing a refit earlier […]