Electronics

Two Americans freed by North Korea flying to US base – CNN

Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2014

(CNN) — After months in detention, two Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea soon will be back in the United States following a rare visit by a top U.S. official to the reclusive nation and a letter from President Barack Obama. Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, the last two Americans detained in North Korea, were due to arrive at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state about…

Brooklyn’s Loretta Lynch formally introduced as Attorney General nominee by … – New York Daily News

Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2014

Loretta Lynch, as her likely new boss noted Saturday, has a special way about her. “Loretta might be the only lawyer in America who battles mobsters and druglords and terrorists — and still has the reputation for being a people person,” joked President Obama in nominating Lynch for attorney general. Lynch, the popular two-term top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, stood to the President’s left as…

Two Americans freed by North Korea are on their way home – Reuters

Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea freed two Americans from prison and they were returning to the United States on Saturday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official in their release. Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, who had been doing hard labor for months in the reclusive country, were being accompanied home by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, his office said. Their release comes less than…

Marking fall of the Berlin Wall, Mikhail Gorbachev warns the West – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2014

Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday had strong words for the United States  and its allies over growing tension between Moscow and the West, a development he believes has put the world “on the brink of a new Cold War.” Speaking at a symposium in Berlin as part of commemorations marking the 25th-anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the  former Soviet leader said the West’s subsequent policy approach led to…

Obama chooses US prosecutor Lynch to be next attorney general, ahead of … – Fox News

Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2014

President Obama, in nominating New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch on Saturday to be the country’s next attorney general, called her the most qualified public servant for the job. However Lynch will still face a difficult confirmation process in Congress. Republicans have already told the White House that pushing any nominee through Congress while Democrats still have control of the Senate will be difficult and politically damaging. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Republicans…

Hunted Islamic State leader the ‘new Bin Laden’ – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2014

Iraqi military forces take up position at Jurf al-Sakher, south of Baghdad, on Saturday. According to media reports, the town in Babil province was seized by Iraqi government forces along with Shiites militia supported by airstrikes from an international anti-Islamic State coalition.(Photo: Alaa al-Shemaree, EPA) With a $10 million bounty on his head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would seem to have earned the moniker from French newspaper Le Monde as “the…