Electronics

Taliban Suicide Bomber Hits Kabul Police Headquarters – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2014

ENLARGE KABUL—A Taliban suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside Kabul police headquarters Sunday, a potential blow to the confidence of Afghan security forces just over a month after a new president took office. The attack, which took place at around 9 a.m. local time, was a major security breach in one of Kabul’s most heavily guarded neighborhoods. Wearing civilian clothing and carrying a sheaf of files, the attacker managed…

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…

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘hit in air strike’ – The Australian

Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2014

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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…