Tag Archives: Tamerlan Tsarnaev

News from North America, Thursday 30th May 2013

The Guardian: “Two threatening letters sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police said on Wednesday. The anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city’s mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the […]

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News from North America, Thursday 23rd May 2013

New York Times: “One lingering mystery in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings is whether the dead suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, played a role in the unsolved murders of three men, one of them his best friend, in a Boston suburb in 2011. That question deepened early Wednesday when a man in Orlando, Fla., who […]

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News from North America, Friday 17th May 2013

New York Times: “F.B.I. agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombing have repeatedly questioned Musa Khadzhimuratov, a Chechen refugee and former separatist fighter who says he had a passing social relationship with one of the two bombing suspects. They searched his family’s small apartment here on Tuesday, scouring his computers, subjecting him to a polygraph, and […]

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News from North America, Friday 10th May 2013

The Hill: “Congress should give more money to state and local law enforcement agencies in the ‘war’ with homegrown terrorists, former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) told House lawmakers on Thursday. ‘We’re in a war and, as I said, it’s against an ideology that is not receding; it’s spreading,’ the former senator said. ‘Particularly with homegrown […]

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News from North America, Thursday 9th May 2013

New York Times: “During a six-month visit to his Russian homeland last year, the parents of  the Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev said, he spent his time reading novels and reconnecting with family, not venturing into the shadowy world of the region’s militants. But now, investigators are looking into a range of suspected contacts Mr. […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 8th May 2013

New York Times: “The Obama administration, resolving years of internal debate, is on the verge of backing a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate using the Internet rather than by traditional phone services, according to officials familiar with the […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 8th May 2013

EUROPE EU Observer: Croatia and Slovenia most corrupt in EU. ‘Croatia, about to enter the EU, is one of the most corrupt countries on the continent, according to a new survey. But it is not as corrupt as Slovenia, which is already a member. The findings come in an annual report on corporate graft published on […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 7th May 2013

Huffington Post: “FBI officials said Monday they foiled a terrorist attack being planned in a small western Minnesota town, but they offered no details about the exact targets of the attack – or the motive of the man accused of having a cache of explosives and weapons in a mobile home. The FBI said ‘the […]

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News from North America, Friday 3rd May 2013

New York Times: “The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings told F.B.I. interrogators that he and his brother considered suicide attacks and striking on the Fourth of July as they plotted their deadly assault, according to two law enforcement officials.” The Guardian: “Controversy over the Guantánamo Bay detention camp has intensified as United Nations […]

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News from North America, Thursday 2nd May 2013

New York Times: “They were perhaps Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s closest friends during his two years at college, an American classmate from high school and two Russian-speaking students from Kazakhstan… And in the wake of the twin bombs that exploded last month at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, federal prosecutors now say, the three showed […]

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