Territory Archives: Canada

News from North America, Monday 3rd June 2013

Daily Telegraph: “More than three years after the anti-secrecy website began publishing a trove of classified US government documents, Private First Class Bradley Manning will appear for the start of his long-delayed court martial. The 25-year-old soldier faces life imprisonment if military prosecutors successfully argue that the largest intelligence leak in American history also aided […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 28th May 2013

BBC News: “US Senator John McCain has visited Syria to meet rebels in the war-torn country, his office has told the BBC. Sen McCain has repeatedly called for the US to provide military aid to members of the Syrian insurgency. He becomes the highest ranking US official to travel to Syria, though McCain spokesman Brian […]

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News from North America, Friday 24th May 2013

BBC News: “President Barack Obama has defended the use of drones in a ‘just war’ of self-defence against deadly militants and a campaign that had made America safer. In a wide-ranging speech on a programme shrouded in secrecy, he said there must be “near certainty” that no civilians would die in such strikes. In a […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 14th May 2013

New York Times: “President Obama, facing re-energized Republican adversaries and new questions about the administration’s conduct, on Monday dismissed a furor over the handling of last year’s attacks in Benghazi, Libya, as a political “sideshow” but joined a bipartisan chorus of outrage over disclosures that the Internal Revenue Service had singled out conservative groups for […]

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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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News from North America, Monday 29th April 2013

New York Times: “F.B.I. agents are working closely with Russian security officials to reconstruct Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s activities and connections in Dagestan during his six-month visit last year, tracking meetings he may have had with specific militants, his visits to a radical mosque and any indoctrination or training he may have received, law enforcement officials said […]

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News from North America, Thursday 25th April 2013

BBC News: “One of the Boston bomb suspects was added to a terrorism database 18 months ago at the request of the CIA, officials have told US media. The FBI has already said it investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, but had found no evidence of a threat. Tsarnaev was killed during a police chase last week. […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 24th April 2013

LA Times: “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators that he and his older brother planned the Boston Marathon bombings only a week or so before the race, that they were operating alone, and that they received no training or support from outside terrorist groups, officials said Tuesday. His comments appear to support investigators’ theory that the […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Reuters: “Top security officials face a grilling from lawmakers on Tuesday over whether authorities who have charged one man with the Boston Marathon bombings may have overlooked warning signs two years ago flagging the other suspect. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was formally charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 16th April 2013

Reuters: “Investigators on Tuesday searched for the person or group responsible for planting two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 100 in the worst bomb attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation led a battery of federal, state and […]

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