Jan 27 2015 Twin Chicago Traffickers-Turned-Informants Sentenced

A U.S. federal judge sentenced twin Chicago drug traffickers to 14-year prison terms Tuesday in exchange for their cooperation in a case against Mexican drug cartel leaders.
Judge Ruben Castillo said he could have given Pedro and Margarito Flores life in prison. The judge, however, said the threat of being killed would always hang over the [...]

 

Jan 27 2015 Twin Chicago Traffickers-Turned-Informants Sentenced

A U.S. federal judge sentenced twin Chicago drug traffickers to 14-year prison terms Tuesday in exchange for their cooperation in a case against Mexican drug cartel leaders.
Judge Ruben Castillo said he could have given Pedro and Margarito Flores life in prison. The judge, however, said the threat of being killed would always hang over the [...]

 

Jan 27 2015 Islamic State Claims Branch in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Even as the Islamic State was in retreat from Kobani in northern Syria this week, the militant group claimed growing influence farther afield. Fighters loyal to IS said they carried out a deadly attack Tuesday on a hotel in Libya’s capital. The day before, an IS spokesman announced the expansion of the self-styled caliphate in [...]

 

Jan 27 2015 Islamic State Claims Branch in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Even as the Islamic State was in retreat from Kobani in northern Syria this week, the militant group claimed growing influence farther afield. Fighters loyal to IS said they carried out a deadly attack Tuesday on a hotel in Libya’s capital. The day before, an IS spokesman announced the expansion of the self-styled caliphate in [...]

 

Jan 27 2015 Moscow Condemns Arrest of Alleged Russian Spy in NYC

Russia on Tuesday condemned the United States for the arrest of an alleged Russian spy, condemning the move as a “provocation” that would further damage already strained ties.
U.S. counterintelligence agents arrested a Russian national Monday in New York City and charged him with espionage. Evgeny Buryakov, 39, and two other Russians — Igor Sporyshev and [...]

 

Jan 27 2015 Moscow Condemns Arrest of Alleged Russian Spy in NYC

Russia on Tuesday condemned the United States for the arrest of an alleged Russian spy, condemning the move as a “provocation” that would further damage already strained ties.
U.S. counterintelligence agents arrested a Russian national Monday in New York City and charged him with espionage. Evgeny Buryakov, 39, and two other Russians — Igor Sporyshev and [...]

 

Jan 27 2015 Key Senator to Hold Off on Iran Sanctions Vote

Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he would hold off on pushing his bill to impose additional sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program until after March 24, an interim deadline in the international talks with Tehran.
President Barack Obama has asked Congress not to vote on additional sanctions, sought by many Republican lawmakers. [...]

 

Jan 27 2015 Key Senator to Hold Off on Iran Sanctions Vote

Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he would hold off on pushing his bill to impose additional sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program until after March 24, an interim deadline in the international talks with Tehran.
President Barack Obama has asked Congress not to vote on additional sanctions, sought by many Republican lawmakers. [...]

 

Jan 27 2015 Chile’s Bachelet Prepares Next Phase of Education Reform

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday her government was preparing the second phase of an ambitious education reform, hours after Congress approved the first set of changes.
After eight months of intense debate, the Lower House late on Monday approved the first part of the multi-pronged reform, which includes an end to profits at state-subsidized [...]

 

Jan 27 2015 Chile’s Bachelet Prepares Next Phase of Education Reform

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday her government was preparing the second phase of an ambitious education reform, hours after Congress approved the first set of changes.
After eight months of intense debate, the Lower House late on Monday approved the first part of the multi-pronged reform, which includes an end to profits at state-subsidized [...]

 
 
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