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US vows to aid S. Sudan despite embassy evacuations

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The United States vowed Friday that it remained committed to ending the violence in South Sudan, despite evacuating most of its remaining staff from the embassy in Juba. "Even as we draw down our personnel, we continue to be engaged in and strongly…
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Late Motown icon Marvin Gaye remembered on 75th birthday

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Family, friends and fans of Marvin Gaye came together Wednesday to pay joyful hommage to the late Motown legend and native Washingtonian on what would have been his 75th birthday. Gaye was shot and killed by his father on the eve of his 45th birthday…
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BlackBerry sells its Canadian properties

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Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry said Friday it is selling most of its Canadian real estate holdings, and will lease back some space after the sale. A buyer was not identified, but the Waterloo, Canada-based company said the deal includes three…
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ISPs Have Installed the “Six-Strike” System To Get Your Speeds Throttled

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A United States Chamber of Commerce representative made the official announcement today that the Copyright Alert System, also known as the “six-strike” system, is now fully in place across Internet Service Providers. We first caught wind of this…
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4.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Los Angeles

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A 4.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Los Angeles on Saturday, a day after a similar seismic shock spooked the sprawling Californian metropolis. The building housing AFP's office on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood swayed gently after the latest temblor,…
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Under fire Obama meets Internet chieftains over spying

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Under fire from courts and allies over a vast US spying dragnet, President Barack Obama faced new heat Tuesday from Internet titans who fear the surveillance has crossed constitutional lines. Obama met bosses of tech giants Google, Apple, Netflix, Yahoo…
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US astronauts step out on spacewalk for station repairs

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Two US astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station on Saturday for the first of three spacewalks to fix a broken equipment cooling system, NASA said. The spacewalk began at 7:01 am (1201 GMT), a few minutes earlier than planned. It is…
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US President Barack Obama lashes North Korea as ‘pariah state’

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North Korea is a "pariah state" whose heavily militarised border with the South marks "freedom's frontier", US President Barack Obama told American troops in Seoul on Saturday. Obama, who was wrapping up a two day visit to South Korea, said Pyongyang…
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Canada approves law school accused of homophobia

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Canada's first faith-based law school has been approved by education officials, despite objections to its allegedly homophobic policies. Trinity Western University in westernmost Canada received the nod late Wednesday from the British Columbia minister…
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US Treasury Secretary warns Russian minister of more sanctions over Ukraine

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US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned his Russian counterpart Thursday of more sanctions if Moscow "continues to escalate" the crisis in Ukraine. Lew also expressed to Finance Minister Anton Siluanov concerns about reports that Moscow was discussing…

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