Tag Archives: News

Obama to hold final news conference on Wednesday – White House

WASHINGTON: Outgoing President Barack Obama will hold his final news conference as U.S. leader on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the briefing room at the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. He offered no specific time for the event. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Walsh)… Read More »

Pope warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news, smearing politicians

VATICAN CITY: Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday. Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly “Tertio” that spreading disinformation was “probably the greatest damage that the media can do” and… Read More »

Former Fox News commentator sentenced to prison for faking CIA ties

WASHINGTON – A man who has appeared on Fox News as a guest “terrorism analyst” was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Friday on charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades, U.S. prosecutors said. Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Alexandria,… Read More »

US details Chinese link to UN news outlet in bribe case

NEW YORK: A Chinese government official was involved in discussions about using a news outlet that U.S. authorities believe was part of a bribery scheme at the United Nations to push positive stories about China, according to court papers. The filing by federal prosecutors in Manhattan elaborated on their recent claims that Chinese officials were… Read More »

Outstanding News in Pictures: 6 September 2011

The aerial view of nearly-completed Shard near London Bridge, smiling clownfish, Black and Tan Coonhound named Harbor, Typhoon Talas consequence are among outstanding news of 6 September 2011. This aerial picture shows a part of nearly-completed Shard near London Bridge at dusk after 18 months of construction. The Shard will be Europe’s tallest building thanks… Read More »