US calls China, Russia, Iran, N.Korea ‘morally reprehensible’ on rights

By Lesley Wroughton and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Apr 20 : The United States labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea on Friday as “morally reprehensible” governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them “forces of instability”. In releasing the State Department’s global human rights report for 2017, […]

Internal review cleared Trump’s CIA pick in videotape destruction

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, Apr 21 : An internal CIA review in 2011 cleared U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice to head the agency, Gina Haspel, of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes depicting the harsh interrogation of an al Qaeda suspect, according to a memorandum that the CIA declassified and released on Friday. The spy […]

Students to walk out across United States in call for gun reform

By Keith Coffman LITTLETON, Colo., Apr 20 : Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School on Friday by walking out of classes, in a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions. Students from more than 2,600 schools and […]

Students to walk out across United States in call for gun reform

By Keith Coffman LITTLETON, Colo., Apr 20 : Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School on Friday by walking out of classes, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions. Students from more than 2,600 […]

China’s ZTE slams US ban on sales, says company’s survival at risk

By Anne Marie Roantree HONG KONG, Apr 20 : China’s ZTE Corp said on Friday that a ban on the sale of parts and software to the company was unfair and threatens its survival, and vowed to safeguard its interests through all legal means. The United States this week imposed a ban on sales by […]

Gun-control activists rally near Columbine High School ahead of walkouts

By Keith Coffman LITTLETON, Colo., Apr 20 : Colorado gun control activists rallied on Thursday near Columbine High School, calling for an end to gun violence one day before the 19th anniversary of the massacre there and a planned nationwide student walkout. The roughly 200 demonstrators who gathered in the Denver suburb of Littleton on […]