Linda Curtis

30
Dec
'Completely false': Sources on ground in Benghazi challenge NYT report

Fifteen months after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the narrative of the attack continues to be shaped, and reshaped, by politicians and the press. But a New York Times report published over the weekend has angered sources who were on the ground that night. Those sources, who continue to face threats of losing their jobs, sharply challenged the Times’ findings that there... [read news]

28
Dec
General Motors recalls 1.5m cars in China

General Motors (GM) and its partner firm in China are recalling about 1.46 million cars amid concerns about their potential safety. In one of the biggest operations of its kind to date in China, GM and Shanghai General Motors will recall their Buick and Chevrolet models. The cars could have issues with a bracket securing the fuel oil pump, said China's quality watchdog. At the same time, Ford will recall up to 81,000 of its Kuga... [read news]

18
Dec
West Ham win at Spurs in Cup

Tottenham suffered a second successive home defeat as Modibo Maiga's late goal saw West Ham book a Capital One Cup semi-final tie with Manchester City. Spurs took the lead in the second half when Emmanuel Adebayor scored his first goal since May with a superb volley. The Hammers levelled when Matt Taylor found Matt Jarvis on the left side of the area and he smashed home. Five minutes from time substitute Maiga grabbed the winner... [read news]

16
Dec
EU can help resolve Ukraine concerns about trade deal, diplomat says

The European Union can help resolve some of the financial concerns that have prevented Ukraine from signing a landmark trade deal, its top diplomat said Monday, as tens of thousands of protesters kept up demonstrations over fears that Kiev would be moving closer to neighbor Russia. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton told reporters in Brussels, Belgium, that she believed the bloc could work with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych... [read news]

14
Dec
5 gluten-free holiday pasta dishes

As winter rolls around, everyone loves curling up with a blanket – and some hearty comfort food. For all of you gluten-free folks out there, fear not. While it may seem like the meals that provide the most comfort also contain the most wheat, it doesn’t have to be that way. If you offered to bring a dish to an upcoming holiday party, try this Creamy Gluten-Free and Vegan White Bean Pasta. The ingredients in this dish avoid all the most... [read news]

13
Dec
North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle

North Korea announced Thursday it had executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, declaring him  a traitor who tried to overthrow the state. The announcement came only days after Pyongyang announced through state media that Jang Song Thaek -- long considered the country's No. 2 power -- had been removed from all his posts because of allegations of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and leading a "dissolute and depraved life." State... [read news]

12
Dec
Ukraine leader intends to sign EU deal, diplomat says

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych intends to sign a deal on closer European Union ties, the bloc's top diplomat has said, after weeks of mass protests that have rattled the Eastern European country. Ukrainian protesters, angry about the government's decision last month to spurn a free-trade agreement with the European Union in favor of closer economic ties with Moscow, have stood their ground in Kiev's Independence Square, or Maidan... [read news]

11
Dec
EU 'must stop paying Gaza officials' - auditors

European auditors say the EU should stop paying the salaries of thousands of Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip who are not going to work. The auditors examined about 1bn euros (£840m; $1.3bn) of EU spending in Gaza between 2008 and 2012. They called for a major review, saying money spent on civil servants there should go to the West Bank instead. Many Gaza civil servants had not worked since the Islamist movement Hamas came to... [read news]

09
Dec
Ukraine protesters in tense stand-off in central Kiev

Ukrainian riot police are taking up positions near Kiev's City Hall, where thousands of anti-government protesters have massed. More police are being bussed in, the BBC's Steve Rosenberg says, with priests urging them not to use force. The tense stand-off follows weeks of demonstrations after a government U-turn on a free trade deal with the EU. President Viktor Yanukovych said a short while ago he would hold talks involving the opposition on... [read news]

08
Dec
Data haul by Android Flashlight app 'deceives' millions

Tens of millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said. GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app. The developer shared the data with ad networks but did not tell users about this practice, an FTC statement said. To settle the charges, GoldenShores has agreed to give users more control... [read news]


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