Monthly Archives: May 2012

Edwards not guilty on 1 count; mistrial declared on other 5 counts – CBS News

CBS News Edwards not guilty on 1 count; mistrial declared on other 5 countsCBS NewsUpdated: 5:04 pm ET (CBS News) After 9 days of deliberation, a jury has found John Edwards not guilty on one of six charges of campaign finance corruption brought against him. A mistrial has been declared on the other five counts.For […]

Appeals court strikes down DOMA: Tradition doesn’t justify unequal treatment … – Christian Science Monitor

The Guardian Appeals court strikes down DOMA: Tradition doesn't justify unequal treatment …Christian Science MonitorA three-judge panel from the federal appeals court in Boston unanimously ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional for denying federal benefits to 'same-sex couples lawfully married in Massachusetts.' By Warren Richey, Staff writer / May 31, …Defense of Marriage Act […]

Euro setup is unsustainable, ECB chief warns – BusinessWeek

CTV.ca Euro setup is unsustainable, ECB chief warnsBusinessWeekBy DAVID McHUGH The setup of the 17-country euro currency union is unsustainable, the head of the European Central Bank has told EU leaders, warning they must quickly come up with a broad vision for the future to get the bloc through the current …Draghi says euro is […]

UK Court Backs Assange Extradition – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal UK Court Backs Assange ExtraditionWall Street JournalBy PAUL SONNE LONDON—Britain's highest court on Wednesday upheld a request from Sweden to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for questioning in a sexual misconduct case, leaving the Australian activist with few legal cards to play in the …UK top court backs extradition of WikiLeaks bossThe […]

Fallout from Syrian massacre intensifies – CNN

Telegraph.co.uk Fallout from Syrian massacre intensifiesCNNBy the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — Fresh bloodshed in Syria on Wednesday underlined once again that soaring Western condemnation in the wake of a massacre has done little to halt the tide of violence. Regime forces battled with rebels in various areas, …Syrian media criticize Western diplomatic protest, warn […]

Romney pressing to align his backers – Boston.com

TIME Romney pressing to align his backersBoston.comWASHINGTON – On a sunny, windswept day last June, Mitt Romney appeared at the Bittersweet Farm in New Hampshire, served up his wife's chicken-and-bean chili, and, in a speech packed with patriotic themes, formally announced he was running for president …Romney clinches nomination, but Trump overshadowsThe Associated PressRomney's Official […]

Candidates Honor War Dead; Poll Favors Romney – Wall Street Journal

Boston.com Candidates Honor War Dead; Poll Favors RomneyWall Street JournalBy GARY FIELDS And TOM BARKLEY President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney spent Memorial Day on opposite coasts paying tribute to those who lost their lives defending the US, as a new poll showed Mr. Romney gaining …Romney marks Memorial Day with […]

Obama calls treatment of Vietnam vets a ‘national shame’ – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Obama calls treatment of Vietnam vets a 'national shame'CBC.caUS President Barack Obama praised Vietnam veterans as war heroes who were often not given the welcome they deserved on their return home. Speaking at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC, Obama used a Memorial Day address to pay tribute to the …Obama honors fallen […]

Syrian rebel chief:When Assad falls, we will secure his chemical weapons – Haaretz

Sydney Morning Herald Syrian rebel chief:When Assad falls, we will secure his chemical weaponsHaaretzBy Anshel Pfeffer | May.29, 2012 | 1:41 AM LONDON – The Syrian opposition plans to take control of the chemical weapons depots of the Syrian regime and secure them in the first hours after President Bashar Assad's regime collapses.Russia Blames 'Both […]

Syria Says Government Wasn’t Involved in Houla Massacre – Bloomberg

CBS News Syria Says Government Wasn't Involved in Houla MassacreBloombergGunmen funded by foreign powers were responsible for the massacre of more than 90 people in the Syrian town of Houla, the government said as it denied that state forces were involved. Speaking to reporters in Damascus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad …Syrian Officials Deny Responsibility for […]