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American Sneaks Into North Korea, Denounces U.S.

Posted On December 14, 2014

(Undated) -- An American citizen is denouncing the United States after sneaking into North Korea and declaring his loyalty to communist ideologies. Arturo Martinez issued a four-thousand word statement Sunday surrounded by North Korean media in which he denounced American foreign policy, elections and the economic system. He also said he plans to seek asylum…

Cheney: CIA Interrogation Was Not Torture

Posted On December 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney is defending the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" that have come under attack in a recent Senate report.   On NBC's "Meet the Press," Cheney dismissed the report as partisan. The report detailed instances of prisoners being beaten, and, in one case, left chained to the floor to…

Miss South African Crowned Miss World

Posted On December 14, 2014

(London) -- A new Miss World has been crowned. She is 22-year-old Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss. The fourth-year medical student was among 122 contestants who competed for the Miss World title this year. Miss Hungary was this year's runnerup while Miss USA, former Miss North Carolina Elizabeth Safrit, finished in third place. The pageant…

Hayden: Interrogation Program And Abu Ghraib Aren’t Comparable

Posted On December 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A former head of the CIA under President George W. Bush stands behind his agency's enhanced interrogation of terrorist suspects.   On ABC's "This Week," former CIA Director Michael Hayden dismissed comparisons between the program and the criminal activity at Abu Ghraib prison. A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee detailed the…

American Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack In Afghanistan

Posted On December 13, 2014

(Kabul) -- Two American soldiers are dead as the result of a Taliban bomb attack in Afghanistan. The soldiers died when a convoy of NATO-led troops came under attack Friday in the capital city of Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for three attacks over the course of 48 hours that also killed 18 Afghan soldiers.…