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Asian Markets Finish Mixed

Posted On January 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Asian markets are finishing mixed again today. Japan's Nikkei drops 61 points to close at 15-747. Hong Kong's Hang Seng picks up 84 points to 22-986. The Shanghai Composite Index is up less than half a point to nearly 20-24.

Senators Say State Dept Stonewalled On Benghazi Documents, Interviews

Posted On January 16, 2014

(Washington, DC.) -- A recently-released report criticizes the State Department leading up to the fatal attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The report faults the State Department for not boosting security at the compound, despite warnings about possible attacks. Republican Senator Marco Rubio says the Senate Intelligence Committee never found out what then-Secretary…

House Panel Explores Spread Of Al-Qaeda

Posted On January 15, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Lawmakers are examining the spread of al-Qaeda around the world. Texas Republican Michael McCaul refuted Obama administration claims that al-Qaeda is on the run. Opening a hearing, McCaul said al-Qaeda cells and affiliated groups are spreading like wildfire in the Middle East and parts of Africa. McCaul chairs the House Homeland Security…

Seven Dead In Shootout During Pre-Olympic Militant Sweep

Posted On January 15, 2014

(Moscow) -- Seven people are dead following a shootout in southern Russia as authorities sweep for militants ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi. Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee says one of those who was killed was a man accused of carrying out a deadly car bombing late last year. At least 34 people died…

Assange To Speak At SXSW

Posted On January 14, 2014

(Austin, TX) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will speak via satellite at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin in March. A statement from the festival says Assange will discuss the future of democracy and what's described as the "pervasive spread of surveillance." Assange is currently stuck at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He…