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Ethiopia’s press freedom faces uncertain future

Ethiopia’s press freedom faces uncertain future

June 02, AP – Ethiopian journalist Muluken Tesfahun of the privately owned weekly newspaper Ethio-Mehedar was arrested while reporting on the return of thousands of farmers who had been forced from their land near the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The government has admitted the March evictions were illegal, but so far no charges have been […]

June 2, 2013 | By More
Suspicious letter addressed to White House

Suspicious letter addressed to White House

May 31, AP – “The White House mail screening facility intercepted a letter addressed to the White House that were similar to letters previously addressed to Mayor (Michael) Bloomberg in New York,” reported Xinhua citing Secret Service spokesperson Edwin Donovan. A suspicious letter addressed to the White House that is similar to the ones earlier […]

May 31, 2013 | By More
Prestigious award Palme d’Or race wide open at Cannes Film Festival

Prestigious award Palme d’Or race wide open at Cannes Film Festival

May 25, CANNES, France (AP) — The prestigious award, given to the best film in competition, will be handed out Sunday night, decided upon by a jury headed by Steven Spielberg. And while this year’s festival has boasted a cinematic feast, no single film is believed to have clearly set itself apart from the pack. […]

May 25, 2013 | By More
Feds in NYC: Hackers stole $45M in ATM card breach

Feds in NYC: Hackers stole $45M in ATM card breach

NEW YORK (AP) — A worldwide gang of criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said Thursday — and outmoded U.S. card technology may be partly to blame. Seven people are under […]

May 10, 2013 | By More