Frontpage: Wednesday, May 30th
- Andy Coulson Detained for Perjury: Andy Coulson, the former editor of News of the World and Prime Minister David Cameron’s former press secretary, was detained Wednesday in connection to a perjury inquiry.
- Charles Taylor Gets 50 Years: The International Criminal Court at The Hague on Wednesday sentenced former Liberian President Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in return for blood diamonds. In the ruling, presiding Judge Richard Lussaick said Taylor is “in a class of his own” when compared with others convicted by the United Nations–backed court.
- Russia, China Oppose Syria Action: Russia and China both opposed a United Nations–sponsored intervention on Wednesday, one day after special envoy Kofi Annan returned from Damascus and said that Syria is at a “tipping point.” Russia’s deputy foreign minister said Wednesday that the country is “categorically against” foreign intervention in Syria and that any new steps by the Security Council—on which both Russia and China hold important veto power—would be “premature.”
- Britain Clears Assange Extradition: A British high court ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden, where he faces sexual-abuse allegations. The British government is expected to announce an extradition within 10 days, and on the appointed date, Assange will be handed over to Swedish authorities.
- Trump Steals Romney’s Spotlight: Donald Trump sure knows how to crash a party. The real-estate mogul grabbed headlines Tuesday after arguing with Wolf Blitzer—and then appeared at a Las Vegas fundraiser Tuesday with Mitt Romney, who had just clinched the Republican nomination. Romney thanked Trump for use of his Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, and said he “appreciated” Trump’s help.
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Photo of the Day: May 29, 2012
Hats off Sailors
Graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Reblogged from Picture Dept
Frontpage: Monday, Feb. 6th
- Police: Father Set House on Fire: The house explosion that killed Josh Powell and his two children Sunday was intentional, according to police.
- Trump Takes Credit for Romney Win in Nevada: “There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada, and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than you thought,” he said Monday on Fox and Friends. “And a lot of people are giving me credit for that. And I will accept that credit.”
- U.S. Shutters Syria Embassy: In the face of growing violence, the U.S. has closed its embassy in Damascus, pulling 17 employees out of Syria on Monday.
- Poll: Obama Would Beat Romney: A poll by The Washington Post and ABC News finds the Republican frontrunner clearly losing to President Obama for the first time.
- Giants Beat Patriots in Super Bowl: The New York Giants won the Super Bowl Sunday, defeating New England 21-17. The game went down to the last play, with Brady hurling a hail mary to the endzone as time expired, deflecting off a few players, and landing just inches away from a Patriots receiver.
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