By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is located in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west. - Source: Wikipedia
The head of the Guinea-Bissau Armed Forces has been charged in federal court in New York with conspiring with a South America-based terrorist organization to sell weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, to be used against U.S. military forces and to import narcotics into the United States.
U.S. drug agents have disrupted a suspected major drug smuggling operation accused of engaging in narcoterrorism, conspiring to import drugs into the United States, and providing aid and weapons — including surface-to-air missiles — to a South American paramiltary terrorist group.
A magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada, but no major damage was reported.
The African Union on Tuesday suspended Guinea-Bissau after a coup and arrests of top officials, and said they may impose sanctions on coup leaders and supporters in the tiny West African nation.
Syria's 4-day-old cease-fire appeared to be quickly eroding Sunday, with regime forces firing dozens of tank shells and mortar rounds at neighborhoods in the opposition stronghold of Homs hours before the arrival of a first team of U.N. truce monitors.
North Korea vowed Sunday to go ahead with plans to launch a long-range rocket, rejecting criticism in the West that it would scuttle recent diplomacy.
South African rangers say they have found eight dead rhinoceroses that were stripped of their horns, an unprecedented one-day toll.
Attackers threw homemade explosives inside an Islamic school in a predominantly Christian city where some 50 children had gathered for an Arabic class, wounding six pupils and a teacher, authorities said Wednesday.
If you asked the average American what he thinks when you say the word "empire," he'd probably say something about exploitation, oppression and the heavy hand of intrusive government - a leviathan-like state we're steering toward yet desperately need to avoid.
The wife of captured American fugitive George Wright said her husband told her he escaped from a U.S. jail but never revealed he had been convicted of murder or accused of a dramatic airplane hijacking.
A 1970s militant who carried out one of the most brazen airplane hijackings in U.S. history lived for decades in a Portuguese hamlet near a beach with his Portuguese wife and two children, neighbors said Wednesday.
People in this Russian town used to stare at Jean Gregoire Sagbo because they had never seen a black man. Now they say they see in him something equally rare — an honest politician.