Tag Archives: U.S. government

15Nov/17

U.S. embassy in Zimbabwe tells staff to stay home due to ‘political uncertainty’

(U.S. GOVERNMENT WEBSITE) – The U.S. ambassador in Zimbabwe has instructed all employees to remain home on Wednesday (November 15) due to “ongoing political uncertainty,” the embassy said in a statement on its website amid speculation about a coup. Continue reading

07Apr/17

Twitter refuses U.S. order to reveal user behind anti-Trump account

Twitter Inc files a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding that it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

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01Mar/16

Brooklyn judge denies government’s request to unlock iPhone in drug case

A federal judge denies the U.S. government’s motion to compel Apple to provide access into an iPhone used in a drug case, according to court documents.

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29Sep/15

U.S. whistleblower Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs, has started a twitter account, quickly attracting over 300,000 followers.

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17Aug/15

Savannah River nuclear site not in danger -U.S. official

A bomb-sniffing dog at the Savannah River nuclear site apparently over reacts when it halts a delivery truck and there does not appear to be a serious security threat there, a U.S. government official says.

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02Jul/15

BP settles U.S. 2010 oil spill claims for $18.7 bln

“We are thrilled with the settlement,” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says of the agreement with BP that addressed claims from the U.S. government and the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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24Jun/15

Obama says U.S. will not prosecute families for paying hostage ransom

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. government will no longer threaten to prosecute families who try to pay ransom to win the release of American hostages held overseas.

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