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U.S. charges ‘Pakistani agents’ over Kashmir scam

US officials charged two suspected Pakistani agents over an alleged decades-long effort that funneled millions of dollars to Washington to lobby the Kashmiri cause in the corridors of power. The Justice Department unsealed conspiracy charges against Ghulam Nabi Fai, 62, a US citizen, and Zaheer Ahmad, 63, a US citizen…

Hitler’s hometown revokes his honorary citizenship

VIENNA (Reuters) – The Austrian town of Braunau, Adolf Hitler’s birthplace, has revoked the Nazi dictator’s honorary citizenship — even if he never actually was awarded one. The town council voted unanimously late Thursday to strip Hitler of any honors he may have received and which did not expire automatically…

Filipinos fight for US citizenship in Afghanistan

Darby Ortego, 25, endures gunfire and mine attacks fighting for the United States army in Afghanistan, but this July 4 will be his first as a citizen of the country he serves. Ortego, who battles insurgents in the violent eastern province of Khost with Bravo Company, 1-26 Infantry, recently attended…

Binational same sex couple relieved at deportation cancellation

by On Top Magazine Gay couple Josh Vandiver and Henry Velandia say they’re relieved that a federal immigration judge has canceled Velandia’s deportation. The New Jersey couple on Wednesday was informed that Velandia’s deportation proceedings had been closed. Velandia, a citizen of Venezuela who immigrated to the United States in…

Far-right Austrian party ambivalent on Hitler debate

VIENNA — A debate over surviving honorary titles to Adolf Hitler in Austrian towns shows up the far-right Freedom Party’s ambivalence as it eyes the chancellor’s post in 2013, analysts say. In late May, the town of Amstetten, 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Vienna, voted to remove the still-existing…

US citizen among Mexico hidden grave victims

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AFP) – An American man who was reported missing in March has been identified among 183 corpses found in hidden graves in April in northeastern Mexico, a US diplomat said Wednesday. “For the moment we can’t give details of the victim, but we’re giving the relatives consular…

Egypt questions suspected Israeli spy

CAIRO — Egypt’s state security prosecution on Monday began questioning an Israeli man suspected of spying for the Mossad intelligence agency, state television reported. Ilan Grapel was detained on Sunday from a Cairo hotel and ordered to be held for 15 days pending investigation. The US embassy in Cairo confirmed…

US detainee Eddie Jun Yong-Su freed by N. Korea arrives in Seoul

SEOUL (AFP) – An American citizen released after six months’ detention in North Korea arrived in Seoul Saturday after he left the communist state with a US delegation, South Korean news media said. Eddie Jun Yong-Su, a US citizen of a Korean ancestry, came to Seoul via Beijing after he…

Raw Photos: Citizen journalists document Mississippi River floods

The waters of the Mississippi River continue to rise and spread across the southern United States in the river’s worst flood in 70 years. In some parts, the river has spread to six times wider than usual, and much deeper. In Memphis, the usually half-mile-wide river is about three miles…

Glenn Beck: Some ‘birthers’ on same side as Obama

Fox News host Glenn Beck suggested that some of the so-called “birthers” are actually supporters of President Barack Obama, after the White House released the president’s long-form birth certificate on Wednesday. Many “birthers” believe there is persuasive evidence that Obama was actually born in Kenya in 1961 and that his…

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