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U.S. stops payments to UNESCO over Palestinian vote

WASHINGTON — The United States said Monday it is stopping financial contributions to UNESCO after the Palestinians were admitted to the organization as a full member. The United States also acknowledged that it could lose international influence as it would lose its right to vote in the UN Educational, Scientific…

Student visa scams at sham U.S. colleges exposed

A case working its way through a federal court in California has exposed huge student visa scams by “sham” universities cashing in on Indians and other foreigners looking for a quick path to jobs in the United States. Enrollment at Tri-Valley University, an unaccredited self-styled Christian graduate school, surged from…

WikiLeaks threatens to release unredacted cables

LONDON — The anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks conducted an online poll Thursday of its Twitter followers to decide whether to publish an unredacted cache of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables. The site last week released 134,000 diplomatic cables, with many showing the unprotected names of informants and other individuals…

U.S. files to block AT&T buy of T-Mobile

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Wednesday filed to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of wireless rival T-Mobile USA because of anti-competitive concerns, two sources familiar with the matter said. Blocking the combination on antitrust grounds would be a big blow to the telecommunication giant’s expansion plans. A Justice Department…

WikiLeaks says hit with cyberattack

Controversial anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks said Tuesday it was fending off a cyberattack after being lambasted for releasing more supposedly confidential US diplomatic cables. “WikiLeaks.org is presently under cyberattack,” the organization said in a terse message on microblogging service Twitter. The message provided a link to a cablegatesearch.net website where digital…

WikiLeaks site crashes after cyber attack

SAN FRANCISCO — Controversial anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks said Tuesday it was fending off a cyberattack after being lambasted for releasing more supposedly confidential US diplomatic cables. “WikiLeaks.org is presently under cyberattack,” the organization said in a terse message on microblogging service Twitter. The message provided a link to a cablegatesearch.net…

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