Obama to make statement on Syria at 1:15 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House on Saturday afternoon to address the situation with regards to Syria, U.S. officials said, a day after the government released a report [...]

U.S. releases 2 Algerian detainees from Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Two Algerian detainees who were being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba for more than a decade have been returned to their home country, part of U.S. President Barack Obama's ongoing effort [...]

Obama to nominate Koskinen to head IRS after tax scandal

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday announced his intent to nominate John Koskinen as the next head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), taking over the agency that came under after after several employees [...]

Belgium’s King Albert II abdicates in favor of son Philippe

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- Belgium's King Albert II abdicated the throne Sunday after nearly two decades as head of state, saying he has become too old and frail to continue carrying out the largely ceremonial role, and allowing his eldest [...]

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, who covered every U.S. president since the later years of the Eisenhower administration and broke barriers for other women in journalism, died Saturday after a long illness, [...]

Latest U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills 18

MIRANSHAH, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A United States drone attack in Pakistan's volatile tribal region killed at least eighteen, local media reported Wednesday. The attack took place in the Danday Darpa Khel area of North Waziristan, not far from [...]

Journalist who brought down U.S. general killed in car wreck

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- American journalist Michael Hastings, whose 'Rolling Stone' magazine article led to the dismissal of U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, was killed in a [...]

EU and US to open free trade negotiation talks

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- Officials from the European Union (EU) and the United States have opened negotiation talks with the aim of reaching a free trade agreement, EU President Jose Manuel Barroso announced on Monday. Barroso said teams [...]

Hundreds rally in Hong Kong to demand protection for Snowden

KOWLOON, HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of people marched through Hong Kong on Saturday to demand protection for American whistleblower Edward Snowden and denounce allegations which have revealed previously unknown details about the U.S. government's [...]

NSA contractor identifies himself as source behind U.S. surveillance revelations

KOWLOON, HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- A 29-year-old American who works as a contract employee at the National Security Agency (NSA) came forward Sunday as the source behind newspaper articles that revealed previously unknown details about the U.S. [...]