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Jun 9, 2011
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Pity the pandering U.S. candidate

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Politicians pandering for votesĀ on conservative family values issues may want to think again.

A survey of 3,000 Americans by the Public Religion Research Institute found 42 percent said the terms “pro-choice” and “pro-life” both described them well, illustrating the complexity of the abortion issue in the minds of many.

Jun 7, 2011

U.S. trial tied to Mumbai attacks hears final arguments

CHICAGO (Reuters) – In final arguments to the jury on Tuesday, U.S. prosecutors said evidence was clear that a Pakistan-born Chicago businessman accused of supporting the 2008 attack on Mumbai knew he was aiding a plot that ultimately killed 166 people.

Tahawwur Rana, a 50-year-old Canadian citizen, faces charges of criminal conspiracy in the attack and of supporting the militant group blamed for the attack, Lashkar-e-Taiba. He could be sentenced to life in prison if found guilty by the jury in federal court in Chicago.

Jun 7, 2011

U.S. prosecutors wrap up 26/11 accused Tahawwur Rana’s case

CHICAGO (Reuters) – In final arguments to the jury on Tuesday, U.S. prosecutors said evidence was clear that Pakistan-born Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana, accused of supporting the 2008 attack on Mumbai, knew he was aiding a plot that ultimately killed 166 people.

Rana, a 50-year-old Canadian citizen, faces charges of criminal conspiracy in the attack and of supporting the militant group blamed for the attack, Lashkar-e-Taiba. He could be sentenced to life in prison if found guilty by the jury in federal court in Chicago.

Jun 7, 2011

Prosecutors wrap up U.S. case tied to Mumbai attacks

CHICAGO (Reuters) – In final arguments to the jury on Tuesday, U.S. prosecutors said evidence was clear that a Pakistan-born Chicago businessman accused of supporting the 2008 attack on Mumbai knew he was aiding a plot that ultimately killed 166 people.

Tahawwur Rana, a 50-year-old Canadian citizen, faces charges of criminal conspiracy in the attack and of supporting the militant group blamed for the attack, Lashkar-e-Taiba. He could be sentenced to life in prison if found guilty by the jury in federal court in Chicago.

Jun 6, 2011

Defendant in Mumbai attack trial spoke to FBI

CHICAGO (Reuters) – In an interview with U.S. law enforcement agents, the Pakistani-born businessman charged with supporting the 2008 Islamic militant attack on Mumbai said his accused co-conspirator David Headley was full of “loose talk.”

“To this very day I don’t know what he did,” Tahawwur Rana told FBI agents during a six-hour tape-recorded interview with FBI agents a year after the raids that killed 164 people.

Jun 1, 2011

Headley says ISI chiefs unaware of 26/11 Mumbai plot

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A former U.S. drug informant who said he worked with Pakistan’s intelligence agency on planning the 2008 Pakistani militant attack on Mumbai testified on Tuesday that agency higher-ups were unaware of the plot.

“The higher officers (did not know),” David Headley told a federal court in Chicago when asked by a defense attorney for accused co-conspirator Tahawwur Rana if all of the Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence directorate (ISI) knew of the planned attack that killed 160 people.

May 31, 2011

U.S. witness says ISI chiefs unaware of Mumbai plot

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A former U.S. drug informant who said he worked with Pakistan’s intelligence agency on planning the 2008 Pakistani militant attack on Mumbai testified on Tuesday that agency higher-ups were unaware of the plot.

“The higher officers (did not know),” David Headley told a federal court in Chicago when asked by a defense attorney for accused co-conspirator Tahawwur Rana if all of the Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence directorate (ISI) knew of the planned attack that killed 160 people.

May 26, 2011

Headley challenged in U.S. trial on Mumbai attack

CHICAGO (Reuters) – David Headley, testifying about the planning of the 2008 Pakistani militant raid on Mumbai, said on Thursday he may have been wrong to divulge the plot to his friend and accused co-conspirator, a Pakistan-born Chicago businessman.

David Headley, under questioning from a lawyer for defendant Tahawwur Rana, admitted that by sharing the Mumbai attack plan with Rana he violated the espionage training he received from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence directorate (ISI) and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant group blamed in the raid that killed 160 people.

May 26, 2011

Witness challenged in U.S. trial on Mumbai attack

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The key prosecution witness testifying about the planning of the 2008 Pakistani militant raid on Mumbai said on Thursday he may have been wrong to divulge the plot to his friend and accused co-conspirator, a Pakistan-born Chicago businessman.

David Headley, under questioning from a lawyer for defendant Tahawwur Rana, admitted that by sharing the Mumbai attack plan with Rana he violated the espionage training he received from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence directorate (ISI) and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant group blamed in the raid that killed 160 people.

May 25, 2011

U.S. trial on Mumbai attacks hears of Pakistan contacts

CHICAGO (Reuters) – An American who scouted targets for the 2008 Pakistani militant raid on Mumbai testified on Wednesday about conversations he had with a Chicago businessman accused of helping the attackers and a retired Pakistani military officer.

David Headley took the stand in the trial of Pakistani-born businessman Tahawwur Rana, 50, who is charged with providing support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group blamed in the attacks that killed 160 people.

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