President Obama will make a statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela at 5:20 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Despite humiliation, solitary confinement and having a gun held to his head during the U.S. Embassy crisis in Iran three decades ago, former hostage Bruce Laingen still favors diplomacy with Tehran.
The most senior diplomat at the embassy when it was seized by Islamist students in 1979, Laingen argued for years afterward for opening dialogue with Iran and backs the talks that led to a breakthrough agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program in the early hours of Sunday in Geneva.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Search giant Google Inc on Wednesday warned that U.S. spying operations risk fracturing the open Internet into a “splinter net” that could hurt American business.
In the first public testimony before Congress by a major technology company since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden disclosed top secret surveillance programs, Google said it should be allowed to provide the public more information about government demands for user data.