Mexican drug lord appeals US extradition

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman filed an appeal on Tuesday to prevent his extradition to the United States, which the government hopes to carry out in early 2017. His lawyer Andres Granados dropped off the documents at a court in Mexico City, which will hand them over to a “college” of appellate judges. The higher court could […]

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Uzbekistan’s new leader pledges better ties with Russia, US

The acting president of Uzbekistan, chosen following the death of the country’s authoritarian leader, says he wants closer ties with Russia, the United States and China.Islam Karimov, who crushed opposition throughout his nearly 27-year rule, died last week without leaving an apparent successor. The country’s Senate on Thursday elected Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev as acting president. Uzbekistan will still have […]

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One-third of US won’t have choice between Obamacare plans in 2017

It’s looking like a lot of people are going to have little Obamacare choice next year. One-third of the United States may have just a single insurer to pick from on Obamacare marketplaces in 2017, an analysis released Friday suggests. Seven entire states are projected to have just one carrier in 2017: Alaska, Alabama, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina […]

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ISIS May Target US Military Units In South Korea

United States Forces Korea said Monday that it stepped up security at its military installations after the South Korean spy agency said the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, collected information to target USFK’s facilities in the country. South Korean military is also ready to deploy security forces at the installations to avert possible attacks. The National Intelligence Service, […]

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