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U.S. releases new trove of secret Kennedy assassination files

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Among the CIA files released are detailed records of efforts to recruit Soviet diplomats serving in foreign missions, complete with transcripts of wiretaps

INTRIGUING. This file photo taken on October 24, 1962 shows US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signing the order of naval blockade of Cuba at the White House in Washington, DC, during the Cuban missiles crisis. AFP FILES

Intriguing details in JFK files – but no bombshell

Oct 28, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Kennedy scholars say the thousands of documents do not appear to contain any bombshell revelations about the November 22, 1963 murder that shocked the world

INTRIGUING. This file photo taken on October 24, 1962 shows US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signing the order of naval blockade of Cuba at the White House in Washington, DC, during the Cuban missiles crisis. AFP FILES

Trump says he'll allow release of Kennedy assassination files

Oct 21, 2017 - 10:43 PM

The files are due to be opened in their entirety Thursday, October 26, nearly 54 years after John F Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas

SECONDS FROM ASSASSINATION. US President John F. Kennedy in a limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before the assassination, 22 November 1963. Image by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News/Wikipedia/Public Domain

North Korea says U.S. 'mugged' delegation

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Pyongyang accuses US officials of seizing a diplomatic package from the North Korean delegation at John F Kennedy International Airport

NEW MISSILE. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. File photo by AFP / KCNA

Panic at New York's JFK Airport after reports of shots fired

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:55 PM

There was no immediate confirmation of injuries or arrests but Port Authority police evacuated at least two terminals at John F Kennedy International Airport out of precaution

A file picture dated June 2, 2007 shows a plane taking off from John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in Queens, New York, USA. Justin Lane/EPA

Obama looks to seal Cuba engagement on landmark trip

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:48 PM

His visit is the culmination of 18 months of secret negotiations that led to the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and the reopening of the US embassy in Havana last August

OBAMA VISIT. A man in a bici-cab adorned with American and Cuban national flags waits for costumers in Havana, Cuba, March 15, 2016. File photo by Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Manila-New York flights to boost tourism – envoy

Mar 18, 2015 - 5:24 PM

Relaunched on March 15 Philippine Airlines operates these flights via Vancouver Canada 4 times a week

TOURIST DESTINATION. The Statue of Liberty is one of the tourist sites in New York, a new take-off point of flag carrier Philippine Airlines in the United States.

Dutch scientists use smell to recreate JFK, Diana and other famous deaths

Dec 27, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Dutch scientists recreate the deaths of some of the world s most famous personalities by reconstructing their last moments using scents and sounds

THE SMELL OF DEATH. A visitor is pulled out after testing one of the "Famous Deaths" installations in Breda on November 25, 2014. Photo by Nicolas Delaunay

#PugadBaboy: Mysteries of the cloth

Oct 31, 2014 - 5:00 AM

New York on alert for Ebola threat after US fatality

Oct 10, 2014 - 10:56 PM

Travelers from Ebola affected nations of Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone will be screened by border agents checking for signs of illness

Cuba makes Hemingway trove available to US

Feb 19, 2014 - 9:53 AM

The trove of documents which had never seen outside of Cuba includes letters passports telegrams household accounts bar bills and recipes

PIECE OF HISTORY. A page from Ernest Hemingway’s passport. Image courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Papers Collection, Museum Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba

US to mark 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Nov 22, 2013 - 12:13 PM

In cities and towns across the country people will intone and reflect upon the words of a charismatic president whose soaring rhetoric continues to inspire

LASTING LEGACY.The eternal flame burns at the gravesite of the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy, at Arlington National Cemetery, on November 19, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Obama awards Winfrey, Clinton top civilian honor

Nov 21, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Obama says Winfrey has built a massive following on the basis of her message you can

PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM. Oprah and other honorees represent 'what JFK understood to be the essence of the American spirit.' AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

50 years on, Americans remember: 'Where were you when JFK died?'

Nov 21, 2013 - 9:53 AM

For many American – including baby boomers now in late middle age or retired – memorable barely defines the impact of that moment

SECONDS FROM ASSASSINATION. US President John F. Kennedy in a limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before the assassination, 22 November 1963. Image by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News/Wikipedia/Public Domain

At Dealey Plaza, history and conspiracy buffs cross paths

Nov 17, 2013 - 1:28 PM

While visitors to the site take pictures of the white X marking the spot where Kennedy was shot bystanders try to convince them that the official account of what happened is wrong

CONTROVERSIAL PLAZA. Dealey Plaza in 2003. Photo from Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

50 years on, no end to questions on JFK death

Nov 08, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Alternative theories on Kennedy s death remain rife ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination on November 22

SECONDS FROM ASSASSINATION. US President John F. Kennedy in a limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before the assassination, 22 November 1963. Image by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News/Wikipedia/Public Domain

Philippines on the Potomac

Oct 12, 2013 - 7:30 AM

I assumed people had written books about Philippine American history and culture But in fact I was surprised to find such little information

The soul of cool: Chasing the American dream

Sep 26, 2013 - 10:03 PM

Levi s was a true marketer It served real people and showed social responsibility an unbeatable combination in today s marketing wars Levi s found the soul of cool

'Humbled' Kennedy seeks deeper ties with Japan

Sep 19, 2013 - 11:55 PM

I can think of no country in which I would rather serve than Japan says Caroline Kennedy

Berlin hails US ties 50 years after JFK's iconic speech

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the historic speech remained unforgettable for us Germans

'ICH BIN EIN BERLINER' Picture taken on June 26, 1963 shows then US President John F Kennedy (L) giving a speech at the Schoeneberg city hall in Berlin, where he said his famous German sentence "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) to underline the support of the United States for West Germany and his empathy for people living in the divided city of Berlin. AFP

Did JFK tell Berlin he was a jam doughnut?

Jun 26, 2013 - 5:49 PM

The historical lore was that JFK was wrong to use the indefinite article ein and should have said Ich bin Berliner to declare his solidarity with the embattled Cold War city

'ICH BIN EIN BERLINER.' US President John F. Kennedy addresses the gathered crowd at the Rudolph Wilde Platz in Berlin, Germany, June 26, 1963. Photo by the US Army Signal Corps photo by PFC Wolf, 69th Signal Co, courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library, Boston

'Letters to Jackie' opens premier docu festival

Jun 20, 2013 - 8:28 PM

A poignant documentary on the Kennedys sets the earnest tone of the American Film Institute s Docs Festival

HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE. The film takes off from the Kennedy assassination and also takes a hard look at his presidency

Bobby Kennedy Jr.: 'Mary beat me up.'

Jun 12, 2012 - 10:07 AM

The Kennedy family tragedy continues with the suicide of Bobby Kennedy Jr s wife