US will bid for 2024 Olympics

The United States Olympic Committee announced Tuesday it will bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, but the candidate city won't be selected until early next year.
Los Angeles, Washington, Boston and San Francisco all made their final pitches for staging the four-yearly showpiece to the USOC board of directors on Tuesday.

Analyst Radu Magdin named honorary foreign communication advisor

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Tuesday named analyst Radu Magdin a honorary advisor on foreign communication, to deal with the prime minister's foreign communication strategy with emphasis on Romania's position in the European and international news media, the Government's Press Office announced.

Opposition questions Turkey’s links with CIA torture practices

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has questioned Turkey’s possible role in the CIA’s torture program after the 9/11 attacks, after last week’s Senate report on the U.S. intelligence agency’s “enhanced interrogation” techniques.

US concern at tensions off Cyprus coast

As Turkey fuels fears in the eastern Mediterranean by insisting on maintaining the seismic survey vessel Barbaros off the southern coast of Cyprus, Washington has expressed its concern over renewed tensions in the region and has underlined its support for Nicosia’s sovereignty and right to develop resources in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).