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Dead newborn’s identity stolen by UK police to spy on protesters

Dead newborn’s identity stolen by UK police to spy on protesters
January 15, 2015 1 Comment »

Undercover police in an elite unit tasked with infiltrating left-wing groups stole a dead newborn child’s identity, the Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed. The baby is among a number of children whose identities were stolen by the Met’s covert Special ... Read More »

NATO chief, former US intelligence director among Bilderberg elite

NATO chief, former US intelligence director among Bilderberg elite
May 29, 2014 No Comments »

A private policeman guards on June 9, 2011 the Suvretta House five-star hotel in the chic Swiss ski station of St Moritz, where the Bilderberg Group is holding its annual meeting.(AFP Photo / Fabrice Coffrini) Some 140 participants representing 22 ... Read More »

US tests cornerstone of European antimissile shield

US tests cornerstone of European antimissile shield
May 23, 2014 No Comments »

Image from lockheedmartin.com The US has successfully test-fired Aegis Ashore, the land-based version of the naval antiballistic missile system, which is to be deployed in Eastern Europe starting next year despite Moscow’s objections. The US Missile Defense Agency and the ... Read More »

Russia-China ties at highest level in history

Russia-China ties at highest level in history
May 20, 2014 No Comments »

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Chinese couterpart Xi Jinping.(AFP PHOTO / Alexei Nikolsky) Russia-China cooperation has reached its highest level ever, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in an interview with Chinese media on the eve of his ... Read More »

Donetsk self-defense forces give Kiev troops 24 hours to withdraw

Donetsk self-defense forces give Kiev troops 24 hours to withdraw
May 15, 2014 No Comments »

Slavyansk self defense forces at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Slavyansk. (RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy) Donetsk self-defense forces set an ultimatum for the Kiev military, warning that if troops do not withdraw from block posts in the Donetsk ... Read More »

NATO eyes ‘defensive’ permanent troop deployment near Russia’s borders

NATO eyes ‘defensive’ permanent troop deployment near Russia’s borders
May 8, 2014 No Comments »

Troops from Canada’s 3rd Division, composed with a platoon of 3rd Battalion and Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry, participate at a NATO-led exercise “Orzel Alert” held together with the U.S. Army’s 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and Poland’s 6th Airborne Brigade ... Read More »

US ‘anti-Russian’ missile shield may threaten nuke reduction, officials warn

US ‘anti-Russian’ missile shield may threaten nuke reduction, officials warn
May 7, 2014 No Comments »

ARCHIVE PHOTO: The USS Monterey military vessel is seen docked in the Black Sea harbour of Constanta, 250 km (155 miles) east of Bucharest June 7, 2011 (Reuters / Bogdan Cristel) Moscow believes that the US has intensified its effort ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants say abducted schoolgirls will be ‘sold in the market’

Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants say abducted schoolgirls will be ‘sold in the market’
May 6, 2014 No Comments »

Women react during a protest demanding security forces search harder for 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants two weeks ago, outside Nigeria’s parliament in Abuja April 30, 2014 (Reuters / Afolabi Sotunde) Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed full ... Read More »

‘Why do they hate us so much?’ Southeast Ukraine seeks to understand new regime

‘Why do they hate us so much?’ Southeast Ukraine seeks to understand new regime
May 4, 2014 No Comments »

‘Anger’, ‘disenchantment’ and ‘pride’ are three words that perfectly sum up the mood in southeastern Ukraine at the moment. However, there is one thing the majority of citizens in this region crave more than anything – a referendum on their ... Read More »

Heroin production hits record levels in Afghanistan

Heroin production hits record levels in Afghanistan
May 2, 2014 1 Comment »

An Afghan policeman destroys poppies during a campaign against narcotics in Kunar province, April 29, 2014 (Reuters / Parwiz) America’s war on drugs is failing in Afghanistan, with opium production at record levels, despite spending $7.5 billion to tackle the ... Read More »

Israel approved record 14,000 settlements during peace talks with Palestine

Israel approved record 14,000 settlements during peace talks with Palestine
April 30, 2014 1 Comment »

Reuters / Ammar Awad Israel approved “an unprecedented” number of 13,851 new settler homes during nine-months of peace talks with Palestine, an Israeli NGO revealed. Israel also declared a record amount of territories its state land, meaning more settlements may ... Read More »

Brunei adopts Sharia law despite international criticism

Brunei adopts Sharia law despite international criticism
April 30, 2014 No Comments »

The Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan (AFP Photo / Roslan Rahman) Brunei is to become the first East Asian country to adopt Sharia law as the sultan confirmed the Islamic penal code on Wednesday. The move ... Read More »

Turkish journalist sentenced to 10 months for tweet ‘typo’

Turkish journalist sentenced to 10 months for tweet ‘typo’
April 29, 2014 No Comments »

AFP Photo / Ozan Kose A Turkish journalist was sentenced Monday to 10 months in prison for a tweet that was critical of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a comment that he has described as a typing error. Önder Aytaç, ... Read More »

Russian planes have not entered Ukrainian airspace – Moscow

Russian planes have not entered Ukrainian airspace – Moscow
April 27, 2014 No Comments »

Su-27 fighter jet (RIA Novosti/Pavel Lisitsyn) Russian military aircraft have not breached any state borders, including those of Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Ministry has said. Ukraine’s acting defense minister has also retracted claims by Kiev that Russian jets “violated Ukrainian airspace ... Read More »

Israel suspends peace talks in response to Palestinian unity deal

Israel suspends peace talks in response to Palestinian unity deal
April 25, 2014 No Comments »

Israel’s chief negotiator and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (R) turns to chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat (L) (AFP Photo) Israel’s security cabinet has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to the unity deal between the PLO, headed by ... Read More »

US sends 600 troops to Eastern Europe, warship USS Taylor enters Black Sea

US sends 600 troops to Eastern Europe, warship USS Taylor enters Black Sea
April 23, 2014 No Comments »

U.S. Navy frigate USS Taylor sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea in Istanbul April 22, 2014 (Reuters / Murad Sezer) US frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) has entered the Black Sea, according to the ... Read More »

UN: South Sudan has one month left before worst starvation in recent African history

UN: South Sudan has one month left before worst starvation in recent African history
April 21, 2014 No Comments »

Reuters / Andreea Campeanu South Sudan – the world’s youngest country, will face one of the most devastating famines to date in a matter of weeks, if radical action to alleviate widespread hunger isn’t taken before the planting season, UN ... Read More »

Nearly 20 percent of Chinese farmland contaminated

Nearly 20 percent of Chinese farmland contaminated
April 19, 2014 No Comments »

Reuters/Stringer A new official report has confirmed that one fifth of Chinese farmland is polluted. It cites the main causes as industry and agriculture. The report was originally a state secret and names heavy metals such as arsenic and cadmium ... Read More »

Nearly one million people relying on food handouts in UK

Nearly one million people relying on food handouts in UK
April 17, 2014 No Comments »

Reuters / Kacper Pempel One of Britain’s largest food charities says that more than 900,000 people visited its food banks last year. The Wednesday report comes as 600 religious leaders urge the government to take action against the country’s growing ... Read More »

Militants in Syria prepare chemical attack in Damascus – UN envoy

Militants in Syria prepare chemical attack in Damascus – UN envoy
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

A handout image released by the Syrian opposition’s Shaam News Network shows a Syrian couple mourning in front of bodies wrapped in shrouds ahead of funerals following what Syrian rebels claim to be a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces ... Read More »