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Ukraine president stakes future on snap poll

Ukrainians brace for parliamentary election against the backdrop of months of conflict and mounting unrest.

Turkey: Embassies/ consulates beware of the yellow powder

Turkey is keeping 24 people under observation at clinics after a suspicious powder was sent to five consulates in Istanbul, the health ministry says. The consulates targeted represent countries involved in the coalition fighting against Islamic State (IS) jihadists. Show More Summary

Bus ads hitting US aid for Israeli ‘war crimes’ roll in Portland (after ban in Seattle)

A new ad campaign on Portland’s TriMet buses features the slogan ISRAEL’S WAR CRIMES: YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK. The same ad was blocked from Seattle buses four years ago, and a lawsuit is still pending

State Department calls for ‘speedy, transparent investigation’ of Israel’s killing of 14-year-old US citizen

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called for a "speedy and transparent investigation" into the killing of Orwah Hammad, a Palestinian who has US citizenship. "The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad on October 24."

Egypt President Denounces Attack on Sinai Army Post

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi said an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a “foreign-funded operation” and vowed to take action against militants. In remarks delivered Saturday ahead of a military funeral for the slain troops, Mr. Show More Summary

‘Village on the volcano’ is latest effort to trivialize the occupation

Like the "villa in the jungle" and the "bad neighborhood of the Middle East" before it, the theme that Israel is a "village on a volcano" of radical Islam is being used by its apologists to try and change the subject from the near-50-year-long occupation, in which Palestinians have no rights

Israel kills U.S. youth during West Bank clashes

Israeli forces killed an American youth during West Bank clashes on Friday, U.S. officials confirmed. “The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad,” according to a State Department statement. Show More Summary

Iran’s hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari condemned

Iran has gone ahead with an execution of a woman despite an international campaign urging a reprieve. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison on Saturday morning. She had been convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her. Show More Summary

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Firedoglake needs your support. FDL has bravely reported on, and supported, political causes, antiwar issues, immigration reform, Unions, environmental issues, KeystoneXL, fracking, Citizen United, Marijuana Legalization, LGBT issues, marriage equality, illegal surveillance, race issues, healthcare reforms, and whistleblowers. Show More Summary

Because ‘riots’ must be what the PTB and most media want

Ferguson Yes, we were given a heads-up earlier this month when the AP published the ‘leaked’ information that the Ferguson PD, state cops, and indeed the DHS (assumedly) nation-wide fusion centers were planning for ‘riots’ if the sham grand jury failed to indict Darren Wilson for some degree of murder.  The police have pushed and [...]

Attacks in West raise new fears over ISIS’ Influence

The British police arrest four men accused of plotting a bombing on the scale of the Mumbai hotel attack six years ago. The Australian authorities arrest a ring of 12 accused of plotting daring murders, including a public beheading.Show More Summary

Propaganda Alert: Chemical Weapons Again Being Used as Excuse for Imperial War in the Middle East

Remember Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” during the Bush II Administration?  Remember the Assad regime in Syria being accused of using chemical weapons by Obama as justification for American military intervention in Syria not so long ago? Remember first Prime Minister Cameron and then President Obama failing to get the votes in Parliament and [...]

Britain closer to quitting EU

Red-faced with anger, the Prime Minister vowed to block payment of the “completely unacceptable” surcharge presented by EU officials in a surprise overhaul of national contributions. “It is not acceptable, it is an appalling way to behave,” Mr Cameron said. Show More Summary

The Myth of the Big Bad Lone Wolf

Trying to stop lone-wolf errorists -- much less mentally ill murderers -- is a waste of law enforcement's time and money.

Pope Francis :’Corruption Is a Greater Evil than Sin’

Corruption is like “bad breath,” says Pope Francis, “it is hard for the one who has it to realize it; others realize it and have to tell him.” In an address to a delegation of the International Association of Penal Law this morning,Show More Summary

GV Face: To Vote or Not to Vote? Voices from Tunisia as the 2014 Elections Begin

More than 15000 candidates from over a 100 parties are contesting in this election,

More Americans Renounce Citizenship

Significant numbers of people are continuing to renounce their U.S. citizenship or end their long-term U.S. residency. There are 776 names on the Treasury Department list published Friday for the third quarter of 2014. That’s the third...Show More Summary

Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform – Book Salon Preview

Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform Chat with Robert E. Mutch about his new book. Hosted by investigative reporter Greg Palast. Today at 5pm ET, 2pm PT. Are corporations citizens? Is political inequality a necessary aspect of a democracy or something that must be stamped out? These are the questions that have [...]

Ukraine's Uncertain Future

Elizabeth Pond, the respected American author who has reported on Eastern Europe for three decades, recently wrote a eulogy for Ukraine. The seizure of Crimea, Russia's military rout of the Ukrainians in the east, and the humiliating...Show More Summary

Washington Must Recognize India as another Great Power to Be

Before becoming prime minister India's Narendra Modi was barred from receiving a visa to visit the U.S. A rising leader in the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was tied to deadly sectarian violence. But now, backed by an overwhelming parliamentary majority, he leads one of Asia's most important powers. Show More Summary

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