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Ukraine conflict leaves families homeless

Intensified fighting in the country's east displaces increasing number of civilians as it destroys homes.

Troops killed in attacks in Egypt's North Sinai

ISIL-linked Ansar Beit al-Maqdis claims responsibility for wave of attacks in El-Arish, Sheik Zuwayid and Rafah.

French Police Question Boy, 8, Over Terrorism Remarks

Just how on edge is France after the Charlie Hebdo attack ? This might provide a clue: Police in Nice questioned an 8-year-old boy for a half-hour because he refused to take part in a moment of silence at his school and instead praised terrorists, reports AFP. “In the current...

Reflections on Charles De Gaulle, and Why Americans Are Told to Hate the French

I recently read a book by an apparently popular English author, Douglas Boyd(to any Brits out there, correct me if the jacket was wrong) called De Gaulle: The Man Who Defied Six US Presidents. It was a quick read, but I was not all that impressed. Boyd does have an agenda, to which he readily [...]

Teen Disupts Dutch News Broadcast, Demands Air Time

A strange drama unfolded today at Dutch national broadcaster NOS, where a young man clad in a suit and wielding what appeared to be a pistol demanded air time before being arrested, reports the BBC. Police later said the pistol was fake, reports ABC News. Authorities have identified the culprit...

Code Pink makes McCain see red

Anger spills over when anti-war group Code Pink disrupts a Senate hearing featuring veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger.

Video: Dutch Police Confront Gunman Who Broke Into TV Studio

Footage from the broadcaster shows the gunman, a young man in a suit and tie, drop his weapon and surrender to police.

European Ministers Agree to Extend Russia Sanctions

Greece had raised doubts about the sanctions but agreed to keep them in place for another six months.

This Week in Stupid: “Dearborn, Michigan, Is a ‘No-Go’ Zone”

The latest blatant falsehood from the right-wing noise machine is about “no-go” zones: communities inhabited by violent, America-hating Muslims. Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council[1], said the other day that Dearborn, Michigan, is such a zone, a place where sharia law is in effect. Really? That would come as news to the [...]

Argentina: Iran’s deal behind the move to abolish the spy agency

President Cristina Fernandez has portrayed Argentina’s spy agency as sinister, accountable to no one, and possibly responsible for the mysterious death of a prominent prosecutor in his Buenos Aires apartment. As a result, Fernandez declared this week, the Intelligence Secretariat needs to be totally shut down – and a new agency built from scratch. “You […]

Students Save Palestine

In proposing that Congress Members boycott or walk out on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress, expected to push for sanctions if not war on Iran, activists are drawing on actions engaged in by college students in recent years, as they have boycotted or walked out on or disrupted speeches by Israeli soldiers [...]

3 US Contractors Shot Dead at Kabul Airport

Another insider attack ? A gunman at an airport in Kabul killed three American contractors today, reports the AP. Reuters reports that the shooter was an Afghan soldier, though that has not been confirmed. ABC News quotes a US official as saying that the gunman was at least wearing the...

Oil Prices Changing the Face Of Global Geopolitics

Russia and Venezuela are two of many to be involved in the upcoming changes

Russia Says It Would Consider Financial Help for Greece

Finance minister says Russia hasn't yet received a request for assistance

Shock and Joy in Sri Lanka

The election shock on Sri Lanka has been called a model for how reformist elites and a fed up people can get rid of increasingly authoritarian leaders. To become a true role model, the reincarnated Sri Lankan democracy must in the next...Show More Summary

Ebola infections in West Africa going down

World Health Organisation says it is now shifting efforts from slowing spread of virus to stamping it out.

Code Pink protesters called for arresting Kissinger over war crimes

A Senate hearing opened this morning with Code Pink protesters trying to arrest former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger for “war crimes.” The protesters, bearing signs reading “Kissinger War Criminal” and “Cambodia,” rushed up behind the 91-year-old diplomat at the witness table of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which was holding a hearing on global […]

An Open Letter to Speaker John Boehner

Dear Mr. Speaker, This letter is about the invitation you extended to my Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to address a joint Session of Congress a mere two weeks before the Israeli elections in March. I read your invitation and saw...Show More Summary

Will the latest tensions serve Hezbollah?

The Lebanese armed group is said to have used Wednesday's fighting to improve its image.

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