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Rentboy Helped Me Stay Alive in This ‘Economy of Violence’

17 minutes agoNews : Truthdig

See-ming Lee / (CC BY-SA 2.0) The raid on by the U.S. government in late August ended a “reliable, safe way I had to find clients” and disrupted “the sex trades’ networks of mutual support and safety,” writes an anonymous contributor to the Guardian’s comment page. On Aug. Show More Summary

Corruption Scandal Takes Down Guatemala's Prez

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink. A spokesman says Perez Molina submitted his resignation at midnight after he was ordered to stand in front of a judge in the customs fraud case, which already...

Two Vice News reporters released in Turkey's southeast: source

23 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

ANKARA (Reuters) - Two Vice News journalists arrested earlier this week in Turkey's southeast on charges of having links to a terrorist organization have been released, a Turkish government source told Reuters on Thursday.

Protesting farmers in more than 1,500 tractors flood Paris streets

25 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

PARIS (Reuters) - Protesting French farmers converged on Paris in more than 1,500 tractors on Thursday to demand more government action to stem a crisis in the meat and dairy sectors that has left some farms near bankruptcy in the European Union's top agricultural producer.

Tokyo’s First Major Military Export Will Be a Seaplane

In April 2014 the Japanese government finally lifted its postwar ban on the export of defense products. Tokyo approved its first arms export this summer — the supply of PAC-2 missile parts to the U.S., which will then sell the completed Patriot missiles to Qatar. It’s only a matter of...

Existence of Gold Train Is 'Matter of Faith' - Polish Official

Poland's culture minister said that the government body will not respond to inquiries regarding the rumored "gold train" because the rumored finding is a matter of faith rather than facts.

Hosting Ukrainian Refugees Has Cost Russia Over 4 Bln Rubles

According to the Russian government's Investigative Committee, hosting refugees from conflict-torn Ukraine has cost Russia over four billion rubles ($60 million).

Guatemalan President Resigns Amid Scandal

1 hour agoNews : NYTimes: News

Otto Pérez Molina said he would face charges in a customs fraud scandal that has generated a sweeping protest movement of citizens enraged by government corruption.

Why Are Cases of Shoulder Injuries From Vaccines Increasing?

While still rare and little-known, shoulder injury cases settled in the government’s so-called “vaccine injury court” have shot up in recent years. The post Why Are Cases of Shoulder Injuries From Vaccines Increasing? appeared first on WIRED.

South Africa In “No Rush” To Go Nuclear, To Focus On Renewable Energy 

South Africa’s government has dismissed reports that claim it is planning to set up nuclear power plants to address the rising demand for electricity. Energy minister Tina Joemat-Petterson told reporters that her government has not signed...Show More Summary

MARK RIPPETOE: Government Exercise: See the NIH’s Embarrassing Fitness Recommendations. “If ‘exe…

MARK RIPPETOE: Government Exercise: See the NIH’s Embarrassing Fitness Recommendations. “If ‘exercises’ less strenuous than your daily activity actually worked, you’d already be fit.” It’s like he wrote a book on this stuff or something.

Israel may allow security troops to shoot Palestinian ‘stone throwers’

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his security officials to consider changing rules which govern when soldiers can shoot Palestinian stone throwers, according to Wednesday reports. A statement from Netanyahu’s office revealed that the Israeli leader was considering loosening...

Harper hits suburban Vancouver to talk transit in hotly contested region

Conservative Leader expected to announce that a Conservative government would help fund light rail in Surrey, B.C. The post Harper hits suburban Vancouver to talk transit in hotly contested region appeared first on

Drowned Kurish Refugee Boy Had Been Denied Papers

``The family had two strikes against it -- like thousands of other Syrian-Kurdish refugees in Turkey, the United Nations would not register them as refugees, and the Turkish government would not grant them exit visas.'' -- See also Italy revives border controls (at Bavaria's behest; supposedly temporarily.)

Syria mired in conflict driven by foreign powers: UN

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrians are caught between government bombardment of civilian areas and ruthless Islamist groups in a conflict increasingly driven by foreign powers and marked by the "spread of extremism", U.N. war crimes investigators said on Thursday.

The pope is visiting. Federal workers should treat it like three snow days

Traffic congestion will be so bad that federal employees in the Washington area should try not to come into work when Pope Francis comes to town for three days this month, the government said Tuesday. While federal offices will stay open from Sept. 22 through Sept. 24, the Office of Personnel Management is urging agencies […]

Mexico and NAFTA: Still Waiting for the Dividends

The NYT had a piece on how Mexico's economy remains weak and the government is again plagued by corruption. At one point it comments that: "Growth has been slower under Mr. Peña Nieto’s presidency than the annual 2.3 percent averageShow More Summary

French farmers are going to flood Paris with tractors

French farmers are planning to flood Paris with more than a thousand tractors in a protest against the government. France's biggest farm union FNSEA will swarm the capital today, with around 1,000 tractors and 3,000 farmers, in a bid...Show More Summary

Elections: Hillary Clinton Losing Steam Amid Email Scandal

“By choosing to use a private email system, Hillary Clinton acted in reckless disregard of her duty to keep classified government information safe”, a spokeswoman for the Ohio GOP said in a written statement. Clinton also should have been aware of the series of presidential executive orders which have emphasized that information that foreign governments

Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

3 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday.

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