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Oops, BBC: Iraq photo to illustrate Houla massacre?

  With the shock of the Houla tragedy ringing across the world, the BBC has released a story with a harrowing picture of rows and rows of children’s bodies awaiting burial… But isn’t that post-Saddam Iraq? ­Photographer Marco di Lauro who took the shot grabbed by the BBC says he nearly... [Read More]

America’s response to London riots

America's response to London riots With civil unrest spreading into the western world, the US is readying what to do should mass riots break out state-side. What exactly is the official plan of action should the government need to step in and squash demonstrators? Send the military after minorities. Marc... [Read More]

UK trooper cuts off Taliban fingers as souvenirs

UK trooper cuts off Taliban fingers as souvenirs A soldier from 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland The British Ministry of Defense is investigating allegations that a Scottish soldier sliced off the fingers of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and kept them as macabre... [Read More]

Rebels build their castle on post-Gaddafi sand

Rebels-build-their-castle-on-post-Gaddafi-sandLibyan rebels celebrate after pushing out forces loyal to Libya’s leader Moamer Kadhafi out of Bir Ghanam, 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of the Libyan capital Tripoli on August 6, 2011 (AFP Photo / Colin Summers) Libyan rebels... [Read More]

Egyptian protesters back on Tahrir Square

An Egyptian shouts slogans during a protest of Islamist groups at Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 29, 2011 (photo from daylife.com) In Egypt, the crowds are back in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, five months after the ousting of President Mubarak. Thousands... [Read More]

Migrant workers “might provoke a crisis” – opposition leader

Migrant workers might provoke a crisis opposition leaderMigrant workers in Russia (RIA Novosti / Sergey Pyatakov) Labor immigration to Russia should be banned from states where the birth rate is not restricted by law, the Liberal Democratic Party has stated. ­Russia should set... [Read More]

Russian court makes foreign donations to NGOs tax free

Russian court makes foreign donations to NGOs tax freeImage by RT The Russian Supreme Arbitration Court has freed non-governmental organizations from paying a tax on the donations they receive from foreign foundations. The tax officials wanted to levy a 24 percent profit tax on such... [Read More]

US targets missile defense against Russia

US targets missile defense against Russia NATO envoy US politicians do not conceal fact that missile defense system will be aimed against Russia The US-sponsored European missile defense system will be aimed at Russia, and some American politicians openly state that, the Russian... [Read More]

Kaczynski flight crew made crude errors – Polish report

Kaczynski flight crew made crude errors Polish report Russian rescuers workers attend the site where a Polish government Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft crashed on April 10, near Smolensk airport on April 11, 2010 (AFP Photo / Natalia Kolesnikova) The commission headed by Polish minister... [Read More]

Polish presidential crash report

A Russian serviceman stands guard near part of the wreckage of a Polish government Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft that crashed near Smolensk airport in this April 11, 2010 file photo Polish investigators have concluded that pilot error was actually to blame for last year’s Smolensk plane tragedy, local... [Read More]

Oslo terrorists might have grown up in Norway

Oslo terrorists might have grown up in Norway Around 300 demonstrators gathered in University Square in Oslo on February 12, 2010 in protest against Islam’s Prophet Mohammed drawings that were printed in Dagbladet (AFP Photo / Stian Lysberg Solum / Scanpix) The terrorist attack in Oslo could... [Read More]

Iran shoots down US spy drone

Iran-shoots-down-US-spy-droneA U.S. Predator unmanned drone How would the US react to a robotic Iranian spy plane flying over American nuclear plants, unannounced, to see how things were shaping up at the country’s uranium facilities? I know, I know. Easy answer. It’s no surprise... [Read More]

Medvedev, Merkel talks open new opportunities for Transdniester settlement

Medvedev Merkel talks open new opportunities for Transdniester settlement Tiraspol, the capital of the unrecognized Republic of Transdniester Moldova should use Russia’s and Germany’s attention to the Transdniester problem as a chance to find new ways of resolving the territorial dispute,... [Read More]

Lavrov: missile defense the only irritant in Russian-US relations

Lavrov missile defense the only irritant in Russian US relations Moscow hopes for a “fair deal” on missile defense with Washington The controversial topic of missile defense remains the only irritant in the relations between Moscow and Washington, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. Concerning... [Read More]

Gerald Celente: “Austerity riots will come to the US”

Gerald Celente: ‘ Austerity riots will come to the US’ More and more of the world economy is crumbling and America doesn’t seem too far behind. While riots erupt in Greece over austerity measures imposed by the government, back home lay-offs are rampant on Wall Street with Goldman Sachs... [Read More]

Congressmen declare debt ceiling unconstitutional

Image from digitaltrends.com If Democrats and Republicans can’t decide on a decision regarding the debt ceiling dilemma, some are now saying that it doesn’t even matter — and that laying out a limit is actually unconstitutional. A group of lawmakers are combing over the Constitution to see if... [Read More]

Saakashvili closes down Russian schools in Georgia

Saakashvili closes down Russian schools in Georgia On Saakashvili’s initiative, it was decided that English would be start being taught from the first grade. The Georgian authorities have reportedly decided to purge Russia from the educational system as all Russian-speaking schools will be shut down. ­The... [Read More]

Dutch vote on “Magnitsky list” is pre-meditated – Russian official

Dutch-vote-on----Magnitsky-list----is-pre-meditated-----Russian-official-Dutch flags fly at half-mast near the Dutch Parliament building (background) in The Hague, Netherlands (AFP Photo / Getty Images) The Dutch parliament has voted unanimously for a resolution to impose travel and economic sanctions... [Read More]

Opposition party contests registration denial, appeals to European Parliament

Opposition-party-contests-registration-denial-appeals-to-European-ParliamentParnas co-chairmen believe the grounds through which the party was denied registration are unlawful. (RIA Novosti / Vitaly Belousov) The People’s Freedom Party, or Parnas, intends to contest the Russian... [Read More]

Social network activists ask Lukashenko to stop persecution of silent protesters

Social-network-activists-ask-Lukashenko-to-stop-persecution-of-silent-protestersThe Belarusian government has blocked access to two sites on Russia’s Vkontakte online social network Participants of the Belarusian group “Revolution Through Social Networks” wrote an open... [Read More]

Russia, Japan discuss peace treaty in “a more favorable atmosphere”

Russia-Japan-discuss-peace-treaty-in----a-more-favorable-atmosphere----The South Kuril Islands (RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnoykhov) Moscow and Tokyo have created a historical commission to study thorny issues in bilateral relations. ­A more favorable atmosphere has developed as of... [Read More]

RT presenter choked by police

RT America television host Adam Kokesh was violently slammed and arrested by police An RT America television host Adam Kokesh was violently slammed and choked by police who arrested the host after he took part in a flash-mob at the publicly-funded Jefferson Memorial. On May 28 Adam and other activists... [Read More]

SWAT kills American hero

SWAT-kills-American-hero SWAT kills American hero   Seventy-one rounds of ammo were unloaded in seven second on Jose Guerena, an ex-Marine who served two tours of Iraq. The gunfire wasn’t unleashed by insurgents from opposing military forces, however. The 60 bullets that... [Read More]

Democracy For America launches Afghan withdraw campaign.

Democracy-For-America-launches-Afghan-withdraw-campaign- AFP Photo / Tauseef Mustafa   Howard Dean’s US progressive organization Democracy For America has launched an Afghanistan withdrawal campaign following a change in political view by Dean himself. Dean, an active critic... [Read More]