Israeli forces detained a Palestinian from the village of Susiya south of Hebron after residents took down a tent set up by Israeli settlers on land belonging to a Palestinian family in the area, a local official said.
Ireland will have to give €157m more towards the EU budget than expected a year ago.
Germany will get an early Christmas present of around €779 million from the EU, thanks to weaker than expected GDP growth.
Protesters from all over Italy have packed the streets of Rome to express their anger at labor market reforms, one of the main building blocks of the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s policy.
With the killing of a Canadian soldier in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, on October 20, and the shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 22, the Canadian authorities and the mainstream media have already decided. Without evidence, they are blaming “Islamic extremism” for both incidents, even though we know practically nothing about the two men who acted alone.
We have an integration-oriented, positive, peaceful agenda; we are working actively with our colleagues in the Eurasian Economic Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, BRICS and other partners. This agenda is aimed at developing ties between governments, not dissociating. We are not planning to cobble together any blocs or get involved in an exchange of blows.
The Chinese government will not join economic sanctions against Russia, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has commented on the West’s position on Crimea’s reunification by likening it to the Latin proverb, “What is permissible for Jove is not permissible for an ox.”
See how sleek and self-satisfied they look, riding our backs, distracting our minds, filling us with fright about wicked foes. Important things keep happening, but not enough to finish them off. Not yet enough.
In early September in Russia, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden told me about a documentary entitled “Citizenfour,” named after the alias he used when he asked filmmaker Laura Poitras to help him warn Americans about how deeply the NSA had carved away their freedoms.
The “Yemen model” is one of perpetual violence. The limits of what can be done in the name of “counterterrorist” action often appear boundless.
President Nicolas Maduro’s government said on Thursday it had taken over warehouses around Venezuela crammed with medical goods and food that “bourgeois criminals” were hoarding for speculation and contraband.
Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 for each patient they diagnose with dementia, NHS bosses say.
Russia and Ukraine have once again failed to agree on the resumption of gas supplies, after Gazprom dismissed an EU proposal for a European intermediary be introduced to the supply chain to manage payments.
The election campaign in Ukraine is marked by an inordinate degree of filthiness and cynicism, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said on Friday as he took the floor at a meeting of the UN Security Council.
Italian workers are holding a 24-hour strike across the country Friday, protesting against the so-called “Jobs Act”, proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
The leader of France’s armed forces said his country’s military “hurt” Isis forces in a recent raid led by the international coalition battling the extremists in Iraq.
It appears a former CIA chief is at a stand-off with the agency.
That’s after Leon Panetta published a book about his work for the Obama administration without final approval from officials.
It highlights many controversial issues, including the agency’s global drone campaign.
Russia has dismissed sanctions against it over its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, stating that neither the United States nor the European Union (EU) can isolate Moscow.
Hungarian relations with Russia contributed to the US decision, believes the senior research fellow under the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia Research Programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. “Hungary’s Russian policy is of key importance” in the latest American move, he said.
The West’s case blaming Russia for the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last July appears to be crumbling as the German foreign intelligence agency has concluded that the anti-aircraft missile battery involved came from a Ukrainian military base, according to a report by the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel.
Swedish military has called off the search for a ‘Russian underwater vessel’ thought to have been lurking in the Stockholm archipelago, after admitting that it was ‘definitely not’ a submarine.
The Ukrainian Army appears to have fired cluster munitions on several occasions into the heart of Donetsk, unleashing a weapon banned in much of the world into a rebel-held city with a peacetime population of more than one million, according to physical evidence and interviews with witnesses and victims.
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov says the ISIL terrorist group’s leader, Ibrahim Samarrai who is known by the alias Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, works for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and is financially supported by western secret services.
Radoslaw Sikorski — the speaker of the Polish Parliament and that nation’s former foreign minister — was forced to apologize after claiming that he overheard Vladimir Putin in 2008 suggest that Ukraine should be divided between Russia and Poland.
While the name of the Ottawa gunman is yet to be announced, a number of officials told numerous media that the shooter is believed to be Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent Muslim convert, allegedly designated as a high-risk traveler.
The Syrian government has admitted that the ISIL Takfiri militants have conducted flights by three captured planes belonging to the Syrian army.
The Seanad (Senate) is now calling on the Dáil (the lower house) to do the same.
At around noon on October 20th, an explosion rocked the Donbass Arena, destroying much of the western part of the stadium. A young girl playing in its shadow narrowly escapes death from the falling rubble.
Israel refuses to fully live up to the pledges it has taken under a ceasefire deal that ended its recent war on the Gaza Strip.
The Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani.
There is an unspoken rule in American politics, expressed ever more clearly in each election cycle, that the more important an issue is, the less it can be discussed—much less decided—by the election. The US military has embarked on a new war in the Middle East, democratic rights have been eviscerated, millions are without jobs, household incomes are falling, and a record number of people are being deported from the country. Yet, with the 2014 midterm election just 17 days away, none of these issues are being discussed.
Built to be the deadliest hunter killer aircraft of all time, the F-35 has quite literally become the hunted. In every scenario that the F-35 has been wargamed against Su-30 Flankers, the Russian aircraft have emerged winners. America’s newest stealth aircraft – costing $191 million per unit – is riddled with such critical design flaws that it’s likely to get blown away in a shootout with the super-maneuverable Sukhois.
Up to a million protesters will descend on Rome on Saturday to call for job creation and greater investment in the economy, the secretary general of union CGIL said on Monday.
French police on Monday fired tear gas at hundreds of migrants trying to force their way onto trucks in the northern port of Calais in a desperate bid to reach Britain.
During and after Israel’s war on Gaza, bipartisan congressional majorities have worked to undermine war crimes investigations by the United Nations and human rights groups.
Any sensible person would know that the political decisions that entail some risk for the highly qualified staff involve a high level of responsibility from those who call on them to fulfill a risky task. This is something far more difficult than sending soldiers to fight and even die for a just political cause; and they also did so because they always thought it was their duty.
Whisper – a new social network that claims to provide anonymity – has been accused of secretly tracking users. The allegations were made by the Guardian newspaper, provoking renewed scrutiny of a multitude of data privacy claims made by software companies.
Is Ebola virus a GMO? Why does it spread so quickly and travel such great distances? What’s going on in the bio-warfare laboratories that the United States have set in West Africa? And most importantly. Are we being told the truth about Ebola?
The German BND is not an independent intelligent service but more like a CIA branch according to Manuel Ochsenreiter, Editor-in-Chief of Zuerst magazine.
This is very interesting. Speaking at a fundraiser in Las Vegas on Monday, Hillary Clinton ripped into Putin, and lectured Europeans on being too soft on him. Her remarks suggested a deep personal distaste for the man.
Russia is preparing to bar state-run companies from importing vehicles, heavy equipment and metallurgy products, an influential Russian daily said Sunday.
The respective governments of China and Russia are seriously considering the idea of building a high-speed railway line between their two capital cities, according to reports.
The United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus – among other related diseases – would not be weaponized in the event of Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases.
Scientists allege deadly diseases such as Ebola and AIDS are bio weapons being tested on Africans. Other reports have linked the Ebola virus outbreak to an attempt to reduce Africa’s population. Liberia happens to be the continents’s fastest growing population.
It is not merely hyperbole when it is said the US created terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or the so-called “Islamic State.” It is documented fact. The current conflict in the Middle East may appear to be a chaotic conflagration beyond the control of the United States and its many eager allies, but in reality it is the intentional, engineered creation of regional fronts in a war against Iran and its powerful arc of influence.
A male passenger who landed at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport has been transferred to an isolation unit amid fears he may be suffering from the Ebola virus. But a specialist was keen to play down concerns.
A stone’s throw away from the Turkish border, the Kurdish city of Kobane has been seized by Islamic State (formerly ISIS). However, they are meeting fierce resistance with every street being defended by fighters from the YPG youth section of the local PKK. They are young and a significant proportion of them are women. George Galloway speaks with Kurdish Activist Memed Aksoy about the horrors these young fighters face.
Rocket that downed plane was fired from Buk missile defence system, says BND intelligence agency
Sweden’s armed forces have deployed planes and ships in the waters near the country’s capital due to possible “foreign underwater activity” in the Stockholm archipelago, said the country’s military.