Youth unemployment in Italy hit a new high of 43.3 percent in October, while the overall jobless rate also rose, national statistics agency Istat said on Friday.
An Italian was critically injured along with 11 Palestinians on Friday afternoon after Israeli forces opened live fire on a protest march in the village of Kafr Qaddum west of Nablus. Palestinian Minister of Health Jawad Awwad told Ma’an that…
The Palestinian deputy prime minister has hailed European countries’ latest steps to grant official recognition to Palestine, describing these as “sending a strong signal to Israel to change its policy”.
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri cop who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August, is under “no illusion” about remaining a police officer, his lawyer said.
Spain’s youth unemployment rate is the highest in the European Union, more than seven times the equivalent figure in Germany, official EU figures published on Friday show.
Tomorrow, Saturday, marks the first anniversary of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, where then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union. One year later Ukraine is embroiled in a civil war that has claimed more than 4,000 lives. NATO is on the verge of an armed conflict with Russia that threatens humanity with nuclear annihilation.
The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany’s foreign intelligence service, spied on some citizens living abroad, a former lawyer for the spies told MPs on Thursday.
Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria’s biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.
French lawmakers were to debate on Friday a motion urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state, amid growing European frustration at the moribund Middle East peace process.
Carmen Martínez Ayudo was driven from her home after her son had used it as security for a €40,000 loan from an individual.
The United States is opening “Guantanamo branches” in Ukraine in exchange for financial assistance.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon to protest against continuation of the government’s austerity measures.
When the Orwellian “Middle East Peace Envoy” Tony Blair was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by GQ Magazine in September for “his tireless charitable work” (tell that to the dismembered, dispossessed, traumatized of Iraq, Afghanistan) there was widespread disbelief.
Civilian volunteers and NGOs have found at least four mass graves in a Mexico search operation for the remains of the 43 students who went missing after protests in September.
Does the Name “Strauss-Kahn” Ring a Bell?
In a few days the Swiss people will go to the polls to decide whether the Swiss central bank is to be required to hold 20% of its reserves in the form of gold. Polls show that the gold requirement is favored by the less well off and opposed by wealthy Swiss invested in stocks.
Riots have broken out in southern France over the death of a young activist killed by a police grenade.
Israeli military forces have shot dead a young Palestinian man north of the besieged Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime’s aggression against Palestinians continues unabated.
These are bleak times. I’ve been in serious conversation with some deep sources and interlocutors – those who know but don’t need to show off, privileging discretion. They are all deeply worried. This is what one of them, a New York…
A worrying new strain of bird flu has been observed for the first time in a wild bird in northern Germany, the agriculture ministry said Saturday.
Oil and gas production has been stopping. National assets have been sold off to foreign corporations and privatised. Libya is no longer a competitive economic power in Africa anymore. Nor is Libya a growing financial power. Tripoli virtually transformed from a debtless country to an indebted one overnight.
Gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab say they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people.
Greece is locked in tough negotiations with its foreign lenders, with “nerves stretched” on both sides, the finance minister warned on Tuesday, raising the temperature as Athens tries to exit an unpopular bailout program.
The Dutch central bank has secretly brought a large chunk of the European nation’s gold reserves held in New York back to Amsterdam.
Ukraine’s defence minister said on Saturday (Nov 22) that Russia has 7,500 troops in the east of the country, which destabilises the situation in the east where pro-Moscow separatists have been fighting government troops for months.
A song of protest against the introduction of water charges and the stealth privatisation of Irish national resources. Produced by DJ ADA and featuring Fionbarra Draper.
A spokesperson for the US State Department said that Washington and its allies remain in contact on further restrictive measures they want to impose on Russia.
It’s long overdue but better late than never that Europe might just be back-pedalling on America’s aggressive agenda towards Russia. The business-like visit to Moscow this week by Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier suggests that Europe can come to its senses to seek a diplomatic resolution of the escalating tensions over the Ukraine crisis – tensions that could spark a wider continental war, or worse.
The Missing Burden of Proof
On Wednesday, the Dutch government invoked the state secrets privilege to stonewall queries by leading Dutch news magazine Elsevier on a secret pact controlling the investigation into the July 17 shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn east Ukraine.
There are clear signs that a major war is about to break out in Ukraine: A war actively promoted by the NATO regimes and supported by their allies and clients in Asia (Japan) and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia). The war over Ukraine will essentially run along the lines of a full-scale military offensive against the southeast Donbas region, targeting the breakaway ethnic Ukraine- Russian Peoples Republic of Donetsk and Lugansk, with the intention of deposing the democratically elected government, disarming the popular militias, killing the guerrilla resistance partisans and their mass base, dismantling the popular representative organizations and engaging in ethnic cleansing of millions of bilingual Ukraino-Russian citizens. NATO’s forthcoming military seizure of the Donbas region is a continuation and extension of its original violent putsch in Kiev, which overthrew an elected Ukrainian government in February 2014.
The mayor of Jerusalem has called on Israeli authorities to revoke the citizenship of family members of terrorists. This proposal was made in response to growing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis.
Official Washington’s “group think” on Syria and Ukraine is so delusional that it is putting the whole world in danger, but – as with the Iraq War – the major U.S. news media is part of the problem, not part of any solution, writes Robert Parry.
Coverage of the midterm elections has, understandably, focused on the shift in political power from Democrats toward Republicans. But behind the scenes, another major story has been playing out. Wall Street spent upwards of $300M to influence the election results. And a key part of its agenda has been a plan to move more and more of the $3 trillion dollars in unguarded government pension funds into privately managed, high-fee investments — a shift that may well constitute the biggest financial story of our generation that you’ve never heard of.
Ike was right about the grave danger to democracy and freedom posed by national-security state governmental apparatuses. Just ask Egyptians. Or Chileans.
Catalonia’s embattled president has criticized the state prosecutor-general’s lodging of a criminal complaint against him over alleged offenses including abuse of power for holding a symbolic vote on independence in the Spanish region.
Palestinian children, who have been suffering from the recent Israeli war atrocities, have demonstrated in Gaza City against the living conditions they have been through.
A junior French minister resigned on Friday as a scandal implicating him in the awarding of lucrative public contracts to members of his family hit President François Hollande’s Socialist government with another bruising.
NATO officials admit they have no confirmation that Russian weaponry and military vehicles cross the border and that Russian troops are being amassed along the border with Ukraine, Russia’s envoy to the alliance Alexander Grushko said.
Former Turkish President Abdullah Gul has slammed the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warning that Ankara is doomed to collapse if it continues its foreign policy on Iraq and Syria.
During a debate on reforms to the highly unpopular water charges, Fine Gael TD for Tipperary North, Noel Coonan, made the fantastical claim that the Irish State was facing “what is potentially an Isis situation” if protests against the water charge were not “nipped in the bud”.
For years, knitting fanatic Anne Feast has entertained local children with quirky displays of handmade animals in her front window.
But when she put a gorilla there, police went, well…bananas.
A school’s head of governors has claimed he was told to step down by the headteacher after she discovered he had joined Ukip.
IDF troops did nothing to stop Israeli settlers from attacking Palestinian villagers, according to videos released by the Yesh Din rights group, showing soldiers pointing guns at Palestinians while Israelis are throwing stones from behind their backs.
Israel says a vote by the Spanish parliament on Tuesday calling on Madrid to recognize a Palestinian state is counterproductive because it will encourage Palestinians to take on more extreme positions in negotiations.
The truth is Washington and its European allies have no real alternative to resurrect their economies or that of the world. Their neoliberal capitalist dead-end policies of enriching a financial oligarchy while clobbering the mass of citizens with relentless austerity is a major reason why the world economy is irreversibly in demise.
The European Union has set itself on a collision course with Israel after drawing up a list of sanctions to be imposed if the country takes steps that would make the establishment of a Palestinian state impossible.
A prominent banker was found dead in the tub of his posh downtown apartment with his throat slashed — in what detectives suspect is a suicide, police sources said on Wednesday.
A protest movement in Hungary over corruption and an increasingly pro-Russian leadership broke out this week, raising questions about whether the former communist nation is on the verge of becoming the next Ukraine. Hungary is more stable than Ukraine, which…
It is a fundamental principle of German foreign policy that talks are the best way to solve diplomatic problems. Such was the rationale behind Gernot Erler’s recent trip to Moscow to speak with Russian parliamentarians about the ongoing Ukraine-related difficulties. Erler is the German government’s Russia liaison and he has spent much of his political career working towards better relations between Germany and Russia. But his recent trip to the Russia capital was a painful one. There was no one in parliament who was willing to speak with him.