Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday that China is ready to help Russia overcome its economic difficulties.
Beijing is willing to help Moscow and believes that Russia “has the ability and the wisdom to overcome the current economic difficulties,” … Read the rest
Wikileaks has released two classified documents instructing CIA operatives how best to circumvent global security systems in international airports, including those of the EU, while on undercover missions.
The first of the documents, dated September 2011, advises undercover operatives how … Read the rest
In an unprecedented decision, an Argentine court has ruled that the Sumatran orangutan ‘Sandra’, who has spent 20 years at the zoo in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, should be recognized as a person with a right to freedom.
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A driver shouting “Allahu Akbar” ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France Sunday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after a man yelling the same words was killed in an attack on police officers.
Two of the people injured in … Read the rest
President Raúl Castro declared victory for the Cuban Revolution on Saturday in a wide-ranging speech, thanking President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule … Read the rest
On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, thousands of #BlackLivesMatter protesters packed the Mall of America outside Minneapolis on Saturday to call for police reform in the wake of the officer-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Eric … Read the rest
Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns on Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney.
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THE World Bank and donors will next year contribute more than $100 million to the Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund as the Bretton Woods institute warms up to re-engagement with Zimbabwe following years of acrimony.
Six donors, the European Union, United Kingdom, … Read the rest
The news site www.russianspaceweb.com carries a report on the Kondor-E, a top secret spy satellite for South Africa’s defence department.
Under the headline “Russia to orbit South-Africa’s first spy satellite”, it claims that South African defence intelligence “planned to use … Read the rest
Oddly, during a week when President Obama prepares to launch new sanctions against Venezuela and Russia, The White House admits that sanctions do not work.
“It is clear that decades of US isolation of Cuba have failed to accomplish our … Read the rest
On Monday night, an estimated 15,000 people joined Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West, in a march through Dresden, Germany, carrying banners bearing slogans such as “Zero tolerance towards criminal asylum seekers”, “Protect our homeland” and “Stop … Read the rest
In the matter between Clive Derby-Lewis and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services/Mrs. L. Hani/the SA Communist Party concerning Derby-Lewis’s application for prison release on medical grounds (Case No. 78689/2014), the Gauteng High Court ordered, inter alia, that the second … Read the rest
Growth in Angola and Nigeria, the only sub- Saharan African members of Opec, would slow next year because of weaker crude prices, according to Fitch Ratings.
Fitch’s 2015 growth projection for Nigeria was revised down to 5.2 percent from 6.4 … Read the rest