The US government loves to “promote democracy” overseas, often at the barrel of a gun. Strangely enough, however, it often “deplores” actual elections being held in such places. Take Ukraine, for example. An election held last week by a group … Read the rest
Writing for Americans is not always an enjoyable experience. Many readers want to have their prejudices confirmed, not challenged. Emotions rule their reason, and they are capable of a determined resistance to facts and are not inhibited from displays of … Read the rest
Thieves have stolen the iron gate to Dachau concentration camp bearing the slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free), the director of the memorial site in southern Germany and local police said on Monday.
The cast iron gate measures … Read the rest
Energy-exporting countries are set to pull their “petrodollars” out of world markets this year for the first time in almost two decades, according to a study by BNP Paribas.
Driven by this year’s drop in oil prices, the shift is … Read the rest
Harvard University is renowned the world over for the Ivy League education its students are offered, and the curriculum contains a class or two that would be hard to find elsewhere, RT reported.
As part of its annual Sex Week, … Read the rest
Just six weeks after the referendum in which Scots rejected independence by 55 to 45 percent, a new YouGov poll for the Times has found that 52 percent now back a split from the union, as Labour sees its support … Read the rest
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled she would rather see the UK leave the EU than compromise the free movement of immigrants, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.
The UK is nearing a “point of no return,” as British Prime Minister … Read the rest
There will not be power cuts as a result of the Majuba power station crisis anywhere in the country, Eskom said.
“There will be no load shedding today . We managed to restore coal supplies to two of the six … Read the rest
The tweets came fast and cynical: “That’s so science!” “I saw those white lab coats on the men behind [Obama], which pretty much convinced me.” “Another day, another POTUS presser on Ebola. If you missed it, here’s the summary: ‘White … Read the rest
Celtic have backed Aleksandar Tonev after the winger was suspended for seven matches for using “offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature” against Aberdeen defender Shay Logan.
The 24-year-old Bulgarian, on loan from Aston Villa until the end… Read the rest
A massive fire has broken out at the Radio France headquarters building in Paris, causing the evacuation of personnel, according to reports.
The fire engulfed the seventh and eight floors of Maison de la radio (Radio House) in the 16 … Read the rest
Russian “soft power” aimed at promoting the country’s image abroad is working and President Vladimir Putin is its key element, a report presented by the Center for Political Analysis at TASS on Friday says.
“Russian soft power is working smoothly. … Read the rest
France’s STX shipyard has placed four landing craft in the well dock of the Vladivostok helicopter carrier that is to be sent to Russia, the company said at the Euronaval 2014 exhibition on Friday.
Under the contract with Russia’s arms … Read the rest
The US should get ready for a new era of endless wars, stated Pentagon’s chief Chuck Hagel, noting that “tyranny,” “terrorism,” national security challenges and climate change pose a substantial threat to the US and its allies.
Although the Pentagon’s … Read the rest