Indonesians have mobilized in record numbers to collect cash for the Australian PM, who touched a raw nerve by bringing up Australia’s $1 bn in tsunami relief aid to Jakarta while making a clemency appeal for convicted drug traffickers.
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Details of a CIA sting emerging from a court case in the U.S. may prompt United Nations monitors to reassess some evidence related to Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons work, two western diplomats said.
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The Russian State Duma has ratified the $100 billion BRICS bank that’ll serve as a pool of money for infrastructure projects in Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa, and challenge the dominance of the Western-led World Bank and the … Read the rest
There are increasingly signs that Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande operated behind the backs of the Americans, when they traveled to Minsk last week, in an attempt to reach an agreement between the warring factions.
The 53-year-old European representative of … Read the rest
European and US businesses with operations based in South Africa said legislation coming from the ANC was a cause for concern.
The compulsory black ownership element in the new broad-based black economic empowerment codes were weighing on US companies in … Read the rest
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the US is supplying Kiev with lethal weapons, telling reporters that the conflict in Ukraine will not be resolved through military escalation.
“According to our intelligence, [US] weapons are already being delivered,” Putin was shown … Read the rest
A German nurse admitted to at least 30 killings.
“A German nurse has admitted killing 30 of his patients by injecting them with cardiovascular medication.
The 38-year-old, identified only as Niels H, told a court-appointed psychiatrist that he had wanted … Read the rest
The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cologne has disclosed it is worth €3.35 billion ($3.82 billion), making it richer than the Vatican, Reuters said.
Cologne church officials announced their report on Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten period.
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Dr. MaryAnne Demasi’s documentary on the criminal activity of the pharmaceutical industry regarding cholesterol-lowering statin drugs sent shock waves through the mainstream media in Australia at the end of 2013. Published in two parts on the popular news show The … Read the rest
We hear a lot about the United States’ Judeo-Christian heritage, but according to President Obama, “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.”
That’s what the president told a White House conference on “countering violent … Read the rest
The fraught relationship between Russia and the West, which was supposed to improve following an agreement over Ukraine, has descended instead into renewed acrimony after a series of tense military and diplomatic confrontations.
France and Germany, which had brokered the … Read the rest
The Department of Defence is apparently trying to reverse racial quotas in its recruitment.
The latest South African Survey by the SA Institute of Race Relations shows that the military plans to employ more whites and fewer blacks.
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