Republican senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio is backing a bill that would triple the number of guest workers businesses could hire every year, after hundreds of workers in his state were fired and literally replaced by foreign guest workers.… Read the rest
Islamic State militants have entered Syria’s historic city of Palmyra, a UNESCO landmark, after gaining full control over the city, a monitoring group said Thursday. The extremists now control more than 50 percent of Syrian territory, it adds.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over Tuesday’s oil spill off the Santa Barbara County coast. It follows news that up to 105,000 gallons of oil leaked out from the ruptured pipeline.
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Predictably, experts see the hand of the Hells Angels behind Sunday’s Waco bloodbath. They say the Angels have been encouraging the Cossacks to challenge the Bandidos’ control of Texas. On Sunday, the Cossacks were helped by another gang, the Scimitars.… Read the rest
The government intends to review the Criminal Procedure Act with a view to expunging the criminal records of some in order to give criminals “a second chance”.
Criminal records had a “detrimental effect on successful social integration” the minister of … Read the rest
The Israeli government has had to suspend a recently passed law that would have prevented Palestinians from travelling on the same buses as Israelis.
The apartheid-style segregation law was introduced by Israel’s Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Wednesday but provoked … Read the rest
A new world order of warrior earth-mothers?
Imperator Furiosa, Charlize Theron is the “strong woman” figure in the latest Mad Max reboot. Mad Max, Fury Road opened to a box office success, and is undeniably a feat of technical and … Read the rest
Pointing the finger of blame at Russian President Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down last July, an Australian news show claims to have found the spot where the Russian BUK missile battery made its getaway, but the images don’t match, … Read the rest
Moscow believes the events in Macedonia are being orchestrated from outside, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
Lavrov said that outside pressure is being put on current Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski for not agreeing to follow Western-backed sanctions … Read the rest
Thousands of police and paramilitaries have been deployed and helicopters will be buzzing over Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, which has been turned into a fortress for Friday’s Twenty20 cricket game against lowly Zimbabwe.
Authorities have mounted an unprecedented operation to guard … Read the rest
This year’s Cannes Film Festival was greeted with consternation when a commonality was noticed across many of the festival’s in-competition selections: the Killer language, English.
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Though there are only two American filmmakers in competition for Cannes’ Palme d’Or and no
Former American presidential candidate, Pat Buchanan, sees the end of the Republican Party:
On immigration, Pat Buchanan campaigned on securing the border in 1991-92, when there were only 3 million illegal immigrants in the United States.
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But the Bush Republicans
Founded exactly 60 years ago on Tuesday, the Black Sash celebrated its anniversary with the launch of a biography of one of its earlier members, Sheena Duncan.
Duncan joined the organisation in 1978 and played a significant role in recruiting … Read the rest