Conspiracy theories are swirling around last week’s terror attacks in Paris, and beyond the customary fringe websites, they are being aired by Turkish politicians and mainstream Russian and Iranian media outlets.
Those making – or hinting at – the claims … Read the rest
China has understood Washington’s geopolitical game.
The year 2015 might thus be one of the most decisive and interesting in modern history with China implementing a policy decision that will transform the world over the next decade.
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A record 3 million copies of the new edition of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have appeared on French newsstands, with new caricatures triggering outrage among Muslims all over the world, and threats from radical Islamists.
Many mainstream Muslim organizations also … Read the rest
Thousands of German spies posted around the world could be at risk after it emerged that a double agent unmasked last summer stole a list of their real identities and may have sold it.
The double agent, who has been … Read the rest
Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War II, in what would be Kim’s first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan’s … Read the rest
AfriLeaks, an anonymous whistleblowing platform for Africa, has been launched today, the Guardian reports.
The platform is designed to securely connect whistleblowers with media organizations across Africa and to teach journalists how to effectively verify and investigate the quality of … Read the rest
The latest mass-rally of the self-styled “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West” came just hours after the chancellor Angela Merkel said that “Islam has a place in Germany.” German politicians previously called on Pegida to cancel their weekly … Read the rest
South African troops are heading for a fight with battle-hardened rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The government yesterday announced that a confrontation with Forces for Democratic Liberation of Rwanda in the Democratic Republic of Congo was “inevitable”.
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The killing-spree against white farmers continues unabated.
Two black men were arrested for the murder of an elderly white woman at Erfbloem farm near Theunissen, Free State police said on Tuesday.
The two blacks, aged 21 and 22, were accused … Read the rest
Brazil and Russia’s membership of the BRICs may expire by the end of this decade if they fail to revive their flagging economies, according to Jim O’Neill, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. chief economist who coined the acronym.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that last Wednesday’s attack on a French satirical magazine was committed by militants who had fought in Syria for the West-backed aim of ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.
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A police commissioner, who had been investigating the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine committed suicide with his service gun on Thursday night, French media reported.
Police commissioner Helric Fredou, who had been investigating the attack on the French weekly … Read the rest
A Hamburg daily that reprinted satirical cartoons from French newspaper Charlie Hebdo was hit by arsonists at the weekend, raising security concerns in Germany on the eve of a planned mass rally against Islam in the city of Dresden.
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