The chaos caused by the highly controversial (Obama mandated?) reintroduction of the word “God” and the sentence “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel” at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, is ominously foreboding of the fate that … Read the rest
Jeremy Cronin’s opinions on the release of Clive Derby-Lewis as reported in Business Day not so long ago reflect the extraodinary powers of the South African Communist Party that endure almost 25 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.… Read the rest
As reported earlier by RIA, the Russian Defense Ministry says it had intercepted the activity of a Ukrainian radar system on the day the Malaysian plane went down in eastern Ukraine, the ministry’s press service said Friday.
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A former candidate in France’s recent municipal elections who likened the nation’s justice minister, who identifies as black, to a monkey was sentenced to nine months in jail for hate speech.
The National Front, a party that has often come under fire
Only 52% of South Africans believe that the USA take the protection of personal freedoms seriously. Overt the past year, the percentage of South Africans who still believe in the American president Barack Obama has dropped by 18 percentage points.… Read the rest
Russian President Vladimir Putin says all parties in the conflict in eastern Ukraine should lay down the arms and engage in talks as soon as possible after a commercial airliner was shot down.
Putin said on Friday in comments carried … Read the rest
The Provincial Commissioner of KwaZulu-Natal Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni has welcomed a hefty sentence handed down to Ntokozo Mthimkhulu (32) by the Mthunzini High Court yesterday, 17 July 2014. He was sentenced to five life terms plus 42 years imprisonment … Read the rest
A number of airlines around the world have announced they are going to reroute flights to avoid Ukrainian airspace. The list of companies includes Russian Aeroflot, UTair and Transaero, German Lufthansa and Turkish airlines.
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A Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing-777 with over 290 people on board has crashed in Ukraine, close to the border with Russia. Both Kiev and the opposition deny involvement in the incident.
Reports in the Western media hurried to blame the self-defense … Read the rest
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu wants to end to free government housing.
“Somebody has to have the courage to say this is not what we intended,” she said. Free housing was not in the Freedom Charter, which talked of there … Read the rest
A Johannesburg primary school teacher has been charged with attempted murder after the HIV-positive man allegedly raped two schoolboys.
The 44-year-old black teacher, who worked at Soweto’s Sediba-Thuto Primary school until he was fired in February, briefly appeared at the … Read the rest
Moscow and Havana have reportedly reached an agreement on reopening the SIGINT facility in Lourdes, Cuba – once Russia’s largest foreign base of this kind – which was shut down in 2001 due to financial problems and under US pressure.… Read the rest
France, Germany, and Italy are among EU members who don’t want to follow the US lead and impose trade sanctions on Russia. US sanctions are seen as a push to promote its own multibillion free-trade pact with Europe.
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Politicians in Germany have devised an ingenious solution to combat the threat of eavesdropping by American spies: playing classical music during their meetings.
MPs who sit on the spying committee had become so concerned that US agents might listen in … Read the rest