Thousands of people have resigned from the Lutheran Church in Finland, after the nation’s parliament approved a same-sex marriage law and the church’s archbishop expressed support for the vote, Finland’s Yle News reported.
By late Saturday, around 7,800 people had … Read the rest
The death of a South African father and his two teenage children come in the wake of a secret order that was signed by president Barack Obama just last week to strengthen the combat role of American troops in Afghanistan.… Read the rest
The mother of a victim killed in the Malaysian plane crash in eastern Ukraine has started legal proceedings to sue the Ukrainian authorities in the European Court of Human Rights, demanding about $1 million for pain and suffering.
The mother … Read the rest
France’s National Front, is in talks with a Kremlin-linked bank to borrow €40 million to win power in France, Mediapart reports.
The Paris-based online investigative journal last weekend said Marine Le Pen’s party received a €9 million loan from the … Read the rest
The British Navy has been jolted by a Russian naval flotilla that entered the English Channel to undertake a series of exercises.
The British have described the flotilla as a “provocation”, although foreign vessels regularly pass through.
While the four … Read the rest
The first-ever contract for exports of the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system has been signed.
“A contract between Rosoboronexport and the Chinese Defense Ministry was signed at the beginning of this fall for the delivery of at least six … Read the rest
Electronic equipment, including hard drives and a device operating the helicopter carrier’s communications system, has been stolen off the Mistral ship built for Russia in the French port of Saint-Nazaire.
An investigation into the case of the missing equipment has … Read the rest
Comedian John Oliver’s efforts to take down India’s newly elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, has come to naught.
Time magazine in its annual TIME’s Person of the Year 2014 survey has just come up with Narendra Modi as the winner.… Read the rest
Security tightened at Czech govt offices as 2 ministries get poisoned letters. The Czech president is an outspoken critic of US meddling in Ukraine.
The Czech Interior Ministry is tightening security at government offices after envelopes with deadly doses of … Read the rest
The financial crisis in Europe is prompting some nations to repatriate their gold reserves to national vaults. The Netherlands has moved $5 billion worth of gold from New York, and some are calling for similar action from France, Switzerland, and … Read the rest
France has lost it’s sovereignty, as Hollande has made a decision that will be the nail in his own political coffin.
Unfortunately Hollande’s coffin will also be the demise of many working class French citizens, who will lose their livelihood … Read the rest
A Black model has been accused by fellow blacks as a ‘rent a black’ and puppet because she was validating a white magazine after they placed her on the cover.
In a litany of tweets, one Bonang Matheba took on … Read the rest
A magistrate at the Randburg Magistrates Court, Naren Sewnarain, accepted the arguments put forward by Conrad Koch that there exists American-style freedom of speech in South Africa and everyone may insult everyone else in the grossest of manners, as well … Read the rest