Ukraine hikes gas by more than 50%

Ukraine is raising the price of gas for domestic consumers by more than 50 per cent from May 1 and will implement further rises under a fixed timetable until 2018,…

Didier Burkhalter

Swiss decide against Russian sanctions

The Swiss federal government on Wednesday decided not to impose sanctions against Russia for its seizure of Crimea, claiming it wanted to find a “balance” between international law and Switzerland’s…


Worst serial child rapist may have been caught by accident

The SAPS is investigating at least 100 counts of rape against a Tembisa man. The figure would make the man the country’s worst serial rapist if he is found guilty….

American rolemodels

Pew: Next US generation more than 50% non-white

For the first time in American history, non-whites will make up half or more of the next generation, likely pushing Washington toward a bigger government — and the GOP better…


Russia to cut gas deals with China, India

Last week we reported that while the West was busy alienating Russia in every diplomatic way possible, without of course exposing its crushing overreliance on Russian energy exports to keep…

Mandela's legacy: Killing white children

NSA, FBI, DIA sued over refusal to disclose role in Mandela’s imprisonment

Ryan Shapiro reveals he is suing the NSA, FBI and Defense Intelligence Agency in an attempt to force them to open their records on one of the country’s greatest secrets:…

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BRICS rejects sanctions against Russia

The group of five major emerging national economies known as the BRICS has rejected the Western sanctions against Russia and the “hostile language” being directed at the country over the…


‘Another Cold War won’t happen’

Yet another Cold War will not come about and Western sanctions are not dreadful to Russia, Vyacheslav Nikonov, a member of the State Duma lower house of the Russian parliament,…


Spanish Concourt rules Catalonia referendum unconstitutional

Spain’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a referendum in Catalonia on independence from the rest of the country would violate the law, saying that regions within Spain “cannot unilaterally call…

Hendrik Verwoerd

Verwoerd’s echo from a dead man talking

by Joseph Secrève What do Hendrik Verwoerd and Ray Jasper have in common? At first glance this question may seem a bit peculiar, with Verwoerd being the well-known and much…