American diplomats receive Russian ‘gifts’

American diplomats, US Embassy consul for political affairs, Andrea Brouillet-Rodriguez and second secretary of the US Embassy, Christopher Grossman were presented with Russian “gifts”.

One of the presented photos, “Gorlovka Madonna,” is considered one of the symbols of war in … Read the rest

Polish arms flood into Ukraine with media looking the other way

Western governments have flooded the media with false reports of Russian troops in Ukraine. By contrast, reports of Polish troops and mercenaries in Ukraine’s civil war have been ignored.

A protest action against the participation of Polish soldiers and mercenaries … Read the rest

Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

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M23 rebels lay down arms after defeat in Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo rebels said Tuesday they were laying down their arms after a crushing assault by the UN-backed army pushed them out of the country’s mineral-rich troubled east.

The M23 movement said in a statement that it had … Read the rest

Confederate battle flag rises to honour soldiers

confederateHundreds gathered Saturday in freshly cleared woods along Interstate 95 to celebrate the raising of a Confederate battle flag, an event that stirred strong opposition from those who view the flag as a symbol of division.

Those who attended the … Read the rest

Charles Taylor’s victims hail war crimes verdict

Victims of the bloody regime of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone was upheld by an international court on Thursday.

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Charles Taylor to hear Sierra Leone appeal verdict

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor will hear Thursday whether appeals judges uphold or overturn his landmark conviction and 50-year sentence for aiding murderous rebels in Sierra Leone’s civil war.

Taylor, 65, became the first former head of state convicted by … Read the rest

Egypt ‘in a state of media and rhetorical war’

The military says Tamer Abdel-Raouf sped through a military checkpoint, ignoring soldiers’ warning shots. A colleague who was with him in the car says he obeyed the soldiers’ orders to turn back, but they opened fire anyway as he was … Read the rest

Putin: Egypt going the same way as Syria

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said that Egypt risks slipping into civil war following the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi.

Dozens of people have been killed and more than 1 000 wounded in clashes between Morsi’s supporters, opponents and … Read the rest

UK ‘very reluctant’ to arm Syrian rebels

Britain said on Sunday it and other countries were “very reluctant” to arm rebels in Syria even as it warned that success on the battlefield by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad was undermining chances of a Geneva peace conference.… Read the rest

Syrian rebel group claims it ‘killed Russian general’

(Reuters) – A Syrian rebel group said on Wednesday it had killed a Russian general working as an adviser to Syria’s ministry of defense in an operation in the western Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.

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