Putin on rise of right-wing in Europe

President Vladimir Putin said it was not Russia’s business to analyze the foreign policy of European countries, but discussing inter-European affairs with European partners in Washington “is not very interesting”.

The Russian president spoke to the Swiss RTS TV channel.… Read the rest

Trump’s top insults

2016 GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been hurling insult after insult on the campaign trail.

Trump has let loose on both Democrats and Republicans, rival candidates, lawmakers, journalists and even pop culture icons.

He blasted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), … Read the rest

SACP denies mounting attack on judiciary

A summit should be held to discuss the country’s judiciary in the light of recent court judgments involving the executive, SA Communist Party secretary Blade Nzimande told delegates at the party’s special national congress on Wednesday.

”We are not attacking … Read the rest

French intel chief questions NATO claims

France’s intelligence chief has questioned NATO’s claims of Russia preparing to attack Ukraine as their agents failed to spot any activities signaling this – either before or after the crisis began.

A statement by the chief of France’s military intelligence, … Read the rest

NATO a threat to the security of its members, the world

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization poses a threat to its members by involving them in interventions based on pretty flimsy evidence, Patrick Armstrong, former political counselor at the Canadian Embassy in Moscow told RT.

The new NATO Secretary General Jens … Read the rest

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization poses a threat to its members by involving them in interventions based on pretty flimsy evidence, Patrick Armstrong, former political counselor at the Canadian Embassy in Moscow told RT.

The new NATO Secretary General Jens … Read the rest

No law or policy for ‘mastering the Internet’

Britain’s GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master the internet’ for sources of espionage.

Spanish for estate, Hacienda can port … Read the rest

French politicians have ‘organised their own impotence’: Marion Maréchal-Le Pen

Young French politician and Front National parliamentarian, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, said that her colleagues from the centre-right UMP and Socialist Party “have organised French political impotence”. She was participating last night in a debate on the “War of the right-wing … Read the rest

It’s a black thing on Capitol Hill

Tracy Martin
Tracy Martin

The father of Trayvon Martin, who was shot in February last year, will give a speech on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as part of a hearing focusing on the societal challenges faced by African American boys and men.… Read the rest

South African ‘democracy’ spawns more faeces wars, now in East London

A 'faeces protestor' being arrested at Esplanade station, Cape Town
A ‘faeces protestor’ being arrested at Esplanade station, Cape Town

Human waste has been thrown at a Buffalo City ANC councillor’s house, the Eastern Cape local government department said on Sunday.

The incident last week was condemned by MuniMEC, a … Read the rest

France’s National Front scores ‘spectacular’ 46% in Villeneuve-sur-Lot by-election

Etienne Bousquet-Cassagne of the Front National
Etienne Bousquet-Cassagne of the Front National

A 23-year old candidate from France’s right-wing Front National, Étienne Bousquet-Cassagne, has lost against the mainstream UMP candidate during a by-election in south western France, but scored an overall 46% of the votes, sending … Read the rest

‘Criminals are being exposed by Snowden’

gchqlisteningInformation that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is exposing can lead to trials against those involved in war crimes in Afghanistan or Iraq or in money laundering and that is why “the West is so afraid,” investigative journalist Tony Gosling told … Read the rest

UK tapping EU’s data flows a catastrophe – Germany

Sabine Leuthesser-Scharrenberger
Sabine Leuthesser-Scharrenberger

The German Justice Minister has called the British spy agency’s massive eavesdropping of international fiber-optic cables ‘a catastrophe’. Sabine Leuthesser-Scharrenberger insisted European institutions should seek clarification “straight away”.

The exposure by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward … Read the rest