China and Russia have once again expressed opposition to foreign armed intervention and forcible regime change in Syria. “There will not be a [United Nations] Security Council mandate for outside intervention [in Syria], I guarantee you that," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Thursday on the sidelines of a visit to Kazakhstan, AFP reported.
Pentagon sanitizing of war movies to protect the image of US soldiers is illegal and makes Americans more war-like, says David L. Robb, author of a book on the issue. He says even James Bond films fell victim to over-harsh US military censorship.
It’s Saturday night in south Tel Aviv. Amine Zegata, a 36-year-old refugee from Eritrea is reopening the small bar he owns in the HaTikva neighbourhood. The pub was closed after Jewish Israelis smashed his windows and the bottles within during the race riots two weeks back. But Zegata has been assaulted twice since then. Violence against African refugees is continuing.
Recruits are coming from America, Britain, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Italy, Singapore, Poland, Greece and Germany. Picture: LS Paul Berry Supplied. AUSTRALIA is boosting its ranks with foreign soldiers by offering cash bonuses of up to $200,000 and fast-tracked citizenship.
I grew into political awareness and maturity in the middle of the 1970s. For people my age, then, our entire adult lives have been one long witness to the dismantling of that which we grew up taking for granted as a foundation for any further progress that might come. We lived in the relatively egalitarian country of the New Deal and the Great Society, with its robust middle class and a measure of earnest compassion for the poor. Today, that seems like a foreign country, if not a remote planet.
Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos attends a news conference at the economy ministry in Madrid, June 9, 2012. (REUTERS-Paul Hanna)Following an emergency conference call with eurozone financial leaders on Saturday, Spain's Finance Minister Luis de Guindos announced that the nation would be the fourth member of the Eurozone to request a bailout package to save its failing economy. Definitive numbers for a possible deal were not yet available, but reports indicate that the package could be as large as €100 billion, roughly $125 billion.
Internationally known TV personality Dan Rather announced May 30, 2012 that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a deadly cancer. Rather “has been told that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that has ‘entered the end stage’.” The cancer with the jaw-breaking name was featured in this writer’s Oct 30, 2010 article “D.I.M.E. BOMBS: Closer to Fallajua’s Puzzle.” Developed jointly by the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab and the US Air Force Research Labs, the 250 lb class weapon, named the GBU 39, delivers a perfect and phenomenal 100% cancer rate to its victims.
Afghanistan(Photo: isafmedia / Flickr)The suicide rate among the nation’s active-duty military personnel has spiked this year, eclipsing the number of troops dying in battle and on pace to set a record annual high since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan more than a decade ago, the Pentagon said Friday.
When Wichita Public Schools Superintendent John Allison learned that, thanks to rising revenues, Kansas was projected to have a budget surplus of more than $300 million at the end of the year - the state’s first surplus since the recession - he hoped that the legislature would use the money to restore the hundreds of millions of dollars that it had cut from education in the last three years.
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