According to a report published by the London-based European Leadership Network think tank (ELN), there have been at least 40 “near misses” in which the Russian military and NATO forces, sent to Eastern Europe following last February’s far-right, NATO-backed putsch in Kiev, came close to military conflict.
massive explosion off the Ukraine coast near heavily contested Mariupol the key city which stands in Russia's way to make a land bridge from Russian territory to Crimea.
First time in the history of Brazil, government investigating deaths and abuses of Indigenous peoples during military dictatorship (1964-1985). Death toll may be twenty times more than previously known. Napalm manufactured in US burned hundreds of indigenous individuals in Brazil, people without an army and weapons. The objective was to take over their land
350 years after abolished licensing of the press, whereby every publisher had to get permission of the government before he could press and promote his ideas new system of licensing is being proposed; “extremism disruption orders” require a licence from the government before you can speak in public.
CIA help fund George Orwell's Animal Farm England's first animated feature film. Howard Hunt had been part of CIA's Psychological Warfare Workshop, sent to obtain screen rights to Animal Farm from Orwell's widow Sonia. Hunt later found notoriety as part of team that broke into Watergate.
DEA agent who shot an innocent grandmother during a botched raid on her home will not face any charges. New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster announced last week that the shooting was accidental, therefore no charges will be filed against the agent involved.
Student Mohamed T. 21, arrested Sunday while in possession of two cell phones without batteries, two USB drives, a hard disk and a copy of the novel 1984 that speaks about a dictatorial ruling party that criminalizes political rebellion. Orwell: no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
Two U.S. Marines charged with felony assault and battery charges in altercation with San Diego police officers face being dishonorably discharged from the service if convicted,three years in prison. The Marines claim they were rendering aid to a unconscious victim on the ground when police attacked them.
A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker is proposing creating military units manned exclusively by foreigners to counter the threat from radical groups such as Islamic State in Central Asia.MP Roman Khudyakov: Foreign Legion have contract soldiers from 136 nations, not a single French citizen has to die in a war. Why should our soldiers die? We must answer modern day challenges of global security or terrorism.”
President Obama: Federal Communications Commission should “implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.” No service should be stuck in a 'slow lane' because it does not pay a fee. That kind of gatekeeping would undermine the level playing field essential to the Internet’s growth."
Brain signals transmitted via the internet from one person to another have enabled two people to play a computer game by telepathy – with only one person seeing it and controlling the other’s hand movements in an experiment by US researchers.
3-billion-dollar deal financed by Saudi Arabia, would involve combat and transport helicopters, armored vehicles, anti-tank missiles and heavy artillery. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius: will contribute to strengthen Lebanese army, which guarantees the unity and stability of Lebanon,”
Venezuela closed its borders with Colombia, deployed thousands of troops to fight smuggling of cut-rate gasoline and other products into the country. Estimates smugglers sneak 40 percent of the country’s basic commodities into Colombia, inflicting 3.7 billion in damage on Venezuelan economy annually.
The Indian army has successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II (Fire-II) missile with a range of more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles).
United Nations has tasked a five-member panel with investigating Israeli attacks on UN shelters during Tel Aviv’s deadly summer war on the Gaza Strip. The panel was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, called the three cases of Israel’s shelling of UN-run schools as a "moral outrage."
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