Jul 21st, 2014
Binoy Kampmark Correspondent IT’S the sort of thing that would see any airline liquidate and vanish. Two lost aircraft in the course of months, one that has yet to be found, having veered off in a fit of perverse mindedness; another, shot down allegedly by militants in a contested area of a country w...
May 13th, 2014
Vladmir Putin Mike Whitney “Let me repeat again, that in Russia’s view, the blame for the crisis in Ukraine lies with those who organised the coup d’etat in Kiev on February 22-23 … But whatever the case, we must look for a way to solve the situation as it is today …“And, as I said, […]...
Jul 18th, 2013
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to five years in jail for theft on Thursday, an unexpectedly tough punishment which supporters said proved President Vladimir Putin was a dictator ruling by repression. Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner who led the biggest protests against P...
Jul 16th, 2013
Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Criminal US brainpower leaker Edward Snowden has requisitioned provisional refuge in Russia, authorities say. The Federal Migration Service affirmed he had finished the important paperwork at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo runway, where he has been for as long as three weeks. ...
Mar 8th, 2013
It is no accident that the death of Hugo Chavez, while mourned by the usual suspects on the left, was celebrated by thousands of his fellow countrymen. In the Doral section of Miami, FL, home to the largest enclave of Venezuelans living in America, the strongman’s demise was met with unrestrained joy...
Aug 20th, 2012
It wasn’t a trial but a farce. Following a courtroom saga that made a mockery of Russia’s judicial system and aroused global condemnation, the three female members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot have been sentenced to two years in jailfor the crime of protesting the government of Presid...
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Aug 9th, 2012
Tehran will today host a summit of Iran-friendly foreign ministers in an attempt to wrest the international focus away from calls for Bashar al-Assad to step down. Iran accuses Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar of arming the opposition in Syria, in collusion with the United States and Israel, to overthr...
In Andrei AKULOV
Jun 13th, 2012
Andrei AKULOV The possibility of intervention in Syria without United Nations approval is growing. The events in Houla, the following expulsion of Syrian ambassadors from a number of countries exacerbate the situation while the guilt of the Syrian government is far from being a proven fact. The tensi...
Jun 4th, 2012
Luka Rocco Magnotta was arrested in Berlin this morning, German police say. The 29-year-old Canadian wanted for a horrific Montreal murder was arrested in an Internet cafe, according to the Bild newspaper. The report comes just as French authorities said they were investigating the theory that Magnot...
May 30th, 2012
MONTREAL – In this chain of depraved events, orchestrated by a disturbed mind, it turns out that the severed human foot delivered to Tory headquarters was only the latest link. CAUTION: GRAPHIC CONTENT MAY DISTURB SOME READERS. Before that, someone repeatedly stabbed a young man with an ice pic...