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Rule Britannia for global crimes
By Finian Cunningham It’s an anthem that is usually sung with chest-thumping pride and misty eyes by British imperialists. “Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves”. This jingoistic celebration of Britain’s former global conquest may yet degenerate into “Rue Britannia, Britannia rues the waves”. This is because, as The Guardian newspaper reports this week, the London [...]
France: Now the deceased called to pay tax bills too..
France’s center of public finances sent the bill to the unidentified man’s former residence in the Ile-de-France region near Paris last month. The mail was then returned with the mark ‘deceased,’ as the man had died several months ago. In an attempt to ensure that the bill was delivered, a worker at the tax office [...]
Israel exploited loophole to take 1,000 DNA samples from African refugees
The news was comfirmed by Commander Eran Kamin of the Investigations Division, who reported on the issue to a Knesset committee on Tuesday. The issue was first revealed in an article in Haaretz, which said that police officials had earlier had their request for collecting refugees’ DNA samples rejected by Knesset Committees. To bypass this [...]
Obama to support Internet wiretapping program
The FBI has been considering solutions to their so-called “Going Dark” problem as intricate methods of encryption and advances in technology have made it increasingly difficult for the federal government and law enforcement to gain access to online communications conducted in the shadows of the Web. Should the latest efforts of the FBI move forward, [...]
Rand Paul slams Rubio's immigration plan
When Sen. Rubio (R-Florida) first endorsed the bipartisan immigration reform bill being touted by the so-called congressional “Gang of Eight,” the up-and-coming lawmaker’s approval was signaled as a sign that conservative colleagues on Capitol Hill would soon follow suit. Rubio has since warned that the bill isn’t guaranteed to get all the way to US [...]
US agents shoot dead Mexicans across border
US border agents have been found shooting firearms across the Mexican border, killing at least six Mexicans on their native land, a report reveals. Over the past five years, US agents have shot their guns across the border at least 10 times while killing six natives on Mexican land, a report published this month [...]
“Democracy” an excuse for imperialist powers to occupy nations
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says under the pretext of establishing democracy, imperialist powers occupy nations across the world. Addressing a gathering of people in the city of Sari in north Iran on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad pointed to efforts made by certain powers to start conflicts between Shias and Sunnis. Ahmadinejad added that the enemy is trying [...]
Is Cavalliere going (for the next 4 years) to prison?
An appeals court upheld the tax fraud conviction and four-year prison sentence against former Premier Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday in a case that could see him barred from public office for five years. In Italy, convictions are not considered definitive until all appeals are exhausted, and Berlusconi’s lawyers are expected to appeal the case to [...]
Iran to unveil their very own combat drone
Iran has announced the upcoming unveiling of an indigenous reconnaissance and combat drone, dubbed Hamaseh (Valiance). Iran will unveil its latest drone on Thursday during a ceremony to be attended by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi. In recent years, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained [...]
How the UK brings corruption and buys influence in Afghanistan.
Britain’s foreign spying apparatus MI6 has been funneling tens of millions of pounds to corrupt officials in Afghanistan as bribes in a corrupt attempt to buy influence in the country. According to western media reports, MI6 is secretly spending UK taxpayers’ money in the form of ‘ghost money’ bribes in Afghanistan to prop up [...]