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4th Jul 2013

Bolivia President Morales calls plane incident “open provocation” to South America

President Evo Morales has returned to Bolivia after his plane was rerouted in Europe on suspicions whistle-blower Edward Snowden was aboard. He called the affair an “open provocation” to South America. Morales arrived in Bolivia around midnight Wednesday (0400 GMT … Continued

1st Jul 2013

US: 19 firefighters die battling Arizona wildfire

At least 19 elite firefighters have been killed in the US state of Arizona, while battling a fierce wildfire. Much of the western US has experienced record temperatures in recent days. According to authorities, the firefighters died on Sunday afternoon … Continued

30th Jun 2013

EU: United States’ NSA spied on European Union offices

¬†[Photo: DPA.¬†National Security Administration headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland: The NSA conducted digital eavesdropping against EU facilities.]   By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosebach, Fidelius Schmid and Holger Stark   Spiegel On Line: America’s NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the European … Continued

28th Jun 2013

US: Grand jury indicts accused Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev

Dzohkhar Tsarnaev, accused of carrying out April’s Boston Marathon Bombing, has been indicted. The 19-year-old could face life in prison or the death penalty if found guilty. A United States grand jury indicted Tsarnaev on 30 counts, according to federal … Continued

28th Jun 2013

US Senate approves immigration reform bill

The President Barack Obama was quick to welcome the 68-32 vote to approve the landmark legislation. It includes reform of legal immigration and a major investment of $46 billion (33 billion euros) into border security. Fourteen Republicans joined a unanimous … Continued

25th Jun 2013

Snowden elusive, Germany queries Britain’s Tempora tapping program

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden remains elusive after missing his aircraft booking from Moscow to Cuba. Germany, meanwhile, wants answers from Britain on an alleged spy program called “Tempora.” Aeroflot flight SU150 left Moscow on Monday bound for Cuba without … Continued

24th Jun 2013

Snowden running, US asks Russia for help, scolds Hong Kong

The White House expects Russia to “look at all options available” to extradite Edward Snowden to the United States to face espionage charges. The former security contractor is reported to be seeking asylum in Ecuador. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

US: Building collapses in Texas university, 4 injured

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): A university building under construction collapsed in the U.S. state of Texas on Saturday, leaving four workers injured — one critically, according to local media reports. The incident occurred before 11:00 a.m. at the Texas A&M University in … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

Hong Kong: Snowden leaves Hong Kong

The former US intelligence official Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong, a media report says. It comes after US officials contacted Hong Kong to request his extradition. The South China Morning Post reported on Sunday that Snowden had left Hong … Continued

22nd Jun 2013

Brazil: 10 arrested in Rio mass protests

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): At least 10 people have been arrested when protestors clashed with police in a mass street demonstration demanding better public services, police said Friday. Meanwhile, state Security Secretary Jose Mariano Beltrame said the army in Brazil’s … Continued

22nd Jun 2013

US charges, seeks extradition of alleged NSA-leaker Snowden

Officials have charged Edward Snowden and demanded his return to the United States. The former NSA employee allegedly leaked details about a top-secret surveillance program, sparking public uproar across the US. Prosecutors filed a sealed criminal complaint against Snowden and … Continued

Brazil: One million protest against World Cup costs in Brazil
21st Jun 2013

Brazil: One million protest against World Cup costs in Brazil

At least one million people have taken to the streets of Brazil, protesting everything from corruption and poor public services to the costs of the 2014 World Cup. The wave of protests hit at least 80 cities. The largest demonstration … Continued

19th Jun 2013

US to hold peace talks with Afghan Taliban in Doha

After 12 years of war, the US and the Taliban have announced that they will seek a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan. The announcement came after the Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. US President Barack Obama … Continued

15th Jun 2013

US: Louisiana plant explosion kills 1, injures 5

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): One person was killed and five others were injured in an explosion that rattled a fertilizer plant in the U.S. state of Louisiana Friday evening, local media reported. The explosion, caused by a nitrogen vessel rupture, happened at … Continued

US: Tech companies clarify their roles in US PRISM data snooping
15th Jun 2013

US: Tech companies clarify their roles in US PRISM data snooping

Facebook and Microsoft have revealed thousands of data requests made by US authorities in 2012. The US has announced that it will provide more information on its controversial PRISM surveillance program to the EU In a statement, Facebook General Counsel … Continued

15th Jun 2013

US: Obama briefs EU leaders on change in US policy on Syria

US President Barack Obama has spoken with several European leaders to explain a decision to send arms to Syrian rebels. Germany has reiterated its opposition to sending weaponry to Syria. The American president spent much of a one-hour-long video conference … Continued

14th Jun 2013

Argentina: 3 killed, hundreds injured in train crash

BUENOS AIRES, (Xinhua): A train carrying passengers during the morning rush-hour Thursday crashed into another stationary empty train outside Buenos Aires, killing three people and injuring more than 300 others. The accident occurred at 7:07 a.m. local time (1007 GMT) … Continued

14th Jun 2013

US: Chemical plant blast kills 1, injures 77 in Louisiana

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): One person was confirmed dead and 77 more injured in an explosion that rocked a chemical plant in the U.S. state of Louisiana Thursday, local officials said. The blast happened around 8:30 a.m. at Williams Olefins plant in … Continued

13th Jun 2013

US eases sanctions on Syrian opposition

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The Obama administration on Wednesday announced eased sanctions on the Syrian opposition, just as the United States and Britain were holding discussions on more efforts to aid the rebels in their fighting against the government troops. The fresh … Continued

13th Jun 2013

US whistleblower Snowden vows to fight possible extradition

Edward Snowden, the US man who revealed a secret scheme to monitor phone and internet data, has given his first interview since going to ground in Hong Kong two days ago. He vowed to resist any extradition attempt. In an … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


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