Politics

Thousands march in Paris against same-sex marriage and adoption

Thousands march in Paris against same-sex marriage and adoption

Tens of thousands of French families, activists and conservatives have marched in Paris protesting against a bill that if passed would allow same-sex marriage and adoption. Police fired teargas to prevent protesters from entering the Champs Elysees. Demonstrators gathered Sunday in the center of the French capital for a final mass protest against the controversial […]

Iran will destroy Israel cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if attacked – Supreme leader

Iran will destroy Israel cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if attacked – Supreme leader

Iran’s most powerful authority, Ayatollah Ali Khemenei, said the Islamic Republic would raze the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa “to the ground” if Israel launched a military strike against it. “At times the officials of the Zionist regime [Israel] threaten to launch a military invasion, but they themselves know that if they make the […]

US B-52s imitate nuclear bombing of North Korea

US B-52s imitate nuclear bombing of North Korea

In a bid to intimidate North Korea and draw attention to the US military’s capabilities, American B-52 bombers – which are capable of carrying out nuclear strikes – are practicing over South Korea. The move is in response to rising tensions after North Korea conducted its third successful nuclear test last month. This month’s first […]

Stop, thief! Run on ATMs in Cyprus as govt mulls savings tax

Stop, thief! Run on ATMs in Cyprus as govt mulls savings tax

Panic withdrawals hit Cyprus after officials announced bailout terms viewed as ‘robbery’ by the public, as the UK is reportedly ready to protect British depositors’ savings. The adage ‘the best way to rob a bank is to own a bank’ has perhaps never before held more truth than now. On Saturday, Cypriot deposit-holders got a […]

US plans to allow spy agencies to monitor every citizen’s finances – report

US plans to allow spy agencies to monitor every citizen’s finances – report

Washington is reportedly considering opening all US financial records to national intelligence agencies in order to prevent future crimes. Only the FBI has had unlimited access to such databases; other agencies had to file case-by-case requests. The Obama administration is preparing legislation to enable the country’s numerous security and intelligence agencies to spy on the […]

Obama: ‘There is no debt crisis’

Obama: ‘There is no debt crisis’

The United States is roughly $17 trillion in debt, but President Barack Obama says there’s no reason to worry. Speaking with ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos this week, Pres. Obama downplayed concerns of an impending financial catastrophe, claiming quite to the contrary that the country is on track to turning the economy around. “We don’t […]

Three-quarters of Americans distrust the government

Three-quarters of Americans distrust the government

A new poll shows that 73 percent of Americans distrust the decisions made by the federal government – a number that has been steadily increasing throughout the last two administrations. At its highest point, which occurred during President Obama’s first term, 80 percent of Americans lacked faith in the federal government. While former President George […]

Freedom of (some) information: US ‘national security’ hampers data access

Freedom of (some) information: US ‘national security’ hampers data access

Despite President Obama’s promise that openness will prevail, America’s government agencies continue to tighten their grip over free public access of state documents, AP reports. Papers are mostly being censored to conform to the security policy. America’s Freedom of Information Act has been increasingly sacrificed for the sake of national security, revealed the latest analyses […]

New record: 15 percent of Americans on food stamps

New record: 15 percent of Americans on food stamps

Government dependability is continuing to rise, with a record-breaking number of Americans enrolled to receive food stamps. The latest USDA report shows that 47.8 million Americans, which make up 15 percent of the country, are receiving the benefits. The US Department of Agriculture has announced that 47.79 million people were enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition […]

North Korea cuts hotline with South following threats

North Korea cuts hotline with South following threats

Pyongyang has cut a key communication hotline with South Korea, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Monday. The tensions between the neighbors have once again flared after the UN adopted a fresh round of tough sanctions against North Korea. According to the Unification Ministry, attempts to contact the North by telephone at 9am failed. The hotline is […]