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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 […]

UN demands prosecution of Busha-era CIA crimes

UN demands prosecution of Busha-era CIA crimes

A United Nations investigator has demanded that the US publish classified documents regarding the CIA’s human rights violations under former President George W. Bush, with hopes that the documents will lead to the prosecution of public officials. Documents about the CIA’s program of rendition and secret detention of suspected terrorists have remained classified, even though […]

Thousands march for gun control in Washington

Thousands march for gun control in Washington

Amid growing national debate over gun violence, thousands of people marched in Washington on Saturday to press Congress and state legislators to back gun control measures. The marchers were joined by some 100 residents of Newtown, Connecticut, where a mass elementary school shooting left 20 first-graders and six teachers dead. People in the crowd were […]

Facebook democracy: Israelis ‘share’ votes with Palestinians

Facebook democracy: Israelis ‘share’ votes with Palestinians

In a move of high-tech civil disobedience, thousands of Israeli citizens are donating their right to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections to their Palestinian neighbors via Facebook. The political initiative, called Real Democracy, so far has over 1,400 followers and is allowing Israelis to “donate” their votes for the Palestinian cause, giving their second-class […]

Snap elections: Pakistani govt reaches deal with protesters

Snap elections: Pakistani govt reaches deal with protesters

A team of Pakistani ministers and political leaders have reached a deal with protesters. The document provides for the dissolution of parliament and snap elections, RT’s correspondent in Islamabad reports. The negotiation team presented the draft to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, who signed the accord. Official sources said that President Asif Ali Zardari also […]

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

The controversial NDAA bill, which allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens, was approved by the Senate despite White House threats to veto the legislation. Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has decried the law as an “abomination.” The libertarian Republican voiced his concerns to a conference committee following the decision to give the present […]

Twitter defies court order to release personal information of Occupy protester

Twitter defies court order to release personal information of Occupy protester

Attorneys for Twitter have filed an appeal on the behalf of one of their users in the latest installment of an ongoing legal battle over some seriously-wanted tweets. Prosecutors have been hounding Twitter for the tweets sent from the account of Malcolm Harris, a 23-year-old writer from Brooklyn, since earlier this year in hopes of […]

Crosses chopped down: ‘Anti-church hysteria’ spreads across Russia

Crosses chopped down: ‘Anti-church hysteria’ spreads across Russia

Four Orthodox Christian crosses have been chopped down in different parts of Russia. The incidents come after the Femen movement attacked a cross in Kiev to protest the sentence of the punk band Pussy Riot, who received two years in prison. Three crosses have been taken down in the Urals’ Chelyabinsk Region, and one in […]

Los Angeles police beat a boy for skateboarding on the wrong side of the street (VIDEO)

Los Angeles police beat a boy for skateboarding on the wrong side of the street (VIDEO)

A young man was brutally pinned down and beaten by Los Angeles police for skateboarding on the wrong side of the road, leaving him with a broken nose, a broken cheekbone and a concussion. Ronald Weekley Jr., 20, had blood coming out of his mouth after four police officers punched him repeatedly in his face, […]

Hackers attack Pussy Riot trial court website

Hackers attack Pussy Riot trial court website

Unidentified hackers broke into the official website of a Moscow court which sentenced three Pussy Riot band members to two years in jail. For some time its front page was defaced with obscenities and video clip of a Bulgarian transvestite singer. On Tuesday morning, the website of the Khamovnichesky District Court was unavailable for a […]