Why the KDP-I opts for Armed Struggle against Tehran: Middle East War Spills Over into Iran


 Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : 24 years ago, on September 17, 1992, the exiled leaders of the Kurdistan Democratic Party – Iran, Sadegh Saharafani, Fattah Abdoli, Homayoun More...

The Battle for Mosul turns into Regional War – ISIL allowed to flee to Syria


Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iraqi government forces, US-led coalition air forces, Iranian-backed Iraqi militia, Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga and Turkish troops are engaged in a major More...

Duterte to visit China: Won’t Compromise on Philippines’ Territorial Sovereignty

President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte before his departure for Brunei and China.

nsnbc : Ernesto Abella, the spokesman for the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte, asserted that the president won’t enter any agreement with China that could More...


South Africa Dumps the International Criminal Court

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Republic of South Africa decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute which established the foundation for the International Criminal Court (ICC). The More...

Syrian girls are being pushed into child marriage in Lebanese refugee camps

Gabriella Nassif (TC) : Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. In developing countries, one in every three girls is married before 18; one in nine is married More...

Wallonia Rejected EU’s Ultimatum – Belgium said No to CETA


nsnbc : Belgian PM Charles Michel had to tell EU Council President Donald Tusk that Belgium can’t approve the CETA More...

Russian Middle Class Shrunk 16% Since 2014

The City of Moscow is O.K. but the Middle Class has shrunk by 16% since 2014.

nsnbc : Russia’s middle-class has felt the impact of the political crisis sparked by the conflict in Ukraine. More...

PDVSA is the single largest source of income for the Venezuelan government, and oil sales accounting for well over 90 percent of the country’s export revenue. (AVN) Venezuela’s PDVSA Warns of Debt Payment “Difficulties”

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim (VA) : Venezuela’s state oil firm PDVSA has hinted it could soon begin defaulting...

US dollar_USA_NEO_2016 Prop. 51 Versus a State-Owned Bank: How California Can Save $10 Billion on a $9 Billion Loan

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : School districts are notoriously short of funding – so short that...

Siemens_Logo Belenergo & Siemens signed Stategic Partnership Agreement

nsnbc : The Belarussian State’s electrical company Belenergo and German Siemens signed an agreement on strategic...

The ‘legitimation’ crisis in the US: Why have Americans lost trust in government?

Who needs government? A Tea Party protest on tax day in 2010 in New York. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

John Rennie Short (TC) : Elections normally decide who is to govern. This upcoming election is about the very More...

Proposed Law to Hold Public Officials, Mayors Accountable When Cops Kill

Susanne Posel (OC) : The police-involved shooting death of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald has reached its second anniversary and perhaps in..

US Court Reinstates Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuit Against Contractor CACI

nsnbc : A panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, on Friday, reinstated a lawsuit against private military contractor CACI..

Singapore & Vietnam to Boost Cooperation within Bilateral, ASEAN and International Frameworks

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh (right) and Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (left).

nsnbc : Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan visited the Vietnamese capital Hanoi to discuss plans More...

Vietnam Tries to Defuse South China Sea Military Situation

nsnbc : Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Le Hai Binh stressed that Vietnam calls on all concerned parties involved in territorial and other..

Solicitor-General resigns – with a parting broadside at Brandis

Michelle Grattan (TC) : Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has quit, declaring his relationship with Attorney-General George Brandis is “irretrievably broken” and taking..
Dylan performing in 1984. STR/EPA

Why Bob Dylan deserves his Nobel prize in literature

Richard Brown (TC) : To the surprise of many, Bob Dylan has become the first singer-songwriter to win the Nobel prize..
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The creepy clown craze – and why we mustn’t forget the value of real clowning

Barnaby King (TC) : An unprecedented wave of “creepy clowns” is, apparently, sweeping the globe. It is thought to have started..
Artist’s impression of Rosetta’s descent. ESA, CC BY-SA

Swansong for Rosetta as it lands on the duck-shaped comet

Monica Grady (TC) : It has been an epic journey, much more than 12 years in the making, but Rosetta is..


Rattana Lao (nsnbc) : The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 36 countries, including 28 in..
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Not all processed meats carry the same cancer risk

Elliott & Cantwell (TC) : Eating processed meat can increase your risk of getting colorectal cancer. The World Health Organisation’s International Agency..

People with ‘obesity gene’ can still lose weight

John Mathers (TC) : It’s been one of the most astonishing changes in human anatomy. In just one generation, people all..