Fierce fighting has been reported in Yemen’s coastal city of Aden as Houthi rebels continued their push south despite a fifth night of Saudi-led airstrikes against the group’s positions. Clashes were reported in the Dar Saad district of Aden on Sunday as fighters loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi battled Houthis trying to push their […]

France’s ruling Socialists have taken a new hit in run-off local elections that saw major gains for the right ahead of 2017 presidential elections. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) won a thumping victory, taking between 65 and 71 councils out of a possible 98 in Sunday’s elections, the AFP news agency […]

When are we as a country going to realize that corporations should not be allowed to participate in politics AT ANY LEVEL! Only actual human beings should EVER be allowed to participate in the political process. In other words, not only should they be prohibited from donating money to politicians, there should also not be […]

As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the nuclear threat is in danger of escalating – perhaps far beyond political rhetoric. Randy Riddel, a former senior political affairs officer with the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) told IPS he pities the general public. “Nuclear strategy has become […]

Singaporeans pay last respects to Lee Kuan Yew

March 29, 2015

More than 100,000 people have lined Singapore’s streets for the funeral of the city-state’s founding father and first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew. People began gathering shortly after dawn on Sunday for the funeral cortege, as torrential rain soaked the crowds in elaborate state funeral normally reserved for a head of state. “The light that has […]

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‘Lead suspect’ behind Tunisia museum attack killed

March 29, 2015

Tunisia’s prime minister has said a lead suspect behind the Bardo museum attack that left 21 people dead has been killed in a security operation, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce violence. Prime Minister Habib Essid said on Sunday that Khaled Chaieb was one of nine suspects killed in […]

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Amanda Knox verdict: The real evidence and why (almost) everything you think you know about the case is wrong

March 29, 2015

“There’s no evidence” The claim that there is no evidence is baffling. Among the 10,000 pages of evidence presented is, of course, the DNA evidence.”  Knox’s DNA was found on the handle of the murder weapon – a knife belonging to Sollecito – and Kercher’s was found on the blade. Whether it’s really Kercher’s DNA […]

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The economy is a Democrat: Why recent history shows the value of a progressive president

March 29, 2015

Dettrey and Palmer are not the first academics to raise these points. In a 2004 paper, Larry Bartels showed that “Democratic presidents have produced slightly more income growth for poor families than for rich families.” He updated that analysis earlier this year and found the same result. One reason he cites is the minimum wage: […]

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