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30.11.2014

Fire leads to closure of Belgian nuclear reactor

Fire leads to closure of Belgian nuclear reactor

A nuclear reactor in Belgium has reportedly been shut down following a fire outbreak at the plant. The Tihange 3 power station was shut down automatically on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. local time (0930 GMT) after one of its transformers caught fire, the Belga News Agency reported. It is not… »

04.01.2014

Ex-Obama official urges clemency for Snowden

Ex-Obama official urges clemency for Snowden

President Barack Obama’s former top official has said that the National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden should be offered clemency. Anne-Marie Slaughter, the former State Department director of policy planning, tweeted on Thursday that she totally agreed with a New York Times editorial which called for clemency for Snowden, who… »

03.01.2014

US journalist sues NYPD over Occupy protest arrest

US journalist sues NYPD over Occupy protest arrest

An American journalist has filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department, saying NYPD cops illegally beat and arrested him while he was covering the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Chris Faraone was reporting for the Boston Phoenix, an alternative weekly, when an NYPD police… »

31.12.2013

USA: The shocking redistribution of wealth in the past five years

USA: The shocking redistribution of wealth in the past five years

Anyone reviewing the data is likely to conclude that there must be some mistake. It doesn’t seem possible that one out of twenty American families could each have made a million dollars since Obama became President, while the average American family’s net worth has barely recovered. But the evidence comes… »

31.12.2013

Chomsky warns about growing threat of nuclear war in 2014

Chomsky warns about growing threat of nuclear war in 2014

Renowned American linguist, philosopher and political commentator Noam Chomsky warns that the world is racing towards “environmental catastrophe” and “nuclear war” in 2014. Answering a question in an interview with Salon.com about the contemporary issues which particularly concerns him, the scholar answered that there are two major problems from among… »

15.11.2013

UK councils may outlaw peaceful demonstrations

UK councils may outlaw peaceful demonstrations

Campaign groups warn that peaceful protests could be outlawed across Britain because of a legislation, which grants councils new powers to criminalize behavior deemed capable of causing a “nuisance or annoyance.” Campaigners argue that the Anti-Social Behavior, Crime and Policing Bill could also be used to forbid youngsters from skateboarding,… »

15.11.2013

Iran did not block nuclear agreement: Deputy FM

Iran did not block nuclear agreement: Deputy FM

A member of the Iranian delegation in nuclear talks with six world powers says Tehran did not block an agreement in last week’s negotiations in Geneva. “The Islamic Republic of Iran did not prevent a final deal in Geneva,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-e… »

24.08.2013

Iran’s Rouhani strongly condemns chemical weapons use

Iran’s Rouhani strongly condemns chemical weapons use

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has strongly condemned the use of chemical weapons, urging the international community to spare no effort in preventing the use of such arms in all parts of the world, particularly in Syria. The Iranian president, who was speaking to reporters on Saturday, expressed his… »

30.06.2013

100s of Tunisians hold demo over controversial draft law

100s of Tunisians hold demo over controversial draft law

Hundreds of Tunisian protesters have taken to the streets in the capital Tunis to voice their opposition to a draft law that is expected to ban the former regime’s officials from running in elections. Demonstrators gathered outside the country’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) on Saturday, chanting slogans such as “No… »

21.06.2013

Greece Democratic Left party pulls out of coalition government

Greece Democratic Left party pulls out of coalition government

Greece’s Democratic Left Party has pulled out of the ruling coalition government after a dispute over the sudden closure of the state broadcaster, ERT, a senior party member says. “On the basis of developments and the prime minister’s policies, the Democratic Left has decided to withdraw its ministers and general… »

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