Sasha Moran

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The War Against ISIS: Operation Fingers Crossed

For more than a week, U.S. and allied warplanes have bombed targets inside Syria every day. While that may seem an awful lot like war to those being …

George Osborne bets on pensions vow to quell Tory panic over Ukip

George Osborne will try to calm the shredded nerves of Conservative activists haunted by the threat of more defections to Ukip after the surprise departure of Mark Reckless by assuring them today that elections are won or lost on the economy and promising a further round in his pensions …

See Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Clash With Police

Protesters sit behind a government building as the standoff continues Oct. 5, 2014 in Hong Kong.<br>Paula Bronstein—Getty Images

Majority of UK Manufacturers Would 'Vote to Stay in the European Union'

Manufacturers of Britain are almost unanimously in favour of staying in the EU, according to a new report.<p>A study from industry organisation EEF …

Australia's Plan to Outsource Its Refugee Problem to Cambodia Won't Work

“Let them eat cake.” Australia’s Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison did everything but utter the unsavory phrase attributed to Marie Antoinette …

Asylum seekers abused in German shelter by security contractors | News | DW | 28.09.2014

German authorities are investigating at least two male security staff for apparent abuse of asylum seekers in their care in a special housing …

Hong Kong has entered a state of mass civil disobedience

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are surging through the streets of Hong Kong to protest against Beijing’s influence over how the semi-autonomous territory elects its top officials.<p>Police used several rounds of tear gas to scatter the mostly peaceful crowds that had blocked one of …

Hong Kong

Liberals, NDP wary of backing combat role in war against Islamic State militants

Opposition MPs are expressing concerns about the government's handling of Canada's deepening role in the war against Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper appears ready to seek parliamentary approval to once again send the country into a Middle East conflict.<p>In interviews …

Middle East

Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid pro-democracy protests

The Facebook-owned photo sharing app appears to be the latest victim of online censorship in China.<p>Instagram appears to be down in China as pro-democracy demonstrations are underway in Hong Kong.<p>The Facebook-owned photo sharing app has been blocked in mainland China, according to monitoring sites …

China

Hong Kong protests: What are they about, who's behind them, what do they want and what is the response?

Pro-democracy protesters are continuing demonstrations in Hong Kong, with riot police responding with tear gas.<p><b>What had Beijing decreed that</b> …

Leader of Syria's al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front says US air strikes will fail

Abu Mohamad al-Golani posts audio message on pro-Nusra Front forum calling on European and US citizens to denounce air strikes or risk reprisal<p>The head of Syria's al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has said US-led air strikes will not defeat Islamists in Syria and warned that militants might launch …

Hong Kong democracy protesters defy tear gas

Riot police advanced on Hong Kong democracy protesters in the early hours of Monday, firing volleys of tear gas in the worst unrest there since China took back control of the former British colony two decades ago.<p>Protesters erected barricades to block security forces amid chaotic scenes still …

Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Hong Kong

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