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The battle for Ukraine

The turmoil in Ukraine could lead to two very different versions of Europe, according to Mitchell Orenstein, chair of Northeastern University’s …

George Soros’ Giant Globalist Footprint in Ukraine’s Turmoil

Soros' activist funding aids the CFR one-world agenda to subvert genuine Ukrainian independence aspirations and trap Ukraine in socialist EU/IMF …

George Soros

Russian State-Run Media Tour: the U.S. Is Meddling, Ukraine Is Corrupt, and Russia Is Right

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A survey of Russia's state-run and state-funded papers reveals three story lines about the crisis in …

EU court rules that internet providers may have to block pirate sites

Internet providers in Europe may soon have little choice but to filter out pirate sites. In resolving an Austrian case, the European Court of Justice has ruled that EU countries can ask carriers to block copyright infringers, whether or not the networks are involved. The EU's laws don't require …

China angrily denounces Japan for Russia-Crimea analogy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday for drawing an analogy between Russia’s behaviour in Crimea and China’s actions in the disputed East and South China Seas, accusing Abe of hypocrisy.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference at …

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New CAR PM says ending atrocities is priority

Central African Republic's new Prime Minister Andre Nzapayeke has said that his priority would be to stop the massacres and other atrocities that have shaken the country for months.<p>Speaking a day after he was named prime minister, Nzapayeke, a former banking official, said on Sunday that ending the …

France slaps Google with $204,000 fine for violating privacy laws

Google's run in with France's privacy regulator has come to a rather undignified end. After months of deliberation, the National Commission on Computing and Freedom (CNIL) today hit the search giant with a €150,000 ($204,000) fine for breaking the law with its unified privacy policy. According to …

Kalashnikovs and striptease: inside the real Russia

Head behind the scenes of Sochi, the subtropical city that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics ... one of the only places in Russia that doesn’t get cold in the winter. Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have spent five years uncovering the lives of people in the area – and now, they’ve been banned …

Exclusive: McCain Flies to Ukraine as Protests Rage

As pro-euro protests continue to rock Kiev, the senator is flying there to show support—the highest-ranking American official yet do so.<p>Sen. John …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

10 striking images of graffiti in Kandahar | Salon.com

• Previous<br>• Next<p>“One of the reasons some of these tags are so inspiring is because they’re so funny,” Toler says. “It’s definitely not easy to maintain your sense of humor in a war zone, but these guys obviously found a way.”<p>Previous<br>• Next<p>“Some of the most meticulous and beautiful works came from these …

NSA Trying To Develop Computer Program To Break Encryption Software: Report

Jan 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations' spying programs or consumers' bank accounts, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.<p>The report, which the …

MP faces 'peasants in revolt’ over his mother’s plan to build homes

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is asked to decide between his mother and his constituents in planning row<p>Perhaps of all the MPs in Westminster, it is a constituency row that could only befall Jacob Rees-Mogg.<p>For the Conservative MP for North East Somerset finds himself in the middle of the thorniest of …

How a massive meth bust in China is tied to traditional medicine

Police in Southern China seized 3 tonnes (more than 6,600 lbs) of methamphetamine in a drug raid this week in a small village in Guangdong, and arrested 182 people in connection with the raid, including a local former Communist Party chief.<p>Boshe, population 14,000, is one of China’s biggest …

Communist Party

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Military Spending

Ex-MI5 and MI6 legal chief says UK should adopt French oversight model

The former legal chief of MI5 and MI6 told a hearing at the European parliament that Britain should adopt a French model of judicial oversight of the intelligence agencies to limit abuse.<p>Speaking to MEPs at a European parliament hearing in Brussels on Thursday , David Bickford, who held his post …

The real question about the terror suspect who fled in a burqa: did MI5 bring him here illegally?

The hunt was on from the moment that terrorism suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed sliced off the electronic tag that was strapped around his ankle, donned a burqa and slipped away from a London mosque.<p>Within hours, the Home Office was announcing that a joint taskforce of police, Border Agency officials …

Diary: wanted by MI5 – an expert in IT and intelligence

• Ahead of Tuesday's meeting of MPs and experts on counter-terrorism, many wonder how members can possibly replicate the terrier-like inquisition meted out to the bosses of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ last week by the intelligence and security committee. With expectations low, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and his …

MPs ask MI5 boss to justify claim that NSA leaks endangered national security

A committee of MPs challenged the existing system of oversight for the security services by asking the head of MI5 to justify his claims that the Guardian has endangered national security by publishing leaks from the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>In an unprecedented step, Keith Vaz, the …

Theresa May faces grilling from MPs as MI5 and No 10 spurn hearings

A package of measures to democratise and tighten the scrutiny of the British security services is being prepared by Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat president, in what will be the first formal British party political response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>The package …

MI5 chief Andrew Parker will not face MPs on Snowden claims

The request for the head of MI5, Andrew Parker, to appear before a powerful Commons committee next week to justify his claim that the Guardian has put national security at risk in publishing the Snowden files has been rejected.<p>The home secretary, Theresa May, told the home affairs committee …

Could MI5 have stopped Lee Rigby's murder?

MI5 is facing serious questions about whether it could have prevented the murder of Lee Rigby following revelations that the killers were known to the security service for several years and one was approached to become an informant.<p>As Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were convicted of …

Cambridge's Head of Cryptography: I Would Abolish MI5

Privacy campaigner and Cambridge University’s Head of Cryptography Professor Ross J Anderson has suggested one way to begin stamping out the British state’s unaccountable involvement in the NSA spying scandal: end the domestic secret services entirely.<p>“Were I a legislator,” Anderson says, “I would …

News Reports Say NSA Can Access Your iPhone

As you likely know, a ton of documents pilfered and leaked by Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the US National Security Agency (NSA), have shown that that agency's surveillance has been shockingly widespread, including having access to the phone records of you and me. In recent days, the …

Clapper did not lie to Congress on NSA, says national intelligence counsel

Robert Litt, the general counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has written to the New York Times to deny the allegation that James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, lied to Congress about the collection of bulk phone records by the National Security Agency …