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Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrives in France, says he wasn't Saudi prisoner

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in France from Saudi Arabia, seeking to dismiss fears that he had been held against his will and …

Middle East

What's happening in Zimbabwe?

A vice president sacked, fears of a Mugabe dynasty, and a military threat with a takeover of state TV.<p>There is growing uncertainty in Zimbabwe.<p>Soldiers on Wednesday took over the headquarters of the state broadcaster ZBC and blocked access to government offices, but the army says this is not a …

Africa

Rare white moose saved: Activists in Sweden overturn police decision

A petition to save a rare white moose spotted in Sweden has attracted thousands of signatures and saved the animal from being put down.<p>The animal …

Sweden

Show of strength by Catalan independence movement

“Freedom for the political prisoners” was the rallying cry of up to three quarters of a million Catalan independence supporters on Saturday night.<p>Wearing yellow ribbons on their lapels to signify support, they poured onto the streets of Barcelona to demand the release of separatist leaders held in …

Carles Puigdemont

The other Iranians fighting in Iraq

While much focus was on Iranian fighters among the Iraqi forces that retook disputed areas in October, other Iranian fighters played a key role in …

Iraq

Russian 1917 revolution - internet style!

The outbreak of the Russian Revolution back in 1917 but imagine how it would look on today’s internet.! To bring history alive Project 1917 has trawled newspapers, archives , letters and other information from people who lived at the time and turned them into TV reports, tweets and facebook …

Revolution

Fears Australian war dead could be disturbed by French wind farm - The World Today - ABC Radio

Fresh concerns have been raised about a proposed French wind farm that could be built near a significant World War One battlefield.<p>There are plans to …

Wind Farm

Brendan Nelson pleads with France over wind farm proposed near WWI digger battle site

The director of the Australian War Memorial is pleading with French authorities to rethink building a proposed wind farm near the site of one of the …

Military History

The US Has Soldiers Deployed In Almost Every Country On Earth

The US has deployed 240,000 troops in 172 countries around the world – a sprawling global network which serves as a permanent gesture of threat. …

War

Ousted Catalan leader blasts Spain after Belgium frees him

Puigdemont and four former ministers could now find themselves still in Belgium when Catalonia holds regional elections on December 21, waiting for a …

Mariano Rajoy

Saudi princes, ministers and tycoons arrested in sweeping purge

Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of senior figures including princes, ministers and a top business tycoon, in what authorities hailed Sunday as a …

Middle East

Paradise Papers: Huge leak shows tax secrets of super rich

A huge leak of 13.4 million documents from an offshore law firm and a trust company in Singapore is drawing comparisons to last year's Panama Papers …

Corruption

Cory Doctorow: Spanish government announces plan to seize power...

ISIS was state-sponsored by US allies, says former government intelligence analyst (EXCLUSIVE)

By Nafeez Ahmed<p><i>Published by</i> <i>INSURGE INTELLIGENCE</i><i>, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet.</i> <i>Support us</i> <i>to keep digging where</i> …

Middle East

‘You’re a f***ing moron’: Gigi Hadid blasts far right female blogger for shaming two Muslim women pictured at scene of New York terror attack in hijabs

• <b>Gigi Hadid took exception to blogger angered by two Muslim women walking past scene of Tuesday's New York terror attack</b>• <b><br>Laura Loomer took a photograph</b> …

'We are all Catalonia': Mass march for unity after Catalan independence move

Crowds of protesters swarmed, singing and clapping, through Barcelona's streets in a sea of red-and-yellow Spanish flags, brandishing placards …

Carles Puigdemont

Barzani to step down as Kurdish leader in Iraq

Also Sunday, the Kurds agreed to surrender to Iraqi forces the strategic border post of Fishkhabur, through which pass oil export pipelines to Ceyhan …

Haider al-Abadi

Catalan independence declaration comes moments before Spanish Parliament approves direct rule

The Spanish Government has moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia, stripping the region of its autonomy less than an hour after its Parliament …

Spain

Full on censorship! Twitter removes all RT and Sputnik ads from platform

In a blog post this morning, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey explains why <b>Twitter has decided to off-board advertising (effectively ban) from RT and Sputnik</b> …

Censorship

Iraqi Kurds offer ‘talks and truce’

The Kurdistan regional government has proposed freezing the results of a disputed independence referendum.<p>It is part of an offer to defuse the crisis with the Iraqi central government in Baghdad which regards the vote as illegal.<p>Kurdish Statement In a statement the Kurdish government made three …

Middle East

Israel arrested a Palestinian after Facebook translated “Good morning” as “Attack them”

Facebook says it automatically translates about 4.5 billion posts each day. With new research and advancements, the technology keeps improving, but it’s not perfect—and its flaws can have serious consequences.<p>Last week, a Palestinian man working at a construction site in an Israeli settlement in …

Google Translate

Anthem singer takes a knee at NBA game

An American singer’s decision to take a knee after singing the national anthem at a New York basketball game has once again reignited the controversy …

Mike Pence

Spain to suspend Catalonia's leaders, call elections

PM Rajoy's cabinet moves to suspend Catalonia's separatist government and calls for fresh elections in the region.<p>Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that Spain will go forward with Article 155 after his cabinet held a crisis meeting to decide how to put an end to Catalonia's …

Mariano Rajoy

Impression: An overwhelming victory in Raqqa

Tunnels, mines, traps… But the very worst thing was that Daesh used civilians, women and children as human shields. The 4 years long Daesh captivity …

Islamic State (ISIS)

YPJ: We dedicate the Raqqa victory to Öcalan and all the women

YPG/YPJ-led Syrian Democratic (SDF) liberated Raqqa from ISIS occupation following a battle of 135 days.<p>Starting from early morning hours, hundreds …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Jacinda Ardern to be New Zealand's next prime minister after Labour coalition deal

Kingmaker Winston Peters has announced his New Zealand First party will throw its support behind the Labour party<p>Jacinda Ardern has said she is “privileged and humbled”to become New Zealand’s next prime minister 26 days after the country’s electorate cast their votes.<p>At an eagerly awaited press …

New Zealand

Myanmar: Crimes against humanity terrorize and drive Rohingya out

More than 530,000 Rohingya men, women and children have fled northern Rakhine State in terror in a matter of weeks amid the Myanmar security forces’ …

Rakhine State

Turkey's return riles Syria: It's 'blatant aggression'

Turkey's army has entered Syrian territory ostensibly to implement and ensure a de-escalation zone near Idlib, but some wonder what else the military …

Syria

Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a blogger whose investigations focused on corruption, was described as a ‘one-woman WikiLeaks’<p>The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her home.<p>Daphne Caruana Galizia died on Monday afternoon when …

Corruption