Category: International News

We do not need US Embassy: Morales

We do not need US Embassy: Morales

Bolivian Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Bolivian President Evo Morales and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa gathered in Cochabamba, on July 4, 2013. Bolivian President Evo Morales, whose plane was diverted in Europe this week due to false rumors that US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board, says the Latin American country [&hellip

Iceland discusses Snowden citizenship

Iceland discusses Snowden citizenship

Icelandic lawmakers have proposed a bill to grant immediate citizenship to American whistleblower Edward Snowden who blew the lid on U.S. spying programs. On Thursday, members of Iceland’s Pirate Party introduced a bill in the parliament suggesting that Snowden should immediately be granted citizenship of the island nation. The draft law was backed by the [&hellip

2 killed, 2 injured in Texas shootings

2 killed, 2 injured in Texas shootings

At least two people have been killed and another two seriously wounded in two separate shootings in the U.S. state of Texas. In one of the shootings, a gunman shot two neighbors and then killed himself near Texas’s largest city Houston. In another shooting, a police officer in North Texas shot a man to death [&hellip

African Union may suspend Egypt

African Union may suspend Egypt

The African Union has warned that it may suspend Egypt over a violation of constitutional rule by its army that led to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. The African Union Peace and Security Council announced Thursday that officials will convene on Friday to discuss the situation in Egypt, and then take the required action [&hellip

Adli Mansour sworn in as Egypt’s interim president

Adli Mansour sworn in as Egypt’s interim president

Adli Mansour, Egypt’s chief justice and head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, is applauded by other judges after his swearing in ceremony as the nation’s interim president in Cairo, July 4, 2013. The chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adli Mansour, has been sworn in as interim president of Egypt. “I swear to preserve [&hellip

University applicants drop as fees rise

University applicants drop as fees rise

Part-time applications drop amid soaring tuition fees in UK The number of part-time and mature students has dropped by 40 percent amid high tuition fees, the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) has found. With students face soaring fees up to £9,000 a year, the OFFA has reported a drop of 105,000 applying from within the [&hellip

Dozens of London locals face eviction

Dozens of London locals face eviction

Around 75 people living in London’s Brixton area have been faced with eviction from their homes due to the development of private housing, only affordable for the rich. A letter to alternative media activists on the Indymedia UK website, explained that 75 people including families that are living in six blocks of flats in Brixton, [&hellip

Ecuador embassy in UK bugged

Ecuador embassy in UK bugged

A hidden microphone has been found in the office of Ecuadorian ambassador to Britain Ana Alban as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains holed up in the building for fear of arrest by the British police. Ecuador has granted Assange asylum, but London has refused to allow him safe passage outside Britain saying he must be [&hellip

British print workers to stage strike

British print workers to stage strike

British print workers in the city of Bootle are taking two more one-day strike actions in protest against cancellation of their wage increases. The staff the Crown Speciality Packaging had earlier taken industrial action on Friday June 28 and are now pledging to hold two more walkouts on the next two Fridays. The July 5 [&hellip

‘Anti-Muslim acts on rise in France’

‘Anti-Muslim acts on rise in France’

The Committee against Islamophobia in France says anti-Muslim acts in the country have increasingly targeted people, especially women, and assault against mosques approximately doubled in 2012 compared with the year before. The Committee against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) says there has been a steady rise in anti-Muslim acts in France in recent years. The CCIF [&hellip