Category Archives: World

12Feb/15

S.African parliament descends into chaos during Zuma speech

South African security officers remove far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) lawmakers from parliament after they disrupted President Jacob Zuma’s State-Of-The-Nation speech and members of the main opposition walk out in protest.

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11Feb/15

UK Labour leader says HSBC enabled tax avoidance on an ‘industrial scale’

Britain’s Labour opposition leader Ed Miliband alleges that HSBC bank enabled tax avoidance on an industrial scale. British Prime Minister David Cameron says that “every proper process” was followed when he appointed Stephen Green, HSBC’s former executive chairman, to be a trade minister in 2010.

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11Feb/15

More than 300 migrants die this week trying to reach Italy – UN agency

A spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says some 300 people are feared dead in the biggest migrant tragedy since the EU took over from Italy’s search and rescue mission.

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11Feb/15

Obama seeks war authorization from Congress to fight Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama sends Congress a letter seeking the authorization of military force against Islamic State militants, limiting operations to three years.
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11Feb/15

Three Mississippi men sentenced for hate crimes

(Next Media Online)- Three men were sentenced to federal prison on Tuesday for the 2011 hate-crime murder of 47-year-old James Craig Anderson. One of the defendants, Deryl Dedmon, 22, was given the longest sentence of 50 years in prison for running over Anderson with his pickup truck and fatally wounding him.
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10Feb/15

Strauss-Kahn denies knowing sex party women were prostitutes

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn denies knowing that the women at sex parties he attended were prostitutes.
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10Feb/15

What DSK Knew

(BVO) – Outside the courthouse, topless women protest as Dominique Strauss-Kahn heads into court.

Inside the courthouse the former IMF chief faces pimping charges.
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10Feb/15

Spain’s Podemos party says Falciani, source of HSBC leaks, to advise it

The leader of Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos (We Can) confirms that Herve Falciani, the so-called HSBC whistle-blower, will help his party with its election programme by producing a tax fraud report for the Spanish party.

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