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US charities fund Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program

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The Dimona nuclear weapons production facility in Israel A new federal lawsuit in the United States seeks immediate release of a government report about how American charities contribute to Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program. The Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy has filed a lawsuit in the DC District Court to obtain an unclassified study... 

False witnesses can end up in prison under new bill in Russia

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A Liberal-Democratic party MP is suggesting jailing people for giving false testimony in court claiming that such measure would bring down the number of wrongful sentences in the country. Presently Russian law punishes perjury only by fines of up to 80,000 rubles, or about $2000. A prison sentence of up to five years is possible if a witness lies within a hearing... 

Amtrak: Purchasing Train Tickets With Cash is a “Suspicious Activity”

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Purchasing train tickets with cash, exiting a train before or after other passengers, or appearing calm or nervous are all examples of behavior that Amtrak employees have been told to report as “suspicious activity.” A document entitled Guidelines for Amtrak Customer Service Employees, which was obtained by the ACLU after an FOIA request, lists a number... 

Saudi activists set to defy no-women driving law

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Activists in Saudi Arabia are set to defy a no-women driving law by getting behind the wheel amid warnings of punishment by officials. Saudi activists are encouraging women to drive themselves in public on Sunday on the anniversary of an October 26 campaign last year by female drivers in defiance of a driving ban in the kingdom. In recent weeks, campaigners... 

Pope Francis calls for end to Life Imprisonment sentences

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After calling on Catholic Church to change and love homosexuality and divorce because God changed and he now loves them too, just a few days ago, now Pope Satan wants the world to end life in prison sentences! YES! You that’s right Pope Satan, oops Pope Francis wants to free all terrorists, serial killers, rapists, pimps, kidnappers, drug lords, ponzi... 

Mass protests slam US-EU trade deal as ‘corporate power grab’

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Amsterdam protest against TTIP Trojan Horse Tens of thousands of people are flooding the streets of cities all over Europe on Saturday in mass rallies against a controversial trade agreement between the US and the EU. Talks on the pact, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), started last February and, having been mostly held behind... 

Mexican police shuts down drug cartels’ firearms manufacturing units

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A joint operation between US special forces and the Mexican Federal Police has resulted in the discovery of two firearms manufacturing units in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. Drug traffickers and the mafia in the state of Jalisco had succeeded in manufacturing over 100 AR-15 assault rifles using high-tech equipment and parts imported from the United States. Eighteen... 

Mexico Paying to Help Shield Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. from Deportation

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The government of Mexico is paying to help its citizens who are living illegally in the United States avoid deportation. According to a report from National Public Radio, the Mexican government through its 50 consulates around the United States has been helping to fund low-income illegal immigrants to apply for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood... 

US rabbi ‘recorded women showering at synagogue’ charged with voyeurism

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A prominent rabbi in the US has been charged with voyeurism for allegedly recording women performing a sacred Jewish ritual bath in private. The head rabbi at Kesher Israel in Washington DC, Barry Freundel, is accused of recording women showering at the Kesher Israel Orthodox synagogue in Georgetown, a police report said. He allegedly concealed a camera inside... 

UK MPs pass motion to recognize Palestine as a state

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The British parliament voted in favor of a symbolic move to recognize Palestine as an official state, answering impassioned pleas by pro-Palestinian ministers and activists. The vote, which took place on Monday evening, saw 274 MPs come out in support of the motion, while 12 voted against. “This House believes that the Government should recognise the... 

Kiev secretly received data from MH17 crash investigators

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Ukrainian CyberBerkut hacktivists claim that they have penetrated the internal network of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry and found proof that Kiev is getting secret data from MH17 crash investigators, including information which implies its involvement. A document, posted on the website cyber-berkut.net, and allegedly downloaded from Ukraine’s Defense Ministry... 

Israel blocks entry of construction materials to Gaza

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Israel has prevented dozens of trucks loaded with building materials from entering the besieged Gaza Strip, despite earlier promises to allow such a move. “We were notified by the Palestinian National Company that Israel has indefinitely delayed the entry of the 60 trucks into the Gaza Strip,” the official Anadolu Agency quoted Mounir al-Ghalban from Gaza’s... 

Liberia censors media coverage of Ebola

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Members of a medical team disinfect people at an Ebola treatment center in Liberia, October 2, 2014. Liberia has passed a law that will restrict the media coverage of the Ebola outbreak in an attempt to protect privacy of the patients. “We have noted with great concern that photographs have been taken in treatment centers while patients are going in to be... 

New Australian law sees journalists facing 10 years in prison

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Australia’s lower house of parliament has passed the first in a series of counter-terrorism amendments toughening the country’s national security law. The new legislation could see journalists jailed for reporting on related matters. National Security Amendments Bill (No. 1), passed by Australia’s House of Representatives on Wednesday, says a person who... 

Italy police fire tear gas at anti-austerity protesters

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Italian police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of anti-austerity protesters in Naples, where the European Central Bank (ECB) was holding a monthly policy meeting. An estimated 4,000 anti-austerity demonstrators took to the streets of Naples on Thursday, carrying placards with caricatures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid tight... 
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