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Giant sinkhole in Russia’s north puzzles scientists

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Russian scientists conducted a primary examination of the giant sinkhole in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. The video of the bizarre hole on YouTube has received more than two million views in several days. As a result of the examination, the scientists concluded that the crater was of natural origin and did not appear either as a result of a manmade... 

I’d fire rockets at Israel, if I lived in Gaza: British MP

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A British lawmaker says he would fire rockets into Israel if he lived in the besieged Gaza Strip, which has faced a deadly Israeli offensive for over two weeks. “The big question is – if I lived in Gaza would I fire a rocket? – probably yes,” Liberal Democrat member of parliament David Ward said in a message posted on Twitter on Tuesday. He... 

Russia to introduce new ‘solidarity’ tax on rich

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State Duma deputies want to levy an additional tax on people with high personal incomes in order to finance the development of the new federation areas of Sevastopol and Crimea. The motion has been prepared by a group of MPs led by the Andrey Krutov of the center-left Fair Russia party. At the moment the group is completing consultations with legal experts... 

European Union agrees on tougher Russia sanctions

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European Union (EU) foreign ministers have agreed on imposing tougher sanctions against Russian entities and individuals nearly one week after the downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane in Ukraine. On Wednesday, the ministers agreed to draft a new list of Russian entities and individuals by July 24 to be added to the 63 names already targeted by sanctions. The... 

Guilt by insinuation: How American propaganda works

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Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner? The Russian government continues to release facts, including satellite photos showing the presence of Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missiles in locations from which the airliner could... 

Obesity to be classed as disability, top EU judge rules

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​Overweight staff may be provided with larger office chairs, lifts and priority parking by their employers, following a European court judgment on Thursday. The chief legal adviser to the European Court of Justice, Niilo Jaaskinen, said it was ‘unlawful’ to discriminate against a person if their weight affects their work, as they would technically be... 

298 killed on MH17, media ignores 478 killed in Ukraine

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The establishment media has virtually ignored the carnage in eastern Ukraine while it focuses on the alleged shoot down of MH17. Vladimir Putin is widely condemned while the indiscriminate killings and ethnic cleansing of the Ukraine Security Service and military are left unmentioned. Since the regime’s crackdown on “terrorists,” in other words separatists... 

Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected close to MH17 before crash

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The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jetgaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said. “A Ukraine Air Force military jet was detected gaining height, it’s distance from the Malaysian Boeing was 3 to 5km,”... 

UK to seek tighter bans on Russia

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The UK will tighten sanctions against Russia if Moscow does not help in investigating a Malaysian airliner crash in Ukraine, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said. On July 17, Malaysian Airline flight MH17, which was travelling to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, crashed, killing all 298 people on board. There is speculation that the Boeing 777 was shot... 

Reuters is seeking to manipulate public opinion

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That Western media frequently and blatantly distort events and disquote officials with a view to manipulating public minds is no news; however, one “news agency”, the UK-based Reuters, has in recent times been repeatedly and unabashedly breaking new grounds in this regard. Just recently, Reuters sought to portray as mere allegation a United Nations... 

MH17 data recorders found in Ukraine, taken to Donetsk

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Items presumed to be the data recorders from the crashed Malaysian plane have been found and delivered to Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, according to the leader of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk. “Aircraft parts looking like black boxes were found at the site of the plane crash. They are currently in Donetsk, in the People’s Republic’s... 

Futuristic new Russian streetcar revealed

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Russian cities that want to develop their public transit systems will soon have a stellar option to buy. A sleek new black streetcar looks like something Darth Vader would pilot in Star Wars and promises new levels of comfort and safety to commuters. The R1, or Russia One, was developed by a subsidiary of Uralvagonzavod, a company best known for producing advanced... 

Pope says 2% of Catholic priests are pedophiles, wants to end celibacy

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An Italian newspaper has quoted the Pope as saying that “about two percent” of Roman Catholic priests are pedophiles. The Pontiff allegedly said that child sex abuse is “a leprosy in our house” and promised solutions to priests’ enforced celibacy. The article, published in the left-leaning La Republica, is a recollection of an hour long conversation... 

Website unmasks links Google is blocking from search results

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A subversive website has been launched to keep track of news and other webpages Google has “censored” from the search engine’s index, following the European Court of Justice’s controversial Right to be Forgotten ruling. The tech giant has reportedly been inundated with 70,000 requests to remove sensitive information from its search results in the aftermath... 

“Orthodoxy Is Responsible For Anti-Semitism” – International Zionist Congress

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Another international conference regarding the high rates of “anti-semitism” took place on the 7th and 8th of July, in Berlin. The Conference, organized by the Centre for Research on Antisemitism (ZFA). This event was held at Berlin’s Technical University, and included representatives from the Center Of Hellenism and the National Center For Social Research... 
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