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Putin: Crimea similar to Kosovo, West is rewriting its own rule book

Putin: Crimea similar to Kosovo, West is rewriting its own rule book

Crimea’s secession from Ukraine was just like Kosovo’s secession from Serbia, and any arguments otherwise are just attempts to bend the West-advocated rules that were applied to the Kosovo case, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. The statements came as Putin was addressing the Russian parliament to convince lawmakers to ratify a treaty, which would make […]

Top senator apologizes for ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ after public outrage

Top senator apologizes for ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ after public outrage

The blowback caused by a new law that lets biotech companies like Monsanto escape litigation is so tremendous that a senior senator from Maryland has offered the public an apology. US Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) has issued a statement expressing her regret for letting this year’s Agriculture Appropriations bill — an annual continuing resolution […]

EU seeks more privacy pressure on Google, Facebook

EU seeks more privacy pressure on Google, Facebook

rt.com – European Union lawmakers are hoping to pressure internet giants such as Facebook and Google, to boost personal security controls and limit the collection of data without users consent. A German MEP has proposed modifications to the 1995 Data Protection Act, suggesting legislation that would limit corporations’ ability to use and sell data, such […]

Could Obama be first 3-term president since FDR?

Could Obama be first 3-term president since FDR?

rt.com – A United States congressman has introduced a bill that would repeal the 22nd Amendment, which currently limits the president to serving only two terms as commander-in-chief. Should the bill become a law, it could allow President Barack Obama to run for reelection yet again in 2016. A huge copy of the United States Constitution. […]

ACLU and media challenge transparency of 9/11 trial

ACLU and media challenge transparency of 9/11 trial

Article by rt.com As legal proceedings move forward for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged with roles in the September 11 terrorist attacks, the US government wants the court to censor their testimonies in a move civil liberties lawyers condemn as “chilling.» Prosecutors in the case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Gitmo inmates accused […]

Ecuador might transfer Assange to Sweden

Ecuador might transfer Assange to Sweden

(rt.com) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be transferred to the Ecuadorian embassy in Sweden in order to respond to sex crime allegations that he faces there. Ecuador, which had granted the whistleblower political asylum, may ask Britain to transfer him under its protection, Ecuadorian Minister Ricardo Patino indicated on Friday. Patino told reporters that among […]

Still guilty: Italy upholds verdict against 23 CIA agents in rendition trial

Still guilty: Italy upholds verdict against 23 CIA agents in rendition trial

(rt.com) Italy’s highest criminal court upheld the guilty verdict of 23 Americans in connection with the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. The CIA agents that abducted an Egyptian terror suspect from a Milan street may now face extradition. Twenty-two CIA officers and one US Air Force officers were ordered to serve jail time in Italy for […]