A former member of the Nazi SS being tried for murder admitted in court Tuesday that he killed three Dutch civilians during World War II, but insisted he was following orders. Heinrich Boere told the Aachen state court in a statement read by attor
Italy’s centre-right government on Friday was rocked by accusations made in court by a Mafia hitman that Silvio Berlusconi had made commitments to Sicily’s Cosa Nostra as he was about to enter politics 15 years ago. Testifying behind a screen in a
Some years ago, in the heyday of cigarette smuggling, I found myself in a speedboat bouncing on the St. Lawrence River at 65 mph, heading to the Akwesasne Indian reserve that straddles the Canada-U.S. border. Behind the wheel was a young French Canad
North Koreans are "devastated" following currency reforms that could wipe out their savings, reports say.
In Somalia's main pirate lair of Haradheere, the sea gangs have set up a cooperative to fund their hijackings offshore, a sort of stock exchange meets criminal syndicate. The gangs have made millions of dollars from ransoms that has drawn financiers
It is Europe's dirty secret that the list of nuclear-capable countries extends beyond those in Britain and France who have built their own weapons. Nukes are stored in Italy, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands and planes can deliver them.
Chaos reportedly erupted in North Korea on Tuesday after the government of Kim Jong Il revalued the country's currency, sharply restricting the amount of old bills that could be traded for new and wiping out personal savings. The revaluation and e
Police have shot and killed Maurice Clemmons, the man suspected of killing four police officers in a coffee shop in Parkland, Wash., officials say. A spokesman for the Pierce County sheriff's office said that Clemmons was found walking in a Seattle
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Thursday threatened to nationalize the country's banks and largest steel producer, accusing them of unscrupulous practices. "Private banks have to give priority to financing the industrial sectors of Venezuela a
The Day the Dollar Died (important read) - Decentralization and Operational Secession - The Price of Gold Will Double - The Goldman Sachs Disease Is Spreading - The Official CIA Manual of Deception
The Philippine politician whose wife and relatives were among 57 people massacred in an apparent bid to stop him from running for governor filed his candidacy papers Friday, vowing only his death could stop him. Prosecutors, meanwhile, said two
The South Korean military and police executed at least 4,900 civilians in the opening months of the Korean War for fear that they were Communist sympathizers, the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission announced Thursday.
"The community of Docker River is under siege by 6,000 marauding, wild camels [looking for water]," local government minister Rob Knight said.
Philippine authorities, under intense public pressure to make arrests in the country's worst election massacre, said Wednesday they are investigating a member of a powerful clan allied with the government along with four police commanders. Officia
A cutting-edge French warship sailed into St. Petersburg Monday to show off its capabilities to potential buyers in the Russian navy, whose pursuit of an amphibious assault capacity is frightening some neighboring countries.
Decide How (Not If) the Government Will Default - by Gary North / The Fed Takes a Blow - From Ron 'Mohammed Ali' Paul / Secession From Obamerica / Geithner Wants a Chinese Currency Float / Detailed Advice From a Precious Metals Pro (Charles Goyette)
Russia made unexpected concessions to Ukraine, averting a winter gas stand-off. Some saw a second deal: Vladimir Putin supporting Yulia Tymoshenko to sideline her rival, pro-West President Viktor Yushchenko.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once his country’s richest man, has resided in "gulag lite," as he calls the Russian penal system under Vladimir Putin, for six years. Convicted of tax evasion and fraud in 2005, he now faces a fresh set of charges that add up t
Not many busy people, working hard to provide for their families will have even noticed the HUGE news that came out this week, but we all should. This is earth shaking news, this is a confirmation that the world as we know it will be totally trans
A Russian lawyer jailed after uncovering evidence of police involvement in the theft of $230 million from the government has died in prison, officials said Tuesday, and his American partner is accusing the authorities of killing him. Sergei Magnit
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issued an historic apology Monday to thousands of impoverished British children shipped to Australia with the promise of a better life, only to suffer abuse and neglect thousands of miles from home. At a ceremony in the A
Kentucky Joins the Nullification Movement - Ft Hood, The Official Story Is Full of Holes - Drug Pushers, UK docs got big bonuses for frightening patients into swine flu shots - The World's First 'Carbon Billionaire'
Battling with one of the world's highest murder rates, Venezuela crushed more than 30,000 guns seized from the streets during police raids this year. Policemen used blow-torches to chop up some of shotguns and pistols. They compacted weapons includin
Heavy rain, lightning and strong winds caused blackouts that left nearly a third of Brazilians — 60 million people — in the dark, officials said Wednesday as they scrambled to restore confidence in the country's infrastructure before soccer's 2014 Wo
A U.S.-brokered accord that was supposed to return ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to power has collapsed and his supporters pinned much of the blame on the Obama administration. Honduras' Congress has made no plans to vote on whether to enac
Chavez said a recently signed agreement that gives American troops access to seven Colombian bases is a direct threat to his oil-exporting country. Colombia has handed over its sovereignty to the U.S. with the deal, he said.
"Of those arrested, our identity documents and mobile phones were taken away, we were beaten, our sexual orientation was insulted, and we were refused permission to speak to the Justice Ministry officials" [lucky they weren't golfing]
Government Will Default on Its Debts by Gary North - The Dollar Meltdown Doug French on the new classic by Charles Goyette - Ron Paul's Audit the Fed Bill Is Gutted - Gold and Freedom by Jacob Hornberger - Congress Doesn't Want Swine Flu Injections
Representatives of ousted President Manuel Zelaya finally reached an agreement with the interim government that could help end the monthslong dispute over Honduras' June 28 coup, and possibly pave the way for Zelaya's reinstatement. The Organizati
Attorneys and veteran’s groups are alarmed by recent reports that two US Army soldiers imprisoned at the Fort Lewis Regional Correctional Facility (RCF) have been subjected to human rights abuses and violations of their constitutional rights.