Life in America these days is like swimming through an ocean of sewage, and the most horrifying thing about it is that we're used to it.
Stephen Lendman - writing on vital world and national topics, including war and peace, American imperialism / Rico Giron - San Miguel County Sheriff candidate will not allow improper foreclosures in his County and will arrest Judges.
Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday as the academy honored one of the Spanish-speaking world's most acclaimed authors and an outspoken political activist who once ran for president in his tumultuous homeland
Hungary's toxic sludge spill, which has killed 4 people, reached the Danube river Thursday, threatening to contaminate the waterway's ecosystem. Water alkalinity, a measure of river contamination, was already above normal in the major waterway
Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for their pioneering work on graphene -- touted as the wonder material of the 21st century
Earth's ambassador? UN official denies she will be contact person if aliens contact Earth
Cryptome was interviewed by telephone today by Keith Thomson, a reporter for The Huffington Post. After a bit of palaver Keith said a confidential source claimed a Chinese spy agency had given Wikileaks $20 million. What did Cryptome think about that
Intelligence agencies have intercepted a terror plot to launch Mumbai-style attacks on Britain and other European countries. Militants in Pakistan were planning simultaneous strikes on London and major cities in France and Germany.
A Toronto judge has struck down Canada’s prostitution laws, saying provisions meant to protect women and residential neighbourhoods are endangering sex workers’ lives.
North Korea's ailing leader Kim Jong-il has named his youngest son as a military general marking the first stage of a dynastic succession. It was the first time the 20-something Kim Jong-un had been mentioned by name in the North's media, and his app
Clay Shirky talks about how cognitive surplus will change the world.
"The Queen has been forced to give up the ultimate right to manage the Palace's financial affairs in a secret deal signed by Palace aides and the Government, The Independent has learned."
Det Sgt Allan Orr of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency will tell delegates that the illicit tobacco trade was not a victimless crime. He said those behind it were often involved in drug dealing and human trafficking.
Thousands of Romania’s Roma, also known as Gypsies, are heading for the relative wealth of Western Europe, and setting off a clash within the European Union over just how open its “open borders” are.
(CNSNews.com) - John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, says that the term "global warming" is "a dangerous misnomer” that should be replaced with “global climate disruption."
France’s deportations of Gypsies are "a disgrace" and probably break EU law, the European Union’s executive body declared Tuesday in a stinging rebuke that set up a showdown with French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative government.
Public transit ground to a halt across France and on the London Tube on Tuesday, with tourists and commuters bearing the brunt of a wave of discontent over government austerity measures.
The "marker" lurks inside the bank, looking for people pulling large amounts of cash from a safe deposit box or bank account. The gunmen linger outside, usually on motorcyles, waiting to make their move.
Maj. Gen. Yuri Ivanov, deputy head of Russian intelligence service known as GRU, died in Syria recently. Speculation is rampant that he was assassinated. He had been staying in the northwestern Syrian resort of Tartous when he disappeared, with his
A top Swedish prosecutor said Wednesday she would reopen a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, overturning a previous ruling to quash a probe of the Australian.
An emerald so large it's being compared with the crown jewels of Russian empress Catherine the Great was pulled from a pit near corn rows at a North Carolina farm. The nearly 65-carat emerald its finders are marketing by the name Carolina Emperor
As Barack Obama runs America into the ground, Vladimir Putin continues to pull Russia from the ashes of the former Soviet Union. The two men’s styles and principles could not be farther apart. A leader like Putin is what America needs, not a warmed-o
Cuba has begun allowing foreign investors to lease government land for up to 99 years, a step toward a future that could be filled with golf courses ringed by luxury villas, beachfront timeshares and vacation homes for well-heeled tourists.
In a referendum earlier this month, nearly 70 per cent of Kenyan voters approved the new constitution which addresses corruption, political patronage, land grabbing and tribalism.
Detectives searching for a missing British spy said Wednesday they had launched a murder investigation after a body matching the man's description was discovered stuffed in a bag in his apartment near the headquarters of the MI6 spy agency.
The "why" of the quickly-withdrawn 'case' against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange seems clear enough--it has all the initial indicators of a fabricated attempt to defame him. But the "how" of this attempt is murky.
Chile's president euphorically waved the note, written deep inside a collapsed mine, that his country waited 17 agonizing days to see: "All 33 of us are fine in the shelter," one of the trapped miners wrote in red letters.
The number of people in Britain seized under the controversial "no-evidence-needed" European Arrest Warrant rose by more than 50% last year. They can spend long periods in jail for crimes which are not crimes in Britain.
The late U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer wasn't the father of a 9-year-old Filipino girl named Jinky Young, a court in Iceland has been told.
Traveling through Pakistan with his television crew, Jonathan Miller uncovers the truth about a slow-moving disaster—and argues why we should care. I was sitting in the front seat of our four-wheel drive when, last week, two women wearing burqas appr