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​Unequal development: What’s the social cost of the BRICS’ economic growth?
After the frantic GDP growth of the past decade in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, experts are trying to assess how far the benefits of this growth have trickled down to their citizens.

16.04.2014 12:10

Greenwald to RT: Germany must speak to Snowden about NSA surveillance
Journalist Glenn Greenwald told RT on Friday that Germany should invite former United States intelligence contractor Edward Snowden to testify there about government surveillance.

11.04.2014 20:00

WikiLeaks release: Internet governance body trying to stop NSA surveillance
WikiLeaks has published what the anti-secrecy organization says is the penultimate draft agreement expected to be discussed later this month in Brazil at a global internet governance meeting co-hosted by 12 countries including the United States.

08.04.2014 16:17

Rio slum raided ahead of World Cup (PHOTOS)
At least 2,000 soldiers raided a Rio de Janeiro slum using helicopters and armored personnel carriers in another attempt to boost security ahead of the World Cup. Raids have been taking place city-wide with the intention of ousting gangs.

05.04.2014 18:43

​Brazil looks to ban Monsanto’s Roundup, other toxicity risks
Brazil’s public prosecutor wants to suspend use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s pervasive herbicide Roundup. A recent study suggested glyphosate may be linked to a fatal kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions worldwide.

27.03.2014 21:13

Brazil to pass anti-spy bill in victory for net neutrality
Brazil has scored big for net neutrality after its lower house of Congress approved a groundbreaking post-Snowden bill that protects its users’ privacy rights, albeit with some sacrifices.

26.03.2014 07:42

Sanctions effect: Russia to change its economic partners…for the better
Western sanctions might push Russia to deepen cooperation with BRICS states, in particular, to strengthen its ties with China, which will possibly turn out to be a big catastrophe for the US and the EU some time later.

21.03.2014 14:01

Snowden, Assange and Greenwald scheduled to address Texas tech conference from abroad
Three of the top presenters scheduled to speak at a technology conference in Texas next week will deliver their remarks remotely due to leak investigations that have left them all unable or unwilling to come to the United States.

05.03.2014 15:21

​Final countdown to the World Cup in Brazil: 100 days in the fast lane
Four stadia and their surroundings, airport terminals, roads, IT networks, service updates… Brazil has had seven years to organize their World Cup, but the last frenetic 100 days till kick off on June 12 has anything but the feel of final preparations.

05.03.2014 14:43

​Brazilians tired of taking to the streets ahead of World Cup
Fears that a tense World Cup will take place amid demonstrations of millions of Brazilians and heavy security operations by an unreliable police force, after the fuss of the last few months, may not materialize.

26.02.2014 13:01

Brazil rations water in 140 cities amid worst drought in decades
Over 140 Brazilian cities have been pushed to ration water during the worst drought on record, according to a survey conducted by the country's leading newspaper. Some neighborhoods only receive water once every three days.

16.02.2014 08:52

Snowden confidant Glenn Greenwald a ‘porn spy,’ says Canadian politician
Following a report that passengers using Wi-Fi service at a Canadian airport were trailed for days via their wireless devices, one prominent Canadian politician has rejected the charges, while disparaging former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald.

01.02.2014 08:59

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