Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro has erupted into violence after a popular TV dancer was allegedly killed by police in a slum, just a few hundred meters away from a venue for the 2016 Olympics. Angry local residents bombarded police with homemade weapons.
Members of the Oklahoma Militia have come out in support of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who recently found himself in a standoff with hundreds of armed federal agents over land rights related to his cattle ranch.
Authorities used tear gas against activists of the May Day Committee who tried to make a public statement on holding a celebration at Istanbul's Taksim Square, despite a government ban on rallies at the location.
The Ukrainian authorities seek to escalate conflict with Russia so as to call for the support of the West, NATO and the EU, while Right Sector plays the role of the illegal infantry of the Kiev government, journalist Manuel Ochsenreiter told RT.
Mediation won’t resolve the crisis in Ukraine, as all international players have their own interests there, Wide Awake News founder Charlie McGrath told RT, adding that only the Ukrainians can drag their country out of the current “quagmire.”
Israeli police reportedly blocked a top UN diplomat, alongside other diplomats and Palestinians, entrance to a pre-Easter Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which Israeli authorities called a ‘micro-incident.’
Kiev has promised to let the regions decide on the status of any languages on their own, calling for “peace and unity.” Troops remain in eastern Ukraine, although the military operation has been rendered “inactive.”
While the Geneva framework agreement seems to be an attempt to de-escalate tensions over Ukraine, it’s a question to what degree the US and the West are really genuine in this agreement, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT.
The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and a number of other influential media groups have filed a court brief supporting Google’s effort to keep a controversial film online, joining a fight over actors' rights and what constitutes censorship.
A journalist for Russia’s LifeNews has been released after being detained and questioned for 15 hours by Ukraine law enforcement. Police allegedly “kicked” the reporter and “other peaceful civilians” during an armed confrontation in Mariupol on Wednesday.
While the conflict in Ukraine continues to unfold, farmers across the United States have taken a strong interest in the situation since regional instability could have various consequences on wheat and corn supplies around the world.
Fresh forces, particularly EU and UN troops, are to be sent to stop the ongoing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, although the problems they are being sent to solve are too deep-rooted to hope for any significant improvements.