Turkish officials and world leaders marked the World War I Allied Gallipoli campaign, a bloody battle won by the Ottoman Empire. Armenia has accused Ankara of deliberately bringing the remembrance forward to overshadow Armenian genocide commemorations.
Britain and France are urging the UN Security Council to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, while New Zealand has begun drafting a resolution on the issue. This was prompted by the US saying it may “reassess” its position on the stalled talks.
China’s foreign ministry has urged New Zealand and US spying agencies to stop hacking into Chinese diplomatic buildings in Auckland. This follows reports exposing the practice and citing secret NSA files, which were leaked by Edward Snowden.
Megaupload streaming service mogul Kim Dotcom has just been slapped with a civil penalty from the US government. The lawsuit will cost him $67 million worth of assets, including cars, property and luxury goods.
Norway’s top spy has said that revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden have led to ‘very few changes’ to the way spy agencies operate, despite some legal changes in the US under Obama’s administration to make the NSA’s activities more accountable.
New Zealand is bracing for Cyclone Pam, with flooding and power outages already underway. Some areas declared a state of emergency and locals are being evacuated. Strong winds are reported, as devastation in Vanuatu is fresh on everyone’s minds.
New Zealand’s security agency is spying on its closest neighbors in the Pacific by collecting phone calls, emails and internet data, and then sending that data to its ally, America’s NSA, leaked Snowden files claim.
The murder of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State will redouble efforts to “eradicate the evil” of the group, said British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. His statement comes as the UK urged New Zealand to join the US-led coalition.
As social inequality is increasing, the rich look to protect their wealth and many invest in supporting candidates who’d lighten their regulatory and tax burden, Robert Johnson President of Institute of New Economic Thinking told RT.
Kim Dotcom has launched a public beta version of his latest project, with which he aims to wipe out Skype. The video calling service called MegaChat is to be encrypted to ensure secure communications for all its users.