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North America

​Panama ex-dictator Noriega begs for forgiveness over military rule
In his first interview with the media since 1996, Manuel Noriega, Panama’s imprisoned former dictator apologized to the nation for the actions of the military regime which ruled the country for several decades.

25.06.2015 22:01

Libya warns EU on migrant operation – ‘sign of frustration by West-installed forces’
Libya hasn’t got the aid promised by the West in 2011, today it’s against the potential EU naval operation in the Mediterranean saying Western countries can’t create a greater crisis, says Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire website.

24.06.2015 10:28

Wikileaks releases ‘largest’ trove of docs exposing secret TiSA trade deal
WikiLeaks has published 17 secret documents related to a controversial trade agreement currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the US, EU and over 20 WTO members. NGO Global Justice Now called the leak “a dark day for democracy.”

03.06.2015 21:00

World stands up against Monsanto: Over 400 cities protest GMOs
Thousands of people across the world have joined together in a global movement, protesting against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities are speaking out against GMOs and Monsanto’s monopoly over the food supply.

23.05.2015 23:56

US & Israel inequality champions of developed world – OECD
Inequality in the developed world is the sharpest in 30 years, a recent OECD research reveals. Yet even in this context, two countries stand out in the disparity between rich and poor: the USA and Israel.

21.05.2015 19:41

​Mexican teenagers tortured boy to death during ‘kidnap game’
Five Mexican teenagers aged 11-15 have been accused of the brutal torture and murder of a six-year old boy during a “kidnap game.”

18.05.2015 14:35

Starbucks cash-register glitch takes down 8,000 coffee shops in N. America, leads to free lattes
A computer glitch in Starbucks’ point-of-sale register system on Friday night caused many outlets to stop accepting payments. But for some customers the outage resulted in free coffees.

25.04.2015 05:38

Obama defends, pitches TPP trade deal as Democrats balk
President Barack Obama has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism over a pair of trade deals being negotiated among Pacific nations and the EU, mostly from his own party. On Thursday, he defended the deals as “vital” for the middle class.

24.04.2015 01:53

Disneyland measles outbreak over, health officials say
A measles outbreak that was linked to Disneyland and affected almost 150 people in the United States has been declared over by health officials in California.

17.04.2015 22:00

‘I respect you, but I don’t trust you’ – Maduro to Obama
The Venezuelan and US presidents, whose strained relations cast a shadow over the Summit of the Americas in Panama, held a private meeting for the first time in an attempt to alleviate tensions over US-imposed sanctions.

12.04.2015 05:36

Crude price shock sends Canadian oil service companies into whirlwind
The crude oil price collapse has forced some Canadian oil service companies to cut their workforces, budgets, and salaries, as their energy-producing customers have been struggling with their own budget cuts and market uncertainty.

27.02.2015 01:59

Mysterious 'ice booms' across North America linked to wet, cold weather
Cold booms? Frost quakes? A winter-time meteorological phenomenon has scientists debating whether blasts heard across North America are, indeed, cryoseisms. Most agree that the loud, inexplicable booms are associated with cold, rainy conditions.

22.01.2015 18:05