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Politics

Cuba to stand by its communist principles, Castro says
Cuban leader Raul Castro said the country would not give up its political values for which it has fought. Calling for mutual respect in the new development of relations with the US, Castro stated Cuba would continue its socialist route.

20.12.2014 19:33

Majority of Brits want to quit EU – poll
Among the six European states participating in the poll questioning EU membership, the British appeared most certain of all that they want to leave the union with only 37 percent against breaking ties.

20.12.2014 20:49

Already 50,000 signatures for Italian referendum on Euro, Eurosceptic leader says
Beppe Grillo, the leader of an Italian Eurosceptic party says he has already received 50,000 signatures for his petition to push for a referendum on Italy leaving the Euro. He cites rising unemployment and lack of economic growth for wanting to quit.

20.12.2014 16:57

4 Gitmo prisoners repatriated to Afghanistan
The US Department of Defense announced that four Afghan detainees who had been held for over a decade at the Guantanamo Bay military prison have been returned to their home country as part of a push to eventually close the detention center.

20.12.2014 19:56

Cuba won’t give up principles for Washington's promises – Russian deputy PM
Moscow always knew that the economic blockade of Cuba was doomed, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on a visit to Havana.

20.12.2014 06:58

​North Korea offers US joint investigation of Sony cyberattack
North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the United States into the hack attack against Sony Pictures, according to the state news agency, KCNA.

20.12.2014 10:14

US ponders placing North Korea back on terror blacklist
The White House is considering relisting North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism after the FBI formally accused Pyongyang of masterminding the colossal computer hacking on the Sony Pictures Entertainment.

20.12.2014 06:00

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ - Greenwald
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

20.12.2014 02:21

IDF strikes Gaza in retaliation to rocket fire
The Israeli Defense Forces have launched an attack on Gaza allegedly striking a weapons cache near Khan Yunis in retaliation to a rocket fired from Gaza earlier in the day.

19.12.2014 23:06

Obama authorizes ‘economic embargo’ on Russia’s Crimea
US President Barack Obama has authorized sanctions against individuals and entities operating in Russia’s Crimean peninsula, according to the White House statement.

19.12.2014 21:26

Russia’s military doctrine remains ‘solely defensive’ – Putin
Russia is going to maintain its security “consistently and rigorously,” President Vladimir Putin has said. And despite NATO’s military buildup close to Russian borders, the national military doctrine will remain solely defensive, he said.

19.12.2014 14:56

​Abortion debate in Ireland re-ignited as clinically dead pregnant woman kept on life support
Irish health authorities sought legal counsel Thursday night about whether a clinically dead pregnant woman, who had suffered catastrophic brain damage, should be kept on a life support machine to save her unborn baby.

19.12.2014 12:58