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Robert Bridge

‘It has to be done’: President Hollande visits Cuba, urges end to US sanctions
French President Francois Hollande has urged for the US embargo on Cuba to be lifted, promising that Paris will do everything in its power to help put an end to more than five decades of sanctions against Havana.

11.05.2015 11:15

Snowden says Australia watching its citizens ‘all the time,’ slams new metadata laws
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden accused Australia of undertaking mass surveillance of its citizens and passing laws on the collection of metadata that he says do not protect society from acts of terrorism.

09.05.2015 13:32

Space break: How astronauts relieve themselves aboard ISS (VIDEO)
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sheds some light on one of the more mysterious aspects of space travel: How do astronauts answer the call of nature aboard the International Space Station in zero-gravity conditions?

09.05.2015 08:36

Beheading of 5 foreigners in Saudi Arabia triggers outcry from human rights campaigners
Human rights groups have condemned Saudi Arabia after the beheading of five foreigners this week. Experts warn 2015 will mark a dramatic increase in public executions, as 80 people have already been killed, compared to 88 in the whole of 2014.

08.05.2015 05:39

​Most dangerous Islamic State leaders come from Scandinavia - Syrian President Assad
Bashar al-Assad warned about the growing threat from “Scandinavian” Islamist extremists fighting inside of Syria, where the battle against Islamic State amidst a protracted civil war has claimed the lives of over 200,000 people.

17.04.2015 10:51

Tulsa reserve deputy, charged with manslaughter of Eric Harris, allegedly had false training records
Staff at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office were reportedly ordered to falsify the training records and firearms certificates of a reserve deputy who mistook his firearm for a Taser, leading to the shooting death of an unarmed black man earlier this month.

16.04.2015 08:07

​Big Mac attack: US low-wage workers prepare to strike in over 200 cities
Low-wage fast food workers are preparing for a one-day nationwide protest in what some are saying will be the largest mobilization of US workers seeking to achieve higher pay, benefits and the right to unionize.

15.04.2015 08:44

Vladimir Putin steals the show in TIME 100 reader’s poll
In a diverse field of competitors made up of pop stars, technology gurus, visionaries and politicians - and at a time when US-Russia relations have hit rock bottom - President Putin has emerged victorious in Time magazine’s 2015 reader poll.

14.04.2015 08:57

​US should pay to resettle ex-Gitmo detainees – Uruguay president
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez said the Obama administration should provide financial aid to six former detainees of Guantánamo Bay prisoners who received asylum in this South American country last year.

09.04.2015 07:50

TEPCO may evaporate contaminated Fukushima water
Tainted water from Fukushima nuclear plant storage may be evaporated or stored underground instead of following earlier plans to release it into the ocean.

08.04.2015 20:39

​Nevada prison guards ‘force’ inmates into gladiator-style brawl, then shoot 1 dead, wound another
Guards at a maximum-security prison allegedly staged a gladiator-like fight between two handcuffed inmates before a corrections officer shot and killed one of the participants and wounded the other.

08.04.2015 13:40

Judge: CIA Pakistan ex-station chief wanted over deadly 2009 drone strike
Islamabad wants a former CIA station chief in Pakistan to stand trial on murder charges over a 2009 strike that killed at least three people, as well as waging war inside the country.

08.04.2015 07:00