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Greece begins one of its most publicised trials in decades on Monday, with dozens of people linked to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party facing charges including murder and participation in a criminal organisation.

Collapsed bribery cases boost UK's vilified press

Vilified for their dark arts since the phone-hacking scandal, Britain's popular press won a victory this week after prosecutors acknowledged that the long-held practice of paying sources for stories was legitimate.

Op-Ed: UN reports differences between parties on Libyan unity government

The UN clams it is trying to narrow differences between the two rival governments in Libya on the nature of a unity government to replace the two competing governments.

Op-Ed: Governor to sue President Obama over forced Medicaid expansion

The Sunshine State has a dark cloud hovering over its health care system. The Governor claims that Florida is the victim of political blackmail in order to force Medicaid expansion.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked Libyan armed forces head General Haftar is untouchable

There is ample evidence to show that General Khalifa Haftar is untouchable no matter what he does to directly snub his nose at the UN-supported peace talks promoted by the U.S. and other countries.

Op-Ed: UN imposes sanctions on Houthis but Yemen conflict continues

In a sign that the Saudi-led bombing campaign and offensive against Houthi rebels is not going well, the newly minted vice-president appointed by the internationally recognized president Mansour Hadi has urged the Houthi fighters to end their offensive.

Op-Ed: Debating science and medicine in run up to U.K. poll

On May 7, the U.K. faces a general election. As the parties attempt to garner votes, wave hands and kiss babies, science and medical issues feature barely in policy manifestos. This is misguided and will damage the economy in the long-term.

Op-Ed: U.S. government waste of taxpayer dollars runs rampant

A scathing report on government waste revealed that millions of taxpayer dollars were misused in 2014. Rep. Steve Russell took over the watchdog report after Senator Tom Coburn retired. The tradition of the report continues — and so does the waste.

One detained after gyrocopter lands at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. capitol remains of high alert after a small gyrocopter lands outside the west end of the Capitol building. The pilot has been detained at this time.

San Francisco board votes unanimously for circus animal ban

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! But not if you live in or visit San Francisco, where lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to ban wild and exotic animal performances in circuses and shows.

Op-Ed: UN-sponsored Libyan peace talks to resume in Morocco

The UN Security Council has called for those taking part in the UN-sponsored peace talks to agree to the formation of a unity government as soon as possible.

Op-Ed: Greece sending contradictory messages about default plans

As has happened often during negotiations with its creditors, mixed and contradictory messages are coming from the Greek Syriza government.

Achilles heels? Scandals, gaffes could haunt Hillary

Hillary Clinton looks ahead to 2016 as the year Americans may finally elect their first-ever female president, but her past is burdened with blemishes and gaffes that could compromise if not sink her campaign.

Clinton is in — 'It's official: Hillary's running for president'

A top adviser to Hillary Clinton has made it official, the 67-year-old former first lady is running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president in 2016. No big announcement, not yet, the confirmation came via email.

Russian sponsored talks on Syria yield no agreement

The Russian mediator thought that he had an agreement on principles for a political settlement to the Syria conflict but some opposition representatives refused support because there was no movement to build mutual trust such as prisoner releases.

Oklahoma votes to use new unproven method of executiion

Oklahoma lawmakers, scrambling for a backup method of execution that would replace lethal injection, have come up with a new way of killing someone. A bill now awaits the governor's signature that would allow nitrogen gas hypoxia to be used.

CA bill banning child vaccine exemptions gets go-ahead

After the severest measles outbreak in decades occurred earlier this year, California lawmakers approved a bill this week that would prevent most parents from opting out of vaccinations for their children enrolled in school.

Op-Ed: Saudi air strikes in Yemen create greater humanitarian disaster

The aim of the Saudi-led operation Decisive Storm is to end Houthi military control of the main Yemeni cities and to return Mansour Hadi to the presidency. Hadi has fled Yemen to safety in Ryadh the Saudi capital.

Greece makes key payment to IMF on time

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund(IMF), Christine Lagarde, has confirmed that the Greek government made a 459 million euro payment due on April 9.

Op-Ed: Costly Mike Duffy trial another reason to abolish Senate

The trial of the rather sad sack Mike Duffy is underway in Ottawa and as a taxpayer I feel ripped off by the former senator for costing us more tax money than he already has. The entire Duffy episode gets me angry at our dubious Senate all over again.

Claire Martin, Green Party candidate for the elections Special

Claire Martin, a CBC popular weather forecaster, announced on Wednesday April 8th that she will be starting a campaign to win British Columbia spot for the Green Party of Canada to represent the region of North Vancouver in federal elections.

French far-right family feud deepens

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen Thursday said her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the National Front party, would appear before a disciplinary body -- and should consider quitting politics -- after making controversial comments about the H...

Op-Ed: U.S. Senator says bombing Iran's nuclear facilities a piece of cake

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, claims that bombing Iran's nuclear facilities would take only several days. Cotton said the bombing would be nothing like the Iraq war.

Op-Ed: Apple CEO hypocritical on gay rights

Apple CEO and social activist Tim Cook wrote an Op-Ed that lambasted the state of Indiana over the implementation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Critics say his quixotic diatribe is hypocritical.

Op-Ed: Calif. Dems push to extend health, legal rights for immigrants

California Democrats are taking things into their own hands because of federal inaction over immigration reform. On Tuesday they announced a 10-bill package that would extend health care and legal protection to undocumented immigrants in the state.

Kansas bill would tighten rules on how needy use government aid

Lawmakers in Kansas are awaiting the signature of Republican Governor Sam Brownback to a bill that would change how the state's needy use cash assistance from the state. The money is part of the TANF program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Anti-establishment Rand Paul joins US presidential race

Conservative US Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday formally launched his 2016 White House bid, the second Republican to join what is expected to be a crowded contest for the party's nomination.

UK Tory party to restrict under-age access to porn sites

As part of their election campaign, the UK Conservative party promise to halt under-age access to porn sites by enforcing age restrictions on adult content sites.

Op-Ed: U.S. and Iraq disagree as to where to attack IS next

Although Tikrit is still not entirely free of Islamic State fighters, Iraq is already planning how to take advantage of the momentum gained after taking Tikrit.

Three U.S. swing states support legalizing marijuana, poll finds

A poll released Monday in the U.S. shows that three so-called voting 'swing states,' Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, all support legalizing marijuana for recreational use. In much bigger numbers, they also support medical marijuana.

Op-Ed: Hillary Clinton support group warns media not to use sexist words

Unless Armageddon strikes, Hillary Clinton will be the shoo-in nominee for the 2016 presidential race. She was also the shoo-in for the Democrat Party in the 2008 election. The Clinton machine has already warned the media to treat her gently.

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden on NSA surveillance

John Oliver tackles heady subjects on his weekly HBO show, but to take on the complexity of National Security Agency surveillance and the Patriot Act, he got the help of Edward Snowden.

Op-Ed: Is counter-ideology the way forward for Kenyan counter-terrorism?

As potential solutions to the al-Shabab menace, bombing, erecting barrier at borders, advancing counter-terrorism unit, and removing KDF from Somalia are pertinent physical security measures Kenya currently explores.

Burning Judas: Easter tradition gets political

During Holy Week in Mexico there are always processions and prayers, traditionally observed by worshipers across the country. But lesser-known traditions also persist, such as burning Judas figures as a means of overcoming evil.

U.S. to fly in minors free from Central America to join families

The U.S. State Department and the Department of Homeland Security are administering a program that will fly the minor children of Central American immigrants, regardless of their status, to the U.S. for free, and will give them "resettlement assistance."

Op-Ed: Prentice and Nenshi show Albertans how government fails

Albertans knew this was coming, and still feel the sting of the news. With the press surrounding the budget out of the news cycle, Albertans should know how their leaders are punishing them for the government being terrible at managing tax dollars.

Op-Ed: Teacher tells students to prove they're Christians

A Georgia middle school teacher actually told her students that "Obama is not a Christian, and if their parents voted for him, then their parents are not Christians either." Then, she challenged the kids to prove their Christianity.

Op-Ed: Greece threatens to default on IMF loan payment

Conflicting narratives are coming from the Greek government. There are reports that the government is drawing up plans to nationalize the banking system and introduce the drachma as a parallel currency to the euro.

Still no deal with Greece to release more bailout funds

On Tuesday negotiations between Greece and international lenders ended with no deal reached on reforms that would allow the release of more bailout funds.

Op-Ed: Religious freedom disdained, gay rights heralded

The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has become a political football for the far left liberals and conservative pundits. Is this law geared toward discriminating gays, or is it protecting religious freedom?

Op-Ed: Evaluating Oleksandr Klymenko's roadmap for Ukraine

The Great Wall of Ukraine is the Kyiv government's new top security priority, confirmed President Petro Poroshenko on March 27.
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