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Lesotho military seize police HQ in 'coup' attempt

Maseru - Lesotho's military seized control of police headquarters in the tiny African kingdom in the early hours of Saturday, a government minister told AFP, describing the events as a coup attempt.

President Hollande demands his government resign

Paris - France, lagging behind most euro zone economic recoveries, slipped further into crisis mode Monday when leftist ministers rebelled against austerity, forcing Hollande to call for the resignation of government in order to select a new cabinet.

'Modi effect' gets Delhi working, but reforms prove elusive

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shaken up India's ruling elite in his first 100 days since taking power, but has so far struggled to deliver the bold reforms needed to kick-start the economy.

Ukraine's economy minister announces resignation

Kiev - Ukraine's economy minister announced his resignation on Thursday following conflicts within the government on how to turn around the dire national economic situation.

Irish ex-premier Reynolds, peace negotiator, dies at 81

Dublin - Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process who helped broker the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81.

'New Snowden' leaks info, causes media uproar

Rumors and allegations are flying that another whistle-blower exists in the United States government. Media coverage has exploded and government officials are keeping quiet about the allegations.

Secret U.S. government documents leaked by 'new Snowden'

Washington - First there was Julian Assange, then came Edward Snowden, now there appears to be a new kid in town leaking classified government documents to journalists.

5-year-old mayor in Minnesota loses re-election to teenager

Mendota - Robert "Bobby" Tufts failed to be elected as mayor of Dorset for a third consecutive term after losing out to a 16-year-old on Sunday.

U.S. government seeks to increase biosecurity

Washington - After a several incidents leading to laboratory closures and a moratorium on the transfer of dangerous biological agents, U.S. labs are reassessing safety threats.

Op-Ed: Are the Net Neutrality protests working?

The U.S.-based FCC will continue collecting comments until Sept. 10 as it weighs how best to regulate the way Net service providers manage Web traffic crossing their networks.

South Korean officials allow workers to take a nap on the job

Seoul - City workers in Seoul now have a chance to get a bit of extra rest. Between 13:00 and 18:00 they are allowed to take a nap while at work.

EPA asks car manufacturers for mileage tests in the real world

After several cases in the American judicial system over mileage claims the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now asking manufacturers to do mileage tests in the real world in addition to any lab work.

Government 'SCA' labels online storage as unprotected medium

Your information stored online is not protected by the Fourth Amendment according to the Stored Communications Act (SCA) which gives the government total access.

Chinese government requires alternative fuel in state vehicles

Thirty percent of vehicles used by the government will be required to run using alternative fuel sources. This number will have to be met by 2016 when more sectors of the country will have to meet these numbers as well.

Iraq must make progress on govt or face 'chaos': UN

Baghdad - Iraqi politicians must move forward on forming a government or risk the country descending into "chaos", the UN's envoy said on Saturday, a day before lawmakers were scheduled to meet.

Mohamed Dionne named new Senegal prime minister

Dakar - Mohamed Dionne, a close aide to Senegal's president who once worked for the United Nations, was named the country's new prime minister Sunday, two days after the resignation of his predecessor.

G.Bissau gets new government

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira presented his new government Friday, less than two weeks after the president vowed to fight poverty and bring stability to the impoverished West African nation.

California passes bill legalizing digital currency

California lawmakers have pushed a bill through that legalizes digital currency in the area. Now all online currency in California will be fully legal. This has some major implications for the world economy.

Polish PM survives vote of confidence over bugging scandal

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Wednesday survived a vote of confidence in his coalition amid a high-profile bugging scandal that has prompted calls for his centre-right government to resign.

Federal judge strikes down no-fly list as unconstitutional

The United States has a no-fly list of people who have been linked to terrorism. Federal Judge Anna Brown ruled that this list is unconstitutional to maintain and ordered authorities to remove it.

The full info on the recent Insane Clown Posse case developments

Wrestlers and Musicians Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are going through a complicated legal battle with the FBI. This situation just got more complicated now that feds want the case dropped and the American Civil Liberties Union is coming to the rescue.

Japanese researchers consider founding new Antarctic base

Japan is debating whether to add a new research base to their scientific studies. This one may give us insights about the nature of the world around 1 million years ago.

Putin calls for dialogue to settle Ukraine crisis

Donetsk - What a difference a couple of months makes! Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin is calling for negotiations to resolve the months-long standoff between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian militants who took over several eastern cities.

Malawi's new leader Mutharika names key ministers

Blantyre - Malawi’s newly-elected President Peter Mutharika on Thursday named half of his 20-member cabinet, nearly a month after the chaotic elections that brought him to office.

Arrests amid mounting tensions after Kenya coast massacres

Nairobi - Kenyan police said they arrested several suspects Wednesday amid high political tension in the wake of twin massacres on the coast, claimed by Somalia's Islamist Shebab but blamed by the president on local political networks.

Egypt cabinet sworn in, with most ministers retained

Cairo - An Egyptian cabinet led by Ibrahim Mahlab was sworn in Tuesday, with most positions from the previous military-installed government retained but the foreign minister replaced and an investment minister appointed.

U.S. Government auctions off $18 million in bitcoins

Silk Road was a major website exchanging drugs for bitcoins until it was shut down. Their massive stock of bitcoins was confiscated as well and is now being auctioned off.

Hydroelectric dam project rejected by Chilean officials

A committee of Chilean bureaucrats rejected a proposal for a massive dam project by the name of HidroAysen. The project would have seen massive development but also displacement of some local residents.

Op-Ed: ACFN lawyer Larry Innes discusses oilsands expansion and more Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s lawyer Larry Innes about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project approval, the Jackpine mine consent, First Nations’ land and water rights, regulatory protection, a vision for Canada and more.

Italy's Renzi demands EU commissioner who will bring change

Rome - Italy will not support a European Commission president who does not bring political change, warned Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Saturday, as he waded into a fractious debate over the EU's future.
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