Category Archives: International news

Germany sent RPG s to Saudi Arabia to swing 2006 World Cup vote


The German government sent a shipment of rocket-propelled grenades to Saudi Arabia in order to secure support for their bid to host the 2006 World Cup, according to the latest sensational claims in the FIFA scandal. Read more on this

WikiLeaks Takes Aim at the Trans-Pacific Partnership


President Barack Obama’s administration insists the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership — potentially the largest trade deal in U.S. history — needs to be kept out of the public eye while negotiators hammer out its final details. WikiLeaks has joined an unlikely

Plastic bags banned in the country


THE government has banned manufacturing of plastic bags in the country and those still producing the bags should be reported to authorities. Likewise those importing the plastic bags be taken to task, the deputy minister of State in the Vice-

Vatican: Irish Gay Marriage Referendum a ‘Defeat for Humanity’


It was probably too much to expect that the Vatican would react positively to the news that Irish voters cast their ballots by overwhelming margins to legalize gay marriage, or that it would simply say nothing at all. But when

India Bans Movie on Slain Lankan TV Journalist


The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in India has refused to certify ‘Porkalathil Oru Poo,’ a film based on real life story of television journalist, Isaipriya, who was allegedly killed in captivity by the Sri Lankan armed forces in

Putin signs bill on ‘undesirable foreign groups’ into law


The Russian president has signed a bill banning the activities of foreign groups that pose a threat to national security or defense capability, and to punish those who continue to cooperate with such groups. Read more on this story

NSA reform in the US is only the beginning – Snowden


Edward Snowden has hailed landmark shifts in Congress and the US courts on NSA surveillance but cautioned that much more needs to be done to restore the balance in favour of privacy. He also warned this was only the beginning

Cameron in trouble over HR Act


Over plans to scrap Human Rights Act David Cameron is facing diplomatic isolation and his first backbench rebellion over plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and exempt the Government from implementing unfavourable European Court of Human Rights rulings. Mr

Swamy Decides To Appeal Against Jayalilthaa’s Acquittal


Even as speculation mounts about when Jayalalithaa will don the Chief Minister’s mantle again, the original complainant in the disproportionate assets case, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy has announced that he intends to appeal against her acquittal. Mr. Swamy,

IS Returnees Reawaken Extremist Threat for Southeast Asia


After a steady decline in Islamist extremism in Southeast Asia over the past decade, during which the region shed its post-9/11 image as a possible second front for al-Qaida, the rise of the self-declared Islamic State (IS) has some governments