Current Affairs

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'Boys in skirts' plan sparks standoff at French school

‘Boys in skirts’ plan sparks standoff at French school

The latest effort to undermine gender identity in France targets school kids. And of course, it’s being done under the pretext of fighting ‘discrimination’

Yusuf Yerkel kicks a protester. Click to enlarge

Turkey mine disaster: aide to PM pictured kicking protester

This speaks volumes about how politicians view the public, not just in Turkey but across the world: as Erdogan aide pictured kicking protester repeatedly while police pin him down

Russian Foreign Minister Demands Obama Reply to Claim U.S. Mercenaries in Ukraine

Formerly known as Blackwater, Academi denies its men are helping junta in Kyiv eliminate opposition

Screenshot from a video showing a white-painted Mil Mi-24 strike helicopter allegedly used by Kiev troops in their military operation against Donetsk regional militia. Click to enlarge

UN-marked strike helicopter ‘used by Kiev against militia’ sparks scandal

Kiev using attack helicopters flying under U.N. colours to strike at pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Includes video

Hagel Sees No Evidence of Russian Pullback from Ukraine

No evidence that Russian troops massed on the Ukraine border were dispersing, says U.S. Defence Secretary. They are still poised to intervene should Putin decide to do so

London ‘Could Host 2016 Olympics’ As Rio Falls Behind Schedule

Preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are so far behind schedule that the games chiefs are thought to be considering a plan B

An armoured personnel carrier, abandoned Ukrainian government forces, burns near the centre of Mariupol. Click to enlarge

Ukraine security forces cede Mariupol streets to pro-Russian protesters after deadly clash

Drive to recapture Mariupol grinds to a halt, as Ukrainian army forced to withdraw to the outskirts of the second biggest city in Donetsk region

Ukrainian Forces Attack Militant-Held Police Station

Ukraine slides closer to outright civil war

‘Wicked black monkey’: White House furious over North Korea’s racist Obama slur

Obama isn’t actually black but mixed raced. Nonetheless the “black” designation helps him counter critical attacks with charges of “racism”. More telling however, was the attack on the South Korean president who was described as an ‘old prostitute’

As Guilty as Anyone in Kiev: Obama’s Bloodbath in Odessa

Why did the Ukrainian Security Services allow Molotov cocktails to be thrown through the windows of a locked building until it was engulfed in flames? Was it part of a plan approved by the White House?

Gerry Adams arrested for questioning over Jean McConville murder in 1972

Gerry Adams arrested for questioning over Jean McConville murder in 1972

Award-winning ‘peacemaker’ and Sinn Féin leader held for questioning over the murder of a mother of 10 in 1972

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Canada deploys fighter jets for Eastern Europe patrols

Canadian warplanes join British, Polish, Danish and French fighters deployed amid rising concern over Russia’s intentions

Kiev: Forces ‘helpless’ to restore order

The Western aligned interim government in Kiev has admitted that it is losing control of eastern Ukraine

Max Clifford will be sentenced on Friday. Click to enlarge

Clifford guilty of sex charges

The PR guru who thought himself “untouchable” is the latest in a series of British media figures found guilty of sexual abuse

Satellite image dated April 25 shows Ukrainian armored vehicles positioned near the city of Slavyansk

Russia complains of large Ukrainian troop buildup in east

Russian Defense Ministry says Ukraine has mobilised 15,000 troops around the flashpoint eastern city of Slavyansk

Yet another Betrayal of the Palestinians

US President Obama, walking away from the car crash for which his own political cowardice is entirely to blame, says it’s time for a “pause”. Could there be a more chilling word for America’s impotence in the Middle East?

Russian aircraft violate Ukraine’s airspace: US

Amid mounting tensions, Russian fighters are reported to have crossed into Ukrainian airspace several times in the past 24 hours

New York Times Propaganda Photos on Ukraine Exposed

New York Times Propaganda Photos on Ukraine Exposed

Just as it once did with claims about Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, the corporate media is helping to pave the way for war with unfounded claims. Now though it is Russia that is being targeted

Russia’s Lavrov: U.S. ‘running show’ in Kiev

Russian foreign minister claims that the U.S. has “overwhelming influence” in the Ukraine

Russian troops on 'exercises' near the border with Ukraine recently. Click to enlarge

Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say

Western experts admit that they didn’t see it coming. Russian forces have dramatically improved their combat capability in recent years — largely with Western help