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The NSA has carried out systematic surveillance against more than 100 heads of state.
Even as Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is imposing brutal cuts in city workers’ pensions and health benefits, he is handing out at least $62 million in city revenues to private consultants.
A Welsh government spokesman hypocritically declared, "We are committed to reducing the number of cancelled operations across Wales.”
A recent audit of the city’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department has revealed that many of the agency’s vehicles are inoperable or unfit for service.
The unstated agenda is to deliberately create a crisis atmosphere in order to claim that the only way out is an assault on the basic social “entitlement” programs.
Democrats and Republicans responded to news that whistleblower Edward Snowden formally applied for asylum in Russia with more threats.
A 24-hour strike on Wednesday saw public sector workers down tools throughout large parts of the state of Hesse.
On the eve of Geneva talks on Ukraine, Washington and NATO threatened to escalate economic and military measures against Russia.
All the principle political actors are being lined up in Detroit to browbeat workers over the next several weeks into accepting a bankruptcy restructuring plan, which contains sweeping attacks on the working class.
Ukrainian troops sent to the eastern part of the country have refused orders to suppress opposition to the right-wing imperialist-backed government in Kiev.
A ferry that sank on Wednesday carrying some 470 people could turn out to be South Korea’s worst shipping accident in decades.
The company is asking a bankruptcy judge in New York to block lawsuits from accidents that occurred prior to July 2009.
Canberra and Wellington both indicated their approval for the extra-judicial assassinations, setting a dangerous new precedent for attacking legal and democratic rights.
The report of the arrest came as the Maduro government continued its talks with the right-wing opposition.
The conditions of life to which people have been reduced on the hills of Valparaiso were a key factor in producing a “perfect conflagration.”
The following was sent to the World Socialist Web Site from a resident of the fire-ravaged city of Valparaiso, Chile.
The scandal that led to NSW Premier O’Farrell’s sudden resignation is about effecting a further lurch to the right by governments at the state and federal level.
SEP National Secretary Chris Marsden told the first European election meeting, “Our programme has stood the test of time. We ask you not just to vote for us, but to join and help build the SEP.”
French intelligence services are collecting all the data of Orange’s customers with no restrictions, oversight, or legal foundation.
The summit dispatched more troops to the French-led war in the Central African Republic, amid a broader escalation of European imperialist intervention in Africa.