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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.
The execution of Joseph Wood exemplifies the brutality meted out on a regular basis by the ruling establishment in 21st century America.
In the guise of neutrality, the Indian government supported Israel’s justification for its criminal actions.
Canada’s social democratic New Democratic Party has come under criticism for its failure to denounce the assault on Gaza being carried out by the Israeli government.
Citing Ukrainian security sources, Russian news agencies report that a Ukrainian anti-aircraft unit accidentally shot down the Malaysian airliner.
There is nothing benign about what Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott described yesterday as “a humanitarian mission”.
Obama and three Central American presidents discussed stepped-up funding of local military forces to halt the flow of immigrants.
US officials have adopted procedures that allow virtually anyone to be designated a “suspected” or “known” terrorist by intelligence agencies, subjecting them to increased monitoring.
The board of trustees is demanding that musicians and other staff pay for the financial difficulties of the opera company.
The unanimous vote of the Israeli security cabinet signaled that Tel Aviv intends to expand the massacre of Palestinians.
Interview with US immigrants’ rights activist: “This administration has been terrible for us on many fronts”
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with the leader of an immigrants’ rights group in Southern California.
A hearing on the operations of Britain’s GCHQ revealed that state interception of electronic communications can relate to political opposition to US foreign policy.
Steven Cooper, a contract worker in the Novelis Aluminum plant in Upstate New York, was killed June 30 while working at the plant’s remelt and recycling area.
The LIRR settlement is only the latest in a series of concessions contracts negotiated between public employee unions and New York’s Democratic-led state and city administrations.
The AKP government is establishing the legal basis for discussions with Kurdish militants in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria.
The salaries of top executives at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp increased by up to 69 percent last year, even as the company laid off thousands of workers.