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Following a New Zealand judge’s ruling that Kim Dotcom broke no copyright laws with his Megaupload business, the internet mogul now says he has a slam-dunk strategy to get the rest of t
A group of protesters in Carlton, Australia have occupied a site designated for a multi-million dollar Lockheed Martin research center to protest the defense industry giant’s growing in
The Washington Post has been trolled on Twitter after unveiling a dramatic new masthead slogan proclaiming: ‘Democracy dies in darkness’. The slogan appears to be a retort to President
Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of killing 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters and intimidating media professionals and activists in the country. In south-east Nigeria, secur
Mobola Sadiq A non governmental organisation called CitizenGO is currently gathering votes online to stop the airing of Big Brother Naija (#BBNaija). The group sent the petition to policy makers, the
An Abuja based lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, says it is unconstitutional for some people to be asking for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Ajulo, the President of the Federal Rep
Seven new skyscrapers will be built in the Paris business district over the next four years as part of the city's campaign to lure London-based financial companies after the UK leaves t
The aphorism, ‘You are what you eat,’ holds true in every area of life—whether in terms of maintaining healthy weight or warding off cardiovascular diseases. And this instructive proverb is equally re
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) estimates the country may lose up to US$ 2 billion in forex revenue if the blockade of trade, including in coal, with occupied Donbas continues.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called out Jill Stein for her silence on the widening Russia scandal engulfing the Trump administration. Maddow appeared last week on Viceland’s “Desus and Mero
Despite taking criticism for inviting disgraced right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos onto his show, Real Time host Bill Maher believes that it’s all worked out for the best in the end now th
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The SBI TOP index on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange closed 0.79% higher at 771.67 points on Wednesday. The winner of the day was reinsurer Sava Re, which jumped 2.44% to EUR 16.80. Rising by more than 1
The opposition United Left (ZL) have submitted to parliament a proposal for Slovenia to notify its succession to the 1955 Austrian State Treaty in order to secure the rights of the Slovenian minority
The city of Nova Gorica will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a series of events throughout the year. The main celebration will be the state ceremony on 15 September, which marks the return of the
Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and Japan’s Itochu Oil Exploration Co., Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding on scientific and technical cooperation.
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Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado-Ekiti Some gunmen suspected to be land grabbers have allegedly attacked some students of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, living in satellite towns in Iworoko-Ekiti in I
A trip to the seaside can provide beautiful vistas and a relaxing escape, but the seemingly pristine waters of the world’s oceans are hiding invisible pollution from everyday products i
An Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada on Wednesday sentenced a 40-year-old driver, Mansir Mohammed, to two years imprisonment and 12 strokes of cane for defiling a 10-year-old boy. The judge, Alhaji Alhas
Armenia has always suffered and will suffer defeat, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the international conference titled “Khojaly Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and Terrorism” in A
The working day should include an hour break in which people can go home and have sex, a Swedish city councilor has suggested. Read Full Article at RT.com
German vehicle producer Daimler will invest 15 billion rubles (about $250 million) in an assembly plant in Russia’s Moscow region, according to a statement from the Ministry of Industry
The UN Security Council paid public tribute to late Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin on Tuesday – but tensions simmered behind the scenes, as Ukraine blocked a more formal statement of condolen
Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster has been picked to serve as President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser. The active duty 3-star Army general is expected to have a relatively easy confirmati
Britain’s economy grew by more than previously reported in the last quarter of 2016, according to official figures – despite Brexit scaremongering. Read Full Article at RT.com
If you are an alcoholic who regularly drinks yourself to the point of passing out on several days of the week, then you can be very sure that your testosterone production has come to a standstill! Res
Even after leaving the EU, it will be years before UK workers begin doing the work that EU migrants are doing now, Brexit secretary David Davis told an Estonian audience. Read Full Arti
Lawsuits over the executive order that barred entry from seven predominantly Muslim nations dominated the news in recent weeks.  To less fanfare, local governments in San Francisco, Santa Clara County
President Donald Trump has found a vocal critic in filmmaker Michael Moore. The liberal political commentator took his “resistance” a step ahead by Monday launching an online calendar — called “The Re
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government is targeting the production of seven million tonnes of rice by 2018. Ogbeh told newsmen on Wednesday th
When things go wrong for the president, his administration in crisis mode and his approval rating down to a weekly average of 41%, he turns to the press, anger in his eyes. He pleads, cajoles, or mock
Tina Maze, Slovenia's best alpine skier of all time, has launched a biographic novel. "Jaz. Tina." (I. Tina.) is based on her diaries, in which she wrote about her doubts, feelings and
Russia is not preparing a psychological dossier on U.S. President Donald Trump, the Kremlin said Wednesday, dismissing an NBC News report that said otherwise. The Monday report by the American news ou
The Russian Federation is attempting to destabilize the situation in Ukraine with the help of a 'fifth column', Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.
A statue of Jesus Christ was beheaded for the second time in two weeks near the front doors of a church in Indianapolis, Indiana, over the weekend. The Rev. Brad Flaskamp of the Cottage Avenue Penteco
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has written to world leaders calling to investigate protesters’ deaths and crimes against police during the Maidan protests. He also asked D
The main outcome of the Astana meetings was the trilateral mechanism set up for monitoring the Syrian ceasefire, Russian Presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said
A London art gallery has been criticized for exhibiting neo-Nazi artwork, hosting openly Islamophobic speakers and “promoting fascism.” Read Full Article at RT.com
US and Russian officials have not yet discussed a potential meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov told journal
It’s no secret that Iceland is expensive, especially for clothing and other knickknacks. Going the thrift store route can be... The post Thrift Core: Where To Pick Up A Bargain In Reykjavík appeared f
The Defence Headquarters has described a recent report by the Amnesty International, alleging death of 240 people including babies in Borno and 177 pro-Biafran agitators as yet “another spurious fabri
An elderly, male psychiatrist offered his opinion that women alone are to blame for the existence of revenge porn, and... The post Psychiatrist Blames Women For Revenge Porn, Internet Ignites appeared
The average life expectancy continues to rise in many countries across the globe, with South Korean women taking the lead. A new study released Tuesday suggested that by 2030, women from the East Asia
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to cancel Kyiv-based Fortuna-Bank's banking license and liquidate it, as was proposed by the Ukrainian Deposit Guarantee Fund, according to the regul
A 44-year-old businessman, Ekpolador Ebi, told an FCT High Court, Kubwa, that he would no longer tolerate his wife’s masturbation. Ebi made this known when he testified in his divorce petition against
Astronomers using the European Space Agency’s (ESA) XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered a pulsar nearly 50 million light-years from Earth. In a study published Monday in the journal Science, a
The Katsina Sate Government will soon recruit 1,500 primary school teachers as part of efforts to boost the quality of education. The Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, A
Ana Navarro on Wednesday hammered President Trump for creating an atmosphere of fear in the United States, and she said that everyone who isn’t a diehard Trump fan is either angry or frightened
Female members of the Turkish military, including officers, will be allowed to wear the Islamic headscarf as long as it is color-compliant with their uniform, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. T
Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan’s national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7447 AZN/USD for Feb. 23, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) said Feb. 22.
The head of a Japanese crime syndicate is facing allegations he ordered a stab attack on a female nurse because he was upset at the outcome of an operation on his genitals. Read Full A
Judicial Watch, a conservative group attempting to get access to State Department records related to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, was denied permission on Tuesday after a federal judge ruled that
The time and place of the first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump has not been discussed in detail yet
The Amnesty International 2016/17 annual report — “The state of the world’s human rights” — released Wednesday said President Donald Trump’s “poisonous” rhetoric du
The defense team of Russian citizen Viktor Bout has appealed his sentence with the US Supreme Court, claiming that prosecutors previously concealed evidence that could have affected the
An informal blockade of goods flowing out of uncontrolled territory in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, entered its third week on February 21. Activists and opposition lawmakers are particularly focused on st
President Donald Trump is taking recurring retreats to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, an elite resort that has quickly been dubbed the winter White House and the “Southern White House” by
The European Ombudsman has asked the EU Commission to disclose several documents concerning Croatia's request for an exception for the use of the name Teran, in what Slovenian Teran producers see
By the order of Head of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev, the Action Plan of the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue has been approved.
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