Monthly Archives: October 2014

EU court rules against Poland in CIA torture case

The Polish government has appealed a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that the country violated the rights of two terrorism suspects by transferring them to a so-called “black site” in northeast Poland run by the Central Intelligence Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/world/europe/extraordinary-rendition-ruling-appealed-by-poland.html?ref=world The court ruled in July […]

Israel military shoots and kills another Palestinian child

Israeli troops on Friday shot and killed a Palestinian teenager who also held American citizenship. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/world/middleeast/israeli-troops-kill-palestinian-teenager-in-the-west-bank-the-2nd-in-8-days.html?ref=world Dr. Sameer Saliba, of the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah, said that Orwa Abdel Wahab Hammad, 14, from Silwad, a village northeast of Ramallah, was brought to the hospital about 6 p.m. with a bullet wound to the head, […]

Axe attack in NYC was committed by an islamic jihadist

Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29753347 Zale Thompson, 32, was shot dead after wounding the two officers, one critically, in Queens on Thursday. Commissioner William Bratton said Thompson was not on any watch lists but had browsed al-Qaeda […]

Imperialist bankers salivate over African sovereign debt

Five men in dark business suits gathered before Maria Kiwanuka in a semicircle. They were international bankers and they had a pitch to make. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/investors-are-eager-for-african-sovereign-debt-despite-plenty-of-risks/?ref=world Ms. Kiwanuka, the finance minister of Uganda, was sitting up on a small riser, her bright pink and gold dress a sharp contrast to the men’s suits. Bankers are jockeying […]

UK continues to hamper child sex ring investigation

Britain’s efforts to investigate a long list of child abuse scandals suffered another setback this week, when it emerged that the new head of a national inquiry was on “dinner party terms” with a former minister most likely to be questioned about an alleged cover-up.  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/world/europe/head-of-inquiry-into-child-abuse-in-britain-faces-a-legal-challenge.html?ref=world The government’s first choice to lead the investigation, Elizabeth […]

West ties Russia to Islamic terrorists in show trial

A former Russian soldier who switched sides during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, stayed behind and later fought American troops will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, a federal official said Thursday.  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/world/asia/jihadist-captive-faces-terror-charges-in-us.html?ref=world The transfer resolves a matter that has bedeviled the American government for years as officials debated what to […]

Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing IRS of targeting groups

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service related to the agency’s treatment of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, ruling that no remedy was necessary because the groups’ applications were ultimately approved.  http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2014/10/23/?entry=3459&_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0 “The allegedly unconstitutional governmental conduct, which delayed the processing of the plaintiff’s tax-exempt application and brought about […]