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Suicide rate among unaccompanied underage refugees alarms Sweden

Silhouette of a person sitting and watching the sunset. © Frank Sommariva / Global Look Press The Swedish authorities are concerned by what they call a “disturbing” number of suicides among unaccompanied minors, who came to the Nordic country to seek asylum. More than a dozen young refugees there took their lives in 2017. In […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

US ‘game of provocations’ caused military conflict in Syria’s Afrin – Lavrov

Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) chat with members of US forces in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria, on April 29, 2017. © Rodi Said / Reuters Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has blamed US policy in Syria for the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish militias in Afrin, […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

‘Polocaust museum’: Polish minister calls for commemoration of non-Jewish victims of WWII

The former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland. © Kacper Pempel / Reuters Poland’s Deputy Minister of Culture has endorsed the creation of a special “Polocaust” museum to commemorate the non-Jews who died in Poland during World War II. It is estimated that around three million ethnic Poles were among the six million people who […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

Fukushima firm ordered to pay $143k to family of 102yo suicide victim

© Damir Sagolj / Reuters A Japanese court has ordered the operators of the Fukushia nuclear plant to pay 15.2 million yen (US$143,400) in compensation to the family of 102-year-old Fumio Okubo, who killed himself rather than leave his home village. On Tuesday, the Fukushima District Court ruled that the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

70yo stabs 3 refugees outside German church, released by police

German police cordon is seen at the scene in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, November 6, 2017 / Lukas Barth A 70-year-old knifeman who assaulted three refugees in Germany has been released by police, who insisted there were no grounds to detain the attacker – saying he was drunk, had no criminal record, and didn’t […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

Western pattern: ‘Seek out ethnic tensions, inflame & use as leverage to serve your agenda’

View of the the Big Khan Mosque’s minaret at the Bakhchisarai historical and cultural reserve of Crimea, Hansaray. © Konstantin Chalabov / Sputnik Presenting Russia as a boogeyman crushing an oppressed minority serves the ideological interests of the West and is part of an established pattern of Western behavior, independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook told RT. […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

Newcomer Euroskeptic, anti-migrant party jumps to 2nd spot in Dutch polls

Forum for Democracy party leader Thierry Baudet. © Elekes Andor / Wikipedia The support for the Forum for Democracy (FVD) has increased more than 8 percent since last year’s election in the Netherlands, with the new party that wants an EU membership referendum now sharing second spot in the polls. The FVD was founded in […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

Cloud-surfing cabs: Uber CEO sees flying cars within next decade

Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer of Uber Technologies © Denis Balibouse / Reuters Flying taxis may sound like something from 90’s sci-fi hit The Fifth Element, but that’ll be the reality in 5-10 years if Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has his way. Khosrowshahi said he could see the commercialisation of the Uber Air flying taxi […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

Pro-govt Syrian fighters begin entering Kurdish Afrin despite Turkish threats – Syrian TV (VIDEO)

© RT Arabic stringer A convoy of fighters waving Syrian flags has apparently entered the northern Kurdish-held region of Afrin, which Turkey is targeting in a cross-border operation, footage on Syrian state TV shows. The pro-government fighters were filmed entering the village of Nubul in some 20 pickup trucks. An RT source on the ground […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in usa-world | read More »

Afrin: ‘If the Syrian government moves in, the US has to move out’

A Turkish military tank is seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 23, 2018. © Khalil Ashawi / Reuters The latest developments in Afrin, Syria indicate a change of alignments in the Middle East, experts told RT. Some say Damascus could fill the vacuum created by the crisis, discomfiting the US. President Erdogan has […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in usa-world | read More »