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Obama: 'We tortured some folks'
Posted: Saturday, August 2, 2014

Obama: 'We tortured some folks'
President Obama said Friday that some CIA officials who interrogated suspects after the 9/11 attacks "crossed a line" into torture.

Gaza operation sparks Latin American rebuke
Although far from unanimous, Latin American opposition to Israel's deadly incursion in Gaza seems to mark a new spirit of independence in the region, but it is unlikely to have an immediate effect on Israel.

Pope Francis should cast out Netanyahu's demons, Nicaragua president says

US Bill Seeks to Exonerate Israel of War Crimes
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution that will now go to the Senate. It calls on the international community to recognize and condemn Hamas' breaches of international law through the use of human shields and condemns the United Nations Human Rights Council's biased commission of inquiry into Israel's Gaza operations. There is no evidence that Hamas has used human shields, nor that UNHRC is biased.

Russian, German ministers underline need for Ukraine ceasefire

Residents running away from war in eastern Ukraine

Pentagon wants to send military trainers to Ukraine

'Lies, hypocrisy, propaganda': Russia slams US over claims of nuclear treaty violations

Putin says world should draw lessons from WWI

Why Did BBC Delete This Report?
"Ukrainian Fighter Jet Shot Down MHI7", Donetsk Eyewitnesses

Scientist who studied at Manchester University killed in Israeli shell attack on UN car in Gaza

John Pilger talks Gaza, Ukraine & Western media bias

Who Is Behind Gaza's Mass Execution?
Piled in one room in a Gaza home are rotting bodies—and shell casings marked "IMI," short for "Israel Military Industries."

Did Israeli army deliberately kill its own captured soldier and destroy Gaza ceasefire?

Gaza Genocide and Arab Fratricide
Let's not mince words. Israelis are committing genocide in Gaza. But the United Nations is loath to use the "G" word and it us using the "C" (condemn) word instead. Why? Money talks. The top financier of the United Nations is America, with a whopping 22.00% in direct funds (followed by Japan 10.83%, Germany 7.14%, France 5.59%, and GB 5.18%); if the United Nations called out the genocide in Gaza, its top financier would have to be punished for its complicity.

As World Condemns Attack on Gaza, US Resupplies Israel with Weapons
Pentagon acknowledges recent release of ammunition stockpiles for IDF as Palestinian death toll approaches 1,400 people in three-week attack decried by humanitarians across the globe

Children in Gaza sponsored by Christian charity killed

Cease-fire collapses between Israel, Hamas

UN rights chief: Israel defying international law in Gaza, must be held accountable
Right Commissioner Navi Pillay says Hamas also violating humanitarian law by firing rockets indiscriminately, takes U.S. to task for opposing resolutions on Israel.

UN Human Rights Chief: Israel, Hamas Committing War Crimes

Iraq soldiers die battling jihadists, blasts hit Baghdad

Almost 5,700 Killed Across Iraq in July

It's About the Lying
I don't want to understate how seriously wrong it is that the CIA searched Senate computers. Our constitutional order is seriously out of whack when the executive branch acts with that kind of impunity — to its overseers, no less.

Don't Wait for Resignation, say Critics, Obama Should Fire CIA's John Brennan
Senator says intelligence chief should resign over agency's behavior and the brazen denials that followed, but others say president has grounds for immediate dismissal

NKorea Seeks UN Meeting on US-SKorea Drills

WHO says Ebola outbreak is out of control
Chief of global health organisation says deadly outbreak is spreading quicker than efforts to contain it.

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