Russia has hit out at calls for force to be used against the Syrian government in the wake of an apparent chemical weapons attack on the outskirts of Damascus. The Russian foreign ministry has described calls to use force against Syria as unacceptable, citing new evidence which emerged today which calls into question the reporting […]

Originally posted on Market Curator:
A well respected technical indicator known as the ‘Hindenburg Omen’ is  flashing a big red warning sign that a significant market sell off – even a  market crash – could be imminent. The Hindenburg Omen, named after the Hindenburg disaster in the 1930s, is a  technical analysis pattern which has…

Brazilian newspaper  O Globo has claimed that internet  surveillance programs run by the U.S. National Security Agency  are going  beyond military and legal concerns to target “commercial secrets”. The paper cites documents recently leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward  Snowden. It claims that they show the NSA was spying on amongst other things,  the oil industry in Venezuela […]

Al Qaeda in Iraq has confirmed that it is playing a leading role in the  western-backed uprising to overthrow the government of Syria. In a statement posted online on Tuesday, the head of the Islamic State of  Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, confirmed that: “The Al-Nusra Front is simply a branch of the Islamic State of Iraq.” The […]

Originally posted on Market Curator:
The White House released detail on Wednesday of President Obama’s 2014 budget  blueprint, in which he outlines his plans to make high earners pay more to  reduce the deficit,  as well as new spending cuts to replace the temporary  ‘sequester’ reductions which were brought in last month. If the President…

Nigerian soldiers killed 14 suspected members of the Islamist militant group  Boko Haram during a raid in the city of Kano on Sunday, said a military  spokesperson. A would-be suicide bomber was also arrested in possession of a car packed  with explosives, say authorities. One Nigerian soldier was also killed in the raid. Police moved […]

The United States of  America, South Korea, and North Korea have all made fresh moves to escalate the  already tense situation in the Korean peninsula. The USA has sent F-22 stealth jets to join military drills being conducted in  cooperation with South Korea. Meanwhile the government of South Korea has warned  of a swift and […]


Originally posted on The 411 WebZine:
Today is April Fool’s Day, so when it comes to pictures of toddlers crushing cigarrettes, we tread carefully. Still, here are several pictures of a chill ass toddler smoking a cigarette lit for him by his mom in Shanghai’s Fuxing park. (according to the original timestamp on the image, the photo…

Originally posted on This and That:
Wide-ranging investigation, which will look into six different federal departments, is to review incidents in which the media was thwarted when trying to speak to Canadian government scientists about their work. Canada’s information commissioner is launching an investigation into the “muzzling” of government scientists, a wide-reaching probe that will…