By Peter Storm
Clashes between police and protesters are underway in some districts of Istanbul, Taksim Square which is besieged by a massive policing arrangements. The governor of Istanbul has not authorized the event organized for today Taksim Square.
Monsanto has won another patent case in the Federal Circuit, but this time, it was against organic seed farmers. The organic farmers wanted a declaratory judgment to safeguard them from future patent infringement claims from Monsanto.
By: ROBERT FISK
Washington’s decision to arm Syria’s Sunni Muslim rebels has plunged America into the great Sunni-Shia conflict of the Islamic Middle East, entering a struggle that now dwarfs the Arab revolutions which overthrew dictatorships across the region.
President Barack Obama has decided to authorise lethal aid to Syrian rebels but US officials are still grappling with what type and how much weaponry to send the opposition forces and how to ensure it stays out of the hands of extremists battling for control of Syria.
The image cheerful transgenic McDonald’s Corporation and its golden arches are the gateway to happiness in Bolivia. The South American country rejects Monsanto spam, ingredients, and cooking methods of fast food that other nations such as Argentina continue to tolerate. Bolivians simply not allow the distribution of “meals” toxic McDonald’s on its soil.
The International Criminal Court in The Hague rejected the request to investigate Pope Benedict XVI emeritus for the alleged complicity of “Vatican hierarchy” on “sex scandals” in the U.S. church.
By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Slowly, and largely under the radar, a growing number of local law enforcement agencies across the country have moved into what had previously been the domain of the F.B.I. and state crime labs — amassing their own DNA databases of potential suspects, some collected with the donors’ knowledge, and some without it.
By: Aamer Madhani and Jim Michael
The Obama administration announced on Thursday that it has determined that the Syrian government has deployed chemical weapons against opposition groups, crossing what President Obama had called a “red line” and prompting him to provide direct support the Syrian groups for the first time.
The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war.
By Anthony Gucciardi
In 2007, Obama proclaimed that he would put an end to all forms of spying on citizens not suspected of a crime. In his words, he would make sure there was ‘no more tracking’ of citizens that weren’t doing anything wrong.
By Tom Carter
The extraordinary silence of the American media on the state killing of Ibragim Todashev, a key witness in relation to the recent Boston bombings, calls the official account of the bombings even further into question.
The FBI agent who led the investigation into April’s Boston Marathon bombings will retire next month, the bureau announced on Tuesday.
Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers, 53, had been with the Boston field office since 2010 and had served in various roles in the FBI, including deputy assistant director in Washing D.C., for over 26 years.
By Carey Gillam
Monsanto Co. on Monday won another round in a legal battle with U.S. organic growers as an appeals court threw out the growers’ efforts to stop the company from suing farmers if traces of its patented biotech genes are found in crops.
By Samer Al-Atrush
There has been tough rhetoric from Morsi and other Egyptian officials in recent weeks about Ethiopia’s diversion of a section of the Blue Nile for a dam project.
By NICOLE WINFIELD
Pope Francis lamented that a “gay lobby” was at work at the Vatican in private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group — a stunning acknowledgment that appears to confirm earlier reports about corruption and dysfunction in the Holy See.
One hundred and fifty children between the ages of 5 and 14 years in the world, are engaged in child labor. The estimate UNICEF on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour on June 12 which is celebrated tomorrow.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has increased his stake in G4S , the world’s biggest security firm, which is looking to bounce back from a blunder over its staffing of the London 2012 Olympics.
By; Esther Addley
Edward Snowden is a “hero” who has exposed “one of the most serious events of the decade – the creeping formulation of a mass surveillancestate”, Julian Assange said on Monday
An ex-CIA employee working as a contractor at the U.S. National Security Agency said he leaked documents and details of a top secret U.S. surveillance program in order to protect the “basic liberties for people around the world.”