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Nelson Mandela's health showing 'slow but steady improvement'

Nelson Mandela -- file photo from United Nations

South African President Jacob Zuma announced yesterday that the health of former President and anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela was showing a "slow but steady improvement". The 95-year-old was admitted to hospital on June 8 with a lung infection.

Russian government homosexuality position leads to NYC Russian vodka boycott

Russian government homosexuality position leads to NYC Russian vodka boycott

As of Monday, over 200 New York City area bars and restaurants had committed to boycotting Russian vodka in response to anti-homosexuality related laws passed by the country's government. The boycott follows another event that took place on Monday, where bottles of vodka were poured onto the streets of the city, as part of a protest by the president of United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association, Paul Hurley.

Illinois high schools now required to buy insurance for athletes

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn; Image: Chris Eaves.

This past Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill known as "Rocky’s Law" that requires Illinois high schools, through the local

Jury awards American woman $18.6 mill in lawsuit against Equifax

Jury awards American woman $18.6 mill in lawsuit against Equifax

A jury awarded Julie Miller of Marion County, Oregon $18.6 million last Friday in a federal lawsuit against Equifax. The lawsuit claimed she spent two years trying to get Equifax Information Services to fix major mistakes on her credit report which cost her the opportunities to get new credit.

Charges laid after a lengthy international money laundering investigation

Cong Dinh . . . Canada Wide warrant issued for arrest

The RCMP Federal Serious Organized Crime (FSOC) partnered with the California Division of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in an international money laundering investigation to collect evidence for charges in Canada.
 
FSOC, DEA and IRS-CI investigated a Vietnamese Organized Crime (VOC) group allegedly involved in the laundering of approximately $2.7 million dollars obtained from the trafficking of cocaine and ecstasy
 

Scientists create microbattery using 3-D printer

Scientists create microbattery using 3-D printer

Scientists have successfully created a Lithium ion micro-battery the size of a grain of sand. A team of researchers from Harvard University and the University of Illinois were able to create the tiny battery using 3D printing technology.

Aid to Palestine or Israel?

Aid to Palestine or Israel?

A recently uncovered government document confirms that Ottawa has delivered millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority in a bid to advance Israel’s interests. The internal memorandum also sheds light on Canada’s efforts to build a security apparatus to protect the Palestinian Authority from popular disgust over its compliance in the face of ongoing Israeli settlement building.

House of Lords approve same-sex marriage bill at third reading

House of Lords approve same-sex marriage bill at third reading

On Monday, the United Kingdom's House of Lords passed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at Third Reading, the last major ste

Was Washington Behind Egypt’s Coup d’Etat?

Was Washington Behind Egypt’s Coup d’Etat?

[US Defense Secretary] Hagel and [US Chief of Staff General] Dempsey were walking a fine line … expressing concern while attempting to avoid the impression that the U.S. was manipulating events behind the scenes.” (Military.com, July 3, 2013)

The protest movement is directed against the US and its proxy Muslim Brotherhood regime.

CRTC okays Bell Media buying out 35.8% of English-speaking media market in Canada

CRTC okays Bell Media buying out 35.8% of English-speaking media market in Canada

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE)'s most recent bid to buy Astral Media's television and radio services for CAD$3.4 billion has been approved on Thursday by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Canadian regulatory body which supervises broadcasting and telecommunications.

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