By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director. We have recently celebrated the peace deal struck between the Government in Colombia and the main guerrilla group. The deal reached on justice issues represents the clearest sign yet of a possible end to five decades of conflict.
Predictably the upcoming long-awaited (from July 2014 to October 2015) report on MH-17 does not present one shred of evidence incriminating the Russian Federation or President Putin. So maybe those media outlets accusing Russia and her President of the downing of the MH-17 would like to stand up and apologize?
Russia considers an opportunity to revisit space shuttle Buran program. The Buran blasted off for its maiden flight on November 15, 1989. The program was closing very slowly. Interestingly, there is still no governmental decree about it. Nearly the whole country was involved in the creation of the space shuttle
It should come as no surprise to Americans if Putin's popularity among his countrymen is higher than that of any president in US' entire history, and that includes FDR's at its highest point. Putin has become not just head of state of a major, powerful nation, but a stout defender of Mother Russia, her culture, and her people
Not satisfied with threatening Russia with war, Washington is preparing to send US Navy ships inside the 12-nautical-mile territorial limit of islands created by China's land reclamation project. The Navy Times reports that three Pentagon officials have said on background that "approval of the mission is imminent."
Like the recent tetrad moon celestial event that wowed millions of worldwide stargazers, the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' founding this October had promise of something just as spectacular: a coming together; a spirit of cooperation and understanding among world powers.
Syria, a holy land, the cradle of Christianity, is suffering from war. In this country, it is not only Christians that suffer. The Muslims that do not show their loyalty to the Islamic State are killed. It was in Syria, where people started calling themselves Christians. Syria is a special land that has an enormous value for Christianity
Today, the USA is still "number one" in the world. The country still has the most powerful economy and most powerful armed forces. Like any superpower, the Americans defend their interests. They want to remove competitors. They would like to get rid of China, but it is too late. Shaking China would mean shaking the economy of the whole world
So NATO is concerned that Russia has become involved in Syria. Is NATO concerned because Russia is actually bombing Islamic State instead of standing back while it spreads, or instead of mysterious unmarked aircraft dropping supplies to it, or is NATO concerned because Russia is targeting terrorists supported by the West?
Many wall street people routinely talk about US Treasury bond interest swap spreads having gone below actual US Treasury bond yields, what that means and what they plan to do (e.g. evacuate, take their Gulfstream jets with their second passports to their villas and penthouses in other countries); but the corporate media in the USA
Since September 2014, NATO pilots have made several thousand sorties targeting Islamic State objects, according to the information published by the US Congress the day before Russia has joined the operation in Syria. Still, in the entire year after the start of their airstrikes, the US failed to achieve any success. IS terrorists just keep...