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Lavrov: US has no legal basis for military presence in Syria

Published: July 22, 2017, 10:23 am

MoscowRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov responded to a statement by CIA director Mike Pompeo, by reminding him that the US presence in Syria is illegal according to international law.

German legal system under threat due to number of asylum cases judge warns

Published: July 22, 2017, 9:46 am

German courts are on the brink of collapse, a top German judge has warned in an interview, as cases filed by asylum seekers to challenge decisions by immigration authorities, have skyrocketed.

China building hundreds of coal plants

Published: July 21, 2017, 11:17 am

The People’s Republic of China, the undisputed champion of pollution, is ramping up its production of coal-fired power plants. The world’s largest CO2 emitter, is actually planning to double its yearly emissions.

It has been a month of… nonstop sexism

Published: July 21, 2017, 10:32 am

It has been a month of nonstop sexism. At any rate, the mainstream media certainly believes so and anything is a good enough excuse.

California college chancellor says algebra is ‘civil rights issue’

Published: July 21, 2017, 9:20 am

The Daily Caller reported that a chancellor from a Californian community college wants to abolish an algebra requirement because it is a “civil rights issue”.

1984 tops the best-seller lists once again

Published: July 20, 2017, 12:06 pm

Anna Matthews, from the The Foundation for Economic Education, has researched some interesting facts about George Orwell, author of the famous novel 1984.

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Published: July 20, 2017, 11:23 am

WashingtonJohn McCain has a brain tumour. Only days after he had taken ill and had a blood clot removed above his left eye, his office announced the cancer diagnosis late on Wednesday.

Racism blamed for fat Africans in US, but Africans love being fat

Published: July 20, 2017, 9:56 am

Black women are heavier than their white counterparts new research suggests, because "they experience racism more often". However, none of the reviews of the association of discrimination to health, document the quantitative nature of this relationship.

Media jumps on Arctic iceberg to blast ‘climate deniers’

Published: July 19, 2017, 8:26 am

A giant iceberg in the Antarctica, with a surface area of 5 800 km2, freed itself on 10 – 12 July 2017. As the iceberg completely separated from the Larsen C Ice Shelf, some Trump critics were quick to blame "climate deniers".

EU to restrict inflatable boat sales to Libya

Published: July 19, 2017, 7:24 am

BrusselsThe European Union will be restricting sales of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in an effort to stop human trafficking across the Mediterranean.