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Beijing sends 150 armed patrol vehicles to streets – Xinhua | English.news.cn

The armed vehicles will become the “principal forces” in countering street terrorism and fighting severe violence in Beijing as the country fights violent attacks on civilians.Sources with the Beijing Public Security Bureau said the patrol forces will mainly be responsible for incidents involving guns, bombs as well as mass violence or terrorism.The vehicles will also […]

Taiwan Leaked NPA National Police Agency Documents Reveal “Internet Army” to Monitor, Influence Dissent

Squad members were instructed to immediately report anything they found suspicious, adding that with such reports they could earn themselves merit points, but also stated “punitive measures to be discussed” if they let any information slip by.The documents said the “Internet army” 網軍 should try to ‘neutralize’ any negative comments about police actions at various […]

Philippines to give US forces access to up to five military bases

A new 10-year military agreement, which also covers storage of equipment for maritime security and humanitarian assistance, was signed with the United States last week, hours before President Barack Obama arrived for a two-day visit to Manila.”Right now, the discussions would be ranging from three to five Armed Forces of the Philippines AFP bases,” said […]

PEN Honors Ilham Tohti with PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award | PEN American Center

Long harassed by Chinese authorities for his outspoken views on the rights of China’s Muslim Uyghur minority, 44-year old Tohti—a member of the Uyghur PEN Center—was arrested by authorities at his home in Beijing on January 15, 2014. The arrest occurred in front of Tohti’s two youngest children, aged 4 and 7, who were forced […]

BERNAMA – Nuclear Disarmament Should Be Accelerated – Muhyiddin

Speaking to Malaysian reporters after meeting Malaysian students studying here, Muhyiddin said during the plenary sessions, he would among others discuss Malaysia’s view over nuclear disarmament.The deputy prime minister said he would also highlight that Malaysia together with Australia, New Zealand and the United States had co-hosted the first regional activity of the Global Initiative […]

China demands end to US spying activities after new Snowden leak — RT News

China has demanded that the US stop the snooping activities of its National Security Agency against Chinese officials and companies. Beijing has also asked Washington to explain the reports on the illegal spying.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, said on Monday that China is “extremely concerned” about allegations that the US National Security Agency NSA […]

Fukushima Fallout: Ailing U.S. Sailors Sue TEPCO After Exposure to Radiation 30x Higher Than Normal | Democracy Now!

Three years after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, scores of U.S. sailors and marines are suing the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, for allegedly misleading the Navy about the level of radioactive contamination. Many of the servicemembers who provided humanitarian relief during the disaster have experienced devastating health ailments […]

Ukraine quits CIS, sets visa regime with Russia, wants Crimea as ‘demilitarized zone’ — RT News

The interim government in Kiev says Ukraine will leave the commonwealth of post-Soviet states and force Russians to apply for entry visas, and plans to ask the United Nations to make Crimea a demilitarized zone.The raft of measures – a response to Russia’s incorporation of Crimea into its territory following Sunday’s referendum – was announced […]

“I Am Scared to Live in This Country”: Crowd Attacks Women’s Rights Activists in Kyrgyzstan · Global Voices

When the activists were wrapping up the event, a group of about 20-30 men surrounded them. Apparently, these individuals mistook [ru] the Venus symbol displayed on the activists’ stand for a Christian symbol and assumed that the activists were promoting Christianity. Shouting “nationalist and xenophobic accusations” as well as homophobic insults, the men destroyed the […]

Crimeas Case for Leaving #Ukraine | The Smirking Chimp

[by Robert Parry] — Granted, it’s not the greatest choice in the world, but it’s the practical one facing you. For all its faults, Russia has a functioning economy while Ukraine really doesn’t. Russia surely has its share of political and financial corruption but some of that has been brought under control.Not so in Ukraine where a […]

China and Malaysia hint at Uighur Muslim terrorist attack on missing plane | China Daily Mail

A Malaysian official said authorities were not ruling out Uighur involvement in the jet’s disappearance, noting that Uighurs were deported to China from Malaysia in 2011 and 2012 for carrying false passports.“This is not being ruled out. We have sent back Uighurs who had false passports before. It is too early to say whether there […]

Sevastopol and Crimean parliament vote to join Russia, referendum to be held in 10 days — RT News

When the decision was announced to several thousand people waiting outside the parliament building, they, according to Itar-Tass, welcomed the news with cheers and screams of “Russia!”The parliament has also made a decision to ask the Russian leadership to “launch the procedure of Crimea becoming part of Russia.”Sevastopol’s city council also voted to become a […]

China issues report on U.S. human rights – People’s Daily Online

BEIJING, Feb. 28 — China published a report on the United States’ human rights record on Friday, in response to U.S. criticism and “irresponsible remarks” about China.”The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013″ was released by the Information Office of the State Council, China’s cabinet, in response to “Country Reports on Human […]

The Himalayan Times : UN to organise Biological Weapons Convention in Nepal – Detail News : Nepal News Portal

KATHMANDU: The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs UNODA, through the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific UNRCPD and the UNODA-Geneva Branch, and with financial support from the European Union EU, is organising a national workshop on the implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention BWC with the government […]

Some 5,000 people gather in Kiev to protest Timoshenko’s return to politics > Strategic-Culture.org – Strategic Culture Foundation

“Timoshenko’s return was never on the list of Maidan’s demands. Instead, the talk was about changing the entire system to administer the country,” says a resolution adopted after the rally.Timoshenko, jailed under President Viktor Yanukovich, was released from prison on Saturday in line with the parliament’s decision. She came to Kiev and spoke to protesters […]

US expands military net over Africa, checking China’s influence — RT Op-Edge

AFRICOM’s mission statement reads like a campaign slogan, stating that “[AFRICOM] advances US national interests and promote[s] regional security, stability, and prosperity.” However, a more critical analysis would question exactly how Washington defines “security, stability, and prosperity,” and perhaps most importantly, whose prosperity they’re principally interested in.Ostensibly, the US military acts to defend ‘democracies’ in […]

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