Roma (Gypsies), Pontiffs and a Complex and Bitter History

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Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. With burning embers still smoldering from a fire that killed four Roma (Gypsy) children, children that were not only trapped in their wooden shack in a village in the Italian capital “illegal” but trapped by centuries of racism and oppression; it was an understatement, […]

Toddlers among 9 dead in Tripoli ‘NATO raid’

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Libyan officials showed reporters five bodies, two of them of toddlers, they said were among nine civilians killed in a ‘barbaric’ NATO air raid on Sunday as pressure mounted on the alliance to allow a political solution. Government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim accused the Western alliance of ‘deliberately targeting civilians,’ insisting […]

Muammar Gaddafi war crimes files revealed

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Rebels find documents implicating Libyan leader in war crimes, and hold them for International Criminal Court investigators Documents implicating Muammar Gaddafi in war crimes have been found, claim Libyan rebels. Photograph: Keystone/Rex Thousands of documents that reveal in chilling detail orders from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s senior generals to bombard and […]

Austerity protests continue to roil Greece

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ATHENS – Several thousand pro-Communist union members marched through central Athens yesterday to protest the government’s latest austerity measures and plans to sell off state enterprises to appease international creditors. Greece has seen near-daily protests against the belt-tightening that has slashed salaries and pensions in an attempt to stem its […]

As Kabul Sees More Bloodshed, Karzai Drops Another Bombshell

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The streets of central Kabul’s bustling open-air Mandavi market was cleared of shopkeepers and shoppers early this afternoon after Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a large police station on the area’s main street. The three attackers killed five civilians, three policemen and an intelligence officer when they breached the […]

U.S. in peace talks with Taliban, Afghan president says

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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — The United States is involved in peace talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a youth group in Kabul on Saturday. “Peace negotiations with the Taliban and with other countrymen have been started,” Karzai told reporters after his earlier announcement on state TV. “Those […]

When Austerity Meets Autonomy

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Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. To prevent more mass demonstrations and rioting in the streets of Athens, it will take much more than Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s empty offer to step down to form a new national unity government. The timing of his ill-fated announcements, in that, he […]