Comfort Women: US tries to bring Japan back on track

The United States must restrain Japan from attempting to deny World War II history.

New body to regulate Libor; several big league banks fined for rate-rigging

A new body has been appointed to administer Libor - the London Interbank Offered Rate. A subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange Group (ICE), a global network of exchanges and clearing houses, has been appointed to ensure Libor cannot be rigged by banks again.

Kazakhstan’s Wanted Billionaire: The Oligarch, the Bank, and the Battle with Astana

Mukhtar Ablyazov, the billionaire banker and former Kazakhstan's energy minister, found guilty of embezzlement on ‘an epic scale’ -. wanted by Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan for $6bn bank fraud, sued in London, wanted by Interpol since 2009, was held on allegations of 'large-scale fraud in an organised group -- is finally captured in France. Both Ukraine and Kazakhstan have issued extradition requests to France for Kazakhstani oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Syria War: US House to give historic big fat NO to Obama and Zionists

The majority in the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to vote against the Syrian War, with only a few dozen “yes” votes and a massive undecided contingent leaving open the door for not just a loss, but a huge loss for the war party. So far, it is 212 politicians who are to vote NO, while 43 vote YES.

David Miranda detention: White House was given ‘heads-up’

Britain is facing intense pressure to give a detailed explanation of the decision to detain the partner of the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald after the White House confirmed that it was given a "heads up" before David Miranda was taken into custody for nine hours at Heathrow.

David Miranda: ‘They said I would be put in jail if I didn’t co-operate’

David Miranda, partner of Guardian journalist and The Santos Republic contributor Glenn Greenwald who released and reported about the NSA massive surveillance and was entrusted with Edward Snowden files, gives his first interview on nine-hour interrogation and unwarranted detention at Heathrow airport.

Glenn Greenwald: Detaining my partner was a failed attempt at intimidation

The detention of my partner, David Miranda, by UK authorities will have the opposite effect of the one intended, writes Glenn Greenwald.

Glenn Greenwald’s Brazilian life partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours

David Miranda, Brazilian life partner of Glenn Greenwald, was detained and questioned under Terrorism Act, though he presents no threat to the UK government. Greenwald, a frequent The Santos Republic contributor, is the key journalist who has written a series of stories revealing the NSA's electronic surveillance programmes, detailed in thousands of files passed to him by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Man convicted for Facebook friend request in Sweden

An 18-year-old man from the Baltic island of Gotland has been convicted after sending a friend request on Facebook.

Piracy epicentre shifts to West Africa

The oil-rich West African Gulf of Guinea is ominously emerging as the epicentre of armed piracy, confirms the half-yearly report released by piracy watchdog International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Hollywood “Pretty Woman” Mogul Involved in Israeli Nuclear Smuggling Ring Confirmed by FBI Docs

by Richard Silverstein August 17, 2012 (TSR) - This story sort of snuck up on me.  I admit I read Grant Smith’s original story at and at first it...

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi ‘cannot get fair trial in Libya’

July 31, 2012 (TSR) - Murdered Libyan Arab Jamahiriya founder Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam cannot get a fair trial in Libya and he claims if he is executed it...