The United States Justice Department indicted four Israeli businessmen Tuesday for allegedly attempting to bribe the defense minister of an African country in order to secure a multimillion-dollar contract to supply his country with military equipment. 18 other businessmen were indicted in the same case.
The US is calling for tough action against people and states that carry out cyber attacks, following an alleged attack on search giant Google in China.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will say in a speech an attack on a nation's networks is "an attack on all".
Google has threatened to quit China, saying hackers tried to infiltrate its software coding and e-mail accounts of Chinese human rights activists.
The Obama administration’s ambitious civilian push in Pakistan and Afghanistan will keep thousands of Americans in those countries for years — rebuilding Afghan agriculture, rooting out corruption and using the local media to counter anti-American sentiment.
The steps, laid out in a 30-page policy paper to be released Thursday by the State Department, are the most detailed blueprint yet for the civilian part of the administration’s strategy in the region.
Oral drugs to treat multiple sclerosis could become available in 2011 after promising results in two trials.
Drug licences have been applied for and the MS Society said it was "great news" for people with MS - current treatments involve injections or infusions. The trials of the drugs each involved 1,000 people in over 18 countries, the New England Journal of Medicine says.
Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales (the “Accused”) for their criminal policy and practice of “extraordinary rendition” perpetrated upon about 100 human beings.
This term is really their euphemism for the enforced disappearance of persons and their consequent torture. This criminal policy and practice by the Accused constitute Crimes against Humanity in violation of the Rome Statute establishing the I.C.C.
The February 2010 issue hits newsstands this week, and should be available on the Internet soon, featuring a detailed investigative feature on the mysterious death of Mike Connell, the George W. Bush/Karl Rove/GOP "IT Guru" described as a "'High IQ Forrest Gump" for his proclivity to be at the scene of so many Bush/Rove/GOP crimes over the years.
The long-reliable Republican IT entrepreneur was on his way home from D.C. to his company's Christmas party near Akron, Ohio, when his single engine Piper Saratoga plunged from the sky for reasons that remain unexplained to this day.
TVNL Comment: Brad Friedman broke this story when it first happened and has followed the cover up that followed. This is his exclusive review of the Maxim story.
Thousands of women who attend routine breast screening checks are wrongly told that they have life-threatening cancer and undergo unnecessary treatment each year, researchers claim today.
An independent scientific review of the NHS breast screening programme accuses the Government of providing misleading propaganda to persuade women of the benefits of screening, without mentioning the drawbacks.
I had the pleasure of speaking at the recent Palestine memorial week in London. It was on the first anniversary of that evil attack on Gaza during "Operation Cast Lead" in 2008/9. What I found incredible after my presentation was the total lack of knowledge and understanding of some of the main issues concerning Gaza and West Bank.
For heart disease patients, omega-3 fatty acids may protect against morbidity and mortality by slowing biological aging, researchers say.
Patients who had the highest omega-3 fatty acid blood levels also had telomeres that shortened at a significantly slower rate than patients with lower intake, Ramin Farzaneh-Far, MD, of the University of California San Francisco, and colleagues reported in the Jan. 20 JAMA.
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