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, […]

IAEA considers nuclear saftey rules after Fukushima

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The UN’s nuclear watchdog is about to start a meeting aimed at improving nuclear safety as a result of the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima plant. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold five days of talks involving officials from 150 countries on how to make nuclear power safer. But […]

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 […]

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 […]

Greece narrowly averts prospect of debt default

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ATHENS, GREECE: Greece appeared to step back from the prospect of a devastating debt default Friday after its prime minister quelled chaotic political infighting and Germany softened a contentious demand on the participation of the private sector in a new European bailout. After two days of dissent inside his Socialist […]

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 […]

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 […]