Tony Abbott, the leader of the Australian opposition Liberal-National coalition, defended the “turn back the boats” plan against illegal immigration criticized by the new prime Kevin Rudd in his first press conference. The plan proposed is resurrect the former Howard government’s policy of instructing the navy to tow boats carrying asylum seekers back to Indonesia. But […]
Kevin Rudd, who was forced out as Australia’s prime minister in 2010 by Julia Gillard is prime minister again after doing the same to his opponent, taking the control of the Labor Party and forcing her out of the government. He was sworn in Thursday morning in Camberra and now has to face parliamentary elections […]
At least 100,191 people died in Syria as a result of the violence since the beginning of the conflict, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The organization, based in the UK, has a net of volunteers on the ground collecting data and published the results in a statement saying that: has documented 100,191 casualties since […]
LONDON: Defence budgets in the Asia Pacific region will overtake the United States and Canada by 2021, according to a study by respected analysts IHS Jane’s published on Tuesday.
Now that the world attention is looking at the whereabouts of Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor accused of espionage by the US after revealing data about secret programs of surveillance on phones and the Internet, it seems that news about Syria are not so urgent as before. They are. More […]
Now the Guardian says that the British spy agency GCHQ has a program called “Tempora” more recent but broader than the “Prism” of the US National Security Agency, to spy on phone calls and Internet activity of citizens. The British are tapping directly fibre-optic cables to collect secretly “vast quantities of global email messages, Facebook posts, internet […]