Brazil’s ‘Internet Bill of Rights’

Brazil’s ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ a Victory for Web Freedom
Tim Berners-Lee, Father of the Internet, says law will ‘unleash a new era—in which the rights of citizens in all countries are protected by a Digital Rights Charter’

Snowden Installed as University of Glasgow Rector

UN committee takes no action on Iran envoy’s visa ban
A UN committee has taken no action against the US refusal to grant a visa to Iran’s newly appointed permanent representative in New York.

Obama arrives in Japan, backs its island dispute

China calls on U.S. to not take sides in territorial disputes

Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklist at U.N.

Fatah and Hamas agree landmark pact after seven-year rift
Move has aim of forming unity government within five weeks, but Israel says agreement will derail peace talks

Netanyahu: Abbas chose Hamas over peace with Israel
Israel nixes negotiators’ meet after Fatah, Hamas sign deal; Abbas: Unity does not contradict peace talks; announcement comes amid Israeli attack on Gaza terrorist, rockets fired at south.

Israeli Air Strike Misses Target, Wounds 12 Civilians in Gaza

U.S. sending troops to Eastern Europe
The U.S. is sending about 600 ground troops to Eastern Europe this week to “reassure” allies there as Washington resumes its campaign of pressure on Russia over the Ukraine standoff.

IMF Agrees $17bn Loan To Ukraine

Russia Warns of Retaliation as Ukraine Prepares to Attack Protesters
Russian FM Accuses US of Pushing for Attacks

Lavrov: Kiev issued ‘criminal order’ allowing use of weapons against civilians

NYT Retracts Russian-Photo Scoop
Exclusive: After starting a propaganda stampede – with a lead story about photos of Russian troops purportedly in Ukraine – the New York Times admits the pictures really don’t prove much, and one photo was labeled as snapped in Russia when it was really taken in Ukraine, writes Robert Parry.

Ukraine’s leaders say have U.S. backing to take on “aggressors”

Intensive US Drone Strikes on Southern Yemen Lead to Retaliatory Assassinations
An intensive bombing campaign carried out jointly by US drones and Yemeni government forces has left a reported 68 people dead in a three-day-long operation against al-Qa’ida suspects in the south of the country.

US soldier accused of killing two teens in Iraq as military investigates
Michael Barbera could face court martial for 2007 deaths of unarmed brothers as witnesses testify about possible cover-up

Syria Finishing Up Chemical Disarmament, West Opposes Plans to End Mission
West Envisions ‘Monitors’ as a Permanent Presence

‘Obama Not Welcome’: Filipinos Protest Presidential Visit
Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Wednesday to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines.

Austria says more sanctions on Russia would inflame tensions
Additional sanctions against Russia would inflame tensions between Moscow and Kiev, Austria’s chancellor said on Wednesday, urging de-escalation of the conflict instead.

Bolivia Approves Downing of Drug-Smuggling Planes

War Criminal Tony Blair’s ‘Why the Middle East Matters’ Speech

Blair’s Trick

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