Unlawful Killing of Two Palestinian Teens

Russia and China veto UN move to refer Syria to international criminal court
Washington condemns Moscow and Beijing for sinking draft resolution backed by 65 countries and rest of security council

Nigeria car bombing death toll at least 118
LAGOS: At least 118 people were killed in a car bomb attack in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the country´s relief agency said on Tuesday, warning that the death toll could rise further.

U.S. Indictment of Chinese Hackers Could Be Awkward for the NSA
It’s no secret that the Chinese military represents a real threat to online security here in the U.S. Over the last several years, state-sponsored Chinese hackers have broken into hundreds of American targets–both inside the U.S. government and across the private sector. But when the Department of Justice announced criminal charges against five hackers working for China’s military this morning, it came at an awkward time. After a year of revelations from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, it’s clearer than ever before that America’s own government hackers have been running rampant through the world’s networks.

Restrictions placed on NSA’s data store after intense talks over surveillance bill
USA Freedom Act heads to the House with government required to ‘promptly’ purge phone records that do not contain ‘foreign intelligence information’

NSA data-gathering may run into California roadblock

WikiLeaks ignores ‘deaths’ warning, threatens to name NSA-targeted country
Despite warnings that doing so “could lead to increased violence” and potentially deaths, anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says it plans to publish the name of a country targeted by a massive United States surveillance operation.

Gunfire rattles east Ukraine ahead of 2nd round of European-brokered talks to resolve crisis
Sustained gunfire has been heard near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, the stronghold of pro-Russia fighters, ahead of a second round of European-brokered talks aimed at resolving the crisis.

Ukraine and International Law: The Double Standard at the New York Times Editorial Page
“Given its current enthusiasm for international law, one should expect the Times‘ editorial page to soon call for a referral to the ICJ concerning the legality of the Obama administration’s extrajudicial killing of individuals overseas with missiles fired remotely by aerial drones.”

Kiev offers to repay Gazprom gas debts ‘in 10 days’ if discount price granted

Russia signs 30-year deal worth $400bn to deliver gas to China
Experts warn that deal is likely to increase cost of gas in Europe and add to pressure to find alternative sources of fuel

US Sees No Coup in Military Takeovers in Thailand, Libya
State Dept Defends ‘Constitutional’ Thai Declaration of Martial Law

The Libyan ‘Coincidence’
CIA-backed general launches Libyan coup

Who is Libya’s rogue general battling Benghazi Islamists?

Libya’s renegade general gains new allies

Clashes erupt in Libyan capital after air chief backs rogue general

State Dept: US Not Supporting General’s Libya Takeover
Officials Could Decide to Evacuate Embassy at Any Minute

Top Iran Terrorist Under CIA Protection in U.S., Book Says

New video shows Palestinian youths killed by Israeli army on Nakba Day posed no threat to soldiers

Unlawful Killing of Two Palestinian Teens

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