UN Says Front Companies, Embassies Mask Weapons Trade
from uk.reuters.com: (Redacted) has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent United Nations sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies to facilitate an illegal trade in weapons, a United Nations report […]
EU Commission Report: Corruption Across EU ‘Breathtaking’
from bbc.co.uk: The extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner […]
Military Academy Study: Sexual Assault Reports Down, Sexism Issues Linger
from politico.com: Students at the U.S. military academies often believe they have to put up with sexist and offensive behavior, a Pentagon report finds, reflecting a culture of disrespect that […]
Ban ‘Killer Robots’ Before It’s Too Late
We must ban killer drones and other robotic systems before it’s too late! Human Rights Watch (HRW) recommended recently that governments, “…should pre-emptively ban fully autonomous weapons [picture, UK Taranis […]
Whitney Houston Drowned In a Foot of Hot Water, Autopsy Says
Beverly Hills police officials said Wednesday that they will be able to wrap up their investigation into Whitney Houston’s death after the Los Angeles County coroner released its final report Wednesday… The report found that Houston was submerged in bathwater for nearly an hour before a personal assistant found her dead in the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
State Department Releases Its Annual Report on Religious Freedom
Among the violators of religious freedom, which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says emboldens extremists, Iran is among the worst offenders.