Florida appears set to recognize same-sex marriages on January 6, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to further delay a lower court's finding that the state's ban on the unions is unconstitutional.
It has been almost one year since Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 for a hunting permit issued by the government of Namibia to hunt an endangered black rhinoceros. He hasn't gone on the hunt and it's still not entirely clear if he will ever shoot the animal.
When Regina Zimmer bid $40 on an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, California, near Sacramento, all she did before the purchase was look at the unit from the outside and hope to find something valuable.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has suspended imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products because of an outbreak of bird flu in the United States, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - The United Nations mission to fight Ebola should be wound down quickly once the battle is won, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday during his first tour of countries stricken with the virus.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday.
A 37yo woman in Australia has been charged with the murder of 7 of her children and a niece, who were killed in the northern city of Cairns. Four boys and four girls aged between 2 to 14 were found dead on Friday.
Despite its hellish surface, Venus turns out to be quite an attractive planet for exploration. NASA scientists are developing a project of conquering its upper atmosphere – a fleet of solar-powered aircraft may build up a whole cloud city in the future.
Riot-equipped police have made at least two dozen arrests after a massive rally in one of America's largest shopping malls, where activists were protesting against racially charged police violence and interrupting the last pre-Christmas shopping weekend.
Pakistan is set to execute a Russian citizen accused of an assassination attempt on Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf, after a moratorium on the death penalty was lifted this week, a Russian diplomat told Sputnik news agency.
Unknown hackers have inflicted ‘serious damage’ to a German steel mill this year by breaking into internal networks and accessing the main controls of the factory, the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) revealed in its annual report.
Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who the authorities say shot and killed two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday, had a history of firearm arrests and was accused of shooting his former girlfriend earlier in the day in Maryland.
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has for more than half a century stifled relations between these neighboring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing. On Wednesday morning, we learned that Alan Gross, a U.S. government contractor convicted in Cuba for s […]
Watch our interview with award-winning journalist, filmmaker, author and professor Saul Landau, who made more than 45 films and wrote 14 books, many about Cuba. He died in 2013 at the age of 77. Scroll down to read the complete transcript of the conversation. In June 2012 , we spoke to him about his most recent film "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand […]
As the United States opens talks with Cuba aimed at restoring full diplomatic relations and has released the remaining members of the Cuban Five, we feature a Democracy Now! exclusive interview with the first freed member of the group. In this October 2013 interview René González, speaks out after a 13-year imprisonment in the United States. Scroll down to r […]
[Note: Below is a video link to President Obama's statement on Cuba and a fact sheet from the White House detailing key components of the new U.S. policy approach to Cuba. Watch all of our past coverage on Cuba here ] Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2014 Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba Today, the United States […]
In a reported prisoner exchange, Cuba has released Alan Gross, a subcontractor for U.S. Agency for International Development, after five years in prison, while the United States is freeing the three remaining members of the Cuban Five — Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labañino. According to news reports, the United States will open talks with C […]
Watch part 2 of our conversation with former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel. In 1971, he entered more than 4,000 pages of the 7,000-page Pentagon Papers into the Senate record, insisting the public had a right to know the truth behind the Vietnam War. Watch Part 1 of the interview and also see our interview with famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg . AMY GOODMAN : […]
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Major tech companies are implementing a policy alerting users when the government requests access to their data. Companies such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft came under fire after last year’s revelations regarding the National Security Agency and the extent of the government’s access to users’ personal data. The Obama administration is also considering changes to the rules governing warrantless access to consumers’ information. RT’s Lindsay France has more details on these privacy changes.