Syria scandal : WikiLeaks starts publishing more than two milion of Syria emails WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has begun publishing more than two million emails from Syrian political figures ... denied having discussed with United States offering exile to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. It also came ahead of a meeting ... 03/10/2014 - 10:54 pm | View Link
WikiLeaks starts releasing 'embarrassing' Syria emails The WikiLeaks website said on Thursday it had begun publishing more than 2 million emails from Syrian government officials ... "The material is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria's opponents. It helps us not merely to criticize ... 07/5/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
WikiLeaks Starts Publishing Leaked Syria Emails WikiLeaks is publishing what it says is 2.4 million emails from Syria. The documents are called "the Syria Files," and according to WikiLeaks' website, the emails are "from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August ... 07/5/2012 - 12:10 pm | View Link
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Peru has increased surveillance at popular archeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu.
Tourists have been posting the naked pics on blogs, prompting a statement from the cultural ministry rejecting “any disrespectful act committed by visitors” to the historical sites.
“We have redoubled efforts for continuous surveillance and monitoring of the site,” so security personnel can intervene to stop the exhibitionist photography, it said.
The ministry called on visitors to help protect the historical sites and to “be alert to this kind of attitude that’s solely aimed at getting attention.”
Authorities are also worried over a recent spate of graffiti attacks.
Last week, the famous 12-Angle Stone — an example of intricate Incan masonry and design — was hit with spray paint, police said.
Ukraine will not intervene militarily in the separatist peninsula of Crimea, in order to avoid exposing its eastern border, Ukraine’s acting president told AFP Tuesday in an exclusive interview.
In his comments, Oleksandr Turchynov, who came to power last month after violent protests brought down the previous pro-Moscow government, also slammed an upcoming referendum on Crimea as a “sham”, the results of which will be fixed in Moscow.
“We cannot launch a military operation in Crimea, as we would expose the eastern border (close to Russia) and Ukraine would not be protected,” Turchynov said as Crimea — a southeastern peninsula that has come under the de facto control of Russian forces — prepares to vote in a referendum Sunday on joining Russia.
“What they call the referendum will not happen in Crimea but in the offices of the Kremlin,” the president said, hours after the pro-Russian authorities in the Black Sea peninsula voted for full independence from Ukraine, further escalating what has already turned into the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.
“It’s a sham, most of the people of Crimea will boycott this provocation,” he added.
“The Russian forces don’t intend to hold a referendum, they’re just going to falsify the results.”
World powers have repeatedly called for Moscow and Kiev to come together to seek a solution to the escalating crisis in Ukraine’s autonomous region of Crimea, but Turchynov said Russia’s leaders were refusing any dialogue with their Ukrainian counterparts.
“Unfortunately, for now Russia is rejecting a diplomatic solution to the conflict,” he told AFP.
“They are refusing all contact at foreign ministry and top government level,” he added as Western powers, led by Germany, continued to push for the creation of a contact group to avert full-fledged war.
Turchynov, who was speaking to AFP after a meeting of the national security and defence council in Kiev, will have just a brief mandate, with snap presidential elections scheduled on May 25 in which he does not plan to stand.
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Media and entertainment giant Disney is in talks to buy Maker Studios, one of the largest content providers for online video sharing website YouTube, a report said Tuesday.
Specialist website Re/code cited “people familiar with the negotiations” and said the transaction would value Maker Studios at $500 million or more.
“If it goes through, it would be by far the biggest bet by a traditional media company in a company built on top of YouTube,” the report said.
Maker Studios says its videos are viewed a total of 5.5 billion times per month, most of them on YouTube.
Last week Disney said it had made a deal with satellite operator Dish Network to allow its channels to be watched over the Internet — streamed to smartphones, tablets, computers, or a traditional TV.
Disney channels include ABC, Disney Channel and ESPN.
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In the first major test of voter attitudes in 2014, Republican David Jolly won a closely watched special election for the U. S. House in Florida on Tuesday, handing his party a narrow victory in a battleground district where Republicans and Democrats spent millions of dollars fine-tuning their messages on national issues ahead of the fall midterm elections.
U. S. Rep. Darrell Issa on Tuesday issued scathing conclusions about Lois Lerner’s involvement in the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of advocacy groups. The California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a 141-page report saying Lerner “led efforts to scrutinize conservative groups while working to maintain a veneer of objective enforcement.” He also accused her of obstructing the oversight committee’s investigation and misleading Congress.
The pace at which Americans signed up for health plans slowed last month in the fledgling federal and state insurance marketplaces, according to new government figures showing that slightly fewer than 1 million people enrolled in February. Read full article >>