Protesters freed in Belarus speak of prison beatings

As the European Union prepares to consider possible sanctions against the Belarusian authorities over a crackdown on demonstrators angry over what they believe was a rigged presidential election on Sunday, some protesters walked free from the Okrestina detention facility.

IS prisoner issue a ticking timebomb for the West

The IS prisoners no-one wants How do countries deal with IS returnees? What is Islamic State? Under the so-called caliphate those enforcers belonged to the Hisbah, the female morality police, who meted out harsh punishments. Today, despite being behind barbed wire in the camps, they have effectively reconstituted themselves as the same thing.

New Book Reveals How Obama Team Plotted Cyberattacks Against Russia in 2016

“Could anyone really believe that Russia, thousands of miles away… influenced the outcome of the election? Doesn’t that sound ridiculous even to you? It’s not our goal to interfere. We do not see what goal we would accomplish by interfering. There’s no goal,” Putin stressed.

Islamic State group: Europe has ticking time bomb in prison camps

How do countries deal with IS returnees? Why countries face dilemma over IS children Chaos left by Islamic State group’s fall The fault lies primarily with Europe’s governments. Since the military defeat of IS by the US-led coalition at Baghuz in Syria in March, the world has had seven months in which to resolve the […]

Ex-con who spent three years locked up with Charles Bronson before turning his life around insists Britain’s most notorious prisoner has ‘a lot to give society now’ and hopes he’ll be home soon

I could see the blood run from the side of his mouth as he rolled in pain. The gunfire continued close by. I wanted to say something but could not talk. He was mumbling to himself. I couldn’t understand it. Then, ‘Mother, god mother. Help me’.

‘We don’t need war’: Belarus releases detainees in bid to quell protests

“We are here to mourn the loss of life and also to show solidarity with the victims of the violence and abuse that has taken place over many Belarusian towns and cities over the last few days,” EU envoy Dirk Schuebel told reporters afterwards.

Michael Cohen offers preview of tell-all Trump book: ‘I know where the skeletons are buried’

“For more than a decade, I was Trump’s first call every morning and his last call every night. I was in and out of Trump’s office on the 26th floor of the Trump Tower as many as fifty times a day, tending to his every demand. Our cell phones had the same address books, our contacts […]

Belarusians accuse authorities of torture and humiliation during mass detentions

Thousands of mainly female peaceful demonstrators clutching white flowers and balloons lined the streets of Minsk Thursday as part of a more decentralized protest. Across the country, women are forming so-called “solidarity chains” to demand an end to the violence and that those detained be released. White ribbons, bracelets and shirts have become symbols of […]

Former NSA Officer William Binney: CIA Lying About Russians Hacking DNC

“My point is really pretty simple. There should be no guessing here at all, they should be able to show the traceroutes of all the packets, or some of them anyways, going to the Russians and then from the Russians to WikiLeaks,” Binney explained. “There is no excuse for not being able to do that — and that would be the basic evidence to prove it. […]

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine successfully provokes immune response in early clinical study raising hope for the jab already ordered by UK officials

Results published May 22 in The Lancet showed most of the people dosed with the vaccine had immune responses, although their levels of antibodies thought to neutralize the virus were relatively low. Researchers saw a stronger ramp-up of other immune compounds, called T-cells, that might also help fight the infection off.