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EU urges U.S. tech giants to act faster against hate speech

U.S. tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Microsoft will have to act faster to tackle online hate speech or face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. The European Union (EU) executive’s warning comes six months after the companies signed up to a voluntary code of conduct to

˜March Against Monsanto’ planned for over 50 countries – May 24, 2014

 Worldwide  – On May 24, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to

Side deals with Moscow thwart drive to wean Europe off Russian gas

 While officials in Brussels were calling for Europe to reduce its dependency on Russian natural gas and negotiate with Moscow as a bloc, Austria was quietly bypassing the European Commission to cut its own bilateral deal on building a pipeline. The deal on the South Stream pipeline, which will be built under the Black Sea

Side deals with Moscow thwart drive to wean Europe off Russian gas

 While officials in Brussels were calling for Europe to reduce its dependency on Russian natural gas and negotiate with Moscow as a bloc, Austria was quietly bypassing the European Commission to cut its own bilateral deal on building a pipeline. The deal on the South Stream pipeline, which will be built under the Black Sea

Ukraine Accord Doubts Grow as Protesters Refuse to Disarm

 As the interim Ukrainian government pledged to abide by a four-nation deal reached in Geneva, pro-Russian protesters balked, creating a test of whether Russia will help defuse the crisis. Acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s government suspended its anti-terror operations in the country’s east and expressed a readiness to pursue constitutional revisions. A separatist leader

Ukrainians, and Americans, are the Children of History

 If you’ve been following events in Ukraine closely, you may have seen maps, available at electoralgeography.com, showing how the ethnic Russian areas voted heavily for one candidate and the ethnic Ukrainian areas for another. However, as the eminent historians of Eastern Europe Timothy Snyder and Anne Applebaum have written, the division is not simply based

13 Bankers Dead: Latest was CEO Of Liechtenstein Bank Frick Murdered In Broad Daylight

Zero Hedge  Over the weekend the world was gripped by the drama surrounding the mysterious murder-homicide of the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro and members of his family, and whether there is more foul play than meets the eye. However, that is nothing compared to what just happened in the tiny, and all too quiet