With the price of fuel having almost doubled in less than a year and a half, the electoral battle between Barack Obama and John McCain couldn’t begin with any other subject than oil. The first Afro-American candidate for the White House immediately played a card that American politicians usually prefer to avoid but could pay off with petrol currently costing four dollars a gallon, when he announced his idea to introduce a tax on oil company profits, which are at a record level thanks to hikes in the price of petrol in recent months.
Interview to the former kosovar Prime Minister
Truckers Strike in Bolivia, a challenge to Morales
After battling the Zaide militias, Yemen's government takes on al-Qaeda
A Patagonian community regains an ancestral territory occupied by private individuals
It was particularly difficult this year to find out when and where the annual conclave of world powerbrokers, the Bilderberg Group, would take place. Finally, it was certain that the highly secret meeting of western political-military elites took place from June 5 – 8 in Chantilly, Virginia, near Washington, in a luxury hotel immersed in nature, the Westfield’s Marriott.
Dana is 21 and is a good, determined sprinter who works very hard in training every day. She has collected a dozen medals in national and international competitions, and is close to achieving every athlete’s dream of going to the Olympics. But for her, the only female Iraqi going to the Games, it represents something even more important
Record of suicides in US and Russian armed forces
Afghan Death Squads in the Service of Occupation Troops
Afghanistan bans Indian soap operas, as the Taliban did before the war
Turkey reforms article 301 of its penal code, which limits the freedom of expression. But only by half
The international financial organisation has refused to grant aid to Myamnar
According to 'The Lancet', in India there are 2,000 selective abortions a day
After a century, the way is open for parliamentary monarchy
Everyday Life in the equatorial forest close to the border with Congo-Brazzaville