Obama: We are preparing additional sanctions against Russia
United States President Barack Obama said Thursday afternoon that his administration is prepared to take further action against Russia if an agreement reached earlier in the day in Geneva concerning the crisis in Ukraine fails to materialize.
Lavrov: Russia, US, EU, Ukraine Agree On De-Escalation Roadmap
Russia, the US, the EU and Ukraine have adopted a joint document on the de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, after talks in Geneva. It calls for all illegal armed groups to lay down arms and a wide amnesty.
Legally Factual by Giovanni Di Stefano
The law has always been weird and strange. Often hard to understand. Here are some laws that are still, incredibly in existence.
The Pretense of Protection By Barry Scott Sussman
In the wake of 9/11 there has been on ongoing massive buildup and militarization of local police departments, ostensibly for the purpose of protecting the public.
Prince George Shows Off New Skills On His First Official Engagement
Prince George was described as "advanced for his age" who "owned the place" by parents at his first play date in Wellington.
Diary on The Inside 3 March – 16 March2014 Part Twenty Nine By Giovanni Di Stefano
Monday 3 March 2014 - 07.06am – Today begins the Trial of Oscar Pistorius in South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend. By what I have read only my gut feeling is that he will be acquitted.
Missing Prime Minister Harold Holt In Mi6-Cia Plot By Giovanni Di Stefano
Harold Holt disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach near Portsea, Victoria on 17 December, 1967. His body was never recovered. Without determining the cause of Holt's death, a joint report by Commonwealth and Victoria Police, submitted in January 1968, concluded that, '...
Letter from the Inside - A Point of View - The Ukraine and Crimea Situation by Giovanni Di Stefano
We really do live in a weird and strange World. One, which imposes job titles such as ‘Emotional Intelligence Coach’ which I have as yet to decipher the meaning.
The ‘Majestic-MJ-12’ Mystery behind Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 by Giovanni Di Stefano
On Saturday, 8 March 2014, Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing simply vanished into thin air. Despite so many ‘Red Herrings’ sightings the mystery deepens.
Freelance Journalism Comes Under Attack
For the past year now I have been voluntarily giving my time to a cause that I see and deem to be a just one.
Italy’s Top Court Upholds Public-Office Ban For Berlusconi - Statement from Giovanni Di Stefano
Italy’s supreme court on Tuesday upheld on appeal Silvio Berlusconi’s two-year ban from public office following the former prime minister’s tax-fraud conviction.
Treaty to accept Crimea, Sevastopol to Russian Federation signed
Russia and Crimea have signed treaty of accession of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol in the Russian Federation following President Putin’s address to the Parliament.
Putin: Crimea Similar To Kosovo, West Is Rewriting Its Own Rule Book
The referendum on independence in Crimea was conducted in strict accordance with democratic principles and the international law, President Vladimir Putin told the Federal Assembly, as he was welcomed by a standing ovation.
Holder Calls for Sentencing Reform, Maybe – By Barry Scott Sussman
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug offenders, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.
Diary on The Inside 17 February – 2 March2014 Part Twenty Eight By Giovanni Di Stefano
MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2014
06.58am – Good night sleep. Last night I watched a truly superb Serbian film by Dusan Kovacevic ‘Profesionalac.’
- Captain not at helm when ship listed, South Korean officials say
- Death toll in S. Korean ferry disaster rises to 25
- Kiev: Military operation in Ukraine southeast to go on despite Geneva agreement
- 'Pit bull' Pistorius prosecutor shines in court
- Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant
- William and Kate visit Easter agricultural show in Sydney
- Top pathologist hired by Pistorius won't testify
- Iran mother spares life of son's killer with slap
- Putin says oil wars with Russia will make West bleed
- William and Kate tour town ravaged by bushfires
- Putin: 'Nonsense - no Russian troops, special services in east Ukraine'
- Nearly one million people relying on food handouts in UK
- S.Korean ship sinks: Hundreds feared dead in ferry boat disaster (PHOTOS)
- UPDATE: Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs in Slavyansk, refuse to ‘shoot at own people’ (PHOTO, VIDEO)
- Aliens attack: Killer shrimps invade Britain while giant hornets approach
- Canadian arrested for hacking revenue agency using Heartbleed security bug
- UN investigator of violence against women barred from UK detention center
- BREAKING NEWS: Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs, withdraw from Slavyansk
- NATO to deploy ships, intensify Baltic & Mediterranean patrols 'due to Ukraine crisis'
- British unemployment rate drops below 7%: official data
- Pistorius did himself no favours in the dock: lawyers
- Paedophile network protected Sir Cyril Smith, MP claims
- Pistorius case to be adjourned from Thursday
- Catalonia ‘likely’ to remain in EU after referendum – report
- Putin: Ukraine’s radical escalation puts it on edge of civil war
- Russian sanctions would destroy Cyprus economy: FM
- Former Co-Op bank boss Flowers on drugs charges
- Troops, APCs, helicopters, jets in eastern Ukraine as operation starts (VIDEO, PHOTO)
- Rescue effort under way after ferry sinks off S. Korean coast
- Notorious Abu Ghraib prison shuts down amid increasing Iraqi violence
- Italian court orders Berlusconi to do community service
- Pistorius faces 'final day' of grilling
- Kiev launches military operation in eastern Ukraine
- Tony Blair is to blame for hold up of publication of Chilcot report into Iraq war, says Nick Clegg
- US to mark one year since Boston Marathon bombing
- Syrian army retakes Christian town near border with Lebanon
- White House confirms CIA director visited Ukraine over weekend
- Liverpool to honour Hillsborough dead 25 years on
- Putin to Obama: Use your influence to prevent bloodshed in Ukraine
- Ukrainian presidential candidate Tsarev brutally beaten - press office
Captain not at helm when ship listed, South Korean officials say
The Sewol's captain was not at the helm when the ferry listed and began sinking two days ago, investigators said Friday, sparking fresh outrage among the families eagerly awaiting news of the 268 people still unaccounted-for.
Death toll in S. Korean ferry disaster rises to 25
As rescuers struggle with high seas in the search to find 271 missing passengers of a submerged South Korean ferry, the captain may face criminal charges for abandoning ship. Eleven more bodies have been found since Thursday, raising the death toll to 25.
'Pit bull' Pistorius prosecutor shines in court
Through his fiery cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius and mauling of expert witnesses, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel has become a global cult hero and a rare poster boy for South Africa's beleaguered public sector.
Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant
America's former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announced in New York on Thursday that she is pregnant with her first baby, giving her parents Bill and Hillary a long-awaited grandchild.
Top pathologist hired by Pistorius won't testify
A star pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius told AFP on Thursday he will not testify at the athlete's murder trial, another blow for his defence after a week of savage cross-examination.
Kiev: Military operation in Ukraine southeast to go on despite Geneva agreement
Despite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted in Geneva, the coup-imposed Ukrainian Foreign Minister said it will not affect the “anti-terrorist” operation in the East of the country and the troops will remain there.
Putin says oil wars with Russia will make West bleed
Opportunities for the West to hurt the Russian economy are limited, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Europe cannot stop buying Russian gas without inflicting pain on itself, and if the US tries to lower oil prices, the dollar will suffer.
Putin: 'Nonsense - no Russian troops, special services in east Ukraine'
“This is nonsense, there are no Russian troops in the east of Ukraine,” Vladimir Putin said, adding that the Kiev government should talk to the local residents to tackle the problem, not send in tanks to deal with it.
UPDATE: Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs in Slavyansk, refuse to ‘shoot at own people’ (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Dozens of army troops sent to the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk for an “anti-terrorist operation” refused to follow orders and surrendered their weapons and armored vehicles. Some troops openly voiced support for the eastern Ukrainians.
BREAKING NEWS: Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs, withdraw from Slavyansk
Reports from Slavyansk say that the army troops sent to the eastern Ukrainian city for an “anti-terrorist operation” are leaving en masse.
Astronomers discover Earth-like planet that could support life
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.
Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dead at 87
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Nobel Prize-winning author, journalist, and screenwriter, died Thursday at age 87, according to a report citing a source close to Marquez’s family.
Saturn’s newborn: Scientists say planet’s ring may give birth to baby moon
Scientists believe a tiny satellite is emerging from the edge of Saturn’s ring system. A disturbance in the planet’s outer ring, called ‘Peggy,’ could grow into a separate icy moon – possibly the last one of its kind.
Holy War‘like’: Islamic preachers using Facebook as call to jihad
Radical Islamic clerics have been using social media to try and increase support for jihad in Syria, which is “considered the most socially-mediated conflict in history,” a report by King’s College London states.
'Blood moon' caught on film: Best images of rare lunar eclipse
Night owls across much of North America had the chance to witness a total lunar eclipse on Tuesday. It is the first time the Earth, moon and sun have been in exact alignment for two and a half years.<br />
Guardian, Washington Post share Pulitzer Prize for coverage of NSA surveillance
The Guardian US and the Washington Post are among the winners of a prestigious journalistic Pulitzer award. The newspapers shared the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Reporting for coverage of NSA surveillance and whistleblower Snowden’s leaks.
Bush 3.0? Jeb hints at White House run
Last year family matriarch Barbara Bush proclaimed there have been "enough Bushes" in the White House, but recently son Jeb unambiguously revived prospects of extending the political dynasty.
US wants to destroy Ukrainian ‘bridge’ between EU and Russia – German intellectuals support Putin
Members of German civil society have written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, condemning Russophobia in mass media and German political establishment while showing support for Moscow's actions in the ongoing Ukrainian crisis.
Sodexo Justice Services - Provide No Service
Privatised Prison's? What a mess! And I will proceed to tell you all why. Sodexo Justice Services in fact provide no service, at least for offenders upon release.
Rave on: Londoners re-live dancing days with kids in tow
The bass is pumping, the lights are low and the dance floor of the club is heaving. It's the weekend and the young man is enjoying himself -- until someone steals his balloon.
Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour
Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga's tour of North America next month, the US songstress has announced on Twitter.
Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert
Pop star Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized and has had to cancel a concert in the US state of Missouri, the venue said.
Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at South Korea festival
US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea, where her first show two years ago received an adult-only rating from state censors.
Autopsy on Peaches Geldof proves inconclusive
The autopsy on Live Aid founder Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches, who died suddenly aged 25, proved inconclusive, police said Wednesday, as they awaited the results of toxicology tests.
Universal brings 'Minion Mayhem' to Hollywood theme park
Riding high on the global success of "Despicable Me," the films' makers have teamed up with theme park engineers to produce a tourist ride designed to immerse visitors in "Minion Mayhem."
Nepal's young women endure painful 'fallen womb' syndrome
Sita Pariyar had barely recovered from childbirth when her uterus slipped out of her body, making her one of hundreds of thousands of Nepalese women struck by a debilitating reproductive condition.
Injecting cosmetic fillers into the foreheadcan cause permanent blindness, doctors warn
Wrinkle-removing cosmetic procedures can lead to permanent blindness, a new study warns.
Injecting fillers into people’s foreheads can, in rare cases, cause irreversible damage to the eye, the researchers say.
A third of women in EU have suffered 'sexual violence'
A third of women in Europe have suffered some form of physical or sexual assault and five percent have been raped, according to a major new study published on Wednesday.
Multiple sclerosis linked to contraceptive pill
Taking the contraceptive Pill may increase a woman’s chance of developing multiple sclerosis, researchers warn.
Valentines Special from Prisoner Widow UK
Well folks, it’s that time again. Valentine’s Day is upon us and no doubt some very lucky ladies will be receiving rings on February 14th.
Saudi Valentines defy the love police
Red roses lurk hidden in flower shop back rooms and heart-shaped chocolates are sold under the counter, but Saudis still manage to buy Valentine's gifts and defy the religious police.
The mystery surrounding the Marilyn Sheppard murder
Marilyn Sheppard was the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard, an osteopath who practiced in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1950's.
THE MURDER OF POISONER GRAHAM YOUNG
The confidential security files kept by the Security Services on this well know murderer have been now examined. He was known as "The Teacup Poisoner".
Neville Heath – the Masochist Killer
In 1946 post war London, Neville Heath was not all he claimed to be: a handsome ex-Royal Air Force officer, the embodiment of the gallantry that had led England to victory, a war hero.
The Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart
The kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart occurred on 5 June 2002, when a 14-year-old American girl, Elizabeth Smart, was abducted from her Salt Lake City, Utah, bedroom.
Gary Ridgway – The Green River Killer
“I hate most prostitutes. I did not want to pay them for sex. I also picked prostitutes as victims because they were easy to pick up without being noticed. I knew they would not be reported missing right away, and might never be reported missing.” These were the words of one of the worst slayers in American history, who was said to have killed more women than any other serial killer — Gary Ridgway.
Babes in the Wood murderer – Ronald Jebson
Susan Blatchford aged 11, and her 12
year-old friend, Gary Hanlon, vanished from their homes in Enfield, North
London, in March 1970. Their badly decomposed bodies were found several months
later in a copse in Lippitts Hill, close to Epping Forest, 6 miles from their
The Ronnie Biggs Quiz Book: 200 Questions on the Great Train Robber
Ronnie Biggs is widely known for his part in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, his subsequent escape from prison, and notoriety as he lived as a fugitive around the globe with his family. Biggs’ story has been well documented over the years but how much do you really know about the man behind the headlines? The Ronnie Biggs Quiz Book is your chance to gen up on all the facts.
‘From Here to Obscurity in 240 Days’
The Art Baxter story - Britain’s First King of Rock ‘n’ Roll
A biography by Eric Gomm & Julian King
This remarkable biography about Art Baxter, who was born Arthur Charles Gomm in Canterbury, Kent, in 1926, finally puts the record straight about who was Britain’s first ‘King’ of rock ‘n’ roll.
THE DIARY ON ‘THE INSIDE’ 27 MARCH – 12 OCTOBER 2013 - PART 1 - 17 - GIOVANNI DI STEFANO
WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH 2013
This morning goes quickly; I spend all my time with my son Mike. He has turned out be a real rock. At 2pm the words from the Court Clerk Sofie shout. “We have a verdict.” So it’s back in court.
THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU BY SUSAN LEWIS
For readers of Jodi Picoult, Heather Gudenkauf, and Elizabeth Flock comes a novel of secrets and suspense that challenges the ties that bind—while reigniting the hope of enduring love.
Civilised Blood - Tom Phelps (Author), John Gallagher (Contributor)
Civilised Blood is a story of violence and bloodshed set against a background of ordinary people rebelling in opposition to unelected Eurocrats and the increasing poverty and injustice that is spreading across the continent
NEW RELEASE TOP STORIES 2013 VOLUME 3 BY GIOVANNI DI STEFANO
Part three of this year’s ‘Top Stories’ revolving around a compilation of intriguing stories surrounding untold history, conspiracies and treacherous, undisclosed official secrets that have been kept from the public eye… until now.
For sale - Apartment, Los Locos Beach, Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain - 60,000 euros
Great sized two bed one bath apartment in the centre of Calas Blancas overlooking the park.
For sale - Bungalow - La siesta, near Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain – 52,000 euros
Much sought after end of terrace bungalow in La Siesta close to all amenities, regular bus route, beaches and golf courses
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Karen Gilborson born 27 February
Happy birthday to Karen Gilborson who is one of the best and nicest friends anyone could have, not only is she beautiful on the outside she's also beautiful on the inside. Have a lovely day Karen with much love Caroline xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx And the team at OPC Global. x