|Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Missouri House Wants to Impeach Governor Jay Nixon Over Gays and Guns.

The Missouri House Wants to Impeach Governor Jay Nixon Over Gays and Guns.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Marshall’s move was prompted by Nixon’s executive order allowing the state to ...

First troops land in Poland as US beefs up Baltic presence.

First troops land in Poland as US beefs up Baltic presence.

The first American troops arrived in Poland on Wednesday, after Washington said it was sending a force ...

Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers’ apology.

Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers’ apology.

Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers ...

FCC Will Allow Internet Fast Lane, Sidestepping ‘Net Neutrality’.

FCC Will Allow Internet Fast Lane, Sidestepping ‘Net Neutrality’.

The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster ...

Human Rights
(Juba) – The government of South Sudan should ... Full article
(CIHRS/IFEX) – The Cairo Institute for Human Rights ...
EDITOR'S PICKS
Norway
“Together with the other members of NATO, Norway condemns Russia’s military escalation on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine. Russia’s military activities in Crimea and the threats of further use ... Full article
Exclusive Interview with John Ståle Stamnes – Assistant National Police Commissioner at The Norwegian Police Directorate with Hatef Mohktar, Editor in Chief of The Oslo Times International police cooperation ...
“Norway condemns the use of violence in Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. The authorities have a responsibility to stop the violence immediately,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge ...
Handover of Kiev city hall encouraging “I welcome the fact that the Ukrainian authorities have released a number of protesters from custody and that the protesters and opposition parties ...
Afghanistan
Voting began on Saturday in Afghanistan’s presidential election, which will mark the first democratic transfer of power since the country was tipped into chaos by the fall of the ... Full article
The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to ...
Russia, locked in a standoff with the West over Ukraine, would be unable to thwart a complete or partial U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan even if it cut off access ...
A dozen Taliban fighters walked out of jail in southern Afghanistan thanks to a trick in which their names were added to a letter listing prisoners who had completed ...
The U.S. military said on Friday it was not actively targeting any of the 65 detainees released by Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government, but warned that if the freed ...
Pakistan
Independent Member National Assembly (MNA) Jamshed Dasti has claimed to recover a bag filled with empty liquor bottles from the parliament lodges. The MNA made this claim when he ... Full article
Spokesman of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has reiterated that Quran and Sunnah is a complete constitution, Geo News reported. Addressing a press conference at an undisclosed location, TTP spokesman ...
Washington has held indirect talks with the Taliban over the possible transfer of five senior Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for a U.S. soldier captured nearly five ...
  We at The Oslo Times would like to extend our honest support toward all activists, journalists and victims of human rights violation in South Asian countries i.e. India, ...
Rukhsana Bibi eloped with Mohammad Yunus last May On a hot and humid night in late August, a small group quietly scales the wall of a mud-brick house in ...
Pakistan’s home ministry on Saturday said they were not immediately lifting a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who suffered a heart problem on the way to ...
India
A ban on India’s Olympic Association (IOA) has been lifted, allowing the country to return to the Olympic fold, officials said. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended India for ... Full article
It was winter season in Kashmir in 1989. My cousin and I were playing close to the window. Suddenly, I heard people murmuring. I came close to the window and found a score ...
India has warned the United States of consequences for its companies if lawmakers tighten visa rules on high-tech firms as part of an immigration overhaul.  Ambassador Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said ...
Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday an official investigation had shown Britain did advise India on planning a deadly attack against Sikh separatists in the Golden Temple at ...
More than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers, collided amid whiteout conditions in a massive highway pileup that left three people dead and more than 20 others injured — ...
  In a tragic incident, Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Indian Minister Shashi Tharoor was found dead in a hotel room in New Delhi on Friday. Autopsy report reveals that ...
An Indian diplomat at the centre of a bitter row with the United States told Sunday of her “immense stress” at leaving behind her young family in New York, ...
An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search caused a major rift in U.S.-Indian ties was effectively expelled from the United States on Thursday as part of a deal in ...
China
When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for ... Full article
With the world’s biggest military, China far outnumbers rival Japan in manpower, ships, aircraft and defence spending, but analysts say underlying weaknesses leave it still wary of a fight. ...
Kim Jong-Un was Wednesday “re-elected” as North Korea’s leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime following the ...
China will show off its new aircraft carrier to US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday, allowing the Pentagon chief a first-hand look at a symbol of the country’s ...
China has asked to operate under Australian command when it takes part in a major international military exercise led by the United States later this year, a report said ...
Saudi Arabia
Sudan on Sunday accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the EU refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to a major summit this week.  Bashir is ... Full article
The Obama administration is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official said Friday. President Barack Obama’s possible shift would likely be welcomed ...
Saudi Arabia listed the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organisations Friday, and ordered citizens fighting abroad to return home within 15 days or face imprisonment. ...
Britain has reached agreement over the rising cost of providing Saudi Arabia with Typhoon Eurofighter jets, British defence company BAE Systems said on Wednesday.  BAE, working in close co-operation ...
  New Year 2014 greetings from Mr Hateef Mokhtar, Editor-in-Chief and Paola Aparicio, Chief Correspondent of International desk, The Oslo Times One the eve of New Year, We wish ...
  On the eve of Merry Christmas, I wish all the staff members of The Oslo Times warm greetings and happy times ahead.   Time flies quickly and we ...
Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks today celebrated a federal court’s ruling that allows relatives of people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks to sue ...
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday blamed Saudi Arabia for a twin suicide attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut that killed 25 people last month. The Abdullah Azzam ...
Saudi Arabia seems to have few viable options for pursuing a more independent and forthright foreign policy, despite its deep unease about the West’s tentative rapprochement with Iran. Upset ...
Thirty Filipino workers expelled from Saudi Arabia returned home on Monday and alleged they were abused amid a crackdown on illegal migrants there. They were among an estimated 6,700 ...
It was certainly an unprecedented surprise when Saudi Arabia announced — on 18 October, only a day after its election to one of the 10 rotating seats on the ...
LONDON — Saudi Arabia stunned the United Nations and even some of its own diplomats on Friday by taking the unprecedented step of rejecting a highly coveted seat on ...
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims observing the hajj gathered at Mina on Tuesday for the symbolic stoning of the devil, the final ritual of the annual pilgrimage, as Muslims ...
We must help the reformers of the Middle East as they work for freedom, and strive to build a community of peaceful, democratic nations.” — President George W. Bush ...
With respect to Arab countries offering to bear the cost and to assist, the answer is profoundly yes, they have. That offer is on the table,” Kerry said as ...
Gunmen assassinated a prominent Syrian pro-government figure at his home in southern Lebanon on Wednesday in the latest spillover of Syria’s civil war into its smaller neighbor, security officials ...
MAKKAH – The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Makkah police busted a notorious pickpocketing gang early Friday. The gang members stole from Umrah performers and visitors to the Grand Mosque ...
World
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Marshall’s move was prompted by Nixon’s executive order allowing the state to accept joint tax returns ... Full article
The first American troops arrived in Poland on Wednesday, after Washington said it was sending ...
Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say ...
The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer ...
Africa
“This is hell within hell,” says Ibrahim al Awad, his sandals sloshing through red mud on his way through a suburb of Bangui that has become a desperate refuge ... Full article
Sudan on Sunday accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the EU refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to a major summit this week.  Bashir is ...
Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas announced Wednesday that the blockaded territory’s border with Egypt would open after a 50-day closure, telling Palestinians wishing to travel to present their passports. Egypt ...
The United Nations accused Syria’s government and rebels of hindering aid access, suggesting both sides could be violating U.N. Security Council demands that emergency relief reach civilians caught in ...
Europe
The first American troops arrived in Poland on Wednesday, after Washington said it was sending a force of 600 there and ... Full article
Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say ...
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled ...
When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese ...
Australia
From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there’s just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that’s ... Full article
A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub’s data while also ...
A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 prepared to make a second mission to the remote Indian Ocean seabed Tuesday after aborting its first search as it encountered water ...
There was no let-up in the air and sea search for the missing Malaysian airliner off Australia on Saturday as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned that locating Flight MH370 ...
Royal News
Prince Muhammad Ali of Egypt and Princess Noal Zaher, granddaughter of King Zaher Shah of Afghanistan, are busy preparing for their impending royal wedding. The couple, who announced their engagement on 27 April 2013, ... Full article
  Prince Haakon of Norway has arrived by parachute for his 40th birthday party at Skaugum Palace. The Prince, who, turns 40 on Saturday, landed safely ...
The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips has raised eyebrows by riding while pregnant, but the Olympic silver medallist will know when to stop. They are ...
  The man, who is in his 30s, fell into a lake and was pinned down by the lawnmower after it toppled onto him. ...
Middle-East
The United Nations Security Council votes on resolution on humanitarian aid for Syria at UN headquarters in New York, Feb 22. REUTERS photo The ... Full article
“Massive atrocities are being perpetrated against civilians in the war in Syria. The international community, with the UN Security Council in the lead, must ...
Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen deposites the instrument of ratification. (Photo: Vegard Tjørholm, UN-delegation) Norway’s Ambassador to the UN, Geir Otto Pedersen, deposited on 12 February ...
  By Alastair Sloan The United Arab Emirates stand accused of blocking criticism over their human rights record, according to international monitoring group Human ...
Americas
From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there’s just something about a good mystery that ... Full article
After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, ...
Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey ...
On Tuesday, a New York Times reporter in Tehran spotted an American plane at Mehrabad ...
Latin America
An exclusive interview. Alberto Palomeque; Project Manager of the Bolivian association of Eskilstuna (Sweden) with Paola Aparicio Cavero; Chief Corresponded, International Desk of The Oslo Times. Q1. Mr Palomeque, ... Full article
  New Year 2014 greetings from Mr Hateef Mokhtar, Editor-in-Chief and Paola Aparicio, Chief Correspondent of International desk, The Oslo Times One the eve of New Year, We wish ...
International Desk (TOT), Paola Aparicio Cavero The Oslo Times wish you all a Merry Christmas and a peaceful moment with a lot of joy in this special day. The ...
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has expressed her sorrow over the passing of former South Africa leader Nelson Mandela, calling him a “worldwide example for the fight against racism ...
Russia
The United States’ government said on Monday it will decide “in days” on additional sanctions if Russia does not take steps to implement an agreement to ease tensions in ... Full article
The Russian government said today it is “outraged” by a shootout overnight near Slovyansk that left at least three dead, saying the attack was carried out by a Ukrainian ...
The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies have quietly pushed the White House in recent weeks to deny a new Russian surveillance plane ...
The Kremlin on Friday described as unacceptable a U.S. threat to impose sanctions if Russia fails to fulfil its side of an international deal on Ukraine, accusing the White ...
Syria
The United Nations accused Syria’s government and rebels of hindering aid access, suggesting both sides could be violating U.N. Security Council demands that emergency relief reach civilians caught in ... Full article
Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of airstrikes on Syrian military posts early Wednesday, killing one soldier and wounding seven in one of the most serious clashes between the countries ...
Sunnis and Shiites from Lebanon are streaming into Syria to take up arms on opposite sides of a fierce battle over a rebel stronghold — a fight that has ...
Syrian government troops are tightening their grip on the last rebel stronghold near the border with Lebanon a day after taking control of a key village in the area, ...
North Korea
Your remark against an American citizen imprisoned in North Korea and wishing the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un a Happy ... Full article
  New Year 2014 greetings from Mr Hateef Mokhtar, Editor-in-Chief and Paola Aparicio, Chief Correspondent ...
International Desk (TOT), Paola Aparicio Cavero The Oslo Times wish you all a Merry Christmas ...
Iran
On Tuesday, a New York Times reporter in Tehran spotted an American plane at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, an extremely unique sight given the harsh sanctions imposed on the ... Full article
Tensions between Russia and the West are hitting a new peak. And in this face-off, Moscow has an extraordinary piece of leverage: a super-sophisticated, bomber-killing missile that it once ...
Just as Iran and the United States seem to be emerging from a diplomatic freeze that started with the 1979 hostage crisis at the American embassy in Tehran, Iran ...
Iran is building a crude mock-up of an American aircraft carrier at a ship yard on its Gulf coast and US officials said Friday the goal of the project ...
Shoulder to shoulder, cheek to cheek, young women and men sit next to each other while a thick film of cigarette smoke fills the dimly lit cafe in central ...
Brazil
  New Year 2014 greetings from Mr Hateef Mokhtar, Editor-in-Chief and Paola Aparicio, Chief Correspondent of International desk, The Oslo Times One the eve of New Year, We wish ... Full article
  On the eve of Merry Christmas, I wish all the staff members of The Oslo Times warm greetings and happy times ahead.   Time flies quickly and we ...
International Desk (TOT), Paola Aparicio Cavero The Oslo Times wish you all a Merry Christmas and a peaceful moment with a lot of joy in this special day. The ...
Deforestation in the Amazon increased by nearly a third over the past year, according to Brazilian government figures released today, confirming a feared reversal in what had been steady ...
Brazil’s northwestern state of Acre declared a “social emergency” Wednesday as it attempts to slow a wave of undocumented immigrants smuggled overland from neighboring countries, AFP reports. “More than ...
Culture
Mr. Tom Remlov, General Director of the Norwegian Opera & Ballet in Oslo. Situated close to the sea with exotic surroundings, the Norwegian Opera and Ballet is Norway’s largest ... Full article
Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o became the new Hollywood “It Girl” after she played the object of cruel affection in the movie, “12 Years a Slave.” Since her role as ...
International Desk (TOT), Paola Aparicio Cavero The Oslo Times wish you all a Merry Christmas and a peaceful moment with a lot of joy in this special day. The ...
Signs that life has changed here are not difficult to discern. On the corner of Strand Road, engulfed by the visitors who swirl around the Gateway of India, an ...
Cultural experts fear that Government plans to split English Heritage could put the future of the nation’s heritage “in peril”, while further concerns were raised that the move could ...
Fashion
Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images – Billed as ‘the greatest show on earth’, the Rio Carnival swings into action on February 28 this year, with samba schools from all over Brazil’s ... Full article
  Berrin Keklikler, Miss Turkey 2013, competes in the swimsuit competition at the preliminary competition. REUTERS photo Russia on Nov. 5 began hosting Miss Universe for the first time ...
  © Ikumi Yoshimatsu, former winner of the Miss International contest, has suffered pressure and harassment at the hands of Japan’s yakuza. FRANCE 24 takes a look at her ...
They say the eyes are the windows to your soul, so make sure they’re  all dolled up to perfection with these easy steps: Step 1: start by applying eye shadow ...
Giorgio Armani’s One Night Only celebration in New York on Thursday night featured a retrospective showing of some of the best work he’s created for his couture collection Armani ...
Freedom of Speech
Handover of Kiev city hall encouraging “I welcome the fact that the Ukrainian authorities have released a number of protesters from custody and that the protesters and opposition parties ... Full article
Journalists take photos and video of medals during presentation of Sochi 2014 Olympics medals at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, 30 May 2013. AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky The European ...
  Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko By José PeraltaUruguay has recently legalized marijuana use and same-sex marriage, and is also only the second country in Latin America to ...
  195 civil society organisations from around the world are calling on the United Nations (UN) to put government accountability and independent media at the centre of a new ...
I am deeply concerned about freedom of the press in Egypt. A free press is essential for democratic development. The arrest of both Egyptian and foreign journalists raises questions ...
United States
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Marshall’s move was prompted by Nixon’s executive order allowing the state to accept joint tax returns from married, same-sex couples. Missouri’s ban on same-sex ... Full article
The first American troops arrived in Poland on Wednesday, after Washington said it was sending a force of 600 there and to the Baltic states amid rising tensions with ...
The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as ...
Today I have signed into law S. 2195, an act concerning visa limitations for certain representatives of the United Nations.  S. 2195 amends…the Foreign Relations Authorization Act…to provide that ...
The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government ...
 
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