Protesters toppled a monument to Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin on Sunday during the biggest march and rally in central Kiev since President Viktor Yanukovich galvanized his opposition by turning down a trade deal with the European Union.
ICYMI, they toppled the Lenin statue, a pivotal part of the uprising against the government’s decision to align with Russia over the EU. The opposition has called a 48 hour ultimatum to have the prime minister disband the government before marching into his private residence. Watch this set of news.
12:50 // 2 days ago
Decision to call elections aimed at ending crisis caused by weeks of demonstrations aimed at bringing down government
Under pressure from widespread anti-government protests, prime minister Yingluck calls for snap elections and dissolves the parliament. Protesters are still marching on and pressing to topple her.
12:10 // 3 days ago
Ukraine’s opposition called for a million man rally in Kiev and this is what they got so far today. The masses are gathering against the government and their decision to break away from the European Union to have stronger Russian relations.
10:45 // 4 days ago
British and U.S. intelligence officials say they are worried about a “doomsday” cache of highly classified, heavily encrypted material they believe former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has stored on a data cloud.
The cache contains documents generated by the NSA and other agencies and includes names of U.S. and allied intelligence personnel, seven current and former U.S. officials and other sources briefed on the matter said.
A former United States official states, “the worst is yet to come.”
13:00 // 1 week ago
About 30,000 protesters launched a “people’s coup” on Thailand’s government on Sunday, swarming state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a state broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound. But after a day of skirmishes between protesters hurling stones and petrol bombs against riot police firing back with teargas, the demonstrators failed to breach heavily barricaded Government House, office of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. “They haven’t seized a single place,” National Security Council Chief Paradorn Pattanathabutr told Reuters. “They go to different places and they go back out.” The protesters sowed chaos in one of Southeast Asia’s biggest cities, breaching a police line, seizing seven police trucks, and forcing Yingluck to move to an undisclosed location from a building where she had planned to give media interviews. Small fires burned from petrol bombs that landed by police trucks.
Another set of anti-government protests you should watch. Lots of developments are coming out of Thailand regarding politics and protests, including large governmental building occupations and a possible crackdown.
13:23 // 1 week ago