In Some Countries, Following the Hippocratic Oath Is a Crime

Since 1864, international law has guaranteed medical workers the ability to provide care without fear of persecution. Whether treating the wounds of enemy soldiers on the battlefield, or providing medical care to foreign nationals who may be considered suspicious, this freedom from prosecution has long been seen by human rights advocates as fundamental to ensuring the universal right […]

Is neocon war cheerleader John Bolton a Kremlin double-agent? Some say 'why not?'

Is neocon war cheerleader John Bolton a Kremlin double-agent? Some say 'why not?'

John Bolton, who has dedicated his life to getting Iran – a Russian ally – bombed, has revealed himself as a Kremlin agent after shaking Putin’s hand in Moscow, according to Russiagate’s most levelheaded disciples. The US National Security Advisor met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, laying the groundwork for a […]

Secret to success: BBC gives UK spy network some nice PR at taxpayer expense

Secret to success: BBC gives UK spy network some nice PR at taxpayer expense

A recent BBC video saw the state-funded broadcaster chat to the deputy director of the UK’s intelligence agency, giving the espionage network some soft and cuddly PR at the taxpayers expense. Nikesh Mehta, who has been the number two at GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) since 2015, was interviewed for BBC Ideas for their Habits of […]

White House opens door to tariff exclusions for some countries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday raised the possibility that U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could exclude a clutch of countries other than Canada and Mexico as pressure grew on U.S. President Donald Trump to impose targeted measures that would not harm America’s allies. Trump is set to authorize the steep […]

Why Is Some Art So Bad That It’s Good?

Why Is Some Art So Bad That It’s Good?

The Disaster Artist– which just earned James Franco a Golden Globe for his portrayal of director Tommy Wiseau – tells the story of the making of The Room, a film that’s been dubbed “the Citizen Kane” of bad movies. Not everyone likes The Room. (Critics certainly don’t – it has a 26 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.) But lots […]

RT’s brief guide to why some are predicting UK govt is about to collapse

RT’s brief guide to why some are predicting UK govt is about to collapse

Theresa May will not hold her cabinet meeting in Downing Street today. It’s lucky really, because the ministers that would sit at the table are sinking under a pile of disasters so big, some are speculating that it could bring down the government. The meeting was set to be the most awkward she has faced […]

MSCI blocks new stocks lacking voting rights from some indexes

MSCI blocks new stocks lacking voting rights from some indexes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – MSCI Inc will temporarily ban new companies that deny equal voting rights to shareholders from two market indexes, intensifying a debate over who should police perceived lapses in corporate governance. FILE PHOTO: The MSCI logo is seen in this June 20, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo The index provider will […]