ALBA countries condemn coup, refuse Honduran diplomats

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (June 29) -- In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 28, when the Honduran people were ready to exercise their right to vote in a democratic manner in relation to a survey promoted by the President of the Republic Manuel Zelaya Rosales to deepen participatory democracy, a group of uniformed masked men that declared they were following orders of the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces, waged an assault on the Presidential Residence in order to kidnap President Zelaya, and later violently throw him out of his country.

Honduran people resist military coup

Armed troops broke into the home of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, Sunday June 28th. They beat him and threatened his family, then put them onto an airplane bound for Costa Rica.

Alleged extortionist arrested after giving cops personal bank account number

A man was sentenced to 18 months in prison in Chongqing municipality in China on Friday, two years after he tried to blackmail police by threatening to plant bombs in public areas.

Union to picket petrol station over porn

A branch of the Syndicalist trade union has threatened strike action at a petrol station in northern Sweden if managers refuses to remove pornographic material from the shelves. The union's Umeå branch plans to picket the OKQ8 petrol station in Degeränget, Piteå unless its

British embassy staff held in Tehran

Authorities have detained eight employees of the British embassy in Tehran on Saturday, alleging that they had played a 'significant role' in post-election unrest. Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who is in Corfu for a foreign ministers' meeting, hit back by lodging a protest with the Iranian authorities, describing the detentions as 'harassment and intimidation of a kind that is quite unacceptable.'

Communist Party statement on Honduras crisis

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) joins with the world in denouncing the coup d’etat this morning against the legally elected president of the Republic of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, by the Honduran military, in which, according to a statement by the president’s wife, Mr. Zelaya was threatened and beaten before being sent into exile in Costa Rica.

Reaction to the Honduran crisis

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton European Union Statement Argentine President Cristina Fernandez more ...


Zelaya Confirms he is in Costa Rica

President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya confirmed he is in Costa Rica, as he was kidnapped by Honduran military officers, who dragged him from his residence.

Military Coup in Honduras

A military coup has taken place in Honduras this morning (Sunday, June 28), led by “School of Americas” SOA graduate Romeo Vasquez. In the early hours of the day, members of the Honduran military surrounded the presidential palace and forced the democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, into custody. He was immediately flown to Costa Rica.

Gay penguins hatch egg

A gay penguin couple in a German zoo has hatched an egg that was rejected by its biological parents, and is rearing the chick. 'Z and Vielpunkt, both males, gladly accepted their 'Easter present' and began straight away with hatching the egg,' said the zoo in Bremerhaven Wednesday.

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