Dec 16, 2014

'Yasukuni' director says 2007 film timelier than ever

With Angelina Jolie’s film “Unbroken” about Japan’s brutal treatment of prisoners during World War II being released this month, Chinese filmmaker Li Ying figures his 2007 anti-militarist documentary “Yasukuni” has only gained in relevance. The film, which had its British premiere last week, focuses ...

Dec 12, 2014

Senate panel votes to authorize U.S. war against Islamic State

A Senate panel voted to give President Barack Obama a three-year authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State and affiliates, opening a debate that’s unlikely to be settled until the new Congress convenes next month. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee acted ...

Ukraine prime minister warns of war after winning confirmation vote

Nov 28, 2014

Ukraine prime minister warns of war after winning confirmation vote

Arseniy Yatsenyuk received lawmakers’ approval to remain Ukraine’s prime minister, clearing an obstacle for aid talks with the International Monetary Fund as the country grapples with a separatist insurgency in the east. Yatsenyuk, 40, was backed by 341 lawmakers in the 450-seat legislature Thursday, ...

War fears hang over Ukraine as 12 die despite truce

Oct 8, 2014

War fears hang over Ukraine as 12 die despite truce

Ukraine faced the threat Tuesday of a resumption of all-out warfare as 12 more people, mostly civilians, died in increasingly bloody clashes with pro-Russian rebels despite a truce deal. The toll was one of the highest reported since the two rivals signed the Moscow-backed ...

Obama is no 'reluctant warrior'

Oct 7, 2014

Obama is no 'reluctant warrior'

by Ted Rall

When it comes to killing members of the Islamic State, U.S. President Barack Obama is anything but a reluctant warrrior. To the contrary, he makes former President George W. Bush look like a dirty peace hippie.