As outrage and unrest in Mali against the brutal United Nations military occupation grow stronger, UN troops responded to civilian protests this week by shooting and killing unarmed demonstrators, according to witnesses quoted in international media reports and a UN spokesman. While reports vary, at least three protesters were reportedly killed and many more wounded, with other sources reporting that even more civilians have been massacred by UN “peacekeepers” amid the recent unrest. In fact, as The New American reported in early 2013, UN-backed military forces in Mali have also been involved in widespread summary executions and mass human-rights abuses directed at the civilian population. Increasingly brutal UN forces have also been implicated in atrocities — murder, rape, and more; even against children — all across Africa and beyond.

As outrage about the European Union and the super-state’s crisis-plagued “euro” currency continues to build across the bloc, Greek voters responded to the horrors unleashed upon Greece by socialist politicians and the EU by voting even more radical socialists into power. With the embattled and debt-laden Greek government teetering on the verge of bankruptcy despite gargantuan EU and European Central Bank bailouts, however, the far-left ruling Syriza party’s promises to voters of reducing the burden of “austerity” on Greece will be tough to fulfill — at least without defaulting and exiting the continental regime entirely. Now Syriza chief and newly elected Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras is stuck between a rock and a hard place.     

Government officials in Britain may ask a school's students what Muslims and lesbians are. And watch out if they don't get the "right" answers — because it could mean that school will be shut down.

A key official with England’s National Health Service admits that the organization needs a complete overhaul before it collapses on itself. According to NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh, the agency requires a “complete transformation." In the same interview, however, Keogh denied that the agency is experiencing a crisis.

When the Obama administration and NATO, acting under the purported “authority” of a United Nations resolution, backed al-Qaeda-linked jihadist rebels and helped overthrow the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, a former U.S. terror-war ally, Libya was supposed to have been “liberated.” Instead, it spiraled into deeper and bloodier civil war, and has now essentially become a terror state — with groups ranging from the Islamic State (ISIS) to al-Qaeda openly roaming the capital and operating training centers across large swaths of the nation under their control. Libya today, following what analysts and even former U.S. generals described as Obama “switching sides” in the terror war, also features multiple self-styled “governments” battling each other for control over the ruins and traumatized survivors. Amid the chaos, it has become open season on Christians and journalists, too.     

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