Socialist InternationalWorld government and world socialism. Those are the explicit goals of the Socialist International (SI), one of the planet’s most influential organizations, but one that is virtually unknown to the vast majority of Americans, since it is rarely mentioned in the major U.S. media.

windowBritish police have a new strategy in their supposed effort to reduce burglaries: posing as robbers themselves.

Barney FrankThe annual meeting of the rich and super-rich at Davos, Switzerland, ended January 31 with the usual calls for greater empowerment of the United Nations, and for the working taxpayers of the world to fork over more money to fund more UN programs.

Romanian President Traian Basescu announced on February 4 that  Romania's Supreme Defense Council had approved a U.S. proposal to include Romania in a missile defense system against "potential attacks with ballistic missiles or medium-range rockets."

Reuters news reports that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will make a long-awaited appearance before an inquiry into the Iraq War on January 29. Britain originally sent a force of 45,000 troops to Iraq, as part of the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.