According to a speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ferguson and Occupy absolutely terrified the world’s super-rich, and now they’re buying airstrips and farms in remote locations to escape to.
US military looks to enable drones to hunt in ‘coordinated packs’ with minimal human supervision. The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) will host a number of meetings in March to discuss how aircraft could work together to find, identify and engage targets with fewer humans controlling them.
The Army is looking forcontractors who could design and build a “modular detainee shelter system,”. Each “closed, box-like” shelter would be “a holding cell for one detainee during combat operations.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a congratulatory telegram after his party won national elections; public backlash against years of belt-tightening, job losses hardship, said the two countries will continue to cooperate in resolving European and global issues. Tsipras: priority is “for Greece and its people to regain their lost dignity,”
U.S. authorities have issued charges of espionage to three Russians who allegedly tried to get access to classified data on new sanctions against Russian banks and on the alternative energy sources developed here, the attorney’s office said in a statement.
Ukraine has asked for additional military assistance from its partners, including NATO member countries; Ukraine’s ambassador at the North Atlantic Alliance Igor Dolgo.
The United States plans to work closely with the newly elected government of Greece and support the country in coming out of its financial crisis; US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki.
Hungary ready to negotiate on the delivery of Russian gas to Central Europe using the new proposed pipeline via Turkey instead of the canceled South Stream project; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Szijjartois.
Israel will strive to maintain good relations with Russia regardless of the results of the March elections and possible changes in the country's government; Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Doctors at the American Pediatric Academy asked federal officials to reclassify cannabis as it may help sick children including those suffering from seizure disorders, suggested to legalize Marijuana and proposed that federal officials should reclassify cannabis as a less dangerous drug to promote vital medical research.
Supporters of higher minimum wage in the US have mentioned Australia's $16.88 an hour minimum wage nearly two times higher than federal minimum wage level in the US. as an example that high wage floor do not necessary suppress a country's economic growth. The country has not suffered a recession for nearly 20 years,
Syriza’s Yanis Varoufakis, economist, rumored to become the next finance minister of Greece, pledged to destroy what he calls the Triangle of Sin, "an unholy alliance of bankrupt bankers, developers, and media owners," plaguing Greece, after the anti-austerity party landslide victory in the parliamentary elections.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday the government should consider measures to optimize the country's budget to prioritize allocation of funds in some areas, ordered government to meet with lawmakers to consolidate strategies under the anti-crisis plan due to be adopted on January 27.
10 percent of Americans own 91 percent of the nation’s stocks and mutual funds. Most of the remainder is held by a “middle class” that is steadily losing ground. The bottom 60 percent is almost entirely shut out. Queen of England worth £17,600,000,000,000. Owns 6.6 billion acres, could end world poverty and hunger all by herself if she wanted to.
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro told lawmakers he’s considering raising gasoline prices.
It’s been two decades since the government last lifted state-set local prices, politicians’ concern the move could spark protests like those that swept across the oil-rich nation following an increase in 1989.
San Francisco police say they are now investigating a cell phone video that has surfaced, showing a SF Police officer shoving a paralyzed man and attempting to tip him out of his wheelchair. Fortunately, the man seen in the wheelchair, Bo Frierson was wearing his seatbelt or he would have been thrown to the concrete without the ability to brace for the fall. -
Assad: US-trained force would be "illegal" and would be treated like any other rebel group. "They are going to be fought like any other illegal militia fighting against the Syrian army." "Bringing 5,000 (fighters) from the outside will make most of them defect and join ISIS (Islamic State) and other groups.
Tsipras: world should make every possible effort so that Israel ends its criminal attack and brutality against Palestinians. “Israel killing children in Palestine is unacceptable. We should unite our voices and forces so as to live in peace, expressing our solidarity to the Palestinian people.”
Study conducted recently, one which found that turmeric may contribute to the regeneration of a ‘damaged brain’ and help with neurological disorders, can prevent and even reverse damage from exposure to toxic fluoride.
The legislation covers offences such as demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations after parliament approved Public Security Law last month. The bill is heavily criticised by opposition parties and human rights groups as an attempt by the government to muzzle protests over its handling of Spain’s financial crisis.
Standard & Poor's downgraded Russia's sovereign credit rating to below investment grade to BB+ from BBB. First time in more than 10 years Russian sovereign debt rated below investment grade. Could push up its borrowing costs, many investment and pension funds have rules preventing them from buying anything not classed as investment grade.
After four months of violent clashes, Kurdish fighters have taken control of the Syrian city of Kobané, formerly in the hands of the organization of the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the jihadist group has lost several positions in Iraq.
President Putin" Ukrainian leadership at fault for the violence, accused it of using civilians as "cannon fodder" in the conflict. "(Ukraine's army) is not even an army, it's a foreign legion, in this case a foreign NATO legion," Putin said. "They have totally different goals, connected to the geopolitical containment of Russia, which absolutely do not coincide with the national interests of the Ukrainian people." NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: accused Russia of sending large numbers of heavy weapons to the rebels.
Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town on Monday in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after a five-month ceasefire and brought threats of new Western sanctions against Moscow. The United States and European Union considering new measures, accusing Russia of openly supporting the latest rebel advance with money, arms and troops on the ground.
America is now a closed-mind country. Minds are closed by ideological agendas, by narrow private interests, and by the view that only conspiracy kooks dissent from official explanations. Dissent and protest are gradually being criminalized. The government does not succeed all at once, but gradually step by step. Before too long we will have to believe the most fantastic stories or be arrested. That is the path that government and ideologues have us on.
Edward Snowden, former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked thousands of pages of previously classified NSA intelligence documents: Apple's iPhone has "special software" that authorities can activate remotely to be able to gather information about the user. Apple said the company has never been involved with the NSA in the creation of backdoor software for any of the company's products.
The deadly shelling of the city of Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine has been caught on a car dashcam, with the terrified driver barely escaping with his life after a car in front him was blown to pieces. 30 people killed, 100 injured when the port city, which has remained relatively insulated from violence throughout majority of the Ukrainian conflict, was bombarded Saturday.
Germany has stopped arms exports to one of its biggest buyers, Saudi Arabia. The instability in the region led Chancellor Angela Merkel and her ministers to take the decision.
News media outlet Russia Today (RT) and terrorist organizations Islamic State (IS) and Boko Haram should not be labelled together as the main challenges that the United States faces; Department of State (DoS) spokesperson Jen Psaki.
The victory of the Greek left-wing opposition party Syriza in parliamentary elections would become a "disturbing sign" for Europe, while it would open new opportunities for developing Greece-Russia ties; deputy chief of economic policy, innovation and entrepreneurship committee with Russia's State Duma told RIA Novosti on Sunday.
The international US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) has launched 26 airstrikes against the militants' positions in Syria and Iraq in one day, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said Saturday.
President of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations in Germany Eckhard Cordes told NDR (North German Broadcasting) Radio that a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) would make sense "from the political and economic perspective".
Google's announcement that the company's services would no longer be accessible in Crimea after January 31in accordance with US sanctions has prompted local business owners to switch to alternatives, including the popular Russian internet company and search engine Yandex.
The president of the German central bank, Jens Weidmann, has expressed his disagreement with the ECB's decision to implement quantitative easing. "Bond-buying by the government is not a normal instrument of monetary policy," when carried out in a monetary union like the Eurozone, "is connected with particular drawbacks and risks.
sraeli President Reuven Rivlin declined the invitation of the White House to meet with US President Barack Obama during his upcoming visit to the United States, Haaretz reported Monday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also does not plan to meet Obama during his visit to the United States in March.
The asset-buying program will also help homeowners with their mortgage payments with the Euribor rate expected to drop further from this week’s 0.28% as a result of lenders’ increased liquidity. With a home ownership rate of nearly 80% and close to 90% of mortgages set at variable rates that depend on the Euribor, Spain stands to gain more than any other eurozone country from this reduction.
Coffee contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, specialists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research company Embrapa have discovered. Moreover, the new substance’s effect lasts longer.
The company, Oxitec, is hoping to release male mosquitoes that have been modified to produce offspring that won't "survive to adulthood." The genetically modified mosquitoes will instinctually seek out wild female mosquitoes, and their offspring that won't survive will lower the total population in an effort to fight the often lethal dengue virus, which is spread by mosquitoes.
Hungary has made a move against Big Biotech. In an attempt to make the entire European Union free from GMO crops, Hungary will initiate a joint alliance of European Union member states rejecting the use of GMOs in farming.
USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and a unnamed corporation plans to address the ‘boar taint problem’ which causes a pig’s meat to smell of male reproductive organs that can make their meat ill-fit for market by altering a pig’s genome.
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