Ukraine will demand at an EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on Tuesday that the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) be recognized as terrorist organizations, so any cooperation or support they receive is recognized as such under international law.
West Virginia State Supreme Court settlement: Monsanto to pay $93 million to the town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals, to clean dioxin contaminated dust from 4500 homes. Citizens will be monitored for such poisoning for 30 years.
, Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela announced that one of his first orders would be to regulate prices for staple food products establishing price controls on certain brands of roughly two dozen items like chicken, rice, eggs, and bread.Panama has never issued its own currency, country is dollarized.
Israeli police forces have clashed with Palestinian demonstrators protesting against Israel’s massacres in the besieged Gaza Strip. three Palestinians were shot dead as they were protesting against Israeli aggression earlier in the day.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered its foreign intelligence service, the BND, to monitor British and US activities on its territory will now use the same counter-espionage procedures on allies that are used for countries regarded as non-allies.
Millions of people have taken to the streets around the globe on the occasion of International Quds Day to censure Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinians of the besieged Gaza Strip. Protesters held demonstrations in support of innocent Palestinians across Asia, Europe and Africa on Friday.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12-hour pause in Gaza hostilities starting at 7 a.m. Israeli time (0400 GMT) on Saturday. The US, as part of talks in Egypt, is pushing for a seven-day truce starting Monday.
Major General Viktor Poznikhir, deputy commander of chief operations branch of Russian General Staff: Ukrainian troops have on many occasions used incendiary weapons and cluster bombs against militia-held cities, acts that are banned under the international law regulating warfare.
Russia Foreign Ministry: Moscow outraged by US State Department's "unfounded public innuendos, criticized Washington’s attitude, saying it is pushing the new regime in Ukraine towards a "massacre of the Russian-speaking population. reproducing unsubstantiated ‘fiction,’ fabrications from Kiev.
45 mortar shells fired at targets inside Rostov-on-Don region unleashed by Ukraine’s army, Russia’s border officials said. ”Russian Foreign Ministry: incident“an act of aggression, threatened “irreversible consequences” if attacks were not discontinued. Ukrainian officials denied responsibility.
More than 2.2 billion people are “either near or living in poverty,; United Nations Development Report released July 24. The study also found that about 1.2 billion people survive on the equivalent of $1.25 or less a day, while 12 percent of the world’s population (842 million people) suffer from chronic hunger.
2012 BBC poll found that the U.S. and Nigeria were the only countries of those polled in which the majority of people had favorable views of Israel: poll shows that Israel is the fourth least popular country in the world, trailing only Iran, Pakistan and North Korea. United Nations condemned Israel’s violence.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has described the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as the “rights council for terrorists” over its plan to investigate Israeli atrocities in Gaza. UNHRC chief Navi Pillay: strong possibility” Israel violating international law in Gaza.
An estimated 3,000 people gathered in Ingólfstorg square in downtown Reykjavík yesterday evening to protest the ongoing Israeli military operations in Gaza. Around 700 people lay on the ground at Arnarhóll to represent the people who have so far died in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Fréttablaðið reports.
Israel reacted angrily to accusations by the top human rights official in the United Nations who said that it may have committed war crimes by killing civilians and shelling houses and hospitals during its two-week-old offensive in the Gaza Strip.
woman diagnosed with MS after losing the ability to walk claims her symptoms were actually the result of mercury poisoning from dental fillings. now back to full health, having had the fillings she claims were responsible, removed.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied emergency application to use hazardous pesticide on 3 million acres of Texas cotton fields, environmental, public health,organic farm interests urged agency to reject request based on environmental effects, weed resistance to currently used chemicals.
Israel says: its fight is with Hamas, not Gazans. Yet is killing Gazans; is only out to punish Hamas; But bombs hospitals, mosques, schools, apartment buildings; accuses Hamas use of civilians as human shields, Israel bombs them anyway; makes great efforts to avoid/minimize civilian casualties, is failing.
Thousands of people in Paris and Lyon have rallied to express their protest against Israel’s military operation in Gaza, which has resulted in over 600 deaths, many of them children, in the space of two weeks
Salzburg police said on Thursday around 20 people with flags and placards, mostly Austrians of Turkish origin, stormed the pitch shouting slogans about the Gaza conflict, in which more than 700 Palestinians have been killed and thousands displaced. Austria's chancellor condemned the violence.
Our societies have swallowed every big lie that 'democratic' governments have foisted upon us over recent years. No matter how ridiculous or provably false, the lie is established as fact by media spokespersons and the process of mere repetition.
US senators bill, S.2277, “To prevent further Russian aggression toward Ukraine, other sovereign states in Europe and Eurasia, and for other purposes.“Russian aggression” is assumed, not demonstrated. NATO commander, senators see need to create blitzkrieg capability on Russia’s borders.
Larry Pratt, director Gun Owners of America In Rolling Stone cited Declaration of Independence; Second Amendment “for restraining tyrannical government, dictators confiscate weapons. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. reported him to Capitol Police alleged, he is encouraging violence against Congress.
The proposal by the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General, being considered in Congress, would allow the United States Postal Service to provide payday loans, check cashing, prepaid cards and other financial services in “low-income communities, including rural and inner-city areas.”
El Salvador farmers have successfully used indigenous seed, and have never needed to rely on biotech for a viable seed source. Indigenous seeds make sense not only economically, but environmentally, as well. working to keep seeds indigenous in El Salvador.
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels raged Thursday near crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, as experts in Britain begin analysing data from airliner’s black boxes. Rebels, government forces declared a ceasefire in immediate vicinity of the site, but just beyond, fierce fighting was ongoing.
Nine killed, including a baby, when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school in northern Gaza Strip Thursday, dozens injured. multiple dead and injured” at the school in Beit Hanun, which was being used as a shelter by hundreds of Palestinians fleeing a major Israeli operation in the area.
Israel’s cabinet met today, and while international efforts to broker a ceasefire were discussed, the primary focussaid to be possibility of further escalation of the invasion. Finance Minister Yair Lapid: war must continue until Gaza is “cleansed” of all tunnels and rockets.
Pig farmers in United States feed controversial drug ractopamine to their livestock to 60%, 80% of domestic pigs, cattle to make them grow leaner before slaughter. Food and Drug Administration approved it 15 years ago, claim was safe to use. Can cause increased heart rates in humans. EU baned.
. Israel’s Air Force delivered a missile strike on the Salakh-ad-Din Mosque in the Jabaliya refugee camp following an attack on a UN-funded school in Beit Hanoun in Gaza’s north. Al-Mayadeen TV channel: hundreds of residents were entrapped in the cellars.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned Israeli attack on UN-run school in Beit Hanoun, serving as a shelter to Palestinian refugees. “I am appalled by news of attack on an UNRWA school in Gaza where hundreds had taken refuge “many killed including UN staff. I strongly condemn this act.”
Republican Texas congressman Louie Gohmert: “It is time to bomb Iran’s nuclear capabilities. It is time for the United States, if we are not going to stop Iran’s nukes, then let Israel do it. A friend will not put another friend in this kind of jeopardy.”
Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has resigned, amid political and economic crises in the Balkan state. Oresharski handed in the resignation of his government on Wednesday ahead of snap elections aimed at ending months of political turmoil in the European Union (EU)’s poorest country.
Israeli tank shells has slammed into a UN-run school in the northern Gaza Strip, killing at least 16 Palestinians, Thursday, with reports saying that at least 200 others wounded. latest attack in a series of assaults carried out by the Israel on schools and hospitals in Gaza.
Israel Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar: Israeli must expand its offensive against Gaza, particularly the ground incursion which has killed hundreds of Palestinians and wounded thousands of others over the past 17 days.
report by British arms export controls parliamentary committee showsIsrael received around £8bn in the form of 400 arms licenses from the UK in 2013. Israel received combat drones, F-16, fighter jets, spare parts for tanks, ammunition, military support vehicles, assault rifles, pistols and parts.
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu fumes over UN Human Rights Council’s plan of investigation into Israeli human rights violations in Gaza. Netanyahu: "It's a travesty of justice; fairness; common sense; truth," blames Palestinian resistance groups, including Hamas for death of Palestinian civilians.
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has handed in his resignation to protest the disbanding of the ruling coalition party, said the parliament was no longer capable of doing its work or passing necessary laws.
A security researcher among the foremost experts in his field sayst more than a half-billion mobile devices running Apple’s latest iOS operating system contain secret backdoors, including iPhones and tablets, contain hidden features that allow data to be surreptitiously taken from those devices.
NATO’s Europe commander advocates stockpiling a base in Poland with enough weapons, ammunition and other supplies to support a rapid deployment of thousands of troops against Russia, British media reported. General Philip Breedlove: NATO needed “pre-positioned supplies, capabilities and a basing area.
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