Itar-Tass: People’s militia in city of Sloviansk, east Ukraine’s Donetsk Region, downed a fighter plane Su-25 and a Ukrainian helicopter gunship as well as four armored personnel carriers. UKRAINIAN SEPARATISTS SHOOT DOWN 2 HELICOPTERS: SELEZNYOV.
The name of man who claims to be on a mission to drive out "Islamists and terrorists" from Libya, was mentioned as early as February 22, 2011 - only five days after the start of the NATO-led rebellion against the Jamahiriya - as the possible leader of "post-Gaddafi Libya". And not without reason.
Israel urged Europe's rising right-wing parties on Sunday to shun "neo-Nazi, racist" parties, saying it would not recognize political blocs with ties to such groups, called on more moderate European rightists not to join forces with them.
Thailand's ruling junta deployed thousands of security forces on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday to thwart another round of small-scale protests denouncing last month's military coup. Hundreds of demonstrators came out and several were detained, but there was no violence.
Protesters sat down, pulled out book titles such as George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" a dystopian novel about life in a totalitarian surveillance state and began to read. Junta banned political gatherings of five people or more. Unclear what laws such low-key protests could be breaking.
Los Angeles Police Department has acquired two “unmanned aerial vehicles” as gifts from Seattle Police Department. equipped with video camera, infrared night-vision. Doesn’t intend to keep watch over public. Will be only for “narrow and prescribed uses” that will be made clear to public.
Funding infrastructure through bonds doubles the price or worse. Costs can be cut in half by funding through the state’s own bank. A general rule for government bonds is that they double the cost of projects, once interest has been paid.
Crimean Information Minister Dmitry Polonsky said on Saturday that the refugees are being accommodated in summer camps, Crimea’s authorities will do everything to help those who have come to the republic.
Several buildings severely damaged by artillery fire in Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, fighting between self-defense troops and Kiev’s army renewed over the weekend. Orphanage shelled third time, roof and walls riddled with bullets. Kiev authorities assert military action is to protect people from “terrorists.
Over a thousand people rallied in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday to attract international attention to civilians being targeted by Ukraine army. Demand children be protected from Kiev’s assault, posters reading "Save Donbass kids from the Ukrainian army!"
US astrophysicist Albert Shervinsky says that the next end of the world is possible today. The scientist says that Earth can die on 1 June due to an interstellar acid cloud.
US President Barack Obama says his administration reached a prisoner swap deal with the Taliban militant group in Afghanistan. The deal led to the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier held captive in Afghanistan for nearly five years.
Turkish police have shot tear gas at protesters, along with an RT journalist covering the event. More than 100 have been detained on the anniversary of the 2013 Gezi Park demonstrations and 25,000 officers have been dispatched to quash the protest.
Portugal’s Constitutional Court rejected austerity measures proposed by government in 2014 national budget,t rejected three out of four measures by government, include wage cuts for public employees 650 euros ($900), five-percent levy on unemployment benefits, six-percent levy on health payouts.
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) believes that Kiev is "illegally occupying" eight regions of the Southeast of Ukraine, and prepares a draft law on the status of these territories. hopes that these regions would be able to follow Crimea’s example and join Russia.
Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12. "These criminal acts of the enemies of the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished. Sloviansk has seen fierce fighting between the rebels and Ukraine's army.
Russia’s security forces arrested group of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists, accusing them of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in the newly reintegrated region, Crimea, had plans to commit acts of sabotage including bombing and arson attacks in Crimean cities of Simferopol, Yalta and Sevastopol.
Prime minister told IMF Hungary neither wants nor needs further “assistance” from Rothschild-owned Federal Reserve Bank. Hungarian government assumed sovereignty over its currency issues money debt free. The nation’s economy, formerly staggering under deep indebtedness, has recovered rapidly.
Ukraine said Friday that it ordered a $786 million payment to Russia in a first step toward paying off its gas debts, and another round of talks aimed at resolving the two countries' dispute over gas prices and preventing a possible supply cutoff was set for Monday.
Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis. Al-Akhbar found out that the water level in Lake Assad has dropped by about six meters, leaving millions of Syrians without drinking water.
The president of the semi-independent state of Abkhazia has apparently fled the capital, Sukhumi, after protesters stormed his headquarters. remains heavily dependent on Russian support. According to one recent report, Russia funds accounted for 70 percent of the country’s budget in 2012.
House Republicans voted down measure that discouraged government from giving contracts to companies that committed wage theft. The Democratic-sponsored amendment to a funding bill would deny taxpayer money to firms with documented wage violations under government contract.
A source in the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces told ITAR-TASS news agency on Thursday that about 300 militants who have been fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria were involved in the military operation against pro-Russian protesters in southeastern Ukraine.
At least eight people have been killed in an airstrike carried out by US-led forces in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika. The provincial police chief, General Nabi Jan Malakhel said the victims were all Taliban militants in the Thursday night attack.
Ukraine’s acting Defense Minister Mykhailo Koval says government forces have cleared parts of the eastern provinces from pro-Russians, added that Kiev will push ahead with its offensive against pro-Russia activists in the east until it “starts working.”
Russia accused Ukraine of violating Fourth Geneva Convention on protecting civilians in wartime by killing peaceful citizens in Kiev’s military operation against pro-Russia activists, said the civilian deaths are in “breach of the Geneva Convention of 1949 on protecting the civilian population in time of war.”
House voted 219-189 in favor of an amendment from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) that, if signed into law, will prevent the DEA from using federal funds to go after medical marijuana patients and providers in jurisdictions where state law says pot can legally be prescribed.
Seven children injured by bullets and shrapnel during bombardment by Ukrainian army, Fatalities only avoided because teachers and pupils managed to find shelter in basement of school building. Violations of humanitarian law and Convention on Rights of the Child by the Ukrainian regime.
Defense Minister Mikhail Koval: We will work until region begins live and function normally and people will get peace.” School, kindergarten in Slavyansk hit by mortar shells, local children's hospital, clinic targeted. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Kiev should refrain from using excessive force.
227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives -- including their Social Security numbers -- in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies.
A campus cop, who was working the Elliot Elementary School campus recently, fired upon a teen couple who were merely making out in a parked vehicle. The driver’s side rear wheel was reported to have been struck by a bullet. School district said the kids had no right being on their property.
U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly for sanctions. Appeal by Representative John Conyers of Michigan and 13 other progressive Democrats who opposed sanctions, called for restoration of diplomatic relations between the two nations was ignored.
Insurgents shot down Mi-8 transport chopper with shoulder-fired missile amid heavy fighting in Slovyansk, 100 miles (160 kilometers) from Russian border after it dropped off troops at a military base. Putin has repeatedly denied aiding the insurgency. Heavy fighting in Donetsk.
Every single variety of vegetable to be registered on an EU list, otherwise illegal to sell it. To be registered on the list, seed varieties have to pass series of tests demonstrating what is called DUS ‘Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability. ?3000 to test, register one single variety of seed for sale.
According to RIA, quoting Slaviansk people's mayor Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, 1,200 Ukrainian soldiers killed during special operation, eight helicopters, 15 armored vehicles destroyed. huge losses. I’m speaking only about Slaviansk. Self-defense forces of Slaviansk 200, killed 300 wounded.
Ukraine forces suffered devastating losses, rebels used portable missile against helicopter. Guerrilla insurgency proven to be agile, fears standoff could degenerate into brutal urban warfare. Extremely difficult to fight against guerrillas. You just cannot destroy them. Not regular troops.”
The head of the southern Russian republic of Chechnya has denied recent reports by Ukrainian sources that Chechen forces have been deployed to Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Moscow activists, that Chechnya had no armed forces, any Chechens in Ukraine there on their own.
US issued strong warning to China to avoid regional tensions by attempting to interfere with freedom of overflight in international airspace. The State Department issued warning on Thursday after Japan accused China of “dangerous maneuvers” above territories claimed by the two countries.
Russia called on Ukraine to immediately stop what it calls a fraternal war in the country, urges West to steer Kiev away from “national disaster. accused Ukraine authorities of bombarding cities, civilian targets using aircraft, artillery i nmilitary operation that "brings pain, suffering to peaceful citizens."
Fourteen servicemen, including a major-general, Vladimir Kulchitsky; head of the department of Combat and Special training in Ukraine’s National Guard killed in a helicopter crash near Slavyansk, according to the acting president of Ukraine, Aleksandr Turchinov.
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