President Obama requested $500 million from Congress to train and arm militants fighting government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. If approved, would supplement covert assistance program run by US intelligence agencies. Already authorized to provide equipment, supplies, and training services
A little-known police tactic allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, and then leave quietly without notifying the homeowner. These searches, affectionately known as “sneak and peek” warrants, have been performed at a rapidly rising rate since 9/11.
Pro-independence Spaniards staged a protest against the Spanish monarchy as new king urges collaboration. thousands took to the streets of Girona to voice anger of royal family's involvement in corruption scandals, tax fraud, money laundering, redistribution of their taxes to other regions of Spain.
Press TV People held anti-austerity protests in France as country continues to struggle with economic problems. Trade union members across country staged walkout over policies adopted of President Francois Hollande, said Hollande not different from his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR: 10,000 people fled Christian majority town of Qaraqosh in Iraq after it was attacked with mortar rounds on Friday, critical conditions, no showers or air conditioning during summer heat. ISIS staged mass executions in Iraqi city of Tikrit hometown of Saddam Hussein.
Citing concerns over the NSA's wiretapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top officials' phones, the German Interior Ministry announced Thursday that it will not renew its contract with Verizon to provide service for government ministries, will instead rely on Germany's Deutsche Telekom,
German Chancellor Angela Merkel can finally hold phone talks with no fear of being tapped by foreign agents, as she now has a secure, German-upgraded Blackberry, with a crypto-chip developed by Secusmart. Merkel’s contacts now need to install a 2,500 euro crypto-chip to talk to her.
Prime Minister Nouri Maliki: Jets from Russia, Belarus will hopefully make a difference in fight against ISIS in Iraq. He expressed regrets over Iraq's contract with the US, saying their jets are taking too long to arrive. "God willing within one week this force will be effective and will destroy the terrorists' dens.
While the Iraqi army struggles to contain the ISIS advance in the country's northwest, the Kurds have been successful at heading off the Sunni insurgents. Israel has now openly stated that an independent Kurdish state is a “foregone conclusion. Iraq is breaking up. Kurds have created their own state.
Police in England distributing cards that emit smell of cannabis when rubbed, urge people to report similar suspicious smells in their neighborhood. Warn public cannabis not a “harmless drug, instead is a magnet for organized gangs that “bring crime, violence, human trafficking, energy theft.
A recent decision by the company to phase out all GMOs and only source fair trade ingredients means many of these flavors will be changing, but where food transparency and integrity are concerned, these changes will be all positive.
Anyone saying "the Fedeal Reserve Act is bad" in Germany is looked upon by the mainstream as a Nazi. His friends car that he was in, was set on fire. The movement gained massive popularity in Berlin is against the U.S Federal Reserve. www.PublicCentralBank.com
Tehran has installed an intelligence unit at the airfield to intercept electronic communications between ISIS fighters and commanders. Iran is also sending two flights daily to Baghdad with 70 tons each of military equipment and supplies, light arms and ammunition.
It takes less than a minute to enter a child’s information into a national missing person’s database. All it takes is a photo, some general information like height and weight, and a quick scan of your eyes.
It's happening across the country!
Google removing links from its search results to comply with a controversial European ruling requiring the company let people remove “inadequate, irrelevant, or no longer relevant” information from their digital histories. Unclear how Google determines which links should be removed under new law.
Several witnesses said Artan Santo was shot at least five times by two men on a motorcycle at a busy crossroads just off Tirana's main boulevard where the bank's offices are located. It was not immediately clear who was behind the killing. Police have offered a reward of 10,000 euros.
Dutch hackers have commandeered Google Glass to take pics and videos of everything you're looking at. Pics and videos will then be transferred, without the wearer’s knowledge, to another device where they can be stored. “Breaking into the system is relatively easy. You don’t need to break a code.
Pentagon placed order for 500 high-tech glasses. look through them at two-dimensional map, suddenly structures appear in three dimensions, present data from the database. Didn’t get in way of user’s ability to see. Facial-recognition program, see details about person in front of them, many applications.
Two top US business lobbies plan to run newspaper adverts warning that more Russian sanctions risk harming US workers and businesses. The trade associations warn that economic sanctions will translate into huge damages from lost trade, exports with Russia.
The number of Palestinian children in Israeli jails has surpassed 250 in the wake of the ongoing military search campaign in the West Bank,”Israel is violating international children’s rights agreements by detaining Palestinian minors, trying to cover up these violations withstory of three missing settlers,
Ukraine President will reportedly sign austerity-driven economic, trade agreement with European Union, which polarized the nation, sparked months of violence. Bring sweeping, changes, harsh” reforms, to economy. 1,200-page document with rules on everything: turkeys to tulips, cheese to machinery.”
Myanmar government planning to procure number of JF-17 Thunder multi-role combat aircraft. JF-17 is joint project of Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Chengdu Aerospace Corporation of China. Myanmar, India share a 1,600-km-long land boundary, long maritime boundary in Bay of Bengal.
In response to mass evictions and billions of tax dollars put into the World Cup, protesters battled police in “Robocop” suits, flame resistant built to withstand heavy blows. In 2008 1.25 million people were evicted by Chinese government from their homes in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.
Ukraine Independent Media Trade Union recommendations: journalists advised to avoid showing the dead on screen, use the word "corpse, domestic political rows, videos by the opposing side, not to show despair. Could undermine military morale, encourage parents to stop sons joining the troops.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is trying to save the world from war. We should all help him. President Putin has asked the Russian legislature to repeal the authorization to use force that was granted in order to protect residents of former Russian territories that are currently part of Ukraine...
Kremlin chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov:Hostilities in eastern Ukraine are a “civil war steadfastly heading toward genocide ofthe country’s own population.”They target the most defenseless citizens. It is systematic genocide, An ethnic cleansing. Accused Ukraine of deliberately targeting civilians.
Widespread water shortages across the world threaten social unrest and even war over control. In India, some families spend a quarter of their income on water Bolivia defaulted on its World Bank debt, water supplies went into receivership, controlled by globalists, prices skyrocketed 400%.
Russian Foreign Ministry: The European Union’s attempts to punish Crimea for its reunifying with Russia is completely unacceptable. European Council announced a ban on all imports from the Crimean Peninsula and the city of Sevastopol if goods do not carry a certification from Ukraine.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened that Israel would carry out more assaults against Syria, following recent airstrikes and shelling against targets inside the Arab country. Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel would respond with even tougher force if Syria retaliates.
88 Russian Sukhoi fighter planes arrived at the Imam Ali military base in Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar. which were held by the Republic of Iran for more than 20 years. Aircraft will be equipped with sophisticated weapons;will take part in fighting against Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.”
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, US-installed prime minister promised military forces of the Kiev junta would cleanse sub-humansfrom country’s eastern regions referring to the ethnic Russian populations of southeast regions of Ukraine, who are refusing to acknowledge the US-backed coup in Kiev as legitimate.
Local gas company in Kiev (Kyivenergo) announced they would be shutting off hot water supply to most of the city. Official reason: Kyivenergo (the energy supplier to Kiev) owes a debt to Ukraine state gas company (Naftogaz) $100 million. Ukraine has its own domestic natural gas supplies.
An $800,000 program to help low-income Detroiters pay their water bills will be put in place in July after services were cut off from some residents in recent months and complaints were made to a United Nations representative. 90,000 city residents and businesses behind on their water bills.
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday released a redacted version of the secret Obama administration memo arguing for the legality of presidential assassinations, without charges or trial, of US citizens. It could serve as a key exhibit in impeachment proceedings.
Representatives of Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) deniedKiev’s allegations independence supporters violated ceasefire, accused Ukrainian special forces of continuing fighting told RIA Novosti that self-defense forces were only acting in response to the attacks on the Ukrainian side.
Russian Foreign Ministry: European Union Council report on Ukraine contains opinions that are biased, politically motivated and far from reality. fail to mention dozens of children killed during the ‘anti-terror operation, thousands of refugees flock to the Russia.
Devices could be controlled to activate only when they reach their approved destination or within a specified location. If they don't reach their destination or leave the approved area, they could be disabled.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he scrapped plans to send troops into Ukraine, move seen to de-escalate ongoing crisis in region, asked upper chamber of parliament to cancel resolution that would allow him to deploy forces into Ukraine.
Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas rejects as baseless Israel’s claim that the movement is involved in the alleged abduction of three Israeli youths in the West Bank. Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal says the resistance movement has no information about the Israelis.
Vladimir Putin’s draft law forbids all staff involved in state administration and strategic industries concerning the sovereignty and national security of Russia from holding foreign bank accounts. Requires income reporting for state employees of all levels. acquisitions, real estate, cars or securities.
Defense Department has yet to receive in writing immunity agreements for troops, but "Iraq has provided acceptable assurances" for 300 Special Forces troops President Obama announced he would send to Iraq. US advisors subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, not Iraqi law.
Unidentified bombers have reportedly launched an air strike on ISIS positions in the northern Iraqi city of al-Qaim. Iraqi television has claimed they are US planes, but the Pentagon has denied responsibility. Saudi Al-Arabiya network claims that the raid was carried out by Syria. 20 died 25 more injured.
Nine dead after self-defense forces in Donetsk region shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter used for transporting military cargo, a Kiev spokesman said. The Mi-8 helicopter was downed “at about 5 pm local time at Karachun Mountain near Slavyansk by a rocket fired from a portable air defense system.
Legislators in New York give final approval to a bill that will allow limited access to medicinal marijuana, making them the 23rd state to approve a medical marijuana law. Bill will allow state-approved patients access to edible and vapor extracts of marijuana, it will not allow them to smoke it.
Cancer Prevention Research journal: recent study indicates there is something in broccoli (and it’s sprouts) that can “rapidly” and “sustainably” detox airborne pollutants from the body. Diets rich in vegetables have long been known to reduce risks of chronic diseases including cancer.
Syria has slammed Israel’s deadly attacks on its military targets from the air and the ground as a “blatant violation” of its territory, urging the United Nations to condemn the aggression. Israeli aircraft targeted the Syrian army positions, while its tanks hit government targets in the Golan Heights region.
Most Americans believe that the Iraq war was not worth the costs, a new survey has found. CBS News/New York Times poll found on Monday that only 18 percent of Americans think the result of the war in Iraq was worth the loss of American lives and other costs of attacking the Arab country in 2003.
Despite ISIS militants tightening their grip on Iraq, seizing more and more cities, people in Kurdistan believe they will survive the crisis, even with a shortage of fuel. But the refugees think that the situation in the country will become worse. Businesses prospering in the region, partially due flow of refugees. .
The leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire in the region until 10 a.m. local time on Friday. He stressed that the self-defense force's ceasefire will come only as a reciprocal move.
92% of US citizens are asking their government to label GE foods, according to a new poll from Consumer Reports. Data for the poll came from several states, including Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, and New York—where a vote pending considering mandatory labeling of GE crops.
Insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively global food production is at risk, As a result, creatures essential to global food production – from bees to earthworms likely to be suffering grave harm, the chemicals must be phased out.
MP Roman Khudyakov asking Defense and Education ministers to develop new school program that would include Russian military history, basic military training and introduction to various pieces of military hardware modelling the course on Soviet-era “basic military training for boys and girls alike.
False attribution of Jerusalem as Israeli capital scrubbed from World Expo 2015 web site. BDS Italy condemned this fraudulent attribution, pointing out that Israel is the only country in the world that recognizes Jerusalem as its capital.
Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ‘‘totally out of control. biggest and deadliest outbreak no good treatment or cure, is highly transmissible. Epidemic is now in a second wave. Has been spreading since spring in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
United States military, X-ray gun can see through fabric, rubber and aluminum to find drugs, money, explosive liquids and even people. Image would show up on a Windows powered tablet PC image would show up on a Windows powered tablet PC. Sze of a breadbox.
Former US vice president Dick Cheney strongly advocated for another US military invasion of Iraq while criticizing President Barack Obama’s policies in that country, accused Obama administration of underestimating threat of al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq, not doing enough to confront them.
Anti-war activists in a number of US cities staged protests to express opposition to US military intervention in Iraq. say the Iraqi people, who have taken up arms to help the army fight the militants, “need opportunity to rebuild their society” without threats of military intervention from US government.”
The Ukrainian army has fired mortar shells at a village near the country’s border with Russia despite “the announced ceasefire” in the eastern areas, an official from Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) says. National Guards squads continue shelling the village of Ananyevka in the Sverdlovsk district.” Itar-Tass
Three people have been killed after a Ukrainian helicopter crashed in the country’s Kharkov region. According to reports, the Mi-8 helicopter was delivering supplies to Ukrainian forces in the east of the country when it crashed in Chuguevsky district of the Kharkov on Sunday.
Ukraine’s army has resumed its artillery bombardments against the town of Shchastye in Lugansk. "Artillery bombardment of the area of Shchastye, a satellite town of Lugansk, was started at about 22:45, local time. The bombardment involves heavy guns," Novorossiya news.
Far-right protesters clash with police in Ukraine’s capital city. Members of the radical group Social National Assembly of Ukraine rallied outside the Pechersk Lavra, a historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kiev. The far-right group pledged to crush any separatist movement in the country.
Israeli forces have attacked several targets inside Syrian territory from the air and the ground. Israeli tanks also reportedly hit Syrian government targets in the region. Attacks happened overnight in the occupied Golan Heights.
Israeli forces have raided a building in Ramallah where the offices of several media outlets, including RT’s Arabic channel, are located. The troops broke down the doors of several offices, destroyed some of the equipment and confiscated records,
Brandon Coates, a quadriplegic manin Colorado, to have his case heard before US Supreme Court. The company he works for has zero-tolerance policy for marijuana use, fired him when test came positive for marijuana. His use of medical marijuana is in accordance with Colorado’s state laws.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has put Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Igor Kolomoisky, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, on the international wanted list over charges of war crimes. use of prohibited means, methods of warfare, aggravated murder, and abduction.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: so-called counter-terrorist military operation intensified in parallel with advancement of peace plan is cause for much alarm and concern. Said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan failed to include key element of peace; negotiations.
Russia partially backed Ukraine’s ceasefire plan, warns it should not be used as deadline against protesters in east Ukraine. Calls on opposing sides to halt military activities, sit down at negotiating table," concerns about Ukraine forces' military operations while ceasefire in place.
Canada announced economic sanctions and travel bans for Russian officials over the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper: “Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimean peninsula in Ukraine and provocative military activity remains serious concern to international community.”
“Peaceful scenario – it is our plan A,” Poroshenko said in a statement on his website. “But those who expect to use the peace talks only to gain time to regroup, should know that we have a detailed plan B. I am not going to talk about it now, because I believe that our peace plan will work.”
Startled employees of the Central Intelligence Agency discovered this morning that Lee Harvey Oswald had been quietly added to the memorial wall at CIA Headquarters. Oswald is widely believed to have assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy, CIA refused to comment or elaborate.
The pit is filled by what seems to be a hellish fire, but is in fact an enormous blaze of natural gas coming from under the ground. No one is really sure, when the fire in the 60-meter wide, 20-meter deep crater may go out, but it is known for certain that it was started after a drilling accident in 1971.
Australia offering asylum-seekers in immigration camps up to $10,000 (US$9,400) if they voluntarily return to their home country, prompts outrage from refugee campaigners. Those returning to Lebanon offered most: $10,000. Iranians,Sudanese: $7,000 Afghans $4,000 Pakistan, Nepal,Myanmar $3,300.
The Thai military is rapidly taking control of Southeast Asia’s second largest economy with an overhaul of state enterprises, a suspension or cancellation of some of the previous government’s infrastructure projects and efforts to build bridges with foreign investors.
The Presbyterian Church has narrowly voted to move forward with divestment in various companies in protest of Israeli policies toward Palestinians. The group has become most prominent in US to endorse some form of divestment, opted to sell its stock in Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions.
Russia has condemned the Ukrainian army’s attack on a border checkpoint in the southwestern Rostov region and demanded Kiev authorities provide explanationcalled on its officials to launch a prompt investigation into the incident that “broke the basic norms and principles of international law."
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has announced a unilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, halting the so-called “anti-terrorist operation.” Anti-government activists must now lay down arms or be destroyed, the Interior Ministry said on its website.
Ukrainian Defense Minister has publicly voiced his plan to corral the citizens of Donbass into special “filtration” camps prior to forcibly resettling them in different parts of Ukraine. A few days later, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk declared the pro-federalists in the East to be “subhuman”.
Pro-Russia protesters in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region have reportedly lost a fierce battle with government forces, said they were not able to counter Ukrainian government forces in the fierce battle which broke out in the Krasny Liman region. Destroyed one tank but it is difficult to take on 20 tanks.
Ukraine’s new president says he will sign economic portion of association pact with the European Union next week, political part of the agreement was signed by interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. One condition set by EU economic deal is Kiev lift import barriers.
A ruling party MP is preparing a bill banning state-owned companies from using the services of US consulting firms and their subsidiaries. The sponsor claims it would protect the Russian economy from direct foreign influence and hidden manipulation.
In an unprecedented move, Ukrainian self-defense forces and Kiev’s troops have carried out an exchange of dead bodies near Donetsk. However, a fragile ceasefire reached for the exchange was interrupted by shooting.
Humanitarian crisis in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk is worsening, disruption of water, electricity,emergency medical aid unavailable due to gas shortages, fighting continues. pro-Kiev troops targeted a church in the Donetsk, kill one man partly destroy the building.
US F-18 fighter jets from the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf have returned to Iraqi skies. Obama administration authorized “manned and unmanned” surveillance flights on the ISIS jihadist group that threatens to overrun the whole of Iraq.
US : Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki should “go” as militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are committing atrocious acts against Iraqis. “The Maliki government, has got to go if you want any reconciliation,” chairwoman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
British Prime Minister David Cameron: British nationals belonging to the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), biggest threat to Britain’s security, may attack the homeland, told British Parliament main concern is British citizens fighting for the ISIL in Syria and Iraq may attack Britain.
Saudi Arabia sentenced twenty-six people to death on charges of giving speeches critical of Al Saud regime, participating in protests against the ruling family, Among those sentenced is prominent Shia cleric. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was attacked, injured, arrested by Saudi security forces,
Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine have rejected an offer by President Petro Poroshenko for a unilateral ceasefire in the country's troubled east. "They stop firing, we disarm and they take us unarmed. That is Kiev's logic. "Ukrainian president: all pro-Russia activists should be disarmed.
During the past days, the Israeli air force carried out several strikes on the Gaza Strip under the pretext of finding three Israeli settlers who have allegedly gone missing since a few days ago in the occupied West Bank. On Tuesday, similar airstrikes were carried out
Russian senators have promised to create a major NGO to provide aid to residents of south eastern Ukraine and refugees from the region. The group will accept anyone willing to help. Plan to call an international tribunal that would establish those responsible for the great number of deaths in Ukraine.
Advance of ISIS militants in Iraq prompted some US senators call for new bombing campaign against the jihadists, Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down. American senators Dianne Feinstein, John McCain calling for US to bomb the groups of ISIS terrorists who captured Iraqi cities.
Two companies that make automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology filed a lawsuit against Arkansas, claim state’s ban on non-law-enforcement use of ALPRs a violation of their First Amendment rights, argue dissemination, collection of license-plate data is constitutionally protected speech.
ISIS militants have launched an attack on Iraq’s largest oil refinery with mortars and machine gun fire, refinery employees say. The extremist group has been gaining ground in Iraq, seizing control of territory in its mission to create an Islamic state. ISIS has been advancing on the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.
Coal miners of Donetsk stayed away from work, marched over Kiev’s military campaign against Ukrainian citizens, which killed 250 civilians. DNR’s minister of coal mining and energy: “We demand immediate end to the operation, withdrawal of troops from Donbass. This is our last peaceful action.”
Clashes broke out in the West Bank following fresh Israeli army raid that left several Palestinians injured and more than 40 others detained. Israel launched a mass door-to-door raid. More than 200 Palestinians have been detained. Hamas strongly condemned Israel for abducting Palestinians.
A transformer substation was also damaged, and a tuberculosis dispensary, food warehouse came under fire as well Kiev says it is targeting armed protesters, but reports say many civilians have been caught in the shelling that going on for days.
President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed possible ceasefire in Ukraine. Putin voiced concerns about deaths of two Russian state television reporters, stressed importance of reporters’ safety in Ukraine. Talks came day after Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine.
French riot police clashed with striking train workers outraged by a bill proposed by government to reform the state-run railway system. Train workers argue proposed reforms would lead to job losses and security concerns. Walkout caused widespread disruption on trains.
A number of high-ranking Democratic officials have urged US President Barack Obama to consider military strikes against al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said on Tuesday: airstrikes could “absolutely” be a facet of that direct action.
The head of the State Duma’s foreign relations committee called upon fellow MPs to punish the "conflict-mongers" with personal sanctions, warned that relations between Ukraine and Russia were entering a new stage, is bringing the two nations closer to a serious conflict.
A man who was held in Philadelphia’s prison system without trial for seven years – the longest-ever such term in the city’s jails, it is believed – was moved to a nursing home on Monday, two years after he was deemed incompetent to stand trial.
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