A controversial plan to pay Italian families 30 euros for each migrant they agree to host, to improve “social integration” and ease pressure on refugee centers, has got backing from Rome’s Mayor. Critics describe the idea as an “insult to Italians.”
Raptors’ first mission cost $79 million. That's more expensive than India's mission to Mars, which was successfully completed Wednesday at a cost of $74 million.
Barack Obama was elected President of the United States on the strength of one fact. As a US Senator in Illinois, he voted against George W. Bush’s war against Iraq. Had Obama not done that, he would never have attracted the attention necessary to become a serious candidate for the presidency.
Around 130 tractors blocked the RN12 highway for over two hours in Landerneau on Wednesday in the latest farmer protest against the Russian ban on EU food imports that was prompted by EU sanctions over Ukraine. Farmers set fire to potatoes, cauliflower, tyres and hay among other items
President Obama addressed the General Assembly during which he defended the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq and Syria. RT's Anastasia Churkina has the details.
Data breach at retailer Home Depot Inc led to fraudulent transactions across United States, draining cash from customer bank accounts; the Wall Street Journal. Criminals using stolen card information to buy prepaid cards, electronics and groceries. Home Depot confirmed its payment systems were breached, 56 million payment cards compromised in cyberattack at its stores.
ISIS has destroyed the on-site monument to the Armenian people who perished in the deserts of Der Zor in the Genocide of 1915. The church and memorial contained irreplaceable bones of the martyred dead.
National Science Foundation (NSF) poll which is used to gauge U.S. scientific literacy every year one in four Americans (yes, that's 25 percent) are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun, majority of young Americans think astrology is a science.
NATO member Poland is ready to sell arms to Ukraine if there is demand. Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak:“I confirm the Polish defence industry is interested in this direction,” Siemoniak told private radio station Zet. “There are several products that may be interesting for Ukraine.”
Pabst Blue Ribbon beer will be decidedly less American now that the beer’s parent company has been purchased by a Russian beverage company. Russian brewer and beverage distributor, Oasis Beverages, bought Pabst Brewing Company, maker of PBR, Colt 45, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz.
Computer experts inside Home Depot: The home improvement chain warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers. Despite alarms as far back as 2008, Home Depot was slow to raise its defenses, according to former employees. Thursday, the company confirmed The biggest data breach in retailing history compromised 56 million of its customers’ credit cards. The data has popped up on black markets, could be used to make $3 billion in illegal purchases.
Scots lost independence vote. Catalonia’s secession movement growing in Spain. Basque region on border between Spain and France seeks independence. Venice wants to break away from Italy. Flanders in Belgium wants independence. Other, separatist movements in Europe, Faroe Islands in Denmark, Occitania,in southern France, small parts of Italy, Spain and Monaco.
Fresh deadly clashes have erupted in eastern Ukraine, killing seven and injuring eight as representatives from Kiev and pro-Russia forces prepare to discuss the ceasefire violations.
Scots have voted to stay in the UK, following an intense campaign which saw both pro-independence and pro-union campaign groups scraping for last-minute support. The ‘No’ campaign rallied 55 percent of votes against 45 percent ‘Yes’ vote
Home Depot announced Thursday that a breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores over a six-month period this year may have put an estimated 56 million payment cards at risk. That would make it the largest compromise of debit and credit cards in the string of cyberattacks that have hit retailers over the past year.
Beijing News executive editor Carlyle said, Chinese Ambassador to Iceland Ma Jisheng (served in India, in Japan Counsellor), on suspicion of leaking state secrets to Japan, before the 57th birthday this year, was arrested by the State Security Department People's Republic of China.
(There are more billionaires worldwide than ever before, according to 2014 Billionaire Census from financial analysts at Wealth-X and UBS. 2,325 men and women with $1 billion in assets, up 7 percent over last year. Average billionaire is 63 years old worth $3 billion. Most are men.
- China will launch its international gold exchange 11 days ahead of schedule, sources said on Tuesday, racing ahead in the scramble to set up an Asian bullion benchmark as rival Singapore is forced to delay its gold contract due to technical issues.
The Center for Disease control is a rogue institution engaged in the destruction of the health of the American population . . .
A US-led military maneuver has begun in western Ukraine, amid continued fighting between government troops and pro-Russian forces in the country’s east. The military drill, dubbed “Rapid Trident 14,” started early Monday near Ukraine’s border with Poland and involves 1,300 troops from over a dozen countries.
RIA Novosti: The much-anticipated prisoner swap between Ukrainian security forces and militia in the republic of Donetsk is underway. The swap follows ceasefire agreement; agreed to exchange all captives held by Kiev and militias.
Cargill Inc, the top US grain exporter, sued Syngenta AG in a Louisiana state court for damages from China's rejection of genetically modified US corn, Cargill said cost the company $90 million. Cargill accuses Syngenta of exposing the grain trader to losses by selling the seeds to American farmers before the Swiss company had secured approval from China.
The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. Such a dependence would indicate a failure in Russian strategic thinking.
Moscow views new round of US sanctions on Russia over Ukraine as another hostile move, Russia's countermeasures will follow shortly, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. We view new anti-Russian sanctions by Washington as hostile with the course on confrontation taken by US administration.
"The U.S. president has spoken directly about the possibility of strikes by the U.S. armed forces against ISIL positions in Syria without the consent of the legitimate government, in the absence of a U.N. Security Council decision, would be an act of aggression, violation of international law."; Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich .
So much methane has migrated into the well on Lipsky’s Parker County estate that he can ignite the stream that flows from it with the flick of a barbeque lighter. Range Resources, accused local driller, maintains it is not to blame. In 2011 it filed a $3 million lawsuit against Lipsky, his wife Shyla Lipsky.
A German astronaut has captured stunning images of polar auroras as he orbited Earth on the International Space Station. Alexander Gerst’s images led to the creation of the Ultra-HD – or ‘4K’ time lapse video, running at 25 frames per second.
A database of what appears to be some 5 million login and password pairs for Google accounts has been leaked to a Russian cyber security internet forum. It follows similar leaks of account data for popular Russian web services.
new data shows a majority of American adults are now single. 50.2 percent of American adults 124.6 million people single first time that single Americans make up the majority of the adult population sincegovernment began tracking data 38 years ago.
The bill, Mayor Michael Nutter said he will endorse, proposed by the city council would levy fines of $25 on people caught possessing small amounts of the drug, and $100 for smoking it in public. In neither case would an offender face a criminal charge or arrest.
Reports narrate stories of the US Department of Defense (DoD) funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company,
Edgar J. Steele,author, First Amendment attorney who gained national notoriety defending Richard G. Butler, the founder of the group Aryan Nations, died at United States Penitentiary, Victorville (USP Victorville), California, a high-security federal prison for male inmates.
Friday, President Obama added his signature to legislation that will cut $8.7 billion in food stamp benefits over the next 10 years, causing 850,000 households to lose an average of $90 per month. The signing of the legislation known as the 2014 Farm Bill occurred at a public event in East Lansing, Mich.
We saw no credible evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq then; we see no credible evidence of a Russian invasion now. Twelve years ago, former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, mindful of the flimsiness of the evidence on Iraqi WMD, refused to join in the attack on Iraq. In our view, you should be appropriately suspicious of charges made by the U.S. State Department and NATO officials alleging a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On November 28, 2013, Julius Kiiza, 26, a father of four, was diagnosed with MDR-TB – a multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis (TB).
Yesterday afternoon I lay down for a nap. Some time after I fell asleep, I found myself in a noxious and toxic swamp. Hot winds blew across a blasted landscape, where the souls of the damned howled and shrieked.
Official statements from the Russian government indicate that the president and foreign minister continue to rely on the good will of “our Western partners” to work out a reasonable diplomatic solution to the trouble in Ukraine caused by Washington. Not only is there no evidence of this good will in Western capitals, the hostile measures against Russia are increasing. Moreover, hostile measures are on the rise even though their main effect is to disadvantage Europe.
Walmart unveiled new dress code for its workforce, set up a website for employees to buy required work clothes, will provide Walmart-branded vest. Mainly part-time, minimum wage workforce upset; can't afford to buy new clothes even with employee discount. "Walmart gave shareholders $13 billion in dividends, employees may purchase work pants for $19.97."
ITAR-TASS Construction of a “residential” district has started on a training ground in Russia’s Volgograd region, where the Russian-Indian Indra-2014 tactical exercises will begin on September 23 with moving vehicles of “the enemy” and mobile targets of “terrorists” to train troops to fight under city conditions.
I had just finished a conversation with a local reporter comparing the events in Ferguson, Missouri with the disproportionate arrests of black people in Shreveport, Louisiana, for nonviolent offenses, when I noticed the driver had taken an interest in my phone call.
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