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.
The Iraqi government says that it holds Saudi Arabia “responsible” for the current crisis and has blamed Riyadh for encouraging “genocide” in the country through the backing of Sunni militants. Crisis in Iraq spiked after massive sudden siege by Sunni ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) militants.
The Russian Navy has officially accepted K-560 Severodvinsk, the most advanced nuclear-powered multipurpose submarine Russia has ever produced. One of the most interesting features of the design is a large spherical sonar system, which occupies its entire bow.
A TV camera recorded the moment Russian journalists (from Rossiya TV)came under fire while working near Lugansk, E. Ukraine. Two journalists died from wounds sustained during the Ukrainian military barrage. Mortar rounds targeted the area near the journalists.
Smoking marijuana and driving will now make you just as visible to the police as a drunk-driver, thanks to a former Canadian cop’s idea – the weed breathalyzer. Creation will test for use within the two preceding hours. It still has to undergo field tests and a patent is still pending.
Kiev’s army shelling near Lugansk, eastern Ukraine, took the lives of two Russian journalists – Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, who were filming refugees leaving the scene when a shell hit amidst their small group. Only one of the Rossiya Channel crew survived – Viktor Denisov.
Explosion struck a pipeline in central Ukraine Poltava region. Witnesses say flames from blast up to 200 meter high. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry cites possible “terrorism” based on locals “hearing two loud booms before the fire.” Within an hour of blast Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov blamed Russia.
Cambodia accused Thailand's new military rulers of fomenting exodus of migrant workers,economic hardship for both countries. 188,000 Cambodians who help keep major Thai industries afloat lack official work permits streamed across border since junta warned illegal foreign workers face arrest.
Eileen DiNino, 55, found dead in cell June 7th, 2014, Berks County Jail. Her children had habit of skipping school, government imposed truancy violations on her. Fines, court costs, over $2,000.00. Unable to pay fines, sentenced to 48 hours, debtor’s prison. passed away day into her sentence.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an apparent rebuke to conservative gun advocates during an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, saying she would support a ban on assault weapons. “We cannot let a minority of people hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,
European Union (EU) has warned of winter gas shortages after Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an agreement over their price dispute. Russia provides about half of Ukraine’s and 30 percent of Europe’s total gas demand through major pipelines in Ukraine.
A Ukrainian delegation is set to travel to Hungarian capital Budapest in attempt to purchase gas from European firms after Russia cut off gas supplies to Kiev. Russia turned off gas to Ukraine Monday. Kiev refused to pay for natural gas upfront as protest to Russia’s decision to double gas prices.
Russia has halted supplying unpaid-for gas to Ukraine as a deadline for Kiev to pay its debt passes without a payment, Russian energy giant Gazprom says. Decision was taken as Ukraine had paid nothing of its debt. Russia warned Europe of possible supply disruptions if Ukraine drains off gas.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko announced plans to offer ceasefire with pro-Russia protesters in east part of country. Temporary truce will be observed as part of peace plan with pro-Russians later this week once the Ukrainian forces regain control of regions close to Ukraine’s border with Russia.
The Israeli army has launched several attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip under the pretext of finding three Israeli settlers who have allegedly gone missing since a few days ago. Israel blamed Hamas for the disappearance of three Israeli settlers in occupied West Bank. Hamas denied the accusation.
The USS Ross, the second of four US Navy destroyers considered to be the cornerstone of NATO’s European missile defense shield, has arrived at the Spanish naval port of Rota. Russia considers the system to be a direct threat to its security.
Ukrainian police have detained two men with a package presumably containing a homemade explosive device near Russia’s consulate in the city of Odessa. The explosive has been sent for inspection, the local Ministry of Interior reports.
President Barack Obama announced 275 US troops will be deployed to Iraq to provide security for US Embassy in Baghdad as Sunni insurgents continue to push closer to the capital. This force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.”
Radical Sunni militants who have been capturing cities in Iraq claimed on Twitter they executed 1,700 Iraqi soldiers, posted graphic photos as evidence. Some of the images show dozens of captured men in civilian clothes loaded onto trucks, with captions saying they were taken to their deaths.
Hawaii’s big island currently has a law restricting the use of genetically modified crops. Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into effect late last year. Now, several Big Ag groups and farmers have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking to overturn the GMO ban.
With pressure from Food Babe and her followers, brewing company Anheuser-Busch, makers of Budweiser, as well as MillerCoors (behind Miller Lite and Coors Lite) have agreed to publish all ingredients for some of their products online in an act of respectable transparency.
Obesity crisis costing UK health system millions as hospitals are buying more special equipment for large patients, includes special operating tables, beds, non-standard mortuary fridges. Reinforced beds, lifting equipment wheelchairs, commodes, crutches for larger patients, widening corridors.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq has made chances for another 9/11-like attack on American soil “inevitable. Decision to withdraw U.S. forces created a vacuum. “Syria is launching pad. They will eventually march on Jordan, our best ally in region and Lebanon.
Archbishop Despond Tutu has called on Presbyterians to acknowledge that Israel is an apartheid state and to support divestment from companies that contribute to the Israeli occupation. comments were made in letter to US Presbyterian church’s biennial General Assembly, taking place this week in Detroit.
Tony Blair said Britain needed to take action in Iraq and Syria - or face terror attacks in at home. The former Prime Minister said the UK needed to intervene to stop a 'total disaster'. He insisted that he was not calling for troops on the ground - but suggested the 'selective use of air power' was one option.
Republican hawks are using the violence in Iraq as a political tool that is escalating pressure for US military intervention. But, if the US follows the rule of law — both US and international law — the president does not have the authority to attack Iraq without Congressional and UN authorization.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Sunday that the bloody conflict in Iraq could quickly spin into a regional "proxy war, called on Turkey, the Gulf Arab states and Iran to do their part to stabilise Iraq."We have to prevent a proxy war of the regional powers breaking out on Iraqi soil.
Iran warned "any foreign military intervention in Iraq" would only complicate the crisis, after the United States said it was deploying a warship in the Gulf."Iraq has capacity, necessary preparations for the fight against terrorism and extremism," foreign ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham.
Having set a deadline of June 16 (next Monday) for pre-payment of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, it appears Ukraine officials are willing to take the pain of no energy instead of paying what Gazprom is asking.
Utah’s main utility, Rocky Mountain Power, proposed a new fee on its residential solar customers. users make up a small percentage of RMP’s customer base 2,000 people number growing quickly additional $4.25 a month is not sitting well with residents and solar installers.
Pakistani army launched a major operation against militants in North Waziristan, near Afghan border involves the air force, artillery, tanks and ground troops. Pakistani fighter jets carried out airstrikes against militant strongholds in mountainous Dehgan area. 80 militants killed.
Russia's Foreign Ministry expressed concern over Ukraine’s recent encroachment upon the Russian territory, claimed a Ukraine army Su-27 aircraft breached Russia’s airspace in the area of Kuibyshevo on June 5. Moscow also claimed that it had detected one Ukrainian armored vehicle.
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