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.
Ukrainians held a day of national mourning in remembrance of 49 military troops killed in country’s troubled regions. People gathered in Kiev’s Maidan Square Sunday to honor the soldiers who died as their military transport plane was downed by pro-Russian protesters in Ukraine’s eastern region.
NATO is preparing a package deal to ramp up the Ukrainian military because it ‘must adapt’ to Russia viewing it as an enemy, the outgoing chief of the military bloc said. The alliance may facilitate cooperation with Ukraine over modernization, military training.
There are indications that “physical seizure” and bloodshed were the aims of the attack on the Russian embassy in Kiev, Russia's foreign minister told journalists, believes the attack was thoroughly planned. Groups of “well equipped” young people had baseball bats, metal rods, axes.
Farmers across the nation have reported ill effects in their animals when fed GMO corn and soy feed, but with a simple change, often costing less, non-GMO feed is causing better animal health and less disease.
US president said he would decide "in the days ahead" whether to launch military strikes in Iraq to help halt the progress of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), which has swept across Sunni territory and is quickly approaching the capital
Ukrainian army has cracked down on self-defense forces in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, killing over 50 people and injuring 150 others in an airstrike, destroyed an ammunition depot belonging to self-defense troops during raid military operation spokesperson Vladislav Seleznev said.
The Pentagon says the US aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush and more than 50 attack aircraft are in the Persian Gulf, ready to launch attacks against Takfiri militants in Iraq. The warship along with a battle group of ships are "in the region and ready.
Marketing a product that has virtually none of the ingredient featured on the label is grounds for being sued for false advertising, U.S. Supreme Court ruled in case involving Coca-Cola and pomegranate juice, contains only 0.3% pomegranate juice, 99.4% apple and grape juices.
By a Vote of 310 to 303, the Presbyterian Church (USA) Voted Today to Divest from 3 American Companies whose operations support the Israeli Occupation.
Self-defense forces in town of Gorlovka, eastern Ukraine, say they have downed another plane a Sukhoi-24 bomber jet. Pilot is alive, being taken for questioning, witnesses told RIA Novosti. Two planes attacked around 4:30am local time, losses among self-defense forces, civilians.
Forty-nine Ukrainian troops were killed when their military Il-76 transport jet was taken down by local militia forces just before it started its descent toward Lugansk Airport. Some military hardware and supplies were lost as well.
Showed a power point presentation, passed out a deck of playing cards to students with Monsanto logo emblazoned on it. Told children how one farmer tried to get rid of Monsanto seed, stuff they spray on their crops, caused him great trouble. Warned against saving heirloom, organic seed.
Financial institutions are offering borrowers aged up to 75 home loans leaving them with debts that they will be paying off until they are 105. Increasing number of retirees getting into financial difficulty and taking on mortgages later in life.
Tyler Cowen writing in the New York Times, came up theory to explain the "continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies." In his own words: "An additional explanation of slow growth is now receiving attention, however. It is the persistence and expectation of peace."
The sun has had three major "X-Class" solar flares on its surface in the past two days that have affected communications on Earth. The “solar events” caused brief blackouts in high frequency communications when they struck, twice on Tuesday morning and once this morning.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on fighters to lay down their arms as the crisis deepens, with dozens dead, hundreds wounded and tens of thousands of refugees. In the last few days, 20,000 people have crossed the border into Russia.
The Jamaican government has decided to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, joining the trickle of countries moving to soften laws on the drug known on the Caribbean island as “ganja.”Minister of Justice Mark Golding made the announcement at an afternoon news conference.
20 militants seeking integration with European Union stormed public prosecution office in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Attack aimed at purging building of activists from Right Sector party. Ousted President Victor Yanukovych labeled Right Sector party extremist, threatened members with imprisonment.
Ukraine’s prime minister ordered gas companies to prepare for possibility of Moscow cutting off gas supplies in next three days over disputed bills. EU-mediated talks failed after Ukraine refused Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer of price of USD 385 per 1,000 cubic meters.
Cities shelled, bombarded with heavy artillery, incendiary bombs. Ukrainian jets launching missiles at central city buildings, every night shootings, explosions, rockets. Thousands of eastern Ukrainians are flowing into Russia’s cities and regions.
The city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine has seen fierce fighting, with casualties reported as the National Guard attacked the self-defense forces' headquarters. Kiev says the city, part of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, has been reclaimed.
Ukrainian armored vehicle crossed Russian border with Ukraine Friday according to Russia’s Security Service. The military abandoned the vehicle and returned to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Ministry “illegal act” will not promote peaceful resolution of the conflict, demanded an end to “provocations.”
Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents. US researchers said the experiments were crucial for understanding the public health risk posed by viruses.
The measure, complies with new European Union rules meant to ensure that all member states use the same methodology to estimate the size of their economy. Britain and Italy announced they would start including revenues from drug trafficking and prostitution in their GDP calculations.
A pro-Russia leader in Donetsk People's Republic escaped an assassination attempt. Car belonging to Denis Pushilin was blown up, wounding three bodyguards. Pushilin, chairman of the Donetsk People's Republic’s supreme council, was not in the vehicle when the explosion took place.
Russia has accused Ukraine of using prohibited weapons against civilians during military operations to regain the pro-Russian militias' stronghold of Slavyansk, refugees, children, houses, orphanage targeted in the operations. Officials in Kiev denied the allegations.
5000 Ukrainian citizens fleeing civil war applied for asylum in Russia, many asking authorities to prolong their visa-free stay, Russia’s Federal Migration Service: top priority is setting up, maintaining refugee camps. Russia receiving little help from international humanitarian organizations
Brazilian police have used teargas and stun grenades in San Paolo clashing with about 200 protesters angry with the govt overspending on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This occurred hours before the tournament’s opening game to be held in the city.
Residents of Slavyansk were awoken overnight by what they say were incendiary bombs dropped on their city by Kiev’s military. Witnesses suggest the bombs might be phosphorous. Village of Semyonovka, in Slavyansk suburbs, set ablaze, ground didn't stop burning for some time.
a nation bordering China and South of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, decided to become one of the first countries in the world to ban all GMO crops as well as the sale and importation of genetically modified organisms.
"Two buses taking children out of Slavyansk were attacked near the village of Raygorodok 3 km east of the city. The buses were under white flags. One of the buses turned over, an elderly woman inside broke an arm. The children from that bus were put on the other one and taken back to Slavyansk,"
Iraq edged closer to all-out sectarian conflict on Thursday as Kurdish forces took control of a provincial capital in the oil-rich north. Forces of the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki abandoned their posts and fled in fear of advancing Sunni militants.
Beer ingredients are a secret not required by the FDA to disclose them, MillerCoors company caught deceiving the public over use of corn syrup from genetically modified corn. means you are financially supporting Monsanto, the most-hated corporation in the world, most evil commercial entity on planet.
Nigeria's main relief organization says the ongoing unrest in the northeast of the country has forced thousands to flee their homes over the past week. Over 6,000 displaced. Officials say violence instigated by Takfiri group Boko Haram, carried out a string of terrorist attacks.
Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards put on trial in the United States charged with killing 14 Iraqi civilians, wounding 18 others using gunfire, grenades at Baghdad intersection September 16, 2007. Iraqis believe US allowed Blackwater mercenaries to commit war crimes with impunity.
/ITAR-TASS/. The Ukrainian army on Wednesday resumed their mortar shelling of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, a representative of the people’s militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said Wednesday.
. More than 200 people have been killed during the military operation in south-eastern Ukraine, the country’s parliament-appointed Healthcare Minister Oleh Musiy told the media on Wednesday. 14 children are among them.
“The LPR Supreme Council, municipal, regional congresses of people’s deputies, public unions are addressing the Russian Federation another 14 states asking decision on recognizing the independence of LPR as a sovereign independent state,”
One out of three grocery workers in California is receiving some type of public assistance. Safeway and Albertsons chains in particular using profits to enrich investors instead of reward employees, Costco paying its workers comparatively well.
Britain is deploying 90 additional military personnel in Bosnia and Herzegovina to “foresee, monitor and prevent civil unrest” in the country, the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced. Two reconnaissance platoons will be sent to Bosnia and Herzegovina for up to six months.
Undeterred by the conflict triggered by Ukraine’s swing towards Europe, the former Soviet republics of Moldova and Georgia will sign a trade and political pact with the European Union this month with Russia warning both countries against the move.
John Johnston, who is challenging Democratic state Rep. Chuck Moseley for the 10th District seat, said during a social media discussion on poverty that “no one has the guts to just let them wither and die. Didn’t advocate the end to programs such as welfare or food stamps.
Uganda said Wednesday that a new cult-like rebel army has been formed with financial support from Western "individuals," according to dpa reports. The funding for the newly organized rebel group comes from the US, UK, Canada and Australia, the Uganda police spokesman claims.
American special operations units permanently deployed in Eastern Europe are no longer just on the Pentagon’s wish list. About 100 instructors are set to train spec ops teams in former Soviet bloc states to ‘message’ Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine.
Australian Defence Minister David Johnston: US, Australia and Japan very concerned unilateral action is destabilising region of the South China Sea particularly, and East China Sea.”Committee hearing about Australia being on front line of war between US and China or between Japan and China.
Illegal immigrants are reportedly signaling federal officials to detain them once they are near the U.S.-Mexico border, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have declared they may not pursue all illegal immigrants who do not show up for hearings after they enter the country.
New president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, welcomed a delegation of secret services from Atlanticist countries, headed by CIA Director of the National Service of Covert Operations, Frank Archibald. Poroshenko and Archibald signed “Agreement on Military Cooperation between the U.S. and Ukraine.
Press TV; Ukrainian refugees launched online campaign demanding end to Ukraine’s military operations in the country. Women and children sheltered in a children’s summer camp in Russia took to Twitter, using “#don’t kill us,” call on Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko to end the operations.
Russia and Ukraine have resumed gas supply talks in the Belgian capital, Brussels, in a bid to avert a gas crisis in Europe. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and his Ukrainian counterpart, Yuri Prodan, began talks Wednesday, mediated by European Union Energy Commissioner.
As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.
Police in Chile have clashed with tens of thousands of students protesting against the government’s educational reforms. Police used teargas and water cannons to break up the rally which was held in front of the presidential palace in Chile’s capital Santiago on Tuesday.
Despite a pledge from new Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to broker a ceasefire, there is no end in sight to the military offensive in the east of the country, where self-defense forces have organized improvised training camps.
Twenty SU-27 fighter jets are to be relocated to Belbek airbase in Crimea by the end of 2014, a source at the Russian Ministry of Defense told RIA Novosti Tuesday. Russian pilots are to fly these planes, while pilots who quit the Ukrainian army are being trained as well.
We came dangerously close to nuclear war when the United States was fighting in Vietnam, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg told a reunion of the Stanford anti-Vietnam War movement in May 2014.
Days to go to the June 12 opening of the World Cup football (soccer) tournament in Brazil, the country has been shaken by a series of strikes and protests, including a six-day walkout by transit workers that has paralyzed the country’s largest city, São Paulo, with a population of nearly 12 million people.
Donetsk makes 23% of GDP and 13% of industrial production in Ukraine. This means that without Donetsk Republic the rest of Ukraine would be bankrupt and much more poorer than it is now, essentially could be called the economic engine. Why does Donetsk need the rest of Ukraine?
The Drug Enforcement Administration is drafting a potential contract for help with “rapid prototyping,” data analysis and other information technology services within its special intelligence unit, according to federal databases.
Owner of largest independent coal producer in the U.S. threatening to sue Environmental Protection Agency over its new regulations on carbon emissions from existing coal plants, saying the agency has been lying about the existence of global warming, and that the earth is actually getting colder.
The federal government has bagged an unprecedented $360 million from household bank accounts since a controversial change to unclaimed money laws, figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show.
The campaign against harmful tendencies in the internet, including pedophilia and propaganda of suicide cannot in any way justify restrictions aimed against civil freedoms and Human Rights, Vladimir Putin said at the Tuesday meeting with leaders of the Russian internet industry.
Newly elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered creation of humanitarian corridors to allow civilians a way to flee the conflict-hit areas of the east, tasked government ministers with organizing transport and relocation conditions for civilians trapped in conflict-stricken areas to leave.
Many American Jews no longer support Israeli policy in the occupied Palestinian territories. Split among US Jews has its roots in the settlement building in the occupied territories after the 1967 Six Day War. Jewish leaders fear the split among Jews could undermine US support for Israel.
Merck was aware of a popular drug's impact on bones but still pushed it on doctors and patients. It has been a decade since Merck's "super-aspirin" Vioxx (rofecoxib) was withdrawn from the market after a study showed it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
7,300 Ukrainians fled to neighboring Russia's Rostov Region, since Sunday, region's government said on its website Monday. 7,335 Ukrainian citizens entered Rostov Region in the past day, 15 Rostov municipal districts, maintained a state emergency. Nine injured Ukrainians received aid.
The North Atlantic alliance’s attempts to go eastwards are “artificial” and contradict the pledge not to expand “one inch to the east” given to Russia, Russia’s Foreign Minister said after meeting his Finnish counterpart Erkki Tuomioja.
Hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America transported from Texas to detention center Nogales, Arizona, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, expect 90,000 minors will cross into US without parents, Authorities overwhelmed by influx shipping them to Arizona.
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