Ukraine’s president-elect has said that one of his main priorities is to return Crimea to his country's rule but Russia says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Crimea is part of Russia and will never be returned to Ukraine.
Ukrainians went to the ballot boxes on Sunday to vote for a new President dubbed the chocolate king, promised to have parliamentary elections by the end of 2014, and pledged to give amnesty to any pro Russian gunmen in the East as long as they lay down their weapons
Israel is trying out a new sort of “flexible evictions” in its quest to root out the “illegal” Bedouin village of Al-Araqib, demolished 63 times to date. Now even those buried in the village cemetery are reportedly receiving eviction orders. Bedouins for years have been defiantly rebuilding the unrecognized village,
A rocket-propelled grenade fired by Ukraine army has hit truck carrying wounded self-defense fighters near Donetsk airport, killingdriver, conflicting reports on number of casualties from latest attack. Governor of Donestk Region, Pavel Gubarev, Facebook post 35 killed, 15 wounded in strike.
At least three civilians have reportedly been killed and several wounded when the Ukrainian Army launched a mortar attack on the town of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine. One of the shells fell near a local teachers college, according to Ridus news portal.
80,000 toxic chemicals that are unregulated and untested by independent scientific bodies, approval by agencies like the EPA. Companies are free to put these untested, carcinogenic, toxic chemicals in any product they wish without government oversight.
One of the global leaders of the feared Red Mafiya. Started his weapons, gambling and prostitution business by laundering the money of Soviet times’ administrators. Accused of being involved in large scale corruption schemes, open lobbying, embezzlement of budget allocations, tax evasion.
European Parliament delegation head Goeran Faerm: European Union ready to sign free trade zone agreement with Ukraine, continue talks on visa-free travel, provide Ukraine with foreign political, financial assistance.
Edward Snowden is not a hostage, he feels free in Russia, says UK journalist Glenn Greenwald, who was first to publish the fugitive former US National Security Agency (NSA) employer's revelations in 'The Guardian' newspaper.
As the violence in Ukraine shows no signs of abating, major world powers still hope to resolve the situation through political means. Francis Boyle, professor at the Illinois College of Law and the author of "Talking America’s Toughest Questions," expressed his opinion about the ongoing presidential election in Ukraine during his interview with Radio VR.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration is trying to ban organic farming, by making it impossible for farmers to use their own organic compost. FDA restrictions would also make burdensome rules for growers.
WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has been under fire for weeks amid reports of misconduct at VA facilities around the country.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Exit polls suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko was elected president Sunday in the first round of balloting in the bitterly divided country, and he vowed "to bring peace to the Ukrainian land."
We all know we should wear sunscreen. Whether or not we do -- or do so correctly -- is a horse of a different color.
According to the American Psychological Association, 60 percent of adults were trying to reduce their stress in 2012 -- and more than half of them were failing at it. What's more, 60 to 90 percent of doctor visits are for stress-related conditions, according to the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
If the reported remark by Prince Charles on a visit to Canada, comparing the actions of President Putin to Hitler are true, then it speaks volumes not only about Prince Charles' capacity to be a future monarch but also, the background to such a classic example of sheer ignorance.
Police have named 22-year-old Elliot Rodger as the suspected gunman who killed six people Friday before taking his own life in a rampage across a California college town, shortly after he posted a threatening video railing against women.
Long lines snaked around polling stations in Kiev for Ukraine's crucial presidential election Sunday in stark contrast to the country's troubled east, where heavily armed pro-Russia rebels intimidated voters by smashing ballot boxes and blocking voting centers.
Polling stations opened in Ukraine at 8:00 am local time (5:00 am GMT) on Sunday in the country's snap presidential election and operate until 8:00 pm local time (5:00 pm GMT).
OSCE media freedom representative Dunja Mijatovic demanded that Kiev authorities investigate the circumstances of death of an Italian reporter and his interpreter in Ukraine.
Astronomers and space enthusiasts around the world have long been baffled by the question - is there life beyond Earth. Now, two of the United States' top astronomers telling it is only a matter of 20 years.
US President Barack Obama landed in Afghanistan on Sunday for a surprise Memorial Day weekend visit with US troops to thank forces who are preparing to withdraw after nearly 13 years of war, Reuters reports. He said his administration was likely to announce soon on how many US troops to keep in Afghanistan after 2014.
A 22-year-old college student taped a chilling video vowing a “day of retribution” against women who had sexually shunned him, then went on a murderous rampage Friday night in the seaside college community of Isla Vista, close to the University of California at Santa Barbara.
In seven states drought conditions were so severe that each had more than half of its land area in severe drought. Severe drought is characterized by crop loss, frequent water shortages, and mandatory water use restrictions. Based on data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the states with the highest levels of severe drought.
Our tax system is incredibly burdensome, costing Americans millions of dollars and wasting money that could be spent paying the bills. Our corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the world, making us less competitive in the global marketplace.
Surveys reveal that people with disabilities consistently report a good quality of life, says Tom Shakespeare. So why is it often assumed they are unhappy.
WASHINGTON (VR)— This week saw the fifth round of secret negotiations between the US and the EU on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is designed to cement the hegemony of multinational corporations, in part by providing channels for them to avoid environmental, safety, and labor regulations that could impinge on their profitability.
WASHINGTON (VR)— Vietnam veteran Steve Wilken is here to remind us that waving the flag and honoring Memorial Day are two different things.
Washington (VR) – As the Mars Curiosity Rover continues to explore and look at the potential of life in Mars' past, scientists here on Earth are looking to see whether various forms of our life might be viable over there.
Friday, the government of Venezuela handed in a formal request to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in connection with the US interference in the internal affairs of the country.
The bill passed by North Carolina Senate on Thursday criminalizing the disclosure of fracking chemicals contradicts public interest, EarthJustice spokesperson says.
During a press conference in Kiev today US senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Benjamin Cardin (D-Maryland) declared that the United States will continue to put pressure on Russia. The senators came to the capital of Ukraine to act as observers during the upcoming pre-term presidential election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of ignoring Moscow's security and economic interests in Ukraine. "We hear only one answer, as if on a record: Every nation has a right to determine on its own the security system in which it wants to live, and that doesn't concern you,"
A number of large tech companies are pushing back against US government orders that they not disclose the number of data requests made as part of ongoing investigations, according to court documents unsealed on Friday.
A global event challenging the agricultural behemoth Monsanto’s efforts to dominate the world food supply is taking place across the globe as millions of anti-GMO activists join forces against the biotech giant.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck 18km off Greece’s southern coast in the Aegean Sea, near Kamariotissa, at a depth of 10km. Some injuries and damages were reported as far as Jordan. Hundreds have fled their homes in neighboring Turkey.
The Russian president believes a new Cold War is unlikely as no one is interested in it. Vladimir Putin cited Crimea as Moscow’s "reasonable response" to "the language of force" the West was trying to use, but added it should not happen again.
Donetsk, Lugansk People’s Republics which held referenda on independence from Ukraine declared creation of Novorossiya union. Coalition vowed to protect innocent civilians from “terror of Nazi gangs, financed by oligarchs, foreign security services.” Pledges fight for people’s rights to a decent life.”
Red wine may have effects on teeth beyond giving them a funny hue: A new study suggests it could also have potential in warding off cavities.
Over 400 cities worldwide will see millions marching against the US chemical and agricultural company Monsanto in an effort to boycott the use of Genetically Modified Organizms in food production.
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