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.
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