20 people injured in clashes in Argentina between union members and environmental activists, who were protesting construction of a plant by Monsanto. Activists are concerned the plant would process Monsanto-made genetically modified corn, ending up in the local market.
Survey: More than a quarter of adults in Britain have experienced food poverty during last 12 months, found it harder to feed their family than a year ago. 37 percent choosing between heating and eating this winter. Have either skipped meals, gone without or relied on friends or family for food.
The UK Foreign Office has expressed anger at Madrid after Spanish Guardia Civil officers opened and searched British diplomatic bags on the border with Gibraltar. The incident, which took place on Friday, was described by the UK government as a "serious infringement" of international diplomatic protocols.
British Home Secretary Theresa May: slavery widespread in U K , hidden in plain sight in shops, supermarkets, fields, factories, nail bars, or even an ordinary residence. Comments came following the discovery of three women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years in southern London district of Lambeth.
18 percent of the UK’s population, equating to 8.8 million people, have “serious” financial issues. most-indebted areas: Hull, Nottingham, Manchester, Knowsley, Liverpool. Average debt twice the level a decade ago. 3.9 million British families lack enough savings to pay mortgage, rent for a month.
National coalition of 50 charities: Bedroom tax is hardship to thousands of disabled people in UK. 90 percent of people with disabilities, three quarters of carers cutting back on food, heating as result. Forces them “deeper into debt. Cut in housing benefit for claimants whose home has a spare room.
Deadly explosion at army depot near city of Sabha, happened Thursday, group of locals and African emigrants tried to steal ammunition. Clashes occurred after soldiers stopped a car loaded with weapons, explosives and large amount of money. Three Libyan soldiers killed.
Japan’s coast guard says its planes have flown through China’s newly-declared territorial air defense identification zone in the East China Sea without any resistance from the Chinese side. Japanese military airplanes “are carrying out surveillance activity as before in the East China Sea.
Spain's parliament has passed an environmental impact law that could legalize the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).Imports 76 percent of its energy needs. The technology could help relieve its foreign dependence on oil, coal and gas, boost the country’s ailing economy.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned U S for bombing home in Afghanistan, killed a child, injured two women, called attack a disregard for civilian lives. Karzai: will not sign Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) until guarantee no more raids on Afghan homes.
At least 31 people have been killed in a fresh wave of violence, including bombings and gun attacks, across Iraq. Series of bombings in Baghdad. Number of shootings. 600 people killed in November across Iraq. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki: Iraq is facing a “war of genocide. He blamed al-Qaeda.
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says Iran’s nuclear facilities “must be bombed” despite a nuclear agreement between Iran and six major powers. Israel has the right to bomb nuclear facilities in Iran. Obama: we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems.
Two people were killed and ten others wounded on Thursday in clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians in Menya governorate south of Cairo. clashes occurred due to the disputed plot of land between the Muslim and Copt residents of two villages in Menya.
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on the Gulf coast near Iran's sole nuclear power plant has killed seven people and injured 30. Iran stands on several seismic fault lines. Concern over the reliability of the Bushehr plant and the risks of radioactive leaks in case of a major quake.
Swedish citizens phone calls and e-mail traffic wiretapped in real time by the Swedish NSA branch, police, customs, tax authority, and others. Sent shockwaves among civil rights activists. Access to all Internet traffic effectively wiretapping everybody warrantlessly all the time.
Things to fear in Gaza: Attacks from Israel’s Apache helicopters, F-16 fighter jets, regular blackouts, power shortages, polluted drinking water sewage flooding the streets. Drones being used for surveillance, execution. Killed 199 in 2012. No protection whether you are a civilian or fighter.
Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers have called for a ceasefire in Syria before the upcoming peace conference in Geneva, which is designed to contain the deadly crisis plaguing the Arab state. Also stated that foreign-backed militants must leave Syria while refugees should be allowed to return home.
Several British MPs have urged Israel to come clean on its nuclear weapons program and called on the Tel Aviv regime to destroy its nuclear arsenal. The lawmakers said Israel keeps talking about the threat of nuclear weapons in the Middle East while it possesses hundreds of nuclear warheads itself.
Tesoro Logistics pipeline spilled 800,000 gallons of fracked Bakken Shale oil in North Dakota in September — has hired contractor Witt O’Brien’s to oversee its clean-up of the biggest fracked oil spill in U.S. history. Witt O’Brien’s has history of oil spill cover-ups dating back to the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
U.S. troops in Afghanistan, including elite killer teams, are to be redefined as mere “advisors” to Afghan forces so that America‘s “combat” role can be declared ended – to be followed by ten more years of mass killing and occupation.
Anti-government protesters cut power to Royal Thai Police Force headquarters, police hospital. Thai PM called on the opposition to enter talks after surviving a no confidence vote in parliament. Protesters nationwide attempt to paralyze the government. PM said the rallies were hurting the economy,
China confirmed that it had flown warplanes over the country’s newly established East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Thursday. China: all planes flying through the zone should submit flight plans, identify themselves, or face "defensive emergency measures.
Northern Texas towns are experiencing an intense string of earthquakes – the last of which was one of the most powerful in 5 years. As unusual tremors have been going on for over 3 weeks now, many suspect fracking might be to blame. In the last four days, there have been six recorded quakes.
18 people in Bangladesh have suffered burn injuries after a petrol bomb hit a bus amid protests against upcoming parliamentary elections. Over past few days, 15 killed, hundreds injured in violent protests against government’s planned parliamentary elections scheduled for January 5 next year.
Drugs, hormones used to make turkeys bigger with less feed. Arrive to slaughter with lesions, deviated toes, breast blisters, dermatitis, swelling, blisters, Clostridial dermatitis, cellulitis. Contaminated environment, feed, water, poor hygienic conditions, contaminated vaccines and equipment.
Syria's army has discovered Israeli-made weapons in a hideout belonged to the foreign-backed militants near the capital, Damascus. seized large quantities of homemade bombs, RPG rockets, mortars, roadside bombs, rocket launchers, and maps.
Syrian President Bashar Assad will not attend a peace conference in Geneva in January dedicated to ending the nearly three-year-long Syrian crisis, a senior Russian diplomat says. Talks repeatedly postponed because warring sides unable to agree on preconditions and list of participants.
Contamination is heading to the West Coast of the United States Starting to detect the presence of the plume of radioactivity. It is making its way towards our coast.
Extraordinary marine activity From California to Alaska. Scientists puzzled. Something very odd happening in the ocean and in the waters around B.C. Species are turning up where they are rarely seen. Sea stars from California to Alaska are dying. Tropical turtle found in Prince Rupert last week.
Problems global in scale. toxins will remain dangerous for hundreds of generations, disperse throughout planet sickness, they knew there had been a full meltdown first day of disaster, denied this three months. Experts at loss to solve the problems. Nobody has solutions. Tepco catastrophe.
Justice Department: Obama administration should be permitted to keep their secret surveillance law secret. Public has a fundamental right to know how the federal government is interpreting federal surveillance and privacy laws. Secret surveillance law has no place in a democratic society.”
Western countries which demand that President Bashar al-Assad step down should either stop dreaming or forget attending peace talks in January, Syria said on Wednesday. Assad's government would take part in the meeting but reiterated that it had no plans to surrender power.
Companies cut employee hours below 30-hour minimum to avoid paying for insurance, raising costs for coverage, adopt high-deductible plans, discourage seeking medical treatment due to cost thereby rationing. Businesses will pay fine, drop employee coverage, less expensive, raise copayments.
Said he can no longer lead country after supermarket roof collapse killed 54 sparked public outrage. Abolition of state construction authority by his budget-slashing weakened oversight. enacted budget cuts, tax increases. Possible reasons for disaster:flawed design, substandard materials, corruption.
Pentagon to place an order for three-dozen, state-of-the-art micro-drones that resemble birds and can be launched by hand. Usable in the most rugged conditions and equipped with the largest number of payload options of any hand-launched” unmanned aerial systems.
Honduras police have used tear gas to disperse hundreds of people protesting against the results of the country’s recent presidential election. Serious inconsistencies in polling stations, massive fraud. Claimes the election was stolen. Seventy percent of people of Honduras living in poverty.
Pakistan's main opposition party has sought legal action against the CIA and its station chief in Islamabad over “murder”,“waging war” against the nation. Drone strikes strained relations between Islamabad, Washington. Pakistani officials complained to US numerous times.
Cairo sentences 21 girls to 11 years in jail each, while arresting 17 mosque imams in Gharbeyah over what they call incitement against the military. The demonstrators denounced a proposed constitutional amendment allowing military courts to try civilians. Crackdown on protesters drawn criticism from UN.
Obama administration is once again delaying the launch of an online small-business health care exchange, pushing the deadline back a full year to November 2014. Small employers will have to apply through an agent, broker or an insurer to enroll in plans. Law is unworkable, bad for small businesses.
Raise acceptable radiation levels. Pretend radiation is good for us. Reporters covering Fukushima harassed, censored. Secrecy law allows crack down on anyone criticising, jail up to five years. Designates prime minister as third-party overseer. Threat to freedom. Fascist state. Repression.
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