Benefits are being slashed to give those who depended on them "hope," David Cameron has declared. The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, has warned that the coalition's changes have left many in "hunger and destitution", will be made a Cardinal by the Pope this weekend.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, asked Secretary of State John Kerry to reduce oil imports from Venezuela, call for a special session to discuss the ongoing Venezuelan crisis.
More U.S. tax money given to Israel than to any other nation, $8 million per day. Large disbursements given to other Mideast nations, on behalf of Israel. Policies causing escalating harm entangled U. S. in wars, damaged economy, undermined democratic processes, placed citizens in danger.
: Israel does not have an image problem that can be fixed with better PR or by defaming those who criticize it. Israel has a reality problem, with occupation, apartheid, colonization, racism and the systematic denial of the rights of indigenous Palestinians solely on the grounds that they are not Jewish.
American taxpayers have built city in Virginia so Pentagon can practice occupying American cities, putting down protests by citizens, prisoners re-educated to appreciate US policies. In “extreme necessity” the training embraces deadly force. “Warning shot will not be fired.
"France and Germany have decided to send elements of the Franco-German Brigade to Mali: the first deployment under the aegis of the EU and in an African location. January last year France intervened in Mali to push back Islamist insurgents who had taken over much of northern part of the country.
James Swinstead, 85, died 'almost instantly' after water rushed on board the British cruise ship Marco Polo as it was battered by waves during severe storms. His wife Helen was dining with her husband when water crashed through a window, injuring him and a number of the 735 passengers.
Two suicide bombers blew up their cars near an Iranian cultural center in Beirut on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding scores, including children in an orphanage. Al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility for the bombings, saying they were retaliation for Hezbollah's involvement in the Syrian war.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that the Obama administration will not be releasing any more information about the controversial use of drones to kill American citizens. information is classified for very legitimate reasons that go right to our national security interest.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said late Wednesday he and protest leaders had agreed to a “truce” following several days of violent clashes that left 26 dead. A statement from Yanukovych’s office also said both sides had agreed to begin negotiations “aimed at cessation of bloodshed and stabilization.
Nestlé announced voluntarily recalling two of its snack products. Department of Agriculture reported recalling 8.7 million pounds of meat because it "processed diseased and unsound animals. "Unfit for human food.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych moved to quell a growing insurgency by granting sweeping powers to the army and police after a region declared independence from his government, risking wider conflict, gives the military the right to search, detain and even fire on Ukrainians in the course of the operation.
As fallout continues over news dozens of kids’ lunches were dumped last month because of overdue payments, Salt Lake City School District leaders decided to hire a public relations firm, issued request for proposals from public relations firms for $49,999 $1 shy of what’s required for full board approval,
China’s holdings of US Treasurys dropped to the lowest levels in two years after China dumped $47.8 billion in paper—equal to about 3.6% of its Treasury holdings as of November—bringing its total holdings to $1.27 trillion. If it stops buying dollars, there’s nothing preventing the yuan’s value from rising.
Iran’s top leader ordered the government Wednesday to create an “economy of resistance” to counter sanctions imposed over Tehran’s nuclear program. The program requires the government to diversify Iran’s exports, reduce dependence on sales of raw materials and promote knowledge-based high-tech industries.
Republican lawmaker in Arkansas attempting to insert amendment into Medicaid expansion bill prevent state from using federal funds to promote Obamacare, doesn’t want uninsured to know about their healthcare options. “We’re trying to create barrier to enrollment to lower costs.
A McDonald’s restaurant in New York fired a worker after 8 years for buying food for firefighters after they put out a house fire, covered the $83 cost of the meals herself, boss accused her of opening “a whole bee’s nest,” she said, expected to spend next few weeks looking for job. Has already received offers.
Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS) are issuing new chipped driver’s licenses and IDs under the STAR ID initiative that promises to “improve the integrity and security of state-issued driver licenses and identification cards, which, in turn, will help fight terrorism and reduce fraud.”
H1N1 virus has seen a resurgence this year, infecting more than 6,600 Americans since October and resulting in deaths beyond epidemic levels since mid-January. Influenza was responsible for 8.4 percent of all deaths in the 122 cities that report such statistics.
The termination of a safety manager from a Washington state nuclear facility this week marks the second time in four months that a whistleblower was fired from there after speaking out, raising concerns about safety issues during her half-decade tenure.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the boycott movement against Israel as anti-Semitism in a modern guise. Blasting the initiative as an “outrage,” Netanyahu likened EU companies’ tactics to the Nazi policy of embargoing Jewish businesses.
German court on Tuesday sentenced a Rwandan Hutu to 14 years in jail for his role in the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994, ending Germany's first trial related to the mass killings in central Africa. While Rwabukombe did not kill anyone, he oversaw, assisted in murder of 450 men, women and children.
Russia could be planning to build a second reactor for Iran in exchange for oil, Iranian ambassador to Moscowrevealed the plan to update Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant as one of many being discusseds. Russia could also supply Iran with trucks, railroad tracks, mini-refineries or other goods to pay for the oil,
Spain’s public debt rose to an unprecedented high of $1.317 trillion in 2013, or around 94 percent of GDP, according to Bank of Spain data on Monday, nearly three times as much as it was before the start of the crisis in 2008, continuing effect of a $56 billion European bailout to clean up the banking system.
NYPD pepper sprayed a 5 month old toddler,entire family was brutally treated by police officers. pepper-spray caused children to scream out and choked the two-year old, who went into fits of vomiting,” reads the lawsuit. “Ms. Taylorplaced in handcuffs as the minor children cried in fear and pain.”
Multiple bankers have been found dead in recent weeks, all of them have been ruled suicides despite fact little information released in some of the cases. Many of these deaths tied to JP Morgan is arousing further suspicion. Were these bankers killed for knowing too much?
Obama Administration’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) poised to place government monitors in newsrooms across country, eight categories of information” it believes newscasters should cover. Every major repressive regime of modern era begun with attempt to control press.
Finnish reindeer breeders testing reflective sprays on the animals’ antlers so they are more visible to motorists at night.said Tuesday. Between 3,000 and 5,000 accidents involving reindeer every year. If test gives positive results, the association plans to spray more animals next autumn.
EPA restrictions ban production, sale of the kinds of wood-burning stoves that compose 80 percent of those currently in use in the United States rule changes enacted following pressure from environmental groups. Tightened restrictionson the level of fine airborne particulate emissions wood-burning stove emit.
ThatsMyFace.com, of Oregon, selling a Snowden doll for $99, on its website. Proceeds go to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit that added Snowden to its board of directors. Foundation’s executive director Trevor Timm said the group never contacted about the toy.
China concerned” Japan resisted returning to United States 300kg weapons-grade plutonium. Material was bought for research during 1960s. Japan world’s only victim of nuclear attacks in second world war, does not have nuclear weapons, unlike China. China in territorial dispute with Japan.
Russian energy giant Gazprom provided a record share of 29.9% of gas supplies to the European and Turkish markets in 2013. The data is provided in a prospectus published due to a new Eurobond issue by Gazprom.
Seattle to become first US city to introduce cash machines that cater solely to crytocurrency bitcoin. Canada was the first to install bitcoin ATMs, plans to introduce cash points in London and Singapore this year. ATMs scanners recognize government-issued identity, such as passports, drivers’ licenses.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned Scottish people a vote for independence from the United Kingdom would mean losing their state pensions. accused the Scottish National Party (SNP) of failing to address how pensions would be paid after the country receives independenc.
Series of car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital and the southern city of Hillah past 24 hours. One of the bombs ripped through a bus station, less than a day after four car bomb blasts left two dozen people dead in the city. Iraqi troops backed by local Sunni tribesmen fighting al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in country.
Five anti-government protesters shot dead, 47 police officers and 150 protesters injured in clashes outside the Ukrainian parliament building in central Kiev. Russia: policies of Western countries contributed to the clashes. Lawmakers fail attempt to strip President Yanukovych some of his powers.
Not immediately clear who launched the rockets or why they were fired into the Lebanese soil. But al-Qaeda-linked militants operating in Syria have claimed responsibility for a number of similar attacks on Lebanese border towns in the past months. Dd not cause any casualties.
Ban will outlaw underwear containing less than 6 percent cotton imported, made, sold in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan. 30 women protesters in Kazakhstan arrested wearing lace underwear on their heads shouting "Freedom to panties. $4 billion worth of underwear sold in Russia annually, 80 percent foreign made.
The biggest private bank in Iran is suing the UK government for $4 billion, according to a claim filed in London’s high court. The Brits imposed sanctions on the bank over alleged links to Iran’s controversial nuclear program, alleges UK government encouraging other authorities to place sanctions on the bank.
Brussels has frozen research grants for Swiss universities worth hundreds of millions of euros in retaliation after Switzerland voted to cap the number of immigrants entering the country in a nationwide referendum. More EU citizens moved to “Switzerland than anticipated, putting squeeze on national budget.
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