The Communist caucus in the State Duma is proposing a all decisions of Russia’s most influential state body the Presidential Administration would require parliamentary approval.Lawmakers claim that in Russia Presidential Administration has authority far beyond president’s functions.
The ban covers any public show from amateur speech or standup comedy to cinema blockbuster despite protests from the artistic community. From now on films with obscene words will only be sold with special warning stickers. The fines vary from $60 to $1,500 depending who breaks the law.
Latest drilling techniques for obtaining gas, which drill horizontally as opposed to the more traditional vertical drilling, shows a higher rate of leaking methane. Results suggest that hazardous leaks of methane could pose potential obstacles for drilling across the nation,
Massive artillery shelling and airstrikes have resumed in Eastern Ukraine after Kiev terminated a shaky ceasefire with local militias. Russia demanded that Kiev stop the military attacks on cities and announce a new ceasefire, which would result in an actual rather than a declarative pause in hostilities.
Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: active chemicals in marijuana can help treat multiple sclerosis and similar diseases. The active compounds, namely THC and CBD, are able to do so by inhibiting inflammation of the spinal chord and brain. “Cannabinoids, possess anti-inflammatory properties.
Bank manager in Spain charged with cheating a partially blind 93-year-old out of €27,000 by fooling him into signing a document which granted her access to his savings. Bank staff “gave excuses” and “showed opposition” when police officers requested the relevant documents for their investigation.
The Israeli Air Force carried out what it called "precision strikes" on 34 "terror targets" in the Gaza Strip overnight, after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier.
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned against any Israeli attack on Palestinians in retaliation for the death of three Israeli teenagers, said if Israel escalates the situation or start a war, the resistance movement will respond; the gates of hell will be opened.
Israeli forces raid and destroy Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank during search for suspects behind the alleged murder of three Israeli teens. Israeli soldiers demolished two homes, killed several Palestinians and arrested hundreds of others.
People with symptoms of chlorine poisoning are currently being admitted to hospitals in the Ukrainian city of Slaviansk after its suburbs underwent gunfire from Kiev-controlled security forces, Governor of Donetsk People’s Republic Pavel Gubarev accused Ukrainian army of using chemical weapons.
According to Google Support’s “Dangerous Products or Services” page, company “[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, won’t allow the promotion of products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury include accessories, ammo, magazines, clips, scopes, attachments, slings.
Texas cotton growers are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to let them use propazine, an alternative herbicide to Monsanto’s glysophate, which is currently used, to combat a “super weed” that has developed resistance to it. Herbicide-resistant weeds were first reported in the 1950s.
New Russian laws introduce prison sentences for public calls in support of extremist activities as well as for providing extremists with financial assistance. Public calls for extremism will be punished with up to five years in prison. This applies to internet posts as well as mass media publications.
A little-known US intelligence agency hopes to find firms capable of writing computer algorithms nearly identical to those implemented by the human brain. goal is to create new generation of machine learning algorithms achieve human-like performance on complex information processing tasks.
Authors of controversial Facebook study apologize after effort to see if emotional states are contagious caused complaints. Social networking site secretly manipulated posts seen by 700,000 users in 2012 to let data analysts get a glimpse at how emotional states are transmitted over the platform.
Files leaked to the media by Edward Snowden show the United States National Security Agency authorized to spy on persons in all but four countries. NSA’s computers automatically filter out phone calls from Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that would otherwise be collected using FISA.
Village herdsmen in Turkey have developed a novel way of remaining connected to the internet: strapping solar panels to the backs of donkeys and using them as mobile charging points. The panels can produce 5-7 kilowatts of energy and enable the farmers to stay online on long arduous journeys.
The bodies believed to be of three Israeli teenagers, who went missing in the occupied West Bank more than two weeks ago, have been discovered by the security forces. ” Netanyahu: They were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by beasts, “Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay,
Amid fierce conflict between Kiev troops and self-defense forces, residents in eastern Ukrainian regions are ready to hide in Soviet-era bomb shelters, which may protect them and their children from army air raids and artillery fire. According to the Lugansk residents, the facility has everything people need.
The Russian cameraman from Channel One TV who was shot by Kiev forces in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, never stopped working. Even when he was fatally shot he managed to record till his last breath. The video caught his final moments. Anatoly Klyan, 68, was fatally wounded, died Sunday night.
Ammunitions depot on a military base in Donetsk was blown up at an order of Ukraine’s acting interim Interior minister Arsen Avakov to prevent a situation where they /the self-defence forces/ would get hold of the weaponry and munitions” still kept in the depot.
Kiev mayor Vitaly Klitschko, who leads UDAR party, and his brother, the boxing celebrity Vladimir Klitschko have shelled out more than $ 270,000 to purchase equipment for the Kyiv battalion, which is engaged in the government’s punitive operation in the eastern Lugansk region.
An Argentine judge has filed corruption charges against the country’s Vice President Amado Boudou over secretly buying the Ciccone Calcografica printing company that prints the country’s currency,
suspected of using a front man to buy the company.
Up to 100 people are feared dead in a string of attacks suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram Takfiri militants in Nigeria. Nigeria has recently witnessed a surge of abductions and atrocities by the Boko Haram militants in its northeast.
More than 7,000 people have been killed since January in infighting among foreign-backed Takfiri militants who are wreaking havoc on Syria. Clashes between the rival militant groups still continue despite an order by senior al-Qaeda leaders to stop the infighting.
National Institutes of Health vaccine scientist has confessed to spiking the test subject blood samples with antibodies making it appear the vaccine caused the body to produce those antibodies. He now faces four felony counts.
Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward held a forum to discuss public concerns regarding white vapor trails in the skies. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) representatives Sherri Zendri and Beth Hager were on hand to answer questions from residents who claim planes are spraying chemicals.
House vote to defund the DEA’s operating budget for marijuana enforcement in the states passed. DEA has asked Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider removing marijuana from list of Schedule I drugs defined by the Controlled Substances Act.
Press TV: At least one Palestinian has been killed and three others have been injured in an Israeli airstrike on the besieged Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel is ready to expand its military operations in Gaza Strip. Israeli military gearing up for a possible all-out war on the territory.
Internet giant Google is gearing up to sell a humanoid robot that can run, climb and even drive a car. Capable of taking on complex tasks with ease, including scaling ladders, opening doors and driving vehicles. They are going to be focusing on the development of their first commercial product.
ISIS jihadists have declared the captured territories from Iraq's Diyala province to Syria's Aleppo a new Islamic State - a ‘caliphate.' They removed 'Iraq and the Levant' from their name, announced that it should now be called 'The Islamic State and urged other Sunni groups to pledge their allegiance.
Over 1,000 protesters led by the Ukrainian army’s Donbass Battalion fighters gathered for a rally in central Kiev on Sunday. The demonstrators are demanding that President Petro Poroshenko end the ceasefire and impose martial law, provide military with necessary armas to destroy terrorists.
In an apparent breach of the ceasefire, Ukrainian forces shelled residential parts of Slavyansk for nearly an hour on Sunday, destroying buildings and killing at least 3 civilians. Ukrainian media claimed that a pro-Kiev checkpoint had been attacked.
A senior Iranian commander says crisis in Iraq is a US proxy war in the Middle East, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has blamed Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the growing terrorism in his country, aimed at serving the interests of the Israeli regime.
China’s Communist Party chief of city of Guangzhou is investigated by party disciplinary commission for corruption charges, suspected of "serious disciplinary violations," a term commonly used by the party in cases of corruption. Tens of thousands of Chinese officials detained in anti-corruption campaign
Residents ,merchants in Iraq province Babil to stop importing commodities from Turkey, Saudi Arabia due to support of Ankara and Riyadh for violence in Iraq. Boosting imports from Iran. Iraqi forces start massive operation against terrorists, denounce Al Saud regime as major supporter of global terrorism.
Russia says it will not stand idly by in the face of terrorist groups who are attempting to spread terrorism in the Middle East. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has warned US and Europe that terrorist groups are becoming a serious risk to several Middle Eastern countries.
Thousands of Italians have taken to the streets of the capital Rome to protest European Union-backed austerity measures. Italians have been staging protests against high unemployment, economic adversity and hardship over a series of government-imposed austerity packages in recent years.
Iraq received first batch of Russian-made Sukhoi fighter planes to use against ISIL militants. Criticized Washington for delaying delivery of US F-16 jets purchased by Baghdad, said al-Qaeda militants’ advance could have been avoided if jets had been delivered on time.
Israel is getting ready to launch an all-out war on the impoverished Gaza Strip as the world’s attention is focused on the acts of terrorism being perpetrated by Takfiri militants in Iraq and neighboring Syria. Saturday, Israel carried out multiple airstrikes on central and southern parts of the Gaza Strip,
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