Residents of Indian-administered Kashmir held a complete shutdown strike amid rising tensions across Himalayan Valley. almost all institutions and businesses remained closed, traffic stayed off the streets in major towns of Kashmir Valley. schools, government offices closed in the Muslim-majority region.
Ten days after he left office, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife Maureen were indicted on 14 felony charges on Tuesday. The indictments centered around tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts received by the couple from a wealthy tobacco executive, failed to disclose what he and his wife received.
Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: France will soon launch a 1.5-billion-euro ($2 billion) plan to defend itself against “cyber war” as a strategic priority, cyber attacks against French defence ministry organs have quadrupled in two years. Attacks coming from foreign powers, activist groups, intrusion attempts.
Automated machinery; robots, to generate efficiency gains for companies, more jobs will be displaced, more income will accumulate higher up the corporate ladder. Jobs grow permanently scarce. Automation will replace factory workers, accountants, telemarketers, machinists, typists, retail jobs, to disappear.
Pocket Drone’s flights last as long as 20 minutes, must have an Android phone or tablet to control it. open source software means you can hack it to do whatever you want, able to secretly record meetings, people, etc.
UN International Labour Organization (ILO): Official worldwide unemployment climbed to more than 200 million for the first time last year. Euro zone, percentage of people out of work hovered at a record 12.1 percent in November for the eighth consecutive month. North Africa hardest-hit region.
Two gambling casinos in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada will become the first establishments of their kind to accept Bitcoin as currency starting later this week. Neither facility will accept bets with the digital cryptocurrency in lieu of fiat money, will allow transactions at certain casino-run businesses on site.
Residents from a Texas community demand ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, amidst allegations it’s to blame for a spate of recent earthquakes. Man who identified himself as a retired rocket scientist said it doesn’t take someone with his expertise to see that increased fracking is causing the quakes.
Hacking expert David Kennedy: gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes and required nothing more than a standard browser,extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself.
Israel’s leading businessmen and businesswomen will fly to Davos next week, with a message for the prime minister: Maintaining a growing and stable economy requires Israel to make peace with Palestinians, the sooner the better, warned him of the looming threat posed by boycotts.
Thomas Jefferson: anti-tax, pro-gun, anti-central bank, loved precious metals. Wanted amendment to Constitution, would ban federal government going into debt. "Paper is poverty, it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself". Wouldn’t have a prayer of making it to the White House today.
64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination. main reasons rich Chinese are leaving is to pursue better educations for their kids, and to escape the pollution and overcrowding in urban China.
Members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum discussed setting up a common bank to finance joint investment projects, the new head of the group said. “The idea of helping each other in investment, in financing projects, and in long-term.
Former DEA agent Patrick Moen After over a decade of working with the federal government to put away drug dealers, recently abandoned his job at the DEA to pursue career with Privateer Holdings, a Seattle, Washington-based investment firm that specializes in the budding marijuana industry.
The value of Turkey’s national currency, lira, has fallen to a new record low against the US dollar amid an ongoing corruption scandal plaguing the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, however, has rejected Lira's plunge to be a sign of economic instability.
Heavily-armed militants have blown up a gas pipeline in the restive southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan, gas supply to hundreds of consumers in several towns across the troubled region has been suspended as a result of the blast.
Freedom Industries the company responsible for chemical leak, which poisoned the water of 300,000 West Virginians filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. attempt by the company to escape legal, financial responsibility for the chemical spill, as it will put on hold the some 25 lawsuits already filed.
1. Antibiotics 2 Fish Heads 3. Chicken Feces 4. Ground Rock - Limestone, a rock, makes for great calcium 5 Sawdust 6. Candy
Houston resident Greg Snider claims he was arrested and held for more than an hour after local police mistakenly targeted him as a criminal, for giving a homeless man a few quarters. We saw you downtown. We saw what you did.’ And I was like, 'Are you kidding me? I gave a homeless man 75 cents.
Ukrainian protesters clashed with police in Kiev after at least 10,000 people took to Independence Square for an anti-government demonstration. Police retaliation with tear gas and water cannons. Some of the protesters started breaking up the pavement, arming themselves with rubble.
China struggled to keep genetically modified foods out of their country, rejecting, incinerating US shipments of corn by the boatload. some seeds may have made their way in blamed for crop failure. Police busted a seed smuggling case that may have contributed to the failure of 200 acres of corn.
Israel will halt distribution of gas masks to civilians next month, the government announced Sunday. Decision came following assessment by Israel’s defense establishment that there has been a “significant decline in the threat of chemical weapons being fired at Israel,”
Some of the animals are clones of clones. Most have been genetically modified. One batch of particularly small pigs has had a growth gene removed – they stopped growing at the age of one. Others have had their DNA tinkered with to try to make them more susceptible to Alzheimer’s.
EU and US diplomats voiced dismay after Ukrainecriminalised every aspect of pro-EU protest movement. laws impose fines ofto $1,275, 15 days’ detention on people who install, supply equipment, tent, loudspeakers, at opposition rallies, wear masks, make “extremist” billboards, form convoys of cars.
Under a bill Vitter introduced Wednesday, beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would be denied their food if they are unable to show a photographic identification card at the register. One in four African-Americans surveyed had no ID
Houston resident Greg Snider claims he was arrested and held for more than an hour after local police mistakenly targeted him as a criminal, all for giving a homeless man a few quarters. We saw what you did. I gave a homeless man 75 cents. Drug war has come under scrutiny lately.
Agriculture Department,wants to prevent participants in federal Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program from buying white potatoes.Concerned women will turn potatoes into dangerous French fries, frying, baking them in fats, oils, jeopardizing health of children across America.
Spain first country in the world to draw a plurality of its power from wind energy for an entire year, according country’s energy regulator. Wind accounted for 20.9 percent of the country’s energy, enough to power about 15.5 million households, nuclear coming in second at 20.8 percent.
Violent clashes have broken out between police and demonstrators after thousands of Spaniards took to the streets of the capital Madrid to protest against a controversial construction project. Nightly protests over the costly project, which began on January 10 in Burgos, have spread nation-wide in Spain.
British police have discovered a large cannabis factory in southeast London, where officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis in the area. They found 500 fully grown cannabis plants in the factory. Cannabis remains the drug most heavily used.
Sensors follow signals emitted from Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, allows them to create portraits of people’s habits as they go about their daily lives, traveling from yoga studios to restaurants, to coffee shops, sports stadiums, hotels, and nightclubs. Location trackers ignite privacy concerns.
Police arrested a Moscow businessman accused of helping embezzle over 55 million rubles ($1.65 million) during renovation of Russia’s most famous museum, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Arkady Akhmechet charged with large-scale fraud. crime is punishable by 10 years in prison under Russian law.
French President François Hollande gave three-hour press conference yesterday at Elysée presidential palace, trying to halt slide in support for his Socialist Party (PS) government. Trying to rally support in the ruling class, pledging draconian social cuts justified with militarist,anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Warning to Britain’s European partners that the UK will leave the EU unless it embarks on whole-scale economic and political reform. 95 MPs signed a letter calling for the dismantling of the core principles of the EU. Simple choice for Europe: reform or decline.
British government has pledged that it will assume all U.K. government debt in the event Scotland votes for independence. U.K. government will honour the contractual terms of the debt if Scotland votes to break away in a Sept. 18 referendum. And independent Scotland would still need to pay its “fair share.
A voucher-funded Milwaukee school that had gotten more than $2 million in taxpayer money disappeared “in the dead of the night” last month. LifeSkills Academy had already received over $200,000 as a part of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program this year before vacating the premises around Dec. 12.
In terms of people’s affordability to eat, UK is the worst place in Western Europe, Britain is the world’s sixth richest country, yet British people are increasingly relying on food banks because of the coalition government’s austerity policies. Energy prices are higher too in relation to income.
Spending bill authorizes $173 million in added funding for Israel’s missile systems, including nearly $34 million to improve the Arrow weapon system and $117.2 million for development of the David's Sling short-range ballistic missile system and $22 million for an upper-tier interceptor.
It took 20 paramilitary officers two nights to seize possessions enough to fill four trucks from one of the ancestral home of a disgraced deputy military logistics chief, as new details emerged about investigation, biggest People’s Liberation Army graft case in recent years. Pure gold statue, gold wash basin.
State inspectors found company involved in major chemical spill in West Virginia set up a simple cinder block, one 50-pound bag of safety absorbent powder. State, local officials: Freedom Industries' containment dike full of cracks, holes. State, local planners did not have emergency-response plan
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