By a more than three-to-one margin on Tuesday, communities voting on whether to support the creation of a public bank in Vermont approved the idea, calling for the state legislature to establish such a bank and urging passage of legislation designed to begin its implementation.
As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union leaders threaten harsh economic sanctions could be imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, Russian state-controlled natural gas giant Gazprom threatened to disrupt gas supplies to Europe, turning Ukraine crisis into possible trade war.
Five Afghan soldiers have been killed and 17 people wounded in an airstrike by the NATO-led force in Afghanistan in eastern Logar province. The attack was conducted by drones."Coalition forces operating in Afghanistan have said in a statement that the bombing was an accident.
Ukraine’s new prime minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk,:government would do its best to avoid default, expects EU/IMF economic stabilization package soon. European Commission offered Ukraine 11 billion euro loan if Kiev agrees a deal with IMF. Help from IMF or World Bank normally includes drastic austerity measures
US Navy guided missile destroyer, USS Truxton,heading toBlack Sea US said is a “routine” deployment, to conduct training with the Romanian and Bulgarian navy decided long before the crisis in Ukraine. US fighter jets would join NATO patrols on missions in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Ukraine’s former prime minister urged Europe to take strong action over Crimea's attempt to join Russia. Lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia, would put decision to voters in 10 days. New Ukrainian government declared planned vote illegal.
Obama told Putin that "Russia's actions are in violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, which has led us to take several steps in response, sending US fighter jets to allied countries located near Ukraine, imposing visa restrictions on Russians. US military build-up in NATO countries,
Smart Balance will remove genetically modified organisms from their butters and spreads, follows the precedent set by General Mills to remove GMOs from one of its main cereals: Cheerios. o 80% of processed foods in the US contain genetically modified organisms.
Medical pot legislation thus far been curbed by the state Senate. People across the country leaving their states where marijuana treatment is unobtainable and punishable by arrest in order to seek out the best possible natural medicine that money can buy, known as “marijuana refugees.
Russian energy giant Gazprom increased the price of gas supplies to Ukraine. In the past Russian president Putin granted Ukraine discount on its gas supplies. Deal renegotiated every three months, not renewed. Ukraine not able to pay debts in full, owe $2bn, pressure on Kiev.
CIA officers allegedly hacked into US Senate Intelligence Committee’s computers to find out what oversight committee found out about its controversial detention, treatment of terror suspects. Unclear whether alleged hacking limited to CIA document leak/whistleblower hunt or went even further.
Russia’s top natural gas producer Gazprom: Ukraine informed company it could not pay for February gas deliveries. Ukraine managed to redeem $10 million on total debt of $1.529 billion. No repayment possible, country will default, gas shut off looming. Ukraine may get no Russian gas, price discount ends.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shocked CNN host Kate Bolduan on Wednesday when he asserted that Congress and President Barack Obama could solve the crisis in Ukraine by approving the Keystone XL pipeline, should move forward on natural gas exports very quickly.
Russian lawmaker working on bill that would freeze assets of European, American companies operating in Russia in reply to Western economic sanctions. Separate federal bill would allow Russian government to confiscate foreign owned property, in Russia, including assets of private companies.
Former presidential hopeful and long-time lawmaker Ron Paul told RT that he doesn’t think the United States should get involved any further in the escalating situation in Ukraine. “I don’t think we have any business there, It’s their civil strike, their civil war, deciding who to run that country should be left to them.
Former Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said it was driven by covert action by the United States. American meddling in Ukraine’s affairs is what sparked the current situation, Ukrainians being exploited by Western powers.
Europeans have powerful reasons not to sanction Moscow. Europe depends on Russia’s gas, Moscow exercises strong influence over Germany, the most important economy in Europe.
Israeli soldiers have reportedly taken position near the southern Lebanese border town of Maroun al-Ras, shortly after violating Beirut’s airspace. Israeli jets entered Lebanese airspace over border towns. Israel violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis.
Small amounts of glyphosate can cause cancer, inhibit proper endocrine function, cause birth defects, and inflict infertility upon unsuspecting women. Rats fed Monsanto’s maize developed massive breast tumors. EPA has proposed to hike allowable limits of glyphosate in GMO crops and in animal feed.
Center for Food Safety (CFS) has formally filed a legal challenge demanding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) protect our wildlife and their habitat by banning the use of GMOs and neonicotinoid pesticides in National Wildlife Refuges, the sanctuary for trees, plants, flowers, and animals.
Vladimir Putin accused U.S. of interfering in world affairs as if it were conducting experiments on lab rats without understanding consequences of what they’re doing, accused the West of driving Ukraine into anarchy, remind them of military interventions in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan.
Russian soldiers in Ukraine since late 1990s in accordance with a Kiev-Moscow agreement, stationed in Crimea over a decade. Moscow annually writes off $97.75 million of Kiev’s debt for right to use Ukrainian waters, radio frequency resources, environmental impact caused by Black Sea Fleet operations.
International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) called changes to cannabis laws in Uruguay, US a ‘very grave danger to public health, medical cannabis in Colorado led to increase in cannabis-related treatment admissions, car accidents where the drivers were under the influence of marijuana
Russia: will retaliate against any sanctions United States impose on Moscow over Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: criticized West’s threats of “sanctions, boycotts, Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula necessary to protect country’s citizens.
FDA concerned about internal whistleblowers leaking key intel to public. government monitoring social networks to track flow of information now dominated by the alternative news.
It is called transhumanism and scientists in the UK and US have already submitted proposals to legally create GMO babies. Actually, GMO human embryos have already been created. FDA say they are worried that not enough testing had been done on animals or in vivo to start creating GMO babies.
Germany is Russia's most important trading partner, mostly in oil and energy. 5,000 German companies with operations in Russia. Sweden, Baltic states, Poland want tough sanctions against Russia. France, willing to give diplomacy a chance. Stock markets in Russia plummet to lowest in five years.
Each of Russia’s 13 gold medalists given a Mercedes GL-Class SUV (worth $146,000) in addition to $120,000 in cash. The 11 silver medalists were awarded with a Mercedes ML-Class (worth $99,500) and $76,000. 9 bronze medalists drove away in their Mercedes GLKs (worth $59,500) with $52,000.
The ad for MarijuanaDoctors.com, which bills itself as a service through which residents in states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana can find certified providers, began airing on Monday in New Jersey and Chicago, and has been seen on networks including AMC, Comedy Central, ESPN and Fox.
Stock markets have plunged in the US, Europe and Russia amid political tension over the crisis in Ukraine. Global stocks slumped on Monday as Western powers threatened Russia with “sanctions and boycotts” because of its deployment of troops to the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Obama administration “plotted” and “abetted” the ouster of Ukraine's Russian-backed president to install a “puppet regime,” a retired CIA officer and political activist says. United States has plotted, has aided and abetted and tried to put in the new premier or the new prime minister of the Ukraine,” said Ray McGovern.
A senior Iranian lawmaker has played down the US’s recent military threats against Iran, reaffirming that the Islamic Republic is fully prepared to counter Washington’s “military option.”“We have always been prepared for [countering] the US’s threatening option on the table, i.e. military action.”
Obama administration is said to be preparing to announce yet another delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act. plans to allow insurance companies to continue selling plans that would otherwise be banned under the law, plans that do not meet Obamacare’s minimum coverage requirements.
Most serious military crisis in Europe since end of World War II, Western-backed Ukrainian regime that took power in Kiev in fascist-led putsch a week ago put its military on high alert. Calling up its reserve forces, 1 million men, threatening war with Russia.
Russia could reduce to zero its economic dependency on the United States if Washington agreed sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, Kremlin aide said Tuesday, warning that the American financial system faced a “crash” if this happened. emerge from sanctions with great benefits.
Russia faces "significant diplomatic and economic costs" unless it stops threatening the integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, the UK foreign secretary, William Hague, has warned, adding that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, needs to return his forces to their barracks in Crimea.
Government filed a complaint against Sprint in US District Court in San Francisco on Monday, says that government agencies, like the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, were allegedly overcharged $21 million for wiretaps by Sprint, inflated its charges by 58 percent.
Pro-Russian authorities in Crimea will cut off water and electricity to Ukraine soldiers, would not receive their next pay packet if they did not publicly renounce loyalty to new provisional government in Kiev. It will become more uncomfortable for them, pressure is going to increase tonight.
Russia has said China is largely “in agreement” over Ukraine, after other world powers condemned Moscow for sending troops into the country. Hundreds of Russian soldiers have surrounded a military base in Crimea, preventing Ukrainian soldiers from going in or out.
Gazprom: “Simmering political tensions in Ukraine,aggravated by inadequate economic conditions, may cause disruptions of gas supplies to Europe. Could cancel gas supply discount for Ukraine. Overdue debt; $1.5 billion for last year’s supplies, current deliveries. Ukraine asked Russia for deferral of payments.
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