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Obama declines to give Ukraine 'lethal aid' despite Poroshenko's plea - Video

September 18th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/188808-poroshenko-usa-nato-lethal/

President Barack Obama has declined to supply Ukraine with “lethal aide” despite the passionate plea for more military equipment that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made to Congress earlier on Thursday.

John Kerry: 'This Little Thing Called the Internet ... Makes It Much Harder to Govern'

September 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://xrepublic.tv/node/10450

Speaking to State Department personnel at U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, , Secretary of State John Kerry said that "this little thing called the Internet makes it much harder to govern," said "ever since the end of the Cold War, forces have been unleashed that were tamped down for centuries by dictators.

Duma seeks limits on foreign ownership of Russian media companies

September 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/188376-russia-media-foreign-stock/

Opposition lawmakers prepared a bill that orders Russian mass media companies to have at least 80 percent of their stock held by Russian investors. Main reason was the desire to provide maximum information security. 20 percent limit chosen because 25 percent share would enable a blocking package.

Swiss village angry over tax increase to support just 1 refugee family - Video

September 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/188192-swiss-village-refugee-taxes/

Swiss village angery over supporting one refugee family. a mother from Eritrea, seven children, authorities aim to increase taxes. 1,000 people live in village of Hagenbuch, spend 60,000 Swiss francs US$64,000 euro) a month on the family, 30 percent of monthly expenses for entire village, assisting the woman with groceries shopping, cooking and cleaning.

Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'not the guy' to strike lasting Middle East peace deal

September 16th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/bill-clinton-netanyahu-criticism-israeli-palestinian-deal

Bill Clinton has been recorded going off-message and criticising the Israeli government’s unwillingness to seek peace with Palestinians in unguarded comments that contrast with other leading Democrats, including his wife, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Fast Food Franchise Owners Ask Congress For Help To Stop Worker Campaign For Wages, Union

September 16th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014897190

The International Franchise Association (IFA) is flying fast food store owners and other franchisees into Washington on Tuesday to drum up congressional opposition to a recent legal decision that could make corporations liable for how franchise employees are treated.

'No good terrorists': Lavrov urges anti-ISIS coalition not to put political interests first

September 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/187876-lavrov-isis-paris-conference/

There is no such thing as a ‘good’ terrorist, and we call on other nations not to show their political ambitions while fighting with terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a Paris conference on Iraq. 30 countries took part in the event. Criticized move not to invite Syria and Iran.

US Congress to vote to fund Syrian “rebels”

September 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/cong-s15.html

US Congress to vote this week on Obama administration’s request for authorization to train and arm “rebel” forces in Syria fighting government of President al-Assad, overwhelming approval expected in both the Democratic-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

EU does not recognize elections in Crimea — Ashton

September 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/749636

The European Union does not recognize elections in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol,; EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. "The European Union continues to condemn the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.

Scottish Independence to Undermine UK Leverage

September 14th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/politics/20140915/192941947/Scottish-Independence-to-Undermine-UK-Leverage.html

On September 18 Scotland will vote on whether it wants to split away from the United Kingdom,end its 307-year dependence on London, “yes” vote threatening to strip the UK of some of its key defense facilities and significantly shrink its population and landmass, decreasing its international influence.

Lavrov: US fails to set whole world against Russia

September 13th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/749442

The United States has failed to set the whole world against Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said in the Right to Know talk show on the TV Tsentr channel. “The United States, is sending its emissaries all over the world and persuading everybody to be against us

Federal body rules out drug legalization in Russia

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/186704-russian-agency-legalize-drugs/

Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service said marijuana caused depression and schizophrenia, users have 60 times higher risk of switching to heroin .Cannabis use creates security threats, people would start operating complicated, dangerous machinery under the influence. “Someone who works at a nuclear power plant can wreak havoc after smoking marijuana.

Northeastern US states seek to cut public worker pensions

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/pens-s10.html

The attack on Detroit city worker pensions as part of the municipal bankruptcy scheme most extreme example of a nationwide assault on retirement programs for all public sector workers. Assault on public worker pensions being mounted in states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

OSCE says new sanctions against Russia should be postponed

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/748936

New sanctions against Russia overUkraine should be postponed, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, chairmanof the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said the truce should be given time before the West adopts more punitive measures against Russia.

Congressman: US in No Position to Police World

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/politics/20140910/192789012/Congressman-US-in-No-Position-to-Police-World.html

“We are what’s called a debtor nation. We cannot pay our bills without raising the debt ceiling so we can borrow money from foreign governments.: Congressman Walter Jones, a strong opponent of Iraq War; American military action without congressional approval, “We cannot police the world.

Obama says he has authority to take action against IS

September 9th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-09/10/c_126968412.htm

U.S. President Barack Obama told top lawmakers T he has authorityto take action against Islamic State (IS) militants. Obama told the Leaders he would welcome action by Congress that would "aid effort" and demonstrate to the world the United States is united in defeating threat from IS.

Serbian PM calls for exporting top quality Serbian products to Russia - interview

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/748675

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic: Serbia should export only top-quality goods to Russia, "The Russian market is very demanding and we should offer our best possible goods to it,” Vucic said, noting that Serbia was in a position to meet top European standards.

Source: EU states fail to approve new sanctions against Russia

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/748644

To approve the sanctions through a written procedure at the session of the Council of the EU in Brussels, it is necessary that all the 28 states of the EU sign the new package, led tomeeting of ambassadors of the 28 European Union countries “to discuss the situation”.

Obama Commits US to War against Russia in Defense of Baltic States

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-commits-us-to-war-against-russia-in-defense-of-baltic-states/5400280

Obama announced a series of military moves against Russia by the United States and NATO expanded economic sanctions and pledges to bolster military forces of former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. Washington will push for all three countries to join NATO.

Finding the 'God' particle could destroy the universe, warns Stephen Hawking

September 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2746727/Maybe-shouldn-t-looking-quite-hard-God-particle-destroy-universe-warns-Stephen-Hawking.html

The Higgs boson 'God particle' could destroy the universe, Hawking says
Space and time could suddenly collapse - and 'we would not see it coming'
If scientists put too much energy in the Higgs boson the universe could end
Disaster very unlikely as physicists do not have large enough collider

Russia suspends all confectionary imports from Ukraine

September 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/business/185264-russia-bans-confectionary-ukraine/

Russian consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has suspended all confectionery imports from Ukraine after discovering two Ukrainian companies broke consumer protection laws.
"In order to ensure the rights of consumers, starting September 5.

At NATO summit, US and Europe threaten Russia, plan military action against ISIS

September 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/nato-s05.html

The first day of NATO’s summit in Wales was dominated by scheming against Russia and preparations for military action in Iraq and Syria. Thursday, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced that member states had agreed to 15 million euros in direct military aid to Ukraine,

Fast food worker strike begins with arrests nationwide (PHOTOS)

September 4th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/185048-fast-food-cities-strike/

Fast food workers from around 150 cities across the United States went on strike early Thursday in an effort to secure higher wages and the right to join a union. At least 19 demonstrators were arrested Thursday morning in New York City’s Times Square

European farmers not to receive full Russian embargo compensation

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/business/184736-european-compensation-russian-embargo/

Farmers in Europe affected by Russian food embargo will not receive full compensation: German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt; one-to-one compensation. There can't be that," promised compensation in form of support to get a better “grip on the market.” Urged people to consume more. Beginning in the early morning, five times a day."

Guatemala defies ‘Monsanto Law’ pushed by US as part of trade agreement

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/184833-guatemala-monsanto-trade-seeds/

The highest court in Guatemala has suspended the controversial 'Monsanto Law,' a provision of a US-Central American trade agreement, that would insulate transnational seed corporations considered to have “discovered" new plant varieties.

German parliament approves shipment of weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/merk-s03.html

After having made clear that the German government was preparing for possible war with Russia, Merkel came to the session’s central matter—the German government’s decision to supply weapons to the Kurdish Peshmerga militia in northern Iraq.

Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine

September 1st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/31/344749130/putin-calls-for-talks-to-consider-statehood-for-southeastern-ukraine

Putin; "Substantive, meaningful talks should begin immediately related to the issues of society's political organization and statehood in southeastern Ukraine to protect legitimate interests of people living there.

Poroshenko Wants Donetsk, Luhansk Republics to be Recognized as Terrorist Organizations

September 1st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/politics/20140901/192541542/Poroshenko-Wants-Donetsk-Luhansk-Republics-to-be-Recognized-as.html

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to raise the issue of recognizing the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as terrorist organizations during his upcoming visit to the United States, the president’s press service said in a statement Monday.

Mexican Judge Departs From Script, Turns Monsanto’s Mexican Dream Into Legal Nightmare

September 1st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Mexican_Judge_Departs_From_Script%2C_Turns_Monsanto%E2%80%99s_Mexican_Dream_Into_Legal_Nightmare/37639/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Federal Court voted to uphold Judge Marroquín Zaleta’s 2013 ruling to suspend the granting of licenses for GMO field trials sought by Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, Pionner-Dupont and Mexico’s SEMARNAT (Environment and Natural Resources Ministry)

White House threatens Russia over alleged incursion into eastern Ukraine

August 29th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/ukra-a29.html

The Obama administration and NATO officials on Thursday escalated threats against Russia over the alleged incursion of two columns of Russian tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine. Moscow has denied accusations that its troops are actively involved in the country.

The German intervention in Iraq

August 28th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/pers-a28.html

Chancellor Angela Merkel; government’s decision to supply weapons to Iraq, first such shipment to a war zone, by German governments since reunification in 1990. Merkel included“ participation in NATO’s mission in Yugoslavia,” “sending of combat troops to Afghanistan after September 11.

Swiss President Says Concerned With US Plan to Supply Nuclear Fuel to Ukraine

August 27th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140828/192405847/Swiss-President-Says-Concerned-With-US-Plan-to-Supply-Nuclear-Fuel-to-Ukraine.html

Swiss President and Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE Didier Burkhalter shared Russia's concern over nuclear security due to US intention to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine and urged Moscow to address the International Atomic Energy Agency.

America Frightens Us

August 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2014/08/26/america-frightens-us

Introduction by Paul Craig Roberts: Dear Friends: I am pleased to be able to share with you this revealing article written for our website by the editor of an important website in Germany. Washington’s lies echoed by the presstitute media that serves Washington are destroying Washington’s credibility

Cornel West slams 'counterfeit' Obama's presidency

August 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/182688-cornel-west-obama-counterfeit/

Cornel West, activist and professor at Union Theological Seminary, ripped Barack Obama’s “Wall Street presidency,” calling him another neoliberal “counterfeit” after posing as a progressive in his initial campaign for the White House in 2008. “We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency,” West told Salon.com’s Thomas Frank.

Communists say Russia should throw off ‘strangling noose’ of WTO

August 25th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/182560-russia-communists-wto-quit/

Communist Party MPs have prepared a bill detailing Russia’s exit from the World Trade Organization, claiming membership leads only to problems and promotes attempts at the ‘external management’ of the national economy. Russia must quit the WTO agreement to protect its agriculture, manufacturing.

Ukrainian President Decides To Dissolve Parliament – Spokesman

August 23rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140826/192338400/Ukrainian-President-Decides-To-Dissolve-Parliament--Spokesman.html

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided to dissolve the country’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, his spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko said on Monday. The president said the new parliamentary elections in Ukraine will take place on October 26.

Spanish Farmers Burn EU Flags Over Brussels’ Policy Toward Russia

August 23rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140823/192272437/Spanish-Farmers-Burn-EU-Flags-Over-Brussels-Policy-Toward.html

Representatives of Spanish Young Farmers and Ranchers of Catalonia (JARC) organization have burnt several flags of the European Union protesting Brussels’ policy toward Russia and measures taken after Moscow introduced import restrictions.

Solar Panels Denied to Homes by Utility Companies - Video

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/solar-panels-denied-to-homes-by-utility-companies/

Solar panels are being denied to certain states as utilities companies and politicians are looking out for their own interests in an effort to eliminate the competition. We look why homes are being prevented from supplying stored energy, in this Lip News clip with Lissette Padilla and Mark Sovel.

Russia may consider ban on car imports from West: Report - Video

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/08/18/375743/russia-may-ban-car-imports-from-west/

Moscow may “fully or partly” ban car imports should Washington and its EU allies adopt fresh sanctions. Bans would not apply to the production of foreign automakers operating inside Russia. Russia imposed year-long food bans on US, EU, Australia, Canada and Norway for their embargoes.

Activists seek blacklist on foreign drinks at state-sponsored banquets

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/181564-russian-government-drinks-sanctions/

Representatives of Russia’s Public Chamber suggest government ban on purchasing foreign-made drinks, including liquor and wine, for official banquets sponsored with state money. Serve only domestic drinks at banquets – be it Russian vodka or Crimean wine.

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