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Lawmakers float idea to allow Post Offices to provide payday loans

July 24th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.intellihub.com/lawmakers-float-idea-allow-post-offices-provide-payday-loans/

The proposal by the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General, being considered in Congress, would allow the United States Postal Service to provide payday loans, check cashing, prepaid cards and other financial services in “low-income communities, including rural and inner-city areas.”

Bulgaria’s premier resigns amid political, economic crises-Video

July 24th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/07/24/372548/bulgarias-prime-minister-resigns/

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has resigned, amid political and economic crises in the Balkan state. Oresharski handed in the resignation of his government on Wednesday ahead of snap elections aimed at ending months of political turmoil in the European Union (EU)’s poorest country.

Ukrainian prime minister resigns-Video

July 24th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/07/24/372628/ukrainian-prime-minister-resigns/

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has handed in his resignation to protest the disbanding of the ruling coalition party, said the parliament was no longer capable of doing its work or passing necessary laws.

Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russia: Premier-Video

July 24th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/07/24/372539/ukraine-to-hit-russia-with-sanctions/

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk: “Ukraine will introduce sanctions against every individual with a Russian passport” who sides with the pro-Russians, accused Moscow of funding and supporting the forces, a claim Russia denies. Sanctions imposed on those who helped Crimean integration into Russia,

US MH17 remarks resemble Iraq WMDs tale: Russia

July 22nd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/19/371964/us-mh17-remarks-like-iraq-wmd-tale-russia/

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin: US remarks over the crash of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine resemble Washington’s hasty conclusions on the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. US has established the guilty party "even before the investigation of the Boeing accident.

EU to Adopt Restrictive Measures on Investment in Crimea by July End

July 22nd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140722/191119263/EU-to-Adopt-Restrictive-Measures-on-Investment-in-Crimea-by-July.html

Foreign ministers from the European Union will introduce additional measures to restrict trade and investment in Crimea and Sevastopol, according to the statement issued after the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on Tuesday.

Vice President Joe Biden: I looked into Putin’s eyes and told him he has no soul

July 21st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014851985

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, “I said, ‘Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul,’” Biden said. “He looked back at me, smiled, and he said, ‘We understand one another.’”

AK-47 Sales Soar After US Sanctions Kalashnikov Imports

July 21st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/AK-47_Sales_Soar_After_US_Sanctions_Kalashnikov_Imports/36750/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Following the US imposition of further sanctions on Russia last week, specifically the import of Kalashnikov firearms, gun stores across the US are experiencing a run on AK-47s. Among the companies sanctioned this week was Kalashnikov Concern, the maker of the automatic weapon.

US Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Supporting Israeli Assault on Gaza

July 19th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://imemc.org/article/68523

Following a similar resolution passed last week by the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday night to support Israel’s ongoing invasion of the Gaza Strip. No dissenting vote was cast, and no mention was made of the hundreds of Palestinian civilians, most of whom are women and children, that have been killed by Israel in the past ten days.

Washington seizes on Malaysian airliner crash in Ukraine to threaten Russia

July 18th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/ukra-j18.html

Before any investigation had been carried out, leading US politicians and media outlets seized upon yesterday’s terrible crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight in east Ukraine, which cost 295 lives, to legitimize stepped-up threats against Russia, posing the danger of all-out war.

McCain wants harshest sanctions for Putin and Russia

July 18th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/07/18/371862/mccain-harshest-sanctions-for-putin/

US Senator John McCain (R-Arizona): Washington should “impose harshest possible sanctions on [Russian President] Vladimir Putin and Russia That's just for openers, Washington should take actions if it can prove Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian forces in east Ukraine.

Sanctions and Airliners Paul Craig Roberts

July 18th, 2014
Categories: News, War, Politics

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2014/07/18/sanctions-and-airliners#more23929

The three traits that define Washington – arrogance, hubris, and corruption – make Washington a slow learner. Arrogant people wallowing in hubris are incapable of learning. When they encounter resistance they respond with bribes, threats, and coercion. Diplomacy requires learning ability, but Washington left diplomacy years ago and relies on force.

Putin’s Coup In Jewmerica’s Back Yard

July 17th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=950

And while Jewmerica is eating its heart out trying to isolate Russia with its laughable slogan, ‘mobilizing the international community,’ Putin continues to straddle the world stage…this time in Jewmerica’s own backyard in Latin America.

Shutting Off Water of Citizens in Detroit: Treating People Like Things and Corporations Like People

July 16th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/shutting-off-water-of-citizens-in-detroit-treating-corporations-like-people-and-people-like-things

Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a leader of the Moral Mondays movement, recently pronounced: "We're in a time where corporations are treated like people and people are treated like things."

Russia offers extended visa-free stay to Ukrainian refugees

July 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/172828-russia-ukrainians-visa-free/

T Federal Migration Service: Ukrainian citizens will be allowed to prolong their 90-day visa stay by 180 days, number of refugees from Ukrainian regions could reach half a million, would not punish Ukrainians for violating visa regime, agency would monitor the situation in Ukraine.

The US Military Returning To Philippines - A Discussion with The Tadem (part 1) - Video

July 14th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.greanvillepost.com/2014/07/14/the-us-military-returning-to-philippines-a-discussion-with-the-tadems-part-1/

A Dispatch from Andre Vltchek & Crista Priscilla. The good light in which the US is perceived today by many Filipinos is the result of extremely successful propaganda comparing the US with Spanish imperialism…and the ignorance and short memory of most people. Now the old imperialist is back,

Germany to minimize intelligence ties with US in wake of spy scandal

July 11th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_11/Germany-to-minimize-intelligence-ties-with-US-in-wake-of-spy-scandal-3180/

The Federal Chancellery of Germany has instructed the Defense Ministry and intelligence services to minimize cooperation with their US partners, the Bild tabloid reported Friday. The move comes against the backdrop of a major spy scandal.

Portuguese protest over austerity, labor policies-Video

July 11th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/11/370790/portuguese-protest-against-austerity/

Thousands of people of Lisbon protest against government’s austerity measures, proposed changes to the country’s Labor Code. Cuts to wages, pensions and welfare benefits have affected millions. Spending cuts and tax rises required by terms of international bailout loan.

In case of another shelling of Russian territory responsibility to fall on Kiev authorities - Moscow

July 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_10/274496675/

Russian Foreign Ministry expressed strong protest over the firing of Russian checkpoint "Gukovo" by Ukrainian military forces on the Russian-Ukrainian border on July, 10. Stressed that a repetition of such cases the responsibility for the consequences of attacks will be on the Kiev authorities.

Moscow Ready for International Monitoring on Border With Ukraine

July 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140710/190874911/Moscow-Ready-for-International-Monitoring-on-Border-With-Ukraine.html

Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich: Russia agrees to international monitoring of its border with Ukraine, possible only when a sustainable truce and ceasefire is reached in southeastern Ukraine.

EU says Ukraine has right to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity

July 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/eu-says-ukraine-has-right-defend-its-sovereignty-and-territorial-integrity

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: "Ukraine has right to take legitimate actions in defense of its sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens, preserve law and order within its borders while maintaining a measured approach, in particular protecting civilian lives,

Germany to up counter-espionage amid spy scandal

July 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/08/370390/germany-to-step-up-counterespionage/

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere: Germany to step up counter-espionage efforts following arrest of an intelligence service employee suspected of spying for the United States, emphasized that the country urgently needs a “360 degree vision” of all intelligence-gathering operations in Germany.

Kiev refuses to hold talks with opposition: Defense Minister-Video

July 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/08/370437/kiev-refuses-dialog-with-opposition/

Ukraine's Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey says Kiev will not hold talks with pro-Russian forces in the east unless they “irrevocably lay down their arms. Kiev has been placed under strong European pressure to establish direct talks with pro-Russian fighters on a possible ceasefire.

Russia’s Central Bank Shuts Down Branches of Four Ukrainian Banks in Crimea

July 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140707/190828366/Russias-Central-Bank-Shuts-Down-Branches-of-Four-Ukrainian-Banks.html

Russia’s Central Bank stopped all operation with offices of four Ukrainian banks in Crimea. “The decision to stop the activity of the structural branches of the Ukrainian banks was done for protecting the interests of investors and clients, whose legal rights were breached,

Ukraine promises to use weapons against violators of state border in Sea of Azov

July 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/739429

Ukraineto use weapons with an intent to kill any intruders who violate its state border in the Sea of Azov, which is divided between Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine’s National Security Council: Ukraine would shoot down Russian helicopters in case they violated the country’s airspace.

A Split In The Eurasian Union: Belarus Refuses To Join Russia's Trade War With Ukraine

July 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014840800

Russia trying to secure support of Belarus and Kazakhstan in introducing measures against Ukrainian goods. Moscow failed to convince its Eurasian partners that Kyiv’s Association Agreement would pose a threat to their economies, taking unilateral action for raising customs duties on goods from Ukraine.

Russia urges EU to deplore Kiev military operations

July 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/07/370287/russia-urges-eu-to-condemn-kiev-ops/

Russian Foreign Ministry urged the 28-nation bloc to slam the deaths of civilians during the Ukrainian army’s shelling of the country’s restive east, denounce the criminal policy of the Kiev authorities.

Ready, steady, puff! Washington State starts legal pot sales Tuesday

July 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/170968-marijuana-washington-state-sale/

Legal weed sales are about to start in Washington State as retailers have received their first electronic retail marijuana licenses. 20 stores received permits to sell cannabis, Store owners are allowed to sell marijuana from 8 am Tuesday, but which of the stores will be up and running then is not yet clear.

NATO's Aid to Ukraine Beneficial for US Military Industry – Russian Official

July 4th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140704/190805140/NATOs-Aid-to-Ukraine-Beneficial-for-US-Military-Industry-.html

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin: NATO is sending Ukraine arms and military equipment from East European countries which is in the interest of US military-industrial complex. Ukraine presented NATO a list of military equipment, needed by the country.

Robert Mugabe says no whites may own land in Zimbabwe

July 4th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2014/0703/Robert-Mugabe-says-no-whites-may-own-land-in-Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabeordered the nation’s remaining white farmers booted off their farms, land be given to black Zimbabweans, country close to bankruptcy, whites may no longer own any land in Zimbabwe, would still be allowed to own businesses and urban apartments.

Russia passes law to force websites onto Russian servers

July 4th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/04/us-russia-internet-bill-restrictions-idUSKBN0F91SG20140704

Russia's parliament passed a law on Friday to force Internet sites that store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so inside the country, a move the Kremlin says is for data protection but which critics see an attack on social networks.

NATO arming Ukraine with Soviet weapons – Deputy PM Rogozin

July 4th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/170388-rogozin-ukraine-arms-europe/

Russia Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin: NATO’s newest Eastern European members are handing over their Soviet arms stockpiles to the Ukrainian army, the alliance is in danger of pouring gasoline on the flames of that country’s civil war.

The re-emergence of Japanese militarism

July 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/pers-j03.html

Japanese cabinet to endorse “reinterpreting”country’s constitution to authorise “collective self-defence” Under pretext of coming to aid other nations, step toward ending constitutional restraints on use of military force, allow Japan to forge new military ties, wage wars of aggression in concert with its allies.

US describes Kiev's punitive operations in eastern Ukraine as 'adequate'

July 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_03/US-considers-Ukrainian-military-operations-in-the-east-of-the-country-to-be-adequate-3178/

The US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki: "In terms of events of what’s happening on the ground, our view is that the Ukrainian security forces' operations have been moderate and measured; they’ve been taking steps to maintain calm within their own country.

.Hillary Clinton Goes to Bat for GMOs at Biotech Conference-Video

July 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Hillary_Clinton_Goes_to_Bat_for_GMOs_at_Biotech_Conference/36382/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Hillary Clinton backed GMOs and Big Ag, endorsement of GMO seeds when she served as Secretary of State. Fears that current subsidies, tax breaks aren't enough,“I don’t want to see biotech or pharma companies moving out of our country simply because of some tax advantage somewhere else.

Greece faces massive power cuts

July 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/03/369728/greece-faces-massive-power-cuts/

Greece faces massive power cuts as unions threaten to disrupt the country's power supply in row over government plans to break up country's main electricity provider. Workers of Greece’s Public Power Corporation (PPC) said they would strike Thursday to protest privatization program by the government.

Putin asked to broker Ukraine ceasefire-Video

July 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/03/369738/putin-asked-to-broker-ukraine-ceasefire/

German and French leaders have urged Russia’s president to encourage pro-Moscow protesters to reach an agreement with the government in Kiev. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin expressed “deep concern” over the increasing number of civilian casualties and refugees in Ukraine’s eastern regions.

12 more EU countries warn against trade with Israeli settlements Settlements are illegal under international law, statements say, and dealing with them carries legal and financial risks.

July 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.603030

Twelve European Union members urge their citizens to refrain from business, economic activity, investment in settlements or bodies connected to the settlements. So far 17 EU nations have published such warnings. France, Italy, Spain published warnings few days ago, joining Germany Britain.

Russia Delivers 2nd Batch of Jets To Iraq As USA Unloads 4000 Hellfire Missiles

July 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iraq

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Russia_Delivers_2nd_Batch_of_Jets_To_Iraq_As_USA_Unloads_4000_Hellfire_Missiles/36354/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Russia just delivered the second batch of Sukhoi fighter jets (which will be flown by Iraqi pilots and "are ready to provide air support to the armed forces"), and the US unloaded 4,000 additional Hellfire missiles to support Iraq's fight against the Islamist insurgents.

Shells devastate entire streets in eastern Ukrainian town (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

July 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/170032-lugansk-ukraine-shelling-airstrike/

Eyewitnesses in the Cossack settlement of Luganskaya have accused government forces of carrying out two airstrikes on densely-populated residential areas. 9 people died,11 wounded. Among the victims is a five year-old girl. . Kiev says the devastation is the result of shelling by secessionist forces.

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