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US moves to deport 150 Bosnians for war crimes against Muslims: Report

March 1st, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/03/01/399662/US-to-deport-150-Bosnians-for-genocide--

US immigration officials are moving to deport scores of Bosnians who fled to the United States in the 1990s, concealing their involvement in war crimes and ethnic cleansing against Muslims in the former Yugoslavia.

Venezuela imposes mandatory visas for all US citizens, bans for Bush & Cheney

March 1st, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/236541-venezuela-imposes-visas-usa/

“ Maduro: In order to protect our country...I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela, We have captured some US citizens in undercover activities, espionage, trying to win over people in towns along the Venezuelan coast.

Kerry confirms proposed AUMF would allow for boots-on-the-ground in fight against the Islamic State

February 27th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.givebackourfreedom.com/obama-wants-authority-to-deploy-ground-troops-in-iraq-and-syria-u-s-secretary-of-state-kerry-makes-it-clear/

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Tuesday that the Obama administration is, in fact, seeking approval for the deployment of ground troops to participate in combat operations against Islamic State forces.

Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

February 27th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141024304

Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana.The legislation forbids the smoking of marijuana, but allows businesses to grow marijuana and sell pot-infused products such as brownies, candy and lozenges.

Why is Congress Turning over Public Lands to Foreign Copper Mine Companies?

February 26th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Why_is_Congress_Turning_over_Public_Lands_to_Foreign_Copper_Mine_Companies%3F/42196/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Nearly 2,500 acres of public lands in Arizona has been handed over to two foreign mining companies that plan to excavate $130 billion in copper from an area considered sacred to Native Americans, got permission to create the mine after Arizona’s two Republican senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, slipped a provision into the Defense Reauthorization.

Legal pot arrives in District of Columbia despite threats from Republicans

February 26th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/legal-pot-arrives-in-district-of-columbia-despite-threats-from-republicans/

The U.S. capital joined Washington state, Alaska and Colorado in making marijuana lawful for recreational use, The law allows adults to possess up to 2 ounces (56 grams) of marijuana and to grow six plants, three of them mature. Sales are barred but transfers of up to 1 ounce (26 grams) is legal.

Call GM food something else to ease public fears, say MPs: Report says label is 'lightning rod' for fears of designer crops

February 26th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2969566/Call-GM-food-ease-public-fears-say-MPs-Report-says-label-lightning-rod-fears-designer-crops.html

The term ‘GM food’ should be abandoned, say politicians who are calling for an extraordinary rebranding exercise. MPs on the science and technology select committee has demanded a ‘reframing of the public conversation’ about genetically modified food, says the GM label has become a ‘lightning rod’ for fears about designer crops.

Obama Administration Intensifies Criticism Of Israel's Netanyahu - Video

February 26th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/02/25/388948678/netanyahus-talk-destructive-to-u-s-israel-ties-susan-rice-says

Secretary of State John Kerry sharply criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "judgment" on talks with Iran on its nuclear program. Susan Rice, President Obama's national security adviser: House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israel's prime minister — and Netanyahu's acceptance of it — have "injected a degree of partisanship" that is "destructive to the fabric of the relationship" between Israel and the U.S.

Netanyahu row with Obama administration deepens

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/31626875

A row between the US and Benjamin Netanyahu has deepened, with the Israeli leader accusing America and others of "giving up" on trying to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.

US Supreme Court appears in favour of headscarf claim

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31626957

A majority of US Supreme Court justices appear to be supportive of an argument that Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim teenager.

ISIS in America

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/isis-american-politics-by-christopher-r-hill-2015-02

DENVER – While the fight between the Islamic State and the forces arrayed against it rages in the Middle East, another brutal battle is brewing in the United States over who is winning the war. In the US these days, all issues – whatever and wherever – soon fall into the maw of the country's polarized domestic politics.

More sanctions on Russia if Minsk II fails: EU

February 25th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/02/26/399211/EU-threatens-Moscow-with-new-sanctions

"Additional sanctions remain on the table. We should be ready for any development — good or bad," European Council President Donald Tusk.

High on the Hill? House bills want to legalize, tax recreational marijuana

February 21st, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/234295-house-bills-legalize-marijuana/

Two newly introduced bills in the US House of Representatives are looking to legalize the use of recreational marijuana and tax it like other drugs such as alcohol and tobacco.

USA and Turkey agree to strike Syria

February 19th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/19-02-2015/129854-usa_turkey_syria-0/

The United States and Turkey have reached preliminary agreement to train and moderate Syrian rebels and provide them with equipment.According to officials from both countries, the decision to send more than 400 troops, including special forces, to work with opposition forces is consistent.

What weapons does USA ship to Europe for war in Ukraine?

February 19th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/hotspots/19-02-2015/129863-usa_europe_ukraine-0/

Germany is unable to stop arms shipments to Ukraine, including from the US and Canada, Karl-Georg Wellmann, a member of the Christian Democratic Union stated in Bundestag, Pravda.Ru reports with reference to Bloomberg.

Putin Is Better Than Brezhnev

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/putin-is-better-than-brezhnev/

Hopefully, the shaky truce between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, brokered in Minsk by Angela Merkel, will hold. For nothing good, but much evil, could come of broadening and lengthening this war that has cost the lives of 5,400 Ukrainians.

Russian armed forces returning to Latin America

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/russia/politics/17-02-2015/129844-russia_returning_latin_america-0/

Vladimir Putin said that he would not allow the West to achieve military superiority over Russia. Russia will continue strengthening the nuclear potential, develop space forces, navy and long-range aviation. The Russian Navy plans to commission two new nuclear submarines. However, Russia lacks a developed system of bases that had been lost after the collapse of the USSR. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu tried to fill the gap during his tour of Latin America on February 11-14.

Paul Craig Roberts – Putin Just Warned The West It Faces These Terrifying Consequences

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-putin-just-warned-west-faces-terrifying-consequences/

Former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: “The U.S. demonization of Russia and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has resulted in alienating those Russians who were supportive of the West and the United States. The constant demonization of Russia and Putin has galvanized the Russian people behind their president.

The Russian-Iranian Military Agreement: Another Perspective

February 16th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/the-russian-iranian-military-cooperation-agreement-another-perspective/

The signing of the Russian-Iranian Military Cooperation Agreement on January 20 has led to speculation, fuelled by rhetoric from Moscow and Tehran, that the two states are working to secure Iran from any future military intervention to stop its nuclear program whilst securing an economically hard-pressed Russia a lucrative market for its arms exports.

Russia works hard to undermine USA's exceptionalism

February 16th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/russia/politics/16-02-2015/129836-russia_latin_america-0/

Russia works hard to undermine USA's exceptionalism. Russia winning Latin America back
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has recently paid visits to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba. The details of his negotiations with Raul Castro remain undisclosed. It was said, though, that in Nicaragua, Minister Shoigu signed an intergovernmental agreement on a simplified procedure for naval ships to enter Nicaraguan ports. The Russian minister also signed a memorandum on cooperation in the naval area.

Iceland reiterates that it will not be joining EU eu/

February 15th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/iceland-reiterates-that-it-will-not-be-joining-eu/

Icelandic Foreign Minister Jon Hannibalsson: the far left, the right and also the right of the centre were all against joining the bloc, noting that these were the parties that traditionally speak for Iceland’s farmers’ association and ship-owners’ lobby – the “special interest groups” with the most power in the country.

Ukraine peace deal: Ceasefire starting February 15, removal of heavy weapons - Video

February 13th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/231571-putin-minsk-ukraine-deal/

An agreement has been brokered in Minsk to stop hostilities in Ukraine from Sunday. The deal was reached after marathon talks between the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, and signed by the Ukrainian rebels.

Obama refuses to rule out arming Kiev following talks with Merkel

February 10th, 2015
Categories: World, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/merk-f10.html

Obama considering authorizing dispatch of advanced weapons to US- and NATO-backed regime in Kiev, to be used against pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. Indicated he would wait to see results of talks in Minsk, between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Merkel before making a decision.

Ex-Italian PM Monti: Europe can’t appear to be ‘tool of US interests’

February 10th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/230891-monti-us-ukraine-tool/

former Italian PM Mario Monti, who warned that Europe must not be viewed merely as “tool” of US global interests, arming Ukraine risk of the conflict in spilling over. “For now it’s a limited war, creating among Europeans a climate of mistrust that could take us too far.

Giving ultimatums isn’t the way to talk to President Putin – Kremlin

February 9th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/230683-merkel-putin-ultimatum-ukraine/

Kremlin: ultimatum issued by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Vladimir Putin; issuing such demands is no way to talk to the Russian president, about the tone of the negotiations; Nobody has ever talked to the president (Putin) in the tone of an ultimatum – and couldn’t do so even if they wanted to," Dmitry Peskov, Russian presidential press-secretary. Merkel vowed more sanctions if Russia finds new peace proposals by France and Germany unsatisfactory.

Le Pen says Washington attempting to start ‘war in Europe’

February 9th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/230503-le-pen-us-lackey/

Leader of France’s rightwing Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen: Brussels “American lackeys” over EU's Ukraine policy. accused Washington of attempting to start a “war in Europe” and expand NATO towards Russia’s borders.

Obama On Bibi Speech: US-Israel Relationship 'Extends Beyond Parties'

February 9th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141010268

President Barack Obama emphasized Monday that the American-Israeli relationship should not become partisan, as tensions escalate over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress, repeated he wouldn't meet with Netanyahu during his visit to Washington, D.C., because of Israeli elections two weeks after the March 3 speech.

Biden calls Europeans questioning sanctions against Russia ‘inappropriate and annoying’ – Der Spiegel

February 6th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/230143-biden-sanctions-europe-russia/

US Vice President Joe Biden has called on European countries to show unity when it comes to sanctions against Russia, labeling the dissenting voices “inappropriate and annoying”, reported ‘Der Spiegel’, quoting the participants of the Brussels meeting.

Putin meets Merkel, Hollande behind closed doors in Moscow - Video

February 6th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/229999-merkel-putin-hollande-moscow/

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Moscow on Friday evening for talks on the Ukrainian crisis with President Vladimir Putin behind closed doors. Thursday, Hollande and Merkel held a meeting with President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev.

Pelosi: Members Won't 'Boycott' Netanyahu Speech. But They Might Be too Busy to Go.

February 6th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141007179

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: There will be no "boycott" of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress next month. She downplayed reports of an organized protest, suggested some lawmakers might just be too busy to attend. At least two Democrats have already decided they won't be on hand.

Obama Budget Allows for Pot Legalization in Washington DC

February 3rd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/news/20150204/1017737665.html

The president’s budget prohibits the use of “federal” funds from being used to enact any “law, rule, or regulation to legalize” marijuana. This means that the District of Columbia can fund itself in the creation of weed laws.

Obama Responds to ISIS Burning Pilot Alive – by Promoting Obamacare! - Video

February 3rd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Obama_Responds_to_ISIS_Burning_Pilot_Alive_%E2%80%93_by_Promoting_Obamacare!/41479/0/38/38/Y/M.html

After the Islamic State released a video Tuesday showing ISIS militants lighting pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh on fire as he stood in a cage, Obama contrasted the death and destruction of ISIS with the “benefits” of Obamacare, which he claimed makes “people healthier” and “their lives better. “We’re here to talk about how to make people healthier and make their lives better, and this organization appears only interested in death and destruction,” he said.

Greek Defense Minister Invited to Discuss Military Cooperation in Moscow

February 3rd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150203/1017712639.html

New Greek Defense Minister has received an invitation to visit Moscow to discuss military cooperation, in December 2013, the two countries signed intergovernmental agreement on defense cooperation relating to the supply of arms and military hardware.

Hashish May Become Legal in Germany

February 3rd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150203/1017711840.html

Possession of hashish may be legalized in Germany if it is used for medical purposes. In summer 2014, a Cologne court allowed three pain patients to grow cannabis at home and use it as a painkiller.

White House Adviser: More Weapons Not The Answer To Ukraine Crisis

February 3rd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141004282

Deputy White House national security adviser Ben Rhodes: "We still think that the best way to influence Russia's calculus is through those economic sanctions that are biting deep into the Russian economy, "We don't think the answer to the crisis in Ukraine is simply to inject more weapons."

Netanyahu’s Congress invitation raises eyebrows among some US generals

February 2nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/2/netanyahu-visit-concerns-american-generals.html

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Klass, called Netanyahu’s scheduled congressional appearance “a new level of chutzpah” argued it raised the question of “whether Israel is becoming a strategic liability for America.

TTIP: Syriza Official Vows to Kill EU-US Trade Deal as 'Gift to All European People'

February 2nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/TTIP%3A_Syriza_Official_Vows_to_Kill_EU-US_Trade_Deal_as_%27Gift_to_All_European_People%27/41438/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Georgios Katrougkalos, now deputy minister for administrative reform, confirmed his parliament would not ratify the trade deal. Greeks could issue a veto, thereby threatening to block the deal.

Georgia's ex-president Saakashvili seeks to become Ukraine’s anti-corruption chief

February 2nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://itar-tass.com/en/world/774852

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili confirmed on Monday that he is ready to fight for the post of Ukraine’s national anti-corruption bureau chief. Saakashvili said corruption is one of the main enemies of Ukraine and he could introduce an action plan based on Georgia’s experience of fighting against corruption.

Delusional America

February 1st, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/02/01/395669/Delusional-America

CEOs seldom know everything going on in the company, too many people, too many programs representing too many agendas. For presidents of countries there is more going on than a president has time to learn about even if he could get accurate information, have to focus on fund raising for reelection and their party. Time and energy used up with formalities and meetings with dignitaries.

Greece goes ‘cold turkey’ on loans: France to support debt relief, no chance of write-off

February 1st, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/228403-greece-france-varoufakis-sapin/

Paris will assist Greece with “anything” to lessen its debt burden, except for writing it off. Anything that can alleviate the Greek debt burden will be welcome; France's finance minister Michel Sapin told Syriza-appointed Yanis Varoufakis.

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