Wet foot, dry foot policy establishes that Cubans who manage to set foot on U.S. soil may remain in the country while those who are intercepted at sea must be returned to the communist-ruled island. Cuba claims that those policies stimulate illegal emigration.
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.
Iranian legal and judicial delegation has arrived in Lebanon to investigate the circumstances behind the bomb attacks outside the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, last November. November 19, 2013, 25 people dead, including six Iranian nationals, wounded over 150 others.
Half a dozen car bombs exploded across Iraqi capital Wednesday, kills 52 wounding 71 .Al-Qaeda-linked militants campaign of attacks, directed at state targets, civilians loyal to the government. Half a million people have died from war-related causes in Iraq since the US-led invasion of 2003.
Turkey jails more reporters than any other country. proposal would give the country’s transport minister and its communications agency the right to shut down a website without even having to take the issue to court. Internet service providers would have to block a site within four hours of being ordered to do so.
The FDA would like to know what you're thinking. Seeking bids from contractors to provide agency with monitoring online sentiment, social media, blogs, forums, Twitter, social networking, photos, audio, video, e-commerce sites, Amazon. FDA's focus should be regulating, not spying on Americans.
Won't be long before all movie scripts use only monosyllabic words, many studios already do so. Most television about cooking, poor people having arguments. News is just opinions. Impossible to dumb down news, entertainment media any further. Human intelligence on downward trajectory, can't get stupider.
A former sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee arrested for allegedly forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him during traffic stop. Former Hamilton County sheriff’s deputy Willie Marshay Greer, 33, was charged with aggravated rape and official misconduct last Thursday. He was out on $50,000 bond the next day.
PreCheck program,sold travelers' rights back to them for small fee now being applied randomly to people waiting in line. Didn’t need to take off our shoes, remove laptops from their bags, and the other perks of being a PreCheck traveler.
U.S. Border Patrol had lent out its Predator drones 700 times over the past three years. new records also show that CBP lent its drones out to previously unnamed agencies such as the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Drug Task Force.
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.
Edward Snowden will join the likes of Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and journalist Glenn Greenwald on the executive board of the non-profit Freedom of the Press Foundation, goal of helping support and defend public interest journalism.
WikiLeaks: environment protection provisions in the draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement will not be enforceable, lacked any mechanism to enforce it or any sanctions for violating it, impact would be global. TPP would impose on some of world’s biggest economies.
Mexican federal forces, vigilante groups failed to strike deal on disarming in Mexico’s western Michoacan state. Government officials met with “self-defense” groups, offering police jobs to qualified members of the self-defense forces. Michoacan state is farming area, major producer of limes, avocados and mangos.
Al-Shabab fighters announced ban on Internet in areas under their control, gave 15-day ultimatum to all communication companies providing web services to end operations. "Any company or individual found ignoring the call will be considered to be working with the enemy.
United States has deployed a group of military advisers to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for the first time since early 1990s Previously unrevealed deployment is in contravention of an earlier US policy that prohibited military “boots on the ground” in the African country.
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.
Press TV: political analyst Stephen Lendman; “dirty hands” of the United States and Israeli regime are behind the ongoing conflicts in South Sudan and the entire African continent, US government and its allies were the main reason behind the separation of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011.
Thousands of African migrants have held demonstrations in Tel Aviv to express their anger at Israel's refugee policies, demanding that Israel grant them refugee status, not to send them to “open detention facilities.”Tel Aviv claims they are “economic migrants, turned a blind eye to their rights for refugee status.
The second and final day of voting on Egypt’s new constitution is underway as anti-government protesters hold rallies in the capital, Cairo. Clashes have reportedly erupted between supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and security forces. Muslim Brotherhood has boycotted the vote on the constitution.
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.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad:threat posed by Wahhabi thinking to all the world, not just to the region, everyone must contribute to the confrontation against it and to eradicating it from the root." Called on Syrians and other people in the region to confront Wahhabism which jeopardizes the entire region.
New York Times: The National Security Agency placed software on 100,000 computers around the world allows U.S. to conduct surveillance using radio frequency technology, allows access to computers other countries have tried to protect from spying or cyberattacks, even if they aren't connected to the Internet,
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.
PA relations with the Czech Republic have deteriorated since illegal arms were found after blast killed ambassador at embassy. Palestinians promised to prevent such occurrences in the future.Czech police: 12 illegal weapons found at the Palestinian Embassy complex, including pistols and submachine guns,
EU commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom: threat from Europeans returning home after fighting in Syria adopting extremist ideologies. EU to create programs to coax extremists out of ideological environments train police, social workers to recognize, help young people under extremist influences.
Community self-defense groups occupied two more towns in western Mexican state of Michoacan, where shootouts, roadblocks, torchings of vehicles taking place for past week. Paracuaro is one of one dozen cities, towns where self-defense groups formed to fight the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel.
Venezuela’s armed forces reported Tuesday that it intercepted a Cessna 210 aircraft arriving from Central America after its crew ignored orders to land. No information has yet been released about the fate of the Cessna’s crew or about it cargo. 30 aircraft suspected of ties to drug trafficking have been shot down.
Iran said it is sending officials to Russia to choose a substitute for the sophisticated long-range S-300 air defense missile system, which Russia said it would not deliver to Tehran. One possible substitute Antei-2500 system, does not fall under sanctions imposed on Tehran, geared for use by ground forces.
Republican legislators in Wisconsin are circulating a draft of a bill on behalf of the state’s largest anti-union business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce would allow 7-day work week for state’s workers. Opponents say employers would use law to erase weekends force employees to work longer.
Animal spies, suspicious stork, shark attacking swimmers linked to Mossad plot. Egyptian muppet-type character, forced to go on national television to deny her appearance in phone commercial was coded message to outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Said to have trained gerbils for use in airport security
Response to strikes that began on Jan. 3 which have paralyzed trade from the major port, particularly for the fruit industry. “A night of repression from the police special forces was experienced. People from STI don’t want to go to work but they are forced to, This is war. There is nothing else to do.
Poorest working families in North Carolina just got another tax hike A person who earns a million dollars per year will get a roughly $10,000 tax cut, bottom 80 percent of the income distribution will see their taxes rise. Four out of five taxpayers in the state were going to pay more next year.
An agreement on cooperation in utilizing nuclear power for civilian purposes signed following negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian President Viktor Orban on Tuesday envisions the building of two new power-generating units at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant.
US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials.
Germany has given up on securing "no-spy" treaty with the USA in wake of the NSA scandal. Although talks between Germany’s security agencies and American counterparts are officially ongoing, German government has little hope of a bilateral treaty which would stop the US spying on German government.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron announced financial incentives for shale gas extraction, controversial energy source known as 'fracking'. Local authorities now be allowed to keep one hundred percent of their local tax on fracking sites, twice as much as for other businesses. Caused an uproar.
Jurors exonerated both defendants despite repeated viewings of the graphic video, which shows multiple punches, kicks, chest compressions and tasings over a nine-minute period. Medical examiner: death caused when four to six police officers piled onto his chest, profuse bleeding, cut off oxygen to his brain.
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