The Knesset passed an amendment to the Sexual Harassment Bill which stipulates that no sexually explicit image or video can be uploaded to the internet, a measure that is expected to curtail so-called revenge porn incidences, up to five years in jail.
Glenn Greenwald, the investigative journalist who first published Edward Snowden leaks, said that the NSA whistleblower still has "a huge number of very significant stories to reveal," including those relating to Israel.
US has issued a rare order to a Turkish company to stop Boeing airplane engine export to neighboring Iran, saying the export would violate US sanctions on Tehran. US ban, has for years prevented the sales of passenger aircraft and repair parts to Iranian airlines.
Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says the United States should be prepared to take military action against Iran despite an interim nuclear agreement. Also called on the Obama administration to increase military support to Israel in case Tel Aviv decides to launch a military strike against Iran.
On December 13, six residents of the 147-unit Astor House building on Chicago’s far north side were evicted from their apartments. The evictions were carried out in freezing temperatures, three days prior to the start of Cook County’s holiday moratorium on evictions lasting until January 2nd.
“Plant Reproductive Material Law” regulates all plants, restrictions on vegetables and woodland trees, all other plants of any species. Illegal to grow, reproduce, or trade any vegetable seed or tree not tested, approved by government, more specifically the “EU Plant Variety Agency.” Heirloom seeds criminalized.
A church which is in need of repair has used a law which dates back to the era of Henry VIII in an attempt to force villagers to foot the bill. St Peter’s church sparked anger when it sent notices to residents informing them they may be required to pay for the 14th century building to be fixed.
Iraq has received 13 Mil Mi-28NE helicopters under a $4.2 billion defense contract with Russia. The helicopters, dubbed “Night Hunter” for their night operation capabilities, were delivered to Umm Qasr Port on Sunday. Iraqi army received 15 similar aircraft last year, plan to use in the fight against militants.
Syrian Minister of Education Hazwan al-Wez says Russian language will be included as a new educational curriculum within next year in Syrian schools. option for students to choose between both languages of Russian and French starting from seventh grade
The Kuwaiti prime minister on Monday reshuffled his five-month old cabinet replacing seven members, including the oil and finance ministers, and raising the number of Islamists to four. Move came two weeks after all the ministers submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Sheikh.
Tribesmen in Yemen's Hadramawt province blew up a major oil pipeline in retaliation for army killing one of their men, officials said on Monday. The same pipeline attacked on December 28. It usually pumps about 120,000 barrels per day. Attacks on oil and gas pipelines in Yemen are frequent.
Israel has approved a plan to construct 272 new illegal settlement units in West Bank as US Secretary of State John Kerry left Middle East. International community considers colonisation of occupied land illegal, Palestinians view settlement construction as obstacle to reaching a peace agreement.
About 4,000 migrants are housed at a former American housing base in Sicily, which has been converted into centre for asylum seekers. Discontent is rife, with migrants saying despite a 35-day maximum stay, they have been at the centre for more than a year, unsure when or where they will go.
In Sweetwater, Florida, cars were being towed by the thousands. So many, in fact, that a car was towed in about 37% of all arrests. To add to that ridiculousness, the company that did the towing was partly owned by the city's mayor.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured a bone in her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland, also suffered heavy bruising in the accident. She will have to remain lying down as much as possible in the next three weeks and several visits will be cancelled.
Workers taken two executives hostage at Goodyear tyre factory in Amiens, subject of row between French minister, American CEO last year. Union representatives to keep the men captive until they have better terms for the 1,173 workers who face unemployment with the proposed closure of the site.
James Craig the chief of police in Detroit, Mich., has a message for the law-abiding folks in his crime-ridden city: Arm yourselves, and criminals will think twice about attacking you. I think it acts as a deterrent. . I learned that real quick in the state of Maine.”
Egypt’s military junta is intensifying its crackdown on all opposition to its rule. Friday, security forces cracked down on demonstrations called by Muslim Brotherhood killing 14 protesters. Police fired tear gas at protesters who defended themselves with fireworks and stones.
Cambodian government intensified its crackdown on opposition leaders, union officials, striking garment workers, military police shot, killed least four injured dozens and banned all rallies and assemblies in the capital. Ban applies to protests and demonstrations by striking workers.
United Arab Emirates not to buy BAE 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters worth £6 billion. UAE would now turn to French Rafale fighter planes made by Dassault Aviation to replace its ageing French-made Mirage aircraft. BAE Systems is still negotiating to supply 72 Eurofighter jets to Saudi Arabia.
Nearly two-thirds of Spaniards want their country’s scandal-hit King Juan Carlos to abdicate, according to a newly released poll. Carlos has also seen his popularity plunge over the past three years due to a number of scandals that have hit the royal family.
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev in the first opposition rally of 2014. The demonstrators gathered in Kiev’s Independence Square on Sunday to continue opposing the government’s rejection of an association agreement with the European Union (EU).
Value of Turkey’s national currency, lira, has fallen to a new low against the US dollar amid an ongoing corruption scandal which has plagued the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The lira plunged to 2.1947 per dollar on Monday, after dropping to 2.18 on Thursday and 2.17 on Friday.
Thousands of African migrants in Israel have marched to the embassies of the United States and a number of European countries on the second day of their mass strike. The protesters marched in Tel Aviv in Monday to demand asylum and work rights from Israeli authorities.
If Scotland’s separatist government gets its way in a referendum planned for September, the 300-year-old union of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland — the United States’ oldest and closest ally — will be on the road to disintegration.
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) deal to purchase two intelligence satellites from France worth US $930 million in jeopardy after discovery of “security compromising components. US-supplied components provide a back door to highly secure data transmitted to ground station.
Former Labour Member of the British Parliament Clare Short says “Israel’s claim to be a democracy is eroding very fast” after being threatened with arrest by the Tel Aviv regime’s officials. She was an MP for Birmingham Ladywood from 1983 to 2010 and Secretary of State for International Development.
Russia’s Rospotrebnadzor consumer rights protection agency has barred over 165 batches of Japanese products, including 132 used cars and 33 batches of spare parts, from entering Russia, citing radioactive pollution concerns, the agency said on its website.
China to consolidate its rare earth industry under government control, clamp down on smuggling. An Economic Information Daily report claimed that a planned six state-run groups would control the majority of production in a country which is said to account for over 90 per cent of global trade in rare earths,
Foreign Policy is reporting a change in the bureau's latest fact sheet, in which the agency's primary mission has changed from "law enforcement" to "national security." It's in keeping with the bureau's post-9/11 duties as the nation's primary domestic counterterrorism agency.
Obamacare bailout provision: Section 1341, “reinsurance” fund collected from insurers and self-insuring employers at $63 a head. This yields $20 billion over three years to cover losses. Section 1342, “risk corridor” provision that mandates taxpayer payout covering up to 80 percent of insurance-company losses.
More than 30,000 African asylum seekers who entered Israel illegally protested in Tel Aviv on Sunday, police said, in the biggest rally ever staged by migrants in the Jewish state."We are all refugees" and "Yes to freedom, no to prison!" they chanted in English, with Israeli rights activists also joining the march.
An Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi says seminary students in Israel prefer getting tortured and killed to being conscripted into the regime’s armed forces. Another Israeli rabbi slammed the materialistic objectives of the Israeli army and said Israeli youths evade military service due to their awareness of such mentality.
The US Defense Department has waived laws that ban Chinese-made components on US weapons, including on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets. Chief US arms buyer Frank Kendall allowed two F-35 suppliers to use Chinese magnets for new warplane's radar system, landing gears other hardware,
Press TV: A political analyst says many American judges do not hesitate to violate the US Constitution, as they are ‘corrupt employees’ of the administration, “Many of the judges are corrupt; many of them derive many sources of income; so it’s a good life.
Shower with other people, go to bed early and stop drinking tea if you want to cut expenses, suggests British energy firm Frist Utility after whopping their prices up by 18 per cent. Said that customers should follow an “energy diet. Issuing ridiculous advice, insult and annoy many who are struggling.
The long lines stretching around Colorado marijuana shops have apparently not gone unnoticed by investors, with the price of shares for cannabis-related companies skyrocketing since the drug became legal throughout the state on January 1.
Clashes between Houthi Shias and Salafis have claimed 17 lives in western Yemen, officials say. The Yemeni security officials, who were speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Saturday’s fighting broke out in the province of Amran. Yemen is the Arab world’s poorest country.
Authorities beefed up security after 100 polling stations were torched and ballot papers were burnt or snatched. They have also imposed a ban on the movement of vehicles without special permission across the south-Asian country.Massive rallies in the capital.
On December 25, the government declared the Brotherhood a terrorist organization, blamed it for the December 24 bombing on a police headquarters that killed 16 people without investigating or providing any evidence. 1,000 people were killed in a week of violence between Morsi supporters and security forces.
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