Libya’s Interior Minister Seddik Abdelkarim escaped assassination attempt in Tripoi. Abdelkarim, is also deputy prime minister, was heading to meeting of the interim parliament Wednesday, gunmen fired a barrage of bullets” at the vehicle. The minister escaped unharmed, the assailants fled from the site.
Police officer, Mohamed al-Noaman, 42, gunned down Wednesday by an assailant who fled the scene on motorbike, day after gunmen shot dead General Mohamed Saeed, a senior Egyptian Interior Ministry official, outside his home in the capital Cairo. Increasing number of attacks against police.
A West Virginia state official told legislators on Wednesday that he “can guarantee” some residents are breathing in a cancer-causing substance due to the chemical spill that occurred earlier in January, breaking down into formaldehyde in the shower or in the water system, and they're inhaling it."
A new proposal in the San Jose, California City Council would allow residents to voluntarily offer police access to their private video surveillance camera recordings. Authorities say the program would only be used for investigatory purposes. Police would be able to tap into registered cameras in a pertinent area.
Britain will take in hundreds of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, including rape and torture victims, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Tuesday, announcing a softening of the government's stance. n the last year it has accepted around 1,500 Syrian asylum seekers who had made their way to Britain.
The son of the assassinated former prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, has urged the government to take military action against terrorist groups operating across the violence-wracked country. Pakistani government said it will use all-out military action as a last resort to address extremism and militancy.
Cuban President Raul Castro urged cooperation between Latin American, Caribbean nations without involvement of United States. "We should establish a new regional, international cooperation paradigm, in speech at summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC.
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the West for meddling in Ukraine's internal affairs. Moscow has offered Kiev a $15-billion aid loan. The EU accuses Russia of offering a large amount of financial aid to Ukraine in order to turn the country away from the bloc. Ukraine has been rocked by protests.
Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai suspects Washington undermining the government in Kabul through ‘insurgent-style’ attacks, provided a list of several attacks, which he says Washington may have been involved, including recent assault on a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul, 20 people killed.
A man will stand trial next month after being caught taking some tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese from the dustbins behind a branch of Iceland, taking the food because he needed it to eat and does not consider he has done anything illegal or dishonest in removing food destined for landfill.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said "part of his job description is to defend Israel" that it is "elemental to being an American, because there is no greater ally on earth, that's something we can say proudly." announcing that "City Hall will always be open to AIPAC," adding that it is his job to stand by the lobby in Washington.
Dish Network and DirecTV on Monday announced a plan to jointly give political advertisers the ability to microtarget their ads down to the household level. That means that any of over 20 million homes in the United States will soon start getting highly personalized campaign spots that were meant just for them.
The Turkish central bank raised its overnight lending rate to 12 percent from 7.75 percent and the overnight borrowing rate to 8 percent from 3.5 percent late Tuesday, in a surprisingly strong move to defend the country's embattled currency.
A Jerusalem court sentenced an ultra-Orthodox anti-Zionist Israeli Jew to four-and-a-half years prison Tuesday for attempting to spy for Iran. Yitzhak Bergel, a member of the radical Neturei Karta group that opposes the existence of the state of Israel, admitted as part of a plea bargain.
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) proposed raising taxes on poorest Americans even if the only money they have to pay is money that they get from government programs like welfare. At a Tea Party Patriots event in South Carolina earlier this month, Gohmert said he had his own plan to address income inequality.
Federal prosecutors indicted seven officials with Infinity Bio-Energy ethanol. Employees had to work exhausting schedule, salaries lower than legal minimum, serious deficiencies in terms of safety and health, meals were insufficient, served in inappropriate places, were spoiled due to lack of preservation.
Putin:"Regarding you question whether we will review our agreements on loans and the energy sector if the opposition will take power ... No, we will not, The loan and the gradual reduction of gas price were to “support the people of Ukraine, not the government”, ordinary people who always suffer.
President Obama will increase minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts to $10.10 an hour, from $7.25. The executive order, applies to all contractors performing services for the federal government, would affect more than 2 million employees. Five states passed minimum wage measures last year.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: biggest challenge we face with cyber world is protecting privacy, security of the public. There could be a serious breach,”. “There should be a sort of UN for the internet. A coalition of leading companies in the cyber world…and in my opinion Israel is the most advanced.
The NSA agency is not preoccupied solely with national security, but also spies on foreign industrial entities in US business interests, former American intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, has revealed in an interview to German TV. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/4knl08
Japan risked further irking their close neighbors China and South Korea on Tuesday, when the government announced textbooks were being changed to make it clear that two sets of remote islands at the center of sovereignty disputes are integral parts of their territory.
California drought, farmers in San Joaquin Valley fear federal officials could seize water in San Luis Reservoir intended for their crops. Dropping reservoir levels across state leading to struggles over water set aside via the Central Valley Project, a federally-run network of reservoirs, pumping plants and canals.
Government said it reached agreement with vigilante leaders to incorporate armed civilian groups into quasi-military units called the Rural Defense Corps. Vigilante groups estimate their numbers at 20,000, allowed to keep their weapons as long as they register them with the army.
US government is reportedly looking at ways to prevent anyone from spying on its own surveillance programs of US citizens’ phone records, funding research to prevent phone company employees and other eavesdroppers from seeing who the US is spying on.
Reuters: Russia’s consul general and his wife have been stabbed in Sudan's capital, Khartoum by a man from the Central African Republic, Both victims are in a stable condition, attack was a random revenge against a Westerner by a man whose brother was killed by European troops in the CAR.
Government sources have admitted that they are considering overhauling UK trespass laws to make it easier to extract shale gas. Under the plans being considered by the government, fracking could take place under homes without owners’ permission.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s resignation in a move aimed at defusing the Eastern European country’s political crisis. Ukraine's parliament has overwhelmingly voted to abolish a controversial anti-protest law that triggered deadly unres in Kiev.
Kenyan court sentenced a man to seven years prison for ivory smuggling in the first case since the government passed a new law to deter illegal trading in wildlife products. Wildlife authorities in Kenya said they retrieved 3.4 kilograms of raw ivory from his suitcase.
Fresh clashes have erupted in Libya as the supporters of former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, went up against government forces and former rebels, follows two weeks of violent tribal clashes in Sebha where at least 88 people have been killed and more than 130 others wounded.
12 people have reportedly been killed in the latest clashes that erupted between Yemen’s Houthi fighters and armed tribesmen supporting Salafist militant groups. Monday, 21 people were killed and a dozen others injured in similar clashes in Arhab Mountains.
Senior leader in the ruling party who promised military strikes against the Taliban and brushed aside human rights fears about draconian new anti-terror laws time had finally come to "smash" militant safe havens, Decision to launch military operations, army to decide what form any operation would take.
Utah reduced homelessness 78 percent, on track to end homelessness by 2015.figured out annual cost of E.R. visits, jail $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments.
FEMA was seeking contractors who could supply biohazard disposal facilities, tarps and housing units. They have also recently been on the look out for companies who are able to provide food and drinks on a grand scale, transport companies willing to work on an indefinite time-scale.
45 killed, 26 injured during an attack on a local market in volatile northeast Borno state in Nigeria, Boko Haram fighters held responsible. Nigerian forces have been raiding militant camps, launching air and ground attacks on suspected hideouts of the fighters past two months.
Egypt remains tense, a day after deadly clashes among security forces, opponents and supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi. 50 people have been killed and almost 250 others injured in 24 hours of clashes that broke out during rival protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 revolution.
New York State Education Department, funded byfederal government,promoted by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, P-20 data collection program allows government entities to share and access records for every student in the state with overall goal of monitoring individuals from childhood to death.
Recently, during an interview with Mexico's Televisa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that the United States can't legalize drugs "because there is just too much money in it."
Ukraine's justice minister has threatened to call for a state of emergency unless protesters leave the ministry building they occupied during the night. Protesters now occupy four sizable buildings in central Kiev, including the city hall.
Ukraine is borrowing another $2 billion from Russia on the same terms as a $3 billion Eurobond sold in December, sign Moscow is pushing a $15 billion bailout despite concern about violence at anti-government protests in Kiev. Russia agreed on credits cheaper gas for Kiev to help meet huge debt payments.
United States military launched an airstrike in Somalia on Sunday targeting a suspected militant leader with reported links to terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabaab. US would not give name of the target, nor say if suspected militant leader was killed or wounded by the strike.
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