Two students, have lived in a camper with their parents in Pennsylvania since losing their home to foreclosure in 2011. Campground located just outside the school district’s boundaries. Federal law, allows homeless students to remain enrolled in school they attend, even if outside of the limits.
Obama administration, congressional Democrats to drop proposed renewal of extended unemployment benefits for long-term unemployed. 1.3 million will receive last unemployment compensation check week of December 28. In 2014: 3.6 million will exhaust their state unemployment benefits.
An anti-drone motion was passed by Yemen’s parliament on Sunday, banning drone attacks in Yemeni airspace. Vote comes amid growing anger against Yemeni sovereignty. US unmanned aircrafts used to kill Al-Qaeda terrorists. Concerns for civilians. Washington increased drone strikes in Yemen
Russian Defense Ministry: confirmed deployment of short-range Iskander missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads near borders with Baltic states, NATO members, does not violate international agreements. Lithuania, Poland concerned. NATO has American nuclear weapons in Europe.
40 killed in terrorist attacks in Iraq. Gunmen killed three soldiers guarding oil pipeline near Tikrit, shot 12 people on bus in Mosul, five car bombs, magnetic “sticky bomb” on vehicle explode. TV journalist Nawras al-Nuaimi slain. Open war, country in chaos. Iraqi Prime Minister: al-Qaeda killing thousands.
Growing campaign among US academics to isolate Israel reaches a milestone as members of the American Studies Association voted to endorse academic boycott of the Zionist regime. Boycott calls on American schools, academic groups to ban collaboration with Israeli institutions.
UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database: Turkey sent 47 tons of weapons to foreign-sponsored militants in Syria since June including shotguns and hunting rifles. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Levent Gumrukcu initially denied the statistics, later confirmed the UN figures.
Proposed weapons deal, which the Pentagon notified Congress of in December, would provide Riyadh with 15,000 Raytheon anti-tank missiles. Cost over $1 billion. Very large number of missiles, including most advanced version of the TOWs (tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missiles).
Irish authorities asked unemployed citizens to leave the country in a desperate attempt to reduce social security spending. Sent letters to 6,000 unemployed citizens, asking them to go to other EU countries, if they have a chance to get a job there. Letters are only recommendations.
Thyroid cancers, leukemias, rectal, gynecological bleeding, pilots with perfect eyesight going blind. Were rescuing people in the water, drinking desalinated sea water, bathing in it, finally captain alerted crew there was high levels of radiation." Japan KNEW radiation being released, did not tell U.S. Navy.
Italian anti-austerity Pitchfork protests for a week against cuts, high taxes, unemployment. Call for government to resign, be replaced, parliament dissolved. Blame recession on politicians. Many condemn capitalism and the euro. Clashes with police. Millions marching, growing by the hour.
Defense analysts told US House Armed Services’ Subcommittee the Pentagon should begin massive arms build-up, for possible confrontation with China, especially after its recent declaration of air defense zone over East China Sea. US needs a more focused war plan for China.
Britons are increasingly becoming homeless as a result of both the shortage of housing and the repercussions of welfare reforms underway by the coalition government. Nine percent of British adults have been homeless at some point in their life.
Oklahoma law for religious displays: 10 commandments monument in front of the State House. Satanic Temple to ask for a memorial. Hindus are calling for their own religious statue to be placed on the state capitol grounds in Oklahoma City. Lord Hanuman is a Hindu monkey god.
About 2.5 million Britons will have to borrow money to afford heating their homes this Christmas. 7 million people would take out a loan over Christmas, 35 percent saying would use the loan to pay energy bills. One in six people surveyed, associate Christmas with “dread” and “worry”.
Fact-checking website PolitiFact is out with the latest edition of its "Lie of the Year," and the dubious prize went to US President Barack Obama for his claim that, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."PolitiFact had rated previous statements by Obama along similar lines as "half true."
A US presidential review panel tasked with examining policies and procedures at the National Security Agency concluded a program to collect data on every phone call made in the United States should continue. Proposed that records of phone calls made in the U S be held by the phone company.
The report: 83 percent of cities surveyed reported increase in requests for emergency food assistance over the past year, 52 percent saw increase in homelessness. Despite growing need, mayors in surveyed cities expect assistance for the hungry, homeless to decrease in coming year.
Business owner in Colorado received the world’s first marijuana retail license. “Annie’s” currently operates as a medical marijuana dispensary, will begin selling recreational marijuana January 1, 2014. Marijuana will be sold to adults by legitimate, taxpaying businesses instead of drug cartels.
Antibiotics are added to animal feed or drinking water of cattle, hogs, poultry and other food-producing animals to make them gain weight faster or use less food. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implementing plan to phase out certain antibiotics for food production.Threat to public health.
Brazil to break global moratorium on genetically-modified "terminator" seeds,said to threaten the livelihoods of millions of small farmers around the world. Sterile or "suicide" seeds produced byof genetic use restriction technology, makes crops die off after one harvest without producing offspring.
Dutch water supplier Vitens, has ended a partnership with the Israeli water company Mekorot. the Dutch company said it was “extremely hard” to work with Mekorot on future projects “because they cannot be taken out of the political context.” Becoming a serious reputational risk.
A federal judge said General Motors is not required to pay $450 million to cover medical benefits for retirees, in a defeat for the United Auto Workers union. U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn: post-bankruptcy GM did not assume any obligation for the payment.
New kits for detecting the presence of marijuana and other drugs, combined with stiff zero tolerance “per se” laws to send sober smokers to jail. Could deploy a bunch of DrugWipes at DUI checkpoints near a college or a concert to generate DUIs, convictions and law enforcement income.
Reykjavík District Court sentenced four former executives of Kaupthing Bank to between 3 and 5 1/2 years in prison for financial crimes dating back to 2008. Investigations into the four go back to the Icelandic bank crash of autumn 2008. Special Prosecutor’s Office targeted many top bank officials.
Outraged opponents of the new law allowing French intelligence and the government to spy on internet users without any authorization, say it will "weaken the country's position" in the European and international debate on protection of personal data.
Russian President Vladimir Putin: Russia does not seek the role of a regional or global hegemony, but will defend its core values and interests. All attempts to impose on other nations have failed. Gave assurance that Russia wants to respect the sovereignty and stability of other countries.
A Department of Homeland and Security employee who has been running a website promoting the genocide of whites and homosexuals has officially been fired, four months after being placed on paid administrative leave. Predicted a large race war would occur in the near future in the United States.
A US assassination drone strike has killed, wounded several people at a wedding party in southern Yemen. Washington claims that its airstrikes target militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the non-UN-sanctioned air strikes.
A brawl broke out in Georgian Parliament Wednesday over the nation's stance on Ukraine's current turmoil. Scuffle stemmed over protesters in Kiev. Demonstrators angry Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych pulled out of a long-awaited political agreement with the E U.
Ten people killed, hundreds injured as chaos gripped Argentina amid a police strike demanding pay rises. Mobs have taken over the streets, looting shops and robbing homes. Officers across the country refused to go on patrol in 19 out of 23 Argentinean provinces.
During an overnight raid, Ukrainian police have driven protesters off some of the areas they occupied in central Kiev. The operation was carried out in order to clear the streets from the barricades to let transport pass, according to the law enforcers. Minor clashes, tear gas being used.
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legalize both the sale and production of marijuana. Under the new legislation, the price of marijuana will be set at one dollar per gram, aiming to undercut the current price of $1.40 on the illegal market. A historic day" for Uruguay.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will not sign a controversial security deal with Washington unless US-led forces stop attacks against civilian targets across the country. Deal allows US to keep thousands of troops in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 withdrawal date for foreign troops.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin: Russia preparing a response to plans by the U S to develop new fast-strike weapons platform capable of hitting high-priority targets around the globe. If we are attacked, in certain circumstances we will of course respond with nuclear weapons,
British anti-poverty charities have slammed the global trade deal agreed by the World Trade Organization (WTO). According to critics, the deal reached among the 159 members could hinder countries from setting their own priorities in food security, worker rights and environmental protection.
The University of London, Britain's largest university, banned protests on its campus for six months following two days of unrest at this public education centre. The university obtained an injunction banning its students from staging "occupational protests.
Retired Chinese diplomat Sha Zukang urged the US, Japan and China to avoid a major conflict in the Asia-Pacific region over "those two tiny rocks" in East China Sea. The tiny islands, called Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese, source of tension between Beijing and Tokyo for decades.
Canadian arms exports soared to countries with poor human rights records, including Bahrain, raising questions about Canadian government’s foreign policy.Increased its weapons exports to Pakistan by 98 percent, Mexico by 93 percent and Egypt by 83 percent, all countries are experiencing conflicts.
Doctors of the World (MDM) said on Monday the crisis in Greece has badly damaged people's ability to cover their medical expenses, warning that the issue has put Greek children and pregnant women at risk. Over 27 percent of the population, unable to pay social security, left with no healthcare.
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