UN International Labour Organization (ILO): Official worldwide unemployment climbed to more than 200 million for the first time last year. Euro zone, percentage of people out of work hovered at a record 12.1 percent in November for the eighth consecutive month. North Africa hardest-hit region.
United Nations rescinded an invitation to Iran to participate in talks organized by the major powers on a political settlement of the three-year-old conflict in Syria. Controversy, two days before the so-called Geneva II negotiations were set to open in Switzerland,threaten the cancellation of the peace conference.
Driver has driven under the influence of alcohol many times in the past. This is not the first time his license has been suspended. Some people whose licenses have been suspended for 100, 102 years, for 106, majority of drivers sell their cars and never drive again.
Residents from a Texas community demand ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, amidst allegations it’s to blame for a spate of recent earthquakes. Man who identified himself as a retired rocket scientist said it doesn’t take someone with his expertise to see that increased fracking is causing the quakes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has blamed some European governments for meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs amid a surge of violence in the country. warned against fanning the flames of conflict between Ukrainian government, opposition protesters, could cause situation to spiral out of control.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial on charges of conspiring with foreign groups to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt. Ousted president and 35 others are accused of plotting with foreign organizations like Palestinian Hamas and Lebanese Hezbollah, as well as with Iran.
Hacking expert David Kennedy: gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes and required nothing more than a standard browser,extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself.
Israel’s leading businessmen and businesswomen will fly to Davos next week, with a message for the prime minister: Maintaining a growing and stable economy requires Israel to make peace with Palestinians, the sooner the better, warned him of the looming threat posed by boycotts.
Net neutrality is the principle that pipes carrying our information online should be “dumb”like our phone lines. If the pipes are too smart, the ISPs that provide them could prioritize some content, websites, apps, or users over others. That means, for example, Comcast could slow down BitTorrent traffic (it did).
A top Malaysian Sunni cleric says a plot involving the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia has been hatched to cause sectarian conflict among Muslim nations. Saudis and other Arab countries have turned their lands into Western bases. They do this not to support Islam but to gain power.”
Syria’s President Bashar Assad said there is a “significant” chance he will seek a new term and ruled out sharing power with the opposition seeking his ouster, in an exclusive interview before the Geneva II peace talks. If there is “public opinion in favor of my candidacy, I will not hesitate for a second to run for election.
Mexico disarmed 1,200 local police officers suspected of colluding with drug traffickers in Michoacan state, arrested 38 members of Knights Templar drug cartel active in region, accused of colluding with gangs by vigilante militias that have taken up arms in recent months in Michoacan state.
Calm restored to border followingtense standoff between Lebanese, Israeli armies. Following discovery of suspicious object. Lebanese Army deployed immediately in area ready for combat as it investigated devices planted under tree. Spanish, Indonesian UNIFIL soldiers observed the proceedings.
French Foreign Ministry denied it banned Syrian delegation to the Geneva 2 peace conference from flying over French airspace. International talks on Syria are in Switzerland January 22. expected to bring together both parties to the conflict for first time since war broke out in Syria.
Thomas Jefferson: anti-tax, pro-gun, anti-central bank, loved precious metals. Wanted amendment to Constitution, would ban federal government going into debt. "Paper is poverty, it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself". Wouldn’t have a prayer of making it to the White House today.
Bird has written for the Wall Street Journal since last October, shows that what he was regularly reporting on was a supply imbalance caused by overproduction of shale oil in the U.S. in the face of slacking demand. U.S. is on track to reach records for crude-oil production by 2016.
Obama: our freedom depend on the work of spies, but the very birth of our republic was dependent on the same kind of surveillance network. Folks at NSA and other intelligence agencies are our neighbors. They’re our friends and family.”
At least nine guerrillas with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) died in a Colombian air force bombardment of one of the insurgent group’s camps in the northeastern province of Arauca. Combat is continuing in the area between the leftist rebels and army troops.
A medical bill has been signed into law in Turkey that requires doctors to obtain government permission before administering emergency first aid. Critics have blasted the bill as a crackdown on doctors who treat activists injured during protests. Up to three years in prison or a fine of almost $1 million.
Members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum discussed setting up a common bank to finance joint investment projects, the new head of the group said. “The idea of helping each other in investment, in financing projects, and in long-term.
South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright (R), who is challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the GOP primary, said on Friday that school teachers should be able to carry machine guns to protect students from gun violence.
Ukrainian police have used tear gas and stun grenades after pro-EU protesters began throwing Molotov cocktails at officers. The clashes followed violence at the protests in the country’s capital, Kiev, on the previous day. officers, trying to prevent protesters from entering government district, forced to retreat.
Former DEA agent Patrick Moen After over a decade of working with the federal government to put away drug dealers, recently abandoned his job at the DEA to pursue career with Privateer Holdings, a Seattle, Washington-based investment firm that specializes in the budding marijuana industry.
The value of Turkey’s national currency, lira, has fallen to a new record low against the US dollar amid an ongoing corruption scandal plaguing the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, however, has rejected Lira's plunge to be a sign of economic instability.
Freedom Industries the company responsible for chemical leak, which poisoned the water of 300,000 West Virginians filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. attempt by the company to escape legal, financial responsibility for the chemical spill, as it will put on hold the some 25 lawsuits already filed.
mayor of the Big Island Hawaii, Billy Kenoi, has now banned biotech GMO from his island, agriculture industry largely opposed it. Furthermore, Kenoi wants to encourage community-based farming and ranching, with a nod to local commerce instead of international biotech monopolies.
Houston resident Greg Snider claims he was arrested and held for more than an hour after local police mistakenly targeted him as a criminal, for giving a homeless man a few quarters. We saw you downtown. We saw what you did.’ And I was like, 'Are you kidding me? I gave a homeless man 75 cents.
President Barack Obama announced major overhaul to National Security Agency’s most disputed surveillance operations Obama:“I believe we need a new approach. I am ordering a transition that will end the Section 215 bulk metadata collection program as it currently exists.
Ukrainian protesters clashed with police in Kiev after at least 10,000 people took to Independence Square for an anti-government demonstration. Police retaliation with tear gas and water cannons. Some of the protesters started breaking up the pavement, arming themselves with rubble.
A number of high-ranking US lawmakers believe President Barack Obama’s plan to overhaul National Security agency’s controversial spying programs will not work. Obama said that he does not want the NSA to keep the database of the phone records.
Two Republican lawmakers have suggested that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may have acted in concert with a foreign power in exposing US surveillance programs.President Obama:leaks by Edward Snowden caused “unnecessary damage” to intelligence capabilities of the US.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are again set to escalate as the US and South Korean militaries prepare to hold their annual joint war games. e North Korea demanded exercises called off. North Korea: both sides take substantive steps of halting actions that provoke and criticise the other.”
China struggled to keep genetically modified foods out of their country, rejecting, incinerating US shipments of corn by the boatload. some seeds may have made their way in blamed for crop failure. Police busted a seed smuggling case that may have contributed to the failure of 200 acres of corn.
Israel will halt distribution of gas masks to civilians next month, the government announced Sunday. Decision came following assessment by Israel’s defense establishment that there has been a “significant decline in the threat of chemical weapons being fired at Israel,”
Right-wing media figures of all stripes are outraged that New York Gov. Chris Cuomo (D) said that New York state is no place for “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay” Republicans. have no place in state of New York, that’s not who New Yorkers are.
Libya has declared a state of emergency in the country after heavily-armed gunmen temporarily seized a military base in the south. Army had regained control of the base after air strikes.
aircraft took off and dealt with the targets.
Some of the animals are clones of clones. Most have been genetically modified. One batch of particularly small pigs has had a growth gene removed – they stopped growing at the age of one. Others have had their DNA tinkered with to try to make them more susceptible to Alzheimer’s.
Half of all jobs could be automated by computers within two decades and “no government is prepared. Pace of change unprecedented. Tsunami of social change will follow.Uncertainty about where next generation’ is going to find work. Bleak picture of the future.
Police used water cannon, teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters that gathered in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Saturday for rally calling against bill that would tighten government control over Internet. Protesters ran to side streets to escape water cannons, teargas police used on peaceful demonstration.
EU and US diplomats voiced dismay after Ukrainecriminalised every aspect of pro-EU protest movement. laws impose fines ofto $1,275, 15 days’ detention on people who install, supply equipment, tent, loudspeakers, at opposition rallies, wear masks, make “extremist” billboards, form convoys of cars.
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