President of Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: global isolation of Israeli academic institutions a threat to Tel Aviv's immunity, a isolated university in the international community is doomed to death. main universities in the world boycotting Israeli universities, not accepting Israelis in post-doctoral positions.
MPs in Italy's lower house of parliament break into fights after the speaker interrupted a filibuster by opposition party M5S. Laura Boldrini became the first speaker in history to use the 'guillotine' to cut short a debate, meaning the house voted 236 to 209 to re-evaluate the share capital of the Bank of Italy.
Tian Lan, 55, and at least three others were seized by police in Tongzhou shortly after gathering outside the courthouse in support of activist Xu Zhiyong according to the Chinese Human Rights Defenders network.Charges against Xu related to small-scale, peaceful street protests.
Vast majority of high capacity magazines, assault rifles were not reported to authorities by gun owners in Connecticut. 38,000 out of 2.4 million high capacity magazines being registered with authorities. 50,000 assault weapons were registered, over 370,000 assault rifles in the hands of Connecticut gun owners.
Ruling elite indifference to needs, country’s working people. One of the few true statements Obama included in his speech was the observation that “corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. Half the population cutting back on food, medicine.
US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to slash the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) by $8.7 billion over ten years, cutting food benefits by an average of $90 per month for 850,000 of the country’s most vulnerable people Passed after only one hour of debate
District nutrition manager seized, threw away lunches of up to 40 students over negative account balances in Utah elementary school. children had already received their lunches at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City.‘You don’t have any money in your account so you can’t get lunch.’”Children were in tears.
Emmanuel Augustine solicited an undercover female deputy posing as a prostitute Wednesday morning in an area north of Houston. If convicted, Augustine faces a possible fine of $2,000 and up to 180 days in jail.
Ukraine's first post-independence president has warned the country is on the "brink of civil war". Leonid Kravchuk, president from 1991 to 1994, urged parliament to "act with the greatest responsibility."EU's foreign policy chief said all parties must hold "real dialogue".
Egypt will put an Australian, two Britons and a Dutchwoman on trial for aiding 16 Egyptians belonging to a “terrorist organisation”, the public prosecutor said on Wednesday, describing the four as Al Jazeera correspondents.
The EU is considering mandatorily equipping of all cars sold in the union with devices, which would allow police to remotely disable engines. European law enforcers will be able to stop fugitives, suspected criminals and even speeding drivers with a simple radio command from a control room.
Turkish government has dismissed or reassigned some 800 police officers in the latest wave of purging the police force following a high-level corruption investigation. Dozens of prosecutors involved in the probe into alleged money laundering, bribery and gold smuggling, have been also removed from their posts.
Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has condemned Israel’s recent threats against his country as a violation of international law. “The Israeli threats clearly violate Resolution 1701 on both political and international levels, in addition to the human rights principles.”
In November, Florida voters will decide whether the Sunshine State will be the next laboratory of democracy to legalize medical marijuana. If 60 percent of voters go for it, doctors could prescribe marijuana for patients with "certain medical conditions" and "debilitating diseases.
CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Peter Schiff: government programs, not low wages, were trapping Americans in poverty.People don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy “In a free market, there’s plenty of food for everybody – especially the poor.” Socialism creates scarcity, famine.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's administration has decided to sign a 40-year contract to privatize the state's crumbling bridges, but there has been little to no media coverage of the deal and what it will mean for two generations of Pennsylvanians.
Gabriel Magee, JP Morgan bank executive, jumped from the top of the bank’s European headquarters, fellow American banker, William ‘Bill’ Broeksmit, 58, was found hanging in his South Kensington home.
Iceland let its banks fail in 2008 because they proved too big to save put it on a trajectory that’s turned 2 percent unemployment into a realistic goal while the euro area grapples with record joblessness, led by more than 25 percent in Greece and Spain,
U.S. is aligning with known terrorists and drug dealers in Colombia in the name of fighting terrorism and drugs. The Guardian: Western banking system is propped up by billions of dollars of Colombian drug monies, therefore, it is not in the U.S. interests to too effectively combat drugs.
Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, lobby group that represents 300+ companies intimidate legislators with threats of lawsuits should they attempt to back a GMO labeling law in their state. Companies that sell GMOs are doing everything they can to keep people from knowing it.
Caution about certain words on hospital admission forms. “Inpatient” admission designation means a Medicare patient will not have to pay the hospital bill, only the deductibles or co-pays, depending upon the patient’s plan. Under Observation,” then the patient is liable for any rehab therapies the patient may need.
Argentine government has responded to last week’s run on the peso with new rules allowing limited dollar purchases only to individuals with monthly salaries of 7,200 pesos (US$900) a month. The share of individuals in the population with this income is barely 20 percent.
New York Rep. Michael Grimm (R) was being interviewed by local news station NY1, asked about allegations concerning federal probe into his campaign finances refused to answer the question, threatened to throw reporter off balcony and “break [him] in half.” Incident captured by NY1's cameras.
The Ukrainian parliament voted on bill providing amnesty for opposition protesters in Kiev, on condition protesters vacate occupied government and administrative buildings. bill supported by 232 of 450 total members of Ukraine parliament. Opposition lawmakers say detained protesters must be released.
Edward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian lawmakers, who say the NSA whistleblower contributed to “transparency and global stability” by revealing the depth and sophistication of the global surveillance apparatus. Peace is more than simply the absence of war.
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.
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