Greek coastguard intercepted a Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship in Aegean Sea with 20,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles on board.The cargo ship, Nour M, taken to the island of Rhodes its Turkish captain, seven crew members were arrested. Destination of the arms unknown.
Potential very serious accident, operation amounts to nuclear high-wire act, cranes other machinery on scaffolding above the No. 4 unit. Tepco spokesmen: removal process not risky. Tepco record of accidents at the plant tests faith in its competence to perform such a delicate task.
Motorola, owned by Google, applied for a patent: electronic tattoo placed on a person’s neck, acts as a “mobile microphone, lie detector and digital display.” Announced the password pill, stomach acid-powered tablet turns your body into a living password equivalent of a floppy disk.
GE tree developed by ArborGen, biotechnology corporation to provide wood pellets that fuel power plants around world. Require substantial amounts of fertilizers and pesticides water. Spread seeds and pollens over great distances. Risks contaminating surrounding area.
President promises everyone would be able to keep their existing insurance plan under Obamacare even though he knew they they wouldn’t. Obama:“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.”
Athens street turned into live studio by employees of Greece’s former state TV broadcaster, after police evicted them from their offices. Microphone, camera, lights on a street put Greece’s ERT back on the on air Thursday. news anchor, Aglaia Kiritsi, hosted show outside former headquarters of broadcaster.
Jennifer Castilleja told KTRK that she offered to come to the school Wednesday morning and pay for the breakfast but Barber Middle School in Dickinson ISD refused to feed her 12-year-old unless it got the money first His account had run out of money. School is standing by its policy
Britain’s top spy chiefs said in televised appearance Thursday intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden have left its enemies “rubbing their hands with glee” and caused terror groups to change the way they communicate. The leaks from Snowden have been very damaging, they put our operations at risk.
Surging labour costs after exodus of a million foreign workers, freelance tradesmen gone since police patrols began strict enforcement of tough labour laws , rounding up thousands of illegals for deportation. Employers forced to turn instead to authorised service companies, which charge double.
Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday said he was outraged that most government services like the military and “organ selling” had not been turned over to private business. Stossel’s list of things that needed to be privatized included parks, libraries, law enforcement, military and “organ selling.
October 12 March Against Monsanto (MAM), scores of police from half a dozen municipalities there, with dogs .previous demonstration, police told picketers to stand on pavement not on Monsanto’s grass. next event, cops said pavement too close to traffic ordered people to stand on the grass.
SeaTac, Wash initiative will raise minimum wage to $15 an hour for hospitality and transportation workers in and near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The current minimum wage in Washington State is $9.19. paid sick leave,tip protection. New Jersey voted to raise the state's minimum wage $1.
Couple that considers themselves longtime liberals and supporters of President Barack Obama say the president’s hallmark health care legislation has left them forced to find a new health coverage plan. All the options they’re seeing now cost upwards of double for equal or worse coverage.
Breakthrough made at nuclear talks in Geneva, Tehran's proposed plan for resolving the impasse over its atomic program accepted by the six world powers. Israel prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu: signing an interim deal with Iran would be a mistake of “historic proportions,”
Japanese officials couldn’t tell us the catastrophe wouldn’t have any effects, but they could exaggerate the potential dangers. under-reported just how much radiation is leaking from the “storage tanks” containing highly radioactive water.
24-hour strike yesterday paralysed much of the country.Schools, courts, public offices, Trains, buses rairport closed. hospitals provided only emergency care. Journalists reported only about strikes and protests. 15,000 workers gathered in pouring rain at Syntagma Square in Athens.
Federal authorities arrested Cmdr. Jose Luis Sanchez in Tampa, Fla, face allegations he accepted $100,000 in cash, visits from prostitutes and other bribes from a Malaysian contractor.Passed on classified U.S. Navy information
Fired contributing editor Dick Metcalf:“ too many gun owners believe any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement,”all constitutional rights are regulated, I do not believe they have a right to use them irresponsibly.” Backlash was immense. Readers threaten to cancel subscriptions.
Treasury report: Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities.Many refunds were sent overseas, including 655 sent to a single address in Lithuania. Last year, the IRS stopped $12 billion in fraudulent refunds from going to identity thieves
Portland first east coast city to legalize marijuana, removes penalties for small-quantity, adult marijuana possession, does not decriminalize production or sale of pot. Three Michigan cities remove criminal punishment for marijuana possession, 14 localities decriminalized marijuana.
Cypriot underwater gas and oil discoveries value estimated at US$800 billion energy will likely be exported to Turkey or Europe. Turkish troops continue to occupy 36 percent of Cyprus.
US Central Intelligence Agency is paying AT&T, a US telecommunications corporationmillions of dollars a year for company’s huge database of phone records for spying purposes. CIA supplies phone numbers of its targets outside the U. S., AT&T provides agency data on the targets’ phone calls.
Police in Greece have stormed headquarters of the country’s now-defunct public broadcaster ERT, evicting the employees who had occupied the building since June. Former employees of the state broadcaster had occupied the building since Greek government shut down the ERT.
Sarah Harrison, the WikiLeaks journalist, who accompanied Edward Snowden from Hong Kong to Russia and stayed with him until he was given asylum, says the whistleblowing site lawyers advise her against going home to Britain. Her new home in Berlin.
Marijuana in Colorado will be labeled with a 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent sales tax. Denver adding additional 3.5 percent sales tax on pot sold in city limits. Taxes: $70 million annually. Governor originally opposed legalizing marijuana, but has come out in support of the tax proposal.
Inventor of the world wide web criticised N S A and its British counterpart GCHQ for weakening online security breaking encryptions that guard data privacy for millions. Sir Tim Berners-Lee : "full and frank public debate" over internet surveillance, warns cracking encryption will be exploited by cybercriminals.
Man pulled over by police in New Mexico for failure to make complete stop at a stop sign hauled to hospital,forced to undergo anal probes and forced defecation in police search for drugs. x-ray, anal probes, enema, forced defecation, doctors found no drugs.
Following an accident at the Alcântara satellite launch pad in 2003, in the state of Maranhão, Brazilian intelligence services investigated the possibility that the incident may have occurred as the result of sabotage by French secret service agents. Accident killed 21 people, including engineers, technicians.
The NO to Initiative 522 in Washington Committee set the record for most money raised in any initiative campaign in Washington’s history. spending more than $21.4 million dollars to deprive people of their right to know about what is in their food is horrendous.
Monsanto’s massive campaign to defeat your very right to know what’s in your food has been backed by over $22 million in corporate funding from sources like DuPont and Bayer, but the reality is that these corrupt corporate monopolies are fighting just to survive within the world’s food supply.
Leaked documents have revealed evidence of a plot to destabilize Venezuela and undermine the rule of leftist President Nicolas Maduro.Appear to substantiate claims of attempts to cripple the country through internal sabotage. Allege American company, right-wing Colombian groups responible.
Voters in five counties endorsed secession from the Centennial State. Six more counties rejected proposals to create a 51st state of “North Colorado.” Voters in the 11 counties put the question on the ballot, upset the state legislature enacted environmental protections, gun control measures.
Artificial intelligence through the next generations of drones in the US and Israeli unmanned fleets. New energy systems, lasers; new hardware, robots,unmanned systems; new manufacturing techniques, 3-D printing; new software dealing with cyberwarfare, cybersecurity. “Robotics might be the future of war.
American cities, turning to private forces to protect public order. UN: private security industry experiencing global economic boom. U.S. world’s biggest spender, totaling $138 billion. Pentagon spent $44 billion on mercenaries. 140 private companies now patrol routes off the Somali coast.
One killed, eight wounded after a series of improvised devices exploded outside an office building of a provincial headquarters of the Communist Party of Chinain in Taiyuan. Seven explosions occurred at around 07:40 local time.
According to the security sources, nine people were gunned down by unidentified armed men on Monday, while 11 others were shot dead in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Security forces arrested 3,000 terror suspects, discovered a heavy cache of weapons, guns, hand grenades, explosives.
Syrian government will not participate in Geneva 2 peace conference if the aim is for President Bashar al-Assad to relinquish power. "We will not go to Geneva to hand over power as desired by (Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud) al-Faisal and certain opponents abroad," state news agency SANA.
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo says it has achieved "total victory" over March 23 Movement (M23) rebels in east of country after 20-month conflict. Those who escaped can use hit-and-run operations, we have to end everything politically so that we are sure without any threat.
United States is planning to conduct more joint military exercises in western Pacific amid China’s concerns over the presence of American forces in the region .China: American militarism in region could endanger peace. United States encircling China with a chain of small air bases, military ports.
At least 14 Latin American and Caribbean countries have used or purchased drones Brazil has highest number in the region, made domestically and internationally, Argentina, Chile developed their own drone technology. El Salvador purchased drones from Israel. Chile has acquired Iranian drones.
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