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.
Canadian officials confirmed Monday that the nation is preparing to include the North Pole as part of its Arctic Ocean seabed claim in the multi-country push to prove jurisdiction over further territory in the resource-rich area. We are drawing the last lines of Canada, defending our sovereignty.
Car bomb exploded outside cafe in town of Buhriz killing 12, wounding 24. Roadside bomb hit army patrol south of the capital, killing one Iraqi soldier, wounding two others. Three killed, seven wounded in bomb attack at outdoor market in Baghdad. Attacks came day after bombings in Baghdad killed 39.
Sofia Gatica, a leading Argentine campaigner against Monsanto’s agrochemical spraying on GM soy received a death threat from a suspected Monsanto mercenary who held a gun to her. A few days later, Sofia was attacked and beaten near her place of work. Monsanto accused of intimidation tactics.
A crowd of around 400 people set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday after a man was hit and killed by a bus, the first major riot in the city-state for more than 40 years. Fuel concerns about discontent among low-paid foreign workers.
The biggest drop in living standards since the Victorian age is seeing low and middle earners suffering an unprecedented squeeze on their incomes as austerity measures continue to bite, women, part-time workers disproportionately affected, increasing number of public sector workers are struggling .
Daughter of Reverend Wright and 12 other Democrats are charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and needy. Two of them have ties to President Barack Obama.
British government has issued guidelines warning businesses of the risks of trading with Jewish colonies in the occupied Palestinian territories, including potential damage to a company’s reputation. We do not encourage or offer support to such activity.
Controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation. Would allow foreign companies to challenge laws or regulations in a privately run international court.
Indiana State Police paid $373,995 for device that track movements of anyone nearby with a cellphone, capture the numbers of incoming, outgoing calls and text messages. Concerns civil liberties groups. police aren’t saying what they do with the technology; whose data they collect.
Virginia State Police released a new “crime-fighting” app that encourages citizens to photograph citizens who are legally photographing in public, the latest chapter in the War on Terror that further criminalizes photography. Encourages citizens to snap a picture and send it (with a message) to police.
The mayor of the island of Hawaii, Billy Kenoi, has signed bill 113 into law. This bill prohibits biotech companies from operating on the island, and it bans farmers from growing any new genetically altered crops. (The papaya industry, which has more than 200 farms on the island, is exempt from the bill.)
Japanese media reporting radiation levels in the nuclear powerplant is now at its highest levels ever. Radiation so bad it can be fatal within 20 minutes. Two Sv is regarded as severe radiation poisoning. Six Sv produces a 100 per cent mortality rate after 30 days of suffering.
agreement to share information between the National Security Agency [NSA], a host of European, Russian, Canadian and Chinese spy agencies and the world’s Central Banks will ensure that the only relevant force in Global Stock markets will be the trading activity of the world’s Central Banks
Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Microsoft advocating reforms, overhaul of surveillance laws, an international ban of bulk data collection. “People won’t use technology they don’t trust. Governments have put this trust at risk, having a direct effect on their business interests.
At least two students have been killed and dozens detained after Egyptian security forces stormed the campus and dormitories of al-Azhar University in the capital, Cairo
Head of Egyptian Interests Section in Tehran has described the Israeli regime as the only possessor of nuclear arsenal and a serious threat to the entire region, reiterating Cairo's desire to see a Middle East free of nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction.
Ukrainian riot police have been deployed to the streets of the capital, Kiev, to stop thousands of pro-EU protesters who have been blocking entrances to key government buildings including the City Hall. Protesting against government decision to expand trade with Russia, stop EU association agreement.
Unmanned aircraft targeted a car carrying the three victims in the province’s al-Qatan district. November 19, three people were killed in a similar attack in the same province. November 7, five killed in another US drone strike. Numerous drone attacks in Yemen that have killed many innocent civilians.
Britain’s biggest food bank provider, the Trussell Trust, has reported an explosion in food bank use as a direct outcome of austerity measures, welfare cuts, energy price increases and low pay. Confirmed that food bank use has tripled this year. Supplying meals for more than 50,000 people a day.
South Korea extended its own ADIZ to overlap with China’s zone, while two other US allies—Australia and Japan—were involved in sharp diplomatic exchanges with China. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe threatened to shoot down unmanned Chinese drones entering what Japan regards as its airspace.
French soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have exchanged fire with heavily-armed fighters. Clashes broke out during a military operation to disarm fighters in Bangui. France claims the aim of the mission is to create stability in the country in order to allow humanitarian aid to reach violence-hit areas.
Israel’s Economy Minister believes the time has come to annex parts of the West Bank and install full economic and military control over Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, which are deemed illegal under international law. Called ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations a “joke.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra: dissolution of parliament called for election amid protests in Bangkok. “ Many people opposed to the government from many groups, best way is to give back power to the Thai people, hold an election,” “So the Thai people will decide.”
French troops captured Bossangoa in the Central African Republic (CAR), press ahead with military operations. United Nations Security Council resolution: African Union, France go-ahead to send troops to CAR. Many mineral resources, gold, diamond, country is extremely poor, series of rebellions, coups.
The Italian navy and coastguard said they rescued over 100 Syrian refugees after their boat got into difficulties off the coast of Sicily. The boat, had launched distress signals while almost 500 kilometres south of the island.
Oil well lying a few dozen meters inside Palestinian territory, according to international law and the Oslo Accords, should belong to Palestine. Well is under Israeli control, most of the reserves lie under Palestinian territory. Israel has prevented Palestinians from gaining access to natural resources.
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