With Iran’s moderate government working within a broad cooperative agreement with the world’s major powers, Israel has no imaginary threat to turn to, no reason to ask for shiploads of cluster bombs to drop on Gaza while peddling the rest on the Georgian arms market,”thwarted Israel’s efforts.
Three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron). Local residents said killings took place Tuesday. Victims were students in their 20s. Israeli troops make incursions into West Bank acrossJordan River almost on daily basis, abduct Palestinian activists.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker(R) campaign encouraging voters not to buy Christmas gifts for their children, use money instead to support his reelection. “Instead of electronics or toys that will be outdated, broken or lost give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of.”
U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft has arrived in Japan, will upgrade America's ability to hunt submarines and other vessels in seas close to China as tension in the region mounts. Built by Boeing Co based on its 737 passenger plane.
The Foreign Press Association accused Israeli army of targeting journalists. Soldiers fired rubber bullets, threw stun grenades at photojournalists clearly identified as press. Italian photographer covering incident almost hit in the face by rubber bullet, shattered the camera instead of his head.
China recently rejected 60,000 tons of corn being imported from the United States found to be contaminated with Syngenta’s MIR162, a strain of transgenic corn. This strain of Bt corn is approved for food and/or feed in 11 countries throughout the world; not authorized in China.
56 people injured demanding the premier and government step down. The premier says their demands are unconstitutional. The police: "We are alternating between the use of water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets. Rubber bullets are being used in one area only, the bridge near Government House."
Edward Snowden: An Australian spy agency was ready to share data on its citizens with its partners from the so-called 5-Eyes alliance. 5-Eyes group members: Australia, Britain, Canada New Zealand and the US. Australia saw nothing wrong in sending over to its foreign allies metadata of its citizens.
Ordered that meetings be shortened, over-the-top welcoming ceremonies ditched and wordy, meaningless speeches be abandoned. Aimed at cutting down bureaucracy and excessive ceremony. Graft and inappropriate law enforcement by local officials led to farmers taking part in violent protests.
Ukrainian demonstrators have launched a general strike in protest against the government’s refusal to sign a political and trade agreement with the European Union. 1,000 protesters blocked off government’s main headquarters Monday in the capital, Kiev, also barricaded the streets with objects.
Pressure mounting on Britain to revise its anti-terror laws after watchdog says police should no longer be able to detain people at British borders without suspicion of wrongdoing. Currently under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act, a person can be detained for up to nine hours at UK borders, without any grounds.
Nonprofit organization Testbiotech: GMOs spreading throughout the world no controls in place to stop them. Escaped their intended areas, moving into the environment, infringing on wild plant populations. This is happening everywhere. USDA: GMO contamination “normal”.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of not providing the country with military supplies, fuel, support services in an attempt to pressure him to sign a security deal. Washington, denied this, said it will withdraw its troops from country if pact is not signed promptly.
“The whole world knows this was not a grassroots insurgency by freedom fighters, but terrorists trained by the United States and Israel. Public relations disaster for America, Israel. Syria “will be able to contain this ‘insurgency.’
This comes three days after the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described Tel Aviv’s illegal settlement activities as “a cause for grave concern. Since March 2012, the Israel has boycotted the UNHRC sessions, cut ties to protest probe of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
100,000 demonstrators, waving Ukrainian and EU flags, gathered in Kiev in defiance of a ban on rallies in the city center. Protesters demand early elections, resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych. Government said Ukraine cannot afford to sacrifice trade with Russia for closer ties with the EU.
United Nations has warned of growing execution-style killings in Iraq, raising fears of a return of the death squads in the country that killed thousands of people following the US-led invasion in 2003.
Massachusetts Statehouse approved 10-year ban on fracking for natural gas to protect state’s drinking water from possible contamination, ensure health and prosperity of communities. Earthquakes in Texas raised concerns over the controversial drilling technique. Anti-fracking sentiment grows among Texans.
Riot police forcefully dispersed demonstrators demanding ouster of President Yanukovych. 10,000 protesters, took to the streets. Security guards swinging batons, beating with truncheons. Dozens wounded, arrested. Massive protests in the country.
US labor groups, businesses clash on Black Friday, regarded as beginning of Christmas shopping season, Walmart workers protesting for higher wages. support for demonstrations has grown 1,500 protests held across the country on busiest shopping day of the year. Critics downplay the protests.
Demonstrators condemned the recent killing of a woman by regime forces in the village of A’ali. Calling for political reforms ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests. scores killed, hundreds arrested.
Israeli troops have clashed with Palestinians protesting the regime’s plan to force tens of thousands of Bedouins out of the southern Negev desert. Plan would expel 70,000 people, destroy 35 Bedouin villages. Palestinian women of the besieged Gaza Strip also rallied in solidarity with the Bedouins.
Gunshots in Thai capital, clashes between thousands of protesters. Anti-government activists call for removal of Prime Minister, proponents took to the streets to protect democracy. One shot dead, 10 wounded .Five injured by knives, rocks. Two badly beaten 3,000 troops deployed to reinforce security.
Russian secret service agents have recently advised regional government officials across the country to stay away from foreign webmail services such as Google’s Gmail and instead use domestic ones. Local administrations in Russian southern Rostov region immediately followed the order.
Thousands of Haitians have taken to the streets of the Caribbean nation’s capital to protest against US meddling in the country’s internal affairs, demanding departure of President Michel Martelly, set fire to discarded tires and pelted police with rocks. Denouncing stranglehold of America” on Haiti.
The international “Day of Rage” rallies have been held all across the UK as well as in the occupied Palestinian territories in the Gaza Strip, east Jerusalem (al-Quds) and elsewhere to denounce the Israeli regime’s schemes to resettle tens of thousands of Bedouins, media reports say.
Egyptian committee drafting a new constitution approved an article that forbids formation of religious parties, or parties based on religious grounds. Ban was in force during Mubarak's 30-year rein. Criticized by legal experts, say this would give military more power than president.
Labeling GMOs won’t cost consumers a single penny. food companies change their labels all the time. Costs are minimal for labeling foods GMO, or otherwise, it would actually cost them more to print a new price tag. They spend even more on marketing campaigns to get us to buy their products.
State officials will use minors in marijuana buying stings next year when Washington's new legal pot stores open, especially because federal officials want to make sure Washington restricts minors' access. State Liquor Control Board already uses minors in "controlled buys" of alcohol at retail stores.
Chinese fighter jets chased US, Japanese military aircraft inside China’s new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in East China Sea. Chinese Air Force spokesman, Col. Shen Jinke: warplanes scrambled to identify US surveillance aircraft, Japanese planes crossing through the zone.
Attack targeting historical Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, day after 11 killed, others injured in similar attack by foreign-backed militants in city of Aleppo. Many casualties in recent weeks. Mortar shells fired into Idlib University, killing two, Russian Embassy, one killed, nine security guards injured.
Egypt's constitution-drafting committee agreed to an article that grants immunity to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). New constitution would grant more powers to the SCAF, could ban Islamic parties completely. The constitution will be put to a referendum in December.
Former Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman Robert J. Kerns arrested for rape of an unconscious person, possession of a controlled substance. Assault allegedly so violent it caused severe genital injuries, other injuries to multiple parts of her body. Charged with 19 criminal counts
Already has about 450 troops in CAR and is planning to send around a thousand more. Many mineral resources, including gold and diamond, in the Central African Republic. Unstable since independence from France in 1960. Seleka fighters blamed for much chaos in the country, killings, etc.
US drone strikes are causing outrage in Pakistan where thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in the latest show of public anger at the attacks. Demanded an end to the drone strikes which they say violate their country’s sovereignty, challenge to the rule of international law.
Encouraging shoppers to report suspicious activity on social media outlets like Twitter. Spying on Americans has reached malls & movie theaters, how long before it reaches supermarkets and our homes? DHS partners with shopping centers, Mall of America, Walmart, Simon Property Group.
Demonstrations in Bangkok aimed at bringing down the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra intensified this week as protesters targeted buildings containing the country’s 19 state ministries and sought to paralyse their operations.
Yemeni tribesmen blown up part of the country’s main oil export pipeline. Not immediately clear whether the oil flow stopped by the explosion. Motive behind the attack remained unclear but tribal sources said it meant to force the central government to pay the tribesmen compensation.
20 people injured in clashes in Argentina between union members and environmental activists, who were protesting construction of a plant by Monsanto. Activists are concerned the plant would process Monsanto-made genetically modified corn, ending up in the local market.
The UK Foreign Office has expressed anger at Madrid after Spanish Guardia Civil officers opened and searched British diplomatic bags on the border with Gibraltar. The incident, which took place on Friday, was described by the UK government as a "serious infringement" of international diplomatic protocols.
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