US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt declared that the United States would not recognize the results of the “so-called referendum” as it regards Crimea. threatened further steps against Russia. US and the EU were in complete agreement that harsher sanctions could follow the referendum.
Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio demand providers stop broadcasting five Russian channels to ensure informational security in compliance with the decree “About urgent measures on ensuring national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair supporter of government spying upset because she believes CIA may have spied on a congressional computer network. Feinstein said CIA may broken law, violated the Fourth Amendment of Constitution by searching the network.
Twenty-nine states have altered mandatory sentencing laws since 2000. Sentencing reforms focused on changing punishment for nonviolent drug offenders, give judges more discretion in deciding penalties. Even conservatives reconsidered laws, realized trimming budgets include shrinking fiscal demands of prisons.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food; current global food system needs to be "radically" and "democratically" changed to alleviate global hunger over profits of monopolized industrialization, pesticide-heavy agribusiness corporations. System led to loss in biodiversity, soil erosion, pollution.
Libyan defense minister took over duties as prime minister this morning. The oil tanker The Morning Gloryhad had at least 234,000 barrels of oil aboard but is now said to be on fire after being hit by a missile.
State Utilities Commission will have final say on whether Duke’s 3.2 million customers will foot the bill for $1 billion effort, households to pay between 75 cents a month for 15 years. Coal ash is waste left after burning coal that contains over a dozen toxic heavy metals; arsenic, mercury, lead.
Colorado Department of Revenue: collected $1.4 million from a 10 percent sales tax on marijuana, as well as $416,690 from the state’s normal 2.9 percent sales tax. Another $195,318 came in through an excise tax. $14 million in total retail marijuana sales for January.
The parliament of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has adopted an independence declaration from Ukraine which is necessary for holding a March 16 referendum. 78 of 100 members of the parliament voted in favor of the declaration.
NATO has begun wargames in Poland as recently dispatched US jets are set to take part in the exercises. US: drills were planned before the outbreak of unrest in Ukraine. 12 US F-16 fighter jets and 300 personnel are due to arrive in Poland by Thursday.
German parliament building may be soon checked for bugs and eavesdropping landlines to ensure privacy. Berlin is ramping up security amid a scandal over electronic surveillance by US National Security Agency. Areas of interest is supposedly secure rooms used for negotiations related to confidential matters.
Maoist rebels has ambushed a convoy of security forces in the troubled central India, killing at least 18 people and injuring several others. Victims included 16 paramilitary soldiers, an inspector from the Central Reserve Paramilitary Force and a civilian, attacked when they were clearing mines laid by rebels.
Peace activists in Britain are seeking to legally pursue two international weapons dealers who put illegal torture equipment on display at the 2013 DSEI arms fair in London. Illegal equipment including leg irons and stun batons. Products they were marketing were banned under British law.
Clashes have broken out between the protesters and riot police in Turkey following the death of a teenager on his way to buy bread when he was caught up in a street protest during mass anti-government protests last year.
The Libyan parliament ousted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, after military forces failed to prevent escape of North Korea-flagged tanker laden with oil. Tanker slipped past the warships during inclement weather. Tripoli has made efforts to end protests at oil ports, fields across country drastically reduced oil output.
Congress is proposing a bill – No. 268/2007, that would allow exemptions on a current GMO ban, which restricts terminator technology in the country. This would then allow these seeds to cross-contaminate organic crops. ‘Terminator’ or ‘suicide’ seeds are planned to die in one year
14-year-old girl, Kayona Hagen-Tietz was swimming for health class, fire alarm tripped due to science experiment gone awry in school. Her clothes were in her locker. Teacher told her not enough time to change. Forced outside per fire alarm protocol ten minutes, in St. Paul, Minnesota, it was -5 degrees.
Security vendors have confirmed that a bit of malware named Uroburos by obscure German anti-virus company G Data Software AG is a sophisticated, dangerous and widespread tool likely written and controlled by a national intelligence agency, has been attacking government and military sites since 2005.
US ambassador to Kiev: US officials including FBI agents are in Kiev helping a Ukrainian-led investigation into corruption under ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. Other international governments” assisting in the Ukrainian investigation “to uncover financial crimes committed by the previous regime.
California Democrats voted overwhelmingly to add marijuana legalization to the state party’s official platform. Issue not expected to be put up for a vote during2014 midterms. Instead, advocates have decided to wait until 2016, when a larger percentage of the population is engaged with the national election.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has said that it will deploy Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) reconnaissance planes in Poland and Romania to monitor the spiraling crisis in Ukraine.
Ahead of a scheduled referendum in Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea, billboards are emerging in the region, encouraging citizens to vote for reunification with Russia. In eastern Ukraine city of Sevastopol, billboards urge people to defend the city, warn them against living under the rule of Ukraine’s “fascist” government.
Georgia, lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a measure that would allow children access to the non-psychoactive liquid cannabis derivative, would make it legal to possess prescribed cannabidiol (CBD), which does not contain THC, or the psychoactive component in marijuana.
Germany: Angela Merkel to Russian President Vladimir Putin; planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine’s constitution. Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all parties to remain calm, urged a political solution.
Washington ramping up pressure on its allies to intensify provocations, threats against Russia over Ukraine, spoke of universal agreement “on the need for Russia to pull its military forces back to their base” and for “the deployment of international observers and human rights monitors to the Crimean peninsula.
Congressional authorities who defended National Security Agency spying upset after being spied on by another branch of U.S. intelligence. Inspector General's office, agency tasked with CIA oversight, asked Department of Justice to investigate claims the spy agency monitored computers used by Senate aides.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney cited treaty violations by Russian President Vladimir Putin reason U.S. should consider “military options” in response to invasion of Ukraine. There are military options that don’t involve putting troops on the ground in Crimea. We could reinstate ballistic missile defense program.”
Dozen ‘Igla’ man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) were stolen from Ukraine’s military depots during the incidents in this country, a senior Ukrainian military man told RIA Novosti. Designed to destroy low-flying air targets, regulated by several international agreements.
United States is sending a dozen F-16 fighter jets to Poland as a part of a training exercise, amid continuing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, the Polish defence ministry said on Sunday. Three hundred US service personnel will also be sent.
Tens of thousands rallied in the country’s capital Sunday to protest against the nuclear industry and speak out against the government’s plans to resume nuke energy production to power the economy. Today, there is no electricity flowing in Japan that is made at nuclear plants.
A group of 50 Israeli teenagers has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu declaring their opposition to being drafted into the military because of Israel’s policies surrounding West Bank settlements, which they view as human rights violations.
Polls show that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to U.S. military involvement in: Ukraine, Syria, Iran. Think the U.S. “should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.”
80,000 Palestinians in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) have been without water for more than three days. Israeli water company Gihon: reason for the cut in water supplies is the water infrastructure.
sraeli forces have attacked Palestinian protesters marking the International Women’s Day in the occupied West Bank. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at protesters. Protesters condemned Israeli occupation of their land, called on Tel Aviv to end blockade on the Gaza Strip.
United States and France have warned of possible new measures against Russia if Moscow fails to make progress on defusing the crisis in Ukraine. Russia said it will not capitulate to the Western countries' language of threats and sanctions over Ukraine. Pentagon suspended military ties with Russia.
Twelve F-16 fighter jets and 300 American troops are set to arrive in Poland next week in response to the crisis in Ukraine. USAFE spokeswoman Capt. Reba Good said the military buildup “comes at the request of our Baltic allies,” adding that “we’re committed to our NATO allies. We’ll continue to support them.”
. Justin King, chief executive officer of UK grocer J Sainsbury Plc, says that ‘most people aren’t against GMO,’ but that they just need to be convinced genetically modified and transgenic crops are good for them. Significant minority vocally and vehemently against it, vast majority tcould be persuaded.
Eighty-one-year-old Mary Musselman was first arrested last month for feeding bears in her backyard, judge in the case warned Musselman not to feed any more wild animals of any kind. Officers issued a new arrest warrant after checking on her home and seeing that she was leaving bread out for crows.
US threats against Russia over Ukraine are “purely superficial” as Washington has no “leverage over Moscow. Russia could simply turn off the gas to Europe and it would throw the entire continent into an uproar, would create chaos.
Regardless of whether one thinks this is a wise or just policy in the case of Russia, this is setting a great political precedent in the United States for considering boycotts, divestment and sanctions on Israel over its military occupation of Palestine - the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
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