Russian Foreign Ministry: European Union Council report on Ukraine contains opinions that are biased, politically motivated and far from reality. fail to mention dozens of children killed during the ‘anti-terror operation, thousands of refugees flock to the Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he scrapped plans to send troops into Ukraine, move seen to de-escalate ongoing crisis in region, asked upper chamber of parliament to cancel resolution that would allow him to deploy forces into Ukraine.
Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas rejects as baseless Israel’s claim that the movement is involved in the alleged abduction of three Israeli youths in the West Bank. Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal says the resistance movement has no information about the Israelis.
Vladimir Putin’s draft law forbids all staff involved in state administration and strategic industries concerning the sovereignty and national security of Russia from holding foreign bank accounts. Requires income reporting for state employees of all levels. acquisitions, real estate, cars or securities.
Defense Department has yet to receive in writing immunity agreements for troops, but "Iraq has provided acceptable assurances" for 300 Special Forces troops President Obama announced he would send to Iraq. US advisors subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, not Iraqi law.
Legislators in New York give final approval to a bill that will allow limited access to medicinal marijuana, making them the 23rd state to approve a medical marijuana law. Bill will allow state-approved patients access to edible and vapor extracts of marijuana, it will not allow them to smoke it.
Organic farmer, Steve Marsh will receive no compensation for losing his organic certification resulting from a neighbor’s GE crops contaminating his own. The court ruled that no physical harm had been shown and the burden rested on the plaintiff to clean up the GE-mess to reinstate his certification.
Syria has slammed Israel’s deadly attacks on its military targets from the air and the ground as a “blatant violation” of its territory, urging the United Nations to condemn the aggression. Israeli aircraft targeted the Syrian army positions, while its tanks hit government targets in the Golan Heights region.
Most Americans believe that the Iraq war was not worth the costs, a new survey has found. CBS News/New York Times poll found on Monday that only 18 percent of Americans think the result of the war in Iraq was worth the loss of American lives and other costs of attacking the Arab country in 2003.
The leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire in the region until 10 a.m. local time on Friday. He stressed that the self-defense force's ceasefire will come only as a reciprocal move.
92% of US citizens are asking their government to label GE foods, according to a new poll from Consumer Reports. Data for the poll came from several states, including Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, and New York—where a vote pending considering mandatory labeling of GE crops.
MP Roman Khudyakov asking Defense and Education ministers to develop new school program that would include Russian military history, basic military training and introduction to various pieces of military hardware modelling the course on Soviet-era “basic military training for boys and girls alike.
A plan to feed Australian dairy cows genetically modified rye grass designed to boost milk production has sparked concerns from both organic and non-organic farmers. Opponents of the scheme fear that GM grasses could contaminate neighbouring properties.
Former US vice president Dick Cheney strongly advocated for another US military invasion of Iraq while criticizing President Barack Obama’s policies in that country, accused Obama administration of underestimating threat of al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq, not doing enough to confront them.
Anti-war activists in a number of US cities staged protests to express opposition to US military intervention in Iraq. say the Iraqi people, who have taken up arms to help the army fight the militants, “need opportunity to rebuild their society” without threats of military intervention from US government.”
Far-right protesters clash with police in Ukraine’s capital city. Members of the radical group Social National Assembly of Ukraine rallied outside the Pechersk Lavra, a historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kiev. The far-right group pledged to crush any separatist movement in the country.
Brandon Coates, a quadriplegic manin Colorado, to have his case heard before US Supreme Court. The company he works for has zero-tolerance policy for marijuana use, fired him when test came positive for marijuana. His use of medical marijuana is in accordance with Colorado’s state laws.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has put Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Igor Kolomoisky, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, on the international wanted list over charges of war crimes. use of prohibited means, methods of warfare, aggravated murder, and abduction.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces in central Russia on “full combat alert” for snap drill, Russia’s defense minister says. Sergei Shoigu said on Saturday that the drills in the central military district, which encompasses the Volga region and the Ural mountains.
The Iraqi government has slammed the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region for exporting oil without Baghdad’s consent. The Iraqi Oil Ministry released a statement on Saturday condemning the regional government for export of oil extracted from the country’s northern fields.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: so-called counter-terrorist military operation intensified in parallel with advancement of peace plan is cause for much alarm and concern. Said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan failed to include key element of peace; negotiations.
Russia partially backed Ukraine’s ceasefire plan, warns it should not be used as deadline against protesters in east Ukraine. Calls on opposing sides to halt military activities, sit down at negotiating table," concerns about Ukraine forces' military operations while ceasefire in place.
Canada announced economic sanctions and travel bans for Russian officials over the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper: “Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimean peninsula in Ukraine and provocative military activity remains serious concern to international community.”
“Peaceful scenario – it is our plan A,” Poroshenko said in a statement on his website. “But those who expect to use the peace talks only to gain time to regroup, should know that we have a detailed plan B. I am not going to talk about it now, because I believe that our peace plan will work.”
Startled employees of the Central Intelligence Agency discovered this morning that Lee Harvey Oswald had been quietly added to the memorial wall at CIA Headquarters. Oswald is widely believed to have assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy, CIA refused to comment or elaborate.
Australia offering asylum-seekers in immigration camps up to $10,000 (US$9,400) if they voluntarily return to their home country, prompts outrage from refugee campaigners. Those returning to Lebanon offered most: $10,000. Iranians,Sudanese: $7,000 Afghans $4,000 Pakistan, Nepal,Myanmar $3,300.
The Thai military is rapidly taking control of Southeast Asia’s second largest economy with an overhaul of state enterprises, a suspension or cancellation of some of the previous government’s infrastructure projects and efforts to build bridges with foreign investors.
The Presbyterian Church has narrowly voted to move forward with divestment in various companies in protest of Israeli policies toward Palestinians. The group has become most prominent in US to endorse some form of divestment, opted to sell its stock in Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions.
Russia has condemned the Ukrainian army’s attack on a border checkpoint in the southwestern Rostov region and demanded Kiev authorities provide explanationcalled on its officials to launch a prompt investigation into the incident that “broke the basic norms and principles of international law."
Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday unveiled Senate proposal to raise the gasoline tax 12 cents a gallon over the next two years. The federal gas tax currently 18.4 cents a gallon since 1993. The proposed increase would see the tax jump by 65%.
Ukraine’s new president says he will sign economic portion of association pact with the European Union next week, political part of the agreement was signed by interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. One condition set by EU economic deal is Kiev lift import barriers.
A ruling party MP is preparing a bill banning state-owned companies from using the services of US consulting firms and their subsidiaries. The sponsor claims it would protect the Russian economy from direct foreign influence and hidden manipulation.
In an unprecedented move, Ukrainian self-defense forces and Kiev’s troops have carried out an exchange of dead bodies near Donetsk. However, a fragile ceasefire reached for the exchange was interrupted by shooting.
US F-18 fighter jets from the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf have returned to Iraqi skies. Obama administration authorized “manned and unmanned” surveillance flights on the ISIS jihadist group that threatens to overrun the whole of Iraq.
US : Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki should “go” as militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are committing atrocious acts against Iraqis. “The Maliki government, has got to go if you want any reconciliation,” chairwoman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
British Prime Minister David Cameron: British nationals belonging to the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), biggest threat to Britain’s security, may attack the homeland, told British Parliament main concern is British citizens fighting for the ISIL in Syria and Iraq may attack Britain.
Saudi Arabia sentenced twenty-six people to death on charges of giving speeches critical of Al Saud regime, participating in protests against the ruling family, Among those sentenced is prominent Shia cleric. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was attacked, injured, arrested by Saudi security forces,
Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine have rejected an offer by President Petro Poroshenko for a unilateral ceasefire in the country's troubled east. "They stop firing, we disarm and they take us unarmed. That is Kiev's logic. "Ukrainian president: all pro-Russia activists should be disarmed.
Russian senators have promised to create a major NGO to provide aid to residents of south eastern Ukraine and refugees from the region. The group will accept anyone willing to help. Plan to call an international tribunal that would establish those responsible for the great number of deaths in Ukraine.
Advance of ISIS militants in Iraq prompted some US senators call for new bombing campaign against the jihadists, Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down. American senators Dianne Feinstein, John McCain calling for US to bomb the groups of ISIS terrorists who captured Iraqi cities.
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