The USS Ross, the second of four US Navy destroyers considered to be the cornerstone of NATO’s European missile defense shield, has arrived at the Spanish naval port of Rota. Russia considers the system to be a direct threat to its security.
Ukrainian police have detained two men with a package presumably containing a homemade explosive device near Russia’s consulate in the city of Odessa. The explosive has been sent for inspection, the local Ministry of Interior reports.
President Barack Obama announced 275 US troops will be deployed to Iraq to provide security for US Embassy in Baghdad as Sunni insurgents continue to push closer to the capital. This force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.”
Hawaii’s big island currently has a law restricting the use of genetically modified crops. Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into effect late last year. Now, several Big Ag groups and farmers have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking to overturn the GMO ban.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq has made chances for another 9/11-like attack on American soil “inevitable. Decision to withdraw U.S. forces created a vacuum. “Syria is launching pad. They will eventually march on Jordan, our best ally in region and Lebanon.
Archbishop Despond Tutu has called on Presbyterians to acknowledge that Israel is an apartheid state and to support divestment from companies that contribute to the Israeli occupation. comments were made in letter to US Presbyterian church’s biennial General Assembly, taking place this week in Detroit.
Tony Blair said Britain needed to take action in Iraq and Syria - or face terror attacks in at home. The former Prime Minister said the UK needed to intervene to stop a 'total disaster'. He insisted that he was not calling for troops on the ground - but suggested the 'selective use of air power' was one option.
Republican hawks are using the violence in Iraq as a political tool that is escalating pressure for US military intervention. But, if the US follows the rule of law — both US and international law — the president does not have the authority to attack Iraq without Congressional and UN authorization.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Sunday that the bloody conflict in Iraq could quickly spin into a regional "proxy war, called on Turkey, the Gulf Arab states and Iran to do their part to stabilise Iraq."We have to prevent a proxy war of the regional powers breaking out on Iraqi soil.
Iran warned "any foreign military intervention in Iraq" would only complicate the crisis, after the United States said it was deploying a warship in the Gulf."Iraq has capacity, necessary preparations for the fight against terrorism and extremism," foreign ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham.
Having set a deadline of June 16 (next Monday) for pre-payment of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, it appears Ukraine officials are willing to take the pain of no energy instead of paying what Gazprom is asking.
Utah’s main utility, Rocky Mountain Power, proposed a new fee on its residential solar customers. users make up a small percentage of RMP’s customer base 2,000 people number growing quickly additional $4.25 a month is not sitting well with residents and solar installers.
Russia's Foreign Ministry expressed concern over Ukraine’s recent encroachment upon the Russian territory, claimed a Ukraine army Su-27 aircraft breached Russia’s airspace in the area of Kuibyshevo on June 5. Moscow also claimed that it had detected one Ukrainian armored vehicle.
Ukrainians held a day of national mourning in remembrance of 49 military troops killed in country’s troubled regions. People gathered in Kiev’s Maidan Square Sunday to honor the soldiers who died as their military transport plane was downed by pro-Russian protesters in Ukraine’s eastern region.
NATO is preparing a package deal to ramp up the Ukrainian military because it ‘must adapt’ to Russia viewing it as an enemy, the outgoing chief of the military bloc said. The alliance may facilitate cooperation with Ukraine over modernization, military training.
There are indications that “physical seizure” and bloodshed were the aims of the attack on the Russian embassy in Kiev, Russia's foreign minister told journalists, believes the attack was thoroughly planned. Groups of “well equipped” young people had baseball bats, metal rods, axes.
US president said he would decide "in the days ahead" whether to launch military strikes in Iraq to help halt the progress of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), which has swept across Sunni territory and is quickly approaching the capital
Marketing a product that has virtually none of the ingredient featured on the label is grounds for being sued for false advertising, U.S. Supreme Court ruled in case involving Coca-Cola and pomegranate juice, contains only 0.3% pomegranate juice, 99.4% apple and grape juices.
Showed a power point presentation, passed out a deck of playing cards to students with Monsanto logo emblazoned on it. Told children how one farmer tried to get rid of Monsanto seed, stuff they spray on their crops, caused him great trouble. Warned against saving heirloom, organic seed.
Tyler Cowen writing in the New York Times, came up theory to explain the "continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies." In his own words: "An additional explanation of slow growth is now receiving attention, however. It is the persistence and expectation of peace."
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on fighters to lay down their arms as the crisis deepens, with dozens dead, hundreds wounded and tens of thousands of refugees. In the last few days, 20,000 people have crossed the border into Russia.
George Orwell, novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, was born 111 years ago on June 25th. His novel 1984, a disturbing reminder of the dangers of excessive state power, remains gripping and popular, as does his allegorical novel Animal Farm.
The Jamaican government has decided to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, joining the trickle of countries moving to soften laws on the drug known on the Caribbean island as “ganja.”Minister of Justice Mark Golding made the announcement at an afternoon news conference.
20 militants seeking integration with European Union stormed public prosecution office in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Attack aimed at purging building of activists from Right Sector party. Ousted President Victor Yanukovych labeled Right Sector party extremist, threatened members with imprisonment.
Ukraine’s prime minister ordered gas companies to prepare for possibility of Moscow cutting off gas supplies in next three days over disputed bills. EU-mediated talks failed after Ukraine refused Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer of price of USD 385 per 1,000 cubic meters.
Ukrainian armored vehicle crossed Russian border with Ukraine Friday according to Russia’s Security Service. The military abandoned the vehicle and returned to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Ministry “illegal act” will not promote peaceful resolution of the conflict, demanded an end to “provocations.”
Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents. US researchers said the experiments were crucial for understanding the public health risk posed by viruses.
The measure, complies with new European Union rules meant to ensure that all member states use the same methodology to estimate the size of their economy. Britain and Italy announced they would start including revenues from drug trafficking and prostitution in their GDP calculations.
5000 Ukrainian citizens fleeing civil war applied for asylum in Russia, many asking authorities to prolong their visa-free stay, Russia’s Federal Migration Service: top priority is setting up, maintaining refugee camps. Russia receiving little help from international humanitarian organizations
Brazilian police have used teargas and stun grenades in San Paolo clashing with about 200 protesters angry with the govt overspending on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This occurred hours before the tournament’s opening game to be held in the city.
a nation bordering China and South of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, decided to become one of the first countries in the world to ban all GMO crops as well as the sale and importation of genetically modified organisms.
Iraq edged closer to all-out sectarian conflict on Thursday as Kurdish forces took control of a provincial capital in the oil-rich north. Forces of the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki abandoned their posts and fled in fear of advancing Sunni militants.
Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards put on trial in the United States charged with killing 14 Iraqi civilians, wounding 18 others using gunfire, grenades at Baghdad intersection September 16, 2007. Iraqis believe US allowed Blackwater mercenaries to commit war crimes with impunity.
“The LPR Supreme Council, municipal, regional congresses of people’s deputies, public unions are addressing the Russian Federation another 14 states asking decision on recognizing the independence of LPR as a sovereign independent state,”
Britain is deploying 90 additional military personnel in Bosnia and Herzegovina to “foresee, monitor and prevent civil unrest” in the country, the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced. Two reconnaissance platoons will be sent to Bosnia and Herzegovina for up to six months.
Undeterred by the conflict triggered by Ukraine’s swing towards Europe, the former Soviet republics of Moldova and Georgia will sign a trade and political pact with the European Union this month with Russia warning both countries against the move.
John Johnston, who is challenging Democratic state Rep. Chuck Moseley for the 10th District seat, said during a social media discussion on poverty that “no one has the guts to just let them wither and die. Didn’t advocate the end to programs such as welfare or food stamps.
American special operations units permanently deployed in Eastern Europe are no longer just on the Pentagon’s wish list. About 100 instructors are set to train spec ops teams in former Soviet bloc states to ‘message’ Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine.
Australian Defence Minister David Johnston: US, Australia and Japan very concerned unilateral action is destabilising region of the South China Sea particularly, and East China Sea.”Committee hearing about Australia being on front line of war between US and China or between Japan and China.
Illegal immigrants are reportedly signaling federal officials to detain them once they are near the U.S.-Mexico border, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have declared they may not pursue all illegal immigrants who do not show up for hearings after they enter the country.
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