Two senior police officers were shot on Tuesday in the east Ukraine city of Horlivka, weeks after the men refused to pledge their allegiance to separatist authorities in the region, among 13 law enforcement officials who refused to comply with 48-hour ultimatum by the region's authorities.
The key last-ditch safety device that failed to prevent the 2010 BP oil spill remains problem for some offshore drilling. U.S. Chemical Safety Board details multiple failures, improper testing of blowout preventer, blames bad management. Found faulty wiring, dead battery, bent pipe in the device.
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson recently suggested his company would support a bill, proposed by President Barack Obama, raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25. "I will tell you we will support legislation that moves forward."
European Union called on Israel to reverse plans for building new settler units in occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem), added it is “deeply disappointed” by Israel’s plans to build over 3,000 settler units on the occupied Palestinian territories, saying, "This move is unhelpful to peace efforts."
Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, is set to face trial on charges of instigating violence during anti-government protests in February. Lopez, who has been in custody for more than three months, is charged with arson and property damage as well as criminal association.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart say Ukraine should not be a “pawn” in the power struggle between the West and East. Washington and Moscow agree that Ukraine should be a peaceful and stable bridge between Russia and Europe.
Police in Seattle, Washington, seized number of illegally-grown marijuana plants, though, no one arrested. Over 2,000 plants discovered, police decided to leave behind 100 so the growers could continue operating their medical marijuana farms under the state's legal limits.
Russian lawmakers advocate creation of an international UN agency not only to strictly control the turnover of GMO products worldwide, but with a top priority mission to scrutinize how consuming GMO foods would affect human health in the long run.
Ukrainians in the east fleeing to Russia to escape violence since country's military began offensive .Hundreds of Ukrainians killed. Obama met with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko, pledged support for Kiev promising $5 million of supplies for Ukraine military to aid continued offensive.
Over 90% of the crop varieties grown a century ago are no longer used in this country; many aren’t even maintained in seed storage facilities. 6 companies in the world have patented most of the seeds grown in the entire global agricultural market. Our food diversity is crumbling
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is prepared to meet the new Ukrainian leader at this week's D-Day commemorations in Normandy. Putin will be in the French capital Paris on Thursday for a two-day visit to meet with leaders of Britain, France and Germany.
Ukrainian armed forces have allegedly killed more than 25 wounded people in a hospital in Krany Liman, on the outskirts of Slavyansk, as the National Guard seized the town from the local militia following heavy shelling.
Israel urged Europe's rising right-wing parties on Sunday to shun "neo-Nazi, racist" parties, saying it would not recognize political blocs with ties to such groups, called on more moderate European rightists not to join forces with them.
Protesters sat down, pulled out book titles such as George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" a dystopian novel about life in a totalitarian surveillance state and began to read. Junta banned political gatherings of five people or more. Unclear what laws such low-key protests could be breaking.
Funding infrastructure through bonds doubles the price or worse. Costs can be cut in half by funding through the state’s own bank. A general rule for government bonds is that they double the cost of projects, once interest has been paid.
Crimean Information Minister Dmitry Polonsky said on Saturday that the refugees are being accommodated in summer camps, Crimea’s authorities will do everything to help those who have come to the republic.
Over a thousand people rallied in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday to attract international attention to civilians being targeted by Ukraine army. Demand children be protected from Kiev’s assault, posters reading "Save Donbass kids from the Ukrainian army!"
Turkish police have shot tear gas at protesters, along with an RT journalist covering the event. More than 100 have been detained on the anniversary of the 2013 Gezi Park demonstrations and 25,000 officers have been dispatched to quash the protest.
Portugal’s Constitutional Court rejected austerity measures proposed by government in 2014 national budget,t rejected three out of four measures by government, include wage cuts for public employees 650 euros ($900), five-percent levy on unemployment benefits, six-percent levy on health payouts.
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) believes that Kiev is "illegally occupying" eight regions of the Southeast of Ukraine, and prepares a draft law on the status of these territories. hopes that these regions would be able to follow Crimea’s example and join Russia.
France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, facing $10 billion fine over charges it violated US sanctions against Iran and other countries. US Justice Department pushing bank to plead guilty to charges, pay one of biggest penalties imposed on a financial institution
Over one million people in Spain - the eurozone's fourth largest economy - haven't had a job since 2010, according to a report by Spain's National Statistics Institute. Although this number continues to rise, the government says it's witnessing recovery.
Students at Wantagh High School — located about 34 miles east of New York City — are being forced to carry their books and belongings in plastic bags, sign in and out to use the bathroom and submit to searches when entering the building. But the sealing up of lockers took school security to a new level.
Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12. "These criminal acts of the enemies of the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished. Sloviansk has seen fierce fighting between the rebels and Ukraine's army.
Russia’s security forces arrested group of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists, accusing them of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in the newly reintegrated region, Crimea, had plans to commit acts of sabotage including bombing and arson attacks in Crimean cities of Simferopol, Yalta and Sevastopol.
Prime minister told IMF Hungary neither wants nor needs further “assistance” from Rothschild-owned Federal Reserve Bank. Hungarian government assumed sovereignty over its currency issues money debt free. The nation’s economy, formerly staggering under deep indebtedness, has recovered rapidly.
Ukraine said Friday that it ordered a $786 million payment to Russia in a first step toward paying off its gas debts, and another round of talks aimed at resolving the two countries' dispute over gas prices and preventing a possible supply cutoff was set for Monday.
Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis. Al-Akhbar found out that the water level in Lake Assad has dropped by about six meters, leaving millions of Syrians without drinking water.
The president of the semi-independent state of Abkhazia has apparently fled the capital, Sukhumi, after protesters stormed his headquarters. remains heavily dependent on Russian support. According to one recent report, Russia funds accounted for 70 percent of the country’s budget in 2012.
House Republicans voted down measure that discouraged government from giving contracts to companies that committed wage theft. The Democratic-sponsored amendment to a funding bill would deny taxpayer money to firms with documented wage violations under government contract.
A source in the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces told ITAR-TASS news agency on Thursday that about 300 militants who have been fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria were involved in the military operation against pro-Russian protesters in southeastern Ukraine.
At least eight people have been killed in an airstrike carried out by US-led forces in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika. The provincial police chief, General Nabi Jan Malakhel said the victims were all Taliban militants in the Thursday night attack.
House voted 219-189 in favor of an amendment from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) that, if signed into law, will prevent the DEA from using federal funds to go after medical marijuana patients and providers in jurisdictions where state law says pot can legally be prescribed.
Defense Minister Mikhail Koval: We will work until region begins live and function normally and people will get peace.” School, kindergarten in Slavyansk hit by mortar shells, local children's hospital, clinic targeted. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Kiev should refrain from using excessive force.
227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives -- including their Social Security numbers -- in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies.
U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly for sanctions. Appeal by Representative John Conyers of Michigan and 13 other progressive Democrats who opposed sanctions, called for restoration of diplomatic relations between the two nations was ignored.
Every single variety of vegetable to be registered on an EU list, otherwise illegal to sell it. To be registered on the list, seed varieties have to pass series of tests demonstrating what is called DUS ‘Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability. ?3000 to test, register one single variety of seed for sale.
The head of the southern Russian republic of Chechnya has denied recent reports by Ukrainian sources that Chechen forces have been deployed to Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Moscow activists, that Chechnya had no armed forces, any Chechens in Ukraine there on their own.
US issued strong warning to China to avoid regional tensions by attempting to interfere with freedom of overflight in international airspace. The State Department issued warning on Thursday after Japan accused China of “dangerous maneuvers” above territories claimed by the two countries.
Russia called on Ukraine to immediately stop what it calls a fraternal war in the country, urges West to steer Kiev away from “national disaster. accused Ukraine authorities of bombarding cities, civilian targets using aircraft, artillery i nmilitary operation that "brings pain, suffering to peaceful citizens."
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