British parliament voted in favor of a symbolic move to recognize Palestine as an official state,
The vote, which took place on Monday evening, saw 274 MPs come out in support of the motion, while 12 voted against. Number of politicians abstain from vote, including Prime Minister David Cameron.
Journalist, activist and author Jason Mattera received a violent response from one of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bodyguards after questioning the origins of Reid’s multi-million dollar net worth. “How does someone on a government salary most of their career accumulate your type of wealth?” Mattera asked. One of Reid's bodyguards proceeded to put his hands on the journalist, grip him and drive him away from the Senator.
US plans to supply weapons to Ukraine are not what is needed for political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis; Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich. Such tendencies undermine agreements on the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.
Russia took the first step Wednesday towards enacting a law that would allow foreign-owned assets to be seized and used to compensate citizens and companies that have been targeted by Western Sanctions over the war in Ukraine.
The United States tries to estrange European Union from Russia to get upper hand in a free trade deal, manipulate European countries into buying America’s more expensive natural gas. crisis in Ukraine serves America’s purpose to weaken the EU and Russia, seeks to expand NATO and encircle Russia,
President Obama:“the facts” demonstrate that his economic policies are safely guiding the nation’s towards middle-class prosperity. “Those are the facts,” he said. “It’s not conjecture, it’s not opinion I laid out facts,” promised cheap loans for students, greater wages for women.
Robert Serra was a rising star in Venezuela’s ruling socialist party, a young “Chavista” lawmaker for whom great things were predicted. But in what officials described as a carefully planned murder with no obvious suspects, he was killed in his home this week.
Russia’s Federation Council will boycott a scheduled business roundtable with US Senators next month, and has voiced intentions to stop co-operation with all sanction-supporting EU parliaments
German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier emphasized Germany’s role in speech to United Nations Saturday. He combined threats against Russia with demand for massive military intervention in Middle East, more German “responsibility” throughout the world.
Julian Assange has transcended the confinement of his Ecuadorian embassy asylum to attend the 2014 Nantucket Project – as a hologram. In his ghostly entirety Assange was speaking about censorship, control and manipulation of history.
A dark and sinister madness has descended upon the American government. It is madness because it is divorced from reality. It is madness because it is divorced from a desire to serve the human race (which is the ultimate expression of sanity). And it is madness because its promotion of violence is certain to cause more violence rather than ending it. It is dark and sinister because its underlying intention hides in the shadows from which it springs out at crucial moments to forward its dastardly purpose.
Vladimir Kozin is a Professor of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences and Head of the Group of Advisers to the Director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.
One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm, Halliburton, and other private interests only to end in another Washington failure.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of resorting to "military intervention" in order to secure its own interests. Lavrov made the comments while addressing the 69th annual meeting of the UN General Assembly on Saturday. Revolutions' and other operations aimed at political regime change is to provoke chaos and instability," Lavrov said
Ecuador described the air raids as a “violation of Syria’s sovereignty, threat to its territorial integrity.”Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rejected the air raids at UN General Assembly. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff described the US-led air raids as an unnecessary escalation of violence.
Moscow has not initiated the current standoff with the United Nations and will not succumb to its sanctions pressure; Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to fully deregulate Dow Chemical’s Enlist corn and soybeans, genetically engineered to be repeatedly sprayed with the herbicide 2,4-D and glyphosate.
Raúl Castro, President of Cuba: wants to start relations with the US, but first US must provide health insurance to all 46 million people who lack it; stop extrajudicial assassinations in sovereign countries through drone attacks; make higher education affordable for all; reform the prison system, grant Puerto Rico its sovereignty as required by the UN Charter, close Guantánamo Bay, free the three political prisoners who were investigating groups to prevent attacks.
The European Commission (EC) criticized EU member state, Hungary, for suspending reverse-flow gas supplies to its northeastern neighbor, Ukraine. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended the move said his country could not risk halt to Russian gas supplies due to conflict between Moscow and Kiev.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak :European countries will face gas cut-offs if they re-export the Russian gas to Ukraine. The signed contracts do not foresee a re-export…We hope that our European partners will stick to the agreements. That is the only way to ensure there are no interruptions in gas deliveries to European consumers,
US lawmakers from the Democratic Party, worried about another war in the Middle East, are seeking to put tough limits on the Obama administration’s fight against ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria, bar US ground troops in Iraq and Syria.
Members of Congress have been privately urging US military generals to rebel against President Barack Obama over his foreign policy in the Middle East. Obama and his top generals continue to clash over the strategy to combat the ISIL terrorist organization.
Barack Obama was elected President of the United States on the strength of one fact. As a US Senator in Illinois, he voted against George W. Bush’s war against Iraq. Had Obama not done that, he would never have attracted the attention necessary to become a serious candidate for the presidency.
Around 130 tractors blocked the RN12 highway for over two hours in Landerneau on Wednesday in the latest farmer protest against the Russian ban on EU food imports that was prompted by EU sanctions over Ukraine. Farmers set fire to potatoes, cauliflower, tyres and hay among other items
China will never support any sanctions against Russia and will never join them: Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the Russian parliament’s upper house said, citing Chinese President Xi Jinping. Russia and China believe sanctions are illegal, ineffective and counterproductive, attempt “to exert pressure on sovereign states to change their position, weaken them and suppress their development.
"We Believe Bigger Nations Should NOT Be Able To Bully Smaller Ones" Each hypocrisy is greater than the last.
Immigrants living in U.S. illegally will have opportunity to join the military under new Defense Department policy unveiled Thursday. Will expand existing program allowing recruiters to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise, specialized health care training.
In an apparent sign of division between back and front bench MPs in the House of Commons, backbenchers have secured a vote for the House to recognize the state of Palestine. The debate will take place on 13 Oct 2014, it will be six hours long and happen in the main chamber, substantive motion: calls on the government to recognise state of Palestine alongside state of Israel.”
The accelerating drive to a new US war in the Middle East, extending from Iraq to Syria and potentially beyond, has laid bare a stark contradiction between President Barack Obama’s public rejection of any US “boots on the ground” and increasingly assertive statements by top generals that such deployments cannot be ruled out.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s attempt to boost support among African-Americans has backfired again, leaving him walking back plans to name a highly selective high school in a wealthy neighborhood after President Barack Obama In the wake of strong criticism and backlash from the black community.
Supporters of the federal law have called it the ‘no welfare for weed’ bill, and this past Tuesday it passed the House of Representatives in the U.S., making it harder for people to use government welfare and to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Also rules out the use of medical marijuana for individuals who sincerely need it, like those with Multiple Sclerosis, cancer.
Russia’s Security Council, chaired by President Putin, is set to discuss ways in which Russia could cut itself off from the global internet network in case of an emergency, measure aimed at strengthening Russian segment of the World Wide Web (Runet). A special internet administration could be put in place to be able to cut off Russia from the global network in order to avert any breaches in its work in the event of an “unfriendly attack.
Officials in Glasgow investigating ten suspected cases of electoral fraud following Scottish independence referendum Thursday. Colin Edgar of the Glasgow city council said fraud could have taken place because voters are not required to present identification at polling places in UK elections.
Russia will not “buy tickets” to the international coalition that is being created by the US to fight the Islamic State, but will continue its aid to Iraq, Syria and other nations that are fighting terrorists.
The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Residents of rural Western states warmer to the idea than Northeasterners.
National Labor Relations Board federal agency that has power to enforce much of America’s labor law. bill introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) were to become law, then the NLRB would likely be unable to act on flagrant violations of the law.
President Barack Obama has declined to supply Ukraine with “lethal aide” despite the passionate plea for more military equipment that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made to Congress earlier on Thursday.
Speaking to State Department personnel at U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, , Secretary of State John Kerry said that "this little thing called the Internet makes it much harder to govern," said "ever since the end of the Cold War, forces have been unleashed that were tamped down for centuries by dictators.
Opposition lawmakers prepared a bill that orders Russian mass media companies to have at least 80 percent of their stock held by Russian investors. Main reason was the desire to provide maximum information security. 20 percent limit chosen because 25 percent share would enable a blocking package.
Swiss village angery over supporting one refugee family. a mother from Eritrea, seven children, authorities aim to increase taxes. 1,000 people live in village of Hagenbuch, spend 60,000 Swiss francs US$64,000 euro) a month on the family, 30 percent of monthly expenses for entire village, assisting the woman with groceries shopping, cooking and cleaning.
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