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.
Bill Clinton has been recorded going off-message and criticising the Israeli government’s unwillingness to seek peace with Palestinians in unguarded comments that contrast with other leading Democrats, including his wife, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The International Franchise Association (IFA) is flying fast food store owners and other franchisees into Washington on Tuesday to drum up congressional opposition to a recent legal decision that could make corporations liable for how franchise employees are treated.
There is no such thing as a ‘good’ terrorist, and we call on other nations not to show their political ambitions while fighting with terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a Paris conference on Iraq. 30 countries took part in the event. Criticized move not to invite Syria and Iran.
US Congress to vote this week on Obama administration’s request for authorization to train and arm “rebel” forces in Syria fighting government of President al-Assad, overwhelming approval expected in both the Democratic-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
The European Union does not recognize elections in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol,; EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. "The European Union continues to condemn the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.
If critical Russian industries are dependent on European capital markets, the sanctions will help Russia by forcing an end to this debilitating dependence. Russia should not be dependent on the West in any way. Russia needs to break up this process of ever more sanctions in order to derail the drive toward war.
On September 18 Scotland will vote on whether it wants to split away from the United Kingdom,end its 307-year dependence on London, “yes” vote threatening to strip the UK of some of its key defense facilities and significantly shrink its population and landmass, decreasing its international influence.
The United States has failed to set the whole world against Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said in the Right to Know talk show on the TV Tsentr channel. “The United States, is sending its emissaries all over the world and persuading everybody to be against us
Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service said marijuana caused depression and schizophrenia, users have 60 times higher risk of switching to heroin .Cannabis use creates security threats, people would start operating complicated, dangerous machinery under the influence. “Someone who works at a nuclear power plant can wreak havoc after smoking marijuana.
The attack on Detroit city worker pensions as part of the municipal bankruptcy scheme most extreme example of a nationwide assault on retirement programs for all public sector workers. Assault on public worker pensions being mounted in states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
New sanctions against Russia overUkraine should be postponed, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, chairmanof the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said the truce should be given time before the West adopts more punitive measures against Russia.
“We are what’s called a debtor nation. We cannot pay our bills without raising the debt ceiling so we can borrow money from foreign governments.: Congressman Walter Jones, a strong opponent of Iraq War; American military action without congressional approval, “We cannot police the world.
U.S. President Barack Obama told top lawmakers T he has authorityto take action against Islamic State (IS) militants. Obama told the Leaders he would welcome action by Congress that would "aid effort" and demonstrate to the world the United States is united in defeating threat from IS.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic: Serbia should export only top-quality goods to Russia, "The Russian market is very demanding and we should offer our best possible goods to it,” Vucic said, noting that Serbia was in a position to meet top European standards.
To approve the sanctions through a written procedure at the session of the Council of the EU in Brussels, it is necessary that all the 28 states of the EU sign the new package, led tomeeting of ambassadors of the 28 European Union countries “to discuss the situation”.
Obama announced a series of military moves against Russia by the United States and NATO expanded economic sanctions and pledges to bolster military forces of former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. Washington will push for all three countries to join NATO.
The Higgs boson 'God particle' could destroy the universe, Hawking says
Space and time could suddenly collapse - and 'we would not see it coming'
If scientists put too much energy in the Higgs boson the universe could end
Disaster very unlikely as physicists do not have large enough collider
Russian consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has suspended all confectionery imports from Ukraine after discovering two Ukrainian companies broke consumer protection laws.
"In order to ensure the rights of consumers, starting September 5.
The first day of NATO’s summit in Wales was dominated by scheming against Russia and preparations for military action in Iraq and Syria. Thursday, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced that member states had agreed to 15 million euros in direct military aid to Ukraine,
Fast food workers from around 150 cities across the United States went on strike early Thursday in an effort to secure higher wages and the right to join a union. At least 19 demonstrators were arrested Thursday morning in New York City’s Times Square
Farmers in Europe affected by Russian food embargo will not receive full compensation: German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt; one-to-one compensation. There can't be that," promised compensation in form of support to get a better “grip on the market.” Urged people to consume more. Beginning in the early morning, five times a day."
The highest court in Guatemala has suspended the controversial 'Monsanto Law,' a provision of a US-Central American trade agreement, that would insulate transnational seed corporations considered to have “discovered" new plant varieties.
After having made clear that the German government was preparing for possible war with Russia, Merkel came to the session’s central matter—the German government’s decision to supply weapons to the Kurdish Peshmerga militia in northern Iraq.
Putin; "Substantive, meaningful talks should begin immediately related to the issues of society's political organization and statehood in southeastern Ukraine to protect legitimate interests of people living there.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to raise the issue of recognizing the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as terrorist organizations during his upcoming visit to the United States, the president’s press service said in a statement Monday.
Federal Court voted to uphold Judge Marroquín Zaleta’s 2013 ruling to suspend the granting of licenses for GMO field trials sought by Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, Pionner-Dupont and Mexico’s SEMARNAT (Environment and Natural Resources Ministry)
The Obama administration and NATO officials on Thursday escalated threats against Russia over the alleged incursion of two columns of Russian tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine. Moscow has denied accusations that its troops are actively involved in the country.
Chancellor Angela Merkel; government’s decision to supply weapons to Iraq, first such shipment to a war zone, by German governments since reunification in 1990. Merkel included“ participation in NATO’s mission in Yugoslavia,” “sending of combat troops to Afghanistan after September 11.
Swiss President and Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE Didier Burkhalter shared Russia's concern over nuclear security due to US intention to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine and urged Moscow to address the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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Cornel West, activist and professor at Union Theological Seminary, ripped Barack Obama’s “Wall Street presidency,” calling him another neoliberal “counterfeit” after posing as a progressive in his initial campaign for the White House in 2008. “We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency,” West told Salon.com’s Thomas Frank.
Communist Party MPs have prepared a bill detailing Russia’s exit from the World Trade Organization, claiming membership leads only to problems and promotes attempts at the ‘external management’ of the national economy. Russia must quit the WTO agreement to protect its agriculture, manufacturing.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided to dissolve the country’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, his spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko said on Monday. The president said the new parliamentary elections in Ukraine will take place on October 26.
Representatives of Spanish Young Farmers and Ranchers of Catalonia (JARC) organization have burnt several flags of the European Union protesting Brussels’ policy toward Russia and measures taken after Moscow introduced import restrictions.
Solar panels are being denied to certain states as utilities companies and politicians are looking out for their own interests in an effort to eliminate the competition. We look why homes are being prevented from supplying stored energy, in this Lip News clip with Lissette Padilla and Mark Sovel.
Moscow may “fully or partly” ban car imports should Washington and its EU allies adopt fresh sanctions. Bans would not apply to the production of foreign automakers operating inside Russia. Russia imposed year-long food bans on US, EU, Australia, Canada and Norway for their embargoes.
Representatives of Russia’s Public Chamber suggest government ban on purchasing foreign-made drinks, including liquor and wine, for official banquets sponsored with state money. Serve only domestic drinks at banquets – be it Russian vodka or Crimean wine.
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