Clashes in Brazil between police on horses, indigenous protesters in traditional headdress. Violence broke out Tuesday in Brasilia as police fired teargas to break up demonstration held by various indigenous groups, homeless people, others opposed to money spent on 2014 FIFA World Cup.
US President Barack Obama has called Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, and offered him Washington’s “full support”. Obama said on Tuesday the United States would provide assistance to Ukraine as Poroshenko "seeks to unify and move his country forward.
Bodies are piling up in Donetsk morgues after Kiev unleashed fighter jets and artillery on the country’s southeast just hours after the presidential election. New leader-elect Petro Poroshenko is pushing for the crackdown to become even “more effective.”
Prosecuting political, social activists, image-conscious Beijing shifting its tactics, using public disorder charges to lock up those it considers nuisances or threats to its rule, rather than filing charges of inciting state subversion that amount to political prosecution drawing international condemnations.
Air strikes against pro-Russian separatist forces that took control of Donetsk International Airport. Mortar fire in Slovyansk. IMF loan contingent on deep cuts to gas subsidies. Currency devaluation, bailouts for country’s major banks, wage cutting, privatization of services, mass layoffs, spending cuts.
Plan to do away with cash transactions in Israel. Individuals and businesses still permitted to conduct cash transactions in small amounts, goal to force citizens to conduct business using electronic payment. Believe “cash is bad,” fuels underground economy, allows people to avoid paying taxes.
Russia’s central bank has prohibited the offices of nine Ukrainian banks in Crimea to continue their operations. The banking authority said this in a statement on Monday. Depositors will be compensated by recently established fund to protect rights of depositors in Crimea, the central bank said.
Moscow has urged Kiev to halt its military operations in eastern Ukraine amid reports of civilian casualties during a full-scale assault on pro-Russian protesters there. Russian Foreign Ministry released statement urging Kiev government to stop Ukraine’s military operations against its people.
Ukraine launched air strikes, paratrooper assault; new leader rejected talks; said military campaign able to put down separatist revolt in hours. Fighting continuing after eight hours with planes, helicopters, rockets, cannon; spread to nearby neighborhoods. Full-blown military standoff, helicopter destroyed.
Ukraine’s president-elect has said that one of his main priorities is to return Crimea to his country's rule but Russia says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Crimea is part of Russia and will never be returned to Ukraine.
Ukrainians went to the ballot boxes on Sunday to vote for a new President dubbed the chocolate king, promised to have parliamentary elections by the end of 2014, and pledged to give amnesty to any pro Russian gunmen in the East as long as they lay down their weapons
Israel is trying out a new sort of “flexible evictions” in its quest to root out the “illegal” Bedouin village of Al-Araqib, demolished 63 times to date. Now even those buried in the village cemetery are reportedly receiving eviction orders. Bedouins for years have been defiantly rebuilding the unrecognized village,
80,000 toxic chemicals that are unregulated and untested by independent scientific bodies, approval by agencies like the EPA. Companies are free to put these untested, carcinogenic, toxic chemicals in any product they wish without government oversight.
One of the global leaders of the feared Red Mafiya. Started his weapons, gambling and prostitution business by laundering the money of Soviet times’ administrators. Accused of being involved in large scale corruption schemes, open lobbying, embezzlement of budget allocations, tax evasion.
European Parliament delegation head Goeran Faerm: European Union ready to sign free trade zone agreement with Ukraine, continue talks on visa-free travel, provide Ukraine with foreign political, financial assistance.
Edward Snowden is not a hostage, he feels free in Russia, says UK journalist Glenn Greenwald, who was first to publish the fugitive former US National Security Agency (NSA) employer's revelations in 'The Guardian' newspaper.
As the violence in Ukraine shows no signs of abating, major world powers still hope to resolve the situation through political means. Francis Boyle, professor at the Illinois College of Law and the author of "Talking America’s Toughest Questions," expressed his opinion about the ongoing presidential election in Ukraine during his interview with Radio VR.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration is trying to ban organic farming, by making it impossible for farmers to use their own organic compost. FDA restrictions would also make burdensome rules for growers.
If the reported remark by Prince Charles on a visit to Canada, comparing the actions of President Putin to Hitler are true, then it speaks volumes not only about Prince Charles' capacity to be a future monarch but also, the background to such a classic example of sheer ignorance.
Long lines snaked around polling stations in Kiev for Ukraine's crucial presidential election Sunday in stark contrast to the country's troubled east, where heavily armed pro-Russia rebels intimidated voters by smashing ballot boxes and blocking voting centers.
OSCE media freedom representative Dunja Mijatovic demanded that Kiev authorities investigate the circumstances of death of an Italian reporter and his interpreter in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of ignoring Moscow's security and economic interests in Ukraine. "We hear only one answer, as if on a record: Every nation has a right to determine on its own the security system in which it wants to live, and that doesn't concern you,"
A number of large tech companies are pushing back against US government orders that they not disclose the number of data requests made as part of ongoing investigations, according to court documents unsealed on Friday.
A global event challenging the agricultural behemoth Monsanto’s efforts to dominate the world food supply is taking place across the globe as millions of anti-GMO activists join forces against the biotech giant.
The Russian president believes a new Cold War is unlikely as no one is interested in it. Vladimir Putin cited Crimea as Moscow’s "reasonable response" to "the language of force" the West was trying to use, but added it should not happen again.
Donetsk, Lugansk People’s Republics which held referenda on independence from Ukraine declared creation of Novorossiya union. Coalition vowed to protect innocent civilians from “terror of Nazi gangs, financed by oligarchs, foreign security services.” Pledges fight for people’s rights to a decent life.”
Activists around the world joined the Gitmo Global Day of Action, demanding the prison be closed and an end to the indefinite detention of its inmates. They say President Obama has not fulfilled his promises as hunger strikes and force-feeding continue.
Violence has continued in eastern Ukraine, which is due to hold its presidential election on Sunday.Clashes, particularly in Donetsk and Luhansk, have seriously disrupted preparations for the polls.
Ukrainian armed forces early Thursday suffered their worst losses since launching a military crackdown last month against civilian populations opposing Kiev’s coup regime in eastern and southern Ukraine. Attack on a pro-regime roadblock left 16 soldiers dead and at least 30 more wounded.
Regime of billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra ousted in 2006 coup fled the country, lives in Dubai. political machine intact, able to rule country remotely through appointed proxies. A convicted criminal, not on ballot or in the country running his party as unelected prime minister, therefore a dictator.
Criticising the United States, he said the vision of a "unipolar" world had failed and hailed European companies for taking a more "pragmatic" approach to Russia. The European Union, heavily reliant on Russian gas supplies, has been more reluctant than Washington to impose tough sanctions on Russia.
Russia's top general Valery Gerasimov, Russian military’s chief of staff warned that Moscow will retaliate against NATO's increased military activities near the country's border amid escalating tensions with the Western alliance over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the crisis in Ukraine has evolved into a full-scale civil war during an economic forum in the western Russian city of Saint Petersburg. Blames the situation on Washington’s backing for the overthrow of former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych.
Colorado is reporting 10,000 new jobs, all from the legalization of both recreational and medical marijuana, doesn’t include jobs created by medical marijuana sales. $40 million in tax revenue in the first year. The state now enjoying one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation – 6%.
Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison on Thursday after admitting to taking $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwan and laundering funds through US banks.
A top-secret Pentagon report to assess the damage to national security from the leak of classified National Security Agency documents by Edward Snowden concluded that "the scope of the compromised knowledge related to US intelligence capabilities is staggering".
Human rights expert Medea Benjamin in her article in Huffington Post claims that the US President Barack Obama has completely failed his promises on foreign policy
Scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers. Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger by unleashing an accidental pandemic.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. to begin dumping massive amounts of radioactive water currently being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility directly into the Pacific. The radioactive material that is being released will enter our food chain and will potentially stay with us for decades to come.
Luhansk People’s Republic will declare a general mobilization of men aged 18 to 45, Head of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) Valery Bolotov said Thursday, particular attention will be drawn to the formation of “special medical groups.”
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