US Senator John McCain (R-Arizona): Washington should “impose harshest possible sanctions on [Russian President] Vladimir Putin and Russia That's just for openers, Washington should take actions if it can prove Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian forces in east Ukraine.
The three traits that define Washington – arrogance, hubris, and corruption – make Washington a slow learner. Arrogant people wallowing in hubris are incapable of learning. When they encounter resistance they respond with bribes, threats, and coercion. Diplomacy requires learning ability, but Washington left diplomacy years ago and relies on force.
And while Jewmerica is eating its heart out trying to isolate Russia with its laughable slogan, ‘mobilizing the international community,’ Putin continues to straddle the world stage…this time in Jewmerica’s own backyard in Latin America.
Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a leader of the Moral Mondays movement, recently pronounced: "We're in a time where corporations are treated like people and people are treated like things."
T Federal Migration Service: Ukrainian citizens will be allowed to prolong their 90-day visa stay by 180 days, number of refugees from Ukrainian regions could reach half a million, would not punish Ukrainians for violating visa regime, agency would monitor the situation in Ukraine.
A Dispatch from Andre Vltchek & Crista Priscilla. The good light in which the US is perceived today by many Filipinos is the result of extremely successful propaganda comparing the US with Spanish imperialism…and the ignorance and short memory of most people. Now the old imperialist is back,
The Federal Chancellery of Germany has instructed the Defense Ministry and intelligence services to minimize cooperation with their US partners, the Bild tabloid reported Friday. The move comes against the backdrop of a major spy scandal.
Thousands of people of Lisbon protest against government’s austerity measures, proposed changes to the country’s Labor Code. Cuts to wages, pensions and welfare benefits have affected millions. Spending cuts and tax rises required by terms of international bailout loan.
Russian Foreign Ministry expressed strong protest over the firing of Russian checkpoint "Gukovo" by Ukrainian military forces on the Russian-Ukrainian border on July, 10. Stressed that a repetition of such cases the responsibility for the consequences of attacks will be on the Kiev authorities.
Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich: Russia agrees to international monitoring of its border with Ukraine, possible only when a sustainable truce and ceasefire is reached in southeastern Ukraine.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: "Ukraine has right to take legitimate actions in defense of its sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens, preserve law and order within its borders while maintaining a measured approach, in particular protecting civilian lives,
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere: Germany to step up counter-espionage efforts following arrest of an intelligence service employee suspected of spying for the United States, emphasized that the country urgently needs a “360 degree vision” of all intelligence-gathering operations in Germany.
Ukraine's Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey says Kiev will not hold talks with pro-Russian forces in the east unless they “irrevocably lay down their arms. Kiev has been placed under strong European pressure to establish direct talks with pro-Russian fighters on a possible ceasefire.
Russia’s Central Bank stopped all operation with offices of four Ukrainian banks in Crimea. “The decision to stop the activity of the structural branches of the Ukrainian banks was done for protecting the interests of investors and clients, whose legal rights were breached,
Ukraineto use weapons with an intent to kill any intruders who violate its state border in the Sea of Azov, which is divided between Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine’s National Security Council: Ukraine would shoot down Russian helicopters in case they violated the country’s airspace.
Russia trying to secure support of Belarus and Kazakhstan in introducing measures against Ukrainian goods. Moscow failed to convince its Eurasian partners that Kyiv’s Association Agreement would pose a threat to their economies, taking unilateral action for raising customs duties on goods from Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Ministry urged the 28-nation bloc to slam the deaths of civilians during the Ukrainian army’s shelling of the country’s restive east, denounce the criminal policy of the Kiev authorities.
Legal weed sales are about to start in Washington State as retailers have received their first electronic retail marijuana licenses. 20 stores received permits to sell cannabis, Store owners are allowed to sell marijuana from 8 am Tuesday, but which of the stores will be up and running then is not yet clear.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin: NATO is sending Ukraine arms and military equipment from East European countries which is in the interest of US military-industrial complex. Ukraine presented NATO a list of military equipment, needed by the country.
Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabeordered the nation’s remaining white farmers booted off their farms, land be given to black Zimbabweans, country close to bankruptcy, whites may no longer own any land in Zimbabwe, would still be allowed to own businesses and urban apartments.
Russia's parliament passed a law on Friday to force Internet sites that store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so inside the country, a move the Kremlin says is for data protection but which critics see an attack on social networks.
Russia Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin: NATO’s newest Eastern European members are handing over their Soviet arms stockpiles to the Ukrainian army, the alliance is in danger of pouring gasoline on the flames of that country’s civil war.
Japanese cabinet to endorse “reinterpreting”country’s constitution to authorise “collective self-defence” Under pretext of coming to aid other nations, step toward ending constitutional restraints on use of military force, allow Japan to forge new military ties, wage wars of aggression in concert with its allies.
The US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki: "In terms of events of what’s happening on the ground, our view is that the Ukrainian security forces' operations have been moderate and measured; they’ve been taking steps to maintain calm within their own country.
Hillary Clinton backed GMOs and Big Ag, endorsement of GMO seeds when she served as Secretary of State. Fears that current subsidies, tax breaks aren't enough,“I don’t want to see biotech or pharma companies moving out of our country simply because of some tax advantage somewhere else.
Greece faces massive power cuts as unions threaten to disrupt the country's power supply in row over government plans to break up country's main electricity provider. Workers of Greece’s Public Power Corporation (PPC) said they would strike Thursday to protest privatization program by the government.
German and French leaders have urged Russia’s president to encourage pro-Moscow protesters to reach an agreement with the government in Kiev. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin expressed “deep concern” over the increasing number of civilian casualties and refugees in Ukraine’s eastern regions.
Twelve European Union members urge their citizens to refrain from business, economic activity, investment in settlements or bodies connected to the settlements. So far 17 EU nations have published such warnings. France, Italy, Spain published warnings few days ago, joining Germany Britain.
Russia just delivered the second batch of Sukhoi fighter jets (which will be flown by Iraqi pilots and "are ready to provide air support to the armed forces"), and the US unloaded 4,000 additional Hellfire missiles to support Iraq's fight against the Islamist insurgents.
Eyewitnesses in the Cossack settlement of Luganskaya have accused government forces of carrying out two airstrikes on densely-populated residential areas. 9 people died,11 wounded. Among the victims is a five year-old girl. . Kiev says the devastation is the result of shelling by secessionist forces.
German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeie: A roadmap of measures that will point a way out of the Ukrainian crisis has been agreed during four-way talks between the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine with the goal of reaching an unconditional and mutually agreed, sustainable ceasefire.”
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko decided to not prolong ceasefire with Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, announcing an end to a fragile deal to deescalate tensions in country's east regions. Since then, heavy shelling, intense shooting reported in city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling in a criminal investigation, French prosecutors said Wednesday. The decision came after Sarkozy was questioned for 15 hours, marking the first time a French head of state has been taken into custody.
NATO’s top military commander said Monday that American troops from the United States will be dispatched to Europe to respond to Russian aggression in Ukraine. American forces moved for stepped-up ground and air patrols in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Romania.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry criticized the move as “more than strange,” saying the potential aid would only bolster what the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have declared as being a “caliphate” in parts of Iraq and Syria.
At least 22 alleged gang members have been killed in Mexico’s southeast in a clash with government soldiers. Reports said that the incident happened after the suspected gang members opened fire on soldiers, which led to the minutes-long gun battle. Mexican president pledged to get rid of gang violence.
Iran will not send armed forces to fight against Takfiri terrorists in Iraq. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian: “If Iraq requires our arms for combat against terrorism, we will provide these arms in accordance with international law and our bilateral contracts.”
A retired US Army general deployed to Iraq three times warned against US airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Takfiri militants. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, who spent more than 46 months in Iraq, says US airstrikes in Iraq would be “relatively ineffective” in beating the militants.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for major air and ground military operations in the besieged Gaza Strip. called for a repeat of “Defensive Shield II” in the impoverished territory.referring to Israel’s onslaught in the West Bank during the in 2000s.
Russian President Vladimir Putin: the West hatching a plot to destabilize the whole region through its intervention in Ukraine. Events provoked by the West in Ukraine are a concentrated manifestation of a containment policy against Russia,” Western sanctions regarding Russia a “policy instrument.
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