French soldiers have killed nearly a dozen Muslim fighters in a military operation in northern Mali. Malian security sources said the French military operation was conducted north of the desert region of Timbuktu on Friday.
Clashes have resumed in central Kiev, following a tense ceasefire. Rioters are burning tires and hurling firecrackers and Molotov cocktails at police. There are reports of injuries. Police attacked by protesters, officer received a stab wound,
Thousands of anti-regime protesters held a demonstration in northeastern Bahrain, calling for democratization. The pro-democracy demonstration, dubbed People’s Cause. slammed the ruling Al Khalifa regime for crackdown on anti-regime protests,denying their rights demanding freedom.
.AIPAC strongly lashed out at Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is known as a staunch Israel supporter, for being silent over the legislation,harsh criticism that one of Congress’s most pro-Israel lawmakers is not pro-Israel enough for the lobbying group. “
Ed Forchion in jail due to marijuana, gets out of jail once a month for 10 days to go smoke marijuana. Cancer patient, gets medical marijuana in California. In New Jersey, caught with pound of pot. New Jersey passed laws legalizing medical marijuana while in jail. Dazed and confused.
Senator Amy Klobuchar will introduce a bill to combat smartphone theft, require phone makers to install “kill switch” to prohibit a stolen device’s further use. demand all phones sold in United States have technology that terminate phone’s capabilities, Wi-Fi, games,if reported stolen.
The Winter Olympics torch relay was making its way through Pavel Lebedev’s home town of Voronezh. Lebedev walked up to the parade line,unfurled a rainbow-colored LGBT rights flag. Within seconds, he was knocked down by two men Olympic officials held him until police arrived, held for questioning by police.
Canadian government is going to try and support its domestic arms industry by expanding the number of countries with whom it can do arms deal. Organized arms industrysells something in the range of $12 billion a year in weapons sales. Canadian arms industry six biggest in the world
Three Palestinian children were allegedly burned with lit cigarettes and denied access to food, water or toilet facilities after being arrested and detained by Israeli soldiers and police in September, allegedly assaulted and abused. All three of them were accused of stone throwing.
BP America employees are outraged over - what they describe as their company reneging on their pension plans by up to 75 percent, lying about it, and actively working against them in order not to pay them retirement benefits that were promised. It's become part of BP's internal corporate culture."
The massive $1.1 trillion spending bill (“omnibus”) passed by Congress last week and signed into law by President Obama includes a significant victory: a provision aimed at ending the atrocious practice of shackling pregnant women in immigration detention facilities.
Thai government declared 60-day state of emergency to start Wednesday,wanted to prevent any escalation of two months of protests aimed at forcing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from power. Impose curfews, detain suspects without charge, censor media, ban political gatherings.
Five-year jail term for blockading government buildings, hefty fines and prison terms for protesters who wear face masks and helmets. People who form convoys of more than five cars also face driving bans. Unauthorized meetings will be liable to a fine of up to $1,275, or detention of up to 10 days.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has again threatened Hamas, saying he will teach the Palestinian resistance movement a lesson very soon. Israel carried out airstrikes on Palestinian territory Sunday and Tuesday night, killing at least two Palestinians, injuring several others.
Greece reportedly prevented a plane carrying Syrian government's delegation to international talks in Switzerland from refueling at Athens airport. Delay might result in cancellation of planned meeting between Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem who was on the plane and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for Washington’s "green light" for a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran. Former defense secretary also warned Obama “he needed to consider the ramifications of a no-warning Israeli attack,” and whether the US would get involved.
Ukrainian government used technology to pinpoint locations of cellphones near clashes between police and protesters. People near the fighting received text message: Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.” New law: participation in violent protestpunishable by imprisonment.
Republican county official in Michigan is in hot water after making racial comments about Detroit, including the idea that the city should be turned into a detention center for “all the Indians.” Insult to the city’s African-Americans and American Indians who occupied the land before Detroit was Detroit.
Ohio man claims law enforcement officers questioned him after wearing Google Glass Explorer into a movie theater. Federal agent came in, snatched the computer device from his face and escorted him out of the theater, suspicions there would be attempts to pirate that particular movie.
Automated machinery; robots, to generate efficiency gains for companies, more jobs will be displaced, more income will accumulate higher up the corporate ladder. Jobs grow permanently scarce. Automation will replace factory workers, accountants, telemarketers, machinists, typists, retail jobs, to disappear.
Pocket Drone’s flights last as long as 20 minutes, must have an Android phone or tablet to control it. open source software means you can hack it to do whatever you want, able to secretly record meetings, people, etc.
United Nations rescinded an invitation to Iran to participate in talks organized by the major powers on a political settlement of the three-year-old conflict in Syria. Controversy, two days before the so-called Geneva II negotiations were set to open in Switzerland,threaten the cancellation of the peace conference.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has blamed some European governments for meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs amid a surge of violence in the country. warned against fanning the flames of conflict between Ukrainian government, opposition protesters, could cause situation to spiral out of control.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial on charges of conspiring with foreign groups to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt. Ousted president and 35 others are accused of plotting with foreign organizations like Palestinian Hamas and Lebanese Hezbollah, as well as with Iran.
Israel’s leading businessmen and businesswomen will fly to Davos next week, with a message for the prime minister: Maintaining a growing and stable economy requires Israel to make peace with Palestinians, the sooner the better, warned him of the looming threat posed by boycotts.
Net neutrality is the principle that pipes carrying our information online should be “dumb”like our phone lines. If the pipes are too smart, the ISPs that provide them could prioritize some content, websites, apps, or users over others. That means, for example, Comcast could slow down BitTorrent traffic (it did).
A top Malaysian Sunni cleric says a plot involving the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia has been hatched to cause sectarian conflict among Muslim nations. Saudis and other Arab countries have turned their lands into Western bases. They do this not to support Islam but to gain power.”
84-year-old Kang Wong crossed 96th Street against the light about 5 p.m. as he walked north on Broadway ,officer ordered him to stop. But Wong didn’t seem to understand the officer didn’t seem to speak English, bleeding and dazed after the struggle, witnesses said, and had cuts on his face.
Mexico disarmed 1,200 local police officers suspected of colluding with drug traffickers in Michoacan state, arrested 38 members of Knights Templar drug cartel active in region, accused of colluding with gangs by vigilante militias that have taken up arms in recent months in Michoacan state.
Calm restored to border followingtense standoff between Lebanese, Israeli armies. Following discovery of suspicious object. Lebanese Army deployed immediately in area ready for combat as it investigated devices planted under tree. Spanish, Indonesian UNIFIL soldiers observed the proceedings.
Thomas Jefferson: anti-tax, pro-gun, anti-central bank, loved precious metals. Wanted amendment to Constitution, would ban federal government going into debt. "Paper is poverty, it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself". Wouldn’t have a prayer of making it to the White House today.
Obama: our freedom depend on the work of spies, but the very birth of our republic was dependent on the same kind of surveillance network. Folks at NSA and other intelligence agencies are our neighbors. They’re our friends and family.”
At least nine guerrillas with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) died in a Colombian air force bombardment of one of the insurgent group’s camps in the northeastern province of Arauca. Combat is continuing in the area between the leftist rebels and army troops.
A medical bill has been signed into law in Turkey that requires doctors to obtain government permission before administering emergency first aid. Critics have blasted the bill as a crackdown on doctors who treat activists injured during protests. Up to three years in prison or a fine of almost $1 million.
Nancy Grace; reason I’m against legalization: I’ve people addicted to pot, each other, stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families wipe out a whole family, losing jobs, wrecked cars, cant’t make house payments.
South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright (R), who is challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the GOP primary, said on Friday that school teachers should be able to carry machine guns to protect students from gun violence.
Ukrainian police have used tear gas and stun grenades after pro-EU protesters began throwing Molotov cocktails at officers. The clashes followed violence at the protests in the country’s capital, Kiev, on the previous day. officers, trying to prevent protesters from entering government district, forced to retreat.
Houston resident Greg Snider claims he was arrested and held for more than an hour after local police mistakenly targeted him as a criminal, for giving a homeless man a few quarters. We saw you downtown. We saw what you did.’ And I was like, 'Are you kidding me? I gave a homeless man 75 cents.
e US military is investing in an advanced firearm that comes equipped with an internal computer system as well as sensors that gauge environmental factors to help a soldier aim, according to a technology startup known as Tracking Point.“smart” rifles, which are priced at between $10,000 and $27,000 each.
Ukrainian protesters clashed with police in Kiev after at least 10,000 people took to Independence Square for an anti-government demonstration. Police retaliation with tear gas and water cannons. Some of the protesters started breaking up the pavement, arming themselves with rubble.
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