Department of Justice: officers too frequently use deadly force against people who pose minimal threat, conduct of officers heightens danger. Activists call for removal of officials, increased scrutiny, federal monitor to be appointed.
Israel’s army chief of staff General Benny Gantz said an Israeli military operation in Lebanon is not only a realistic scenario but a necessary one. Israel is considering an increase in the level of its preparedness to emergency level.
Following two separate rulings to ban GMO, Monsanto made an official request for the removal of Judge Jaime Manuel Marroquin Zaleta. The country is currently resisting Monsanto’s attempt to grow GM maize in one of its most important crop zone.
Announcement follows seizure of government buildings by pro-Russian protesters in the city of Slavyansk in southern Donetsk. Ukraine's Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov: incident an example of “external aggression”, Kiev taking extra security measures to deal with the crisis.
A leader of the foreign-backed Syrian opposition calls for forging a coalition with Israel against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, noted overthrow of Assad is Israel’s main interests in Syria. offered handing Golan Heights to Tel Aviv in return for receiving military aid from Israel.
Thousands of French demonstrated in Paris against austerity measures introduced by government. Demonstrators holding signs reading “no to austerity, ”said Hollande not different from predecessor Sarkozy. Hollande struggles to revive French economy by cutting business taxes.
Thousands of pro-federalization activists have rallied in cities across Eastern Ukraine, calling for greater sovereignty of their region from Kiev. Activists have formed militias that helped anti-Maidan protesters seize several government buildings.
At least 80 people – both police and protesters – have been injured as street battles broke out in Rome, with rocks being flung and police deploying pepper spray. Thousands took to the street to march against austerity measures.
Russian Foreign Ministry official warning: citizens who travel abroad, might be detained, extradited to US for trial on inflated charges, may result in lengthy prison sentences. Advised all Russians who have any conflict with US avoid travelling to countries with extradition agreements with United States.
The newly-appointed head of Ukraine’s national gas company says the country “sees no reason” to comply with the “political” hike in gas prices imposed by Russia, and will formally stop transferring money to Moscow until the situation is resolved.
Israel’s Defense Ministry has successfully launched Ofek 10, a next-generation satellite that will provide highly-targeted surveillance of specific locations zooming in to take high-resolution images of objects as small as 18 inches across. Seventh Israeli satellite currently in space.
Aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – aminosweet. Made using genetically modified bacteria, has been shown to cause harm to human health, may cause blindness, cancer, and brain tumors.
Senior official in Prime Minister's Office told New York Times Israel "deeply disappointed" by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's assertion Jerusalem to blame for breakdown in talks with the Palestinians, added Kerry's remarks would hurt negotiations and harden Palestinian positions.
Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind. legislation tells Government Printing Office “may not print any map, document, record, or other paper indicating Crimea as part of the territory of the Russian Federation. Ban investment in Crimea that involves any Russian official, government agency or private-sector institution.
"Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" drafted by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo from Kansas aimed at overriding bills in two dozen states that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such. Bill prohibits any mandatory labeling of foods developed using bioengineering.
Ukraine now led by regime installed by Washington at admitted cost of US $5 billion. Moscow accused United States of supplying mercenaries to suppress by force protesters demanding referendum on becoming part of Russia in east Ukraine cities Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk.
NATO’s top military commander in Europe says US troops may soon be deployed to alliance member states in Eastern Europe as tensions near the border between Ukraine and Russia continue to escalate. Tensions between Washington and Moscow intensified after people in Crimea voted.
Israeli bulldozers demolished houses, tore down trees belonging to Palestinian Bedouins in Negev Desert. Destructions are part of the Prawer Plan, would expel 70,000 people, destroy 35 Bedouin villages. Israel refused to recognize rights of Palestinian Bedouins, denies access to basic services.
Russia warned Tuesday that any use of force in Ukraine's eastern region could lead to civil war, as Kiev seeks to regain control after pro-Moscow uprisings in three cities. Pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the cities of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv Sunday.
Ministry of Defense in the Kremlin advising all Ministries to “prepare for doomsday,” fears about the Western worlds response to expected collapse of global banking system later this month Edward Snowden documents revealed is “staged event” Obama secretly planning.
Venezuela President Nicolas Madura: exclusive interview with The Guardian; United States fomenting 'slow motion coup' in his country, ultimate goal of overthrowing his democratically elected government to gain more profitable access to its vast oil resources. Claims street protests fueled by U.S.
Dozens have been arrested as Kiev authorities launched a crackdown on anti-Maidan activists in cities of eastern Ukraine that attempted to declare their independence. 70 activists arrested after a so-called “anti-terrorist operation” launched by Ukraine’s Interior Ministry in city of Kharkov.
Obama administration requesting another $774 million for Obamacare “outreach” and advertising in the 2015 budget. on top of $684 million they this year and $52 million on ads with athletes and celebrities. total over $1.5 billion. Obama: “We didn’t make a hard sell.
Americans have recently been hit with some of the largest premium increases in yeas, largely due to changes under the Affordable Care Act, average rate at which premiums are growing fourfold. Over three months, the rate doubled.
Ukraine's PM Yatsenyuk: country should prepare for Russia switching off natural-gas supplies. Russia raised the cost of gas to Ukraine to $485.50 from $268.50 for 1,000 cubic meters. Moscow: price change due to Kiev's failure to pay bills. "Political pressure is unacceptable,economic aggression.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is now requiring that all Boston bus and subway riders submit to a warrantless search prior to boarding. anyone declining a search will be ordered to leave the station, even though the area is public property.
A court in France fined a Burgundy winemaker €500 after he refused to use pesticides on his vines
Emmanuel Giboulot was taken to court by agriculture ministry for not regularly treat vines against a leaf-hopping insect that causes disease. Had faced jail for six months and a €30, 000 penalty.
NATO foreign ministers plans military expansion up to Russia’s borders, campaign of military encirclement, extensive war games, stationing troops within neighbouring states. Poland revived proposals to install a US “missile shield,” 10,000 NATO troops.
Snowden: American, British intelligence hope to use social media, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, spread disinformation, propaganda, foment public protests, manipulate public opinion, “discredt” foreign governments, spread false, damaging information, push particular news stories, “deception.”
US officials on Friday slammed plans to construct an EU-centric communication system, designed to prevent emails and phone calls from being swept up by the NSA, warning that such a move is a violation of trade laws, said American tech companies would take a financial hit.
Soviet Union used mental illness for repression. American Psychiatric Association Listed as new mental illnesses above-average creativity, cynicism, oppositional defiant disorder or ODD: disobedient, hostile defiant behavior, questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, easily annoyed.
Western-backed rebel leader, Jamal Maarouf admitted fighting against Al-Qaeda was “not our problem” and his group is battling alongside the terrorist organization. His group not fighting against but helping Al-Qaeda. They asked us for weapons so we sent a lot. Previously viewed as moderate rebels.
Press TV: United States is likely to experience a financial “doomsday” as a result of its imposition of sanctions on Russia. Russia supplies one third of Europe’s gas, may stop accepting US dollars for its energy reserves. Possibility of euro and dollar depreciation, would, trigger “unrest in global markets.”
President Obama said his fellow Democrats should "be proud" of their efforts to pass Obamacare. That would include its effects of canceling plans, cutting workers' hours, raising premiums and losing doctors.
IDF officers: IDF rehearsing scenarios of mass rioting and guerrilla warfare it may encounter if and when it invades Lebanon, takes over villages there. Preparing for similar reality to the one Americans encounter in Afghanistan. Includes preparation of tanks that will be in the urban warfare.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged to intensify austerity measures against the working class, implement Responsibility Pact. Package of social cuts. €50 billion in spending cuts, €20 billion corporate tax breaks, €10 billion in cuts to employers’ contributions to family benefits.
Putin ordered “Project Double Eagle,” will cause all global energy supplies to be purchased in gold, ends US Dollar as global reverse currency collapsing U. S.and E. U. economies. E U warned it will cost them $215 billion to stop Russian gas imports. Russian gold holdings raised to over 12,500 tonnes.
Israel’s Iron Dome missile system has 'accidentally' fired interceptor rockets into the Red Sea resort city of Eilat in southern Negev. Army initially presumed a rocket attack had occurred, later claimed attacks were a false alarm caused by an error. Residents were panicked following a series of explosions.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director Todd Jones: Federal agents who convinced mentally disabled people to commit crimes and then arrested them didn't realize the people they were targeting had special needs "We do not target the developmentally disabled.
U.S. Navy is sending USS Donald Cook, a guided missile destroyer based in Rota, Spain into the Black Sea in the coming days as a symbolic gesture of support for Ukraine and other allies in the region, according to two senior defense officials. no word on when it arrives or how long it will stay.
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