US President Barack Obama and his economic team are discussing options on how to damage Russia’s economy, The New York Times reported. Obama’s sanctions plan against Russia has worried major American companies unwilling to lose business to competitors.
Edward Snowden interview Monday via teleconference to (SXSW) Austin, Texas; global mass surveillance occurring in all of these countries, are setting fire to the future of the Internet. Event itself was significant, a live broadcast to a US audience made by someone hunted by US government.
US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt declared that the United States would not recognize the results of the “so-called referendum” as it regards Crimea. threatened further steps against Russia. US and the EU were in complete agreement that harsher sanctions could follow the referendum.
Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio demand providers stop broadcasting five Russian channels to ensure informational security in compliance with the decree “About urgent measures on ensuring national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair supporter of government spying upset because she believes CIA may have spied on a congressional computer network. Feinstein said CIA may broken law, violated the Fourth Amendment of Constitution by searching the network.
Twenty-nine states have altered mandatory sentencing laws since 2000. Sentencing reforms focused on changing punishment for nonviolent drug offenders, give judges more discretion in deciding penalties. Even conservatives reconsidered laws, realized trimming budgets include shrinking fiscal demands of prisons.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food; current global food system needs to be "radically" and "democratically" changed to alleviate global hunger over profits of monopolized industrialization, pesticide-heavy agribusiness corporations. System led to loss in biodiversity, soil erosion, pollution.
BAE systems Q-Warrior high-tech headset to live-stream data to soldiers,showing multi-dimensional, full-color displays of battle zones outside their fields of vision. Ability to digitally track friendly and enemy locations, display 3D maps of battlefields, and watch live video from drones.
Libyan defense minister took over duties as prime minister this morning. The oil tanker The Morning Gloryhad had at least 234,000 barrels of oil aboard but is now said to be on fire after being hit by a missile.
State Utilities Commission will have final say on whether Duke’s 3.2 million customers will foot the bill for $1 billion effort, households to pay between 75 cents a month for 15 years. Coal ash is waste left after burning coal that contains over a dozen toxic heavy metals; arsenic, mercury, lead.
NATO has begun wargames in Poland as recently dispatched US jets are set to take part in the exercises. US: drills were planned before the outbreak of unrest in Ukraine. 12 US F-16 fighter jets and 300 personnel are due to arrive in Poland by Thursday.
German parliament building may be soon checked for bugs and eavesdropping landlines to ensure privacy. Berlin is ramping up security amid a scandal over electronic surveillance by US National Security Agency. Areas of interest is supposedly secure rooms used for negotiations related to confidential matters.
Maoist rebels has ambushed a convoy of security forces in the troubled central India, killing at least 18 people and injuring several others. Victims included 16 paramilitary soldiers, an inspector from the Central Reserve Paramilitary Force and a civilian, attacked when they were clearing mines laid by rebels.
Peace activists in Britain are seeking to legally pursue two international weapons dealers who put illegal torture equipment on display at the 2013 DSEI arms fair in London. Illegal equipment including leg irons and stun batons. Products they were marketing were banned under British law.
Clashes have broken out between the protesters and riot police in Turkey following the death of a teenager on his way to buy bread when he was caught up in a street protest during mass anti-government protests last year.
Congress is proposing a bill – No. 268/2007, that would allow exemptions on a current GMO ban, which restricts terminator technology in the country. This would then allow these seeds to cross-contaminate organic crops. ‘Terminator’ or ‘suicide’ seeds are planned to die in one year
14-year-old girl, Kayona Hagen-Tietz was swimming for health class, fire alarm tripped due to science experiment gone awry in school. Her clothes were in her locker. Teacher told her not enough time to change. Forced outside per fire alarm protocol ten minutes, in St. Paul, Minnesota, it was -5 degrees.
Security vendors have confirmed that a bit of malware named Uroburos by obscure German anti-virus company G Data Software AG is a sophisticated, dangerous and widespread tool likely written and controlled by a national intelligence agency, has been attacking government and military sites since 2005.
US ambassador to Kiev: US officials including FBI agents are in Kiev helping a Ukrainian-led investigation into corruption under ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. Other international governments” assisting in the Ukrainian investigation “to uncover financial crimes committed by the previous regime.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has said that it will deploy Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) reconnaissance planes in Poland and Romania to monitor the spiraling crisis in Ukraine.
Germany: Angela Merkel to Russian President Vladimir Putin; planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine’s constitution. Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all parties to remain calm, urged a political solution.
Washington ramping up pressure on its allies to intensify provocations, threats against Russia over Ukraine, spoke of universal agreement “on the need for Russia to pull its military forces back to their base” and for “the deployment of international observers and human rights monitors to the Crimean peninsula.
Congressional authorities who defended National Security Agency spying upset after being spied on by another branch of U.S. intelligence. Inspector General's office, agency tasked with CIA oversight, asked Department of Justice to investigate claims the spy agency monitored computers used by Senate aides.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney cited treaty violations by Russian President Vladimir Putin reason U.S. should consider “military options” in response to invasion of Ukraine. There are military options that don’t involve putting troops on the ground in Crimea. We could reinstate ballistic missile defense program.”
Tens of thousands rallied in the country’s capital Sunday to protest against the nuclear industry and speak out against the government’s plans to resume nuke energy production to power the economy. Today, there is no electricity flowing in Japan that is made at nuclear plants.
A group of 50 Israeli teenagers has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu declaring their opposition to being drafted into the military because of Israel’s policies surrounding West Bank settlements, which they view as human rights violations.
Polls show that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to U.S. military involvement in: Ukraine, Syria, Iran. Think the U.S. “should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.”
80,000 Palestinians in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) have been without water for more than three days. Israeli water company Gihon: reason for the cut in water supplies is the water infrastructure.
sraeli forces have attacked Palestinian protesters marking the International Women’s Day in the occupied West Bank. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at protesters. Protesters condemned Israeli occupation of their land, called on Tel Aviv to end blockade on the Gaza Strip.
United States and France have warned of possible new measures against Russia if Moscow fails to make progress on defusing the crisis in Ukraine. Russia said it will not capitulate to the Western countries' language of threats and sanctions over Ukraine. Pentagon suspended military ties with Russia.
Twelve F-16 fighter jets and 300 American troops are set to arrive in Poland next week in response to the crisis in Ukraine. USAFE spokeswoman Capt. Reba Good said the military buildup “comes at the request of our Baltic allies,” adding that “we’re committed to our NATO allies. We’ll continue to support them.”
. Justin King, chief executive officer of UK grocer J Sainsbury Plc, says that ‘most people aren’t against GMO,’ but that they just need to be convinced genetically modified and transgenic crops are good for them. Significant minority vocally and vehemently against it, vast majority tcould be persuaded.
Eighty-one-year-old Mary Musselman was first arrested last month for feeding bears in her backyard, judge in the case warned Musselman not to feed any more wild animals of any kind. Officers issued a new arrest warrant after checking on her home and seeing that she was leaving bread out for crows.
US threats against Russia over Ukraine are “purely superficial” as Washington has no “leverage over Moscow. Russia could simply turn off the gas to Europe and it would throw the entire continent into an uproar, would create chaos.
A source in the Ukrainian government confirmed that the transfer of the gold reserves of Ukraine to the United States was ordered by the acting PM Arseny Yatsenyuk.
A woman saw what she thought was a homeless man sleeping on a bench outside of a church called the police on him. The homeless man turned out to be a statue called Homeless Jesus. She said the statue is “inappropriate,” and that Jesus was not homeless.
Israel going ahead with its Prawer Plan, which seeks to demolish Palestinian houses and relocate tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins, refused to recognize rights of Palestinian Bedouins, denies them access to basic services. Already approved military and settlement projects in the area
Commercial drone use in the United States is poised to remain legal, at least for the foreseeable future, after a judge dismissed a suit Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) filed against a regular citizen, ruling that there are simply no laws against it.
Five Afghan soldiers have been killed and 17 people wounded in an airstrike by the NATO-led force in Afghanistan in eastern Logar province. The attack was conducted by drones."Coalition forces operating in Afghanistan have said in a statement that the bombing was an accident.
Ukraine’s new prime minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk,:government would do its best to avoid default, expects EU/IMF economic stabilization package soon. European Commission offered Ukraine 11 billion euro loan if Kiev agrees a deal with IMF. Help from IMF or World Bank normally includes drastic austerity measures
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