Residents of Slavyansk were awoken overnight by what they say were incendiary bombs dropped on their city by Kiev’s military. Witnesses suggest the bombs might be phosphorous. Village of Semyonovka, in Slavyansk suburbs, set ablaze, ground didn't stop burning for some time.
Iraq edged closer to all-out sectarian conflict on Thursday as Kurdish forces took control of a provincial capital in the oil-rich north. Forces of the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki abandoned their posts and fled in fear of advancing Sunni militants.
Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards put on trial in the United States charged with killing 14 Iraqi civilians, wounding 18 others using gunfire, grenades at Baghdad intersection September 16, 2007. Iraqis believe US allowed Blackwater mercenaries to commit war crimes with impunity.
Britain is deploying 90 additional military personnel in Bosnia and Herzegovina to “foresee, monitor and prevent civil unrest” in the country, the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced. Two reconnaissance platoons will be sent to Bosnia and Herzegovina for up to six months.
John Johnston, who is challenging Democratic state Rep. Chuck Moseley for the 10th District seat, said during a social media discussion on poverty that “no one has the guts to just let them wither and die. Didn’t advocate the end to programs such as welfare or food stamps.
Uganda said Wednesday that a new cult-like rebel army has been formed with financial support from Western "individuals," according to dpa reports. The funding for the newly organized rebel group comes from the US, UK, Canada and Australia, the Uganda police spokesman claims.
American special operations units permanently deployed in Eastern Europe are no longer just on the Pentagon’s wish list. About 100 instructors are set to train spec ops teams in former Soviet bloc states to ‘message’ Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine.
New president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, welcomed a delegation of secret services from Atlanticist countries, headed by CIA Director of the National Service of Covert Operations, Frank Archibald. Poroshenko and Archibald signed “Agreement on Military Cooperation between the U.S. and Ukraine.
Press TV; Ukrainian refugees launched online campaign demanding end to Ukraine’s military operations in the country. Women and children sheltered in a children’s summer camp in Russia took to Twitter, using “#don’t kill us,” call on Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko to end the operations.
As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.
Police in Chile have clashed with tens of thousands of students protesting against the government’s educational reforms. Police used teargas and water cannons to break up the rally which was held in front of the presidential palace in Chile’s capital Santiago on Tuesday.
Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday it has granted oil giant BP the first-ever approval to fly drones for commercial purposes over U.S. land. Manufactured by AeroVironment, the drone is slated to conduct aerial surveillance over Prudhoe Bay in Alaska's Northern Slope.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is drafting a potential contract for help with “rapid prototyping,” data analysis and other information technology services within its special intelligence unit, according to federal databases.
The federal government has bagged an unprecedented $360 million from household bank accounts since a controversial change to unclaimed money laws, figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show.
Many American Jews no longer support Israeli policy in the occupied Palestinian territories. Split among US Jews has its roots in the settlement building in the occupied territories after the 1967 Six Day War. Jewish leaders fear the split among Jews could undermine US support for Israel.
Tennessee Sheriff Dalton refused to provide Friedmann, editor Prison Legal News with records pertaining to medical care other services for inmates, he paid him a home visit, ordered background checks, called Department of Homeland Security in effort to get federal agents to harass Friedmann.
The U.S. Treasury Department said it sets limits while allowing the nation’s intelligence agencies to access reports that banks file on suspicious or large money moves by customers, including information about Americans.
Beginning August 1st of this year, JP Morgan & Chase Co. will charge their customers for depositing cash into their accounts. According to an internal document sent to account holders, in less than a month from now “the fee for all types of Cash Deposit Processing (CDP) will be $0.25 per $100.
Kiev’s relentless military operation in the country's east intensifying. Slavyansk one of the main targets of artillery attacks, Indiscriminate fire hit residential buildings, schools, hospitals, homes totally demolished. People dying each day. President Poroshenko: "We must reach a ceasefire this week.
Taking over the West Bank is the “only sane plan”, even if it tears the Israeli government in two, Finance Minister Naftali Bennett has declared. The opposition threatens to topple the cabinet if it extends Israeli sovereignty over any settlements.
Refugees from all parts of eastern Ukrainian continue to arrive in Russia to escape Kiev’s military operation. About 20,000 women and children from Ukraine’s southeast have crossed the border in the last three days for an uncertain future.
A bill introduced by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware would allow adults to possess marijuana. Republicans are voicing opposition, calling marijuana a “pathway to greater drug use. Governor Jack Markell says he is open to discussions. 20 other states have decided to weaken penalties.
Five peoplek killed, Ukrainian forces shell downtown Slavyansk in country’s east. Four-year-old girl among the dead, died in fire at local leisure center. People of Slavyansk without water and electricity for days. Schools, houses, orphanage targeted by Kiev’s military in Slavyansk.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has said that fighting in the eastern regions of the country must stop by the “end of this week.” And to do that, we must restore the Ukrainian border so that the safety of each Ukrainian citizen is guaranteed." Western countries promised to support Poroshenko.
Death and destruction is reported in eastern Ukraine as Kiev’s artillery has resumed shelling the rebellious city of Slavyansk. Locals tell RT they have been without running water and power for days, and that hope is fading. Four people killed in the shelling, a small girl among them.
After photos of metal spikes designed to prevent homeless people from sleeping in posh London neighborhoods surfaced online, people have been venting their outrage with controversial invention all over the social media.
President Alexandr Lukashenko of Belarus, a former Soviet republic, decreed those toiling on collective farms, a leftover from communism, cannot under any circumstance quit their jobs. Critics said the longtime dictator wanted to turn the workers into serfs, in existence during the days of imperial Russia.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Leaders of the Group of Seven most industrialized countries (G7) decided to abstain for the moment from imposing further sanctions against Russia, intend to discuss Ukraine with Russian President Vladimir Putin in France this week .
European Union called on Israel to reverse plans for building new settler units in occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem), added it is “deeply disappointed” by Israel’s plans to build over 3,000 settler units on the occupied Palestinian territories, saying, "This move is unhelpful to peace efforts."
Ukrainians in the east fleeing to Russia to escape violence since country's military began offensive .Hundreds of Ukrainians killed. Obama met with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko, pledged support for Kiev promising $5 million of supplies for Ukraine military to aid continued offensive.
Kiev has admitted showering the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk with dozens of missiles from the air, saying that its Air Force helicopters and jets “fired more than 150 missiles” in Monday’s military action, saying its forces “do not target” civilian areas.
Ukrainian armed forces have allegedly killed more than 25 wounded people in a hospital in Krany Liman, on the outskirts of Slavyansk, as the National Guard seized the town from the local militia following heavy shelling.
Israel urged Europe's rising right-wing parties on Sunday to shun "neo-Nazi, racist" parties, saying it would not recognize political blocs with ties to such groups, called on more moderate European rightists not to join forces with them.
Thailand's ruling junta deployed thousands of security forces on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday to thwart another round of small-scale protests denouncing last month's military coup. Hundreds of demonstrators came out and several were detained, but there was no violence.
Protesters sat down, pulled out book titles such as George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" a dystopian novel about life in a totalitarian surveillance state and began to read. Junta banned political gatherings of five people or more. Unclear what laws such low-key protests could be breaking.
Los Angeles Police Department has acquired two “unmanned aerial vehicles” as gifts from Seattle Police Department. equipped with video camera, infrared night-vision. Doesn’t intend to keep watch over public. Will be only for “narrow and prescribed uses” that will be made clear to public.
Several buildings severely damaged by artillery fire in Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, fighting between self-defense troops and Kiev’s army renewed over the weekend. Orphanage shelled third time, roof and walls riddled with bullets. Kiev authorities assert military action is to protect people from “terrorists.
Turkish police have shot tear gas at protesters, along with an RT journalist covering the event. More than 100 have been detained on the anniversary of the 2013 Gezi Park demonstrations and 25,000 officers have been dispatched to quash the protest.
France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, facing $10 billion fine over charges it violated US sanctions against Iran and other countries. US Justice Department pushing bank to plead guilty to charges, pay one of biggest penalties imposed on a financial institution
Students at Wantagh High School — located about 34 miles east of New York City — are being forced to carry their books and belongings in plastic bags, sign in and out to use the bathroom and submit to searches when entering the building. But the sealing up of lockers took school security to a new level.
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