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.
Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12. "These criminal acts of the enemies of the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished. Sloviansk has seen fierce fighting between the rebels and Ukraine's army.
At least eight people have been killed in an airstrike carried out by US-led forces in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika. The provincial police chief, General Nabi Jan Malakhel said the victims were all Taliban militants in the Thursday night attack.
Ukraine’s acting Defense Minister Mykhailo Koval says government forces have cleared parts of the eastern provinces from pro-Russians, added that Kiev will push ahead with its offensive against pro-Russia activists in the east until it “starts working.”
Seven children injured by bullets and shrapnel during bombardment by Ukrainian army, Fatalities only avoided because teachers and pupils managed to find shelter in basement of school building. Violations of humanitarian law and Convention on Rights of the Child by the Ukrainian regime.
Defense Minister Mikhail Koval: We will work until region begins live and function normally and people will get peace.” School, kindergarten in Slavyansk hit by mortar shells, local children's hospital, clinic targeted. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Kiev should refrain from using excessive force.
227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives -- including their Social Security numbers -- in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies.
A campus cop, who was working the Elliot Elementary School campus recently, fired upon a teen couple who were merely making out in a parked vehicle. The driver’s side rear wheel was reported to have been struck by a bullet. School district said the kids had no right being on their property.
U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly for sanctions. Appeal by Representative John Conyers of Michigan and 13 other progressive Democrats who opposed sanctions, called for restoration of diplomatic relations between the two nations was ignored.
Every single variety of vegetable to be registered on an EU list, otherwise illegal to sell it. To be registered on the list, seed varieties have to pass series of tests demonstrating what is called DUS ‘Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability. ?3000 to test, register one single variety of seed for sale.
According to RIA, quoting Slaviansk people's mayor Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, 1,200 Ukrainian soldiers killed during special operation, eight helicopters, 15 armored vehicles destroyed. huge losses. I’m speaking only about Slaviansk. Self-defense forces of Slaviansk 200, killed 300 wounded.
Several people have reportedly lost their lives in fresh fighting in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk. Ukraine’s National Guard said there have been several losses among their ranks, reported several deaths, injuries among pro-Russian activists involved in the fighting.
Obama expressed willingness to expand assistance to Syrian opposition groups who are trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Announced plans for $5 billion counterterrorism fund training and equipping partners in other countries to fight violent extremism.
$5 billion, 33 times amount spent by Apple to develop iPhone, wasted on failed websites, fraudulent contractors, false promises from Obama administration. Most individual state exchanges still don’t work, despite tens of millions of dollars in funding.
Kiev authorities are massing troops around Lugansk, but local self-defense forces are ready to repulse the aggression, President of the Lugansk People’s Republic Valery Bolotov said on Wednesday. self-defense forces prepared for possible attack,"have several fully combat-ready units."
Soldiers of Ukraine’s National Guard have used prohibited explosive bullets banned by international convention while shelling city of Rubizhne, near Luhansk. “They have begun firing explosive bullets in residential areas. People hiding in basements.”
Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture taking 47% of a farmer's harvest does not violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause as long as the government aims to drive up crop prices.
Israeli forces shot, injured four Palestinian worshippers in al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Clashes erupted at mosque compound when Palestinian worshippers protested presence of Israeli extremists in holy Islamic site commemorating "Jerusalem Day," anniversary of Israel's capture of Jerusalem 1967.
Ukraine’s president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, promised to quickly crush activists, ruled out negotiations with pro-Russia protesters, vows to continue military operations in southeastern provinces. Kiev: controls Sergei Prokofiev Airport. 40 killed. 97 percent voted for rejoining Russia.
Obama: US military remains core of America’s ability to influence changes abroad. reserves power to launch attacks if America’s interests threatened, urged Congress earmark billions to assist nations combating terrorism.
A school and a kindergarten have been shelled in Slavyansk as the city becomes increasingly unsafe in the intensified Kiev military campaign. At least 9 civilians were injured in Wednesday’s shelling incidents, including a child. Shells started hitting residential blocks.
The aim of the scheme, carried out in the Middle East, was to use DNA analysis to identify suspected terrorists who would then be targeted to be killed by the United States.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain. to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder.
Russia has called on Ukraine to put an end to violence against people after dozens of civilians were killed in clashes in the main airport of the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for an immediate end to military operations in eastern Ukraine.
Clashes in Brazil between police on horses, indigenous protesters in traditional headdress. Violence broke out Tuesday in Brasilia as police fired teargas to break up demonstration held by various indigenous groups, homeless people, others opposed to money spent on 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Bodies are piling up in Donetsk morgues after Kiev unleashed fighter jets and artillery on the country’s southeast just hours after the presidential election. New leader-elect Petro Poroshenko is pushing for the crackdown to become even “more effective.”
Prosecuting political, social activists, image-conscious Beijing shifting its tactics, using public disorder charges to lock up those it considers nuisances or threats to its rule, rather than filing charges of inciting state subversion that amount to political prosecution drawing international condemnations.
Air strikes against pro-Russian separatist forces that took control of Donetsk International Airport. Mortar fire in Slovyansk. IMF loan contingent on deep cuts to gas subsidies. Currency devaluation, bailouts for country’s major banks, wage cutting, privatization of services, mass layoffs, spending cuts.
One of the busiest in the world, Beijing's subway is seeing staggering queues, city introduced new anti-terror security checkpoints at major stations in wake of recent bombings in China’s northwest. China’s subway system, nearly 200 stations,commuters in capital taking 10 million rides a day.
Nassau County, New York police officers raid wrong home, shot innocent woman in chest while she cowered in a closet begging police not to shoot her. The police claim the officer who shot her with his assault rifle did so because his gun fired "accidentally," pay $650,000 settlement.
A wheelchair-bound man, suffering from paralysis, severe chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis, was raided by masked, gun-wielding agents and ultimately sentenced to 25 years in prison for possessing a one-month supply of his own doctor-prescribed painkillers.
Plan to do away with cash transactions in Israel. Individuals and businesses still permitted to conduct cash transactions in small amounts, goal to force citizens to conduct business using electronic payment. Believe “cash is bad,” fuels underground economy, allows people to avoid paying taxes.
Ukraine launched air strikes, paratrooper assault; new leader rejected talks; said military campaign able to put down separatist revolt in hours. Fighting continuing after eight hours with planes, helicopters, rockets, cannon; spread to nearby neighborhoods. Full-blown military standoff, helicopter destroyed.
Ukraine’s president-elect has said that one of his main priorities is to return Crimea to his country's rule but Russia says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Crimea is part of Russia and will never be returned to Ukraine.
Israel is trying out a new sort of “flexible evictions” in its quest to root out the “illegal” Bedouin village of Al-Araqib, demolished 63 times to date. Now even those buried in the village cemetery are reportedly receiving eviction orders. Bedouins for years have been defiantly rebuilding the unrecognized village,
A rocket-propelled grenade fired by Ukraine army has hit truck carrying wounded self-defense fighters near Donetsk airport, killingdriver, conflicting reports on number of casualties from latest attack. Governor of Donestk Region, Pavel Gubarev, Facebook post 35 killed, 15 wounded in strike.
At least three civilians have reportedly been killed and several wounded when the Ukrainian Army launched a mortar attack on the town of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine. One of the shells fell near a local teachers college, according to Ridus news portal.
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