"This is the end game."
According to a Federal Reserve report on American households’ “economic well-being” in 2013, fewer than half of all Americans said they’d be able to come up with four Benjamins on short notice to deal with an unexpected expense.
The risk of an eruption at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has increased, with signs of “ongoing magma movement”; Iceland’s meteorological office. Risk level to the aviation industry has been raised to orange, the second-highest level.
President Putin: Russia must protect its citizens from overconsumption of products containing genetically modified organisms. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvede: Russia has no intention to import GMOs. Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Fyodorov: Russia must remain a GMO-free country.
Polish Foreign Ministry dissociates itself from mass media speculation about alleged involvement of Polish mercenaries in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Under Polish laws, “anyone serving in foreign military units without consent of authorities commits offense punishable by prison up to five years”.
Hear how marijuana was able to help one woman overcome Crohn’s disease. Inhaling small amounts of marijuana from a vaporizer to help reduce her pain and increase her appetite. After afew days, Shona could walk without a cane.
absolutely chilling – we, America, have fallen so much:
Experts at a European Union (EU) think-tank are demanding that the EU prepare to put down strikes and protests with military force. Due to the deepening social inequality in a globalised economy and growing military conflicts within the EU’s borders, such outbursts will inevitably increase.
The Metropolitan Police has warned that watching or downloading an Islamic State video that purports to show the beheading of a US journalist could constitute a terrorism offence, downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offence under Terrorism legislation.
Solar panels are being denied to certain states as utilities companies and politicians are looking out for their own interests in an effort to eliminate the competition. We look why homes are being prevented from supplying stored energy, in this Lip News clip with Lissette Padilla and Mark Sovel.
The peaceful population is being eliminated. Kiev does not need the population; it is irrelevant to conduct fracking. American weapons brought from Poland are being used without remorse. Mercenaries who have worked in other countries – Syria, Libya, Lebanon. They are on the other side now and they are having fun.
An Egyptian court has convicted a Jordanian and an Israeli of spying on Egyptian officials and security deployments, according to the country’s state news agency. The Jordanian sentenced to 10 years in prison, the Israeli, who was tried in absentia, sentenced to life.
Wave of anger and aggression across Western audiences generated. Upon that wave rides two objectives. One is to create plausible deniability for the West which created the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), the other is to create a pretext to justify direct US military intervention across the region.
Eastern Ukraine has sustained another day of heavy shelling. At least 5 people were killed in an army assault on a village near Donetsk, while the city itself was also hit. Inside the city, people are struggling with a dire humanitarian situation.
President Pyotr Poroshenko: Ukrainian leaders understand the crisis in Donetsk and Lugansk cannot be settled only by force.“People in Donetsk and Lugansk want peace. Our desire to implement proposed peace plan is determining our actions. Solution cannot be found exclusively by military means.
Ukraine has proposed that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lump together the third and fourth tranches of its financial assistance to Ukraine, giving the country a bailout of up to $2.3 billion by the end of 2014, the Ukrainian finance minister said Wednesday.
ndependence supporters have downed a Ukrainian Air Force Su-25 Frogfoot attack plane over the Luhansk region late on Wednesday, a spokesman for the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said. Fate of the pilot is unknown.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier cited the "barbaric" actions of the Islamic State group that has taken control of large parts of Iraq in recent weeks, and the threat that their further advance could pose to the region and Europe, prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq.
World’s first commercially available security robot is set for mass production in the US. Has a digital camera and array of sensors to detect presence of unauthorised intruders, will activate alarm and send out an alert. Additional sensors to provide other industry-specific data.
Conflict has cost Ukraine $8 billion, Ukraine’s central bank raised its overnight refinancing rate to 17.5 percent today from 15 percent Ukrainian currency fell 1.6 percent before trading taking its decline for the month to 5.8 percent. Debt rose from $40 billion in 2005 to$140 billion today.
Moscow may “fully or partly” ban car imports should Washington and its EU allies adopt fresh sanctions. Bans would not apply to the production of foreign automakers operating inside Russia. Russia imposed year-long food bans on US, EU, Australia, Canada and Norway for their embargoes.
At least 34 civilians have been killed in clashes between the Ukrainian army troops and pro-Russia forces in the country’s restive eastern Donetsk Province over the past 24 hours, local officials say. Overnight fighting in the town of Ilovaysk in the east of Donetsk has left nine Ukrainian soldiers dead.
Representatives of Russia’s Public Chamber suggest government ban on purchasing foreign-made drinks, including liquor and wine, for official banquets sponsored with state money. Serve only domestic drinks at banquets – be it Russian vodka or Crimean wine.
Russia’s consumer watchdog shut down four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over “administrative violations.” Companys 430 Russian franchises are under investigation. Food and waste disposal violations detected during inspections, microbe pollution with E.Coli bacteria, hygiene breached.
A relatively calm evening gave way to the arrest of 47 protesters early Wednesday morning in Ferguson, Missouri, marking the eleventh night of demonstrations touched off by the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a local police officer.
Heavy shelling of eastern Ukraine by the country's military continues, with people in despair and badly in need of water and electricity, hiding out in basements. Constant bombardment is laying waste to entire cities. Going out into the street is too dangerous, so people stay inside without water or electricity.
Ukraine's next crisis will be a economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production.
Farmers in Europe will be paid to destroy or give away fruit and vegetables to stop prices from collapsing after Russia banned imports in retaliation for Western sanctions. 125 million euros to compensate producers for not selling a range of perishable items, harvesting them before they ripen or leaving them to rot. Measure aimed at reducing the supply so the prices don’t drop to crisis levels.
Monticello, New York, Democratic Mayor Gordon Jenkins—a member of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns—was arrested Thursday on bribery charges, the latest in a long string of legal and ethical foibles by Jenkins.
The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux and Lukas Hermsmeier, reporter for German newspaper Bild, were among those arrested) during the escalating protests over Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, MO. Getty Images photographer Scott Olsen taken into custody. Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly, Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery arrested in Ferguson. No charges brought against any of the journalists.
President Barack Obama said on Monday he was sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to investigate the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white policeman, and urged restraint on the part of both law enforcement and protesters.
Companies producing so-called "lawful intercept" technology, that was generally (but not always) sold to governments and law enforcement agencies had created hacking tools that took advantage of non-SSL'd sites to use a basic man-in-the-middle attack to hack into targeted computers.
Israel where the Minister of Health Yael German has ended fluoridation in Israel despite the vocal and vociferous attacks of fluoridation promoters.
Renewed Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday hit several locations in the Gaza Strip ahead of the expiration of a recently-agreed truce at 2100 GMT. Local residents and witnesses say thousands are fleeing for cover amid Israel’s new attacks.
US police have shot dead an African-American man in the Saint Louis area of Ferguson, Missouri. The man was shot on Tuesday about three miles from the suburb of Ferguson, where unarmed African-American Michael Brown was gunned down 10 days ago.
Hundreds of US businesspeople have scrapped plans to visit Glasgow, following the Scottish city’s decision to fly the Palestinian flag following Israeli military operations in Gaza.
Picketers gathered at the Port of Oakland in California this weekend to prevent Israeli shipping vessel from unloading its cargo in protest over Gaza. Dock workers did not disturb the integrity of the picket line. Because the line wasn’t crossed, no unloading could take place.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, will meet on August 26 in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, the Kremlin said. The talks will take place as part of a summit between leaders of the countries in the Eurasian Customs Union - Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Israeli-Palestinian rocket fire resumed on Tuesday after Gaza truce talks broke down. A 5-year-old girl and a woman became the first victims of renewed Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Hamas launched around 50 rockets at Israel, hitting as far as Tel Aviv.
The number of cases of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has climbed to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization said. It urged affected countries to screen all people at international airports. Confirmed infections jumped by 113, bringing the total number of cases to 2,240.
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