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 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.
The US House of Representatives passed bill, names Israel “major strategic partner” of the US and seeks to expand Washington’s military ties, delivery of US arms, funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system. Israel already receives $30 billion dollars of American taxpayers’ money each year.
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
The USGS claims that the magnitude 5.0 earthquake triggered by waste-water injection the previous day “trigger[ed] a cascade of earthquakes, including a larger one, [which] has important implications for reducing the seismic risk from waste-water injection.”
The Australian state of Queensland in most widespread drought ever, 80 percent of its territory after a failed wet season. Australia is famous for its droughts and flooding rains. Queensland is nearly seven times the size of Britain, with an area of 1.7 million square kilometres (656,000 square miles).
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.
Leader of the Ukrainian radical group Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh planning to run for the presidency, demanded that the government gives to his group the access to a part of weapons and military equipment, as well as several military training centers “for quality training for Right Sector fighters.”
Caracas has ordered the expulsion of the Panamanian ambassador to Venezuela and three other diplomatic staff. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro severed ties with Panama on Wednesday, claiming they were involved in an anti-government conspiracy.
D.C. Council voted 10-1 to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana – up to an ounce. Unlike “legalization”, decriminalization refers to removing the criminal penalties for possession. In other words, jail time will no longer be on the table for those accused of possessing small amounts of marijuana.
By a more than three-to-one margin on Tuesday, communities voting on whether to support the creation of a public bank in Vermont approved the idea, calling for the state legislature to establish such a bank and urging passage of legislation designed to begin its implementation.
As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union leaders threaten harsh economic sanctions could be imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, Russian state-controlled natural gas giant Gazprom threatened to disrupt gas supplies to Europe, turning Ukraine crisis into possible trade war.
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
US Navy guided missile destroyer, USS Truxton,heading toBlack Sea US said is a “routine” deployment, to conduct training with the Romanian and Bulgarian navy decided long before the crisis in Ukraine. US fighter jets would join NATO patrols on missions in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Ukraine’s former prime minister urged Europe to take strong action over Crimea's attempt to join Russia. Lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia, would put decision to voters in 10 days. New Ukrainian government declared planned vote illegal.
Obama told Putin that "Russia's actions are in violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, which has led us to take several steps in response, sending US fighter jets to allied countries located near Ukraine, imposing visa restrictions on Russians. US military build-up in NATO countries,
Smart Balance will remove genetically modified organisms from their butters and spreads, follows the precedent set by General Mills to remove GMOs from one of its main cereals: Cheerios. o 80% of processed foods in the US contain genetically modified organisms.
Medical pot legislation thus far been curbed by the state Senate. People across the country leaving their states where marijuana treatment is unobtainable and punishable by arrest in order to seek out the best possible natural medicine that money can buy, known as “marijuana refugees.
Scientists have unearthed a giant virus more than 30,000 years old from the frozen soil in a remote region of Siberia. Ancient virus harmless to people, scientists warn thawing of permafrost in polar regions, as a result of either climate change or mining, could bring threats to human health.
Study conducted in Switzerland, 12 patients suffering deep anxiety due to serious illnesses participated in several drug-free psychotherapy sessions, and then joined a pair of therapists for two full-day psychotherapy sessions, separated by two to three weeks, under the influence of LSD.
Two men were found guilty of stealing an American company's secret recipe for making a chemical used to whiten products from cars to the middle of Oreo cookies and selling it to a competitor controlled by the Chinese government.
Russian energy giant Gazprom increased the price of gas supplies to Ukraine. In the past Russian president Putin granted Ukraine discount on its gas supplies. Deal renegotiated every three months, not renewed. Ukraine not able to pay debts in full, owe $2bn, pressure on Kiev.
CIA officers allegedly hacked into US Senate Intelligence Committee’s computers to find out what oversight committee found out about its controversial detention, treatment of terror suspects. Unclear whether alleged hacking limited to CIA document leak/whistleblower hunt or went even further.
Russia’s top natural gas producer Gazprom: Ukraine informed company it could not pay for February gas deliveries. Ukraine managed to redeem $10 million on total debt of $1.529 billion. No repayment possible, country will default, gas shut off looming. Ukraine may get no Russian gas, price discount ends.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shocked CNN host Kate Bolduan on Wednesday when he asserted that Congress and President Barack Obama could solve the crisis in Ukraine by approving the Keystone XL pipeline, should move forward on natural gas exports very quickly.
Russian lawmaker working on bill that would freeze assets of European, American companies operating in Russia in reply to Western economic sanctions. Separate federal bill would allow Russian government to confiscate foreign owned property, in Russia, including assets of private companies.
Former presidential hopeful and long-time lawmaker Ron Paul told RT that he doesn’t think the United States should get involved any further in the escalating situation in Ukraine. “I don’t think we have any business there, It’s their civil strike, their civil war, deciding who to run that country should be left to them.
Former Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said it was driven by covert action by the United States. American meddling in Ukraine’s affairs is what sparked the current situation, Ukrainians being exploited by Western powers.
Europeans have powerful reasons not to sanction Moscow. Europe depends on Russia’s gas, Moscow exercises strong influence over Germany, the most important economy in Europe.
Iran’s Defense Ministry announced delivery of a massive consignment of indigenous ballistic missiles to the country’s Armed Forces. The missiles and the system have been designed and produced by the Aerospace Industries Organization of Iran's Defense Ministry.
Israeli soldiers have reportedly taken position near the southern Lebanese border town of Maroun al-Ras, shortly after violating Beirut’s airspace. Israeli jets entered Lebanese airspace over border towns. Israel violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis.
Small amounts of glyphosate can cause cancer, inhibit proper endocrine function, cause birth defects, and inflict infertility upon unsuspecting women. Rats fed Monsanto’s maize developed massive breast tumors. EPA has proposed to hike allowable limits of glyphosate in GMO crops and in animal feed.
Center for Food Safety (CFS) has formally filed a legal challenge demanding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) protect our wildlife and their habitat by banning the use of GMOs and neonicotinoid pesticides in National Wildlife Refuges, the sanctuary for trees, plants, flowers, and animals.
Kroger and Safeway, two of the largest grocery store companies in the US have agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon rejecting GM AquAdvantage® salmon. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Target have also pledged to refuse to sell genetically engineered salmon.
Vladimir Putin accused U.S. of interfering in world affairs as if it were conducting experiments on lab rats without understanding consequences of what they’re doing, accused the West of driving Ukraine into anarchy, remind them of military interventions in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan.
Russian soldiers in Ukraine since late 1990s in accordance with a Kiev-Moscow agreement, stationed in Crimea over a decade. Moscow annually writes off $97.75 million of Kiev’s debt for right to use Ukrainian waters, radio frequency resources, environmental impact caused by Black Sea Fleet operations.
International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) called changes to cannabis laws in Uruguay, US a ‘very grave danger to public health, medical cannabis in Colorado led to increase in cannabis-related treatment admissions, car accidents where the drivers were under the influence of marijuana
Russia: will retaliate against any sanctions United States impose on Moscow over Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: criticized West’s threats of “sanctions, boycotts, Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula necessary to protect country’s citizens.
FDA concerned about internal whistleblowers leaking key intel to public. government monitoring social networks to track flow of information now dominated by the alternative news.
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