Iraqi volunteer forces, known as Hashid Shaabi, discovered Israeli-made weapons at Islamic State (ISIL) positions in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Thursday, according to Al-Mayadeen television, Fars News Agency reported.
German Finance Minister Schaeuble hinted that Berlin was preparing for a possible Greek default. Greek euro exit would be good in the long term because European contracts would regain their validity and Greece could regain its competitiveness.
Pollination of apples in Maoxian has to be completed within five days in order for the trees to bear fruit. Every year thousands of villagers arrive for the arduous task of meticulously pollinating every single blossom by hand. Using homemade pollination sticks made from chicken feathers and cigarette filters dipped into plastic bottles filled with pollen, a single person can pollinate five to ten trees in a day.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis made clear that his government was ready to impose extensive pension cuts and labour market “reforms” in order to reach an agreement with the troika (European Union, International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank.
Iranian researchers have produced a nano-drug which has proven effective in battling treatment resistant cancers. Research has proven that curcumin, which is found in turmeric, has anti-cancer and cancer preventing properties apart from its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,
Baltimore police in riot gear wrestled to the ground and beat a photographer for the City Paper at a Freddie Gray protest as bystanders screamed at the cops that he was with the press.
Last week, the Greek government issued a decree which called for local governments to transfer excess cash to the central bank so that Athens would be able to pay pensions, salaries, and the IMF. The move is expected to raise as much as €2 billion to help keep the country afloat. Tax authorities have started seizing the deposits of small debtors.
"Three billion [dollars] of taxes is what we did not get, and losses [as a result of military action] make dozens of billions."Kiev stopped making social benefit payments to Donetsk and Lugansk regions last July. In November 2014,Ukrainian government imposed an economic blockade on Donbass.
Clashes have broken out in Baltimore’s Camden Yards as demonstrators began throwing bottles at police and smashing cars. Thousands of marchers took to the streets to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died after being detained by police.
House Bill 593 makes it mandatory for police officers to receive four hours of canine-encounter training. This training will include the understanding of a dog’s body language, its types of aggression, and how to approach it. Texas already approved preliminary legislation in the State House after a Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a border collie last year. The law is now awaiting approval by the Texas Senate.
State Representative Carol Alvarado from Houston has filed HB 3499, a GMO labeling bill that would require all food sold in Texas to be clearly marked to inform the consumer that they contain genetically modified ingredients.
Record $2.5 billion settlement paid by Deutsche Bank to U.S. and U.K. authorities for its rate-rigging role in the massive LIBOR scandal, some noted that the fine—while large—suggests that some institutions are still considered "too big to jail."
400 medical professors threatening to boycott its publications unless Reed Elsevier, publishers of The Lancet, by company sacks editor Richard Horton – or as they phrase it,“enforce appropriate ethical standards of editorship”. Committed the sin of reporting on the medical implications for Palestinians of Israel’s occupation, especially its attack on Gaza last summer.
China hopes that the new Silk Road will boost political ties from the Pacific to the Baltic Sea and cut barriers to trade and investment.
Russia is interested in developing Chinese investment and cooperation, according to Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. Cooperation has been recently growing, as Western markets are now closed for Russia.
Following the wave of corporations responding to consumer activism like never before, Pepsi has announced that it will be removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from its Diet Pepsi product.
US Geological Survey report has been released, which details how the same hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ process used to extract natural gas and oil from shale rock beds – is responsible for unnaturally inducing earthquakes in places like Oklahoma.
Great Wall of Ukraine planned combination of barbed-wire fences, watchtowers, berms, and tank traps along Ukraine’s 1,300-mile border with Russia look like Israel’s borders, will seal a frontier that, until last year, had always been open. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk “This will be the eastern border of Europe.
Israel Defense Forces shot retaliatory Rocket at northern Gaza after a shell was reportedly fired from there at Israeli Sderot area late on Thursday, for the first time since the beginning of the year, the local media said, no one was hurt.
According to motorists, police moved into the middle of the street during the worst traffic jam in years and began a ticket writing assembly line that made them over $18,000. In total, 65 drivers were given tickets that amounted to $290 a piece.
Illinois House Bill 4011 and Senate Bill 1761 contain a provision that requires state pension funds to “create blacklists of companies that boycott Israel because of its human rights violations, and mandates that they withdraw their investments from these companies.
McDonald’ Profits are crumbling, sales are shrinking around the world. to close at least 900 of its restaurants worldwide. Consumers are defecting for healthier options. First-quarter profits tumbled by nearly $400 million. Vows a turnaround plan.
US Senate and House of Representatives have begun action on legislation to grant President Obama Trade Promotion Authority, also known as “fast-track” authority, which would enable the US government to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement with 11 other countries in Asia and the Americas.
Hillary Clinton recently announced she will be appointing long-time Monsanto lobbyist Jerry Crawford as adviser to her “Ready for Hillary” super PAC. Crawford has worked with Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, also put his support behind Republican candidates.
Greek financial institutions, Piraeus Bank will write off credit cards and retail loans up to 20,000 euros ($21,484) for Greeks who qualify for help under a law the leftist government passed to provide relief to poverty-stricken borrowers.
Russia plans to invest $2 billion in Argentinian nuclear power plants, and Russia's Gazprom has signed a deal to explore oil and gas fields in Argentina, a project worth another $1 billion. “Gazprom is preparing to develop the Argentine gas industry.
Wednesday, hundreds of janitors, cooks, food service employees, and labor rights activists marched in the streets of Washington, D.C. demanding a wage of $15 an hour for thousands of people employed full time at the U.S. Capitol, who earn too little to pay for basic expenses like housing or food.
As President Obama continues to push the TPP trade deal, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has accused the White House of lying about the proposal’s finer points, citing sources who said "if the American people saw what was in it, they would be opposed to it."
Vermont became the first state to become GMO-labeled. GMO labeling rulewill become effective July 1, 2016. Attorney General Bill Sorrell: GMO labeling law gives ample time to food manufacturers to change their products or lose an entire state’s business.
RIO DE JANEIRO – A vice president of construction company Camargo Correa told Brazilian prosecutors that he paid $36 million in bribes to officials of state-controlled oil company Petrobras, the press reported, citing a document prepared by prosecutors.
The European Commission proposed a new law which would allow individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified (GM) crops – even if they have been approved by the bloc as a whole. The US says the move is "not constructive." Plan would "grant member states a greater say as regards the use of EU-authorized GMOs in food and feed on their respective territories."
Russian President Vladimir Putin will have talks with Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the Kremlin Thursday. include agreements of military cooperation, environment protection; industry, agriculture, culture, space research, investment, energy-related issues and banking.
According to a Wednesday report by the Daily Mail, late Saudi King Abdullah's nephew Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal one of the richest men in the world pledged to reward each of the 100 pilots a free Bentley, a British luxury automobile.
Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. Researchers warned Nature2 genetic changes to embryos, could have unpredictable effect on future generations, expressed concerns gene-editing research on human embryos could be a slippery slope towards unsafe or unethical uses of the technique.
7 million turkeys and chickens killed, result of bird flu outbreak in the United States, spread to states of Minnesota, Iowa, California, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. Scientists mystified why it is moving so rapidly, has potential to kill entire flock of chickens or turkeys in 48 hours.
A Saudi-led coalition resumed airstrikes in Yemen on Wednesday despite the Saudis’ announcement a day earlier that they would curtail a month-long military campaign against Shiite rebels that has triggered widening disorder.
Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) named Monsanto Company to its 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2015. This is the sixth time Monsanto has been included in the magazine’s ranking of top corporate responsibility performance of major U.S. companies.
Aymeric Chauprade, French politician and a member of the European Parliament, said that France does not want Ukraine to enter NATO. Chauprade stressed that the party understood the importance of France maintaining a strong relationship with Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: Washington’s strategy is to sow discord throughout the world to keep itself in the loop in every region, the US don’t want important regions of the world live and prosper without them. That is why it is important for them to keep people dependent of them.
Marissa Holcomb, who is five months pregnant, said a masked man waving a gun burst into Popeyes during her shift March 31 ,she was unable to open the safe but was able to give the gunman nearly $400 from the cash registers. Holcomb said one of her managers gave her a choice after the robbery: Repay the money she handed over to the gunman or lose her job.
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