A Turkish governor has threatened to turn a 100-year-old synagogue into a museum in retaliation for Israel’s actions in and around Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque – the third holiest site in Islam.
New Yorker misrepresents how GMO crops are created, fails to mention any of the risks of genetically engineered crops. FDA admitted “unexpected” changes can occur as result of utilizing techniques which biotech likes to rely upon.
The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.
Vice President Biden announced in IstanbulSaturday the U.S. will provide $135 million in additional humanitarian aid to help feed civilians affected by the ongoing war in Syria. Biden's trip was met by 300 people protesting the vice president's visit. They chanted, "Biden get out. The country is ours.
(Reuters) - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West on Saturday of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek "regime change" in Russia.
A Communist Party MP suggests Moscow should sever diplomatic relations with Vilnius and to slap additional sanctions on Lithuania after its president called Russia a “terrorist state” in a radio interview.
Martial law in Thailand will remain in place “indefinitely,” the country’s justice minister told Reuters in an interview nearly six months after the military overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Clashes have broken out between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank amid boiling tensions over Tel Aviv’s attempts to Judaize the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Islamic State militants are reportedly acquiring gold, silver and other precious metals in a bid to further solidify their control over large swathes of Syrian and Iraqi territory by issuing their own currency, Iraqi metal dealers confirmed to McClatchy.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says that he’s working on a strategy of stabilizing the international situation by introducing a new effective global dialogue platform to augment the “lame UN.”
U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading after a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of further stimulus for Europe from the head of that region's central bank.
US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, United States and Russia have been able to cooperate despite difficult environment in our bilateral relationship. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: differences in opinion between Russia and the West are objective, Moscow prepared to find compromises "based on equal rights"without "blackmail or dictatorship."
NATO officials admit they have no confirmation that Russian weaponry and military vehicles cross the border and that Russian troops are being amassed along the border with Ukraine; Russia's envoy to the alliance Alexander Grushko.
Serbian Foreign Minister:“I hope that Serbia will not find itself in a situation when it will have to choose between Brussels and Moscow.”Sanctions against Russia are the only foreign policy issue which Serbia has refused to coordinate with the European Union so far.
Preventing chemical weapons from falling into the hands of terrorist groups is among Russia’s top priorities, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov
President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation’s legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009.
On Friday activists booed Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko as he attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the ‘heavenly hundred’ memorial erected on Institutskaya Street in Kiev.
The UN Arms Trade Treaty [ATT] 122 nation gun ban including USA, signed by Obama to go into effect Christmas; United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs [UNODA] The UN ATT is a global ban on private gun ownership. Each signatory agrees to relinquish national sovereignty, place UN in charge of enacting gun laws. UNODA admits that in 68 of those nations, no legislative body has approved the treaties.
An Australian state will conduct clinical trial of medical marijuana after thousands supported a pro-pot campaign. New South Wales may grow the plant on its own and include child patients into the scheme, the state premier told a cannabis conference.
US House Speaker John Boehner has vowed to frustrate President Barack Obama’s efforts to reform the country’s dilapidated immigration system, saying the House of Representatives “will rise to the challenge.”
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: Russia will no longer import GMO products,the nation has enough space, and resources to produce organic food.
If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.”
Ukraine's Deputy Energy Minister Yury Zyukov says coal reserves are at a historic, unprecedented low. Two out of ten coal-fired power plants in Ukraine only have enough stock for a few days. Ukraine must buy coal from Russia or the Donetsk People's Republic. Donetsk authorities said they would not supply coal to Kiev "until it ends hostilities."
One particularly troubling incident was the Fed allowing Goldman to pretend it had gotten Fed approval for a derivatives deal designed to snooker Spanish banking regulators. Another was Goldman's lack of a conflicts of interest policy.)
Police in Nigeria have fired tear gas inside the national assembly building to prevent opposition lawmakers, among them the speaker of the lower house, from putting a key security proposal to the vote.
Mexico is facing escalating political crisis amid growing fury over a mansion built for the presidential family and disappearance and probable massacre of 43 student teachers. Thousands gathered in Mexico City on Thursday. Protests planned in other major Mexican cities.
Russian president Vladimir Putin:extremism will be punished with all severity of law, punishment will be inevitable. Instigation of conflicts between people of different nationalities and creeds, propaganda of nationalistic ideology, massive violations of public order, appeals to violent toppling of current rule are manifestation of extremism.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday named three key points of resistance to extremism - increased attention to interethnic relations, work with youth and improvement of the migration policy.
San Diego has embraced a once-toxic idea: turning sewer water into drinking water. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a $2.5-billion plan to recycle wastewater.
Russia and China have signed two large natural gas deals. U.S. natural gas producers may be see liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports suffer because of Russian exports to the Chinese market, that was expected to be largest and most profitable for LNG exporters.
Russian state oil company Rosneft has signed a deal with the Venezuelan government which will see the state entity import 1.6 million tonnes of oil and 9 million tonnes of oil derivatives from Venezuela’s state owned oil company, PDVSA.
Senate panel accuses Goldman Sachs of manipulating aluminum storage rules in order to line its own pockets. Aluminum slabs moved from one warehouse facility to another, says the 396-page report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, resulting in record U.S. fees for storing and shipping aluminum Result; higher costs for aluminum-product manufacturers and consumers.
“for a loan of $300, a typical borrower pays on average $775, with $475 going to pay interest and fees “annualized interest rates often ranging from 213 percent to 913 percent.” Interest on a payday loan could vary between 4.4% and 19% – per week.
Texas Rangers, raided the Santa Rosa Police Department. Cameron County D.A. Luis Saenz was unforthcoming about the investigation, involved allegations of missing files and evidence.
Wall Street agenda has a plan to move more of the $3 trillion dollars in unguarded government pension funds into privately managed, high-fee investments. likely to result in more pension money going into investments which offer great benefits for Wall Street but do little for the broader economy.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A police standoff reached a dramatic conclusion when over thirty homes were evacuated and a SWAT team used explosives to blow through the structure of the home they were surrounding, inadvertently causing the floor to collapse.
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama's executive order on immigration Thursday. "The country's going to go nuts, you could see anarchy.
The US military has deployed its first laser weapon ever to be used in combat cost $40 million. Devices was installed onto the USS Ponce. Navy says the weapon can set fire to targets at the speed of light. Those targets include aerial drones, speed boats.
Tennessee graphic designer decided to move an hour away, Comcast told him he could move his business-class service set up installation appointment, installer never showed up. Company told him his new address wasn’t served by Comcast, owes company $2,789 in early termination fees, said he was in a 3-year contract for his business broadband service.
Neil Young is boycotting Starbucks. Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit to block law that requires genetically-modified ingredients be labeled,” Young wrote. “ claims that the law is an assault on corporations’ right to free speech.”
A decision by UK charity Save the Children to give Tony Blair its annual Global Legacy Award has unleashed a torrent of criticism highlighting the former PM’s role in Britain’s 2003 Iraq war and his controversial business dealings in the Middle East.
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