US National Security Advisor Susan Rice has warned Russia against sending military troops into Ukraine. "That would be a grave mistake. It's not in the interests of Ukraine or of Russia or of Europe or the United States to see a country split. It's in nobody's interest to see violence return and the situation escalates.
Pro-Russian demonstrators staged protest in Ukraine amid rising tensions. people in eastern city of Kerch marched on the city hall pull down Ukrainian flag, replace it with that of Russia. Protesters unfurled banners saying "Shame intervention", "Crimea for peace, "Fascism will not pass."
European Commission will relax the European Union’s restrictions on food imports from Japan, which were introduced after the Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011, the commission said Friday. EU to accept foods without checking their radiation levels. Radiation checks currently required on food imports.
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr released a “plan of adjustment” Friday that includes huge cuts in city worker pensions and health care, pledges full payment for secured bondholders and outlines plans for the privatization of city services and assets, including the transfer of control of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Atos Healthcare staff are increasingly coming under attack, source claim.s Around 160 incidents of staff being assaulted or abused each month last year. Accused of making unfair decisions on when sick and disabled people lose benefits, government report found its assessors of unacceptably poor quality.
Roundup herbicide (aka glyphosate) and its still-toxic degradation byproduct AMPA were found in over 75% of the air and rain samples tested from Mississippi in 2007. Biopollution from GMOs produces uncontrollable and irreversible changes in the genomes of affected organisms.
The biggest military solar power plant in US completed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, 16.4 megawatt installation, save about $500,000 yearly provide 35 percent of base’s electricity needs. Army Corps of Engineers and Energy Initiatives Task Force announced 15 contracts for military solar power,
Former bank manager Ivette Ros lost her job at Wells Fargo after bank’s executives learned she was packing a legal pistol with concealed carry permit. Bank’s policies prohibit employees from carrying firearms in bank. Suing, claiming bank violated her constitutional right to bear arms.
Prosecutors dismissed all charges against Marcus Jeter, Bloomfield, N.J. instead indicted two Bloomfield police officers for falsifying reports, one of them for assault after recording surfaced showing police officers beating Jeter during traffic stop. Tape showed Jeter complying with police, even as one punched him.
World’s top platinum miner Anglo American Platinum asked a labour court to rule leaders of a month-long strike ignored court order banning intimidation of non-striking workers and other activities. If upheld forty AMCU leaders, including leader Joseph Mathunjwa, could face jail sentence, or steep fine.
CEO of ExxonMobil, top producer of natural gas in US joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, may reduce property value. Claim fracking will cause unwanted noise and traffic. Practice linked to earthquakes.
NASA is developing a humanoid robot to perform medical procedures, including surgery, at International Space Station. Named 'Robonaut 2, undergoing development, tests at Houston Methodist Research Institute. Already a robot at the space station, can perform basic tasks.
Newly freed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has called on protesters not to abandon Kiev’s Independence Square, even though a deal with opposition leaders has already been signed. Called for those responsible for deaths that have taken place over past three months to be prosecuted.
Kurdish fighters in Syria say they have captured a town in the northeastern part of the country near the Iraqi border after days of combat with al-Qaeda-linked militants. Kurdish group, known as the People's Protection Units, says its fighters killed about 50 armed militants in the battle for Tal Barak.
Ukraine parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from powe hours after he left Kiev for city of Kharkov, denounced events in the capital as a coup. Yanukovych was impeached by 328 of447 lawmakers Saturday, accusing him of abusing his powers, unable to carry out his responsibilities.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo told public they should be grateful that all the police officers did was bundle a woman jogging through the streets of Austin into the back of a police car because she crossed against the light, instead of molesting her or charging her with more serious offenses.
US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman says it is important for Washington to get Israel’s opinion over nuclear negotiations with Iran, trying to assure Israeli officials about the talks, saying all matters which concern the international community will be on the negotiating table.
Prior to states legalizing marijuana, police arrested someone in nation every 42 seconds for substance that stops e metastasizing of cancer cells, treats AIDS, reduces chemotherapy-induced nausea, relieves muscle spasms, treats glaucoma. Used medicinally for over 4000 years
Whole Foods list of ‘Unacceptable Ingredients” includes MSG, fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, artificial preservatives, hydrogenated fats. 97% of drinks/soda sold at Walmart contain ingredients Whole Foods considers “unacceptabe. Walmart feeds much of America, largest grocery store in country.
Ukraine opposition leaders signed EU-mediated peace deal with President Viktor Yanukovich. Russian-backed Yanukovich under pressure to quit offered concessions to hpro-European opponents, a national unity government, constitutional change to reduce his powers, early presidential election this year.
Venezuela government threatened to cut off gasoline supplies to areas of opposition protests. Biggest challenge to Nicolas Maduro since he became president. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez: We will be obliged to suspend the supply of fuel to areas under fascist siege in order to preserve the security of all.”
Calling someone a “foreign pig” or “dirty asylum-seeker” is insulting not against Switzerland’s anti-racism law, the country’s top court said in a ruling released Friday. Federal Tribunal found in favour of police officer who used the slurs when he arrested an Algerian for allegedly snatching a Russian man’s bag.
A federal judge this week dismissed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department and said that the covert NYPD operation that sent undercover officers into area mosques to conduct surveillance on innocent Muslims was not unconstitutional.
Gun makers in the United States produced a record number of weapons in 2012, “Barack Obama is the stimulus package for the firearms industry, irony of the Obama administration is that the one industry that he may not have liked to see healthy has become healthiest industry in the United States.”
One airborne, one engineering battalion sent to Tachira, borders Colombia, to restore order. not a militarization. Internet in the state disrupted, National Guard, police tried to suppress two weeks of demonstrations and rioting, army marks escalation of conflict. Maduro's biggest political challenge.
Maduro administration cracking down on media. As social unrest escalated, censorship widened:removal of television stations from cable networks, blocking social networking. New government powers to censor, monitor online. Law forbids incitement, foment citizens' anxiety, alter public order."
A report says Israeli spies have been ordered to try to link supporters of an economic boycott against Tel Aviv to terrorists and enemy states. Israel has convened a ministerial meeting to discuss how to respond to the growing number of foreign companies refusing to do business with Israel.
Online initiative to soften Russian gun laws by broadening the legal definition of self-defense gathered over 100,000 signatures must now be considered by parliament, launched by the Right to Arms organization – a relatively new group that actively promotes the liberalization of gun laws in Russia.
China is South Sudan's biggest economic partner, consumes 80% of the oil that accounts for almost 99% of its revenue. Ethnic violence changed everything, business contracts on hold. IMF, World Bank on the verge of engagement, Import Bank of China was preparing $2 billion loan. That has been dealt a blow.
Barack Obama urged Ukraine government to stem surge of violence in the country, warned there will be “consequences” if deadly clashes continue. “We are going to be watching very carefully, expect Ukrainian government to show restraint, not resort to violence dealing with peaceful protesters.
The threats from the West came amid warnings that the violence unfolding in Kiev and a number of other Ukrainian cities is evolving into a “coup” or even a “civil war.”President Barack Obama: We hold the Ukrainian government primarily responsible,”used the phrase “peaceful protesters” three times.
US government helping to reintegrate Myanmar (referred to as Burma ) into the global economy. On 6 February 2014, the Export-Import Bank of the US (Ex-Im Bank) announced the opening of financial support for qualified short-term and medium-term US export sales to Myanmar.
3.0-magntitude earthquakes per year, The Nation reported. That number jumped to an average of 40 a year from 2009 to 2013. The state has received 25 such quakes this year, and 150 total quakes just this week. Overall, the entire state of Oklahoma has experienced 500 earthquakes of any magnitude.
Israel secretly transferring African refugees to Uganda, Over past month, dozens of Africans left for Uganda, some had already departed. African asylum seekers protesting Israel’s violation of their rights, including implementation of anti-infiltration law, allows Israel to jail illegal asylum seekers without charge.
Related to a tax loss the company claimed as it exited the reinsurance market more than a decade ago, $219 million in interest. GE, a large conglomerate that sells jet engines and financial products.
President Shimon Peres will award Israel's highest civilian medal to German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week for her "unwavering commitment to Israel's security, advocacy of education against anti-Semitism.
“In some cases actually the first monkey just needed to think about what they wanted to do and then the other monkey would make the movement.”Technology will be taken over by military, could be used for mind control, or advanced drones and androids.
Former Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe, an immigration official said on Tuesday, after state media reported the convicted sex offender had been found with pornography at a local hotel. Immigration officials were investigating Reynolds for living in the African country without a valid visa,
Italian Prostitutes fighting against tax code that does not recognise their profession, even though paying for sex is legal, leaving them no chance to pay a cut of their earnings to the tax man and qualify for a pension. Tax office to fine them for tax evasion, even though it has given them no way of paying tax.
Ukrainian Interior Minister signed orders allowing security forces to use firearms in mass riots, comes after three more police killed by gunfire, more than 100 injured in shootouts. Interior Ministry demands the extremists lay down their weapons and return to peaceful protesting.
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