Pope Francis compared current situation internationally to a third World War “fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres and destruction.” Calling wars irrational,conflicts often “justified by an ideology.” "War is irrational; its only plan is to bring destruction: it seeks to grow by destroying," "Greed, intolerance, the lust for power. These motives underlie decision to go to war." "War is madness.”
Current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in reference to spying and drones: We are in that brave new world, and we are capable of being in that Orwellian world, too. Two former Supreme Court Justices – Souter and O’Connor also warned of dictatorship.
In the name of combating an undemocratic force threatening the Middle East, the Obama administration has enlisted the help of numerous governments, including several dictatorial regimes. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Saudi Arabia this week seeking the wealthy kingdom’s support.
. Finance ministers from the bloc’s 28 countries are fleshing out a host of ideas circulating in European capitals. With interest rates already at record lows, ministers need radical steps to help growth at a time of near record unemployment.
The United States has failed to set the whole world against Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said in the Right to Know talk show on the TV Tsentr channel. “The United States, is sending its emissaries all over the world and persuading everybody to be against us
Alexei Pushkov, head of Russia's lower house Foreign Relations Committee: "The ferocity of the US policy against Moscow is greater today than at the time of the Cold War. They strive to show that the world is still under their control."
Dressed in full combat camouflage fatigues, masked men, speculated to be working for Lear Asset Management, spotted repelling out of an unmarked black helicopter destroying medical marijuana crops on a legal farm. Local law enforcement is remaining pretty quiet about the raids .
Despite the nuclear fuel being completely exposed, we’re unable to reduce pressure. Water can’t get in either.” “If we continue to be unable to get water in, all of the nuclear fuel will melt and escape from the containment vessel.
The worry at Fukushima at the moment is… some of the cores melting through their concrete supports to come in contact with the aquifer; nuclear meltdown, three of them simultaneous going on, still have not yet gotten control of three melted cores.
The United States European Union announced Friday expanded package of sanctions against Russian financial, energy, and defense sectors. Banks affected include Russia’s largest lenders Sberbank, Gazprombank and Rosselkhozbank could lead to credit crunch at end of the year; $25.1 billion in Russian foreign corporate debt matures.
Moscow views new round of US sanctions on Russia over Ukraine as another hostile move, Russia's countermeasures will follow shortly, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. We view new anti-Russian sanctions by Washington as hostile with the course on confrontation taken by US administration.
Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ hoping to release technologyby 2017. Scientist developing artificial humans with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing.
Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic ‘moderates’ opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State.
Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017. Artificial humans will be ‘farmed’ with interacting organs that can be used in drug tests, speeding up the process of FDA and other government regulatory approvals,
"The U.S. president has spoken directly about the possibility of strikes by the U.S. armed forces against ISIL positions in Syria without the consent of the legitimate government, in the absence of a U.N. Security Council decision, would be an act of aggression, violation of international law."; Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich .
Defense forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have exchanged a batch of prisoners with the Ukrainian Army in a move that was stipulated as one of the key issues of the Minsk ceasefire agreement reached between the two sides last week.
So much methane has migrated into the well on Lipsky’s Parker County estate that he can ignite the stream that flows from it with the flick of a barbeque lighter. Range Resources, accused local driller, maintains it is not to blame. In 2011 it filed a $3 million lawsuit against Lipsky, his wife Shyla Lipsky.
The US government allegedly threatened Yahoo with daily fines of $250,000 if the company failed to hand out user information under NSA's PRISM surveillance program, Yahoo informed on its blog
Troops in Russia's Eastern Military District are moved to the highest state of combat readiness as surprise drills begin in the region, the Russian Ministry of Defense informed on Friday. Air defense forces and military units would be put on full combat alert.
Public e prepared to trade civil liberties for security because they have accepted the myth trading civil liberties they will be safer. We are less free. Every liberty guaranteed in the Bill of Rights violated by the Bush, Obama administration. Have come to the point to expect the government to spy on us.
A German astronaut has captured stunning images of polar auroras as he orbited Earth on the International Space Station. Alexander Gerst’s images led to the creation of the Ultra-HD – or ‘4K’ time lapse video, running at 25 frames per second.
. As the media of the day tend to overlook the fact that present events are merely symptoms of an overall decline, so historians tend to focus on major events, rather than the “slow operations” that have been the underlying causes.
Multnomah County planning to phase out its fluoride program at schools, which offered fluoride tablets to children. "Fluoride tablets are just not an effective way to to deliver fluoride to children,"; Len Barozzini, Multnomah County's new dental director.
Colombian authorities arrested a person, who posed as Lebanese ambassador to Colombia for six months. Jeyson Jahir Puello had fake IDS on the name of the Lebanese ambassador, accreditation from Colombia"s Foreign Ministry. He attended public events, gave speeches, interviews. Flawless Spanish of the con artist had no foreign accent, caught attention of officials, ontacted Lebanon embassy, found out never employed by Lebanese government.
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Western counties of trying to “revive” the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) by creating a crisis in Ukraine. added his country will analyze potential threats and adequately respond to all security challenges. underline that we only take retaliatory steps."
Ministry of Defence: Three British military bases could be set up in the Persian Gulf to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). The bases could be part of a larger US-led offensive to battle militants in Iraq and Syria. United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Bahrain are potential candidates to host the bases.
President Barack Obama has outlinined his plan for broader US military involvement hunting down fighters of theIslamic State jihadist group in Iraq, Syria and “wherever they exist.” US will "conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists."will hunt down terrorists wherever they are.
Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service said marijuana caused depression and schizophrenia, users have 60 times higher risk of switching to heroin .Cannabis use creates security threats, people would start operating complicated, dangerous machinery under the influence. “Someone who works at a nuclear power plant can wreak havoc after smoking marijuana.
Putin: “Someone really wants to unleash a new arms race,”. “We, of course, are not going to be involved in this race.”Putin tasked the defense industry to work out a new military doctrine by Decemberto work out “balanced and realistic” defense strategy for 2016 through 2025.
A database of what appears to be some 5 million login and password pairs for Google accounts has been leaked to a Russian cyber security internet forum. It follows similar leaks of account data for popular Russian web services.
MANAGUA – Work on Nicaragua’s planned inter-oceanic canal is scheduled to begin in December with the construction of a port on the Central American country’s Pacific coast, aimed at linking the country’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts via a waterway three times longer than the Panama Canal.
Gazprom decided to "carry out some maintenance work at its pipeline system in Russia." Some maintenance work which suddenly saw Poland, which is 80% reliant on Russian gas, receive up to a quarter less Russian gas.
Japan’s nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead to reopen some of the nation’s nuclear reactors, after nearly a year without nuclear energy. The restart of the industry will also result in the permanent closure of older plants.
The Russian President has taken personal control of the body that assures cooperation between the military and the defense industry, days after ordering a major reform of the sector. Putin also signed a decree giving presidential status to the Military Industrial Commission. Deputy PM in charge of the weapons industry, Dmitry Rogozin, was appointed deputy chairman of the commission.
Difference between existing solar panels and the technology it is developing is that “organic cells offer the potential to allow printing directly onto materials such as roofing and windows, and therefore open intriguing building integrated design opportunities.”
The world must act in Libya as it is quickly turning into a major “terrorist hub” on Europe’s doorstep, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned. France played a key role in the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya that led to the current chaos.
French President Francois Hollande had raised the possibility of a “political, humanitarian and if necessary military response in accordance with international law” to fight against Islamic State.
By disqualifying municipal bonds from the category of liquid assets, the biggest banks are likely to trim back their holdings in munis which could raise the cost or limit the ability for states, counties, cities and school districts to issue muni bonds to build schools, roads, bridges and other infrastructure needs.
Participants in the inaugural conference of the Arab Union for the Industry and Commerce of Jewelry and Diamond agreed to establish a bank for Arab gold in Damascus with around 6 tons of gold in deposits which will be officially launched in early 2015.
Civil wars in Syria and Iraq threaten future food resources because of crucial role region plays as home of wild plants needed to improve genetic quality of domesticated crops. Region has greatest diversity of “wild crop relatives” in the world. Many of these plants endangered as result of the civil strife.
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