Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany’s largest newspapers: he accepted news stories written and given to him by the CIA and published them under his own name. Much the deception was to drive nations toward war. Corruption of journalists and major news outlets by the CIA is routine, accepted, widespread in media, journalists who do not comply cannot get jobs at any news organization, their careers cut short.
Russia's finance minister Anton Siluanov: *RUSSIA WOULD WEIGH FINANCE FOR GREECE IF ASKED, "if such a petition [for financial aid] is submitted to The Russian Government, we will definitely consider it."
Ukraine is experiencing a corporate takeover of its agriculture a longtime target for foreign investors as the world’s third largest exporter of corn, fifth largest exporter of wheat. foreign companies, Cargill, Monsanto, DuPont, gaining control over Ukraine's agricultural supply chain.
Ukraine’s military Chief of Staff Viktor Muzhenko admitted Russian troops have not been taking part in combat operations in the country’s east during news briefing in Kiev, acknowledged that Russian army units not involved in combat action in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The Pentagon is deeply concerned about the rapid military technological advances made by China and Russia, modernizing their nuclear weapons, anti-ship, anti-aircraft missiles, long-range strike missiles, capabilities in cyber and electronic warfare when US military superiority edge is steadily eroding.
The 82nd Airborne, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, will deploy this week as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve mission to Iraq. Deployment expected to last nine months to help train Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.
80 percent drop in oil revenues since June, Alaska has no state sales or income taxes, “Even if you lay off every state employee, that only saves us a billion [dollars]“We’d still have $2.5 billion to go; ”Chris Tuck, Democrat minority leader in the Alaska House of Representatives. Governor, considering creating the state’s first income and sales taxes.
Residents of towns along the frontline in eastern Ukraine have been living in constant fear, sounds of artillery fire – a signal to quickly run and hide in the nearest basement. Repair crews are working round the clock trying to bring essential services, like electricity and heating, back to functioning. regularly come under fire.
Gorbachev: “the US has already dragged us into a new Cold War, trying to openly implement its idea of triumphalism,” “What’s next? Unfortunately, I cannot be sure that the Cold War will not bring about a ‘hot’ one. I’m afraid they might take the risk.
“I do not support legalization of marijuana; it’s not the position of the Department of Justice currently to support the legalization, nor would it be the position should I become confirmed as attorney general;” Lynch.
A fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has collapsed, with fighting breaking out between government forces and pro-Russian rebels right along the front line. The medical aid agency, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), has been distributing supplies to local hospitals under pressure from the increasing number of casualties.
The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.
Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, accused by senior opposition figure Tzipi Livni of leading the country into “crisis and diplomatic isolation”, amid growing criticism of his handling of relations with the US.
US industrial interests took centre-stage at the start of Barack Obama’s visit to India as he and the prime minister, Narendra Modi, outlined a deal to limit the legal liability of US suppliers in the event of a nuclear power plant catastrophe.
Greece's new prime minister: his government's top priority is negotiating with creditors to resolve the country's debt without blindly submitting to the demands of its European partners. New government's anti-austerity agenda alarmed financial markets, reviving fears Greece could crash out of the eurozone.
Missile ambush by Hezbollah fighters that killed two Israeli soldiers Wednesday brought the Iran-backed Lebanese Shia movement closer to war with Israel. Stakes for Israel and Hezbollah are huge. Exchanges have previously plunged these two enemies into conflagrations, most recently the war of 2006. Danger is high that they could stumble into a significant confrontation.
Bolivia has seen impressive and consistent economic growth since Morales' first election victory in 2006, including establishment of government programs to alleviate poverty and attain the social equity goals on an expanded and intensified exploitation of the country's natural resources: fossil fuel production, mining, large-scale, mono-crop agriculture and manufacturing.
1. Two Trillion Becquerels of Radioactive Material Escaped Reactor 1, 2. US West Coast Will Experience Peak Radiation in 2015, 3. Thyroid Cancer Spreading in Japan, 4. Japan Planning to Build More Nuclear Plants, 5. Experts Can’t Agree on the Health Dangers. Sake brewers finding no one wants to buy their products due to reports of contaminated rice and water. Fukushima is Bad.
Among the reforms announced: scrapping planned privatizations, scrapping fees in public hospitals and prescriptions, restore “the 13th pension” for low-pensioners, scrapping the 5-euro fee at public hospitals and 1-euro fee per prescription, reductions in the patients’ economic participation on drugs. : a stop in pension cuts, restore the “13th pension” for pensioners receiving below €700 per month. “Uninsured farmers will receive again the €360 per month, minimum wage will be raised to €751 gross, collective bargains will be restored. Re-hiring of those laid-off from public sector.
Varoufakis: The Troika is trying to suffocate us and to put pressure on the democratic choice by telling us: either you follow our requirements, or you will be cast into hell, trying to terrorize Greek voters. Death is preferable. “The real deficit in Greece is a dignity deficit.
Moscow accused Kiev of targeting residential areas in east Ukraine, saying Kiev is accountable for the escalation of clashes in the region. "The fighting was once again provoked by Kiev leads to the unavoidable escalation; Russia Foreign Ministry. Luhansk officials announced artillery shelling by Ukrainian army killed 16 injured 100 in Luhansk Tuesday.
Billionaire Bill Gates called for “a kind of global government” this week, arguing that the creation of such a system “badly needed” in order to combat an array of issues ailing the planet major issues such as “climate change.”
Canadian city of Winnipeg is under a water boil advisory after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply No reports of water-related illnesses. High amount of chlorine found in the same water samples which suggest that any bacteria or viruses present in the water would likely be killed".
Head of Russia’s North Caucasian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has accused the United States and the West of seeking to shatter the Russian economy by their sanctions but vowed Russia will hold out.
In the past 24 hours, Ukrainian troops’ casualties reached 89, he said, adding that the most fierce fighting had been reported in the Debaltsevo and Donetsk; Eduard Basurin, spokesman for the defense ministry of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).
The Greek government disagrees with the EU’s sanctions against Russia, which are affecting the economy of Greece and other countries, Greece’s First Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs Nikos Chountis. Greece intends to raise this issue at an extraordinary meeting of EU foreign ministers on Thursday.
Russian banks have canceled contracts with their US clients because of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the law that requires foreign banks to share information on US citizen's banking activities. If a bank does not comply, it may be subject to a fine.
The Chinese currency is the 5th most-used currency in international payments, according to the SWIFT network responsible for international financial transactions. Breaking into the top 5 is symbolic to balance dollar-denominated payments. In 2014, yuan payments doubled by 102 percent, and increased by 20.3 percent in December alone.
An anti-tank missile hit an IDF vehicle in the Golan Heights, prompting an exchange of fire between the Israeli army and Hezbollah, which claimed responsibility for the attack. A UN peacekeeper and two IDF soldiers have been killed.
Pressure on the Tsipras government to honour the terms of the bailout deals struck by the previous two Greek governments, terms the new prime minister in Athens has threatened to repudiate, says its priorities will be to cancel austerity and renegotiate the country’s “unsustainable” €320bn (£238bn)debt load.
Greece’s new anti-austerity and anti-Western Oligarchy ruling party, Syriza, is coming under attack. According to CNN, “there may be some 200 people in the country with links to jihadist groups such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the al Nusra Front,“ setting up logistical, recruitment and financial cells in Greece” which essentially paints the entire state of Greece as a problem.
Mississippi the poorest state in the union. Over 24% of its population lives in poverty. The state refused to accept free federal money that would expand its Medicaid program under Obamacare. Mississippi now wants to prevent a doctor from offering his services to the poor, free of charge, take his license away.
Nuland:'You must install the six border command centers around Ukraine as soon as possible, NATO should become' spearhead that will allow us to move quickly to areas of conflict.
State and local law enforcement officialsencouraged to submit face prints, fingerprints, retina scans, photos of tattoos and scars, and DNA collected from people arrested nationwide to FBI’s central database. Those state and local officials can also search against the FBI’s biometrics store, if they want to identify someone.
Varoufakis has been unrelenting in his insistence that painful cuts to social spending, tax avoidance by the rich, the privatization of key industries, and enormous debt payments should be supplanted by a new economic paradigm that will put the Greek people ahead of foreign creditors and elite interests.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro: "We will always defend co-operation and friendship with all the peoples of the world, including our political opponents, "I don't trust the policy of the United States, nor have I exchanged a word with them, but this does not mean I reject a pacific solution to the conflicts.
President Vladimir Putin: Russia sold over $15 billion worth of military equipment to more than 60 countries in 2014. Signed new contracts worth almost $14 billion. Russian weaponry remains among the most sought after in the world. The West's restrictive measures had not affected Russia's arms exports and could never lead to collapse of the country's defense industry.
proposal by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to include screening of passengers' social media accounts in security control procedures at airports will severely infringe freedom of speech; Joe McNamee, Executive Director of European Digital Rights.
Use of "smart drugs"s, compounds that may increase cognitive function a rising trend among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs: so-called nootropics help business owners to beat off a cut-throat global competition, boosts memory, helps to focus, bolsters vision. Some require prescription, like Modafimil, a narcolepsy medicine, prevents a person from falling asleep.
Russian diplomats will visit Russian citizen Evgeny Buryakov Wednesday, arrested in the United States over conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign government; Russian consulate general in New York.
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