United Nations said on Tuesday that 215,000 Gazans had fled their homes amid the Israeli assault All borders in and out of Gaza, however, are completely shut, forcing the majority to take shelter in UN-designated shelters. Last week, Israel shelled four UN shelters, killing 20 and injuring dozens.
The United States is in negotiations to open a new military base in southern Uzbekistan in the Uzbek city of Termez, which is just across the Amu Darya River from Afghanistan, would bring $1 billion to the Uzbek budget annually, uzmetronom.com reported Wednesday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: Moscow is concerned by reports that Ukraine’s government troops have used ballistic missiles against independence supporters in the country’s east. Have a range of 50 miles, warheads of up to 1,000 pounds.
About one third of adults in the US—some 77 million people—have debt in collections, meaning it is six months past due or more, average amount owed in collections is $5,178, figure ranges from $25 to over $125,000. In Nevada, nearly half, of residents who had credit files, reported having debt in collections.
Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland Wednesday, said it may extend the restrictions to rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier, said the ban was for sanitary reasons.
Department of Defense has deployed biological diagnostic systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states. amid growing fears the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus might spread outside of West Africa. The portable systems are designed for “low probability, high consequence” scenarios.
Michael Taylor, former vice president and attorney for the biggest GMO company, Monsanto, is now the deputy commissioner at the FDA. Many other former Monsanto executives are now in the FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Israel Grants Oil Rights Inside Illegally Occupied Golan Heights Syria: To Rupert Murdoch And Jacob Rothschild.
A complete disregard of international humanitarian law and the direct targeting of civilian homes, schools, hospitals, and civilians have characterised Israel's military offensive on Gaza. Israeli officials claim "self defence,"contend civilian deaths justified because Hamas allegedly uses Palestinians in as human shields
Biotech giant Monsanto promises farmers that, if they buy genetically modified (GM) seeds, their crops will exhibit herbicide-, insect- and drought-tolerant characteristics. All over the world, plants and insects are becoming immune to potent herbicides and pesticides."
There was a pro-Israel rally of 10,000 people in New York yesterday, a half block from the United Nations, and Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner, the president of the NY Board of Rabbis, suggested that Palestinians who voted for Hamas are combatants who deserve to be targeted by Israel.
At least 15 people have been killed and 160 wounded in an Israeli strike that hit a market near Gaza City, during a four-hour truce called by the Israeli military. The explosion hit a busy fruit and vegetable market in Shejaiya, east of Gaza City, where hundreds of Palestinians were shopping.
The United States and the European Union (EU) have targeted Russia’s key financial, defense, and energy sectors with sanctions, known as Phase 3, had been imposed on Moscow, affecting “key sectors of the Russian economy.
Ukraine's army says it has recaptured the town of Avdiivka on the outskirts of Donetsk as it continues to battle pro-Russia forces in the country's eastern regions, government forces reported that they have intercepted a convoy of vehicles allegedly carrying supplies from Russia.
Senior United Nations officials have strongly denounced Israel for a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli forces shelled the UN-run school in Jabalia refugee camp on Wednesday. Initial reports 19 Palestinians killed 90 injured.
Al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, says Palestinian resistance fighters have killed dozens of Israeli soldiers over the past 24 hours. 20 Israeli soldiers were trapped at a house where 12 barrels of improvised explosive devices had been planted. Heaviest loss of life for Israeli military in years.
Jewish communities around the world are getting to grips with a recent upswing in anti-Semitic incidents after the latest Israeli-Hamas conflict. These have included physical assaults, firebombing of synagogues and calls for violence against Israelis.
A passenger aircraft got stuck at Domodedovo airport for over 4 hours after its landing gear sank in melting asphalt of one of the taxiways due to a strong heat wave that hit Moscow, temperatures peaked at 35 degrees Celsius 95 Fahrenheit.
Israel has shelled another UN-run school north of the besieged Gaza Strip, killing at least 20 Palestinians, scores of people injuried. This is the second time in less than a week that the Israeli army is targeting a UN-run school. Was used as a shelter by Palestinian families.
US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; Democratic Party member says Israel urgently needs more financial aid from the United States for its offensive against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Warned that the Obama administration’s $225 million request to aid Israel during its current war may not be enough.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk: "There will be another temporary tax, a 1.5% military duty, which will be an addition to the personal income tax. It will only be until the end of this year. This 1.5% will go directly to the Armed Forces," Ukrainian Finance Ministry estimates will help accumulate 2.9 billion.
Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, will will no longer sell products originating from the Israeli-occupied West Bank starting September 2014, Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, voted unanimously to boycott Israeli companies.
Continuing fallout from droughts in the Western U.S. and Brazil - both are incredibly important areas to the global food supply, corporate hoarding of fresh water is on the rise. Nestle’s former CEO stated that water supplies should be privatized; the right to fresh, clean water is not an essential human right.
Foster families will be paid $40 per day for each migrant they take in from Catholic Charities. The payments are funded by the federal government, foster family is allowed to keep and care for up to six individuals at any given time,$7,400 a month more than most Americans earn at their jobs.
Brushing aside calls from the United Nations and Washington for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire, the Israeli government vowed late Monday to escalate and prolong the three-week-old slaughter in the Gaza Strip.
A report issued last week tabulating the results of the first 25 statewide primary elections held in the United States this year found that voter turnout was the lowest in history, at least since the primary system became the norm after the Second World War. Only 14.8 percent of eligible citizens voted.
The protests against war numbers far outweigh those of various right-wing groups favoring the bombardment. Saturday, between 5,000 and 10,000 gathered in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel’s main financial hub. The protesters chanted, “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies,” “Enough killing.
"In the face of intensifying Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, the government of Chile — in coordination with other administrations in the region — has resolved to recall the Chilean ambassador in Tel Aviv, Jorge Montero, to Santiago for consultations," the Chilean Foreign Ministry.
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has released a video showing its fighters killing several Israeli soldiers in an attack against an Israeli watchtower near the war-torn Gaza Strip.
In the past two days Kiev’s forces have launched several short-range ballistic missiles into areas in east Ukraine controlled by self-defense forces, move “marks a major escalation.” Short-range ballistic missiles can carry warheads of up to 1,000 pounds (450 kg) and are capable of killing dozens of people at a time.
Premature baby girl survived Israeli onslaught, born in emergency Caesarean operation after her mother was killed in Israeli airstrike. The 23-year old mother, Shayma al-Sheikh Qanan, was eight months pregnant; Israeli tank shell hit her home in central Gaza Strip town of Deir al-Balah, reducing it to rubble.
The Department of Homeland Security allocated to Jewish institutions $12 million, or 94 percent, of $13 million in funds for securing nonprofits. The $13 million disbursed last week brings to $151 million the amount disbursed since the program started in 2005, most of it to Jewish institutions.
Republican, Democrat lawmakers gathered at event hosted by National Leadership Assembly for Israel, expressed their opposition to any criticism of Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians.“We're here today to stand with Israel,” John Boehner (R-Ohio)“As long as I'm Speaker of the House, this will be our cause.”
Israel intensified its attacks on hospitals in the Gaza Strip amid shortage of medical supplies in the besieged enclave.‘Doctors without Borders’ (MSF) strongly condemned Israel’s attacks on Gaza’s Shifa hospital.“Targeting hospitals unacceptable, violation of International Humanitarian Law.
Hopes for an imminent end to the Gaza conflict are fading, with renewed violence bringing new casualties. Israel and Hamas blame each other after eight children were killed and 46 others injured by a missile that landed in a Gaza refugee camp playground.
Since 2001, the U.S. has undertaken regime change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. All 3 countries are now in chaos and extremists are more in control than ever. Fundamentalist Islamist forces have flourished as a direct consequence of war on terror.
Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, was evacuated after a call of a bomb threat, the airport’s press service told RT. A similar call was received by Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, however no evacuation was carried out.
Two days of shelling in Gorlovka, in the Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine, have resulted in 31 civilians being killed there, local authorities say. Ukrainian troops and anti-government forces are blaming each other for the bloodshed, three children killed.
Over a million people in Gaza could be without electricity after Israeli tank shells hit the fuel depot of the enclave’s only power station, causing it to shut down. Its director, Mohammed al-Sharif, said, "The power plant is finished.”
Sao Paulo risks having its biggest reservoir run out of drinking water within 100 days unless it starts rationing, Brazilian federal prosecutors warned. Water utility Sabesp and Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin have 10 days to come up with measures to deal with the crisis.
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