U.S. national debt is only 18 trillion dollars, that is an amount of money that is almost incomprehensible. When this derivatives bubble finally bursts, there won’t be enough money in the entire world to bail everyone out.
President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday signed a decree approving Ukraine's new national security strategy, which emphasizes the strengthening of military-technical cooperation with NATO and EU, while ensuring the country's independence from Russia in the defense industry.
After Chinese state media warned that war with the United States may be “inevitable,” Beijing has published a policy paper detailing how the military will shift its focus from land and coastlines to the open seas. China’s State Council released a white paper today that criticizes “external countries…busy meddling in South China Sea affairs” and sets out an “active defense” military strategy for the country.
Americans are gullible, and thought does not come easily to them, but if they try hard enough they must wonder why it would be necessary for the government to concoct a totally false account of the deed if Washington kills an alleged terrorist. Why not just give the true story?
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out against excluding foreign companies from the Russian government procurement program, saying the local market shouldn’t be deprived of competition.
Israel has begun talks with the US with the intention of increasing American aid to $4.5 billion in grant aid through 2028. Israel is the largest single recipient of US aid and it has been an essential part of Israel’s continuing existence.
“The T-50 is now ahead of not only all other fighters of the Russian Army, but also foreign models; to replace the Sukhoi Su-27 and Mig-29 fourth generation fighter jet, which entered service in 1985 and 1983. High level of stealth capabilities.
China announced it had edited DNA in the nucleus of human embryos using a gene-editing technique called CRISPR only four of the 86 eggs injected were successfully modified. Harvard Professor George Church believes in five to seven years it will be possible to snip out and replace stretches of DNA to genetically engineer babies.
Representatives of 66 public organizations in Transnistrian Moldovan Republic decided at a meeting to prepare appeal to Russian President Putin asking him to protect people of Transnistria if any external threat emerge. Appeal that emergence of some threat to Transnistria he, would take all measures needed: political, diplomatic, economic, sanctional, other measures as well.
A Chinese state-owned newspaper The Global Times said on Monday that "war is inevitable" between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway.
Turkey and the U.S. have agreed in "principle" to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle, Turkey's foreign minister said.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Friday commuted the life sentence of a 61-year-old man who has been jailed two decades for marijuana offenses, action makes Jeff Mizanskey eligible for parole.
Scotland Yard commander Mak Chishty said that teenagers who unexpectedly stop drinking, socialising with friends or wearing western clothes could also be becoming extremists.
Doris Tillman told The Los Angeles Times she was forced to stop paying for water after Los Angeles Department of Water and Power sent her a bill for $11,000. She assumed that the enormous bill must be a mistake. To survive, the 71-year-old woman hauls 50 gallons each week from a nearby water machine at a cost of 25 cents a gallon.
More than 2 million people have used credit cards to pay their mortgage or rent, an increase of almost 50% in a year, according to the housing and homelessness charity Shelter, warns homelessness hanging over them once they have exhausted the limited and expensive credit available to them.
Greek hospitals have run out of supplies such as painkillers, scissors and sheets as budget cuts have left the health service unable to provide even basic provisions for operations and medical procedures.
Los Angeles largest city in the country to move toward a $15 minimum wage. Seattle, San Francisco are other large regions to adopt that wage level. Democrats’ new bill to raise federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020. Current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, couldn’t support a single individual in U.S.
Talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to produce a breakthrough regarding further loans in exchange for Athens agreeing to deeper austerity cuts. Last week several Syriza ministers warned Greece will not be able to make the June payments without external funding.
Incoming DEA chief says the agency will no longer focus on marijuana. Chuck Rosenberg, former administrator at the FBI: instead of attacking marijuana users and sellers, he wants to “improve the DEA’s procedures on classifying, declassifying and reclassifying drugs,” as the new chief of the DEA.
The US “will invade countries in all continents in order to protect what it considers its vital national interests,”“But when any other country attempts to do the same, particularly when they’re subject to provocations by the United States, the US objects and attempts to push back.”
Spanish voters punished the governing Popular Party in regional and municipal elections, throwing significant support to two upstart parties that capitalized on anger over high unemployment, cuts in public spending and corruption. Wake up call from Spanish society to a party that has enjoyed a hegemony in parts of the country.
Police in Washington have detained a car owner after law enforces spotted a “suspicious” vehicle containing a pressure cooker near the US Capitol building; the object was detonated by a local bomb squad.
. Democracy in Russia is developing in line with international norms and no advice from outside is needed; Russian Foreign Ministry’s representative for human rights, democracy and the supremacy on law Konstantin Dolgov, large-scale acute problems with human rights and the supremacy of law principle in the United States.
Poroshenko promised "anti-terrorist operation" in eastern Ukraine will not last two or three months. It will, last for hours." Economy on the Verge of Bankruptcy.
Since 1980 the US has engaged in aggressive military action in 14 countries in the Islamic world alone, according to research published in the Washington Post. US has over 700 military bases in 63 countries across the world. Martin Luther King Jr. said the US government was the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. U. S. drone attacks have murdered hundreds of children and hundreds of civilian adults.
Senator John McCain on Sunday attacked the president for citing climate change as a threat to national security, suggesting that the Obama administration’s focus on environmental issues was detracting from the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
The Russian government has approved a draft agreement for a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Vietnam. The deal is supposed to double bilateral trade and see the EEU more involved in integration processes in the Asia-Pacific.
Powerful Western corporations want to make Ukraine the largest GMO (genetically modified organisms) grower Genetically modified organisms have so far been banned by law in Ukraine, but the EU association agreement signed by the new Ukrainian government calls for closer cooperation in biotechnology.
1. GMOs Contaminating Organics, 2. GMOs Fueling Superbugs, 3. Despite Potential Dangers, GMOs go Unlabeled, 4. Too Many Unanswered Questions and Scary Possiblities.
Greece will not be able to make next debt repayment to International Monetary Fund (IMF), as the country has no money to pay, the Interior Minister said. "The four installments for the IMF in June are 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion), this money will not be given and is not there to be given."
DEA mentioned in common theme; harassment of innocent people without probable cause, now is a regular feature of train travel in the United States of America. There has been a police state, a profit-driven one, rising in this country due to drugs prohibition. Another reader had cash taken:
I quit using Amtrak due to a 4 a.m. search and robbery of $300 in cash (thank god for travelers checks) by cops in Buffalo.
Republicans proposing to cut $150 billion from student aid in the recently passed budget bill, including freezing the Pell program that helps needy students acquire higher education.
The law allows authorities to bar foreign civil society groups seen as threatening Russia’s “defence capabilities” or “constitutional foundations” and go after local activists working with them.Kremlin.
Supporters presented the law as a “preventative measure”, necessary after Western sanctions, condemned by human rights groups.
In the 1970s, IBM, Stanford and MIT were developing encryption to ensure digital data sent between businesses, academics and private citizens couldn’t be intercepted and understood by a third party. This concerned U.S. intelligence community who didn’t want to get locked out of potentially eavesdropping on anyone.
Google has patented a fun new toy that comes complete with hidden microphones and cameras, spies on your child’s activities and conversations, responds to his or her social cues, and can control smart devices in your home.
The civil war-exhausted Eastern European nation has found itself in a complicated financial situation. Ukraine has accumulated a significant governmental and government-backed debt of $42.5 billion as of April 2015,
US Vice President Joe Biden admitted last year Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Turkey funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Islamist rebels in Syria that metamorphosed into ISIS. Revelation from internal US intelligence document that the US-led coalition supposedly fighting ‘Islamic State’ today, knowingly created ISIS in raises troubling questions about recent government efforts to justify the expansion of state anti-terror powers.
Prime Minister Tsipras may be ready to compromise but lawmakers from the party’s left wing warned they will not accept a deal that keeps the austerity policies which have devastated Greece’s economy. Some saying abandoning the euro the common currency used by 19 European nations would not be a catastrophe.
The naive belief that moral progress accompanies technical progress, is a form of collective self-delusion, lulls us into a false sense of security. The yearning for positivism that pervades our corporate culture ignores human nature and human history. Power elites need to manufacture national myths to hide the greed, violence and stupidity that characterize the march of human societies.
The international fleet of vessels to take part in the games will include close to 50 warships and submarines, some of which will assemble as close as 50 miles to the Russian border, in the Gulf of Gdansk.
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