Preventing chemical weapons from falling into the hands of terrorist groups is among Russia’s top priorities, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov
President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation’s legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009.
On Friday activists booed Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko as he attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the ‘heavenly hundred’ memorial erected on Institutskaya Street in Kiev.
The UN Arms Trade Treaty [ATT] 122 nation gun ban including USA, signed by Obama to go into effect Christmas; United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs [UNODA] The UN ATT is a global ban on private gun ownership. Each signatory agrees to relinquish national sovereignty, place UN in charge of enacting gun laws. UNODA admits that in 68 of those nations, no legislative body has approved the treaties.
An Australian state will conduct clinical trial of medical marijuana after thousands supported a pro-pot campaign. New South Wales may grow the plant on its own and include child patients into the scheme, the state premier told a cannabis conference.
US House Speaker John Boehner has vowed to frustrate President Barack Obama’s efforts to reform the country’s dilapidated immigration system, saying the House of Representatives “will rise to the challenge.”
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: Russia will no longer import GMO products,the nation has enough space, and resources to produce organic food.
If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.”
Ukraine's Deputy Energy Minister Yury Zyukov says coal reserves are at a historic, unprecedented low. Two out of ten coal-fired power plants in Ukraine only have enough stock for a few days. Ukraine must buy coal from Russia or the Donetsk People's Republic. Donetsk authorities said they would not supply coal to Kiev "until it ends hostilities."
One particularly troubling incident was the Fed allowing Goldman to pretend it had gotten Fed approval for a derivatives deal designed to snooker Spanish banking regulators. Another was Goldman's lack of a conflicts of interest policy.)
Police in Nigeria have fired tear gas inside the national assembly building to prevent opposition lawmakers, among them the speaker of the lower house, from putting a key security proposal to the vote.
Mexico is facing escalating political crisis amid growing fury over a mansion built for the presidential family and disappearance and probable massacre of 43 student teachers. Thousands gathered in Mexico City on Thursday. Protests planned in other major Mexican cities.
Russian president Vladimir Putin:extremism will be punished with all severity of law, punishment will be inevitable. Instigation of conflicts between people of different nationalities and creeds, propaganda of nationalistic ideology, massive violations of public order, appeals to violent toppling of current rule are manifestation of extremism.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday named three key points of resistance to extremism - increased attention to interethnic relations, work with youth and improvement of the migration policy.
San Diego has embraced a once-toxic idea: turning sewer water into drinking water. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a $2.5-billion plan to recycle wastewater.
Russia and China have signed two large natural gas deals. U.S. natural gas producers may be see liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports suffer because of Russian exports to the Chinese market, that was expected to be largest and most profitable for LNG exporters.
Russian state oil company Rosneft has signed a deal with the Venezuelan government which will see the state entity import 1.6 million tonnes of oil and 9 million tonnes of oil derivatives from Venezuela’s state owned oil company, PDVSA.
Senate panel accuses Goldman Sachs of manipulating aluminum storage rules in order to line its own pockets. Aluminum slabs moved from one warehouse facility to another, says the 396-page report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, resulting in record U.S. fees for storing and shipping aluminum Result; higher costs for aluminum-product manufacturers and consumers.
“for a loan of $300, a typical borrower pays on average $775, with $475 going to pay interest and fees “annualized interest rates often ranging from 213 percent to 913 percent.” Interest on a payday loan could vary between 4.4% and 19% – per week.
Texas Rangers, raided the Santa Rosa Police Department. Cameron County D.A. Luis Saenz was unforthcoming about the investigation, involved allegations of missing files and evidence.
Wall Street agenda has a plan to move more of the $3 trillion dollars in unguarded government pension funds into privately managed, high-fee investments. likely to result in more pension money going into investments which offer great benefits for Wall Street but do little for the broader economy.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A police standoff reached a dramatic conclusion when over thirty homes were evacuated and a SWAT team used explosives to blow through the structure of the home they were surrounding, inadvertently causing the floor to collapse.
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama's executive order on immigration Thursday. "The country's going to go nuts, you could see anarchy.
The US military has deployed its first laser weapon ever to be used in combat cost $40 million. Devices was installed onto the USS Ponce. Navy says the weapon can set fire to targets at the speed of light. Those targets include aerial drones, speed boats.
Tennessee graphic designer decided to move an hour away, Comcast told him he could move his business-class service set up installation appointment, installer never showed up. Company told him his new address wasn’t served by Comcast, owes company $2,789 in early termination fees, said he was in a 3-year contract for his business broadband service.
Neil Young is boycotting Starbucks. Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit to block law that requires genetically-modified ingredients be labeled,” Young wrote. “ claims that the law is an assault on corporations’ right to free speech.”
A decision by UK charity Save the Children to give Tony Blair its annual Global Legacy Award has unleashed a torrent of criticism highlighting the former PM’s role in Britain’s 2003 Iraq war and his controversial business dealings in the Middle East.
ABC, CBS, and NBC rejected pleas made Wednesday by the White House to air the speech, scheduled for 8 pm ET, in which Obama planned to discuss his unilateral plan for immigration reform that will include temporary reprieve from deportation for as much as 5 million additional undocumented immigrants.
Aleida Guevara: The West keeps calling dictators those leaders who are raising cultural, healthcare and educational standards, No dictator would introduce free education for everyone because the more educated the people, the freer they are. What kind of a dictator wants his people to be healthy and have free education? ;
Conservative Christian pastor Bryan Fischer declared in a column for RenewAmerica.com that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of religion must only apply to Christianity, otherwise, Satanism will have to be recognized as an official religion.
R.J. Kapheim arrested by Secret Service agents after the officers found a rifle and ammunition in his car in the vicinity of the White House, faces charges of having an unregistered firearm in the District of Columbia.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on his Russian counterpart to “pay no mind” to recent comments by President Barack Obama referring to Russia as a global threat.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich: “That (would be) a direct violation of agreements reached, including (agreements reached) with the participation of the United States.”
Republican governors Wednesday warned fellow conservatives in Washington against shutting down the U.S. government in response to President Barack Obama’s expected move to ease immigration policy.
The University of California would raise tuition by more than 25 percent over five years under a plan passed on Wednesday by a committee of the system’s governing board, a move strongly opposed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.
Canadian woman was hit with an unexpected medical bill of nearly $1 million after going into labor early while vacationing in Hawaii.Her insurance carrier, Blue Cross, notified her that her coverage was denied due to a pre-existing condition, a bladder infection she had during fourth month of her pregnancy.
H.R. 1422, which passed 229-191, would shake up the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board, placing restrictions on scientists and creating room for experts with overt financial ties to the industries affected by EPA regulations. White House threatened to veto the bill, said it would “negatively affect appointment of experts and weaken scientific independence and integrity of the SAB.”
The increasing demand for crude in Asian countries such as China was enough reason for the region to prepare to pay for trade in the Chinese currency renminbi (RMB), an HSBC official said.
The release of the annual report of the US Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is being seized upon by the media and politicians of both parties to press for a new round of devastating cuts to pension benefits for tens of millions of retired industrial and other private-sector workers.
Elizabeth Warren, former Harvard Law School professor, influential Democratic senator: United States headed in wrong direction, called on fellow Democrats to do more for working class people, Democratic Party lost sight of its priorities in recent years, long way to go before Democrats can say we’re working for America’s people. Slammed Republicans on education, job creation, economic policies.
Colombia's most prominent rebel group says it is still committed to peace talks with the government. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as FARC, announced on Wednesday that it aims to remain in peace talks with the Colombian government to put an end to the decades-long conflict.
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