European Union (EU) called on Russia to pull its military forces back from Ukraine or risk consequences in relations with (EU). Called on Moscow to start talks with new officials in Kiev. Russia says it sent troops to Crimea after Prime Minister requested Moscow help establish peace and security.
Voice of Russia (VoR): 80% of Russian citizens want to ban GMOs. Legislative bill proposed by United Russia Party would make cultivating GMO seed illegal. Currently no GM crops grown in Russia. Russians understand this technology can bankrupt farmers, poison people, and ruin the ecosystem.
Governor Mark Dayton (D) willing to sign the bill only if law enforcement agencies in state support it. Legislative bodies are for creating laws, police there to enforce them. Could lessen chances of state receiving federal dollars to fight War on Drugs.
Pro-Russian militia at the border take Sky's Katie Stallard to see weapons they claim were seized from the cars of Kiev gangs.
More than two weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela have left 17 people dead, the country’s attorney general said Friday.“Up to now we have 17 fatalities and 261 injured. Today we’re summoning 59 people (to court) because there is still a group of Venezuelans who insist on destabilizing the country,
Russia is not going to allow NATO to creep up to their border without taking action. Ukraine was part of Russia for centuries, and has been independent for about 20 years. Crimea is majority Russian. East of Ukraine is still pro-Russia. Europeans need Russian natural gas.
Ukraine has placed its army on full combat alert, but with ageing equipment and limited personnel, it has remained cautiously defensive in the face of an incursion by Russian forces, but this would be a more even contest than Russia's war in Georgia. Accusing Russia of "declaring war" and "armed invasion".
Region's Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov announced the creation of Crimea's Navy forces, "All Navy troops dislocated in Sevastopol are ordered to disregard any commands coming from Ukraine's new self-proclaimed authorities. "Do not take any orders of using arms till my personal instructions,
Crimean parliament speaker: Ukraine’s autonomous republic of Crimea wants Kiev to stay out of its business, put its own house in order first, adding that local authorities can meanwhile take care of local business, advised Kiev against using force to attempt to take control of Crimea or any region resisting it.
Ukrainian armed forces dispatched to Crimea have switched to the side of local authorities and are expected to take military oath soon, Ukrainian troops in Crimea were said to be resigning on a massive scale, some of the servicemen ran away. Local military have not been paid for many months.
Britain's biggest arms company BAE Systems has concluded a deal to sell 72 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia following years of negotiations. BAE, said the public was “never going to know” how much the Saudis would pay for them. Saudi Arabia has recently increased its arms purchases.
Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems announced that its US subsidiary awarded a $145 million contract by United States Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP) .The contract calls for deployment of border surveillance technology in southern Arizona.
Professor James Petras US political commentator: world is heading towards biggest crisis since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis when the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a 13-day nuclear confrontation. Entering a period of revival of a very intense Cold War” between Russia and the US.
CBS News: United States is pressuring Israel to stop assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists, admitting that Mossad agents were behind the string of terrorist attacks, Iran has repeatedly emphasized that its nuclear energy program is meant for civilian purposes only.
Hundreds of Russian troops reportedly heading to Crimea in southern Ukraine as the political crisis continues in the former Soviet state. Kiev called up all military reservists in preparation for possible military conflict in the region. Moscow: concerned about a “humanitarian catastrophe.”
Russian migration authorities report a huge spike in requests coming from Ukrainians to seek asylum in Russia, as some 143,000 people filed documents in just two weeks. Officials vow to process the requests in shortest possible time .Most requests come from the bordering area sespecially Ukraine’s south.
Official figures show that China has surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest goods trading country in 2013. China managed to eclipse the US as the largest trading state in the world,
Obama: deep concern over Russia's violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, territorial integrity, called on Putin to withdraw Russian forces from Crimea. Putin: his country has right to protect Russian interests and ethnic Russians in Ukraine. Russian parliament approved Putin’s request to deploy troops into Crimea
Canada recalled its ambassador to Russia over Ukraine crisis, Canada could join U. S.to refuse to attend G8 summit in Russia. Called on Russia to “immediately” withdraw troops from Ukraine, warning if Moscow push forward with military action “negative consequences” for Canada-Russia ties.
City Council in the eastern city of Donetsk, a major economic, industrial and scientific center, refused to recognize Ukraine’s self-imposed government, called for a referendum on the region’s status, voted to set up self-defense squads. Said they consider Russia a strategic partner.
Ukraine’s Navy flagship, the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate, has reportedly refused to follow orders from Kiev, and come over to Russia’s side and is returning home after taking part in NATO operation in Gulf of Aden flying Russian naval flag. Russian senator confirmed the frigate defected to the Russian side,
American corporations Boeing, General Electric, Verizon – paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2012. Fortune 500 companies exploit tax breaks and loopholes. Refute view in Washington America’s corporate income tax more burdensome than levied by other countries.
500 foods sold in U S contain chemical plastics in synthetic leather yoga mats. Ball Park, Fleischman’s, Healthy Life, Jimmy Dean, Kroger, Little Debbie, Marie Callendar’s, Mother’s, Nature’s Own, Pillsbury, Roman Meal, Sara Lee, Safeway, Smucker’s, Sunbeam, Tyson, Wonder.
Israel launched an airstrike against Gaza Strip in the north. Israeli drone fired a rocket on a farmland near the city of Beit Hanoun. Monday, an Israeli airstrike hit a base belonging to the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah on the Lebanon-Syria border near the village of Janta.
Haaretz, Times of Israel: Media reports former Israeli army soldiers played key role in organizing violent street clashes with government forces in Ukrainian capital Kiev. Unit linked to ultra-nationalist groups. Russia repeatedly accused the West of meddling in internal affairs of Ukraine, fueling crisis in the country
Russia has confirmed it moved troops already based in Ukraine’s Crimea region to protect its naval fleet, saying the movements comply with Russian-Ukrainian agreements. United Nations Security Council has held a "private meeting" and secret consultations to discuss the worsening crisis in Ukraine.
President Barack Obama warned Russia against intervening in Ukraine,“deeply concerned” over reports Russian troops are invading Ukraine’s southern Crimean region. "Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, not in the interest of Ukraine, Russia or Europe,
Genetically grown crops are completely unregulated, organic farmers have to pay thousands of dollars and undergo numerous tests to ensure that they are indeed providing organic food to the public. Organic farms and farmers at risk, super bugs or super weeds, or the desolation of entire colonies of bees and butterflies.
Millions of women around the world slather their faces daily with potentially dangerous toxins. nearly all tested brands contained traces of heavy metals, some exceed “safe” heavy metal limits set by Association of South East Asian Nations. Mercury, Lead, arsenic, barium, chromium, cadmium.
New policy at Tennessee State University (TSU) will force students, faculty to “wear and display” official identification badges with tracking technology at all times on campus or risk punishment. Officials say in response to recent vandalism, break-ins attributed to people not associated with the school.
Ukraine accused Russia of “armed invasion” of Crimea Ukraine parliament appealed to United States, Britain to uphold 1994 pact with Russia guaranteed sovereignty in return for giving up Soviet nuclear arms. Switzerland to freeze any funds Yanukovych family might have in country’s banks.
China has a flourishing underground child trafficking industry, for which tens of thousands of children are believed to be stolen each year, with demand fuelled by a one-child limit combined with a traditional preference for sons. Adoption websites found to be fronts for child traffickers.
Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych insisted Friday in his first public appearance since fleeing to Russia that he had not been overthrown and would continue to fight for the future of Ukraine, told reporters in Russian city of Rostov-on-Don “compelled to leave” Ukraine after he received threats.
Russian military jets on combat alert Carpathian Mountainsa key strategic defense barrier for invasion. Major regional war may erupt. Important pipelines that pump natural gas from Russia to Europe go through Ukraine. Putin will not relinquish Russian control of Crimean peninsula and its military bases.
Russia granted protection to the fugitive Ukrainian president. dozens of heavily armed gunmen seized control of government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea region, raised the Russian flag. 90 fighter jets on combat alert, patrolling border with Ukraine. Yanukovych fled after police attacked protesters.
Genius boy IQ higher than Albert Einstein on way to possibly winning Nobel Prize after set free of special education programs in public schools. Doctors diagnose him with Aspergers say he would never learn to tie his shoes. Graduate from college age 14, working on theories to build on Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Rome now face choices, cutting public services, raising taxes or delaying payments to suppliers to gain time as they search for ways to close budget gap. If it fails, the city could be placed under an administrator tasked with selling off city assets, such as its utilities.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen: Federal Reserve Board doesn’t have authority to regulate bitcoin Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., calling to ban—or at least curb—the decentralized, virtual currency use in United States, expressed concerns about bitcoin’s anonymity making it appealing for criminals.
He is a millionaire former banker who served as economy minister, foreign minister and parliamentary speaker before Yanukovych took office in 2010. He is a member of Yulie Tymoshenko’s Fatherland Party. Prior to the revolution cooked up by the State Department. “Ukraine faces difficult reforms.
US Food and Drug Administration held public meeting outlining creation of genetically modified humans. GMO embryos already created via in vitro experiments GMO techniques considered include manipulation at mitochondrial level to replace mutant DNA, methods that could create babies with three parents.
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