We don’t need to [try to] “understand” Donbass, we need to understand Ukrainian national interests. Donbass must be exploited as a resource, which it is. I don’t claim to have a quick solution recipe, but the most important thing that must be done no matter how cruel it may sound is that there is a certain category of people that must be exterminated.
India officially imported $5.6 billion worth of gold in November. The trade deficit increased to $16.9 billion in the same period despite the cost of oil imports being low. This is putting pressure on the rupee which is currently valued at almost 63 to the dollar.
Israel is pushing for the European Union (EU) to approve construction of a pipeline running from the Middle Eastern country to supply Cyprus, Greece and Italy with natural gas. The proposed EastMed pipeline will carry gas from Tamar and Leviathan gas fields located in the Mediterranean Sea, to Southern Europe.
Former CIA contractor, Steven D. Kelley, says that the ISIL terrorist group is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United States and its allies and only now it has become inconvenient for us to attack this group as a legitimate enemy.
U.S. State Department announced this week that the first major contingent of Syrian refugees, 9,000 of them, have been hand-selected by the United Nations for resettlement into communities across the United States, just the beginning of an extended program to accept more Syrians.
A senior Iranian official says the recent Israeli airstrikes on Syria were conducted in support of foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists operating against the Syrian government.
Federal Bureau of Investigation established an office in the 1930s to bolster its image in radio programs, films, and television shows. US armed forces have motion picture and television offices to provide official assistance to the media, carrying CIA message and offering extreme vision of America’s enemies.
The price of Brent crude oil has reached a new low, dipping below USD 60 per barrel, for the first time since May 2009. Reports suggest that the ongoing fall in oil prices were triggered by news of a drop in industrial activity in China, the world’s second largest oil consumer.
The Turkish currency has registered a fresh record low in the wake of depreciation of the Russian ruble and police raids against opposition media critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
China developed a long-range pain gun that works by shooting microwaves into people’s bodies and heating up water under their skin, according to reports, and might plan to fit it onto its ships or for crowd control. US government developed a similar weapon.
Sharp falls in European markets and wild swings on Wall Street yesterday, combined with a further plunge of more than 10 percent in the value of the Russian rouble, indicate that the worsening global slump is starting to have a major impact on financial markets.
Russia's rouble has fallen to a new record low despite a dramatic interest rate rise by its central bank from 10.5% to 17% in an attempt to boost the currency's value against the dollar.
Colorado congressman Ken Buck (R-CO): wild accusations of racial bias is hypocritical, disrespectful, and dangerous,” won’t make minority communities safer. It will harm morale of law enforcement officers, endanger them.” “Have we forgotten 9/11?” and 23 New York City police officers that died during the terrorist attack.
Russia has lifted its key interest rate to 17 per cent, hours after the rouble suffered its worst drop since 1998. “The decision was driven by the need to limit the risks of devaluation and inflation, which have recently significantly increased,” the central bank said in a statement.
Germany plans to finance part of the cost of four new corvette warships for the Israeli navy made by German firm Thyssen Krupp under a deal struck with the Jewish state in November, the government said on Monday.
Bryant Cochran, the ex-chief magistrate of Murray County, Georgia convicted of conspiring to plant methamphetamine in the car of a woman who had publicly accused him of propositioning her for sex. The jury also found him guilty of sexually assaulting one county employee, illegally searching the cell phone of another and tampering with a witness.
The Fungi Mutarium is a prototype device that uses fungi to break down plastic, grow edible, biomass in its place. Plastic that make up shopping bags doused in UV light to sterilize them, break the plastic down, placed in pod of edible, algae-based gelatin. After a few weeks, edible fungi begin to grow, completely decompose the plastic, leaving a natural, edible growth.
Until now, the Chinese have had little choice where to park their trillions, because only markets like the US Treasury market (and to a certain extent, gold) have been deep and liquid enough to accommodate their reserves. it plausible that, at some point a (largely gold-backed) renminbi will either dethrone the US dollar or co-exist alongside it in a new global currency regime.
n New York, at least 50,000 marched through the streets of Manhattan. In Washington, DC, as many as 25,000 participated. The mass demonstrations are an expression of growing popular outrage over the reign of police violence in the United States.
Genetically modified mosquitoes are being set for release worldwide. After GM mosquitoes were let loose in Brazil, dengue fever cases spiked. British company who created the mosquitoes, has already shipped them to Florida, could be released in the Keys as early January or February of next year.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov : "This example shows that it's not concern for Ukraine that lies at the base of this initiative, but a maniacal wish to punish Russia for all conceivable and inconceivable wrongdoings,"
A US police officer from Victoria, Texas, placed on administrative leave on Friday while he is investigated for police brutality and tasering elderly man after a traffic stop. Victoria police chief has apologized to the victim. The officer could face charges of official oppression, aggravated assault.
State Duma chairman, Sergey Naryshkin:“Isn’t it time for European countries to take their fate into their own hands and stop applying for the “services” of those who can only instigate conflicts ending in violence, destruction,humanitarian disasters and human casualties.
District of Columbia officials indicated they will move forward with marijuana legalization, approved by city voters in November, despite a spending bill passed last week by Congress in which the legislative branch appeared to block the effort.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Kiev-controlled volunteer battalions and Ukrainian Security Service involved in an increasing number of human rights violations including torture and forced disappearances of those suspected of “separatism.”
Brownback's proposal: Slash the state’s required pension contribution by $40 million to balance state budget. Kansas has one of the worst-funded pension systems in the nation. The state was recently sanctioned by Securities and Exchange Commission for not accurately disclosing the shortfalls.
The San Jose Police Department said Officer Phillip White was sidelined after officials learned of statements made Saturday from his Twitter account. In the tweets, Officer Phillip White said he would kill anyone who threatens him or his family. He also said he would be off-duty at the movies with his gun if anyone "feels they can't breathe or their lives matter."
H.R.5344, the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act of 2014, would “prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians.” As written the bill amends Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code. The act will make it illegal for civilians to possess military style body armor.
These .50 cal. projectiles can change direction mid-flight and function much like the laser-guided bombs first developed by the United States during the Vietnam war. EXACTO bullet has optical sensors on the surface of its nose that gathers in-flight information that’s transmitted to internal electronic systems for interpreting incoming data. Data is used to adjust fins located along the exterior of the bullet to change its direction.
It is useless for Washington to try to pressure Moscow on the world arena; instead, it should take into account the other side’s interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry as the two officials met in Rome
Denmark says scientific data shows Greenland's continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath it. Denmark will deliver a claim on Monday to a United Nations panel in New York that will eventually decide control of the area, which Russia and Canada are also coveting.
Karl Rove: “In waterboarding unlike World War II, where the Japanese attempted to drown people by basically pouring water in their mouths — here the feet were elevated so there’s little or not chance of any fluid getting into the lungs. And very careful standards set in place so these would help break the the resistance of the detainee without placing their life in danger.
Telecom and broadband providers fighting net neutrality by claiming they will raise the rates of consumers. Now they claim to be concerned about consumer costs. The US pays too much for Internet services that deliver less than other countries; unregulated monopolies that gouge consumers and provide lousy service.
Representatives of "Ukrinmash" weapons manufacturing State Concern "Ukroboronprom" signed a contract with American firearms manufacturer Barrett Firearms, an American company for the production of firearms, optical devices and ammunition. Specialization; large-caliber sniper rifles.
The US to impose sanctions on Venezuela over the sometimes-violent suppression of anti-government protests which racked the country earlier this year. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro: “They can stick the sanctions in their ears or wherever else they’ll fit.”
The UK government had redactions made to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogation. Britain’s collusion in the torture of individuals who were illegally seized by US authorities is now established.
The allegations are especially serious because Barclays and Deutsche Bank, among other banks, are being investigated by the DFS over the foreign exchange market. Using algorithms in trading systems is common practice at banks, but employing them as part of an effort to profit from manipulating forex rates could suggest the problem was more widespread than a select few traders.
A "Reclaim the Streets" banner among the crowd of protesters. The organization, stands for community ownership of public spaces, as opposed to dominance of corporate forces, describes itself as a non-violent movement. Its representatives said on Twitter they had nothing to do with the Zurich clashes, describing them as "brainless, ignorant violence."
Protesters are taking to the streets in cities across the US to protest grand juries’ decisions not to indict the white officers responsible for the deaths of two unarmed black men, and demand police accountability.
Small groups of British troops have carried out similar missions over the past few months but the new mission will be much greater in size and on a more permanent basis.
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