Numerous pregnant women have been killed in Israel's assault on Gaza. Is it because they are human shields for unborn 'terrorists'? After five weeks of Israeli bombing and invasion the United Nations reported that the death toll in Gaza was 1,973, 72% of them civilians, including 459 children and 238 women.
The emails I received demonstrate the inability both emotionally and rationally of many Americans to deal with reality. They try to hide from reality. Hiding from reality is the refuge of no-think Americans. Most of the “exceptional people” can be found hiding there.
Rospotrebnadzor consumer rights watchdog in Russia is checking American Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey whiskey, also American bourbon whiskey on quality concerns. Said phthalates found in bourbon may cause functional changes in the central nervous system, endocrine system, oncologic diseases.
Suspicious substances found in shipment of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey whiskey in the Urals city Yetaterinburg. Officials also report numerous violations in sales procedures for the US product. Bottle labels did not comply with retail sales rules. Labels contained no Russian-language information.
European Union regrets that Russia imposed a food embargo on Western food products and is asking third countries not to replace European food on the Russian market. Statement said the move is designed to ensure unity of the international community and compliance with international law.
Agricultural export to Russia $15.8 billion in 2013. Estimated loss for European economy $16 billion. Russian sanctions may draw Europe into a market crisis. Sanctions have already caused a serious blow to the European agricultural sector, causing a sharp drop in prices.
Noise-based weapon used in Ferguson are called LRAD sound cannons, or Long Range Acoustic Devices. The devices employ intense sound as a deterring weapon cause immediate headaches and pain. Can reach 149 decibels.
20,000 people in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to be attacked by military evicted from their homes in a land grab for 6.5 billion dollar profit. Helicopters, dropped thousands of leaflets announcing that, unless they leave violence inflicted on them their fault. Classic fascist victim blaming.
Michel Sapin, France’s finance minister, sent tremors through European capitals with a defiant warning that his country would no longer try to meet its deficit targets and would not inflict further damage on its economy by tightening into the downturn. “I refuse to raise taxes to close any budget gaps.
Foreign Ministers of the 28-member European Union agreed Friday to consider new sanctions against Russia if Moscow maintains its stance on the Ukrainian crisis, Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said.
Russian Defense Ministry :“No Russian military column crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed that the Ukrainian artillery destroyed Russian armored column that crossed into Ukraine.
Three men and three women from the Melbourne Palestine Action Group occupied the roof of Elbit Systems of Australia for five hours before being removed, arrested by police. They raided the manufacturing compound which, they said, supplies arms and drones for Israel.
Protesters have been arrested after pressuring NZ Super Fund to stop investing millions in companies which are profiting off Israel’s military campaign.
Pittsburgh is dealing with one of the coldest summers in history, and it’s having an effect on the trees. Meteorologists say these cold temperatures are leading to tree leaves changing colors in the middle of August.
Europe, which moments after stating it may roll back sanctions just announced it is now considering even more actions against Russia. EU: ANY UNILATERAL MILITARY ACTIONS BY RUSSIA IN UKRAINE A VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.
Ukrainian artillery destroyed a “significant” part of a Russian armoured column that crossed into Ukraine during the night, President Petro Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday, according to the presidential website.
President of Finland to Visit Russia to discuss bilateral cooperation between Russia, Finland and international issues. Swiss dodge embargo. "Imports of Swiss cheese to Russia may rise,"Switzerland may replace cheeses from EU countries.
In Israel, dissent against the war in Gaza is bitterly quashed. The few who speak out complain of being harassed, intimidated threatened, denounced as traitors or even sacked. It has been Israel’s deadliest conflict in years.
The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah movement, says Tel Aviv is misinforming Israeli people about the number of Israeli soldiers killed in the latest Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip. Netanyahu "hides the number of soldiers injured and killed in the battle."
The United States says its drones have started striking ISIL terrorists in northern Iraq to protect Kurdish forces battling to rescue a group of Izadi civilian refugees. no plans to expand the current air campaign beyond the current self defense activities," senior Pentagon official Lieutenant General William Mayville.
The top court in Portugal has partially rejected government austerity three percent levy on public sector pensions starting at 1,000 euros. Plan to charge tax on pensions did not ensure “fairness, ruled the government was authorized to cut salaries of public sector workers earning more than 1,500 euros.
Ukrainian troops have taken control of a key eastern town Novosvitlivka, are able to block a Russian aid convoy from going to the militia stronghold of Lugansk. Kiev says it will not allow the Russian aid convoy into the country without oversight from the International Committee of the Red Cross.
“The sanctions policy pursued by the West, that is, ourselves, a necessary consequence of which has been what the Russians are doing, causes more harm to us than to Russia; Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
The official death toll from the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is currently standing at 1,069 deaths out of 1,975 cases, but the numbers could be vastly underestimated, the World Health Organization has warned.“[WHO] staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak.
The deputy spokesperson for the US Department of State Marie Harf has called restraint on the Ukrainian military’s actions in the east for the first time, following a major shelling of Donetsk that left at least 70 civilians dead. “We’ve stressed the importance of showing restraint to minimize casualties among the civilian – the local population.
Thousands of people in Tel Aviv rallied to show support for the IDF's military campaign in Gaza, urging the government forces to stop Hamas rocket attacks on Israel once and for all. "Occupy Gaza now!" placards were seen in the crowd.
Citizens of Donetsk have recorded multiple videos of white glowing particles raining on residential quarters. The locals allege that Ukraine's military has shelled their city with internationally prohibited phosphorus incendiaries.
Barack Obama left Washington for two weeks on the golf course. He was looking forward, he told reporters, to not wearing a suit for a while. But while the leaders of the West were sipping cocktails and basking in the sunshine, the world burned.
The concept of conspiracy frightens some people, so much so that they are willing to overlook any and all evidence that world events are for the most part directed, rather than chaotic and coincidental.
Billionaire investor George Soros increased his bet against the US stock market by more than 600pc in the second quarter, regulatory filings show.
The tragic killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department has shocked his family, community, and the nation.
The drought-stricken state of California is sinking into itself at an alarming rate, suggests a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The continued over-pumping of groundwater in many parts of the state -- the direct result of a historic three-year dry spell -- is creating empty pockets of earth that are causing the ground to literally drop, in some places by as much as one foot per year.
Veterinary standards officials authorised four more Brazilian pork suppliers to serve Russian market, lifts temporary restrictions banning exports to Russia of pork imposed after ractopamine a drug making animals more muscular found in their products.
President Vladimir Putin: Russia’s retaliatory sanctions against Western agricultural imports are prompted to protect domestic agricultural producers. who found themselves in a disadvantage in their own market after Europe had imposed sanctions against Russia.
Venezuela has closed its borders with Colombia and deployed thousands of troops there to fight against the smuggling of cut-rate gasoline and other products into the neighboring country. On Monday Caracas stationed17,000 troops along the border to prevent the country’s gas and other products, which have been kept at low price thanks to the government’s supervision, from being smuggled into Colombia.
Russia has suspended imports of alcoholic drinks from Ukraine’s biggest distilleries over violations of Russia’s consumer rights protection laws, Russia’s consumer rights watchdog (Rospotrebnadzor) said in a release on Wednesday.
Lake Mead – the main source of fresh water for Las Vegas and its 40 million visitors – just hit record low levels at 1080 feet. Most concerning – at 1,000 feet, drinking water intakes will no longer function and Las Vegas will go dry.14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Yet they’re still building..
China will start selling fruit and vegetables directly to Russia. Russia introduced a 1-year ban on imports of some agricultural products from the EU, US, Australia, Canada, Australia and Norway. Could cost European Union members $16 billion.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says Israel’s offensive on Gaza Strip has brought food production to a halt there. FAO: Palestinian agricultural fields have become a main target in the Israeli attacks, and Gaza’s agricultural infrastructure, including many crops, greenhouses, trees, irrigation systems, animal farms, fodder stocks and fishing boats, has been destroyed.
Heinz ketchup, which the company claims is ‘all natural,’ has genetically modified ingredients. Heinz was also sued for advertising their distilled white vinegar as ‘all natural’ when it contains genetically modified corn.complaint filed in California said: “Heinz’s representations were false, deceptive, misleading and unfair to consumers, who were injured in fact by purchasing products that the defendants had claimed were “all natural.”
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