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.
US labor board believes pot workers have the same rights as any other American employee. Complaints filed by the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) against a Maine marijuana dispensary called Wellness Collection of Maine, illegally spraying its marijuana plants with pesticides.
Ukraine acting president cautioned Russia against movement of its naval forces in Crimea, calling it an act of "military aggression" against Kiev. Acting President Turchynov warned of “dangerous signs of separatism” in country, saying anyone responsible for separatist moves should be punished.
The parliament of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea has voted to hold a referendum to determine the region’s future amid ongoing crisis in the country. Legislators also voted 55 to 64 to dismiss the region's current government, which has backed the new interim authorities in Kiev.
Cyprus' lawmakers rejected controversial bill to sell state-owned companies, a condition of the country's rescue deal with international lenders. Government warned rejection of the bill risk pushing country into bankruptcy in couple of months. public sector employees protest against the legislation.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu: Russia planning to expand permanent military presence outside its borders by placing military bases in a number of foreign countries, including Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, and Singapore, opening refueling sites for Russian bombers on patrol.
Police dispersed an angry crowd of job seekers outside an employment office in Stockholm on Wednesday after it called 61,000 people for a recruitment meeting by mistake. “Something has gone wrong with the mailing list, should have gone out to about 1,000 jobseekers.
Texas Police standing by their drunken driving arrest of man whose Breathalyzer and blood tests showed no evidence of intoxication. Ran stop sign and, according to arresting officers, appeared intoxicated, testing 0.00 on a Breathalyzer the lowest recordable blood-alcohol content level, spent a day in jail.
If you refuse to enroll and pay for Obamacare, you’re supposed to pay the IRS for nothing “If you can’t afford to pay, irs will fine you because you can’t afford to pay.” People are going to fight back, either through non-compliance, civil disobedience, or other means.
Testifying against bills that would legalize or decriminalize marijuana, the police chief for Annapolis, Md., cited a fake news story that reported 37 people died on the first day Colorado’s recreational marijuana law went into effect.
Finance officials in Pueblo County, the tenth most populated county in Colorado, announced the two marijuana shops there have earned approximately $1 million in sales in January. That sum has produced approximately $56,000 in local sales taxes. Only new revenue we have coming in is in marijuana.
The city contends using rainwater, solar energy violates International Property Maintenance Code, used in many US and Canadian communities.states properties unsafe to live in if they dont have electricity running water though she has both electricity and water.
Greek dock workers and farmers have staged demonstrations to protest against harsh austerity measures imposed as part of an EU deal for more bailout loans. Hundreds of striking port workers gathered in the capital Athens and marched to parliament for a protest against privatization of state-owned businesses.
200 cars belonging to poor Hispanic people were impounded, towed and later sold when the car owners couldn't pay the fees, Some of the cars were not sold and ended up being kept by officers for themselves. Operator of the towing company who is also the brother of the acting chief, has also been arrested.
A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced 26 people to death on charges of staging a “terror group” in an attempt to target the ships passing through the strategic Suez Canal, a water corridor owned by Egypt provides a vital link between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.
20 people injured in violent clashes between pro- and anti-Russian protesters in Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Russian lawmakers said residents of Crimea could claim Russian citizenship, if Crimeans and their parliament decide to be part of Russia again, Moscow would welcome the idea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered drill to testcombat readiness of country’s armed forces across western Russia, including border area towards Ukraine. Massive military drills include ships of the Baltic and Northern Fleets and Air Force. No statement from Moscow maneuvers linked to Ukraine.
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