Fidel Castro has expressed Cuba’s readiness to cooperate with the US in the global fight against Ebola. Cuba has been on the frontline of international response to the worst outbreak in the disease's history.
At least 10 civilians have been killed in coalition airstrikes against Islamic State forces in eastern and northeastern Syria, according toThe Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released a statement Saturday following the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, highlighting that the world has lost more than half of the planet's wildlife population.
Despite the non-GMO claims by Xochitl (pronounced “so-cheel”) and their Totopos de Maiz original corn chips, the Consumer Reports investigation found that the non-organic (supposedly non-GMO) varieties of the chips contain over 75% GMO corn, after testing 6 different packages.
China‘s central bank is injecting 500 billion yuan ($81 billion) into the country’s five major state-owned banks as it moves to counter slower-than-expected growth in the world’s No. 2 economy, according to a senior Chinese banking executive. The move contributed to a rise in Asian markets early Wednesday,
Ronald A. "Ron" Klain is an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995?1999) and Joseph Biden (2009?2011). He is an influential Democratic Party insider. Born August 8, 1961 in Indianapolis, grew up in a Jewish home.
Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Pehochinsky expressed disappointmentt Ukraine hasn’t paid for 100,000 tons of Polish coal. Ukraine one of world’s top coal consumers, 7th largest reserves. Coal production in Ukraine suffered, result of fighting where 90 percent of country’s coal mines located. Most closed down because of the war.
UN health agency hailed Senegal’s response to Ebola which “included identifying and monitoring 74 close contacts of the patient, prompt testing of all suspected cases, stepped-up surveillance at the country's many entry points and nationwide public awareness campaigns."
Former communications minister Igor Shchegolev who currently works as an aide to the Russian President warns that unpredictable Western politicians could seek Russia’s isolation on the internet, similar to what happened in Syria in 2012. Noted that key components of the internet are located outside Russian territory; access can be blocked at any stage including complete cutting off of Russian internet sector from the World Wide Web.
Moscow will reduce gas supplies if Kiev starts siphoning deliveries destined for Europe, “There are large transit risks. If we see that our Ukrainian partners start illegally taking our gas from the export pipeline as it was in 2008, we will equally reduce the amount of supply as happened in 2008,” warned Putin.
Putin: “We hope that our partners will realize the futility of attempts to blackmail Russia and remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability.”If we don’t all die from nuclear blasts, radiation, and nuclear winter, it will be because of the humanity and common sense–both of which are missing in Washington.
Global oil prices have dropped to $84 per barrel, a 47-month low. Sending economic and political shockwaves through oil-exporting countries around the world. Tied to production enhancement in the United States, Canada, and Iraq, drop in demand caused by a weak global economy.
Putin: "Together with the limits introduced against entire sectors of our economy it is hard to call such approach anything but hostile." Obama accused Russia of becoming a top global threat because of its stance on developments in east Ukraine.
Issuing tickets to motorists who drove through yellow lights that turned red fractions of a second shorter than the three-second city minimum. $100 tickets. Florida Department of Transportation secretly reduced its policy on the length of yellow lights, likely bringing millions of dollars in additional revenue to the state.
British Jewish lawmaker Gerald Kaufman accused the government of running away from the debate in "a very cowardly way."
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