Lugansk People's Republic leader Valery Bolotov: "The armed forces of the Lugansk People's Republic forced Ukrainian troops to retreat. "The republic's defenses have become stronger. We have armored vehicles, artillery systems now, including Grad launchers, howitzers, air defense systems and mortars."
US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki: Ukraine government has every right to conduct attacks on civilians, as this upholds unity of the country. " Ukraine authorities are protecting the country. I think they have to have every right to do it, it is the same way to act in the international community."
Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked: calls for genocide of Palestinians, declaring “the entire Palestinian people the enemy” calling for their total destruction, “including elderly and women, mothers who give birth to “little snakes, its cities and villages, property, infrastructure.
The IDF struck 50 targets in Gaza Strip Monday night and early Tuesday, start of Operation Protective Edge, launched to extinguish Hamas rocket fire on Israel. Forty seven targets hit by Israel Air Force aircraft, an additional three were hit by Israel Navy ships off the coast of Gaza.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere: Germany to step up counter-espionage efforts following arrest of an intelligence service employee suspected of spying for the United States, emphasized that the country urgently needs a “360 degree vision” of all intelligence-gathering operations in Germany.
Ukraine's Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey says Kiev will not hold talks with pro-Russian forces in the east unless they “irrevocably lay down their arms. Kiev has been placed under strong European pressure to establish direct talks with pro-Russian fighters on a possible ceasefire.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon: “We are preparing for action against Hamas, which will not end within a few days, army is preparing for all possible scenarios, including an invasion or a ground operation. Israel’s security cabinet voted in favor of calling up the tens of thousands of extra personnel.
Lugansk and Donetsk, two biggest towns in country’s east fear if sieges develop they will have a major humanitarian crisis, food, water, electricity are scarce. Authorities in Kiev claim they are not targeting residential areas. Ukrainian president plans ‘sweeping away’ all ‘separatists’ in the Donbas Region.
Aside from increasing heart cancer risks, women given radiation treatment (or even mammography screenings) for breast cancer are 8 times more likely to develop lung cancer within 5 years of treatment.
The five BRICS countries have reached a broad consensus on their $100 billion development bank though some differences remain. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are expected to sign a treaty to launch the bank officially when they meet at a BRICS summit in the northern Brazil.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is planning to scrap a no-spy agreement Germany has held with Britain and the United States since 1945 in response to an embarrassing US-German intelligence service scandal which has deeply soured relations between Berlin and Washington.
Growing minority of ministers and younger believers have begun to challenge the established doctrine and practice, asserting that Zionism is contrary to God’s teaching in the Bible, and that continued persecution of Palestinians is a gross violation of fundamental morality.
On Saturday, there was heavy On Saturday, there was heavy shelling http://youtu.be/BMoIW7kMuug of both Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, which occupy strategic positions along roads from western Ukraine to Donetsk, and Ukrainian tanks entered the center of Kramatorsk.
An Israeli court has sentenced 15-year-old Palestinian-American teenager Tareq Abu Khadair to nine days of house arrest. He was filmed being brutally beaten by Israeli forces in east Jerusalem al-Quds.
Russia’s Central Bank stopped all operation with offices of four Ukrainian banks in Crimea. “The decision to stop the activity of the structural branches of the Ukrainian banks was done for protecting the interests of investors and clients, whose legal rights were breached,
ITAR-TASS: Heavy artillery fire once again rocked east Ukraine city Luhansk, several people killed and several buildings damaged, a source from people’s militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic said. Grad multiple rocket launcher systems were used.
Ukraineto use weapons with an intent to kill any intruders who violate its state border in the Sea of Azov, which is divided between Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine’s National Security Council: Ukraine would shoot down Russian helicopters in case they violated the country’s airspace.
European Asylum Support Office (EASO):It said more than 2,000 people had asked for asylum in 28 EU countries from March to May, , more than 90% of Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Europe this year are trying to immigrate for the first time.
Russia trying to secure support of Belarus and Kazakhstan in introducing measures against Ukrainian goods. Moscow failed to convince its Eurasian partners that Kyiv’s Association Agreement would pose a threat to their economies, taking unilateral action for raising customs duties on goods from Ukraine.
Putin : " It is important to strengthen Russia's presence on global arms markets," this should help national defense industries to plan for an expansion and update of production, (and) create new quality jobs."
Three bridges on key roads leading into Donetsk were blown up Monday – an apparent attempt to slow down any possible assault by Ukrainian forces on the country’s main rebel-held city. Not clear who blew up the highway and train bridges Monday, but their destruction would most benefit the rebels.
Russian Foreign Ministry urged the 28-nation bloc to slam the deaths of civilians during the Ukrainian army’s shelling of the country’s restive east, denounce the criminal policy of the Kiev authorities.
The British government is planning tougher legislation to curb the rights of public unions to organize strikes, amid a looming mass walkout of public sector workers. Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) rejecte plans to force unions to prove they have a majority support to strike.
UK government set to pass emergency laws requiring phone companies to hold detailed records of all phone calls, texts and internet usage for up to 12 months, every website their customers visit, as well as the identities of people they contacted by phone.
Legal weed sales are about to start in Washington State as retailers have received their first electronic retail marijuana licenses. 20 stores received permits to sell cannabis, Store owners are allowed to sell marijuana from 8 am Tuesday, but which of the stores will be up and running then is not yet clear.
UN: 100,000 Ukrainian refugees already in Russia, those fleeing violence continue to cross the border day and night. “They were shooting nonstop, every night, and you just run and hide in the basement and pray to God they won't shoot you dead, so that you won't be hit, so that your family… survive.
Pro-Russian militias have lost four cities in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region to Ukrainian forces in the space of 24 hours, now controlled by the Ukrainian forces, now controlled by the Ukrainian forces. Opposition leader, said fighters only left the city in order to protect the civilian population.
A group of six Israeli settlers, who have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Palestinian teenager in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), have reportedly confessed to their crime, admitted to kidnapping the Palestinian teen from a neighborhood of East al-Quds and killing him.
Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip, Israeli warplanes conducted a dozen air attacks, injuring number of Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed to expand military operations in the Gaza Strip.
Tokyo is likely to approve its first military export deal in decades, Nikkei business daily reported. Japanese-made sensors will be installed on American PAC-2 missile defense systems, to be further re-exported to Qatar.
Suspected Islamist terrorists, thought to belong to the Al-Shabaab group, have staged an assault on a village and a breakout raid on a jail, killing at least 22 people. The violence is in the same Kenyan state where over 60 were killed last month.
Kiev's artillery attacked the city of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, witnesses and militia of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Lugansk (LNR) said. Ukrainian forces also attacked the city’s suburbs from the air. Launched missile strikes at Aleksandrovka, the Lugansk suburb.
Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) has already signed off on the bill which will reportedly help the state determine which conditions should be added to their current list of eight that qualify residents for medical marijuana use.
Kiev authorities arresting all young men aged from 25 to 35, not even trying to find out whether these men took to arms or not. Searches are underway. They are trying to find those who helped take care of the wounded.
Iraq trying to recover $41 billion after US has refused to deliver F16, Apache helicopters, other weapons and materiel to combat terrorism, despite receiving $41 billion from Iraqi government. US deliberately delaying arming of the Iraqi army to combat terrorism in the country."
An assault by militants at a large parking lot on the outskirts of Afghan capital, Kabul, Friday night left at least 200 fuel tankers incinerated. The Taliban said the privately-owned tankers were targeted because they supply foreign troops. AP reported 400 tankers had been burned.
Islamic militant sect, ISIS, demolishing sacred sites such as shrines and mosques around historic northern city of Mosul in Nineveh province. explosives deployed against Shiite buildings bulldozers flattening the shrines Thousands of civilians fled as jihadists took control of the city.
RIA Novosti: self-defense forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR)left the cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, heading south according “Kramatorsk was difficult to defend because of its poor location. That’s why the Command decided to leave the city,”; DPR headquarters.
A shocking video, showing Israeli police officers savagely beating 15-year-old Palestinian-American Tarek Abu Khdeir – cousin of Mohammad Abu Khdeir who was burnt alive in East Jerusalem – has prompted outrage in the Palestinian community.
Consumers are boycotting Kellogg’s. Kellogg’s corn flakes and other food-like products that the company makes are full of Bt Corn. The EPA has registered Bt corn as a pesticide since the crop makes its own insecticide. shown to cause health problems.
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