The Palestinian government has called on the United Nations and foreign states with citizens serving in the Israeli army to investigate and try them for war crimes committed during Israel’s latest onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Swiss President and Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE Didier Burkhalter shared Russia's concern over nuclear security due to US intention to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine and urged Moscow to address the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Korea Herald reported that over 500 aircraft flying in and out of South Korea’s Incheon and Gimpo airports reported GPS failures, as did hundreds of ships and fishing boats in the sea west of Incheon Airport. The source of the EM fields was traced to the North Korean city of Kaesong,
Kiev forces have shelled residential areas in the center of the rebel-held town of Donetsk, killing at least three people and damaging several apartment blocks, a kindergarten and a cultural center. One of the missiles directly hit a car turning the vehicle into a torch.
Ukraine's military confirmed pro-Russian forces shot down a government fighter jet in the east of the country. The MiG fighter jet came down near Lugansk Sunday, pilot parachuting to safety. Pro-Russian forces said they brought down the jet after it carried out an attack on their positions.
Pro-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine have reportedly seized swathes of territory from government forces who abandoned vehicles and ammunition as they retreated. Pro-Russian forces have pushed their way into eastern port of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov.
Senate Bill (SB) 962 passed by California’s state legislature would require manufacturers to add a “kill switch” to cell phones that would let authorities turn the device off remotely. The stated goal of the bill is to allow owners of smartphones to “kill” their phone if it’s stolen.
DHS issued orders to American banks “under the Patriot Act” DHS has the right to seize, without any warrant any and all customer bank accounts, open and inspect the contents of safe deposit boxes, search, photograph or seize as evidence “bar gold, gold coins, firearms, documents such as passports foreign bank account records, any material deemed to contraband.”
Journalists were threatened, arrested and assaulted. National Guard called in. Curfew was imposed, constitutional right to assemble was suspended under “state of emergency” declared by Governor Jay Nixon.
August 9, French forces bombed an Islamist militant position in Mali, reported five bombs were dropped in the Essakane region west of city of Timbuktu. The following day, US president Barack Obama announced US government would be sending $10 million to France to help finance these operations.
US officials have confirmed that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates combined forces to carry out air strikes in Libya, according to a report Tuesday in the New York Times. The extraordinary intervention was aimed at Islamist militias fighting for control of the international airport outside of Tripoli.
The US president provided no specifics on the escalating US operations, but government officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said Tuesday that US spy planes were already deployed over Syria in preparation for US air strikes.
The successes of the militia in southeastern Ukraine can be explained by its high morale, accumulated experience and use of military equipment abandoned by the Kiev forces and later put into action by independence fighters. They are fighting for their land, their children, wives, for their right to live,”
Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold talks on trade cooperation and the BRICS partnership with South African President Jacob Zuma. goals to amplify Russian-South African investment ties, increase trade, increasing supply of agricultural products from South Africa.”
A group of more than 60 Ukrainian military have crossed into Russia’s Rostov Region to ask for asylum, the spokesman for the FSB’s border guard office in the Rostov Region, Nikolai Sinitsyn, has told ITAR-TASS.
Rising concerns about soy and canola oils derived from genetically altered seed are creating a new industry boom for sunflowers genes of sunflowers are hard to alter, more consumers demand foods and oils without GM contamination. Food manufacurers are shifting away from GM oils.
No matter what your perspective on the showdown between locals and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, there can be no disputing the fact that “local” police should not be looking or acting like branches of the military.
The risk that police will kill a person in the US is 800% greater than him getting killed by a terrorist.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, will mark the beginning of the pre-trial for Austin, Texas, Detective Charles Kleinert, who was indicted on charges of manslaughter last May, nearly one year after he murdered 32-year-old Larry Jackson Jr. This victory, after a decade of no action against the Austin Police Department for the extrajudicial killing of unarmed people of color, marks the first step towards holding the officer accountable and convicting him of murder.
Community activists continue to push the Los Angeles Police Department for transparency after two unarmed men died within days of each other as a result of violent stops by LAPD officers. But to date, no information has been given.
"We were at graduation, me and him, and we were talking. He said he wasn't going to end up like some people on the streets. He was going to get an education." –Hershel Johnson, a friend Michael Brown's since middle school
Monsanto is fighting hard to avoid GMO labeling, but activists against GMOs just might take down biotech giants. Will you help make GMO labeling a reality?
These 7 herbs are used in Ayurveda to bring balance to the doshas, helping to minimize or completely eradicate colon cancer as well as other cancers.
A United States judge has ruled against a new law that curbs genetically modified (GMO) crops, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Recently I stopped by a feed store that I do not normally frequent and bought a 50 lb bag of alfalfa pellets. I failed to look at the bag when the man put it in the truck, and just assumed that it was the same brand that I had already verified to be GMO-Free. It was not. And then it began…
ITAR-TASS has no confirmations as of yet from other sources on the seizure of Starobeshevo settlement as well as on earlier information concerning the seizure of Saur-Mogila height
After its victory in a nearly decade-long struggle against HidroAysén, a project that would have built five large hydroelectric dams on wilderness rivers, Chile’s Patagonia region is gearing up for a new battle: blocking a quiet attempt to build a dam on the Cuervo River.
Operation Protective Edge was not merely a military assault on a primarily civilian population. As in its previous “operations” (Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Pillar of Defense in 2012), it was also part of an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law (IHL) by a highly coordinated team of Israeli lawyers, military officers, PR people and politicians, led by (no less) a philosopher of ethics.
But all these discussions of our dysfunctional politics ignore the larger truth, which is the entire model of the Status Quo is broken. Even if reformers succeeded in ridding the political system of cronyism and favors-for-campaign-contributions--two essentially impossible reforms
China’s Ministry of Water Resources found 55% of China’s 50,000 rivers that existed in the 1990s have disappeared. .More than 400 major cities in China are short of water, with some 110 facing “serious scarcity”.
70% of beef, chicken in United States and Canada treated with poisonous carbon monoxide gas . A bill was introduced in Congress that would require the labeling of meat treated with carbon monoxide; never enacted. Practice makes seriously decayed meat look fresh for weeks banned in many countries.
Department of Defense’s 1033 program—which funnels all kinds of military surplus goods to police—has a provision that clearly says that any participating law enforcement agency must use its equipment within one year of receiving it. If they don’t, they have to give it up.
President Francois Hollande replaced his maverick leftist economy minister with a former Rothschild partner on Tuesday, in a reshuffle intended to reconcile his efforts to revive the stagnant French economy with deficit-cutting orthodoxy.
By forcing Russia to conduct more business in the yuan and other Asian currencies, the U.S. may be speeding up the end of the petrodollar and giving China more prominence on the world stage. Russian businesses reducing their exposure to the dollar to minimize damage from tougher punishments.
A new study out of Maine suggests that residents across the New England state are regularly subjected to drinking water containing double the amount of fluoride considered to be dangerous by federal guidelines.
The release of an autopsy report in Louisiana is raising new questions about the unusual shooting death of a 22-year-old black male who died earlier this year in a police car while his hands were cuffed behind his back in the back of a squad car.
A long-term truce in Gaza has been agreed with Israel, Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas said. The ceasefire announced by Egypt came into effect at 16:00 GMT with almost immediate reports of warning sirens going off in southern Israel.
Kiev released videos showing alleged Russian paratroopers captured in the country, ahead of Russian-Ukrainian talks in Minsk expected to focus on military and humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine. Kiev claims the 10 men detained by the Ukrainians were fighting alongside anti-government forces.
If you thought that the earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday was something, just wait until you see what is coming in the years ahead. As you will read about below, we live at a time when earthquake activity is dramatically increasing. This is especially true of the “Ring of Fire” which runs roughly along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean.
Thousands of miles from US the US Coast Guard fired “warning shot” against an Iranian dhow, a common type of sail-powered trading vessel in the Persian Gulf. No casualties reported. The dhow did not fire on the Americans.
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