Russian President Vladimir Putin: Ukraine's crisis has been caused by the West ,considers Franco-German proposals to end fighting between the government and pro-Russia rebels. Western countries had broken pledges not to expand Nato and forced countries to choose between them and Russia
AN enormous fireball has ballooned over the Ukrainian city of Donetsk after a chemical plant was hit, sending some into a nuclear panic. Initial fears blast was caused by a nuclear weapon were dispelled when it was found to have been a chemical plant hit in fighting between Ukrainian government and separatist forces.
Egypt's national gas company and Russian energy giant Gazprom have signed a deal on the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Egypt.
John Kerry's denial of any split between Germany and US over arms deliveries to Ukraine; German Foreign Minister Steinmeier slammed Washington's strategy for being "not just risky but counterproductive. Francois Hollande's calls for greater autonomy for Eastern Ukraine, interests of the Americans with the Russians not the interests of Europe and Russia.
A JPMorgan Chase associate and his wife were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Closter, New Jersey on Friday evening.According to the Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli, Michael Tabacchi, 27, allegedly killed his wife, Iran Pars Tabacchi, 41.
Eric Bolling: “Reports say radical Muslim jihadists killed thousands of people in the past few months alone. And yet when you take Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, whatever, their combined killings in the name of religion––well, that would be zero.
Samsung New “SmartTV” collects users’ speech as part of its voice command interface, may pass it on to third parties, even if it’s “personal” or “sensitive.” Policy informs users the company will “collect, use, share, and store information” gathered by the device, Samsung warns customers to watch what they say around the TV. “Please be aware if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among data captured and transmitted to a third party through Voice Recognition.
Global debt has soared by $57 trillion since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2007, with the debt to GDP ratio jumping to above 500 percent in Japan. This raises questions about financial stability and poses a threat of another crisis.
US Vice President Joe Biden has called on European countries to show unity when it comes to sanctions against Russia, labeling the dissenting voices “inappropriate and annoying”, reported ‘Der Spiegel’, quoting the participants of the Brussels meeting.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting Thursday with members of Russia's Security Council to discuss the increase in hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov: Kremlin hoped that any Ukrainian crisis settlement plan by French and German leaders takes into account the Russian president's numerous suggestions on the issue.
Abe-led government and US continue to sweep the fall out of the Fukushima disaster under the rug. Exploding rates of thyroid cancer in children, as well as an epidemic of leukemia, heart attacks, and other health problems, neglect is compounded by a complete disregard, not only for human life, but for all life upon this planet.
Denmark, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is working toward what has been deemed the ‘world’s most ambitious’ plan for surging organic food across the country, new strategy involves doubling organic farming.
Jordan said on Friday its warplanes launched dozens of new strikes Thursday against the Islamic State group, after vowing a harsh response to the burning alive of a pilot captured in Syria. dozens of jet fighters" struck targets Thursday "hitting training camps, weapons and ammunition warehouses of the terrorist groups.
The United States government has taken a new, preliminary, step to encourage commercial development of the moon. U.S. companies can stake claims to lunar territory through an existing licensing process for space launches.
Russian officials stated that if Washington arms Kiev for a large-scale offensive in east Ukraine, the Russian army will intervene to prevent Kiev from massacring the separatists, which could lead to a major land war in Europe and possibly a world war involving nuclear-armed powers.
former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon expressed concern about possibility of a war in the east of Europe, saying a peace initiative of French and German leaders came as good news. "A war in the east of Europe must be avoided. Especially in conditions when the United States may trigger an expansion of the conflict far from its territory through its activity, notably offering weapons supplies.
Russia's permanent representative to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov: supplies of US weapons to Ukraine would be "the worst idea under the current circumstances."may lead to the escalation of the confrontation and increase the number of victims.
Matteo Salvini, who heads Italy's Northern League party, called NATO’s decision to establish additional command centers in six European countries madness, adding that war is not a game. NATO to set up new command centers in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania, double the size of its force from 13,000 to 30,000.
Indonesian Air Force plans to buy more sophisticated fighter jets to replace its aging US-made Northrop F-5 Tiger II fleet, and is considering Russian Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E) jets; Indonesian Air Force chief Agus Supriatna. One of the reasons to buy the Su-35S is that Russian jets are much easier to maintain than US fighter jets.
The ruble-denominated MICEX index has gained 2.38 percent reaching 1,736, its highest level since July 2011. The ruble gained more than 1.2 percent against the dollar at the opening of trading on the Moscow Stock Exchange. In 2014 it lost 46 percent against the dollar.
Ramzan Kadyrov has accused the US and other Western nations of “spawning” the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group in order to incite hatred towards Muslims all over the world, distract public attention from numerous problems in the Middle East, in the hope of destroying Islamic nations from inside.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Moscow on Friday evening for talks on the Ukrainian crisis with President Vladimir Putin behind closed doors. Thursday, Hollande and Merkel held a meeting with President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev.
The United States is to be blamed for Ukraine’s use of cluster bombs since it hasn’t provided the country with different weapons, US Senator John McCain, who serves as a Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, told Sputnik on Thursday. McCain :“I think that if we had provided them with the weapons they need, they wouldn’t have felt they had to use cluster bombs. So, it’s partially our fault.”
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: "If the conflict escalates, I will be ready to declare martial law throughout the country. "I am not doing this now, because it would lead to the restriction of democracy and freedom, and would threaten the development of the economy."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: There will be no "boycott" of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress next month. She downplayed reports of an organized protest, suggested some lawmakers might just be too busy to attend. At least two Democrats have already decided they won't be on hand.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has acknowledged that there is no immediate threat to the Baltic states and Eastern Europe coming from Russia.
Several European defense ministers at a NATO meeting today in Brussels warned against the Obama Administration’s reports they are strongly considering providing arms to Ukraine for its ongoing civil war, likely to fuel the conflict.
Jim Clifton, Chairman, CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that he was worried he might “suddenly disappear” and not make it home that evening if he disputed the accuracy of what the U.S. government is reporting as unemployed Americans. “I think that the number that comes out of BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics] and the Department of Labor is very, very accurate. I need to make that very, very clear so that I don’t suddenly disappear. I need to make it home tonight.”
Russia is developing a new generation of assault rifles to replace the tried-and-true Kalashnikov for its soldier modernization program. The AK-12 is a fifth generation AK-pattern rifle, featuring several ergonomic improvements, a bolt catch, accessory rails, and a telescopic butt stock.
Hackers have broken into the database of Anthem Inc., the second-largest health insurer in the United States, endangering the personal information of about 80 million people,
Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu visited Islamabad and signed a military cooperation agreement with Pakistani generals. Pakistan now hopes to finalise plans to buy three dozen Russian Mi-35 helicopters, coordinate efforts to counter terrorism and narcotics. Pakistan also wants Russian assistance to stabilise chronic energy shortages.
themselves to expired foodstuffs discarded by a supermarket guilty of theft. The convicts claim to be 'freegans' trying to live outside of a consumerist society.
Brandon Duncan, who raps as Tiny Doo, spent eight months in jail on "gang conspiracy" charges from several shootings in San Diego . Prosecutors admit he wasn't at the scene of the crimes,they have no evidence linking him to the shootings , has no criminal record, says he had no knowledge of the crimes. But the district attorney charged him because he raps about shootings.
e European Central Bankrestricting access to its direct liquidity lines, citing concerns about the country’s commitment to existing bailout pledges. Bank of Greece spokesman said liquidity will continue as normal, as existing ECB financing will be converted into Emergency Liquidity Assistance.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Koskinen has advised employees that the budget cuts will result in reduced services to taxpayers; Identity theft could increase, Refund delays. Unanswered calls, Fewer resolutions, ags in correspondence, Shutdowns.
Are you worried about genetically modified trees replacing what was once known a nature? US government allowing the first genetically modified tree to be legalized with zero government or public oversight and zero environmental risk assessments.
Here are 3 fairly inexpensive whole food supplements that can provide the depth of nutrition most health-conscious people are seeking: 1. Bee Pollen, 2. Spirulina, 3. Alfalfa.
Police have opened an investigation after an elderly survivor of WWII’s Leningrad siege, possibly suffering from dementia, died of a suspected heart attack in a police station. The old woman had been hauled there after stealing butter from a supermarket.
A hospital in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine was hit by artillery shelling, local authorities said. One person has been confirmed killed, with initial reports of over 15 feared dead.
Norwegian lawmakers are working on a bill to introduce a national ban on begging in the streets and even want to extend it by proposing jail for helping the homeless with money, food or shelter.
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