: Frito-Lays SunChips have just tested positive for weed killer and GMO ingredients. The chips are marketed as a ‘healthy’ alternative to regular chips. Frito-Lay owned by Pepsi-Co one of the largest contributors to the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA), responsible for fighting GMO labeling.
"The Saudis have declared their readiness for the Israeli Air Force to overfly Saudi airspace en route to attack Iran if an attack is necessary, agreement comes with strings attached. Before Saudi Arabia will allow Israel to use its airspace Israel needs to demonstrate "some sign of progress" in ongoing peace talks on the issue of Palestinian statehood.
Alaska third state in the country to legalize recreational pot, still people in Alaskan prisons serving time for weed offenses. Alaska’s adult drug arrests: 23,000 a year. Alaska 13th in the nation for marijuana possession arrest rates.
After another fall in Ukrainian currency, the Hryvnia, minimum wage in Ukraine reached an all-time low: 1218 Hryvnia is now worth less than 43 US dollars. Bangladesh, Ghana and Zambia, people receive around 4 dollars more. African countries of Lesotho, Gambia and Chad, minimum wage as high as 51 dollars. Highest global minimum wage in Australia: 2700 dollars (a month).
Rada Deputy Ivan Vinnik said that there is no such thing as a Russian language during the commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred.
Secretary of State John Kerry sharply criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "judgment" on talks with Iran on its nuclear program. Susan Rice, President Obama's national security adviser: House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israel's prime minister — and Netanyahu's acceptance of it — have "injected a degree of partisanship" that is "destructive to the fabric of the relationship" between Israel and the U.S.
Because he can’t get Congress to approve the things that he wants to do, Barack Obama has apparently decided to rule by decree for the rest of his time in the White House.
A row between the US and Benjamin Netanyahu has deepened, with the Israeli leader accusing America and others of "giving up" on trying to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.
A majority of US Supreme Court justices appear to be supportive of an argument that Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim teenager.
DENVER – While the fight between the Islamic State and the forces arrayed against it rages in the Middle East, another brutal battle is brewing in the United States over who is winning the war. In the US these days, all issues – whatever and wherever – soon fall into the maw of the country's polarized domestic politics.
In the last two weeks, Germany and its chancellor, Angela Merkel, were at the heart of efforts to achieve a diplomatic resolution to the two crises confronting Europe – in Ukraine and Greece.
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton inherited a$6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate. agreed to raise Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2018, and passed a state lawguaranteeing equal pay for women. Between 2011 and 2015, Gov. Dayton added 172,000 new jobs, 5th-lowest unemployment rate in the country.
Rauner, who made $61 million in 2013 - or $29,000 per hour. Cutting health care benefits for homecare workers. Slashing funding for the Department of Children and Family Services. Cutting Medicaid spending by1.5 billion - including735 million in cuts to hospitals serving Medicaid patients. Increasing childcare copays for working parents. Move state employees into pension plans with lower benefits.
Rauner claims his proposal is a "turnaround budget."
Researchers at Dartmouth College found that urinary arsenic in bottle-fed babies was a lot higher than in babies, who receive natural milk from their mothers.
US-based financial company Bankrate surveyed a thousand of adult residents of the United States. The research was conducted to identify the level of financial security of citizens. The results of the study were published on the website of the company.
The Guardian published an eye-opening report about the police of Chicago. According to the newspaper, Chicago police officers, as it turns out, detain Americans at "black sites." The sites are very similar to those the CIA uses worldwide for interrogation and torture of suspected terrorists.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the largest supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This group represents large multinational corporations, many of which are registered as American, but a large percentage of their businesses and profits reside in foreign countries.
New gas dispute as Gazprom demands upfront payments; capital controls tightened, the $17.5bn IMF loan may not be enough; central bank governor faces prosecution as the economy craters. Although banks could still trade with each other, by mid-morning there were no registered trades at any rate, leaving the currency in limbo. The previous day, the central bank rate based on reported trades had fallen 11 percent against the dollar.
With the S&P 500 at all-time highs and Americans getting ready to spend more than $600 billion on Christmas, what’s not to love about the “New Economy?”
In a vote tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to reclassify the Internet as a public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Despite this change in the function of the web, no Congressional debate took place, no bills were introduced and no legislation was signed. Majority of Americans unaware that this is taking place, news networks are offering scant coverage.
Greek authorities will review and control spending in every area of government spending (e.g., education, defence, transport, local government, social benefits).” They will also “identify cost-saving measures through a thorough review of spending by every ministry.”
A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security focuses on domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists. Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.
List of products for the Central Government Procurement Center (CGPC), which is approved by the Chinese Ministry of Finance, includes over 5,000 products, 2,000 added in the last two years,almost entirely from domestic companies. Foreign brands have fallen by a third, security-related products, by half. Two years ago, Cisco Systems had 60 items on the list, now has none. Other companies products excluded from the list are Intel’s security brand McAfee, Apple, and Citrix.
"I believe that our European counterparts have a growing feeling the measures against such a great country as Russia will merely entail Russia’s retaliation, and these countermeasures have negative results not only for Cyprus, but for a number of other EU countries, too,"
"Additional sanctions remain on the table. We should be ready for any development — good or bad," European Council President Donald Tusk.
A new study out of the UK shows once again just how dangerous water fluoridation is. 98 percent of GP practices found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 percent more likely to show up in areas with, the greatest degree of water fluoridation.
Putin: “Gazprom has been fully complying with its obligations under the Ukraine gas supply contract and will continue doing that.” “The advance payment for gas supply made by the Ukrainian side will be in place for another three to four days. If there is no further prepayment, Gazprom will suspend supplies under the contract and its supplement. Of course, this could create a certain problem for [gas] transit to Europe to our European partners.”
In a letter to D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, two Republican congressmen Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chair of the appropriations subcommittee that handles D.C.’s budget, warned not to move forward with legalization in the District, claiming that to do so would be a violation of federal law.
Nestle said it would be removing ingredients such as GMO, Red 40, Yellow 5, and artificial vanillin from its chocolate in the U.S. According to the former CEO and now Chairman of the largest food product manufacturer in the world, corporations should own every drop of water on the planet — and you’re not getting any unless you pay up.
The Guardian has reported that Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.” From violations of due process to torture, the revelations raise serious concerns about the deteriorating state of freedom and justice in the United States.
Sarah Ericsson had 21st birthday party at boyfriend's house last weekend. Passers-by thought they said 'IS' - an abbreviation for Islamic State group The police paid a visit to her boyfriend's house in Karlskrona on Monday Couple were asked to remove them.
Israel will order another 14 F-35s for $110 million a piece, including logistical support, training, parts and maintenance, which appears to be a much better price than the U.S. itself has been able to manage. The 14 fighters will join an earlier order of 19 jets. An option to acquire 17 more has been secured, bringing the total to 50, which has been Israel’s goal in fielding two squadrons of 25 fighters each.
Round Up chemicals were prevalent, but so were 37 other toxic compounds – all present in both rain and air samples. Glyphosate was found in 86% of air samples, and 77% of rain samples.
falling GMO grain prices to a rising tide of public distrust of genetically modified ingredients, failing GMO traits, higher GMO seed prices, and the premium prices that people willingly pay for quality food over toxic junk, the conventional farmer is changing his tune when it comes to Big Ag practices.
Authorities in Ukraine’s south-western Ivano-Frankivsk region have opened a search for about 8,000 men who are evading conscription for military service as part of the government’s wave of mobilization.
Whatever illusions still existed regarding the possibility of using European funds for purposes outside of the straitjacket of those for which they had been earmarked — and even more that they should be placed under the Greek government’s jurisdiction — have thus been dispelled.
The Japanese JCB payment system is ready to start working with Russia’s national payment system (NPCS) by the end of 2015, according to company CEO Takashi Suetsugu.
Europe’s stock markets rose Monday in response to the four-month extension of austerity agreed Friday between the Greek government and the euro group.
Hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the Gaza Valley.
Moody’s rating agency downgraded seven Russian financial institutions - Sberbank, Bank VTB, Gazprombank, Russian Agricultural Bank, Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending, Vnesheconombank and Alfa-Bank, "follow the weakening of Russia's credit profile, as reflected by Moody's downgrade of Russia's government debt rating to Ba1 from Baa3 on February 20, 2015."
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