Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree formally recognizing Crimea as a sovereign state, following the peninsula’s declaration of independence. 96.8 percent of Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine in favor of joining Russia. move sparked angry reactions from Washington and the EU.
Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, Dr. Christina Sanchez studying anti-tumor effects of THC,main psychoactive component of cannabis, for over a decade. British scientist, Wai Liu, University of London’s St. George’s medical school. research reveals how THC has ‘potent anti-cancer activity.
“Feinstein; I'm at home there's a demonstration out front. I peek out the window, a drone is facing me. It turned around quickly and crashed. Code Pink activists group: held protest outside Feinstein’s DC home, used toy helicopter, not a drone, Feinstein now says she has serious privacy concerns about drones,
After Giving Mea Culpas for Horrible Iraq Coverage, Media Does the Exact Same Thing On Ukraine. We noted last year that – despite all of the mea culpas for horrible Iraq coverage – the American media was doing the exact same thing in Syria.
Retinal chip that let you see in the dark, memory chip, gives you perfect recall, implanted interface with Internet automatically translates a thought into online search that digests the relevant Wikipedia page and projected a summary directly into your brain. Science fiction? Perhaps not for much longer.
Ukrainian heavy military equipment, including armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles are heading towards the Russian border, while the eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk are protesting the entry of Ukrainian military hardware.
Could have more life forms invented in a lab than in nature. Unlike older science of splicing genes from different species together, synthetic biology seeks to create new organisms that do not exist on earth. First species on the planet whose parent is a computer. Synthetic vanilla: insert coded DNA into yeast.
Overall voter turnout in referendum on status of Crimea is 81,37%. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the citizens of the peninsula have been given an opportunity to freely express their will and exercise their right to self-determination. Crimea will officially introduce the ruble as a second official currency.
Venice the capital of Italian region Veneto holding referendum to form an independent republic, say Rome draining region of its wealth through taxes, want out of the euro, EU, NATO. Begin paying taxes to local authorities instead of Rome. Italian government not happy. Inspired by Scotland and Catalonia.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on United States, its Western allies to immediately get out of country by 2014 withdrawal deadline. Thousands of Afghans killed during night raids by foreign forces, CIA drone strikes. Accused US of acting like a colonial power.
The United States says it does not recognize the outcome of the referendum held in the Ukrainian region of Crimea and is preparing to impose retaliatory penalties against Russia if it annexes the strategic peninsula on the Black Sea.
FDA recently revealed proposed new food labels, still missing GMO and fluoride labeling. considering whether to allow for voluntary listing of fluoride inclusion. Currently, fluoride cannot be listed on a nutrition label even if a food maker wants to put it there. Fluoride is a dangerous neurotoxin,
Tensions mounted on the eve of a secession referendum here in Crimea as helicopter-borne Russian forces made a provocative incursion just beyond the peninsula’s regional border to seize a natural gas terminal while American and European officials prepared sanctions to impose on Moscow Monday.
Illinois doctor who had become notorious for overprescribing a powerful antipsychotic medication was paid to push the drug by its Israeli manufacturer, according government prosecutors who have settled the case out of court.
Ukrainian Parliament, Verkhovna Rada, has voted to dissolve the regional assembly representing the autonomous region of Crimea over its refusal to call off the secession referendum. Ukraine’s highest court said Crimea’s decision to hold the secession vote was unconstitutional.
China Ministry of Education announced that they do not serve GMO foods in their cafeteria, GMO foods still being served to children who attend public schools, Ministry of Finance bars GMOs.
FDA: recently-launched Zohydro fills an "important and unique niche" for treating chronic pain.First single-ingredient hydrocodone drug cleared for U.S. patients. Each extended-release pill contains up to five times more of the narcotic than previously available combination pills, such as Vicodin.
Entire US power grid could be shut down for months if nine electric substations throughout nation sabotaged. Some officials known for months, open to updating security around the plants as well as changing way electricity is delivered to Americans.
The Boycott Israel movement is developing a smart-phone application that will allow followers to avoid Israeli products. The campaign for Palestinian rights continues to gather momentum, despite Israeli accusations of anti-Semitism.
Sam Dotson, a police chief in St. Louis, has alarmed citizens after announcing his desire to deploy drones over American cities. The “unmanned aerial observation units” would be used to monitor citizens, invoked the threat of terrorism.
The European Union agreed on sanctions on Russia since the Cold War in response to the situation in Crimea, including bans on travel and asset freezes on certain people and firms. Move was stronger than many had expected, will target “an as-yet-undecided list of people and firms.
The financial world suffered another apparent suicide this week, as a New York City trader ended his life by throwing himself in front of an oncoming train. 47-year-old Edmund Reilly was struck by a Long Island Rail Road commuter train.
Australia has approved plans to buy several Triton drones to patrol the country’s borders at a cost of US$2.7 billion. The government believes the drones can help to prevent illegal immigration. Asia-Pacific tensions have stoked need for countries in the region to monitor commercial maritime interests closely.
Six Russian Sukhoi-27 fighter jets and three transport planes have been deployed at Bobruisk airfield in Belarus. Earlier this week Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko invited Russian forces to fend off potential NATO threat. Russian aircraft in Belarus will participate in a joint training exercise.
At least six Houthi fighters and two Yemeni soldiers have been killed in fighting near the capital Sana’a, tribal and security sources say, eight Houthi fighters were injured. Houthi leader condemned deadly US drone strikes in Yemen will continue to resist all types of foreign intervention.
Somali government forces with the help of African Union peacekeepers have captured several strategic towns from al-Shabab fighters in the central region of the war-ravaged country. Al-Shabab has also lost several key towns in south to government troops in the past few days.
Russia has started military exercises near Ukraine’s border as tensions escalate between Moscow and the West over the Ukrainian crisis. Russia's Defense Ministry announced that more than 8,000 of Russian troops in the regions of Rostov, Belgorod, Kursk and Tambov bordering Ukraine had begun the exercises.
sraeli warplanes have carried out fresh aerial attacks against Gaza Strip, a day after an airstrike against the enclave. At least three air raids, hit several locations. Palestinian resistance movement of Islamic Jihad responded to air raids Tuesday by a volley of rockets.
Obama promised in his 2007 campaign to label GMOs, has yet to follow through. Now, over 200 anti-GMO groups are pressuring Obama to act. 20 states considering GE labeling. FDA has ability to require food industry to label foods as genetically modified, but do not, require labeling of 3000 food ingredients.
industrial hemp in competition with petrochemical companies, textile and logging industries, pharmaceutical companies. Can be grown more easily than cotton with less water and less pesticide. Hemp isn’t marijuana; it comes from a different strain of the plant.
The Guardian: The West is planning a new push against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad through funding proxy war on the conflict-stricken country. The paper said information based on leaks from United States, Israel, Jordan and Persian Gulf Arab states.
Ukraine’s interim prime minister says the country will likely sign a long-awaited political accord with the European Union next week. Arseniy Yatsenyuk made the announcement on Wednesday, after talks with US President Barack Obama at the White House.
e United Nations says the number of civilian casualties from US drone strikes in Afghanistan has tripled in the past year. UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counterterrorism Ben Emmerson warned on Wednesday that civilian deaths resulting from US drone attacks are intensifying in Afghanistan.
Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the Russian Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Wednesday that Moscow “would respond [to the EU move] with the same measures,", if the EU decides to freeze contacts with Moscow, Russia will simply build relations elsewhere.
Chad is struggling to manage the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) as its resources are limited. The Chadian government is sheltering more than 80,000 refugees from the CAR in transit centers across the country. Many suffering severe malnutrition with no shelter.
Egypt has demolished 1,370 underground tunnels between the country and the besieged Gaza Strip. Palestinians use the underground tunnels to transfer essential supplies, including food and fuel into Gaza, which has been blockaded by Israel since 2007.
Venezuelan police clash with students during a demonstration to mark a month of anti-government protests in the country. 3,000 students marched in Caracas demand release of their peers detained during earlier protests. Students threw rocks at police, who disperse them with tear gas and water cannon.
Press TV: The European Parliament has voted to suspend certain data-sharing agreements with the United States in light of the recent espionage by Washington. Dutch MEP Sophie in 't Veld: “They have no business monitoring millions of innocent citizens like a giant peeping Tom.
White House: President will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for several million additional fast-food managers, loan officers, computer technicians and others many businesses currently classify as “executive or professional” employees to avoid paying them overtime.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel should reoccupy Gaza resume military control of the Gaza Strip after a barrage of 41 rockets was fired from the Palestinian territory. No injuries or damage were reported. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel will respond “forcefully” to the rockets.
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