BBC Newsnight: Britain was considering option of training a massive, 100,000-strong army armed with high-quality weaponry in Turkey and Jordan over a 12-month period to defeat President Bashar Assad,air cover provided by Britain. The invasion was later scrapped as too risky.
Russia Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin: NATO’s newest Eastern European members are handing over their Soviet arms stockpiles to the Ukrainian army, the alliance is in danger of pouring gasoline on the flames of that country’s civil war.
Ukraine troops bemoan their poor ammunition, mold-covered loaves of bread, maps from 1985, denied food and service pay. not well-equipped, confused, sense of insecurity, hungry, doubt government to provide for those it sends to war, expected better than what they’ve been receiving.
A leaked memo attributed to RAND corporation think tank suggests Ukrainie govt should engage in all-out war in the east, shut down all communications, put citizens in internment camps, kill all who resist, martial law, strict curfew, Constitution suspended, use of non-conventional arms.
State Department spokeswoman Mari Harf: 110,000 Ukrainians who left for Russia in an attempt to save their lives probably just want to visit their relatives and then travel back, United States endorsing Petr Poroshenko's decision to resume the punitive operation in Ukraine.
Japanese cabinet to endorse “reinterpreting”country’s constitution to authorise “collective self-defence” Under pretext of coming to aid other nations, step toward ending constitutional restraints on use of military force, allow Japan to forge new military ties, wage wars of aggression in concert with its allies.
Chilean court has ruled that American military intelligence services played a role in the deaths of Horman and another American, Frank Teruggi. Horman had been investigating links between the CIA and Chile's military; days after Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power in a 1973 coup.
Locals, eyewitnesses tell of Kiev airstrikes in eastern Ukrainian towns in Lugansk Region, reports of multiple casualties
Multiple governments from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Americas are explicitly working toward a “cashless society” a world in which all payments and transactions would be conducted electronically, creating a permanent record for governments to inspect and track at will.
Seven killed, more injured in fighting between Ukrainian military and militia Wednesday in Staraya Konsrashovka, 20 km from Lugansk. Witness reports bombs dropped by Su-25 fighter jet. Attack hit residential area, widespread death, injury of civilians. Dozens of buildings completely destroyed.
The US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki: "In terms of events of what’s happening on the ground, our view is that the Ukrainian security forces' operations have been moderate and measured; they’ve been taking steps to maintain calm within their own country.
African leaders gathered for continent-wide summit voted to give themselves and allies immunity from prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide at African Court of Justice and Human Rights. Two sitting presidents one ousted president face charges in International Criminal Court.
To central bankers currency that competes with their debt based currency scheme threatens their monopoly on controlling the money supply, foment ethnic or sectarian violence playing divide and conquer in order to try to overthrow governments that does not want a central bank.
“Mainstream news coverage overlooked contradiction U.S. aid is destined for opposing sides of same conflict. In Syria, Obama administration arming opposition groups who support anti-regime position, in Iraq, the administration is taking a pro-regime position; funding, training Iraqi government forces.
“Snowden documents will be released in July. documents will be released to kickstart the war on terrorism, in Iraq, in Iran, in North Korea, in the Holy Land, across Africa, Caribbean Drug Sea, the US-Mexican border,areas of always on alert in DC, Fort Meade and Colorado Springs,”
Shocking CCTV footage has emerged of a police officer pushing over a man in a wheelchair in Indiana.
Hillary Clinton backed GMOs and Big Ag, endorsement of GMO seeds when she served as Secretary of State. Fears that current subsidies, tax breaks aren't enough,“I don’t want to see biotech or pharma companies moving out of our country simply because of some tax advantage somewhere else.
Central Bank official warns virtual and digital currencies have potential to challenge sovereignty of states, banks ability to influence price of credit for economy. Substantial threat to the country’s finances if more transactions for goods, services disappear from tax net through use of digital currencies.
An overnight curfew has been put in place in Myanmar’s second largest city following Buddhists' violence for two consecutive nights against Muslims. Tuesday, Buddhist rioters armed with sticks and knives attacked a teashop owned by a Muslim man and surrounding property in downtown Mandalay.
Kremlin: "Vladimir Putin expressed deep concern over the growing number of peaceful civilians and a sharp increase in the number of refugees from southeastern Ukraine in Russia." The government in Kiev says it is targeting armed protesters, but many civilians have been caught in the fighting.
Social activists gathered in France to protest against a 40 thousand euro fine imposed on a protester attending a mass rally. French government is employing various tactics in a bid to prevent public demonstrations against failing policies aimed at stopping raising poverty and unemployment rates.
Ukraine military allegedly carried out two airstrikes on densely-populated residential areas of Cossack settlement of Luganskaya causing numerous casualties and major devastation. Witnesses insist the airstrikes were launched by Ukraine air force, Kiev says devastation was result of shelling by protesters
Greece faces massive power cuts as unions threaten to disrupt the country's power supply in row over government plans to break up country's main electricity provider. Workers of Greece’s Public Power Corporation (PPC) said they would strike Thursday to protest privatization program by the government.
German and French leaders have urged Russia’s president to encourage pro-Moscow protesters to reach an agreement with the government in Kiev. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin expressed “deep concern” over the increasing number of civilian casualties and refugees in Ukraine’s eastern regions.
New Ukrainian defense minister has vowed to restore the country's territorial integrity, but also hold a victory parade in Crimean port city Sevastopol currently disputed by Moscow and Kiev which was annexed by Russia following a referendum in March.
n 1988 today, 290 people were killed in a US missile cruiser’s attack on an Iranian passenger plane. US government refused to admit to its crime instead keeps falsely blaming Iran for the incident. Later paid some 95 million dollars in compensation for the Iranian victims and the aircraft.
Clashes continue between Palestinians and Israeli forces following the discovery of the bodies of three missing settlers and subsequent killing of a Palestinian. Thursday, intense clashes erupted between Palestinian people and Israeli forces in Beit Hanina neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem.
US Senator John McCain presses for increased military aid to militant groups in Syria to fight a “two-front war” against both the government of President Bashar al-Assad and ISIL terrorists controlling large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. Reports show that ISIL militants were trained by the CIA.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Iraq remain an option for the United States. Takfiri militants from the ISIL have been wreaking havoc in the Iraq.
The military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has issued a stark warning to Israel, saying any “Idiotic” action against Palestinians will have grave consequences for the Tel Aviv regime. "Idiotic measures by your leaders will be enough for us to turn your localities and sites into embers."
A senior Russian human rights official has called the updated research on human rights violations in Ukraine a forced measure, and an attempt to call for action from the international community to stop the violence. This was a reaction to the current situation, and the situation in South-East of Ukraine.
The deputy head of Russia’s supreme security body says US international dominance being replaced by multiple centers of power. New power centers have appeared on the international arena, including the BRICS nations, and Russia. “This caused the West to overreact, on the verge of hysteria.
Nearly 20 percent of websites are being blocked by UK government-backed filters, prompting concerns over web censorship, according to a new service created by the Open Rights Group (ORG). The filters were introduced by internet service providers to stop children accessing online pornography.
A video has recorded a violent altercation erupting between a man on a New York City subway and police officers, who apparently arrested him for the crime of nodding off while commuting home form work, at the 57th street station stop in Manhattan in a mostly-empty carriage.
A new Russian tablet thwarts hackers by physically disconnecting communication modules and sensors on demand. The device,‘Rupad’ meant for Russian armed forces, law enforcement agencies, secret services. Can work underwater, shock resistant, extra-tough variant for combat zone available.
Saudi Arabia deployed 30,000 troops to its 800km border with Iraq following an alleged withdrawal of Iraqi border guards amid the ongoing battles against Sunni Islamist militants. Baghdad denied pulling off the guards. Deployment to protect the Sunni Islamic state against potential “terrorist threats.”
Israel is reinforcing its border with the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants and the Israel Air Force traded strikes overnight, leaving at least 15 people injured and two residential buildings in ruins. Building was used as a nursery for infants, The Jerusalem Post reported police as saying.
The village of Kondrashovka in eastern Ukraine lies devastated after shelling by Kiev troops which killed seven people. Bodies torn to pieces are strewn across the settlement and those who survived are asking: why did Kiev kill their families?
Included experts from all over the world to discuss glyphosate agreed that glyphosate is harming our ecosystem, and human life as the industrial agricultural model of farming requires ever-more herbicide use. Solutions to the prevalent use of glyphosate were also discussed.
Following a May 22nd coup in Southeast Asia’s Thailand, the new military-led government has unveiled plans to support organic agriculture and sustainable agricultural reforms. Furthermore, the new regime promises to: Invest in failing national infrastructure. Build new irrigation channels. Use media outlets to broadcast pertinent information to farmers. Prevent exploitation of labor through ending land renting schemes. Install heavier taxes for wealthy land owners and speculators that leave land unused when it was meant for agricultural use. Help farmers produce healthier products for consumer. Reducing subsidies for unwanted produce that ends up rotting in warehouses instead of allowing farmers to grow what consumers really want. The amended framework is based on the Thai King’s “New Theory” or “self-sufficiency economy,” and mirrors similar efforts found throughout the world attempting to break the back of the oppression and exploitation that results from dependence on a globalized system dominated by multinational corporate monopolies. This includes biotech monopolies over seed, and undue influence in government systems everywhere.
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