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May 12, 2015

May 12 14:59

Stocks May Be About To Fall, Caution Advised

May 12 14:56

Another bankster turns up dead; Murray Abbott washes up on Toronto beach

Keep 'em coming, boys!

May 12 14:45

Man-made global warming by co2 is a lie

we have been lied to by an elite who need to control you via new powers based on lies fear and seemingly doing the right thing to bring in sin taxation as

May 12 14:32

M6.8 - 33km SE of Ofunato, Japan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just up the coast from the ruins of Fukushima!


May 12 14:04

Michigan Voters Smash Tax Hike Referendum

Proposal 1 suffered the worst defeat Tuesday of any Michigan ballot measure since the current Constitution was adopted more than a half-century ago, as 80 percent of voters rejected the sales tax increase and road funding plan. . . .

May 12 13:44

Sales Exec Says She Was Fired for Uninstalling GPS App That Tracked Her Constantly

According to the suit, which was spotted by Ars Technica, Intermex made employees install the Xora GPS app so the company could track them at all times. Myrna Arias claims that she told her boss, John Stubits, that she was fine with the tracking while she was on duty, but opposed to it during her off hours and weekends. The suit alleges that a group of co-workers agreed with this position. After doing some research about Xora, Arias uninstalled the app in April 2014.

After researching the app and speaking with a trainer from Xora, Plaintiff and her co-workers asked whether Intermex would be monitoring their movements while off duty. Stubits admitted that employees would be monitored while off duty and bragged that he knew how fast she was driving at specific moments ever since she installed the app on her phone.

May 12 13:17

DA: No charges in Robinson shooting

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne says there will not be criminal charges brought against the Madison police officer who killed Tony Robinson.

May 12 13:11

Two Major Psy Ops Documents You Must Read

The Amerikan and global populace have no conception of the level of advanced, high-tech psychological operations they are under. The field of psy ops, which used to be a tool of governments and military strategists against rival nations has now been turned upon the masses by the emerging global government.

These psychological operations are being used on you.

May 12 12:41

Washington state limits Stingray surveillance in unanimously approved ‘pro-privacy’ law

An anti-surveillance bill that brings unprecedented restrictions to cell phone tracking technology, not unlike that achieved through devices sold as “Stingrays,” has been signed into law in Washington state.

Governor Jay Inslee, a Republican, added his signature to HB 1440 on Monday this week, authorizing a law that effective immediately requires police officers to obtain search warrants before deploying “cell site simulators,” or devices that mimic the behavior of mobile phone towers.

May 12 12:39

Trade bill fails procedural vote in Senate

The Pacific trade agreement failed its first test in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday after a key Democrat said he would vote against a procedural vote to support President Barack Obama's diplomatic pivot to Asia.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden said Tuesday that he will vote "no" in the procedural hurdle to grant the president Trade Promotion Authority—or so-called "fast-track" status for trade deals. The final vote saw 52 "yea" and 45 "nay" votes—shy of the 60 affirmatives required to pass the procedural hurdle.


May 12 12:37

The Tragic End of the Woman Bill Clinton Exploited As Poster Child for Gutting Welfare

We are approaching the 20th anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act—also called "welfare reform"—which was passed by President Clinton working with the Republican-controlled Congress.

May 12 12:37

Bermuda Bans Monsanto’s Roundup From the Island

Attention America! Your Roundup Ready diet causes cancer according to a recent study by the World Health Organization. Some nations are taking this news seriously by banning these dangerous chemicals from polluting their territory.

The small island of Bermuda, an independent British Overseas Territory, announced a ban on the importation of Monsanto’s best-selling weed killer Roundup today.

May 12 12:36

Is There Any Gold At Fort Knox? Survey Says “Highly Unlikely”

These days, the depository is the focus of much conspiratorial debate.

Some people suspect that it may now be empty.

After all, Fort Knox hasn’t been officially inspected since Sept. 23, 1974.

And even then, the “inspectors” (members of the press, actually) were only taken to the anteroom in order to photograph a handful of gold bars.

Ever since, admission to the Fort’s supposed gold deposits has been repeatedly denied.

So, is there gold at Fort Knox? Or is it all gone – lent, sent, and spent across the globe?

May 12 12:36

PSYCHOPATHS, 9/11 AND EVERLASTING WAR

The lie of 9/11 has provided the pretext for the most terrible wars on the Muslim peoples in defiance of the Nuremberg Protocols and the UN Charter.

Unless that lie is laid bare by truth, 9/11 will be seen as the crucible from which World War Three erupted. There will be no way back from the smoking ruins for those unfortunate enough who survive. The images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are there to warn us.

I cannot recall when I became certain that 19 Muslims with box cutters were NOT responsible for these events.


May 12 12:32

DEMS SINK OBAMATRADE

May 12 12:21

Non-Religious Population Is Soaring in America

The Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life is reporting, in their poll of 35,000 Americans, that during the seven years from 2007 to 2014, the numbers of religiously “Unaffiliated” were soaring, the numbers of Christians were plunging, and the numbers of adherents to non-Christian faiths were rising substantially but not nearly as much as were the numbers of “Unaffiliated.”

May 12 12:12

84% Of Banks Still Exploiting $35 Overdraft Fee

May 12 12:02

U.S. Marine Helicopter Supporting Earthquake Relief Missing in Nepal

A U.S. Marine helicopter supporting earthquake relief in Nepal was declared missing Tuesday with eight people on board, a military spokesman said.

The UH-1Y Huey with two Nepalese soldiers and six U.S. Marines on board disappeared over Charikot, Nepal, at about 10 p.m. local time (12:15 p.m. ET), said U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Army Maj. Dave Eastburn.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said the U.S. military is hopeful that the missing helicopter landed and is out of communication. A military official told NBC News there is "no indication that there was a crash" but "it is dark," so they could not immediately confirm that.


May 12 11:47

?Blazing bus blows up on Massachusetts highway, meters from traffic flow (VIDEO)

A blast has shattered a regional bus engulfed in flames on the roadside of a Massachusetts highway. However no one was hurt thanks to the driver, who was able to get all the passengers off the vehicle.

May 12 11:44

22 Very Inconvenient Climate Truths

Here are 22 good reasons not to believe the statements made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

May 12 11:42

NC County Commissioner Infuriates Muslims: "Only Christian Prayers Allowed Here"

A Lincoln County Commissioner, Carrol Mitchem, says non-Christian prayer is not welcome in Lincoln County government meetings that he is a part of and that he plans on keeping it that way.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What part of "shall make no law respecting an institution of religion" do you not get?


May 12 11:37

A Big Problem Is Brewing Behind “The Scenes:” Pentagon Admits To Prepping For Mass Civil Unrest

A new US Department of Defense (DoD) research program admits that the Pentagon has long been concerned about widespread social break down. Even more striking of an admission is the fact that they have been funding universities to create models of the dynamics, risks and tipping points that would all be part of large-scale civil unrest in the United States.

May 12 11:14

Oceana-based F/A-18F Super Hornet crashes in Arabian Gulf

A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 based at NAS Oceana, crashed at 1:30 p.m. (GMT) Tuesday after launching from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Gulf.

The two Naval Aviators on the jet were able to eject from the aircraft. They both survived the crash and were quickly recovered by search and rescue personnel from the ship. Both are being evaluated by medical personnel aboard the ship. Initial reports indicate both are conscious, alert and without serious injury.

The crash was not a result of any hostile activity, the Navy says. The cause of the crash is under investigation

May 12 11:04

Analysis Finds 50 Percent of All Fox News Statements Are FALSE

A recently released analysis by PunditFact revealed that out of every statement made by a Fox News host or guest, over half of them were completely false.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm shocked! Just shocked! I thought it would be closer to 100%! :)

May 12 10:59

US Defense Department’s Fabricated Chinese Threat

The whole world knows China threatens no other nation. Its foreign policy is polar opposite America's.

Like Russia, it deplores war. It promotes peace, stability and mutual cooperation among all nations.

It prioritizes economic growth and development. Its accomplishments over the past three and a half decades reflect one of the great success stories in modern times - enough to roil officials in Washington.

It's becoming the world's preeminent economic power by any measure. It's a powerhouse independent nation. Allied with Russia, it's a major deterrent to US global hegemony.

May 12 10:53

RECORD ANTARCTIC SEA ICE A LOGISTIC PROBLEM FOR SCIENTISTS

May 12 10:36

Younger Americans have a much better view of socialism, and worse view of capitalism, than their elders

Bernie Sanders, a Senator for Vermont and currently the only declared challenger to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is the only member of Congress to describe himself as a socialist. For much of the Cold War socialism evoked images of military parades in Moscow's Red Square, but for Sanders, and many of America's self-declared socialists, their aim isn't to bring revolution to America but to make America more like Sweden and Norway.

May 12 10:36

"We tell them 'Let us inspect your car or you'll go to jail, and we'll still inspect your car.'" LAPD Cracking Down On Car Modifications To Curb Street Racing

The sporty little car with the red paint and racing stickers was caught.

Parked beside a Granada Hills road and its handcuffed driver, the Toyota Supra sat with its big modified exhaust hanging just above the ground, like a dog with its tail between its legs.

"Remember me?" Officer Will Durr said to the driver — an embarrassed college student he'd pulled over days before in the same illegally modified car.

May 12 10:27

The War On Cash Escalates: No Cash Or Bullion Allowed In Safe Deposit Boxes

The Goal Is to Force You to Deposit Cash and Charge You Interest

Bankers in the U.S. can learn something from the Swiss. The Swiss National Bank recently implemented negative interest rates without first solving the “problem” of how to prevent cash from fleeing the banks. Predictably, depositors started doing some math.

In one example, a sizable Swiss pension fund, calculated it would save 25,000 francs for every 10 million it held in the bank by simply withdrawing those millions and taking the bales of paper francs to be kept in a vault. The vault storage fees are less expensive than the negative interest rate.

Jumping the gun on the implementation of negative rates put the Swiss banks in an awkward situation. Like all fractional reserve lenders, they don’t have anywhere near enough cash to make good on the withdrawals that may be coming.

May 12 10:16

New Study on Food Shortages Highlights Need For Local Solutions

By Kevin Samson

In a new study that surprisingly comes from the halls of establishment education, researchers pinpoint globalization as a key indicator of where food crises are likely to emerge and worsen.

The study examines 140 nations with significant populations that have become reliant on imports due to the globalization of trade...

May 12 10:09

Story Unravels: NBC News Confirms Obama Lied About Bin Laden Raid: Sources Include High Level U.S. Intelligence Officers

The Obama administration has spent the last 24 hours working to discredit the story. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said the report from Hersh was “largely a fabrication” with “too many inaccuracies.” The White House says the Hersh’s investigation is riddled with inaccuracies.

But according to NBC News, which has reportedly been conducting their own investigation for the last several years, Hersh’s claims aren’t that inaccurate after all

May 12 09:48

Douglas Carswell refuses to endorse Nigel Farage's return as Ukip leader

Douglas Carswell was asked repeatedly if he supported the decision to keep Mr Farage as leader but declined to respond directly.

May 12 09:45

Chris Christie Spent $82,000 of State Money on Snacks at NFL Games

Everybody knows Chris Christie loves football, but nobody knew just how much he loves to snack during games.
According to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis, the New Jersey governor spent $300,000 of his $360,000 state allowance over five years to buy food, alcohol and desserts, including $82,594 of taxpayer money on concessions at MetLife Stadium.

May 12 09:45

Courage Is Contagious: Manning, Snowden, Assange Stand Up for Freedom

May Day saw the Berlin unveiling of Anything To Say? , a public art project and "monument to courage" featuring life-size bronze statues of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, all of whom have "lost their freedom for the truth."

May 12 09:44

Republicans Try To Strip Predatory Lending Protections For American Troops, Again

House Republicans are again attacking measures aimed at protecting U.S. troops from predatory lending practices, two weeks after a similarGOP effort failed.

May 12 09:44

WHAT DO ISRAELIS REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE NAKBA?

What do Israelis really know about the Nakba? What do they think about the right of return of the Palestinian refugees?
De-Colonizer went out to meet and asked them…

May 12 09:44

ISRAEL AND PALESTINE AGREE: KEEP POLITICS OUT OF SOCCER

We have before us a point of agreement between Netanyahu’s Israel and the militarily vivisected area of land at times referred to as the Palestinian territories: the idea that sports and politics should not mix. Tragically—not unlike words such as “life,” “liberty,” and that whole “pursuing happiness” thing—the phrase means far less as it journeys from abstraction to reality. Israeli Football Association Chairman Ofer Eini and Chief Executive Rotem Kamer traveled to Zurich, Switzerland, last week to meet with reptilian FIFA chief (and self-described women’s soccer “godfather”) Sepp Blatter. Their mission? To change a meeting agenda item. The Palestinian Football Authority is scheduled to propose having Israel banned as a FIFA member country at the May 29 meeting of the organization’s global congress.

May 12 09:43

IN PHOTOS ~~ 10 YEARS OF BDS ~~ A JOINT CELEBRATION

On the evening of May 6th in NYC at Alwan for the Arts the space was filled to capacity with people gathered to hear Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the BDS campaign against Israel, and Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace, discuss the BDS campaign as it reaches its’ 10th anniversary. The meeting was organized by Haymarket Books.

May 12 09:38

Tories ‘at war’ with BBC? Future of state broadcaster unclear under Conservatives

Following the appointment of license-fee skeptic John Whittingdale to the cabinet on Monday, the UK’s right-wing press have sent out a flurry of front pages declaring the government is already ‘at war’ with the BBC.

Whittingdale has long been a staunch critic of the license-fee, a compulsory charge that costs television owners £145.50 per year to fund the BBC.

May 12 09:36

Pentagon report: Chinese ballistic missiles can target nearly the entirety of the US

China now has dozens of nuclear-capable missiles that could target almost the entirety of the US, according to the Department of Defense's 2015 report on the Chinese military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well then, let's not piss them off!

May 12 09:14

Ruble-yuan settlements booming, set to reshape global finance

Settlements in local currencies between Russia and China now account for 7 percent of the bilateral trade, but the potential for growth is tremendous, experts tell RT. Yuan-ruble trade in Russia has grown 700 percent in a year.

Growing cooperation between Russia and China has become one of the hottest topics in the global economy. It is signaling the emergence of a strong alliance of one the world’s richest and strongest economies, which is expected to reshape the existing western-dominated economic model.

May 12 09:12

Tories ‘tighten the noose’ of anti-trade union laws, threaten right to strike – activists

Newly promoted Tory Business Secretary Sajid Javid has unveiled plans to make it more difficult for trade unionists to take strike action. The measures will be introduced in the government’s first Queen’s Speech.

The legislation is designed to ensure strikes cannot go ahead unless they have the support of 40 percent of balloted members.

In addition to the vote share, at least 50 percent of those eligible to vote must cast their ballot for the result to be considered legitimate.

May 12 09:11

‘Broadest spying powers imaginable’: SNP MPs plan to block Tory Snoopers’ Charter

Scottish Nationalists are hoping to use their newfound parliamentary leverage to block controversial Tory plans to introduce legislation that would see the further erosion of privacy rights across the UK.

As the first days of parliament get under way, Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) MPs are planning to rail against Tory plans to revive a Data Communications Bill dubbed the Snoopers’ Charter.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon’s Westminster MPs plan to achieve this goal by lobbying moderate Tories, who previously opposed Home Secretary Theresa May’s surveillance agenda.

May 12 09:11

Winter Storm Venus Brings Heavy Snow to the Rockies and High Plains

Winter Storm Venus dumped heavy, wet snow from the Rockies to the High Plains during Mother's Day weekend 2015.

May 12 09:10

Snow storm in Dakotas breaks records

A record-breaking winter-like storm that brought heavy snow to the Dakotas could help ease dry conditions and lessen the danger of wildfires, officials said.

The storm dumped more than 8 inches of snow on southern North Dakota and more than a foot on western South Dakota's Black Hills over the weekend. It continued into Monday morning in southeastern North Dakota and north central South Dakota, with another couple of inches of snow and strong winds making travel hazardous in some areas.

May 12 09:09

Snow in Calgary: How residents are accepting the blame

Alright Calgary, it's time to fess up. Did you cause the snow to fall in May?

"My fault. Frisbee on the lawn," Tara Klager wrote in an email to the Calgary Eyeopener Monday morning.

CBC Calgary's morning radio show was blanketed with calls, emails and tweets from Calgarians admitting to embracing summer far too early.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We were stupid to listen to Al Gore!"

May 12 09:08

Snow? In May?

Heavy rain on Saturday morning gradually turned to wet, heavy snow by mid-afternoon in the Southern Hills, as a spring snowstorm dumped up to 10-inches in certain areas.

The rain and cool temperatures forced the postponement of the Great American Cleanup, which will now take place on Saturday, May 23, with signup at 8 a.m. in Centennial Park.

As the snow piled up, the planned Mother’s Day Volksmarch in Hot Springs also was postponed until May 17. Sign-up will once again take place from 8 to 11 a.m. in Centennial Park, followed by the walk through town, sponsored by the Black Hills Volkssport Association.

The snow caused minor damage to some tree limbs throughout the city.

May 12 09:04

Israelis to African Jews: “Go back to Jungle in Africa!!!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can you imagine the US corporate media reaction if anyone other than an Israeli were holding that sign?

May 12 09:01

Tories deny plan to use hate crime laws against Israel boycotters

The federal Conservatives are denying there's any basis to a CBC News story saying the government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.

But the response from the Tories appears to contradict the email comments by a public safety ministry spokeswoman, who cited Canada's hate crime laws when asked specifically by CBC News about the government's "zero tolerance" for Israel boycotters.

Following the publication of the story on Monday, Jeremy Laurin, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, said that "this story is inaccurate and ridiculous.

May 12 09:01

The EU will regulate wich seeds you are allowed to use. In your own garden!

In future farmers can only buy seeds wich are allowed by the European Union. But it does not stop there. This regulation also includes small farmers and private gardeners. Till now old varieties of seeds and rare seeds where allowed. In future you will not even forbidden to buy other sorts then the allowed seeds, it will be also forbidden to trade or even gift non allowed seeds to others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not even Hitler went THAT far!

May 12 09:00

US Government Admits Americans Have Been Overdosed on Fluoride

The US government has finally admitted they've overdosed Americans on fluoride and, for first time since 1962, are lowering its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water.

About 40 percent of American teens have dental fluorosis,4 a condition referring to changes in the appearance of tooth enamel—from chalky-looking lines and splotches to dark staining and pitting—caused by long-term ingestion of fluoride during the time teeth are forming.

In some areas, fluorosis rates are as high as 70-80 percent, with some children suffering from advanced forms.

The former recommendation called for a fluoride level of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of water. The new upper limit set by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is 0.7 mg/L, to prevent these visible signs of toxic overexposure.

May 12 08:59

White House Denies It Fabricated bin Laden Killing, Says Hersh Report "Riddled With Inaccuracies And Falsehoods"

If anyone expected the Obama administration to admit that, as Seymour Hersch alleged last night, it had openly lied and fabricated the entire account of Osama bin Laden killing - perhaps the most defining narrative of Obama's entire first term, we have some bad news: it won't.

Instead, as AP reports, the White House has decided to continue its reality challenged ways and has dismissed as "untrue" Hersh's entire 10K plus word report on what really happened in Abbattobad.

May 12 08:58

Surge In VIX Volume Reflects Huge "Interest In Owning Market Crash Protection"

"I'm not sure if it’s the biggest trade ever, but it's certainly one of them," noted Jamie Tyrrell, a VIX specialist on the CBOE floor, as Bloomberg reports almost $100 million worth of options pegged to the volatility of US equities were traded in a split second at 1216ET today. "Someone is interested in owning a lot of protection," Tyrrell added as just over 1 million contracts were traded, all told, about 54% of the total amount of index options that traded at the CBOE all day Friday. While for every buyer of VIX Calls there is a buyer, the notable push higher in volatility after this trade suggests the trades had characteristics of someone hedging stocks.

May 12 08:57

Almost Half Of US States Are Officially Broke

An Associated Press analysis of statehouse finances around the country shows that at least 22 states project shortfalls for the coming fiscal year. The deficits recall recession-era anxiety about plunging tax revenue and deep cuts to education, social services and other government-funded programs.

The sheer number of states facing budget gaps prompted Standard & Poor's Ratings Service to call the trend a sort of "early warning."

"After all, if a state is grappling with a budget deficit now, with the economic expansion approaching its sixth anniversary, what will be its condition when the next slowdown strikes?" credit analyst Gabriel Petek wrote in a recent report.

May 12 08:56

Wave of Baltimore shootings, killings continues

The increase in violence that has followed the death of Freddie Gray continued through the weekend, with four homicides reported since Saturday, according to Baltimore police.

May 12 08:52

Jets target ammunition dumps near Yemeni capital just hours before planned ceasefire: Saudi-led coalition launch airstrikes after claims rebels shot down Moroccan F-16

Saudi-led war planes have targeted ammunition dumps and military sites near the rebel-held Yemeni capital just hours before a planned humanitarian ceasefire is to get underway.

Dramatic photographs show the airstrikes destroying the weapon depots on Noqom Mountain, on Sanaa's northeastern edge, for the second day in a row.

Twin strikes in the Yemeni capital yesterday killed at least five people and wounded 20, as huge explosions sent debris crashing into a residential area at the foot of the mountain.

May 12 08:51

Senate Passes 90-0 Resolution Demanding Iran Release Americans

The Senate lent strong support today to a simply worded resolution calling on Iran to let four Americans come home.

Washington Post bureau chief Rezaian, a California native who reported from Tehran since 2008, was seized on July 22, 2014, in a raid on his home. His wife, Yeganeh Salehi, a reporter for UAE English-language newspaper The National, was also detained and released in October. Word came last month that Rezaian will go on trial for espionage charges.

Marine vet Hekmati was seized while visiting extended family for the first time in August 2011, Abedini was convicted in January 2013 for establishing Christian house churches, and Levinson went missing off the coast of Iran eight years ago while working as a private investigator. Levinson’s family later received images of him in captivity, though the Iranian government has maintained they don’t know who is holding the former FBI agent.

May 12 08:48

Down the rabbit hole: Bin Laden raid was staged after extensive Pakistan-US negotiations - report

Washington fabricated several key claims regarding the 2011 mission in which a US Navy SEAL team killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, according to legendary journalist Seymour Hersh in the latest challenge to the White House’s narrative of the raid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hersh missed the biggest fake of all in the raid. The real Osama Bin laden died in December of 2001 (and was widely reported in the foreign press). Whoever it was that was killed in the raid wasn't bin Laden, nor could pass for him, which is why the body was dumped into the ocean, and the internet flooded with poorly made fake photos trying to "prove" Obama got Osama.

May 12 08:44

Europa's shattered 'glass' surface revealed: Hints of underground ocean seen as missions to the icy moon in 2022 are drawn up

Esa has revealed a stunning picture of Jupiter’s moon Europa that makes its surface look like shattered glass.

The image reveals the icy crust of the world interspersed by cracks, which are believed to be formed by an underground ocean.

Two new upcoming missions are being planned to visit Europa, and one may even take a lander with it to analyse the surface.

May 12 08:42

European shares dive into the red as Greece warns 'we could run out of money in a couple of weeks'

Shares across Europe have dive into the red after a warning came from Greece's finance minister that the debt-laden nation could run out of money in a couple of weeks.

Yanis Varoufakis warned his country's financial situation is 'terribly urgent' after eurozone finance ministers met in Brussels yesterday to discuss the final €7.2bn tranche of Greece's €240bn European Union / International Monetary Fund bailout.

Greece is struggling to meet repayment obligations and eurozone ministers said Greece had made 'progress' but more work was needed. Earlier, Greece began the transfer of €750m in debt interest to the IMF, ahead of a deadline.

May 12 08:39

‘Govt using security to hide mismanagement, misuse of power’ - J. Kirk Wiebe

The US government is prosecuting whistleblowers for sharing information with journalists as the latest Jeffrey Sterling case shows, retired NSA analyst and whistleblower J. Kirk Wiebe,

May 12 08:34

Netanyahu’s Bolton: Terrorists may attack before Obama leaves office

ed note–remember that whenever you are listening to various persons within what we refer to as ‘Camp Neo-Con’ that what you are hearing is the voice of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is their their Don, their fearless leader and their tin god. Therefore, when they make various statements such as that coming from Bolton in this piece, we can be rest assured that they are not their statements, but rather those that have been telexed from Tel Aviv. That Netanyahu wants war, war, and more war, particularly with regards to Iran and Russia, is not a question mark, but rather an exclamation point, and all can be rest assured that sometime before the election, Netanyahu is going to cause something to go BOOM somewhere in America that will facilitate the election of a staunchly pro-Israel/pro-war/pro-Armageddon Republican who will do Bibi’s bidding.

May 12 08:34

Bill C-51 Going Gestapo on Canadians? Michael Rivero - May 11, 2015

May 12 08:29

Iran hung billionaire over $2.6b bank fraud

A billionaire businessman at the heart of a $2.6 billion state bank scam, the largest fraud case since the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, was executed Saturday, state television reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need more of that sort of thing here!

May 12 08:27

Last time Verizon owned a media company it allegedly banned its reporters from writing about certain subjects

Verizon is acquiring AOL for $4.4 billion in cash. With it, comes AOL's roster of media companies, including the Huffington Post, Engadget, and TechCrunch. But this isn't the first time Verizon has owned a media company.

Back in 2014, the cable company launched SugarString, an in-house tech blog. But as the Daily Dot's Patrick O'Neill wrote at the time, there was just one problem — it reportedly banned its reporters from covering certain topics including net neutrality and government surveillance.

May 12 08:25

German Retail Giant Removes Glyphosate (Monsanto Roundup) from 350 Stores

I recently snapped a photo from an advertising circular that was delivered to my home, proudly promoting Monsanto’s ‘probably carcinogenic’ Roundup, on sale no less, at a local hardware store. While US garden and DIY stores are still selling cancer-causing poison in a jug, a German retail giant will no longer carry glyphosate-containing products as of September 30, 2015

May 12 08:24

Netanyahu Drives Palestinians from Jerusalem – Palestinians Ordered to Destroy their Homes and Pay Thousand Dollar Fines

The Israeli authorities have issued a new raft of demolition orders to Palestinians living in occupied East Jerusalem.

On Sunday, an Israeli court approved the demolition of eight Palestinian homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Semiramis. The court said the owners must destroy the homes themselves and pay fines of 49,000 shekels ($12,667) by 1 August, Ma’an News Agency reports.

The demolition orders in Semiramis were delivered just days after Israel announced that it will build 900 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish-only colony in East Jerusalem, according to the anti-settlement group Peace Now.

May 12 08:22

NASA spacecraft shows bright spots on Ceres encompass dwarf planet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has completed its first mapping orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres and the bright spots spotted on the surface are much more numerous than first thought.

In March, as Dawn approached the planet, scientists spotted a bright spot on the surface of Ceres and more appeared as the spacecraft approached. A new animation of Dawn's first mapping orbit, 8,400 miles (13,600km) up, shows that the surface of the dwarf planet is dappled with shiny spots.

May 12 08:22

'How are they expected to live?' Judge slams theft charge for desperate dad who stole out-of-date food from Tesco

A judge has slammed prosecutors for charging a desperate dad who stole out-of-date food from Tesco with theft, asking: "How are they expected to live?"

Paul Barker, 39, and Kerry Barker, 29, were spotted on CCTV sifting through groceries at the back of a store which were destined for the bin.

The couple are down on their luck and say they have virtually no money to look after themselves or their kids.

May 12 08:20

Saudi regime plans crucifixion of dissident this Thursday

Saudi Arabia has carried out executions at an unprecedented rate since the coming to power of King Salman in 2015. On May 6th 2015, the Kingdom carried out its 79th execution of the year, and it is already close to surpassing its 2014 total of 87 executions. Human rights organization Reprieve has urged the European Union to intervene with Saudi Arabia to prevent the killings.

Commenting, Maya Foa, director of Reprieve’s death penalty team, said: “Saudi Arabia’s wave of executions since the start of this year has provoked widespread disgust. But these killings, if they are allowed to go ahead, will mark a new low. The sentencing to death of children and the elderly on blatantly political charges is inexcusable, and smacks of an attempt to silence internal dissent in the Kingdom.”

May 12 08:19

‘Anyone You See, You Shoot’: Israeli Soldiers Recall the 2014 Gaza War

“The instructions are to shoot right away,” said a first sergeant in an engineering unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). “Whoever you spot—be they armed or unarmed, no matter what. The instructions are very clear. Any person you run into, that you see with your eyes—shoot to kill. It’s an explicit instruction.”

“No incrimination process is necessary?” asked the interviewer from the Israeli veterans’ organization Breaking the Silence.

“Zero. Nothing,” the soldier replied.

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May 12 08:17

Diamond royalties a closely guarded secret in Ontario

De Beers Canada, which owns the only diamond mine in the province, paid $226 in royalties while salt netted the province $3.89 million in royalties.

The diamond royalty stirred a huge debate when the Ontario government suddenly introduced it in 2007. Then-premier Dalton McGuinty promised it would enrich all Ontarians. He promised the money would be used to hire more nurses and keep class sizes small in schools.

The real value has been a closely guarded secret, by government and the company, until the CBC-Michener-Deacon investigation.

May 12 08:16

Toshiba shares go over a cliff after probe into hidden losses

Loss-making projects from 2012 may have been swept under the carpet

May 12 08:15

Canadian mining companies banned in three Salvadorian municipalities

On March 29, Nueva Trinidad became the third municipality in El Salvador to officially declare itself a "territory free of mining" through a historic community consultation.

Canadian mining companies have had a brutal presence in El Salvador. Communities in the departments of Chalatenango and Cabañas have organized to prevent the entry of mining corporations into the municipalities.

May 12 08:11

Hillary Clinton Has 1 Day to Take a Serious Stand on One of the Biggest Corporate Trade Deals in US History

The Democratic Party is now in an all-out war over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), with labor unions, environmentalists, and other public interest groups opposed to fast tracking the deal – which would allow it to have a vote with no amendments -- battling corporations and President Obama who are for fast track. The big vote on TPP in the US Senate is on Tuesday.

One voice who has been silent in this internecine conflict is Hillary Clinton. Clinton has refused to say whether she supports granting Obama fast track authority, let alone whether she supports the overall agreement. Her campaign chairman, John Podesta, recently joked to some donors that he wishes the deal would just “go away.” She has basically one day to come out and show where she stands on this issue and influence the outcome of the vote.

May 12 08:10

Scott Walker’s foreign policy education begins w/ lesson: East Jerusalem is not occupied

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is in Israel and occupied Palestine so as to gain the foreign policy bona fides needed to run for president.

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Scott is learning how to be an obedient puppet ruler!

May 12 08:08

Rainwater collection being criminalized in U.S. to solidify total government dependence

You might be aware that it is illegal to collect rainwater on your own property in some states, but did you know that doing so could actually land you in jail? That is exactly what is happening to Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Oregon. He is now facing a 30-day jail sentence and fines of more than $1,500.

His crime? Harrington has been collecting rainwater in three reservoirs on his property, and the government doesn't like it. In Oregon, all water is considered property of the state whether it flows from the tap or falls from the sky.

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May 12 08:07

Are ISIS terrorists planning a #LondonAttack?

In a stunning display, terrorists apparently affiliated with ISIS have openly tweeted a series of threats against the city of London.

May 12 08:07

Pharmaceutical painkiller deaths drop 25% in states with medical marijuana according to study

Groundbreaking research published in the respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed new benefits to the denouement of marijuana prohibition throughout the U.S. It turns out that states where medical cannabis use is no longer a criminal offense are reporting substantially fewer deaths associated with pharmaceutical painkiller use, suggesting that more people in legalized states are turning to the safe cannabis herb for pain relief rather than Big Pharma's death pills.

May 12 08:07

75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized

Despite the insidious attempts of the corporate-controlled U.S. media to censor the stories about the deadly side effects of vaccines, the truth keeps surfacing. The latest vaccine tragedy to strike has killed two babies in La Pimienta, Mexico and sent 37 more to the hospital with serious reactions to toxic vaccine additives.

May 12 08:03

Wal-Mart Bottled Water Comes From Sacramento Municipal Supply

Wal-Mart is facing questions tonight after CBS13 learns the company draws its bottled water from a Sacramento water district during California’s drought.
According to the label, the water comes from the Sacramento Municipal Water Supply. This comes on the heels of Starbucks opting to move sourcing and production of its Ethos bottled water from California to Pennsylvania.

May 12 08:02

Vatican Bank is the main shareholder in ‘Pietro Beretta’ arms

Perhaps few people know that Pietro Beretta arms factory Ltd. (the largest arms industry in the world) and is controlled by the Holding SpA Beretta and the majority shareholder of the Beretta Holding SpA after Gussalli Ugo Beretta, is the IOR (Institute for Works of Religion [commonly known as the Vatican Bank]) private institution founded in 1942 by Pope Pius XII and headquartered in Vatican City.

May 12 07:59

Will “Vagina Voters” Devour Democracy?

“Fat-O-Sphere” author Kate Harding announced plans to “vote with my vagina” for Hillary Clinton. Harding said her voting was guided in part by her difficult menstrual cycles. I wonder who she would vote for if she was suffering from hemorrhoids. (Coincidentally, Mike Huckabee entered the presidential race last week.)

May 12 07:57

Germany is a 'true friend' for Israel

srael and Germany have a good relationship today, with close cooperation among artists, students and politicians as well. But there are more and more incidents castings shadows on this friendship.

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Certainly the younger Germans have to be wondering why they are forced to pay reparations to Israel for something that at least in theory happened long before they were born!

May 12 07:55

Sens. Paul, Wyden Both Plan Filibuster of Patriot Act Renewal

With the deadline looming for the expiration of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, nominally the basis for NSA surveillance, two senators, Rand Paul (R – KY) and Ron Wyden (D – OR), are both planning filibusters of any attempt to renew it.

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Which sounds good until you realize that NSA will continue the spying regardless of the law. Indeed making the spying illegal only serves to lull the American people into a false sense of privacy to drop their guard about protecting their business secrets from government looting.

May 12 07:55

America's New Export to the UK; Police Violence

In most domestic issues, it seems that the UK is the leader in social experimentation that will eventually find its way across the Atlantic to the United States. Finally, however, it appears that the United States has found something to export to the UK - police brutality.

Fortunately for the UK, the police brutality industry is only...

May 12 07:53

The Best of Gilad Brought To You By The ADL

The following is ADL’s collection of my most ‘inflammatory statements.’ Needless to mention that I am proud of each one of these quotes and the message they convey. I would like to thank Abe Foxman and his League for working day and night exposing the vile truth tellers and vilifying the enemies of the Empire.

May 12 07:53

Deutsche Bank Pays $2.5 Billion Fine for Interest Rate Rigging

Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay out a record $2.5 billion fine to settle U.K. and U.S. government investigations into allegations of fixing global interest rates, just months after six other banks paid out $4.3 billion on similar charges. Activists say that the banks should have faced criminal charges.

May 12 07:51

Iran MPs present bill seeking end to US threats

Iranian lawmakers presented a bill to the Majlis(parliament) presiding board on Tuesday morning which calls for halt of nuclear talks with Washington until US end its threatening rhetoric.

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Which is exactly what the warhawks want!

May 12 07:50

Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion

Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to buy AOL Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal aimed at advancing the telecom giant’s growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising.

May 12 07:42

FLASHBACK - Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government

News of Bin Laden's Death and Funeral in the Egyptian press, al-Wafd, Wednesday, December 26, 2001 Vol 15 No 4633

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If Seymour Hersh's article has re-opened a very smelly can of worms!

May 12 07:39

Obama DID NOT Kill Bin Laden!

Claiming otherwise is one of his many Big Lies. On May 1, 2011, he willfully deceived the US public saying:

May 12 07:34

In September, The UN Launches A Major Sustainable Development Agenda For The Entire Planet

The UN plans to launch a brand new plan for managing the entire globe at the Sustainable Development Summit that it will be hosting from September 25th to September 27th. Some of the biggest names on the planet, including Pope Francis, will be speaking at this summit.

May 12 07:28

Grandmother Who Made 9 Year Old Girl Run To Death Is Sentenced To Life Without Parole

A woman who forced her nine-year-old granddaughter to run until she collapsed and died has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Prosecutors had sought the death penalty for Joyce Hardin Garrard, who made Savannah Hardin sprint outside her home for hours as punishment for lying about eating chocolate.

May 12 07:26

Wyden: If Senate tries to renew NSA spying authority, I’ll filibuster

The National Security Agency's authority to collect US phone data en masse is set to expire at the end of this month, and key votes on the program in both houses of Congress are expected to come up this week. But if the bill that reaches the Senate floor is Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell'sstraight renewal of the program and doesn't include any reforms, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has said he'll filibuster it.

May 12 07:23

M7.3 - 18km SE of Kodari, Nepal

May 12 07:21

M6.3 - 33km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal

May 12 05:31

Ordering Pizza Gets High-Tech

Pizza Hut has launched a new app called the “Pizza Navigation System” that gives customers an Uber-style ability to track the location of their delivery person’s vehicle on a map relative to their home.

May 12 04:41

The end does not justify the means

Everyone dreams of a peaceful world, but regrettably there is conflict in almost every part of the world. The number of countries that do not participate in a war or a conflict is extremely rare. According to the Institute for Economics and Peace's study in August 2014, only 11 countries out of 162 were not involved in any kind of conflict. Additionally, the director of the IEP Camilla Schippa stated that peace today has been "slowly but steadily decreasing" lately in her interview to The Independent.
9/11 attacks as casus belli for invading other countries

May 12 04:37

Some questions and answers on Ukraine

Following is a collection of questions posed by westerners against the freedom fighters in Donbass and replies to typical questions levelled against Russia by those who are ignorant of the Ukraine situation.

May 12 04:29

Corbett Report Episode 305 – The Secret Life of Timothy McVeigh

TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=14714

Timothy McVeigh. We've been told so much about him, the Oklahoma City bombing, and what it meant for America. But what if it's all a lie? Join us today for this special Corbett Report podcastumentary as we examine the multiple trucks, multiple bombs, government informants, faked executions and other pieces of information suggesting that McVeigh was not a "lone wolf bomber" at all but a sheepdipped special forces operative working for the government, exactly as he claimed.

May 12 04:25

Typhoon submarine unveils secrets

Russia has been weakened a lot over the recent year. Yet, it is still capable of claiming to be one of the leading powers in the world. One reason can be found in the Russian city of Severodvinsk, the center of the Russian ship-building industry. This city is celebrated for the defense technology that was built on its docks.
Before we went on board the Typhoon submarine, there was a short message in the press about a successful missile launch from this nuclear submarine. “The nuclear submarine launched a ballistic missile from the target area of the White Sea. The missile hit the target with precision.”
The nuclear submarine missile cruiser TK-20 is the sixth (the last) of the Typhoon series that were built on Sevmash Enterprise in Severodvinsk. The TK-20 Typhoon submarine was returning from the White Sea. A group of PRAVDA.Ru journalists was the only group of web-reporters that was allowed to go onboard the sub in the city of Severodvinsk.

May 12 04:23

Saudi Arabia beheads 5 foreigners

Saudi Arabia committed another beheading on May, 6.
Five foreigners were sentenced to death for killing an Indian guard and stealing his money. Khaled Fetini and Ibrahim Nasserm were Yemeni citizens. Hassan Omar, Salem Idriss, and Abdel Wahhab Abdel Maeen were identified as migrants from Chad, Eritrea and Sudan respectively.
After the execution by beheading, corps of the foreigners were hung from a helicopter. It is intended to deter others from committing such crimes.
The foreigners were executed just a month after Amnesty International condemned the "macabre spike" in state-sanctioned killings. Amnesty's 2014 global report on the death penalty ranked Saudi Arabia among the top five executioners in the world. Saudi Arabia executed 88 in 2014, and after the recent beheading, the figure has touched 80 in 2015.

May 12 04:01

Russia to develop tracked modular robot for combat, Arctic expeditions

The United Instrument-Making Corporation integrated into Russia’s state hi-tech firm Rostec is developing a universal tracked modular robotized platform for combat, fire-extinguishing operations and Arctic expeditions, a Russian defense official said on Tuesday.
"The platform was fully designed by Russian engineers and can carry two tons of payload. It moves at a speed of 40 km/hr [25 miles per hour] and has a unique control system and dimensions allowing for its use in urban conditions," the defense official said.
The developer intends to use the URP-01G platform to produce complexes for reconnaissance and delivering strikes, protection and patrolling, vehicles for mine and obstacle clearing, radiation and chemical reconnaissance, as well as vehicles for police and Arctic expeditions.

May 12 03:56

Kremlin confirms Putin is to meet Kerry Tuesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin on tuesday will receive US Secretary of State John Kerry in southern Russia's resort city of Sochi, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.
According to the spokesman, the agenda of the talks is wide and includes mostly issues of bilateral relations. Sanctions are not on the agenda but the topic may be raised by the US side.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be present at the talks.
Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said he considers John Kerry’s decision to hold talks with Sergey Lavrov a positive step.
US State Secretary John Kerry has arrived in Sochi on Tuesday.

May 12 03:53

Russian emergencies ministry send drinking water to quake-hit Nepal

Russia’s emergencies ministry has sent 30 tonnes of bottled water to quake-hit Nepal, a ministry spokesman told TASS on Sunday.
Russian rescuers finalise work in Nepal - http://tass.ru/en/russia/793928
Nepal’s government has announced officially the search-rescue mission in the republic is over. The Russian rescuers had examined 96 buildings, worked at 59 locations, studied 109 square kilometres of territories and cleared 53,956 square metres of debris. Doctors offered assistance to almost 300 Nepalese in Kathmandu and other areas close to the capital city.
The bodies of two Russian tourists killed in a devastating quake in Nepal have been airlifted to Russia, Tass reports - http://tass.ru/en/russia/794086

May 12 01:34

Silver Could See A 40% Spike By Year-End

May 12 01:33

What’s In Store For Gold If Cash Is Outlawed?

May 11, 2015

May 11 22:09

Maduro: US Made Russia A Target Because They Are Losing Power In The World

Washington is losing its weight in the universal enclosure and this makes it target Russia and Venezuela, and also endeavor to diminish China's development, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told RT's Spanish-dialect direct in a selective meeting.

http://whatisusa.info/maduro-us-made-russia-a-target-because-they-are-...

May 11 22:01

The Greek Endgame: Time to Choose between Default and Defeat

The three institutions on which the Greek state currently depends for its fiscal survival are all adamant to force the left-led government into submission. The reasons for this are overtly political: Eurozone governments are loathe to allow Syriza to set a successful example of debtor defiance, lest anti-austerity movements elsewhere in the Eurozone periphery be emboldened to make similar demands.

May 11 21:48

The Color Revolution in Macedonia Is Underway

The diabolical plan to destabilize Macedonia by Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, the U.S. ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily, and Macedonian "social democratic" opposition leaders Zoran Zaev and Branko Crvenkovski – who could be called the "Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Petro Poroshenko of Macedonia" – has entered a critical phase with members of the supposedly disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) increasing their terrorist border incursions on Macedonian territory from Kosovo.

May 11 18:29

Police Wouldn’t Do It, So Kidnap Victim’s Family Kicked Down Door and Killed Abductor

The police simply weren’t moving fast enough for a man looking for his abducted cousin. In spite of the fact that officers had been called, they were not taking the kidnapping seriously enough for the family of the victim. That’s when they decided to find her themselves. That’s why the victim’s cousin kicked in the back door of an abandoned house where his kidnapped relative had been taken and shot and killed her kidnapper, according to law enforcement representatives in Louisiana.

May 11 18:27

CIA Agent who leaked confidential info to the New York Times and sentenced to 42 months argued he should be give then same leniency shown to former Gen. David Petraeu who disclosed classified information to his mistress and got no jail time.

Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent convicted of sharing classified information with a New York Times reporter, was sentenced today to three and a half years in prison, a significantly shorter term than had been expected.

May 11 18:26

Man takes his first selfie. Random mom thinks he aimed camera at her kids, posts his photo online, calls him a "creep," it goes viral.

A Melbourne mother, mistakenly believing that a guy was photographing her kids in a shopping centre, snapped a photo of him as he was "taking off" (also known as simply leaving a Target store).

May 11 17:52

Canada, welcome to the US-style Surveillance State

By Jon Rappoport

Obama likes to say, “We’re all in this together.” Well, our 2 populations are now together as targets of spying.

The notorious Bill C-51 to expand spying on citizens in Canada has passed the House of Commons, by a vote of 183-96. It now moves to the Senate, where passage seems inevitable...

May 11 15:58

In California, Farmers Rely on Oil Wastewater to Weather Drought

That’s where Chevron comes in. For every barrel of oil Chevron produces in its Kern River oil field, another 10 barrels of salty wastewater come up with it. So Chevron is selling about 500,000 barrels of water per day, or 21 million gallons, back to the Cawelo Water District—the local water district that delivers water to farmers within a seven-mile slice of Kern County—at an undisclosed amount, but “essentially ‘at cost,’” according to Chevron spokesman Cameron Van Ast. In a time when freshwater in the Central Valley is selling at up to 10 times the typical cost, it’s a good deal for farmers.

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Oh yeah, I can't wait to show down on California produce irrigated with carcinogenic and radioactive fracking waste! YUM

May 11 15:55

Woman fired for uninstalling app on company phone that tracked her 24 hrs a day

A California woman has sued her former employer, which fired her shortly after she disabled a GPS tracking feature on her company iPhone. The app was used to monitor employees even on their personal time, the lawsuit alleged.

May 11 15:51

LinkedIn Stock Plunges

After LinkedIn acquired the educational website, lynda.com, business projections have fallen due to some “short-term” costs, and investors aren’t happy.

May 11 15:45

US Desperate to Steer Greece Away From Russian-Turkish Pipeline Project

Greece’s Syriza government is interested in a Moscow-backed ‘Turkish Stream’ natural gas pipeline project, bringing gas from the Black Sea through Turkey and into Greece.

The U.S. has moved in to block this option, selling an alternative plan to the Greeks – a ‘Trans-Adriatic’ pipeline project, bringing Azerbaijan’s gas from the Caspian Sea before entering into Europe, possible via Greece, and eventually to Italy.

May 11 15:32

EU alarmed as deadly battle deepens Macedonia crisis

The European Union has expressed concern over the stability of Macedonia, after a battle between police and gunmen killed at least 22 people and dramatically deepened a political crisis in the ex-Yugoslav republic.

Helicopters circled and gunfire and explosions shook Kumanovo, a town near Macedonia’s border with Serbia and Kosovo, from dawn on Saturday until Sunday afternoon, when officials said “one of the most dangerous terrorists groups in the Balkans” had been subdued.

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Macedonia getting "Kieved" by the US!

May 11 15:31

Mysterious, well-trained fighters attack shopping malls and sporting events in Macedonia, leaving at least 22 dead

An armed group battling Macedonian police over the weekend aimed to destabilize the country by attacking state buildings and public areas, the prime minister said Sunday. The attacks left at least 22 people dead, a top official said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Ivo Kotevski, who gave the death toll, called the attackers in the northern town of Kumanovo “terrorists.” He said police were still searching for other bodies but did not believe anyone from the armed group was still at large.

May 11 15:31

NATO and the EU call for calm in Macedonia

NATO and the European Union have called for a return to calm in Macedonia after clashes between police and an armed group left at least 22 people dead.

As Macedonia declared two days of mourning on Sunday, both organisations warned of the danger of escalating violence in a part of the country hit by an ethnic Albanian insurgency in 2001.

"I urge everyone to exercise restraint and avoid any further escalation, in the interest of the country and the whole region," Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary-general, said in a statement.

And in a statement late on Saturday, Johannes Hahn, EU enlargement commissioner, said: "Any further escalation must be avoided, not the least in the interest of the overall stability in the country."

May 11 15:11

Canada, welcome to the US-style Surveillance State

The notorious Bill C-51 to expand spying on citizens in Canada has passed the House of Commons, by a vote of 183-96. It now moves to the Senate, where passage seems inevitable.

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