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Feb 24 10:31

Speaker of Right Sector Predicts a Military Coup in Ukraine

A speaker for the Right Sector (RS), Artem Skoropadsky, has predicted a coup in Ukraine, and threatened to put tanks in the center of Kiev. He wrote this on his page on Facebook. According to him, the coup will be performed by fighters and volunteers returning from the front and fighters of the Right sector, Azov and OUN.
Kherson "Self-Defense" Openly Calls for the Introduction of Nazism in Ukraine: The terrorist organization "self-defense", established by the government junta, operates in every city of Ukraine; they are also in Kherson. Material that openly called for the introduction in Ukraine of Nazism was posted on the official page of the organization on Facebook. Some Kherson websites even dared to talk about this outrageous fact. Then "self-defense" deleted the post from their account, but screenshots of the material were taken, confirming the existence of fascism. http://www.fort-russ.com/2016/02/kherson-self-defense-openly-calls-for...

Feb 24 10:28

MORE U.S. TROOPS KILLED BY HALLIBURTON THAN BY IRAQIS

The U.S. government, from Dick Cheney to Hillary Clinton, told blatant lies about the Iraqi government creating chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons in 2002, despite having been informed of the fact that Iraq was doing no such thing. U.S. leaders lied about ties between Iraq and terrorists that they also knew did not exist. Then the U.S. military attacked and invaded Iraq, in the process heavily bombing old sites of Iraqi chemical weapons from the 1980s, many of those weapons having been provided by the United States. In large part because of the U.S. origin of the old Iraqi chemical weapons, the U.S. kept quiet about them during the new war. Another reason for the official silence was that, during the 2003 U.S. destruction of Iraq, many of those old weapons were seized by fledgling terrorist groups. The war had done exactly what it had been justified as being needed to prevent; it had given WMDs to terrorists.

Feb 24 10:24

Abe Ignores Obama's Advice Not to Visit Putin

U.S. President Barack Obama urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to cancel his trip to Russia in May, but Abe refused to follow the advice, reported Kyodo agency, citing other sources. According to the agency, a telephone conversation between Obama and Abe took place on February 9. "Now is not a good time", — quotes RIA Novosti the words of Obama, who had advised Abe to postpone the visit to Russia. Sources claim that the Japanese Prime Minister did not budge and the conversation did not bring the desired result.

Feb 24 10:16

COURT ORDERS JOHNSON & JOHNSON TO PAY $72M IN TALCUM POWDER OVARIAN CANCER CASE

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company's talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades.

Feb 24 10:11

Fuel has gotten so cheap that ships are now choosing to take the long way around Africa rather then pay the fees to transit the Suez Canal.

The Panama and Suez canals could be the next institutions to be affected by the ongoing crisis in the container shipping industry, according to new analysis from Africa ports analyst and monitoring service portoverview.com

Feb 24 10:10

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled that citizens don’t have a First Amendment right to take cellphone videos of police unless they are challenging or criticizing the police conduct

U.S. District Judge Mark Kearney ruled (PDF) on Feb. 19 in consolidated cases involving Richard Fields and Amanda Geraci, the Legal Intelligencer (sub. req.) reports. Fields, a Temple University student, took a cellphone photo of about 20 police officers standing outside a house party because he thought it would be an interesting picture. Geraci, a trained legal observer, tried to move closer to see and possibly record an arrest during a protest of hydraulic fracturing.

Feb 24 10:05

Serbian authorities conceal agreements with NATO

The Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic signed an agreement on diplomatic immunity for the NATO representatives and logistic support in the territory of the Republic. "This document allows the NATO members to obtain support of the Serbian authorities on transportation, technical aid, and provision of the NATO military with goods and services. While these are Serbian authorities who bear all the costs, and NATO is absolved of all responsibility for damaging Serbia, including death of the civilians", the expert pointed out. It is not the first agreement the country's authorities have signed. Negotiations with the NATO were started just after Slobodan Milosevic had been dethroned in 2000. First of all, they agreed upon the usage of airports, sea bays, roads and railroads, information and communication systems. The agreement was signed secretly by the Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic in 2005. In 2006 the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian government signed 3 agreements with the US.

Feb 24 10:00

RUSSIA INCREASES GOLD RESERVES ANOTHER 700,000 OUNCES

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation added 700,000 ounces (21.77 tonnes) of gold to its reserves in January.

Feb 24 09:50

Kim Jong-Un promises US vendetta

According to the statement, first target will be the Presidential palace "Blue House" in Seoul, where "plots are woven in order to exacerbate confrontation with compatriots in the north". The secondary targets are the American bases in the Asian-Pacific Region, as well as on the US mainland.

Feb 24 09:48

Swedish teen rescued from Islamic State

Kurdish special forces have rescued a sixteen-year-old Swedish girl who ran away without her parents' knowledge last year to join Islamic State. The girl's parents and the Swedish authorities had called on the Kurds to rescue her from where she was being held near Mosul in northern Iraq. She claimed that she had been misled after traveling to Syria in June 2015 with another Swedish national, 19 years old, allegedly her boyfriend at the time. She is currently in Irbil and is being treated by Kurdish forces. It is believed that there were at least three hundred Swedes manning terrorist forces of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Around 50 have been killed in combat, and one hundred have returned home.

Feb 24 09:42

N. Korea pledges attack on US mainland if 'high-density strike’ military drills go ahead

North Korea has threatened to attack South Korea and the United States if the two allies conduct joint drills in March. Pyongyang says the exercises are preparations for war and says it will retaliate.

"All the powerful strategic and tactical strike means of our revolutionary armed forces will go into preemptive and just operation to beat back the enemy forces to the last man if there is a slight sign of their special operation forces and equipment moving to carry out the so-called 'beheading operation' and 'high-density strike,'" the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army said in a statement carried by state media, according to Reuters.

Pyongyang says its first targets would be South Korea’s presidential Blue House, while secondary targets would include US military bases in Asia and on the US mainland. There are approximately 28,500 US troops stationed in South Korea.

Feb 24 09:38

US expert: Russian-US relations will not change only because of changing leadership

Talking about 2016 presidential election in the United State, Executive Director of the Center for the National Interest Paul Sanders said he finds it "very unpredictable." "I think that at this point certainly we could have a Democratic president, which would in that case almost certainly be Hillary Clinton," he said at the meeting with Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee chairman Konstantin Kosachev. "But we also could have a Republican president because (former) Secretary Clinton is not universally popular," he noted adding that "it’s much more difficult to predict on the Republican side who the nominee will be although Mr Trump has a certainly increasing and strong position."

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