07 Mar 14
Ukraine ramifications: What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
the U.S. and Russia almost certainly won’t come to blows over Ukraine. But what if they did?
The Russian Perspective: "There Will Be War In Ukraine"
With Ukrainians living in the Crimea region voting to join Russia, the West calling for sanctions (well some of the West), boots still on the ground, and markets apparently of the belief that all is well in the world once again, we thought the Russian perspective on the next steps was useful...
Netanyahu: Iran's lies will be exposed when interdicted ship comes to Eilat
The world will see the Iranian leaders for the liars that they are when the captured ship Iran sent to the Gaza Strip with Syrian missiles arrives in Eilat in the coming days, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday.
The prime minister’s comments came in response to remarks Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif posted earlier in the day on his Twitter account.
Violence against women 'pandemic' in Mexico
So many teenage girls turned up dead in a vacant field on the outskirts of Mexico City that people nicknamed it the "women's dumping ground."
They began showing up in 2006, usually left among piles of garbage. Some were victims of domestic violence, others of drug gangs that have seized control of entire neighborhoods in the gritty town of Ecatepec, northeast of the capital.
The lot has since been cleared and declared an ecological reserve. But its grisly past is not forgotten and the killings have only accelerated.
EU slaps initial sanctions on Russia
The European Union suspended talks with Russia on a wide-ranging economic pact and a visa agreement Thursday in response to its military incursion into Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, threatening tougher sanctions unless Moscow swiftly defuses the crisis.
Report: Hezbollah Has Built Military Airport in Lebanon, Houses Iranian Drones
The Lebanon based Hezbollah terror group has established its own military airport in the Baalbek region of of the country, near the Syrian border, Saudi Arabian daily newspaper Al Watan reported.
Poachers targeting California's redwoods to feed drug habits
California's majestic redwood trees are in danger as poachers enter the sunshine state's national parks to steal its wood to sell for furniture.
Rangers at Redwood National and State Park are taking extreme measures to protect the massacre of the national treasures, some of which are thousands of years old.
06 Mar 14
PA Complains to UN Over Temple Mount
A statement posted on the website of the PA’s mission to the United Nations said that the PA was “particularly concerned by the increasing incursions by Israeli extremists and political leaders, including government officials, on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.”
The Obama-Netanyahu fight fizzled: what happened
Obama wants action. He wants results. He wants ‘peace’. As you’ll see in a moment, he needs ‘peace’. It doesn’t matter what kind of peace he gets. He just needs a paper to be signed.
Israel, PA Get Copies of Kerry’s Proposal
Copies of the proposal have reportedly been given to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and to chief PA negotiator Saeb Erekat. The report has not yet been confirmed by officials on either side.
Tennessee Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes North of Georgia
A Tennessee earthquake today 2014 struck north of Georgia. . The Tennessee earthquake today March 6, 2014 began in the morning hours. Damage assessment is pending.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un Reportedly Orders Execution of 33 People for Talking With Christian Missionary to Start 500 Churches
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on March 31, 2013.
North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un has reportedly ordered the execution of 33 people for converting to Christianity and receiving money from a South Korean Baptist missionary to start 500 underground churches.
CEO of Bitcoin Exchange Found Dead in Singapore
The CEO of a virtual currency exchange was found dead near her home in Singapore.
A police spokesman said Thursday that initial investigations indicated there was no suspicion of "foul play" in the Feb. 26 death, meaning officers do not suspect murder.
Mass. High Court: Subway Upskirt Photos Not Illegal
Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a man accused of secretly snapping photos up a woman’s skirt on an MBTA train did not break the law.
The State Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday dismissed charges against Michael Robertson of Andover, who was arrested in August 2010 by Transit Police.
DNC Attendees Can't Name a Single Hillary Accomplishment
Some said she had about a hundred moments of greatness when she served under President Obama - but, strangely, couldn't name a single accomplishment of hers, besides marrying Bill Clinton.
North American snow cover at 3rd-highest level on record
In only two years -- 1969 and 1978 -- was there more snow on the ground in North America in early March than there is now.
Ukraine’s Jews lambaste Putin in open letter
A highly critical open letter to Vladimir Putin by leaders of Ukraine’s Jewish communities was published on the website of Ukraine’s Vaad yesterday.
Watch Russia Today Anchor Boldly Quit Her Job on the Air: ‘I Am Proud to Be an American’
American news anchor Liz Wahl quit her job at the state-owned TV network Russia Today live on the air Wednesday, saying she is “proud to be an American” and could no longer “be a part of a network that whitewashes the actions of Putin.”
Hours ago, a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) flew over the sun's southeastern limb. Space weather around Earth is expected to remain calm for the rest of this week.
ANOTHER ASTEROID FLYBY
For the second time in as many days, an asteroid is flying through the Earth-Moon system. Yesterday, March 5th, 30-meter asteroid 2014 DX110 passed just inside the orbit of the Moon--about 0.9 lunar distances away. Today, March 6th, 10-meter asteroid 2014 EC is coming even closer--only 0.2 lunar distances. Neither space rock poses an immediate threat to Earth.
Pope Francis hints at Catholic Church rethink on gay civil unions
Pope Francis has hinted that the Catholic Church could recognise gay civil unions and called for women to have a greater role in the church in an interview that marks his first year as pontiff.
3.9-magnitude earthquake shakes near Edmond Wednesday
A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook near Edmond Wednesday, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Gulf tensions bared as three states recall Qatar envoys
Three Gulf monarchies recalled their ambassadors from Doha Wednesday in an unprecedented escalation in tension with fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member Qatar, accused of backing the widely banned Muslim Brotherhood.
Regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain said the decision was made in protest against Qatar's alleged interference in their internal affairs.
Military’s top general offers grim outlook on nation’s defense
The nation’s top military commander painted a dark picture Tuesday of future U.S. defense capabilities clouded by shrinking Pentagon budgets and adversaries’ technological advances that he said would erode American battlefield superiority.
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, provided his sobering views as part of the Quadrennial Defense Review...
Dalai Lama to lead US Senate prayers
The Dalai Lama will lead the US Senate in prayer on Thursday as the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader meets leaders of Congress, his office said.
It will mark the first time that the Dalai Lama -- whose activities overseas are strongly opposed by China -- will deliver the prayer that customarily opens each Senate session.
Crimea 'votes' to join Russia as EU leaders meet
MPs in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea region said it should become part of Russia as EU leaders arrived for an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday (6 March).
The decree by the devolved parliament said the territory and its people should “enter into the Russian Federation with the rights of a subject of the Russian Federation.”
Report: Egypt seeks Russian arms that could undermine treaty with Israel
Cairo is seeking air-defense systems such as the advanced S-300 that Syria and Iran have sought, MiG fighter jets, and Kornet antitank weapons, which could cause Israel worry, according to a Washington Institute for Near East Policy report.
Despite the fact that Egypt has maintained the peace deal with Israel since 1979, a transfer of such advanced weapons “would degrade Israel’s qualitative military edge...
05 Mar 14
What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
The chances that the U.S. and Russia will clash militarily over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine are very, very slim. Ukraine isn't a member of NATO, and President Obama isn't likely to volunteer for another war. But many of Ukraine's neighbors are NATO members, including Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. And so are the the Baltic states — Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia — further north and right on Russia's border.
‘Here I come to save the day!’
The news of Carter’s proposed Venezuela visit was only hours old when alarmed Venezuelan anti-socialists sent out an SOS: “Please, desist from your trip,” reads an open letter from Venezuelan blogger/journalist Daniel Duquenal. “You have absolutely no credibility in Venezuela…You have cursed us enough as it is. I can assure you that half of the country has no respect nor credibility for you and the other half (the Castroites) thinks you are a mere fool...
Six earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma in past day
The U.S. Geological Survey reported six earthquakes in Oklahoma during the past day, including a 3.9 magnitude near Edmond this morning.