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Professor Stephen Cohen on Russia Ukraine Crisis "We are Well Into a Cold War"

Stephen Cohen, Professor of Russian Studies and History at New York University, disects and rebutts the US media propaganda on the conflict in Ukraine and warns of a new Cold War.

Stephen Cohen on Russia Ukraine Crisis  "We are Well Into a Cold War"

New York Times Admits It Agreed to ‘Gag Orders’ in Israel

The New York Times finally admitted, briefly and offhand, that it agreed (long ago?) to gag orders in Israeli in exchange for press credentials.

Provocation in Slavyansk proves Kiev is not willing to disarm extremists

The militants organized the provocation on the night of Sunday in Ukraine’s Slavyansk (Donetsk region). It proves the Ukrainian authorities are not willing to disarm nationalists and extremists, Russia’s foreign ministry says in a statement published on Sunday.

US fears mounting Israeli espionage

There are fears in the United States that admitting Israel into the country’s Visa Waiver Program would facilitate espionage activities by the Zionist regime in Washington.

Russia on Eastern Ukraine shooting: Kiev must fulfill Geneva de-escalation pledge

The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed outrage over the deadly gun battle on Saturday night in the protester-held city of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine. It said Kiev must deliver on its commitment to de-escalate the violence.

Irish windfarm owners were paid €10m not to produce energy

Energy suppliers paid up to €10m last year to wind-farm operators to power down, freedom of information documents reveal.

Christian Palestinians denied access to holy sites

A group has called on the Israeli courts to help them regain free access to their holy sites, which they say have been restricted throughout the years by the Israeli police, an accusation which the police denies.

Christian Palestinians 'kept' from Holy sites

None of MH370’s emergency beacons sent signals

An investigation by Malaysian authorities also shows that none of the plane’s four Emergency Beacons sent back any signals. According to their design, the Emergency Beacon should have started working if the aircraft crashed or touched water.

Violence intensifies as Syria braces for presidential vote

A string of car bombings have recently rocked pro-government districts of the country's central province of Homs, amid a crushing offensive the Syrian government troops have unleashed against a few remaining rebel-held districts in the historic quarter of Homs.

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Israel fires at farmers in south Lebanon border village

Israeli forces fired gunshots at farmers in south Lebanon over the weekend, with no causalities or injuries reported.

Israeli forces attack Palestinian worshippers in al-Aqsa

Israeli forces have once again attacked Palestinian worshippers at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Six deaths after gun attack on citizen-run Eastern Ukrainian checkpoint

Six people have been reportedly killed in a gunfight in Slavyansk, a city in eastern Ukraine held by anti-government protesters. The fatalities include four protesters and two attackers, who are believed to be from the Right Sector paramilitary.

Italy grants refugee status to Kazakh tycoon

Italy has granted political refugee status to the family of a Kazakh tycoon, who is in prison in France fighting an extradition order from Russia and Ukraine where he is wanted for massive fraud, lawyers said.

Louisville Kentucky to pay whistleblower cop $450,000

Louisville Metro Government has agreed to pay $450,000 to a former police detective who says he was demoted to patrol officer on the graveyard shift for trying to help an imprisoned woman prove her innocence on a homicide charge.

Kremlin calls on West not to treat Russia as naughty schoolchild

Kremlin called the position of the West on Ukraine a “hypocrisy fair”.

Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

US dollar dying as tensions over Ukraine heat up

The US dollar is losing its dominance on global trade amid spiraling tensions between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine, says an analyst.

Putin explains Russia's position on Ukraine

Government whistleblower Edward Snowden made an unexpected appearance at a televised question and answer session with Vladimir Putin. After answering questions about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Russian president took a recorded question from Snowden regarding whether Russia conducts electronic surveillance similar to that carried out by the National Security Agency. Putin replied that electronic surveillance is only done in accordance with the law, and mass data collection does not occur.

Putin explains Russia's position on Ukraine

Girls only! Ukraine imposes travel restrictions on Russian men

Russian men aged 16 to 60 entering Ukraine without their families will only be allowed in if they have close relatives or an invitation, according to Ukrainian officials. Previously, all Russians could travel to Ukraine with just their internal IDs.

Girls only! Ukraine imposes travel restrictions on Russian men

Female Russian journo beaten while covering chaotic base siege in Ukraine

More than ten thousand Russians have already been denied entry to Ukraine recently - including dozens of journalists covering the crisis. Two Russian journalists say they were detained and beaten by Ukrainian troops in the aftermath of protesters' attempts to seize a military base in the southern city of Mariupol.

'Beat Reporting': Female Russian journo 'kicked' over coverage of chaotic base siege in Ukraine

‘Letter to Jews’ cited by Kerry appears to be fake

A letter urging the Jews of Donetsk to get registered, which the US Secretary of State cited in Geneva, is a fake says a man whose signature appears on the communication.

Obama Says Russia Could Face Additional Sanctions Over Ukraine

The United States has not stopped considering imposing additional sanctions against Russia, President Barack Obama said while commenting on the results of four-party talks in Geneva on the Ukrainian crisis.

Europe understands there is no backtracking on Crimea according to Russia's ambassador to the EU

Europe is fully aware that there is no and there will be no backtracking on Crimea, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said on Friday.

North Carolina Trooper caught doing 80mph to get to Dunkin’ Donuts

I know it sounds like a cliché, but an investigation by ABC News 20/20 found many incidences of police driving at speeds well over the posted limit in non-emergency situations, including one where the driver was touching 80mph on a mission to get the day's supply of doughnuts.  

North Carolina Police Officers Caught Speeding (20/20 - ABC News) 10/4/2013

French bank bosses to explain 'indecent' pay

France’s economy minister, outraged by huge pay hikes the bosses of the country’s biggest banks have awarded themselves in the past year, called the chiefs to a meeting to “explain” their “indecent” pay.

Biology pupils find horse meat in test of kebab

Schoolchildren in western Germany came across horse meat while testing doner kebabs in a biology experiment. It comes a year after the horse meat scandal which showed much meat on sale in Europe had been mislabelled.

Royal Bank of Scotland 'Cleared' Of Ill-Treating Small Firms

A review ordered by the Royal Bank of Scotland has cleared the lender of fraud against small and medium-sized business customers.

Roseville, MN officers accused of savage beating of immigrant

He says he was wrestled to the ground and had a Taser used against him during a routine traffic stop in Roseville, and he's doing more than claiming the cops went too far -- he's taking them to court.

NATO Chief Rasmussen secretly taped, leaked meeting when he was Danish PM

President Vladimir Putin at the Q&A session in Moscow said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, when Danish PM, secretly taped private conversation with Putin and leaked it to the press.

Putin: NATO Chief Rasmussen secretly taped, leaked meeting when he was Danish PM

Anglo Irish Bank accused could each face five years in prison for each offence

After being found guilty of 10 counts of providing unlawful financial assistance to ten developers, former Anglo Irish Bank executives Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer will return for sentencing on 28 April.

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