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Biden to meet with Ukrainian leaders

US Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine on Monday on a two-day visit to underscore Washington’s support for Kiev amid growing tensions between the US and Russia.

Man takes hostages at bank in central Russian city

Reports say the man wants his money back after learning that the bank’s license has been revoked.

Lavrov: US should face responsibility for powers it installed in Kiev

The Russian Foreign Minister says the US should take responsibility for those whom they put in power instead issuing ultimatums to Moscow.

Thousands of Chinese spent their “best years” making Nike shoes and now have no pensions

For the past week, as many as 30,000 workers have been on strike, disrupting work at plants in the southern China that make shoes for Nike, Adidas, and Puma. Their grievances are the same as those of many workers across the country: they’ve spent decades working for manufacturing plants and now that they want to retire, they don’t have enough money.

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Elderly man calls 911 for an ambulance for his wife, cops show up first and beat him

Elbert Breshears called for an ambulance for his wife who suffers from dementia, but it was police who showed up first.

Germany should make use of shale gas: EU Energy Commissioner

EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger has urged Germany to make use of shale gas options and added that the he saw no danger of Europe's access to Russian gas falling victim to possible economic sanctions in the standoff over Ukraine.

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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