“North Korea was today warned that it faced fresh sanctions if it went ahead with a predicted missile test in the escalating nuclear stand-off with its neighbours and their Western allies.
Following talks in London of foreign ministers from the G8 industrialised nations, Foreign Secretary William Hague said they had committed themselves to “further significant measures” if the test went ahead.”
Vladimir Putin has said a war in Korea could be more devastating than the Chernobyl disaster as Pyongyang was warned against another nuclear test.
The Russian President said he was “worried about the escalation on the Korean peninsula, because we are neighbours”.
And Mr Putin, who also praised a US decision to postpone a planned missile test as part of efforts to reduce tensions, said he feared a situation worse than that [...]
March 30, 2013 7:03AM
THE FLEXING of military muscles has spread beyond North Korea, with both Russia and China demonstrating their might to nervous neighbours.
China held a `surprise’ naval exercise in the disputed South China Sea earlier this week as Russia put on a show of its resurgent military strength in the Black Sea.
China’s activity in the disputed region involved some of its most modern warships.
An amphibious assault exercise – where [...]
America’s ‘invincible’ city brought to its knees by poverty, violence
In America’s most dangerous and poorest city, Camden, N.J., bullet holes are visible in a church’s stained glass window, crosses commemorating the murdered line the outside of city hall and the police staff is so outnumbered and outgunned, drug deals occur in the open. Rock Center’s Brian Williams visits Camden and talks to those fighting to turn around the forgotten city.
Look around the world and big risks abound. One or more countries may drop out of the eurozone. Violence may spread across the Middle East. The US Congress may yet drive the country off its fiscal cliff and into recession. An island dispute between China and its neighbours may flare up, provoking the US to intervene in the Pacific. But in my view, the single greatest risk is that [...]
I’ve been discussing stocks recently (mainly with myself :) and would like your opinion.
I believe, that in the comming economic apocalypse, most/all paper value will return to its intrinzic value (zero). We can all agree, that paper money and bonds will be worthless. What about stocks?
I believe that most stocks will crash, for three reasons: There is no actual wealth or wealth prodcution attached to the stock; the stocks are [...]
Oct 14, 2012
Syria banned Turkish passenger flights from its airspace from Sunday in a retaliatory move after Turkey confiscated a cargo of what Russia said was radar equipment en route from Moscow to Damascus last week.
The reprisal, just weeks before the annual hajj when thousands of Turkish pilgrims head to the Muslim holy places in Saudi Arabia on a route that would normally take them through Syrian airspace, [...]
A half-metre-long earthworm was found in the gutter of a house on Thursday in southwest China. Li Zhiwei, a worker from the Forestry Bureau of Binchuan County, saw the slinking worm by the gutter when he was putting out some Chinese dates to dry in the backyard.
“It looked like a snake, I looked carefully and found it was actually a huge earthworm,” said Li, who added that he decided to [...]
I normally never write anything that I cannot substantiate. However, I thought just this once I would relate something that was read to me.
My Wife reads many forums, one of which is a favourite of hers. Initially she told me of an American woman living in Greece, who used to relate the every day events in the part of Greece she lived in. This woman has since pulled her head [...]
More bad news for the European Union, as ratings giant Moody’s slaps a negative outlook on the bloc, with a possible downgrade looming.
It’s meant to reflect the troubles of it’s main budget contributor’s including Germany and France.
Meanwhile, with one eye on the troubles of its neighbours, Bulgaria has put its Euro ambitions on hold, despite finally having qualified to join.
RT’s Tesa Arcilla reports on the EU’s poorest member’s change of [...]
1,380 Britons got more than £30,000 last year
360 received more than £40,000 and a further 110 were given over £50,000
Coalition to bring in cap of £26,000 next year
‘It is disgraceful claimants are being granted homes at such a high cost to taxpayers,’ Tory Priti Patel says
Shocked: Tory Priti Patel uncovered the figures and said it is an insult to taxpayers that people get these huge sums
Almost 1,400 Britons are raking [...]
Beijing will establish a military garrison on a group of disputed islands in the South China Sea, China’s defence ministry said on Monday, a move likely to provoke further tensions with its neighbours.
The troops will operate from Sansha in the Paracel Islands, one of two archipelagos in the South China Sea that are claimed by both China and Vietnam.
The garrison, approved by the Central Military Commission, “will be responsible for the [...]
Americans may enjoy teasing and taunting their neighbours to the north but now the jokes on them.
For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American.
The net worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202 compared to the average American household’s $319,970 worth, according to data published in Canada’s Globe and Mail last month.
Quids in: For the first time in recent history, the [...]
‘Gunman executed bailiff, locksmith, new tenant and a woman’
‘Then believed to have turned the gun on himself’
Drama began at 9am when court officials arrived at Karlsruhe loft flat
Reportedly had small cache of arms and hand grenades
A siege has ended in Germany with a hostage taker and four of his captives dead.
Media reports say the armed gunman executed a bailiff, a locksmith, the new tenant of his apartment and a woman [...]
Galina Ryabkova, 30, was seen looking emotionless on surveillance video from the block of flats following the incident
Neighbours in the complex were alerted after hearing the bodies of the boys hitting the ground
The mother said she was ‘fed up with children,’ and ‘decided to get rid of them’
A mother has been arrested after allegedly throwing her two young sons to their deaths from a 15th-floor balcony because she was ‘fed [...]
European leaders are poised to announce a £600 billion deal to bail out Spain and Italy, it emerged at the G20 summit on Tuesday night.
Two rescue funds are to be used to buy the debts of the troubled economies, the cost of which have reached record highs in recent weeks.
It is hoped that the move, which represents a substantial shift in policy for Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, will send a [...]
This startling image shows a woman who beat her three-year-old son while allegedly high on ‘bath salts’ running naked through the street – moments before police used a Taser to subdue her.
Pamela McCarthy, 35, went into cardiac arrest after the struggle with state troopers outside her apartment in Munnsville, New York on Tuesday. She later died in hospital.
Neighbours had called police at 7.45 p.m. to say the woman was punching [...]
A Connecticut couple and their four children were killed
Two sisters from Texas also lost their lives
The pilot of the ill-fated flight was from the U.S. according to Nigerian officials
Flight operator Dana Air investigating cause with U.S. officials and Nigerian government
An American family of six were among those who died in the Nigerian plane crash which claimed 153 lives.
Maimuna Anyene from West Hartford, Connecticut was with her Nigerian husband Onyeke and their four young [...]
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a first-hand look Saturday at the way a warming climate is changing the Arctic, opening the region to competition for vast oil reserves.
Experts here estimate the value of the Arctic’s untapped oil alone — not including natural gas and minerals — at $900 trillion, making it a huge prize for the five countries that surround the Arctic if they can reach it.
And with [...]
Dirty clothes have a Pittsburgh-area police officer in hot water.
Rankin police Officer Jason Rocco is charged with trespassing and criminal mischief for allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s home to wash his clothes.
Rocco lives next door to the Marie Avenue, Avalon house, which is on the market to be sold.
The owner hasn’t lived there for months so found it odd that his electric bill was unusually high, WPXI reported.
The homeowner told police he [...]
Britain’s fattest teenager Georgia Davis, 19, had ‘settled night’ in hospital
It took the 30-strong team almost eight hours to get her to an ambulance
Friends leave messages of support and say she was ‘stressed’ by the ordeal
Rescuers built a bridge to carry her and had a crane ready if it was needed
A 63-stone girl who had to be rescued from her own home has been fed a diet of junk food [...]
B.C.’s Liberal government is poised to further choke off the flow of public information, this time with respect to disease outbreaks. The Animal Health Act, expected to be passed into law by month’s end, expressly over-rides B.C.’s Freedom of Information Act, duct-taping shut the mouths of any citizens – or journalists – who would publicly identify the location of an outbreak of agriculture-related disease such as the deadly bird flu.
Marco Turrini, 41, pushed 14-month-old Benedetta and Samuele, four, to their deaths after row with wife
He tried but failed to throw his wife off six-floor balcony in Brescia before leaping to his death
Father died instantly but children perished in hospital
Mother who watched in horror being treated for shock
An Italian father threw his two children to their deaths from a balcony and then leaped himself while in despair about losing his [...]
A 74-year-old Detroit grandmother is in custody for allegedly shooting and killing her teenage grandson.
West Bloomfield police are investigating the circumstances that led to the killing of 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman, which took place on Friday night in a posh, gated condo complex.
The boy called 911 to report that his grandmother had shot him multiple times and he later died in Botsford Hospital according to police.
‘All we know for sure is a [...]