Archive for August, 2014

200 Palestinian bodies found in Tel Aviv mass graves

World Bulletin / News Desk It has been revealed that the remains of dozens of Palestinians killed during the Israeli-Arab in 1948 were found in six mass graves in the Jaffa district of Tel Aviv on Wednesday. The graves were found when ground subsided as builders carried out renovation work in the area, […]

Russia’s Putin urges talks on east Ukraine

World Bulletin / News Desk President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for meaningful talks between pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine and the Kiev government on issues including “political organisation and statehood” to protect people living there. Asked about Putin’s remarks quoted by Tass news agency, a Kremlin spokesman said the president was not […]

New eruption at Iceland volcano prompts highest aviation warning

World Bulletin / News Desk A new eruption in Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano system spewed lava more than 50 metres in the air on Sunday prompting authorities to raise their warning of the risk of ash to aviation to the highest level on Sunday. Iceland’s largest volcanic system, which cuts a 190 km long […]

Israel says shoots down drone over Golan Heights

World Bulletin / News Desk Israel’s military said it shot down a drone that flew from Syria into Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan Heights on Sunday. It was not immediately clear who dispatched the unmanned aircraft or the nature of its mission, in an area where fighting from Syria’s civil war has occasionally […]

Snowden leaks reveal US, UK spying on Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk Documents leaked by former NSA agent Edward Snowden have revealed details about US and British spying on Turkey. Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been revealing information about America’s top secret NSA intelligence gathering methods since escaping to Russia last year, told Spiegel and The Intercept that the NSA […]

Ecuador to replace the US dollar with its own digital currency

Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country. The currency is expected to start circulating in December, according to the country’s Central Bank. The […]

Monsanto has sued farmers for 16 years, never lost a case

Where is the justice? Since 1997, Monsanto has filed 145 lawsuits, or on average about 9 lawsuits every year for 16 straight years, against farmers who have “improperly reused their patented seeds.” The biotech giant hasn’t lost a single case, either. Not one. This includes when farmers tried to sue Monsanto over cross-pollination of their organic crops with GMO seed. For example, a federal court […]

President Rouhani: Iran ready to launch joint anti-terrorism campaign with EU

  “When the terrorist groups killed people in Syria, they (the terrorists) were supported by certain (western) countries but today because their (the westerners’) interests have been endangered, they have taken a different position,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja in Tehran on Sunday. “In the Islamic […]

Finland supports Iran’s N. rights

  “We are pleased with the progress made in the nuclear negotiations with Iran and will render all our support to the negotiations to reach a final deal within the agreed timeline,” Tuomioja said in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Sunday. He underlined that his country completely […]

Putin: Events in Donetsk, Luhansk result of Ukraine’s political situation

  According to the Russian leader, the acute situation in the country was discussed with the Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko during the meeting in Belarus’ capital Minsk, RIA Novosti reported. “We talked about the urgent situation in Donetsk and Luhansk, of course, we discussed it. Naturally, Russia is looking for a termination […]

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