– China bans children from attending churches
(8th Sept., 2017).
The Chinese Government have banned children from attending churches in the country. This is in a bid to tighten their grip on religious activities. The new directive by the Government also prohibits children from attending religious sermons and other related activities across China. This control on churches in the country started several years ago when places of worship were told to remove crosses from their buildings in Zhejiang Province.
– How Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas are fighting not to lose blame game with Trump
(12th May, 2017).
In the fall of 2011, a group of US congressmen decided to block $200 million in State Department funding from reaching the Palestinian Authority. The money, designated for healthcare, state building efforts and food programs, was withheld to try and discourage President Mahmoud Abbas from taking his unilateral bid for statehood to the United Nations
– Netanyahu on Iran deal: ‘Let’s look forward’
(10th January, 2016).
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vehemently opposed the recently inked Iran nuclear agreement — but now he wants to make sure Iran lives up to its end of the pact.
“Now that it’s done, let’s look forward. Let’s keep Iran’s feet to the fire. Let’s make sure that they keep all their obligations under the nuclear deal. That’s the first thing,” said Netanyahu on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” in an interview aired Sunday. More Details…
– Putin Orders Russia to Stockpile Protective Equipment for Nuclear Threat
(31st October, 2015).
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his Security Council to assess Russia’s readiness to survive a nuclear, chemical or biological disaster and has told them to stockpile protective equipment if necessary.
The order was given during one of Putin’s regular meetings with the council that is made up of the heads of Russia’s intelligence, defence and law enforcement agencies. High-ranking ministers and the speaker of the Russian house of parliament are also permanent members of the group.
According to the government website, Putin told the council that it was important to review and potentially strengthen Russia’s defence protocols against “nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological threats, both in peacetime, and—God forbid, of course—in wartime. More Details…
– Russia is reviewing the ‘legality’ of Baltic states’ independence
(1st July, 2015).
Russia is going to review whether or not it was legal for the Soviet Union to recognize the Baltic states as independent nearly 25 years ago, according to a report by Interfax.
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were Soviet republics until the dissolution of the USSR back in 1991. More Details…
– US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide
(1st July, 2015).
“If we are truly created equal than truly the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” Obama said. “This ruling will strengthen all of our communities by offering to all same sex couples the dignity of marriage across this great land.” More Details…
– U.S. sending tanks and armor to Europe
(23rd June, 2015).
The U.S. military will be sending dozens of tanks, Bradley armored fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers to allied countries in the Baltics and Eastern Europe in response to Russian actions in the Ukraine, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. More Details…
– PayPal Working On ‘Natural Body Identification’ Via Implantable Microchips (24th April, 2015).
PayPal is working on a new generation of embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices that could replace passwords as a means of identification. More Details…
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– Russian ships in old Arctic NATO base set alarms bells ringing (4th April, 2015).
Russian ships docked at what was once a secret Norwegian naval base in the Arctic have prompted concern from the NATO country’s former top military leaders. More Details…
– Russia Threatens Nuclear War To Drive NATO Out Of Baltics (4th April, 2015).
Russia has threatened to use nuclear force against the United States and its allies if NATO moves more forces into the Baltic states or if attempts are made to return Crimea to Ukraine. More Details…
– Russia claims right to deploy nukes in Crimea (12th March, 2015).
Russia has the right to deploy nuclear arms in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year, a foreign ministry official said Wednesday, adding that he knew of no plans to do so. More Details…
– Countries like the UK, the USA, Germany, Japan, etc are preparing for driverless cars on their roads (7th March, 2015).
A mixture of driverless, semi-autonomous and manual cars could be on UK roads within the next ten years, according to the UK Commons Transport Committee. More Details…
– The seven ways to have a near-death experience – [A Scientific Perception] (6th March, 2015).
The mental experience of death is much broader than what’s been assumed. More Details…
– The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage (6th March, 2015).
How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?
Science is now looking to nature, however, to find the best way to store data in a way that will make it last for millions of years. More Details…
– NATO Says Russia Moving Its Weapons Systems In Crimea; Russian Cyber Threat Against US ‘Underestimated’ (4th March, 2015).
Russia is reportedly turning Crimea into a military base against NATO forces. NATO General Philip Breedlove said it was Russia’s attempt to project “power” deep in the Black Sea. More Details…
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– U.S.-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu’s planned Iran speech (1st March, 2015).
(Reuters) – Signs are growing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress against a possible nuclear deal with Iran could damage his country’s broad alliance with the United States.
– Past and present clash over same-sex marriage (21st February, 2015).
Same-sex marriage, which is legal in 37 states and Washington D.C., is creeping into the South, where opposition is its staunchest. North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida have all accepted same-sex marriage in recent months.
– NATO reports ‘large scale’ Russian air activity in European airspace (30th October, 2014).
NATO said Wednesday it had tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes “conducting significant military manoeuvres” in European airspace over the past two days.
– Vladimir Putin Threatens World War 3, Says Russia Could Invade Europe Within Two Days (19th September, 2014).
Vladimir Putin allegedly threatened World War 3 during talks about Ukraine, claiming that Russia could potentially invade and take over the capitals of many European countries within two days.