Russian diplomat warns the West against using 'language of sanctions' Russia's Charge de Mission with the country's Foreign Ministry has cautioned the West against using the "language of sanctions" in his op-ed published by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper. "The fabric of the modern world is held together with the tissue of globalization, so the very idea of isolating a major state, let alone a world power, should appear nonsensical a priori to any sane man," Kirill Barsky wrote.
Authorities expand search area for missing Malaysian airliner The Malaysian authorities on Sunday expanded the search area for a missing Boeing 777-200 of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) by hundreds of kilometers west of the area where the plane disappeared from radars. So far, no traces of the missing airliner have been spotted, the Malay Mail newspaper reports, quoting a local civil aviation spokesman.
Uighurs will be first suspected of terror attack on Malasian airlines flight, if it really took place - expert
The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane disappeared early Saturday as it was carrying 227 passengers. Experts believe there are no signs of a terrorist attack on a plane. But, as Francesco Sisci, a Beijing-based journalist who writes for Asia time online and SINOGRAPH, said in an interview with the Voice of Russia, if the attack really took place, Uighurs will be the first people suspected of that.
Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Prize winner, the former US secretary of state and the former national security adviser to the US President (1969-1975), believes that Ukraine should stop making choices between the West and the East and turn into a "bridge" between them. "Internationally, they should pursue a posture comparable to that of Finland," Kissinger stressed in an article published by "The Washington Post".
The coup d'état in Ukraine and its aftermath as well all of the events leading up to it are proving even to the casual thinking observer that the western corporate controlled media has lost any semblance of even a pretense at being fair, balanced and reasonable. News is about presenting facts and those facts are important for all of us to come to conclusions or formulate an opinion. When the presentation of those facts is being done in a limited, selective and or tainted manner and/or outright fictitious information is being given in such a way as to seem credible and painting itself as truth this stifles debate and makes any dissention or wavering from the narrative seem disreputable and easy to be discounted. Sadly there is almost no alternative in the English speaking world to the state/corporate controlled media or its surrogates.
Belgium has lifted all age restrictions on euthanasia. According to the public opinion poll, 75 per cent of the Belgians support the right to die, or euthanasia. However, the above-mentioned thorny decision has caused numerous commentaries in the world. Russian officials have come up with a proposal to ban child adoption by citizens of countries where child euthanasia is permissible.
North Korea will hold elections in the 13th Supreme People's Assembly, a unicameral parliament of the country, on Sunday. Representatives of party committees, election committees at industrial enterprises and in rural co-operatives informed people in advance about significance of this event. Slogan saying "Let's hold the elections with political enthusiasm and perfect working achievements!" is heard on the radio and TV channels.
The idea of introducing genetic alterations in human cells to enable them to repel the HIV virus has been around for a long time. A new study was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, showing moderate success in the process of "gene editing" – modifying a specific gene to confer a protective function on the cells that carry the modified genetic material, The NYT writes.
American congressmen seem to be seriously interested in the idea of a space expedition in the course of which the spaceship will make flies around Venus and Mars. Several days ago, the Congress’s Committee of Science asked NASA to estimate the possibility of realization of such a flight (it is supposed that NASA would also take part in it). It is expected that the flight will start in November 2021 and will last 582 days, and that a married couple will take part in it.
Banging on drums and waving "Sayonara nukes" signs, thousands of people rallied in a Tokyo park and marched to Parliament Sunday to demand an end to nuclear power ahead of the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. Participants at the demonstration, one of several planned across cities in Japan, said they would never forget the March 11, 2011, nuclear disaster, the worst since Chernobyl.
On March 17, all New York and Boston residents of Irish descent and crowds of common revelers with varied backgrounds will march across the US cities in the St. Patrick's Day parade. Well, in fact not all of them, as sexual minorities have been banned from the celebration for decades, media report. The New York’s St. Patrick's Day is older than America itself, with the first parade dating as far back as 1762, so it seems like not much has changed since then.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this Saturday that the West is "playing with concepts" when it calls on Russia to start a dialogue with Ukraine’s new authorities. The process of the transition of power in Ukraine has not been completed yet, Lavrov believes. The new Ukrainian "government" came to power by overthrowing the old one with force, thus, Russia cannot recognize it as legitimate, the Russian Foreign Minister insists.
March 9th, 2014, marks the 80th birth anniversary of the first cosmonaut of the world Yuri Gagarin. All countries watched his space flight, and as regards his popularity, he remains unparalleled in the world. An ordinary country fellow committed a heroic deed with his 108-minute epic orbital flight on April 12, 1961, and it seemed that he had done this easily, without embarrassment and smiling charmingly at the people of the Earth from the orbit.