Three years ago, Japan’s northeast coast was struck by a tsunami wave triggered by a massive 9.0-magnitude quake. The twin disaster led to a triple meltdown at the local Fukushima plant. Three years later, the region is still struggling to curb lethal radiation levels. About 267,000 people have been displaced or forced to live in makeshift houses. In his interview with Democracy Now, Japan’s prime minister at the time, Naoto Kan, has explained how he came to oppose nuclear power. Mr. Kan said that the nuclear disaster at Fukushima was “definitely the largest, most severe of all nuclear disasters, going above Chernobyl.”
One person has reportedly died and 16 have been injured after an explosion at a five-storey in New York's Upper Manhattan on Wednesday. The building reportedly caught fire and partially collapsed. There has been no indication of a terrorist attack.
At least 11 people were injured and taken to a hospital after a building exploded in New York City. An explosion was reported at an East Harlem building Wednesday morning, PIX11 reports.The explosion happened at a building on 116th Street and Park just after 9:30 a.m., according to officials. A three-alarm fire is raging atop the building.
At least 11 people have reportedly been injured after an explosion and a partial building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in New York's Upper Manhattan Wednesday, WABS reports. Harlem Hospital has one patient with heavy trauma and is expecting at least one more.
An explosion was reported at an East Harlem building Wednesday morning, PIX11 reports.The explosion happened at a building on 116th Street and Park just after 9:30 a.m., according to officials. A three-alarm fire is raging atop the building.
The European Parliament threatened Wednesday to block a landmark free trade deal between the European Union and the United States if Washington does not end its mass spying activities. Negotiators are meeting in Brussels this week for a fourth round of talks on the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), which would create the world's largest free-trade area. But the parliament would have to approve any deal for it to come into effect.
Russian investigators have opened a criminal case against Ukrainian businessman Gennadiy Balashov over calls for extremism and inciting murder. "The criminal case against Balashov has been opened under Article 280.2(1), Article 33(4) and Article 105(2)(a)(l) of the Russian Criminal Code (calls for extremism, inciting the murder of two and more persons, motivated by political and ethnic hatred or animosity)," Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax on Wednesday.
Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Phuket, hundreds of miles from its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday.
By 2050 devastating floods will occur in Europe twice as often, and the damage done by them will increase as well, Dutch climatologists say. According to the research done, economic growth and gradual climate change are promoting the intensity of dangerous hydro-meteorological phenomena, which will make it far more difficult for the Europeans to ensure protection against them.
U.S. bans satellite chip sales to Russia Crimean parliament adopts declaration of independence New push against Assad being planned Former French PM receives €100,000 for one day's work Crimean Minister Expects $5Bln in Investment from Russia Georgia eyes NATO accession, may be offered to join this year
Polling stations in the March 16 referendum in Crimea will be open between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time, Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev told reporters on Wednesday.
Just how freely can one express themselves online? As practice has shown, there are certain things to consider here, such as reactions from family and close ones, teachers, employers and the authorities. I’ve mentioned some of the cases of people’s social media activity ending up in serious consequences.
The US intends to send more F-16 fighter jets to Poland in the coming days due to development of the situation around Ukraine. Earlier, the United States sent six F-15C Eagles to enhance air mission in the Baltic states. In addition, the American destroyer USS Truxton was sent to the Black Sea.
The Crimean authorities dub as provocations reports about alleged detentions of Ukrainian reporters in the autonomy.
The US is making historic power moves of aggression in simultaneously waging three multifaceted campaigns. It is targeting Russia, Iran, and China through destabilization in Ukraine, Syria, and the South and East China Seas. In the first part of the Battlefield Eurasia we spoke about crisis in Ukraine and actions the US is taking there, as well as touched upon the Syrian conflict. Here is the second part of the US' proxy wars against Syria and China.
Here is a digest of some interesting reports for you to check out. In what is being hailed as a "historic legal challenge" to the United States government, a US court will hear for the first time from a Guantánamo detainee who claims that force-feeding at the US military prison amounts to torture. Students in Oregon are being allowed to skip fundamental classes in order to attend what he calls an "indoctrination program." According to a recently released paper by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the controversial practice of random drug testing is, at present, "underutilized" and ought to be expanded to include people of all ages in virtually all aspects of daily life. Thousands of veterans and active members of the US armed forces have filed complaints over erroneous and harassing debt collection attempts.
A US satellite company is looking for volunteers to help search for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet by scouring satellite images online. DigitalGlobe Inc. announced a crowdsourcing platform that will allow anyone to help look for the missing Boeing 777 by combing through satellite images for clues of its whereabouts.
Crimea is not concerned about the threats made by the Kiev administration not to recognize the upcoming referendum in Crimea, Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said.
President Bashar al-Assad visited displaced Syrians in the town of Adra on Wednesday, state media said, in a rare public appearance outside the heart of Damascus.
Check out some several stories worth reading. The foreign minister of Australia Julie Bishop has faced accusations that Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers is "inhumane" and "uncivilized" during a hostile BBC interview in London. This week President Obama will seek to force American businesses to pay more overtime to millions of workers, the latest move by his administration to confront corporations that have had soaring profits even as wages have stagnated. A Swedish journalist was shot dead in a daytime attack in the heart of Kabul's high-security diplomatic district, as the country braced for a spate of insurgent activity ahead of presidential elections next month. Having been freed from the notorious Angola prison in Louisiana having lived under the shadow of the death sentence for 30 years, Glenn Ford becomes one of the longest-serving death row inmates in US history to be exonerated.