Daily Archives: April 20, 2015

No Walls To Save Eurozone From ‘Greece Amputation’ Domino Effect – Varoufakis – 20 April 2015

RT logoThose in the EU who want Greece to leave the eurozone are playing with fire, country’s Finance Minister said, claiming that no “fence” could possibly exist that would protect the union from a domino effect should Greece or any other member leave.

“Anyone who toys with the idea of cutting off bits of the eurozone, hoping the rest will survive is playing with fire,” Yanis Varoufakis told La Sexta, a Spanish TV channel. In an interview, recorded 10 days ago but broadcast on Sunday, Varoufakis warned that those in the EU who think they have been “ring-fenced” from the Greek struggle are mistaken.

“Some claim that the rest of Europe has been ring-fenced from Greece and that the ECB has tools at its disposal to amputate Greece, if need be, cauterize the wound and allow the rest of eurozone to carry on,” Varoufakis said. “I very much doubt that that is the case. Not just because of Greece but for any part of the union.”

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Russian Aarchaeologists Excavate ‘White Walls’ Of Ancient Egyptian Capital Memphis – 20 April 2015

RT logoA Russian archaeological expedition spanning more than a decade has unearthed the enclosure walls of the first capital of Egypt – the legendary city of Memphis that was the heart of Egyptian civilization for over 2,000 years.

Scientists from the Egyptology Studies Center of Russian Academy of Sciences (CESRAS) have excavated the foundation of what they believe once were huge walls that used to surround the ancient Egyptian capital currently known under its Greek name, Memphis.

The success of the Russian effort to bring to light part of the 5,200 year-old walls was confirmed by Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty.

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ActivistPost – ”Stop TTIP”: Thousands Of Activists Gather In Germany To Protest Corporate Trade Deal – 20 April 2015

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Saturday, thousands of people rallied in Germany to oppose the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a similar trade deal to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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6.8 Quake Off Taiwan Coast Prompts Tsunami Alert In Southwestern Japan – 20 April 2015

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Japan’s Miyakojima and Yaeyama areas have been placed on high alert with tsunami advisories being issued following a shallow 6.8-magnitude underwater earthquake off Taiwan’s coast. Warnings were lifted after no significant wave activity was registered.

Following the quake, Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami advisories for the Miyakojima and Yaeyama areas of Japan. While JMA issued alerts of high wave activity possibly affecting Japan’s southwestern islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that there was no threat of a tsunami.

Waves as high as one meter were expected to hit southwestern territories, Japan’s broadcaster NHK said, also warning that smaller waves could potentially strike other areas. There was no warning issued for the main Okinawa island.

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2 Militants Killed In Counter-Terror Op In Russia’s Dagestan – 20 April 2015

RT logoRussian special forces are in an “active phase” of a standoff with suspected members of an international terrorist cell, at a house in the Republic of Dagestan. Two militants have been “neutralized” after they tried, but failed, to break out.

The counter-terrorist operation in Dagestan’s Buynaksk district began at 9:00am local time on Sunday. Special force police units and an FSB task force surrounded the building where a group of armed men including, according to preliminary data, the “leaders of an international terrorist group” happened to be at the time, country’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK) said.

All civilians surrounding the residence were evacuated as authorities initiated negotiations with militants after discovering that besides a group of armed men, two women and a child were inside the house. During the tense negotiations which lasted across the day authorities offered militants to surrender, or at least release civilians to avoid any “innocent victims”.

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Steve Lendman – Israel Joins Obama’s War On Yemen – 20 April 2015

StevelendmanObama terror-bombed Yemen throughout his tenure.He murdered hundreds of noncombatant men, women and children in cold blood.

He’s at it again. He’s waging proxy war against Houthi rebels.

He’s using rogue state regional allies to do his dirty work.

They ousted illegitimately US-installed puppet Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Israel quietly joined Obama’s dirty war. On March 22, Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi accused Washington and Israel of using Takfiri extremists to stage terrorist attacks on Yemeni civilians. Continue reading

Healthy Caffeine: Study Proves Coffee Can Ward Off Breast Cancer – 20 April 2015

RT logoCoffee can be considered a healthy drink, as it can protect you from cancer, the latest Swedish study has found. It follows other research on the pros of coffee in fighting off the potentially deadly disease.

“The caffeine turns off the signal paths to breast cancer cells. This results in slower cell proliferation and increased cell death,” said Ann Rosendahl, a researcher at Lund University and co-author of the study, The Local reported.

It all began two years ago when scientists at Lund University showed that a couple of cups of coffee per day could help avoid the recurrence of breast cancer.

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Pakistani Woman Burned Alive For Leaving Home Without Permission – 20 April 2015

RT logoA Pakistani woman was burnt alive by her husband and his father because she left home without permission – the latest example of the country’s brutal “honor killings.”

Muhammad Siddique was arrested along with his father for immolating his 25-year old wife Shabana Bibi after she went to visit her sister on Friday without asking him, police reported on Sunday.

Upon her return Siddique got enraged and he and his father beat her, said her brother Muhammad Azam. They then doused her with gasoline and set her on fire. Bibi died in hospital on Saturday after suffering burns to 80 percent of her body.

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Steve Lendman – Saudis Using Banned Chemical Weapons In Yemen – 20 April 2015

StevelendmanSaudis are some of the world’s most ruthless figures. They rule with an iron fist.

They tolerate no opposition. They partner with Washington’s regional wars.

They were caught red-handed supplying Syrian takfiris with chemical weapons – used against defenseless civilians.

They’re at it again. Overnight reports indicate they attacked Yemen’s Saada province with banned chemical agents.

Toxic gas left scores of Yemeni civilians dead or injured. The exact number isn’t known so far.  Continue reading

Man Critically Injured By Baltimore Police Has Died In Hospital – 20 April 2015

RT logoA man who was injured while being arrested in Baltimore last week has died, just hours after hundreds of people rallied outside Baltimore Police Station to protest against how seriously he was injured.

Freddie Gray’s stepfather, Richard Shipley, confirmed his stepson had died. His statement was confirmed by a Shock Trauma [hospital] spokesman.

According to police, Gray was first stopped by officers at 8:39am on April 12. He then managed to run away but was caught one minute later and arrested. At 8:54am he was placed in the prisoner transport wagon and taken to the Western District police station. At 9:54am an ambulance was called to treat him.

Local broadcaster WJZ-TV said that footage of the arrest filmed on a cell phone showed that he was black, and that family members identified him as 27-year old Freddie Gray.

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