Tag Archives: 16 May

TheIndependent – Co-Op Faces D-day Ahead Of AGM – 16 May 2014

The Independent

By Nick Goodway

The future of the embattled Co-operative Group will be decided tomorrow in private at its headquarters in Manchester.

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TheIndependent – Lloyds Admits Nothing’s Safe In Scotland – Jobs Or Sterling – 16 May 2014

The Independent

By Hamish MacDonnell

Customers with accounts in Scottish banks are running the risk that their money may no longer be in pounds after independence, a senior UK banker admitted yesterday.

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Source Of Fukushima’s Nagging Radioactive Leak Finally Discovered – TEPCO – 16 May 2014

RT logoThe source of the radioactive leak at the earthquake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was finally identified by the facility’s operator TEPCO to be in the primary containment vessel of reactor 3, authorities reported.

It was in January when the crew of the plant first noticed that water was leaking through to the drain on the first level of the building housing the reactor.

Engineers probed the space with a camera and found the water leakage to be near a pipe joint that connects directly to the containment vessel.

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UN Ukraine Report Shows Double Standards In Attempt To Whitewash Kiev’s Actions – Russia – 16 May 2014

RT logoMoscow has accused a UN report on violence in Ukraine’s Odessa of being purposefully blind to hard facts and simply “carrying out a political order to whitewash” the actions of the coup-appointed government in Kiev.

The Russian foreign ministry believes that the report presented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is marked by a systematic and routine ignorance of any Kiev involvement in sparking the Odessa carnage, while placing all the blame unequivocally with the pro-Russian self-defense forces. The ministry statement remarks that not a single word was said about neo-Nazi elements who engaged in setting buildings on fire with people inside, shooting dead anyone who opposed them and finishing off the wounded in plain sight.

This especially concerns the events that took place in the House of the Trade Unions on May 2.

The foreign ministry believes that such “double standards” are a clear indicator of the international organization’s mission to pander to a select side in the conflict, without any regard for hard evidence.

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GMO ‘Right To Know’ Battle Heats Up In Oregon – 16 May 2014

RT logoActivists pushing for greater disclosure on genetically modified foods in Oregon said they are working on a petition campaign to require labeling on such products, while one small community has plans to ban GMO food altogether.

Oregon Right to Know, a grassroots campaign to label foods using genetic modified organisms (GMOs), said it was actively collecting signatures to get its measure on the November ballot in Oregon. Meanwhile, the citizens of one county in the state will vote next week whether to ban modified products from their stores altogether.

“It’s going to be a major effort,” Sandeep Kaushik, spokesman for Oregon Right to Know, told Reuters. “We believe that people have a right to know what’s in the food they eat and feed their family.”

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Steve Lendman – Fake Ukrainian National Unity Talks – 16 May 2014

StevelendmanCoup-appointed prime minster Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced so-called “roundtable for national unity” talks. On Wednesday, they began in Kiev.
So-called groups with “legitimate political goals (and) no blood on their hands” were invited.
Coup-appointed officials ran things. Former presidents Leonid Kravchuk and Leonid Kuchma attended.
So did coup-friendly parliamentarians, regime vetted presidential candidates, other government officials, various coup supporters, businessmen, and hand-picked representatives of selected public and international organizations.

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The Hyper Report – 140516 – India Economy Fails – 16 May 2014

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NaturalSociety – Paul Fassa – The Dirty Details Behind the Attacks on Seralini’s Notorious GMO Rat Study – 16 May 2014

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Remember the GMO rat study finding that rats fed GMOs developed tumors and died prematurely? After Seralini’s long term toxicity study results were publicized with displays of rats showing huge tumors, a tsunami of outrage from pro-GMO related scientists got favorable mainstream media (MSM) press. The hundreds of scientists who defended Seralini’s work were ignored. Many fence sitters were left confused and willing to side with the barking dogs of the biotechnology industry.

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TheAustralian – Clive Palmer’s Side Sorry In Case Over ‘Lost’ $12M – 16 May 2014

The Australian

By HEDLEY THOMAS

CLIVE Palmer’s key lawyer, Michael Dunham, has issued a public apology in a Federal Court row that revolves around more than $12 million in missing funds belonging to a Chinese state-owned company.

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Steve Lendman – Iranian Nuclear Roulette Continues – 16 May 2014

StevelendmanLast November, Iran and P5+1 countries agreed on interim Joint Plan of Action (JPA) terms. Obama twice breached them. He did so unilaterally.
In mid-February, talks resumed. Focus is on agreeing on a comprehensive “permanent resolution” by July 20. Previous articles raised doubts.
Longstanding US policy calls for regime change. Iran’s nuclear program is entirely peaceful. No evidence suggests otherwise.
It doesn’t matter. “My goal is to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” said Obama. “All options are on the table.”

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