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Putin: Sanctions may benefit Russian economy but MasterCard, Visa made mistake

Economic sanctions may benefit Russia by helping de-offshorize its economy and create better conditions for doing business inside the country, President Vladimir Putin said.

Two Atlanta educators caught on video beating non-verbal, special needs students in the classroom

Two special education educators were busted for beating their non-verbal, special needs middle school students after a third, disgusted teacher planted a hidden camera to record the horrendous abuse.

US inciting civil war in Venezuela to get its oil – Bolivia’s Morales

Washington is pushing Venezuela towards a “civil war” because it wants access to the country’s rich oil reserves, Bolivian President Evo Morales has warned. The Venezuelan government has also accused the US of fomenting a coup d’état.

Welcome to Nulandistan

The media war continues to see a showdown of some kind. Does the West want to provoke Russia into a military conflict? And will Russia back down? Vladimir Suchan, Marcus Papadopoulos and Patrick Henningsen discuss.

CrossTalk: Nulandistan

Ukraine: Americans are not ready to admit they cannot run the show

As the standoff in the eastern Ukraine deteriorates into violence it's up to world powers to step in and calm things down. Despite tough talk from Washington, the US, EU, Russia and Ukraine have managed to reach a framework to peace in Geneva. But will it be enough to avert a civil war?

Americans are not ready to admit they cannot run the show

Brazil hosts meeting to craft Internet governance rules

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff took aim at US dominance of the Internet Wednesday, appealing at an international meeting for global governance that would give no state greater weight than others.

No Reason to Doubt US Running the Show in Ukraine – Lavrov

The visit of US Vice President Joseph Biden to Kiev this week and the subsequent restart of a military operation against protesters is evidence the US is controlling the actions of Ukrainian authorities, Russian Foreign Minister Segei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Police may stop drivers based only on anonymous tip, rules Supreme Court

Law enforcement officials may now stop US drivers based only on the information gleaned in an anonymous tip phoned in by a caller who dialed 911, the Supreme Court ruled in a tight decision Tuesday.

Washington using Ukraine as pawn in its big geopolitical game — Russian politician

"What matters for Washington is not Ukraine, but the advantage it could derive for its own interests from the crisis,” President of the Russian International Affairs Council Igor Ivanov said.

Little Boy Faces Two Felony Charges

Edward Hart, 8, faces two felony counts after an altercation with police and damage done inside a police vehicle, according to court documents.

NYPD's Twitter Outreach Backfires in Most Predictable Way Possible

The NYPD took a stab at some Twitter outreach Tuesday afternoon with this call for photos of citizens and their friendly neighborhood cops.

US State Dept publishes 'evidence' of Russian 'involvement' in Ukraine

Pictures, according to the US State Department, prove Russian involvement in eastern Ukraine. The 'evidence' as the State Department calls them, show people taking part in seizures of admin buildings in the region. These same individuals were involved in operations in Georgia in 2008, according to the State Department whose spokeswoman Jen Psaki came under fire over those photos during her last briefing. 

Picture Perfect? US State Dept publishes 'evidence' of Russian 'involvement' in Ukraine

Italy's biggest banks sign loan deal with US firm

Italy's two biggest banks, Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit, have signed a deal with US private equity firm KKR and restructuring adviser Alvarez & Marsal to create a vehicle for restructured loans, a statement said on Tuesday.

Cold War 2.0 and the Threat of Nuclear Warfare

The rhetoric that has been spewed in recent years about nuclear disarmament is, of course, was always just that: rhetoric. The US government has never seriously considered giving up its nuclear stockpile, or even renouncing a first-use nuclear doctrine.

As Dr. Yuki Tanaka of Hiroshima University explains, the Obama administration has not simply continued the aggressive Bush-era stance on America's nuclear arsenal, but actually extended it.

Cold War 2.0 and the Threat of Nuclear Warfare - GRTV Backgrounder

Officer from Green Bay, WI under investigation for conduct during arrest

Cell phone video involving Green Bay police is making the rounds on social media. Now a police lieutenant tells FOX 11 the department is investigating whether one of its officers acted inappropriately.

Air Force Captain's encounter with Monterey County deputies puts his career in jeapordy

U.S. Air Force Capt. Nicolas Aquino was tackled and handcuffed at his own house in Carmel because a Monterey County sheriff's deputy thought he was a burglar. Now, Aquino is being charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.

Ukraine: Photos show undercover Russian troops

Do a series of photos of gun-toting men wearing green uniforms prove Russian forces are operating in eastern Ukraine?

U.S. warns against disbanding Palestinian National Authority

The United States on Monday warned the Palestinians against moving to disband their transitional authority, saying the step will have "very serious implications" for bilateral relationship.

Kentucky prison doctor fired after inmate starves to death

The death by starvation of a Kentucky prison inmate has cost a doctor and at least two other officials their jobs after it was determined that sufficient medical treatment may have been able to save the man, according to a new report.

Confronting Both Russia and China 'Strategic Mistake' for US – Russian Lawmaker

The United States runs the risk of making a huge foreign policy blunder by simultaneously antagonizing two major world powers, Russia and China, a senior Russian lawmaker wrote on Twitter Monday.

Stowaway: San Jose airport security scrutinized after boy's flight to Maui in plane's wheel well

Authorities say a 16-year-old Santa Clara boy is "lucky to be alive" after he ran away from home, clandestinely scaled a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport, and hid inside the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii in a case that has shone a harsh spotlight on airport security beyond the terminals.

Police officer trips, pushes students after soccer match; police investigating

Vandegrift High School won their first soccer state championship Saturday. If you look at the video attached with this story, you can see what appears to be a uniformed Georgetown police officer tripping and pushing students as they rush onto the field after the win.

Officer trips, pushes students after soccer match; police investigating

Lavrov: It’s impossible to isolate Russia

"Isolation has never done anyone any good," Russia's minister of foreign affairs said

Biden to meet with Ukrainian leaders

US Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine on Monday on a two-day visit to underscore Washington’s support for Kiev amid growing tensions between the US and Russia.

Lavrov: US should face responsibility for powers it installed in Kiev

The Russian Foreign Minister says the US should take responsibility for those whom they put in power instead issuing ultimatums to Moscow.

Elderly man calls 911 for an ambulance for his wife, cops show up first and beat him

Elbert Breshears called for an ambulance for his wife who suffers from dementia, but it was police who showed up first.

New York Times Admits It Agreed to ‘Gag Orders’ in Israel

The New York Times finally admitted, briefly and offhand, that it agreed (long ago?) to gag orders in Israeli in exchange for press credentials.

US fears mounting Israeli espionage

There are fears in the United States that admitting Israel into the country’s Visa Waiver Program would facilitate espionage activities by the Zionist regime in Washington.

Louisville Kentucky to pay whistleblower cop $450,000

Louisville Metro Government has agreed to pay $450,000 to a former police detective who says he was demoted to patrol officer on the graveyard shift for trying to help an imprisoned woman prove her innocence on a homicide charge.

Kremlin calls on West not to treat Russia as naughty schoolchild

Kremlin called the position of the West on Ukraine a “hypocrisy fair”.

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