Month: June 2013

Key US-EU trade pact under threat after more NSA spying allegations

Reports in Der Spiegel that US agencies bugged European council building ‘reminiscent of cold war’, says German minister Ian Traynor in Brussels, Louise Osborne in Berlin and Jamie Doward guardian.co.uk,  Sunday 30 June 2013 08.39 EDT The Justus Lipsius building in Brussels, home of the  EU council – and subject to a US survellance programme, according…

Monsanto’s unapproved GMO wheat, which made its way onto an Oregon field and is feared to have contaminated US wheat supplies, was stored at a US government-controlled facility until at least late 2011.

Monsanto unapproved GMO wheat govt-stored up to 2011     Published time: June 30, 2013 10:40                                                                             AFP Photo / Jean-Francois Monier Monsanto’s unapproved GMO wheat, which made its way onto an Oregon field and is feared to have contaminated US wheat supplies, was stored at a US government-controlled facility until at least late 2011. The…

Arrested Vatican monsignor felt he could act with impunity-judge

Source: Reuters – Sun, 30 Jun 2013 01:19 PM Author: Reuters A Swiss guard walks in a hall leading to the Pope’s library at the Vatican May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile        * Scarano had vast amounts of money at disposal -judicial document * Prelate had close connections to Vatican bank * Poses first…

Europe Furious over NSA Spying on EU Facilities : ” The US, he added, once the land of the free, “is suffering from a security syndrome,”

‘Out of Control’ By Claus Hecking and Stefan Schultz Senior European Union officials are outraged by revelations that the US spied on EU representations in Washington and New York. Some have called for a suspension of talks on the trans-Atlantic free trade agreement. Europeans are furious. Revelations that the US intelligence service National Security Agency…

Atlas of Prejudices

Each person has a different way of looking at the world, but these views are often bundled in the form of prejudices. In his new book, “Atlas of Prejudice,” recently published in Germany, Bulgarian designer Yanko Tsvetskov, 38, has created satirical maps based on national and historical clichés. In Germany, the book has been published…

Attacks from America: NSA Spied on European Union Offices

SPIEGEL ONLINE 06/29/2013 11:21 PM By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Fidelius Schmid and Holger Stark America’s NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the European Union with its spying activities. According to SPIEGEL information, the US placed bugs in the EU representation in Washington and infiltrated its computer network. Cyber attacks were also perpetrated against Brussels in New York…

EU officials ‘targeted’ in US spying programme

30  Jun   2013 BERLIN (AFP) The European Union was one of the “targets” of Washington’s huge Internet spy programme, with bugs hidden in EU offices in Brussels and the United States, German weekly Der Spiegel said in an edition to be published Sunday. The magazine said the claims were based on confidential documents it was partly…

Paper: NSA gets data from UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France

  Sunday, 30 June 2013 The NSA has been working with at least seven European other countries to collect personal communications data, according to Wayne Madsen, a former NSA contractor who has come forward because he does not think the public should not be “kept in the dark.” According to Madsen, Denmark, the Netherlands, France,…

U.S. approves a horse slaughterhouse, sees two more plants

Source: Reuters – Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:08 AM Author: Reuters   * Animal welfare groups say they will sue to prevent slaughter * Congress may vote soon on whether to reinstate slaughter ban WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – A New Mexico meat plant received federal approval on Friday to slaughter horses for meat, a…

Poor English saved Japanese bankers during 2008 crisis: Aso

Politics Jun. 29, 2013 – 03:00PM JST TOKYO  — Japan’s banks emerged from the 2008 global credit crisis largely unscathed because senior employees did not speak English well enough to have got them into trouble, Finance Minister Taro Aso says. Aso, who also serves as deputy prime minister, said bankers in Japan had not been…

Chinese wind-turbine firm charged with stealing US trade secrets

Sinovel Wind Group accused of illegally downloading software from former supplier American Superconductor   guardian.co.uk,              Friday 28 June 2013 05.38 EDT A worker paints wind turbines in Guangdong, China. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters China‘s largest wind-turbine company has been charged with stealing trade secrets from its American former software supplier, the US justice department has…

US army blocks access to Guardian website to preserve ‘network hygiene’

Military admits to filtering reports and content relating to government surveillance programs for thousands of personnel   Spencer Ackerman and Dan Roberts in Washington guardian.co.uk,              Friday 28 June 2013 11.42 EDT The Pentagon insisted the Department of Defense was only seeking to restrict access to certain content. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters The US army has…

158th Health Research Report 28 JUN 2013

  Health Research Report 158th Issue Date 28 JUN 2013 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm  www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.healthresearchreport.me  In this Issue: Dietary supplement linked to increased muscle mass in the elderly Vitamin D supplementation may delay precocious puberty in girls Artificial Sweetener a Potential Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease Iodine in bread not enough for pregnant…

U.S. evacuate staff of embassy in Cairo

© Photo: «Voice of Russia» American authorities have advised their citizens not to visit Egypt, and are evacuating the staff of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.  Earlier, it was reported that an American citizen – a stringer, who worked for the U.S. news agency – was killed during the riots in Alexandria. More than 160…

Hollywood helped Adolf Hitler, academic claims

Historian Ben Urwand says he has cache of documents that prove Tinseltown enthusiastically cooperated with Nazis’ global propaganda effort Jonathan Paige Friday, 28 June 2013 Hollywood is not widely thought of as providing much support to Hitler’s regime, instead producing a wealth of anti-Nazi films during the Second World War, ranging from Casablanca to The…