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  • India-Israel science and innovation pact

    12/06/2016 6:49:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16
    Science Minister Ofer Akunis signed a new agreement on cooperation in the fields of science and innovation with India while on a visit there. The agreement calls for each of the two countries to budget a million dollars in 2017 for mutual research projects. There will also be joint initiatives...
  • Negotiators analyze 'final draft' of climate pact in Paris

    12/12/2015 6:02:53 AM PST · by Crazieman · 26 replies
    Associated Depressed ^ | 12-12-2015 | ANGELA CHARLTON, SETH BORENSTEIN and KARL RITTER
    LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- France presented negotiators from 190 nations with what it called a "final draft" of an unprecedented climate deal to slow global warming and urged them to approve it on Saturday. The deal, called the "Paris agreement," would limit rising temperatures and sea levels, and eventually hold man-made emissions to the levels that nature can absorb. If the pact is approved, nations would be committed to keeping the rise in global temperatures by the year 2100 compared with pre-industrial times "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and "endeavor to limit" them even more, to...
  • China and Russia Lay Foundation for Massive Economic Cooperation

    07/11/2015 5:24:54 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies
    Foreign Policy (.com) ^ | July 10, 2015 | y Reid Standish
    In the past decade, Beijing and Moscow have been more competitors than partners. But that relationship may now be changing as Russian and Chinese leaders are considering combining their two countries’ regional economic projects — the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road Economic Belt, respectively. While meeting at a two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Ufa, Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are reportedly discussing a framework that would merge China’s multi-billion dollar network of roads, railways, and pipelines through Central Asia with the Eurasian Union, the post-Soviet economic bloc that includes Armenia,...
  • "Moderate" Syrian Rebels Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS; Iraq Defies US

    09/14/2014 10:14:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/13/14 | Tyler Durden
    First, Germany and UK (and Australia) - the USA' broad coalition of allies to strike ISIS - will not support airstrikes on ISIS in Syria. Second, Turkey - the USA's closest ally in NATO among the Middle East - denies them its airbases for use as launch sites of airstrikes and will not support airstrikes in Syria (after John Kerry visits) Third, Iraq's newly-installed US-friendly PM al-Abadi defies the US and halts airstrikes on ISIS-held civilian areas (leaving it up to the US to be the bad guys against his people once again), and Finally, The USA's proxy boots-on-the-ground -...
  • The Syrian rebels that Obama is trying to ARM against ISIS have signed NON-AGGRESSION pact

    09/13/2014 3:29:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9-13-14 | soopermexican
    As part of the new phase of maybe-kinda-probably war against ISIS, Obama is seeking to arm the Syrian rebels, hoping they’ll fight against the ravenous terrorists who cut through the Iraqi army like a hot Jihadist knife through butter. There’s just one tiny problem with this strategy – those rebels have signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS: The U.S. backed, Syrian Revolutionary Front (SRF), have signed a ceasefire agreement with members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in the Rif Dimashq Governate. According to the ceasefire agreement, the two militant groups will not engage in violence with...
  • (Effin') Kerry Quietly Makes Priority of Climate Pact

    01/02/2014 5:16:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/02/13 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    **SNIP** His goal is to become the lead broker of a global climate treaty in 2015 that will commit the United States and other nations to historic reductions in fossil fuel pollution. Whether the secretary of state can have that kind of influence remains an open question, and Mr. Kerry, despite two decades of attention to climate policy, has few concrete accomplishments on the issue. The climate bills he sponsored as a senator failed. At the United Nations climate summit meeting in Copenhagen in 2009, Mr. Kerry, then a senator from Massachusetts, labored behind the scenes to help President Obama...
  • Claims of Turkey-Israel Pact Against Syria 'Groundless'

    04/06/2013 1:38:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/4/13
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu hit back at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's claims in an interview that Ankara made a pact with Israel against Damascus. "Such arguments like Turkey is in cooperation with Israel against Syria have no grounds," the Turkish foreign minister said, according to the Anatolia news agency. "Turkey never speaks to Israel or any other third party about its neighbors," he said. "This is not something that should be taken seriously." Assad slammed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in an interview conducted this week with two Turkish media outlets, accusing Ankara of "contributing directly to the...
  • Bennett Vindicated as Coalition Crafting Enters Overtime

    03/01/2013 6:54:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet President Shimon Peres Saturday evening and ask him for a two-week extension in which to put together a coalition of parties and form a new government. Peres will grant Netanyahu the two-week extension. If Netanyahu fails to cobble together a coalition within a fortnight, however, he will be in serious trouble. Peres could decide to task someone else with creating a coalition, or new elections could be called. We are, therefore, entering the "money time" of coalition crafting. The reports in two major news sources Friday that Netanyahu's representatives offered Yesh Atid a policy...
  • Obama urges Russia to work with U.S. to extend arms pact

    12/03/2012 7:40:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/3/12 | reuters
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged Russia on Tuesday to work with the United States to "update" a decades-old agreement on dismantling nuclear and chemicals weapons that is set to expire in mid-2013. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in October that Moscow intended to end the 1992 agreement, the latest sign that the much-vaunted "reset" in relations between the Cold War-era foes may be running out of steam. Obama, attending a conference of nuclear anti-proliferation experts at the National War College in Washington, took note of Moscow's complaints and expressed optimism the pact would be extended. "Russia has...
  • Family Uses Son's Obituary To Send A Message (Republican Budget Cuts Killed Him...)

    04/10/2011 9:11:27 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 55 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 04/10/2011 | News Channel 5
    Crossville, Tenn. - A Cumberland County family blames the state's healthcare system for the death of their son. Frank and Ann Zingheim's 48-year-old son, Scott, committed suicide on March 31st. On Sunday, his obituary appeared in The Tennessean, with a tribute to his life, and also a message for state lawmakers. "No one listens, no one listens," said Frank Zingheim. "There are major cuts being made in Nashville right now." Scott Zingheim was diagnosed as a Paranoid Schizophrenic when he was 15-years-old. His parents say he was in and out of hospitals for most of his life, until one program...

    08/04/2010 9:37:39 AM PDT · by Edisto Joe · 20 replies
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 08/04/2010 | JH Howard
    Under what circumstance would a normal law abiding citizen intentionally defy federal law? Recently a grandfather went to the post office with a care package for his grandson serving with the Marines in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. When he went to the counter with the box, the clerk looked over the form that lists the contents and saw a carton of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco as contents. The clerk then gave the man back his package and informed him that the US Postal Service, by law, could no longer mail packages containing those items. Not even to troops serving in war...
  • The ObamaCare Suicide Pact

    02/24/2010 5:54:21 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies · 445+ views ^ | 2-23-10 | CFIF
    Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are on a Kamikaze mission. And they’re now preparing to ram government-run health care down our throats by using a series of legislative tricks and parliamentary gimmicks. They’ve just repackaged the same tired ObamaCare ideas that the American people have already rejected... rationed care… drastic cuts to Medicare Advantage… hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases… the unconstitutional individual mandate… taxpayer-funded abortions… and more.
  • Lynn Seeks Ways to Strengthen U.S.-Australia Pact

    02/12/2010 3:46:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 188+ views
    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa, Feb. 12, 2010 – Australia is already one of America’s strongest allies, and Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III will visit the nation to see how the alliance can become even stronger. Lynn will meet with Australian leaders in Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra to discuss the scope and shape of U.S.-Australian military cooperation. “Australia is a critical ally that is supporting the effort in Afghanistan in important ways, and we think we can work with them on future threats like cybersecurity,” Lynn said during an interview aboard a military aircraft. Tomorrow, Lynn will speak about...
  • Pact signed to expand US use of Colombia bases

    10/30/2009 7:36:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 275+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/30/09 | Frank banak - ap
    BOGOTA – In a private, low-key ceremony, the U.S. ambassador and three Colombian ministers on Friday signed a pact giving American personnel expanded access to military bases in this drug-producing country, a deal that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has called a threat to the region's security. Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez said the 10-year deal takes effect immediately and restricts U.S. military operations to Colombian territory — alluding to fears expressed by leftist leaders in the region that it would make Colombia a base for asserting U.S. power in South America. Details of the pact, which aims to boost drug and counterinsurgency...
  • Ousted Honduran leader: Pact will restore me (U.S.-brokered 'done' deal)

    10/30/2009 12:02:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 2,490+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/30/09 | Juan Zamorano - ap
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Deposed President Manuel Zelaya and his opponents have agreed to a U.S.-brokered deal that he said will return him to power four months after a coup shook faith in Latin America's young democracies. The power-sharing agreement reached late Thursday calls for Congress to decide whether to reinstate the leftist Zelaya. While the legislature backed his June 28 ouster, congressional leaders have since said they won't stand in the way of an agreement that ends Honduras' diplomatic isolation and legitimizes presidential elections planned for Nov. 29. Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Thomas Shannon said Friday that the two...
  • U.S. and U.A.E. to Sign Nuclear-Cooperation Pact

    01/15/2009 2:49:49 PM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 296+ views
    WSJ ^ | 15 Jan 2009 | Jay Solomon
    The Bush administration plans to sign a nuclear-cooperation agreement with the United Arab Emirates on Thursday,according to officials involved in the negotiations,despite concerns in Congress. The pact, one of the administration's final foreign-policy acts, could help the U.A.E. become the first Arab nation to develop a nuclear-power industry as early as 2017, said these officials. The Bush administration has championed the agreement as a model for promoting peaceful nuclear energy,while guarding against weapons proliferation. Still, some U.S. lawmakers are seeking to block the U.A.E. deal over fears it could fuel a nuclear-arms race in the Middle East at a time...
  • Bush, Maliki Sign Security Pact in Baghdad

    12/15/2008 3:32:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 374+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2008 – With fewer than 40 days left in office, President George W. Bush signed a security pact in Baghdad yesterday, putting an end in sight for the Iraq war after nearly six years of fighting. “The war is not over yet,” Bush said, “[but] it is decisively on its way to being won.” During a surprise farewell visit to Baghdad yesterday, Bush met with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for a signing ceremony, affirming the two landmark agreements to withdraw U.S. troops and formalizing a long-term relationship between the two countries. “[The agreements] cement a...
  • Canada to offer Obama continental climate change pact

    11/06/2008 3:11:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 765+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/6/08 | AFP
    OTTAWA (AFP) – Canada's prime minister said Thursday he hoped to work with US president-elect Barack Obama on a North American deal to curbing greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. "It's almost essential for Canada to manage this problem in cooperation with the United States because we share the same economy, we share the same continent," Prime Minister Stephen Harper told reporters. "And we need a partner in the matters of the environment if we want to make real progress." The United States, said Harper, has not embraced an "aggressive" environmental agenda, but Obama was set to redouble US...
  • EU fights to prevent climate change pact unravelling

    10/16/2008 6:56:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 374+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/16/08 | Lorne Cook
    BRUSSELS (AFP) – European Union leaders fought growing pressure Thursday to roll back their climate change plans, standing by their targets and timetable for the package as the financial crisis bites. After Italy and Poland brandished the threat of a veto if their reservations were not taken into account, Germany, Europe's largest economy, also voiced concerns over the ambitious environmental plans. "I can confirm that the objectives remain the same, the calendar remains the same, now it's up to (us) to find solutions for those countries that expressed concerns," French President Nicolas Sarkozy said. "The climate package is so important...
  • Bush calls for vote on Colombia trade pact

    09/20/2008 5:37:00 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 435+ views
    The Hill ^ | 20 Sep 2008 | Kevin Bogardus
    President Bush on Saturday used the visit of Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe to urge Congress to pass a free trade agreement with the South American country. In remarks to reporters alongside Uribe at the White House Rose Garden, Bush said it is vital that Congress considers the trade pact before adjourning. “It is a statement of friendship, it's a statement of common values. And if this agreement were not to pass it would embolden the voices of populism in the neighborhood, to the detriment of a government which has been very strong in dealing with human rights and human dignity...