Sen. John McCain (R.-Az.) has forbidden the government of Bulgaria to receive gas shipments from Russia.
The Moscow Times reports that, "Russia's Stroytransgaz, a company owned by sanctions-hit businessman Gennady Timchenko, has left the construction of the Bulgarian section of the South Stream gas pipeline, Timchenko told ITAR-Tass news agency in an interview."
The European Union faces soaring energy costs and with added sanctions on Russia, life could get much tougher for EU residents.
According to the BBC News, "Homeowners in Europe are more worried about energy bills than paying the rent or mortgage, a survey suggests. The finding comes as part of research by Europe's largest DIY retail group, Kingfisher."
Texas-based Austin Energy has announced a plan to lower utility rates for wind energy customers, but eco-extremists are crying foul.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Changes to an program intended to help pay for wind power investments have drawn criticism from some industry experts who say the program no longer has a direct link to the city's renewable energy goals."
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton funnelled hundreds of millions of American taxpapyers' dollas to global AIDS Awareness programs to Latin America, Africa and Asia. Apparently, these organizations had been set up to spark regime change revolutions in countries that have been deemed unfriendly to the U.S.A.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "Fernando Murillo was typical of the young Latin Americans deployed to Cuba by a U.S. agency to work undercover. He had little training in the dangers of clandestine operations — or how to evade one of the world's most sophisticated counter-intelligence services. Their assignment was to recruit young Cubans to anti-government activism, which they did under the guise of civic programs, including an HIV prevention workshop. Murillo was instructed to check in every 48 hours and was provided with a set of security codes. "I have a headache," for instance, meant the Costa Rican thought the Cubans were watching him and the mission should be suspended."
BEIJING: A few young Chinese couples have become so fearful of getting wiped out by marriage expenses that some brides-to-be are purchasing wedding gowns made from toilet paper.
China Radio International reports that, "Some delicate wedding dresses made out of tissue have been displayed at a shopping mall in Guangzhou, capital of south Shina's guangdon Province, attracting many citizens to attract photos."
The Ukraine Army was shelling checkpoints on the Russian border and a few of its missiles had nearly struck OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) monitors.
According to Russia Today, "Russian border checkpoint at the Gukovo crossing was shelled from the Ukrainian side twice on Sunday. OSCE observers and journalists were working at the checkpoint when it was attacked. The first shell exploded at Gukovo at around 13:55 Moscow time (0955 GMT), Russian border guard spokesman Vasily Malaev told Itar-Tass news agency."
Japan and Vietnam have agreed to boost the strength of their military alliance.
The BBC News reports that, "Japan says it will give Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China. The offer, worth 500 million yen (£2.9 million, $5 million), was announced during a visit by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to Hanoi."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D.-Ca.) knows that most reporters are staunch supporters of the Democrat Party, but she continues to criticize them for failing to act as proper "messengers" of Leftist propaganda.
According to the Daily Caller, "Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested Thursday that the media needed to carry water for her party in order to help their message resonate with voters. Pelosi’s remarks came at a press briefing in response to a reporter who asked why House Democrats’ message that Republicans are “anti-government” has failed to gain traction with the electorate."
President Barry Obama has a pen and a phone handy to sign an executive order to grant amnesty to all recent illegal aliens who have arrived in the US. Accordingly, many West Africans with the ebola virus may soon receive their U.S. Passports, so they can freel travel anywhere in the nation.
MSNBC reports that, "One Republican thinks the migrant children arriving at the southwestern border of the United States could be introducing American citizens to a deadly virus. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia recently expressed his fear that the ongoing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border could trigger a health epidemic. He wrote a letter to Thomas Frieden, director of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), calling on him to act immediately to assess the public risk posed by immigrants."
Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, calling themselves the Luhansk People's Republic, are preparing to play a soccer game in Novi Sad, Serbia. The team will celebrate afterwards at the local watering hole, Cafe Putin.
The Moscow Times reports that, "President Vladimir Putin may have won few recent admirers in the West, but he has found an unusual ally in the form of a Serbian restaurant owner who has decided to name his cafe after the Russian leader."