BEIJING: China and Russia have launched construction of a major natural gas pipeline that would meet Beijing's energy needs.
China Radio International reports that, "China and Russia have launched the construction of a joint natural gas pipeline in eastern Siberia. This is part of a gas contract signed between the two countries."
Hyper-sensitive New Yorkers are crying over Sen. Ted Cruz's comments about the Bronx. Cruz said that illegal immigrants crossing the Southern border into Texas is similar to residents from the Bronx crossing into Manhattan.
According to New York magazine, "If Ted Cruz had any supporters in the Bronx, he has certainly lost them now. During a Saturday speech at something called the Americans for Prosperity's Defending the American Dream Summit, Cruz used a dig at the borough to criticize New York Senator Chuck Schumer's position on immigration reform. "Now, I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande," said the Texas tea partier, whose knowledge of the area is probably entirely based on a single late-night viewing of Fort Apache, the Bronx."
The ALS Association has raised over $100 million in donations from the so-called "ice bucket challenge." Donors intended to give money to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease. Nonetheless, ALS spends more on marketing campaigns than for research activities. Additionally, a team of senior executives earn six-figure incomes.
NewsMax reports that, "The "ice bucket challenge" to raise support for ALS research has gone viral in recent weeks, drawing celebrities, everyday people and even cartoon character . But critics are now saying only a fraction of the money raised is actually going toward research. The ALS Association was founded in 1985 to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as "Lou Gehrig’s Disease." So far, almost $100 million has been raised through the ice bucket challenge."
Nobel Economics prize winner Paul Krugman claims that the French economic recession model is the correct method to lead the global economy.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "How does France fit into this picture? News reports consistently portray the French economy as a dysfunctional mess, crippled by high taxes and government regulation. So it comes as something of a shock when you look at the actual numbers, which don't match that story at all. France hasn't done well since 2008 - in particular, it has lagged Germany - but its overall GDP growth has been much better than the European average, beating not only the troubled economies of southern Europe but creditor nations like the Netherlands. French job performance isn't bad. In fact, prime-aged adults are more likely to be employed in France than in the United States."
President Barry Obama is calling Militant Muslims in the Middle East nothing more than Junior Varsity-league Islamists, but those jihadists have already seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago."
President Barry Obama may not have a "strategy" to deal with the emerging threat from the Islamist jihad group, the Islamic State of Syria and Levant (ISIS), but that's fine with the mainstream media. NBC News focused its attention on Obama's fashion wardrobe at a White House press conference yesterday.
NBC News reports that, "President Barack Obama held a press conference Thursday where he , such as U.S. strategy for dealing with ISIS and growing tensions in Ukraine. But it was the president's outfit — not his words — that captured the attention of many viewers."
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is fighting Islamist jihadist group, the Islamic State of Syria and Levant (ISIS). Meanwhile French President Francois Hollande pledges to continue fighting Assad.
According to NewsMax, "French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should receive more Western support, but he ruled out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally against the jihadists. Syrian rebel forces have been fighting Assad for more than three years with political backing from the West in a war that has cost 190,000 lives. But hardline Islamist groups have increasingly dominated the anti-Assad struggle, posing a dilemma for Western countries."
The Veteran Affairs' administration (VA) terminated Sean Higgins contract for an alleged "racial statement." He is African-American and once joked that the VA only fixes air condioners in the offices when white people complain.
The Daily Caller reports that, "Higgins was employed by the Memphis VA Medical Center until recently, and Williams continues to be employed by the facility."