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Reports of Monday night attack on Syrian base blamed on false alarm

Several sources in Syria said the overnight deployment of anti-aircraft weapons at a military base was triggered by a false alarm, not an actual missile attack, as previously claimed by some media outlets. Syrian TV earlier reported a missile attack on Shayrat Airbase in Homs governorate, while a Lebanese media outlet with links to militant […]

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Death by lettuce: E. coli outbreak blamed on romaine

Two people have died and 58 have become ill in the US and Canada over the past seven weeks from E. coli bacteria likely found in romaine lettuce. Food safety experts are urging consumers to choose a substitute vegetable. The bacteria has been identified as E. coli O157, a strain which can be deadly for […]

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Monsanto’s monster-herbicide blamed for killing millions of crop acres

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 10:13 Agro-chemical giant Monsanto’s new version of an herbicide called dicamba is allegedly wiping out millions of acres of farmland across the US Midwest, according to farmers from 25 states litigating with the company and calling for stiffer rules. Read more According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the […]

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Ukraine opens monument to nationalist icon Petliura blamed for anti-Jewish pogroms

Published time: 15 Oct, 2017 22:57 A monument to Symon Petliura, who fought for Ukrainian independence after the 1917 Russian Revolution, and under whose leadership thousands of Jews were killed in pogroms, has been opened in the city of Vinnitsa in western Ukraine. The sculpture was erected in the courtyard of the building that formerly […]

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