The self-proclaimed government in Kiev is reportedly planning to cut pensions by 50 percent as part of unprecedented austerity measures to save Ukraine from default. With an “empty treasury”, reduction of payments might take place in March.
An environmental group has filed a legal petition calling on the US Environmental Protection Agency to prohibit chemicals from being dumped into the ocean after reporters revealed federal regulators had quietly given energy companies permission to do so.
Anatoly Serdyukov, currently on trial over suspected criminal negligence that allegedly enabled multi-million-dollar embezzlement schemes in the Defense Ministry, is reportedly seeking amnesty from law enforcers.
A Florida woman has announced that she plans to file suit against the police department that left her locked up for a night after she recorded her conversation with an officer who pulled her over for a routine traffic stop.
With one person missing and presumed dead in an explosion at a natural gas well in a small Pennsylvania town, the company responsible is now under fire after apparently apologizing to the local community by handing out vouchers for free pizza.
The Thai police’s attempt to dismantle protest camps in Bangkok has ended in violent clashes, four deaths, and over 60 people injured. Simultaneously, an anti-corruption body filed charges against the Prime Minister, which may prompt impeachment.
An MP from the main opposition party in Turkey has been taken to hospital after a fight erupted in the Turkish parliament. The scuffles came as MPs were about to vote on a bill allocating more powers to the country’s justice minister.