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U.S. Taking Fresh Look At Supplying Weapons To Ukraine

Posted On February 03, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. is reconsidering whether it should provide weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels. Senior Obama administration officials said Monday that no decision has been made, but that the idea is "getting a fresh look." U.S. officials are reassessing their policy because of Moscow's continued support for rebels despite…

UN Clears Serbia And Croatia Of Genocide

Posted On February 03, 2015

(The Hague) -- The United Nations is clearing Serbia and Croatia of genocide. The UN's highest court ruled Tuesday that neither country committed genocide against each other during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. The International Court of Justice says Croatia and Serbia committed many crimes in the conflict that followed the collapse of Yugoslavia,…

Mercury Increasing In Fish

Posted On February 03, 2015

(Undated) -- The amount of mercury found in commercially caught fish is climbing at a rate of about four percent each year. A new study published in the journal "Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry" looked at yellowfish tuna caught in North Pacific commercial fisheries. The lead author of the study said the take-away message is that…

Senator Rubio Chairs Hearings On Cuba Policy

Posted On February 03, 2015

(Undated) -- Congress opens its first hearings on the Obama administration's new Cuba policy today. Florida Republican Marco Rubio will lead the hearing as the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere Subcommittee. Rubio says the administration gave away all its leverage in dealing with Raul Castro and the Cuban government and got…

Cerner Purchases German Company

Posted On February 03, 2015

(Kansas City, MO) -- Cerner Corporation has finalized its purchase of German health care information technology company Siemens Health Services. The "Kansas City Star" reports that the one-point-three-billion dollar deal will expand Kansas City-based Cerner's presence to 30 countries. In addition, five-thousand Siemens employees will be added to Cerner's payroll. Cerner, a medical information technology…