Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Iran, 5+1 Ministerial Meeting Could be Held in November: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister

A meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran and the 5+1 group could take place in November, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti.
"A ministerial meeting is possible. But this will mean that the solution is near. Alternatively, if this is not achieved, complications are possible, like it happened last year, when ministers were unable to eliminate the problems on the first try," Ryabkov said Tuesday in an interview with RIA Novosti.

US Isolationism Greater Security Threat Than Budget Cuts: Former NATO Commander

The greatest threat to the United States' national security is not the decline in the size of military forces or the budget, but withdrawal and isolationism from the rest of the world, Admiral James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told RIA Novosti.
"The biggest threat to the United States is isolationism, frustration with the world that causes us to withdraw," Admiral Stavridis told RIA Novosti on Tuesday at a Center for Strategic and International Studies discussion on maritime security with US Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert.

Gunshot Residue Found on St. Louis Shooting Victim: Lab Results

Vonderrit Myers, Jr., an African-American teenager, who was shot and killed by a white off-duty police officer in St. Louis on October 8, tested positive for gunpowder residue, according to crime lab results, released by Missouri state authorities on Tuesday.

“The presence of gunshot residue on a person’s hands could mean the individual discharged a firearm, was near a firearm when it was discharged, or touched an object with gunshot residue on it. Individuals shot at close range can have gunshot residue deposited onto their hands,” the lab results read.


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