It was a year ago last Friday (July 17) that the Boeing 777 Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down by a missile over eastern Ukraine, resulting in a loss of 298 lives. The shock of that tragedy awakened Europe and the wider global community to the grave risk
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Fed’s Giant Ponzi Scheme

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There is more mystery and nuance to the economic story than we are being told by the pundits. Here’s the real story about debt, bubbles and a 35-year-long Ponzi Scheme. Mainstream media tells us every day that we are in the sixth year of recovery and very soon we will hit the “escape velocity” for
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Kim Jong Un Testing Anthrax On His Own People?

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Did Pyongyang accidentally release pictures of its WMD labs? Or was the Kim regime making a not-so-subtle threat? North Korea on Monday invited every member of the U.S. Congress to inspect the Pyongyang Bio-Technical Institute. “Come here right now, with all the 535 members of the House of Representatives and the Senate as well as
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Georgia: Russia Occupies BP Oil Pipeline

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Continuing its game of redrawing borders, Russia has grabbed a 1.5-kilometer-long slice of a critical oil export pipeline in Georgia for the separatist territory of South Ossetia, leaving Tbilisi, once again, calling for the international community to come to the rescue. Russian troops, who, since the 2008 war with Georgia, have been drawing lines as
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Cameron Says Britain Needs More Drones To Combat ISIS Threat

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LONDON — Britain’s military should invest more in drones and elite troops to help counter the threat from the Islamic State group, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday, calling terrorism one of the “evolving threats” facing the U.K. British defense chiefs are conducting a strategic policy review and Cameron said he has asked them to
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Seoul: North Korea media confirms purging of defense chief

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has officially confirmed the purging of its defense chief two months after Seoul’s spy service said he had been executed for disloyalty to leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean official said Monday. South Korea’s National Intelligence Service told lawmakers in May that People’s Armed Forces Minister Hyon Yong
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Army to consider hollow point bullets for new pistol

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The Army is considering the use of expanding and fragmenting ammunition, such as hollow point bullets, to increase its next-generation handgun’s ability to stop an enemy. This bit of news was revealed Tuesday, during the service’s fourth industry day for its Modular Handgun System. After a recent legal review within the Pentagon, the Army can
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New NNPA Chair: ‘We’re Going to Flex Our Muscles’

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When America’s first black newspaper was published on March 16, 1827, black people were still enslaved. Nearly two centuries later, the issues of Black America — though not as severe as human bondage — are still urgent and continue to belie America’s promise of freedom and justice for all. This is the reason that 21st
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The real reason college is so expensive

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Rising college tuition has stoked the ire of students, families as well as politicians, and a surprising cause may be partially to blame: Expanded access to money to pay for school from the federal government. For every extra dollar available to students in subsidized federal aid, colleges raise tuition by an estimated 65 cents on
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Island disputes are a big thing in Asia. Japan and China both claim the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. Japan and South Korea tussle over Dokdo/Takeshima. Japan and Russia still haven’t definitively sorted out who owns the Kuriles/Northern Territories. You’d think that these existing island disputes are a sufficient headache. But no: Countries in the region are making
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