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Seven Arrested Over Victor Jara's Murder

Seven Arrested Over Victor Jara's Murder | Global politics | Scoop.it
Chile’s Court of Appeal on Friday arrested seven retired servicemen over their suspected involvement in the 1973 killing of folk singer Victor Jara, one of the highest-profile victims of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, Latin American media...
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Hopefully 40 years later justice is served. I feel tears in my eyes. Victor Jara was for all speaking world more than a brother -a daughter of mine bears his name. Like the Che, he has been our inspiration, joy, and pain.

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Protesters in Luhansk announce establishing joint headquarters

Protesters in Luhansk announce establishing joint headquarters | Global politics | Scoop.it
On Monday, people's gatherings have been held in Luhansk and other settlements of the region to formulate questions which should be put to a referendum the protesters are planning to hold on May 11
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Sanctions on Canada Would Follow Russia Bank Moves: Ambassador

Sanctions on Canada Would Follow Russia Bank Moves: Ambassador | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russia would impose economic
sanctions against Canada if it targets Russian banks, affecting
Canadian-based companies operating in the world’s largest
nation, the Russian ambassador to Canada said.
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Nulandistan

Nulandistan | Global politics | Scoop.it
The media war continues to see a showdown of some kind.
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Mission to Mars 'critical for human survival'

Mission to Mars 'critical for human survival' | Global politics | Scoop.it
A manned mission to Mars is necessary for our ‘species to survive’, says NASA chief Charles Bolden as he plots a three-step plan to land humans on the red planet by 2030.
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Land Destroyer: West Visits Newly Installed Regime in Kiev

Land Destroyer: West Visits Newly Installed Regime in Kiev | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Wolves of Wall Street: Financialization and American Inequality

Wolves of Wall Street: Financialization and American Inequality | Global politics | Scoop.it
It's no secret by now that the recent spike in American inequality is driven in large part by ''financialization,'' the growing scale of the financial sector relative to the rest of the economy.
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The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again

The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again | Global politics | Scoop.it
Ever heard of geocentrism? It's the belief that the Earth is at the center of the universe. It's considered pretty stupid right now, given it was debunked it over 500 years ago. Nevertheless, stupid ideas can take on a new life.
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▶ Exclusif : Un militaire français d'un régiment d'infanterie parachutiste devenu djihadiste en Syrie - YouTube

Il fait partie de ceux qui ont rejoint les rangs des «combattants de Dieu» radicaux. Selon une vidéo relayée par le Figaro, un ancien militaire d'un régiment...
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E.U. condemns Syria for scheduling June election amid ongoing conflict | The Raw Story

E.U. condemns Syria for scheduling June election amid ongoing conflict | The Raw Story | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Russia threatens response if pro-Kremlin rebels attacked in Ukraine | The Raw Story

Russia threatens response if pro-Kremlin rebels attacked in Ukraine | The Raw Story | Global politics | Scoop.it
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NYT Retracts Russian-Photo Scoop | Consortiumnews

NYT Retracts Russian-Photo Scoop | Consortiumnews | Global politics | Scoop.it
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In the old days of journalism, we used to apply the scrutiny before we published a story on the front page or on any other page, especially if it had implications toward war or peace, whether people would live or die. However, in this case – fitting with the anti-Russian bias that has pervaded the mainstream U.S. press corps – the scrutiny was set aside long enough for this powerful propaganda theme to be put in play and to sweep across the media landscape.

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Putin Gets Paid? IMF Agrees $17bn Loan To Ukraine | Zero Hedge

Putin Gets Paid? IMF Agrees $17bn Loan To Ukraine | Zero Hedge | Global politics | Scoop.it
It seems Russia won't have to wait too long for the billions that Ukraine owes it for energy supplies past, present, and future pre-billings. Bloomberg reports that: *IMF STAFF SAID TO BACK $17B UKRAINE LOAN*IMF STAFF SAID TO SEEK APRIL 30 BOARD MEETING ON UKRAINE LOAN The always-accurate staff at the IMF project a mere 5% contraction in Ukraine's economy (so that means more like 15%).
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Anti-U.S. protest violence ahead of Obama visit highlights concern over military pact in Philippines

Anti-U.S. protest violence ahead of Obama visit highlights concern over military pact in Philippines | Global politics | Scoop.it
Cops clash with anti-U.S. protesters in Manila days before president's visit, highlighting concern over new military pact
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Yanukovych demands to return Ukraine's military forces to permanent bases

Yanukovych demands to return Ukraine's military forces to permanent bases | Global politics | Scoop.it
The legitimate Ukrainian president suggests a plan of overcoming the political crisis
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Playing war games is big business

Playing war games is big business | Global politics | Scoop.it
The politicians involved are mainly concerned about how to show their determination in orchestrating his war. Indeed, by showing to Europe how willing they are to cooperate, the sooner they are all...
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Putin advocates single cultural space within Russian borders

Putin advocates single cultural space within Russian borders | Global politics | Scoop.it
Culture is the main factor uniting the nation and it is very important for Russia to create a united cultural space throughout its whole territory, President Vladimir Putin said at the presentation of a new draft concept of state cultural policy.
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Western sanctions can bring Russia long-awaited infinite relief

Western sanctions can bring Russia long-awaited infinite relief | Global politics | Scoop.it
Imports of food for the Russian market have become commonplace. Russia imports more goods than it produces, and this trend lasts for years. The world's largest country with rich agricultural history has become virtually dependent...
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El Salvador's Election: Not Like the Old Days

El Salvador's Election: Not Like the Old Days | Global politics | Scoop.it
The election of the FMLN's Salvador S\u00e1nchez Cer\u00e9n to El Salvador's presidency in a clean election with a minimum of outside interference represents a victory in itself.
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Jury Verdict: Nearly $3 Million in Texas Fracking Nuisance Case

Jury Verdict: Nearly $3 Million in Texas Fracking Nuisance Case | Global politics | Scoop.it
Jury Verdict: Nearly $3 Million in Texas Fracking Nuisance Case
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▶ L'AAS prend le contrôle total du quartier de Jab Al Jandali dans la vieille ville de Homs - YouTube

Homs : 23-04-2014 L'armée arabe syrienne et les forces de défense nationale ont pris le contrôle total du quartier de Jab Al Jandali dans la vieille ville de...
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▶ Le président Bachar al-Assad a rencontré aujourd'hui nombre d'Ulémas. 23-04-2014 - YouTube

Damas / Le président Bachar al-Assad a rencontré aujourd'hui nombre d'Ulémas, de dignitaires religieux, de prédicateurs et de prédicatrices de différents gou...
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Ukraine re-launches crackdown, says it has U.S. backing

Ukraine re-launches crackdown, says it has U.S. backing | Global politics | Scoop.it
Ukraine's government relaunched a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups after an Easter pause Wednesday and said it had the backing of the United States.
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Reports of US-made weapons used by Ukraine have to be investigated, says Lavrov

Reports of US-made weapons used by Ukraine have to be investigated, says Lavrov | Global politics | Scoop.it
Reports on finding weapons produced in the United States in Ukraine should be investigated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
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Moscow to meet Ukraine for energy talks as European Union frees gas for Kiev | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Moscow to meet Ukraine for energy talks as European Union frees gas for Kiev | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | Global politics | Scoop.it
Moscow to meet Ukraine for energy talks as European Union frees gas for Kiev - European and Russian officials will meet this week and next for emergency talks to try to prevent Moscow cutting off gas supply to Ukraine, as Europe explores how to pump more gas to the struggling country.
Moscow has nearly doubled the natural gas price it charges Ukraine and threatened to cut gas supplies for non-payment of debt since a new pro-Western government took over in Kiev in February.
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Sickened family awarded $3 million in landmark fracking case

Sickened family awarded $3 million in landmark fracking case | Global politics | Scoop.it
"The first fracking verdict in U.S. history” holds the industry responsible for health and property damage
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