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Drug Use, Smuggling Increasing in Libya

Drug Use, Smuggling Increasing in Libya | Global politics | Scoop.it
National security chairman says drug trafficking is serious challenge for Libya, with narcotics flowing in from southern neighbors, Chad, Niger
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Is VoA willing to acknowledge the Western fiasco in Libya? Hardly so.

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Fort Russ: Breaking: Hollande and Merkel back Putin's Ceasefire Plan, Minsk II salvaged

Fort Russ: Breaking: Hollande and Merkel back Putin's Ceasefire Plan, Minsk II salvaged | Global politics | Scoop.it
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The Minsk II agreement requires a political process to change the Ukraine constitution.  This would decentralize authority, grant special status to the Lugansk and Donetsk oblasts, and must be made in agreement with the DPR and LPR representatives who were part of the Contact Group.

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Rinse and repeat: 82 new US-trained Syrians prepare for fighting

Rinse and repeat: 82 new US-trained Syrians prepare for fighting | Global politics | Scoop.it
A US military source has revealed in private conversation that the US-led Coalition formed to target the Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist groups is currently training 82 new recruits for its Syria operations. These include 12 new fighters in Jordan and 70 in Turkey.
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‘Execution-style killing’: Sheriff’s deputy shot dead at Houston gas station

‘Execution-style killing’: Sheriff’s deputy shot dead at Houston gas station | Global politics | Scoop.it
Houston police are on a manhunt for the killer of a sheriff’s deputy, who was ambushed and shot dead at a gas station.
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Bizarre Mars crater reveals huge slab of ice closer to surface than any seen before

Bizarre Mars crater reveals huge slab of ice closer to surface than any seen before | Global politics | Scoop.it
Scientists have finally solved the mystery of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s puzzling discovery of a perfect, terraced, gigantic crater. And it’s better than ‘aliens’. For humans have just discovered water ice at much shallower depths than previously thought.
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Palestinian women bite, fight off Israeli soldier trying to arrest 12-yo boy (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Palestinian women bite, fight off Israeli soldier trying to arrest 12-yo boy (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Global politics | Scoop.it
An Israeli soldier attempting to put a suspected pre-teen stone-thrower in the West Bank in a headlock was beaten off by the collective efforts of his Palestinian family. IDF have called the incident a “violent provocation” by a family of celebrity activists.
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Wow! What a girl! The Israelis ought not to complain, they have taught her to resist. 

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No privacy left in the world: Drone finds man sunbathing atop wind turbine (VIDEO)

No privacy left in the world: Drone finds man sunbathing atop wind turbine (VIDEO) | Global politics | Scoop.it
The lengths some people will go to enjoy a moment of peace and solitude can be quite extreme, but thanks to drone technology that peace and solitude can be disturbed in ways that never would have been possible before.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders: From Greece to Puerto Rico, the Financial Rules Are Rigged to Favor the 1%

Sen. Bernie Sanders: From Greece to Puerto Rico, the Financial Rules Are Rigged to Favor the 1% | Global politics | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders recently convened a panel of economists in Washington to discuss the debt crisis in Greece and throughout the world.
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"It is time for creditors to sit down with the governments of Greece and Puerto Rico and work out a debt repayment plan that is fair to both sides," Sanders said. "The people of Greece and the children of Puerto Rico deserve nothing less."

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U.S. puppet state Saudi Arabia and their psychopathic genocide in Yemen -- Sott.net

U.S. puppet state Saudi Arabia and their psychopathic genocide in Yemen -- Sott.net | Global politics | Scoop.it
Blanketed by its wealth and protected by political alliances, Saudi Arabia has covertly run and promoted a new movement in the Middle East: religious eugenics, under the false pretense of opposing the rise of Iran. From Syria to Bahrain and Yemen...
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Arce confía en que Bolivia siga líder en crecimiento

Arce confía en que Bolivia siga líder en crecimiento | Global politics | Scoop.it
Destacó que la demanda interna es el motor del crecimiento económico del país
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Article: WikiLeaks Attorneys Oppose Diplomatic Retaliation

Article: WikiLeaks Attorneys Oppose Diplomatic Retaliation | Global politics | Scoop.it
According to lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights, UK has threatened to storm the Ecuadorean Embassy in clear violation of international law.
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"We are deeply troubled by the reported diplomatic protest made by the United Kingdom against Ecuador for granting asylum to Assange and by the continued menacing police presence outside the Embassy of Ecuador in London," lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) declared.

The UK, according to CCR, has "previously threatened to storm the Ecuadorean Embassy and arrest Assange, in clear violation of the Vienna Convention's protection of the inviolability of sovereign embassy properties."

Attorneys described asylum as a "humanitarian act," which the United Nations General Assembly has "unanimously declared" as an act other countries should never construe as unfriendly. Yet, the U.S., U.K., and Sweden have protested and threatened diplomatic consequences against Ecuador.

"We call on the British government to explicitly and immediately confirm that it will honor its international and diplomatic commitments," CCR demanded.

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Earth's mineralogy unique in the cosmos

Earth's mineralogy unique in the cosmos | Global politics | Scoop.it
New research predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the cosmos.
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Further expanding the link between geological and biological evolution, Hazen's team applied the biological concepts of chance and necessity to mineral evolution. In biology, this idea means that natural selection occurs because of a random "chance" mutation in the genetic material of a living organism that becomes, if it confers reproductive advantage, a "necessary" adaptation.

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Article: The Myth of a Russian "Threat"

Article: The Myth of a Russian "Threat" | Global politics | Scoop.it
Not a week goes by without the Pentagon carping about an ominous Russian "threat." The connection's wet dreams -- shared, incidentally, by the neo-cons -- would be a glorious return to the looting phase of Russia in the 1990s, when the Russian industrial-military complex had collapsed and the West was plundering natural resources to Kingdom Come.
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"Threats are the combination, or the aggregate, of capabilities and intentions. Let me set aside for the moment, intentions, because I don't know what Russia intends."

So Dempsey admits he does not know what he's talking about. What he seems to know is that Russia is a "threat" anyway -- in space, cyber space, ground-based cruise missiles, submarines.

And most of all, a threat to NATO; "One of the things that Russia does seem to do is either discredit, or even more ominously, create the conditions for the failure of NATO."

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So Russia "does seem" to discredit an already self-discredited NATO. That's not much of a "threat."

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Purge of Corbyn voters unmasks Labour | Jonathan Cook's Blog

Purge of Corbyn voters unmasks Labour | Jonathan Cook's Blog | Global politics | Scoop.it
Jonathan Cook, award-winning British author and journalist reporting from Nazareth on the Middle East, including the Israel-Palestine conflict. />
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Fort Russ: Ukraine, Vacation in Russia and open your eyes!

Fort Russ: Ukraine, Vacation in Russia and open your eyes! | Global politics | Scoop.it
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But yesterday I arrived in Sumy, and it was all stuff like this: Russia has attacked, Russia has invaded, there are Russian tanks, paratroopers and marine battalions; the Ukrainian APU has succeeded in repelling the attack of 100 tanks of the Kantemir Tank Brigade, and the brigade itself has been captured.
Call-ups, war? - what can I say? Cheap propaganda. Our MSM are deceiving the Ukrainian people. I can confidently say that in fomenting civil war in Ukraine, the media in Ukraine and the West are to blame..."
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Sentenced to rape?! 1,000s call for action as Indian community council ‘orders’ abuse of 2 sisters

Sentenced to rape?! 1,000s call for action as Indian community council ‘orders’ abuse of 2 sisters | Global politics | Scoop.it
Over 60,000 people signed an Amnesty International UK’s petition demanding the government intervene in the case of two Indian sisters sentenced to rape and humiliation for their brother’s deed by a local council dominated by a higher caste.
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Amnesty UK’s Urgent Action Coordinator, Rachel Alcock, told the Mirror that such “disgusting” punishments are common in the villages all over India. “These Khap courts routinely order vile sexually violent punishments against women. India’s Supreme Court has rightly declared such orders illegal.”

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NASA chief blasts Congress for reliance on Russian spacecraft

NASA chief blasts Congress for reliance on Russian spacecraft | Global politics | Scoop.it
The head of NASA blasted Congress on Friday for its failure to fund the human spaceflight program and for wasting American taxpayer dollars by sending astronauts to the International Space Station using the Russian space agency.
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'Your Daddy' from Russia snatches World Air Guitar title from US friend

'Your Daddy' from Russia snatches World Air Guitar title from US friend | Global politics | Scoop.it
Kereel "Your Daddy" Blumenkrants became the first-ever Russian winner of the popular World Air Guitar championship on Friday. In the extremely tight competition, the performer grabbed the guitar crown from the hands of a US rival.
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An amazing competition, and a nice friendship.

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Luxury tower block in Ukraine goes up in flames (VIDEOS)

Luxury tower block in Ukraine goes up in flames (VIDEOS) | Global politics | Scoop.it
Two firemen have suffered injuries after a fire engulfed a luxury high-rise in Odessa, Ukraine. The fire was able to spread due to flammable materials being used for insulation.
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Rebelion. "Puerto Rico sufre la agonía de ser colonia del imperio yanqui"

RebeliÃ⊃3;n es un medio de informaciÃ⊃3;n alternativa para las noticias que no son consideradas importantes por los medios de comunicaciÃ⊃3;n tradicionales.
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Rafael Cancel Miranda, estuvo preso un cuarto de siglo en Puerto Rico bajo el cargo de ser un "nacionalista peligroso": Hoy habla sobre el origen de la crisis de la deuda puertorriqueña y afirma que un estado independiente podría negociar una salida del default sin hacer recortes en los beneficios sociales a los más pobres.

Incansable luchador por la independencia de Puerto Rico, Rafael Cancel Miranda comparte su visión sobre la necesidad de salir de lo que llama "el coloniaje" de su país, una nación con identidad e historia propia, sometida hace un siglo al poder de los Estados Unidos. Tal es ese sometimiento, que la pequeña nación caribeña entró recientemente en default y por las propias características de esa dominación, denunciada históricamente ante la ONU en una lista de 25 puntos, ni siquiera "puede declararse en quiebra". Preso 25 años y medio por una acción armada libertaria contra el Congreso de EE UU en 1954, considerado por las fuerzas policiales como un "nacionalista peligroso", Cancel Miranda analiza el presente y futuro de un país que se debate entre la independencia y la pertenencia condicionada al país más poderoso del mundo.

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The Ramos-Trump Exchange: GOP Candidate's Muddled, Xenophobic Message

The Ramos-Trump Exchange: GOP Candidate's Muddled, Xenophobic Message | Global politics | Scoop.it
Donald Trump parried questions by Univision's Jorge Ramos with a brief and racist rant before having Ramos ejected from the proceedings.
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"It is a grave error not to take Donald Trump seriously. His ideas are very dangerous.… Many millions of Americans think the way he does, and this is what is very dangerous.

"They blame immigrants…. We need to make sure that we will not accept this sitting down…. There comes a moment to confront that."

When asked if he believes he will ever have a sit-down interview with Trump, he said he doubted it despite the fact that Trump was "someone so outspoken."

In conclusion, Ramos said, "16 million Latinos will be able to go to the polls in the next election and it is very important for Latinos to come out and vote."

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Land Destroyer: US vs China: US-Backed Mobs Seek to Overthrow Malaysian Government

Land Destroyer: US vs China: US-Backed Mobs Seek to Overthrow Malaysian Government | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Water wars? Devastating shortages will fuel MidEast conflicts for 25 yrs – report

Water wars? Devastating shortages will fuel MidEast conflicts for 25 yrs – report | Global politics | Scoop.it
In a worrying global trend, the Middle East is set for a record water shortage to strike over the next 25 years. The global fallout from the recent record heatwaves will force more and more people into overcrowded cities and stagnate economic growth.
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Migrants crisis: Austria and Balkans call for EU answer

Migrants crisis: Austria and Balkans call for EU answer | Global politics | Scoop.it
A record number of 107,500 migrants crossed the EU's borders last month. Austria has complained that the EU has failed to address the problem of people entering via the Western Balkans. As the leaders were meeting, officials in Austria said several dozen migrants had been found dead in an abandoned lorry near the Hungarian border. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said all those at the summit were "deeply shocked" by the gruesome find, arguing that it showed that Europe urgently needed to work tog
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Russian Government Announces Sweeping Policy Commemorating Stalin's Victims

Russian Government Announces Sweeping Policy Commemorating Stalin's Victims | Global politics | Scoop.it
The government of Russia has announced a sweeping new policy commemorating the victims of past repressions during the era of the Soviet Union. The ‘State Policy on Commemorating the Memory of Victims of Political Repression’ was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on August 15 and published on the government’s website on August 18. The policy was developed by order of President Vladimir Putin, the presidential administration and the Human Rights Council.
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Food: Drive-ins are more dangerous than drive-by shootings

Food: Drive-ins are more dangerous than drive-by shootings | Global politics | Scoop.it
TV about what's REALLY going on.
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If I picked a video of the year,
this would be it.

A simple solution to many, many
problems.

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