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L'accord BCE-Syriza pour sauver l'Euro : allégement de la dette grecque contre poursuite des « réformes structurelles »

L'accord BCE-Syriza pour sauver l'Euro : allégement de la dette grecque contre poursuite des « réformes structurelles » | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Russia prepares to develop Gaza gas field

Russia prepares to develop Gaza gas field | Global politics | Scoop.it
This latest move involves substantial amounts of gas and will no doubt cause Israel and the US much concern. Is Russia about to take a leading role in the Middle
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Serbian OSCE Chairmanship calls special meeting of Permanent Council to discuss Ukraine violence

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Eighty People Control Half of the World's Wealth and All of the Elected Officials

Eighty People Control Half of the World's Wealth and All of the Elected Officials | Global politics | Scoop.it
What we have here is not a failure to communicate but a clear and dangerous conflict of interest.
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OpEdNews Quicklink: NY Times Columnist "Fuming" after Son Allegedly Stopped

OpEdNews Quicklink: NY Times Columnist "Fuming" after Son Allegedly Stopped | Global politics | Scoop.it
New York Times columnist Charles Blow was fuming on Twitter Sunday night after he tweeted to his 121,000 followers that his son had been stopped by Yale cops because he fit the description of a suspect they were looking for. Blow referenced the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, about which he has written extensively in his Times columns.
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OpEdNews Quicklink: New research re-creates planet formation, super-earths and giant planets in the laboratory

OpEdNews Quicklink: New research re-creates planet formation, super-earths and giant planets in the laboratory | Global politics | Scoop.it
New laser-driven compression experiments reproduce the conditions deep inside exotic super-Earths and giant planet cores, and the conditions during the violent birth of Earth-like planets, documenting the material properties that determined planets' formation and evolution processes. The experiments, reported in the Jan. 23 edition of Science, reveal the unusual properties of silica - the key constituent of rock - under the extreme pressures and temperatures relevant to planetary formation and i
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OpEdNews Article: Article: After Charlie's Ironies, the Saudi's

OpEdNews Article: Article: After Charlie's Ironies, the Saudi's | Global politics | Scoop.it
If you thought Charlie was a sorry affair, see how the US media is dealing with the contradictions in our policies toward the Muslim world.
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OpEdNews Article: Article: NYT Is Lost in Its Ukraine Propaganda

OpEdNews Article: Article: NYT Is Lost in Its Ukraine Propaganda | Global politics | Scoop.it
One danger of lying is that you must then incorporate the falsehood into the longer narrative, somehow making the lies fit. The same is true of propaganda as the New York Times is learning as it continues to falsify the narrative of the Ukraine crisis, writes Robert Parry.
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Possibly the worst purveyor of this Cold War-style propaganda has been the New York Times, which has given its readers a steady diet of biased reporting and analysis, including now accusing the Russians for a resurgence in the fighting.

One way the Times has falsified the Ukraine narrative is by dating the origins of the crisis to several months after the crisis actually began. So, the lead story in Saturday's editions ignored the actual chronology of events and started the clock with the appearance of Russian troops in Crimea in spring 2014.

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OpEdNews Article: Article: "We murdered some folks" in Guantanamo

OpEdNews Article: Article: "We murdered some folks" in Guantanamo | Global politics | Scoop.it
Murder at Camp Delta is a new book by Joseph Hickman, a former guard at Guantanamo. It's neither fiction nor speculation. When President Obama says "We tortured some folks," Hickman provides at least three cases -- in addition to many others we know about from secret sites around the world -- in which the statement needs to be modified to "We murdered some folks."
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Incredible discovery of the oldest depiction of the universe almost lost to the black market

Incredible discovery of the oldest depiction of the universe almost lost to the black market | Global politics | Scoop.it
The disc's discovery stunned archaeologists, who thought of the Bronze Age as brutal, uncivilized times of killing and little else
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PressTV-Militants threaten to hit Damascus

PressTV-Militants threaten to hit Damascus | Global politics | Scoop.it
A militant commander threatens Damascus that terrorists may attack the Syrian capital.
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Israel fait l'éloge du roi d'Arabie saoudite décédé : « un homme de paix, modéré, pieux, garant de Jérusalem ! »

Israel fait l'éloge du roi d'Arabie saoudite décédé : « un homme de paix, modéré, pieux, garant de Jérusalem ! » | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Contradiction in Action: The Eulogies for Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud

Contradiction in Action: The Eulogies for Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud | Global politics | Scoop.it
What a spanner in the works of international relations he proved to be. The late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia was always the spoiler in the morality plays of Western powers k...
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The gender side of the commemorations were also somewhat skewed.  Head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, was a test case that silence can, indeed, prove golden – when exercised with judiciousness. Instead, she decided to volunteer a view that King Abdullah had been “a strong advocate for women.  It was a very gradual, appropriately so probably for the country.”  The great moderniser was, after all, averse to letting his daughters out, keeping them under lock and key for taking issue with stifling, and overwhelming male guardianship.

It all proved a bit much for the former British MP and conservative Louis Mensch, who made a few ripples with a resounding, albeit social media driven “F***K YOU” to Cameron’s ingratiating behaviour to the House of Saud.

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With Syriza, the Greek People Can Revive Hope in Europe

With Syriza, the Greek People Can Revive Hope in Europe | Global politics | Scoop.it
For Alexis Tsipras, Syriza's candidate, an absolute majority in Parliament would be an asset in order to impose a renegotiation of the Greek debt.
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OpEdNews Quicklink: The Pope Francis Revolution: Inside the Catastrophic Collapse of the Catholic Right

OpEdNews Quicklink: The Pope Francis Revolution: Inside the Catastrophic Collapse of the Catholic Right | Global politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis has increased the church's emphasis on social justice issues and its critique of capitalism, which threatens to drive a wedge between the GOP and Catholics. [Any progressive looking at this guiding light and not reacting, via spreading the word, is no longer a progressive. DG, voteutah.us]
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OpEdNews Quicklink: This Week in Religion: Pope Francis Tells His Flock to Stop Breeding Like Rabbits

OpEdNews Quicklink: This Week in Religion: Pope Francis Tells His Flock to Stop Breeding Like Rabbits | Global politics | Scoop.it
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This Week in Religion: Pope Francis Tells His Flock to Stop Breeding Like Rabbits
The Pontiff also implies that those who insult religions should "expect a punch" in return.
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Pope Francis remains as busy as ever. This week he announced it was time for his flock to stop the rapid-fire procreation Catholics are known for. During a news conference the Pope said, "Some think, excu
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OpEdNews Article: Article: American Sniper and the Savage Problem

OpEdNews Article: Article: American Sniper and the Savage Problem | Global politics | Scoop.it
American Sniper vs. Savages is a book written with the depth and mental alacrity of perhaps a George W Bush; and the movie a distortion of even that. In all, a tribute to hatred and racism that only the Iraq-Afghan debacle could merit. To our brave troops and "vanquished" savages, in the words of Chris Kyle, "War is hell."
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OpEdNews Article: Article: Charlie Hebdo, A Free Press, And Social Security

OpEdNews Article: Article: Charlie Hebdo, A Free Press, And Social Security | Global politics | Scoop.it
America is now a closed-mind country. Minds are closed by ideological agendas, by narrow private interests, and by the view that only conspiracy kooks dissent from official explanations. Dissent and protest are gradually being criminalized. The government does not succeed all at once, but gradually step by step.
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OpEdNews Article: Article: Yellowstone River spill should be considered a harbinger

OpEdNews Article: Article: Yellowstone River spill should be considered a harbinger | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Yellowstone River pipeline break on Jan. 17, which saw an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 gallons of crude oil seep into the public waterway, is only an example of more disaster to come. Stiffer criminal penalties need to be levied against those involved with such acts of what many environmentalists consider to be acts of eco-terrorism.
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OpEdNews Article: Article: Barrett Brown's allocution / sentencing statement

OpEdNews Article: Article: Barrett Brown's allocution / sentencing statement | Global politics | Scoop.it
Barrett Brown's allocution / sentencing statement Good afternoon, Your Honor. The allocution I give today is going to be a bit different from the sort that usually concludes a sentencing hearing,...
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OpEdNews Quicklink: Radical Left Party Syriza Wins Greek election-- Landslide Victory Larger Than Expected

OpEdNews Quicklink: Radical Left Party Syriza Wins Greek election-- Landslide Victory Larger Than Expected | Global politics | Scoop.it
The projected victory, by a wider margin than polls predicted, may be enough for Syriza to govern alone. It hands the party head, Alexis Tsipras, 40, an overwhelming mandate to confront Greece's program of austerity imposed in return for pledges of 240 billion euros ($269 billion) in aid since May 2010. The challenge for him now is to strike a balance between keeping his election pledges including a writedown of Greek debt and avoiding what Samaras repeatedly warned was the risk of an accidental
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Army crushes several dens in Eastern Ghouta, kills more terrorists in other areas, including groups’ leaders | Syrian Arab News Agency

Army crushes several dens in Eastern Ghouta, kills more terrorists in other areas, including groups’ leaders | Syrian Arab News Agency | Global politics | Scoop.it
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'We are going to destroy the Greek oligarchy system'

'We are going to destroy the Greek oligarchy system' | Global politics | Scoop.it
Yanis Varoufakis, tipped to be Syriza's new finance minister, tells Paul Mason what his party would do if it gets into government in Greece, and admits the prospect of power in Europe is "scary".
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