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A man who tore up a Koran is going to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia

A man who tore up a Koran is going to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
A man who posted a video online of himself ripping up a Koran and beating the shredded holy book with a shoe is to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia for renouncing his Muslim faith.
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In Iran, as in US, Nuclear Deal is Hotly Debated - Wall Street Journal

In Iran, as in US, Nuclear Deal is Hotly Debated - Wall Street Journal | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
As sanctions hawks in the U.S. Congress butt heads with President Barack Obama over negotiations with Iran, a similar battle on the Iranian side has been playing out.
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US troops heading to Middle East to train Syria rebels - Aljazeera.com

US troops heading to Middle East to train Syria rebels - Aljazeera.com | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
Some 100 US troops to arrive in the region in next few days to set up training sites for moderate rebels, Pentagon says.
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Oil Price Blowback: Is Putin Creating a New World Order? - Center for Research on Globalization

Oil Price Blowback: Is Putin Creating a New World Order? - Center for Research on Globalization | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
“If undercharging for energy products occurs deliberately, it also effects those who introduce these limitations. Problems will arise and grow, worsening the situation not only for Russia but also ...
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North Korean defector: 'Bureau 121' hackers operating in China - CNN

North Korean defector: 'Bureau 121' hackers operating in China - CNN | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
In the Chinese city of Shenyang, hackers from a secretive group known as Bureau 121 carry out work for the North Korean government, a defector says.
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Russia Tensions Move Closer to Home - U.S. News & World Report

Russia Tensions Move Closer to Home - U.S. News & World Report | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
The country's bold moves have some foreign policy experts worried.
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Woman Fails Driving Test 771 Times

Woman Fails Driving Test 771 Times | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
A dogged South Korean grandmother has failed her driving test 771 times but is determined to keep trying to pass. The 68-year-old, identified only by her last name Cha, has taken the test almost ev...
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US says Russia is moving bigger rocket launchers to Ukraine border - Los Angeles Times

US says Russia is moving bigger rocket launchers to Ukraine border - Los Angeles Times | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
US says Russia is moving bigger rocket launchers to Ukraine border Los Angeles Times The Pentagon said Friday that Russia was moving troops and adding heavier artillery near its border with Ukraine where separatists are battling government forces,...
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The Malaysia Airlines crash is the end of Russia's fairy tale - Washington Post

The Malaysia Airlines crash is the end of Russia's fairy tale - Washington Post | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
The Malaysia Airlines crash is the end of Russia's fairy tale Washington Post Before there is any further discussion of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, it's important that one point be made absolutely clear: This plane crash is a result of the Russian...
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Iran Sketches Possible Nuke Compromise - Consortium News

Iran Sketches Possible Nuke Compromise - Consortium News | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
Consortium News Iran Sketches Possible Nuke Compromise Consortium News As the July 20 deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal nears, Iranian leaders have laid out a possible compromise, accepting stricter limits on centrifuges for power plants now...
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Not just any ol' sharks off New York shores, but a boom of great whites - Christian Science Monitor

Not just any ol' sharks off New York shores, but a boom of great whites - Christian Science Monitor | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Not just any ol' sharks off New York shores, but a boom of great whites Christian Science Monitor Just in the past week several tales have surfaced of brushes with great white sharks off northeastern Atlantic shores –...
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China's Media Endorses RIMPAC (Well, Sort Of) | The Diplomat

China's Media Endorses RIMPAC (Well, Sort Of) | The Diplomat | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
An editorial in the Global Times “endorses” China's participation in RIMAC in a way that only Chinese state media — and the Global Times in particular — could. The piece of course begins by pointing out that the “U.S.-led ...
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'China ready to replace EU investors in Russia if more sanctions follow'

'China ready to replace EU investors in Russia if more sanctions follow' | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
The Chinese investors are ready to replace European companies if the EU goes on with the “irresponsible” policy of sanctioning Russia, Reiner Hartmann, chairman of the Association of European Businesses in Russia told RT in an exclusive interview.
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'It is crystal clear' Russian military is on the ground, Ukraine PM says - CNN

'It is crystal clear' Russian military is on the ground, Ukraine PM says - CNN | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
"We are not fighting so-called rebels or guerrillas," Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says. "We are fighting with the Russian regular army."
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards Vow War on Israel After Airstrike - Arutz Sheva

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Vow War on Israel After Airstrike - Arutz Sheva | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
Revolutionary Guards officials threaten attacks from Israel's borders after general killed in Syria airstrike that it termed 'weak.'
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What's happening in the Middle East and why it matters - CNN

What's happening in the Middle East and why it matters - CNN | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
The Middle East now is especially turbulent -- with waves rocking several countries, so big that their effects are being felt worldwide, including the West.
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Obama threatens to veto Iran sanctions bill - Fox News

Obama threatens to veto Iran sanctions bill - Fox News | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
President Obama warned Congress Friday against pursuing new sanctions on Iran, saying they would “undermine” the international effort to seek a diplomatic solution to prevent the country from getting a nuclear weapon.
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Will Japan run out of rice? - Christian Science Monitor

Will Japan run out of rice? - Christian Science Monitor | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
Japan’s issues with sustainability, food self-sufficiency, and food security find their perfect metaphor with rice – a staple not only caught up in tradition and national mythology, but in the ever-changing world of global economics.
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Regin Spyware Likely Made by NSA, UK - Tom's Guide

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Russia's Kaspersky Lab followed up with its own report today (Nov. ...
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Russia massing 15000 troops on Ukraine border, says NATO - The Globe and Mail

Russia massing 15000 troops on Ukraine border, says NATO - The Globe and Mail | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
Russia massing 15000 troops on Ukraine border, says NATO
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Russia has now amassed around 15,000 troops along the border with Ukraine, the U.S.
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China's support of Latin America 'doesn't come for free' - Deutsche Welle

China's support of Latin America 'doesn't come for free' - Deutsche Welle | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
Quartz China's support of Latin America 'doesn't come for free' Deutsche Welle The trip - Xi's second to Latin America since taking office as head of state last year - follows a BRICS summit in the northeastern Brazilian seaside city of Fortaleza,...
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China continues to cut U.S. access to natural resources.

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Russian Reliance on Chinese Loans May Blunt the Impact of US Sanctions - New York Times

Russian Reliance on Chinese Loans May Blunt the Impact of US Sanctions - New York Times | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
New York Times Russian Reliance on Chinese Loans May Blunt the Impact of US Sanctions New York Times MOSCOW — With the latest round of sanctions against Russia, the United States Treasury Department said it had “increased the cost of economic...
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Google Just Made Big Data Expertise Much Tougher to Fake - Businessweek

Google Just Made Big Data Expertise Much Tougher to Fake - Businessweek | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
Businessweek Google Just Made Big Data Expertise Much Tougher to Fake Businessweek Such startups as Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR have their own versions of Hadoop that companies can use, and just about every company that needs to analyze lots of...
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China is Participating in RIMPAC 2014 — So What? | The Diplomat

China is Participating in RIMPAC 2014 — So What? | The Diplomat | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
China is participating in RIMPAC 2014 for the first time this year. The exercise is the largest naval exercise of its sort in the world and will take place from June 26 to August 1. This year's exercise will involve 47 surface ships, ...
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Here's how terrible U.S. broadband service really is

Here's how terrible U.S. broadband service really is | Hot of the press | Scoop.it
When it comes to the Internet, the U.S. isn’t leading by any means, and it’s only getting worse.  (U.S. ranked 30th in world in broadband speeds, behind countries incl.
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