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Israel begins shutdown of its embassies worldwide

Israeli embassy

Employees of Israel’s Foreign Ministry went on an all-out strike Sunday for the first time in the country’s history over a dispute surrounding workers’ salaries and conditions. The dispute has been going on for nearly two years. Seven months of negotiations ended on March 4, when workers rejected a proposal …

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Palestinian authority rejects calls to postpone statehood bid

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he intends on pressing forward with a statehood bid at the United Nations next week. He has turned down requests from the US, Britain, Germany and France to delay the bid. Abbas will formally request that the UN General Assembly upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) …

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‘Free broadband for all Kiwis!’: Kim Dotcom

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s rebooted file-sharing site “Mega” has a problem: New Zealand only has one transpacific fiber cable network to carry all that new traffic. His solution: build a new one. The plan itself is of course not new, as New Zealand-based Pacific Fibre hoped to build the 7,920 …

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US drone whistleblowers have their bank accounts frozen

US drone whistleblowers

The U.S. Government failed to deter them through threats of criminal prosecution, and clumsy attempts to intimidate their families. Now four former Air Force drone operators-turned-whistleblowers have had their credit cards and bank accounts frozen, according to human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack. “My drone operators went public this week and now their credit …

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World economy is so damaged it needs permanent money printing

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Combined tightening by the United States and China has done its worst. Global liquidity is evaporating. What looked liked a gentle tap on the brakes by the two monetary superpowers has proved too much for a fragile world economy, still locked in “secular stagnation”. The latest investor survey by Bank …

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US airstrikes in sovereign Syria an excuse to get at Assad

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined his plan to authorize broader US military involvement for hunting down the fighters of the notorious Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq, Syria and “wherever they exist.” In a public address to the American people, President Obama announced that the US will “conduct a systematic …

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NATO expands into Eastern Europe against its charter

Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO

NATO is to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics, according to its secretary general. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the organisations’s summit in Cardiff next week …

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Why the hell is Belgium buying so much US debt?

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The tiny country of Belgium – my beloved hunting grounds for three years a while back – with a GDP of $484 billion, a country which you can cross by bicycle in a single day if you’re really fit, a country that became famous to the chagrin of some people …

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Americans warned bank ‘bail-ins’ coming

Experts say institutions will grab deposits without warning With the United States facing a $17 trillion debt and an acidic debate in Washington over raising that debt limit on top of a potential government shutdown, Congress could mimic recent European action to let banks initiate a “bail-in” to blunt future …

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Worldwide protests planned on eve of Bradley Manning trial

Free Bradley Manning

Supporters of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning protest during his scheduled motion hearing, outside the gates of Fort Meade Rallies are planned this weekend in dozens of cities across the globe in support of Private first class Bradley Manning as the former Army intelligence analyst prepares to stand trial for …

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Meet the 20 men who could be the next pope…

cardinals pope

 …and protector of the greatest pedophile network in history. As the papal conclave begins in Rome, wrapped in mystery and secrecy, there is no indication that the 115 cardinals will be deciding between just a couple of front-runners in choosing a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. Milan’s Cardinal Angelo Scola …

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North Korea conducts 3rd nuclear test, warns more to come

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A defiant North Korea has conducted its third nuclear test, prompting a wave of international criticism from governments and other organization. It also said that more “measures” may follow, raising concerns that more nuclear devices may be exploded. Track LIVE UPDATES on the fallout of the North Korean nuclear test. Pyongyang said …

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Hypocrisy of slaughter: Israel’s Orwellian account of Gaza campaign

Israel’s assault on Gaza raises doubts that it has any interest in finding the lasting peace settlement it proclaims to want. Does the campaign have an alternative objective as part of a strategy to engineer a strike on Iran? It’s probably the world’s most tragic never-ending story.For almost 65 years …

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How fluoride was sold to America…and how we bought it

Fluoride water

The battle on fluoridation continues and is burning through the American southwest. Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s sixth most populous city, is seeking to rid itself of the harmful chemical compound known as fluoride. Come this fall, the Phoenix city council is slated to discuss the future of fluoride and it’s …

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The Fed on gold price manipulation

Lately various media outlets have been swamped with stories and allegations of precious metal manipulation ranging from the arcane, to the bizarre to the outright ridiculous. At issue is not that these claims of price fraud are unfounded – they very well may be completely true – but without a notarized …

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