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President Assad confirms: US regime is backing ISIS in Syria

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Syrian President Bashar Assad says that US airstrikes which killed 62 Syrian government troops were “intentional” and they lasted for an hour. He added that the US “does not have the will” to join Russia in fighting terrorists in Syria. Speaking to the Associated Press in Damascus, the Syrian leader …

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UN rules in favour of Julian Assange

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A United Nations panel which was considering a case by Julian Assange that he had been unlawfully detained by the UK and Sweden has ruled in his favour, the BBC has reported. The founder of Wikileaks — who has been living in London’s Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for …

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NSA hacked Mexican President’s email

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The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president’s public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico. The National Security Agency (NSA) has a division …

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British petition calls for Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes

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Thousands of U.K. residents have signed a petition demanding the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his war crimes against Gaza during last summer’s brutal offensive. Given the large scale of support and attention, the U.K. government may be forced to publicly respond in the near future. The …

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China’s petroyuan set to knockout the petrodollar

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group This week the petrodollar was struck with a mighty blow. Russia’s third largest oil producer, Gazprom, announced that it will settle all crude sales to China in yuan, and thus officially ditch the dollar. With relations between China and Russia growing stronger by the day, …

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Afghan opium cultivation ‘grew 40-fold’ under US occupation

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Opium production in Afghanistan has “grown fortyfold” in the 13 years of US Operation Enduring Freedom, according to the head of the Russian Security Council. The intervention has “exacerbated existing problems,” rather than solved them. “Unfortunately, the failed policy of Washington did not solve, but on the contrary exacerbated, the …

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Fighting ISIS: $1.1bn already spent, ‘30 years of war’ to come

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As the Pentagon reports spending of over $1 billion on bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria, ex-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the fight against the Islamist movement may take as long as 30 years. Since mid-June, when militants from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL) launched their …

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UN to investigate Israeli war crimes; US only nation to vote no

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The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current Gaza offensive, backing Palestinian efforts to have Israel held up to international scrutiny. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s office fiercely condemned the UN council’s decision as a “travesty and should be …

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Germany discovers second US spy

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German authorities have carried out a raid on the residence of a defense ministry official suspected of passing secrets to the US, just one week after the arrest of a German intelligence officer who worked as a double agent. Officials from the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that residential and …

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New camera that can see around corners

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A camera that can peer around corners to see people or objects has been developed by British scientists. The technology, which will be demonstrated tonight at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London, could eventually allow the military to carry out reconnaissance without breaking cover or be fitted on cars …

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VICTORY! Feds retreat from Bundy Ranch

In an epic standoff that Infowars reporter David Knight described as being like “something out of a movie,” supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy advanced on a position held by BLM agents despite threats that they would be shot at, eventually forcing BLM feds to release 100 cattle that …

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Protesters wreck Obama’s holiday in Hawaii

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Dozens of people gathered outside US President Barack Obama’s vacation residence in Hawaii to protest against his policies. The demonstration was organized near the Obamas’ rented house on Saturday, Reuters reported. The administration’s targeted killing program and high military spending were among the issues protested by the demonstrators. The protesters …

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More NSA leakers following Snowden’s footsteps, whistleblower lawyer says

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Several more current and former National Security Agency insiders, inspired by American fugitive Edward Snowden, have come forward as whistleblowers with details of the shadowy agency’s operations, according to an attorney at a whistleblower protection organization. “I think the government hopes to chill speech by employees in the national security and intelligence fields, …

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Cheney admits that he lied about 9/11

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The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd writes today: In a documentary soon to appear on Showtime, “The World According to Dick Cheney,” [Cheney said] “I got on the telephone with the president, who was in Florida, and told him not to be at one location where we could both be taken out.” …

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Man claims to have not eaten or drank in 70 years

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An 82-year-old man in India is claiming to have not had anything to eat or drink since 1940 — and doctors from the Indian military are allegedly studying him to learn his secret. The man, Prahlad Jani, is being observed in a Gurjarat hospital. Jani claims to be a breatharian …

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Ecuadorian president warns of possible ‘CIA attack’ before elections

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has said the CIA may try to kill him prior to upcoming elections. Citing reports of a plot to “destabilize the region,” Correa said the threats were “credible,” given the history of US involvement in Latin America. Correa alluded to reports by Chilean journalist Patricio Mery …

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Serb ambassador commits suicide prior to NATO meeting

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Serbia’s ambassador to NATO, Branislav Milinkovic has leapt to his death from a parking lot in a Brussels airport. Police have launched a probe to find out the motives behind the apparent suicide that came amid Serb talks with NATO officials. The Serbian government has issued a statement saying that …

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UN implicitly recognizes Palestinian statehood

The UN General Assembly has voted to upgrade Palestinians’ diplomatic status to a “non-member observer state,” thus implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state. This comes despite strong opposition from the US and Israel. The Palestinian bid has been upheld with 138 votes in favour, nine against and 41 abstentions. Addressing the …

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