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Blackwater threatened to kill US State Department investigator

Blackwater Iraq

A senior official with the private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator in 2007 for attempting to review the group’s performance in Iraq. An internal State Department memorandum featured by the New York Times Monday reveals how the investigator, Jean C. Richter, alerted his superiors following the …

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India signs mandatory GMO labeling into law

GMO Monsanto

Paving the way for other nations to introduce similar legislation and inform consumers what they’re really putting into their mouths, the labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within the nation of India is now mandated by law. The country’s Ministry of Consumer Affairsmakes declared in a June 5, 2012 notice …

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Boeing patents drones that could fly indefinitely

Boeing patent drone UAV

As drone technology continues to advance, Boeing has raised the bar even higher. The aerospace giant has received a patent for a UAV that could fly forever – recharging in mid-air via a tether attached to the ground. The patent – filed in March 2013 and approved by the US …

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Russia prepares for war

Russia war room

Russian media has announced the government is preparing for war. Russia Today reports the country now has a new fortified national defense facility located in Moscow that “would take control of the entire country in case of war.” The cost of the project is estimated at several billion dollars. “The creation …

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Online dating: a modern relationship tool perfect for everyone

Despite the fact that online dating is the same age as the Internet itself, for many people, such services remain a mysterious thing that is too scary to look into. Thanks to new information technologies, the Internet is no longer figuratively, but literally a reflection of our non-digital world. There …

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Western media silent as Russia successfully wiping out ISIS in Syria

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The Russian air force has destroyed 20 vehicles and hundreds of ISIS fighters on their way to Deir ez-Zor in Syria, the Russian defence ministry has claimed. The strike destroyed 20 SUVs armed with large-calibre weapons and a number of armoured vehicles, including tanks. A statement from the Russian defence …

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US approves $1.15 billion sale of tanks and weapons to Saudi Arabia

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The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored recovery vehicles and other equipment, worth about $1.15 billion, to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The approval for land force equipment coincides with Saudi Arabia leading a military coalition in …

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Big name retail stores continue to close down

Retail stores closing

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The hottest trend in retail right now is store closures – lots of them! This trend was brewing last year and seems to show no signs of stopping in 2016. Some of America’s biggest retailers are shrinking their footprint as consumers are choosing to use what’s left …

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Catalonia’s parliament backs move to split from Spain by 2017

Catalonia independence from Spain

Catalonia’s regional parliament has backed a declaration on Monday to start a formal secession process from Spain. The region plans to establish autonomous rule by 2017. The declaration on secession, which launches a so-called roadmap towards independence, was backed by a majority in the regional parliament. The motion was passed by …

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Swimming ‘Jellyfish’ built out of rat cells & silicone

jellyfish rat cells

Using rat heart cells and silicone polymer, researchers have bioengineered a “jellyfish” that knows how to swim. The odd jellyfish mimic, dubbed a “Medusoid” by its creators, is more than a curiosity. It’s a natural biological pump, just like the human heart. That makes it a good model to use …

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JP Morgan and RBS: sell stocks now

JP Morgan RBS stock market sell stocks

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Following the worst start to a year in the stock market, Week 2 of 2016 sees the likes of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and JP Morgan issuing a simple warning to clients: Get out of the stock market ASAP! Don’t worry, we were shocked …

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

F:A-18F Super Hornet

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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Alan Greenspan warns of a bond market bubble

Alan Greenspan bond market

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Alan Greenspan is ‘quite’ worried about a bond market bubble. In recent years, the bond bubble in the U.S. has been inflated by artificial demand from the Federal Reserve and from investors fleeing troubled European markets. The former Federal Reserve Chairman sees it this way: “The United States, strangely …

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Australia abandons bid to block ‘objectionable’ internet sites after outcry by free speech campaigners

The Australian government has abandoned its five-year pledge to introduce a compulsory filter blocking child pornography and other objectionable internet content. Instead, internet service providers have agreed to block 1,400 child abuse websites on Interpol’s ‘worst of’ list, said Communications Minister Stephen Conroy. Three of Australia’s largest telecommunications companies – …

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Russia halts imports of Monsanto corn over cancer fears

Corn

Russian authorities temporary suspended the import and sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified corn after a French study suggested it may be linked to cancer. The Russia’s consumer-rights regulator Rospotrebnadzor asked scientists at the country’s Institute of Nutrition to review the study. The watchdog has also contacted to European Commission’s Directorate General …

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Snowden seeks asylum in Iceland

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Iceland has been informally contacted by an intermediary who stated that NSA leaker, former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, wants asylum in the Nordic island-state, Reuters reports. The difficulty though is that he is not in the country. WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson wrote in Icelandic daily Frettabladid that a middleman had …

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Internal clock that measures aging discovered in DNA

dna aging cancer clock

US scientists have discovered an internal clock in our DNA that could measure the biological age of organs or cancer cells while helping researchers discover ways to slow down the aging process. The internal mechanism shows that different parts of our body age faster or slower, according to a study published …

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