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US Defense Secretary Hagel resigns over disagreements with White House

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US President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel embrace during a press conference to announce Hagel’s departure at the White House on Nov. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post atop the Pentagon, the Obama-appointee said Monday from the White House. Flanked by US President Barack Obama and the vice president during a... 

Half of UK councils face financial collapse

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Half the UK’s local councils are at risk of collapse, the government’s official auditor has said, warning that one in six may be unable to provide basic services this year. The warning comes after severe cuts in national government funding. In a report produced by the government’s official auditor, the National Audit Office (NAO) on Wednesday, 52 percent of councils were said to be at risk of... 

Spain to sue Catalan leader, officials over independence vote

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Artur Mas, the president of Catalonia is seen casting his ballot to vote in a symbolic referendum in Barcelona on Catalonia’s independence from Spain, November 9, 2014. Spain’s chief prosecutor is set to launch a lawsuit against Catalonia’s President Artur Mas as well as other local officials over the autonomous region’s recent symbolic referendum on independence from Spain. Eduardo Torres-Dulce... 

Mysterious Russian satellite sparks orbital weapon speculations

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A mysterious Russian satellite orbiting Earth has global media in a bit of a spin after the object, thought to be space debris, conducted suspicious manoeuvres in space sparking rumors of little less than a revival of old Soviet satellite-killer program. The unknown space object was reportedly launched into space 6 months ago, along with a cluster of three military communication satellites which received... 

Obama to announce immigration action defying GOP impeachment threat

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US President Barack Obama will announce an executive order on immigration reform Thursday, according to the White House. In a statement on Wednesday, the White House said Obama will give a prime-time address at 8 p.m. on Thursday to discuss his plan for immigration reform, likely to include temporary reprieve from deportation for as much as 5 million undocumented illegal immigrants. A senior congressional... 

Russia slams expansion of NATO as reckless mistake

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó arrive to take part at a meeting in Moscow on November 19, 2014. Russia has slammed expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization a “reckless” mistake that menaces Europe’s security. “We believe, and we’ve been talking about it since the very beginning of the current historical period... 

US wants to subdue Russia, but no one did or ever will – Putin

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin ​The US has no plans to humiliate Russia, but instead wants to subdue it, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that no one had ever succeeded in doing so, and never will. Speaking at a forum of the All-Russia Peoples’ Front in Moscow on Tuesday, the Russian leader said that history was not about to change, and that no one would manage to suppress... 

Romania elects 2014 president of German descent

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Newly elected president of Romania 2014, Klaus Werner Iohannis of German descent. Romania has finally come to its senses and elected Klaus Werner Iohannis as its next president, the current mayor of former cultural capital of Europe, Sibiu, which is of German descent. Romania is one of the most poorest and corrupted nations in Europe alongside with the likes of Bulgaria, Albania and Moldova, competing... 

US working on dangerous plan to break up Russia

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The US is working on a “dangerous” and “destabilizing” plan to “breakup” Russia and force it to submit to Western authority, says Bruce Gagnon. The US and NATO are working on a “dangerous” and “destabilizing” plan to “breakup” Russia and force it to submit to Western authority, which will lead to more instability and possibly a nuclear confrontation, an American anti-war activist... 

Melissa Francis: CNBC Stopped Me From Telling The Truth About Obamacare

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During her Friday program on the Fox Business Network, Melissa Francis made a truly scandalous revelation: “When I was at CNBC, I pointed out to my viewers that the math of Obamacare simply didn’t work. Not the politics by the way; just the basic math. And when I did that, I was silenced.” Francis began her program with two of the recent Jonathan Gruber videos in which he admits that when he... 

Turkish President claims Muslims ‘discovered America’, not Christopher Columbus

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Muslim faith was “widespread” in America before the arrival of Columbus in the 15th century, and insists that a massive mosque should be erected in Havana, despite the city’s refusal to grant a building permit. “The religion of Islam was widespread before Columbus,” the longtime Turkish leader told the audience at the first ever... 

New radar data indicates other jets on MH17 course before crash

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Dutch experts work at Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur crash site. New radar data indicating that military aircraft were in the air near Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 when it crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 has been released by a Russian air safety consultancy. The consultancy provided a snapshot representing the readings taken by a radar station located in Russia’s... 

Your “Children Will Be Fined” If You Fail To Sign Up For Obamacare

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Free and affordable health care just gets better and better. In 2015 the government will be activating some new “incentives” embedded in the Affordable Care Act in an effort to get more people to sign up. But, as is often the case when the government says one thing, they mean exactly the opposite. In this case, when they say incentive what they really mean is that you are going to be penalized... 

New SNP Leader Vows to Make Scotland Independent

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The new leader of Scotland’s National Party, spearheading the country’s independence from the UK, repeats ambition to make Scotland an independent country under her watch, suggesting she may call another independence referendum. Speaking on Saturday on the second day of the SNP national conference in the city of Perth, Nicola Sturgeon, who’s taken over from Alex Salmond as the party’ chief... 

US Navy deploys laser weapon to Persian Gulf for first-ever combat mission

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The amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce The US Navy has deployed its first ever combat laser. The futuristic weapon has boosted the arsenal of the Fifth Fleet’s command vessel in the Persian Gulf. The laser is said to be effective against numerous small targets, such as Iran’s gunboats. A 30-kilowatt-class Laser Weapon System has been equipped on the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship since... 
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