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Brazil hosts Internet governance conference over US’s spying NSA

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A conference on Internet governance is set to start in Brazil in the wake of revelations about global spying activities by the United States. Representatives from around the world will attend the two-day NETMundial summit, which begins in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo on Wednesday. They are expected to set out principles for governing the Internet. Reports... 

After 17 years of hibernation, Russia will show its teeth – Medvedev

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday delivered ​​a report to the deputies of the State Duma on the work of the government in 2013. The report from the head of the cabinet lasted for one hour, ten minutes and was interrupted by applause eight times. In his speech, the Prime Minister spoke about the achievements and challenges in the activities... 

International investigation team concludes MH370 landed safely somewhere

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After weeks of search in the Indian Ocean, an investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is considering the possibility that the plane has landed somewhere else, sources say. Malaysia’s New Strait Times daily on Wednesday quoted sources close to the international investigation team that the investigators are looking at the possibility... 

US sends more troops and warships in Eastern Europe

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US frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) has entered the Black Sea, according to the US Navy, as the Pentagon announces plans to dispatch some 600 troops to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for military exercises. The US claims the ship’s entry is “to promote peace and stability in the region.” “The US Navy routinely operates ships in the Black Sea consistent... 

Hillary Clinton running for 2016 president – her biographer

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Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating has hit a six-year low. Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is already running for president in the next presidential election in 2016, her biographer has revealed. “I will say this: she’s already running,” Jonathan Allen told The Huffington Post on Monday. Allen is a White House reporter for... 

​DARPA producing sea-floor drone pods

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Artist’s rendering of the possible communications application of an upward falling payload. The Pentagon’s research arm, DARPA, is developing robot pods that can sit at the bottom of the ocean for long stretches of time, waiting to release airborne and water-based drones to the surface upon an attack command. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency... 

Study: US no longer a democracy

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Findings of a new scientific study suggest that the United States is no longer a democracy but an oligarchy because the ideas of a small number of elite individuals are far more influential than those of common people. Power in an oligarchic system is effectively wielded by a small number of elite people of society including the rich, senior politicians, bankers,... 

US Spy Drone Shot Down Over Northern Fleet Base Alarms Russia

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A sobering report prepared by Northern Fleet (NF) Commander Admiral Vladimir Korolev that is circulating in the Kremlin today states that the “meteor incident” in the skies above Murmansk Oblast early this morning (02:10 local time) that resulted in a “spectacular fireball” explosion [see video below] was, in fact, the destruction of an American spy... 

US to send thousands of troops in Poland to counter Russia

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The Pentagon may deploy more ground troops in Poland, although the number may be much smaller than what the eastern European NATO member wants to see. Washington is seeking to reassure allies amid fears of a Russian aggression. Warsaw and Washington may announce the deployment of additional American troops in Poland next week, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz... 

Sweden passes law that will prosecute people for criticizing immigration

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A new law will come into effect in Sweden after Christmas 2014, that will allow people to be prosecuted for criticizing immigration or politician’s unwillingness to tackle the issue. The Constitutional Committee’s report has been voted for in parliament, seen in a letter from the Parliamentary Offices. Member of Parliament Andrew Norlén, member of the... 

Russian Communist Party urges Putin to boycott US goods

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Russian Communists are planning a mass campaign promoting a voluntary boycott of all American goods as proof that Russians cannot be intimidated by sanctions. The head of the Communist Party’s legal department, Vladimir Solovyov said that his comrades intend to set an example in the campaign, at least in its first stages. He also promised that the politicians... 

Troops sent to east Ukraine withdraw, others defect and join Russians

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Defected Ukrainian soldiers socializing with Russian civilians in east of Ukraine. Reports from Slavyansk say that the army troops sent to the eastern Ukrainian city for an “anti-terrorist operation” are leaving en masse. Some troops are openly voicing support for the eastern Ukrainians, while others are speaking out against a war. According to Interfax,... 

Russian Foreign Ministry concerned over US hunt for its citizens

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The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued an official warning to all citizens who travel abroad, saying they might be detained and extradited to the US for a biased trial on inflated charges. “Without any reasons the US administration is refusing to recognize the reunification between Russia and Crimea that fully meets the international legal standards and... 

Viktor Orban reelected as Prime Minister of Hungary

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has retained his two-thirds majority at the parliament following last week’s elections. With over 99 percent of the votes counted, the National Election Office said on Saturday that Orban’s ruling Fidesz party had won 133 seats in the 199-seat legislature. Fidesz, a right-wing populist party, and its small ally, the... 

North Korea slams US double standards over missile tests

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A South Korean sea-to-land cruise missile is fired from a submarine during a drill. North Korea’s National Defense Commission (NDC) has accused the US of hypocrisy for remaining silent over Seoul’s recent missile test while denouncing Pyongyang’s launches. “The US double-dealing attitude and despicable mode of action has been brought to light,” a spokesman... 
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