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    This Means War: US To Target Putin’s Personal $40 Billion Stash

    While the White House has continually threatened further sanctions against Russia for non-de-escalation (even as it un-de-escalates itself), the specifics of the additional sanctions have been sparse. German CEO warnings over blowback from economic sanctions… the ”nonsense” of replacing Russian gas with US gas… the Russian warnings of “interdependence” and “boomerangs”… all reduce the West’s arsenal of financial sanctions.

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    US lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Two members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for tougher Western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored US and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine “We’ve helped in many ways to create the problems

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    Putin’s spokesman: One more NATO step toward Russia to change European security structure

    NATO’s further enlargement and “one more step towards the Russian border” will cause “the entire European security architecture to be overhauled”, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on the TVC television channel’s “Pravo Znat” (The Right to Know) programme to be aired on Saturday evening, April 19. He said that NATO’s further enlargement would pose a

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    Obama’s Origins Resurface At Intel Expert’s Trial

    In a nearly empty courtroom at the Southwerk Crown Court by the historic London Bridge, a hearing took place in a criminal case that not only has national security implications for the United Kingdom, but, curiously, is woven into the increasingly bizarre fabric of the controversy over Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility. When it came his

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    Incredible moment blinding meteorite stuns driver as is it shoots through Russian city at night

    Footage has emerged from Russia showing a meteor exploding as it enters the atmosphere and lighting up the night sky. In the short clip, recorded on a car’s dash camera, a bright object can be seen streaking across the sky before breaking into pieces and disappearing. The scenes are reminiscent of the 2013 Russian meteor

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    Yen Falls Versus Major Peers After Japan’s Trade Deficit Widens

    The yen fell versus its 16 major peers after a report showed Japan’s trade deficit widened more than forecast last month. The dollar held its biggest weekly advances in a month versus the yen and the euro ahead of leading U.S. economic indicators that may back speculation the Federal Reserve will remove stimulus this year. New

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    BNP Banker, His Wife And Nephew Murdered In Belgium

    In the beginning it was banker suicides. Then about two weeks ago, suicides were replaced by outright murders after the execution-style killing of the CEO of a bank in otherwise sleepy (and tax evasive) Lichtenstein by a disgruntled client. Then on Friday news hit of another execution-type murder in just as sleepy, if not so tax evasive,

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    China on course to become ‘world’s most Christian nation’ within 15 years

    It is said to be China’s biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross. The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which boasts more than twice as many seats as Westminster Abbey and a 206ft crucifix that

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    Obama Uses Easter Address to Remind Us That Islam Teaches Us to “Love Our Neighbors As We Love Ourselves”

    Another bizarre Obama holiday address… In his Easter Address this year Barack Obama reminds us that the great religions, including Islam, teach us to “love our neighbors as we love ourselves.” From the White House website: Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning… The common thread of humanity that connects us all –

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    Alarm over Reported Deal with Vatican for David’s Tomb

    Is there a secret deal between the Vatican and Israel to transfer control over King David’s Tomb to the Catholic church? An investigative report in Makor Rishon cites La Stampa Vatican Insider journalist Andrea Tornielli as saying that the deal has been nearly completed, and that Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin is in charge of the negotiations with the

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    Legalize Prostitution or Marijuana? Puerto Rico Is Looking for Ideas to Solve Debt Crisis

    In Puerto Rico, 45 percent of the population lives in poverty, and the unemployment rate is a solid 15 percent. Those numbers aren’t a good sign for any area of the United States, least of all an island whose name translates to “Rich Port.” But after years of recession, Puerto Rico’s debt crisis finally seems to have

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    Chinese spies at Sydney University

    China is building large covert informant networks inside Australia’s leading universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities. Chinese intelligence officials have confirmed to Fairfax Media that they are building networks to monitor the ethnic Chinese community to protect Beijing’s “core interests”. Much of the monitoring work takes place in higher education institutions, including Sydney

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    Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy

    A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy. An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of

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    US rolls out red carpet for French socialist

    In his latest book, French economist Thomas Piketty warns that modern-day capitalism leads to unsustainable levels of inequality. While he is often linked to France’s Socialist Party, his writings have made him unusually popular in the US. Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” has only just been translated into English – several weeks ahead

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    Feds draw criticism for selling Wyoming horses for slaughter

    The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that had roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed the horses over to Wyoming officials. They, in turn, sold the herd to the highest bidder, a Canadian slaughterhouse.  Wild horse advocates are incensed, saying they should have had a chance to

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    Saudi Arabia Confirms 20 New Cases of Deadly MERS Virus

    Around 49 people have been infected in the past six days by the incurable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, which has claimed 76 lives in Saudi Arabia. The country’s Health Minister said he did not know the cause of the sudden rise in cases Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry this weekend confirmed 20 new cases of the deadly

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    Biometric identification that goes beyond fingerprints

    Ready for ID by body odor? Or the butt scan? Neither are we. But in the brave new world of the biometric revolution, biomarkers like scent and derrière shape could open doors — literally. Or start your car. Or let you vote. This is not the distant future. Around the world, governments are rolling out

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    Bad dogs: 96,000 lbs. of Oscar Mayer wieners recalled

    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft’s “Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners” may instead contain the company’s “Classic Cheese Dogs.” The agency said the product labels are incorrect and do not reflect

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    How Oculus Will Revolutionize the Battlefield

    The virtual reality tool Oculus, a wow-producing technology recently acquired by Facebook, has the potential to transform entertainment, social networking — and warfighting, some defense contractors say. “It’s your terrain,” said A.J. Clark, president of Thermopylae Sciences + Technology, which makes mapping software for Google Glass and other wearable technology.  ”It’s your environment. The stuff that we try to

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    Massive sinkhole threatens homes in Florida

    A massive sinkhole threatens two homes in Sumter County.  Peter Carpenter, a spokesperson with the Villages Fire Department said the sinkhole on Chalmer Terrace near St. Charles Place opened up a few weeks ago near the Villages. “It started as just a small hole in one yard, so the homeowners called out someone to fix it,”

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