Kiev: Military operation in Ukraine southeast to go on despite Geneva agreement

    Despite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted in Geneva, the coup-imposed Ukrainian Foreign Minister said it will not affect the “anti-terrorist” operation in the East of the country and the troops will remain there. Soon after the Geneva document, adopted at a four-side meeting between Ukraine, the US, the EU

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    Putin says Russia may invade Ukraine to protect locals

    Russia may invade south-east Ukraine to protect the local population, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Speaking live at his annual call-in show in a Moscow television studio, Mr Putin implied he reserved the right to move Russian troops into the neighboring country on behalf of pro-Russian residents. “We know quite well that we must

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    U.S. Is Vulnerable to Terrorism in Space: CFR

    Space terrorism is a growing threat to U.S. national security, according to a new report. And an attack on a U.S. satellite—or damage to one from another country’s debris—could have astronomical effects on national security, says the report from the Council on Foreign Relations. The U.S. is more reliant on space than any other nation to

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    Sen. Reid calls supporters of Nevada rancher Bundy ‘domestic terrorists’

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he believes the supporters who rallied around Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in his fight against the federal government are “domestic terrorists” and Bundy does not respect his country. The Las Vegas Journal-Review reported that Reid, D-Nev., made the comments at an event Thursday hosted by the paper called “Hashtags

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    GOP fears executive order on biometric guns

    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is warning the Obama administration to not issue an executive order requiring that all new guns be made with biometric technology, such as finger-print recognition or bracelets. Cornyn raised the issue in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, who in testimony earlier this month highlighted biometric bracelets and fingerprint identification

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    Human microchipping: under your skin

    Thousands of technology enthusiasts use it as the ultimate app, enabling them to lock and unlock their homes, cars, computers and mobile phones with a simple wave of a hand. But there’s a catch: they must have a microchip inserted into their bodies. The idea may seem weird, and painful, but human microchipping appears to

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    Clemson University Football Program Under Fire for ‘Christian Worship’

    An ACC football program has come under attack by the Freedom From Religion Foundation for its alleged “commingling of religion and athletics.” Clemson University’s football coaching staff has been accused of “unconstitutional behaviors” by the foundation for head coach Dabo Swinney’s vocal support of Christian prayer and religious practices among his players. Swinney has also come under

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    Yellen: Fed will keep interest rates low even when economy recovers

    The length of time the Federal Reserve keeps its key interest rate near zero will depend on how far the U.S. economy remains from the central bank’s employment and inflation goals, and how long it will likely take to meet them, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. Yellen, in her second public speech as

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    US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

    A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida’s orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets.  The culprit? The gnat-sized Asian citrus psyllid, which is infecting citrus trees across the Sunshine State with huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease,

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    Coffee surges on renewed concern about crop

    The price of coffee surged on Thursday on renewed concerns about the outlook for Brazil’s crop. Coffee for July delivery jumped 15.25 cents, or 8.1 percent, to $2.04 per pound. The price of coffee beans has risen about 85 percent this year on concerns that dry weather in Brazil will damage the harvest there. Brazil

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