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Russia’s Modest Proposal To Greece: “Exit Europe And We Will Lift The Food Import Ban”

Russia's Modest Proposal To Greece: "Exit Europe And We Will Lift The Food Import Ban"
It has not been a good week for Greece: first we learned that its treasury has run dry as Greece have stop paying all taxes ahead of the elections (and likely after), making further reforms virtually impossible as the government simply does not have the cash to promote economic changes. . . . → Read More: Russia’s Modest Proposal To Greece: “Exit Europe And We Will Lift The Food Import Ban”
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Putin Strikes Back: Russia Cuts Off European Gas Supplies, Starts Selling Dollars

Vladimir Putin has been silent lately. But if anyone thought he had been shamed into defeat or marginalized, then think again. In the last few hours Russia has announced two key strategic decisions that show they are not going to stand idly by while .. . . . → Read More: Putin Strikes Back: Russia Cuts Off European Gas Supplies, Starts Selling Dollars
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Were 11 Spanish Anarchists Arrested for Using Secure Email?

In mid-December, 11 Spanish anarchists were arrested by Catalan police in Barcelona, and it now appears they were detained at least in part because they were using an encrypted suite of secure communication tools known as Riseup.net. At the moment, seven of them are still waiting to stand trial. No formal charges have been made public. . . . → Read More: Were 11 Spanish Anarchists Arrested for Using Secure Email?
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Was Attack in France Retribution for Calling for End of Russian Sanctions?

Attack in France
Back in June of 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a historical fine against French bank BNP Paribas after a French minister and the former CEO of Total Oil called for an end to the petrodollar system. In fact, just months after .. . . . → Read More: Was Attack in France Retribution for Calling for End of Russian Sanctions?
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10 Tons of Fireworks Explode at Warehouse in Colombia

10 Tons of Fireworks Explode
The blast in the town of Granada caused a massive blaze, which firefighters responded to. Rescue teams say they have been unable to approach the site close enough to find out if anyone else has been hurt. It is believed that about 10 tons of fireworks were kept at the facility. . . . → Read More: 10 Tons of Fireworks Explode at Warehouse in Colombia
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St. James Island Exposed: The Elites Best Kept Secret, Until Now

St. James Island Exposed: The Elites Best Kept Secret, Until Now
If you can name it — it has likely taken place on the lavish private island off the coast of Florida which boasts a beautifully landscaped plush luxury estate complete with its own helipad, privy only to certain members of the global elite. . . . → Read More: St. James Island Exposed: The Elites Best Kept Secret, Until Now
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North Korea Super-EMP Weapon

North Korea may possess, or may be in the advanced stages of developing a Super EMP weapon. As the U.S., pundits and media continue to downplay every threat made by Kim Jong Un and North Korea, there is little doubt by some experts that they are working feverishly .. . . . → Read More: North Korea Super-EMP Weapon
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CIA Claims Responsibility for Half of Cold War UFO Sightings

This week, the CIA took to social media to claim responsibility for at least half of UFO sightings in the 1950s and 60s. “Reports of unusual activity in the skies in the ’50s? It was us,” the agency tweeted, while acknowledging the section on UFOs attracted the most attention to its website in 2014. . . . → Read More: CIA Claims Responsibility for Half of Cold War UFO Sightings
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Putin sends New Year greetings to Obama, recalls responsibility of Russia, US

Putin sends New Year greetings
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sent a New Year’s greeting to U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, saying the two countries share mutual responsibility to ensure world peace. In a statement showing Putin’s New Year’s messages to heads of state across the world .. . . . → Read More: Putin sends New Year greetings to Obama, recalls responsibility of Russia, US
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New Snowden Documents Reveal Wider Net of NATO ‘Kill List’ Targets

Among the documents cited and made publicly available by Der Spiegel is the Joint Prioritized Effects List (JPEL). It lists, with names redacted by the paper, 669 targets, their code names and one of four priority levels. The location for some of those on the list is across the border in Pakistan. . . . → Read More: New Snowden Documents Reveal Wider Net of NATO ‘Kill List’ Targets
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US Armed Rebels Gave TOW missiles to Al Qaeda

US Armed Rebels Gave TOW missiles to Al Qaeda
US-supplied TOW anti-tank missiles have ended up in the hands of Jabhat Al Nusra, Syria’s branch of Al Qaeda. The US provided the missiles to CIA-vetted Syrian rebel faction Harakat Hazm in May. A video posted by Al Nusra shows the weapons being used. . . . → Read More: US Armed Rebels Gave TOW missiles to Al Qaeda
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China To Launch Yuan Swap Trading With Russian Rubles On Monday

China To Launch Yuan Swap Trading With Russian Rubles On Monday
The China Foreign Exchange Trade System will begin such contracts with Malaysia’s ringgit, Russia’s ruble, and the New Zealand dollar from Dec. 29, it said in a statement on its website today. That will extend the yuan’s swaps trading to 11 currencies. . . . → Read More: China To Launch Yuan Swap Trading With Russian Rubles On Monday
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Christmas Column

Christmas Column
Christmas is a time of traditions. If you have found time in the rush before Christmas to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new tradition. Although the Christmas tree has ancient roots, at the beginning of the 20th century only 1 in 5 American families put up a tree. . . . → Read More: Christmas Column
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Rallies Staged in Over 30 Spanish Cities Against Tough New Anti-protest Law

Rallies Staged in Over 30 Spanish Cities Against Tough New Anti-protest Law
More than 30 cities in Spain have expressed their anger over the so-called ‘gag’ legislation that criminalizes social protest and, demonstrators say, curbs the freedom of expression. The law, dubbed the "Ley Mordaza" or "Gag Law" by its critics. . . . → Read More: Rallies Staged in Over 30 Spanish Cities Against Tough New Anti-protest Law
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French Ex-airline Boss Claims Cover-up on MH370

French Ex-airline Boss Claims Cover-up on MH370
Former airline boss and famous French author Marc Dugain argued Thursday that there had been a cover-up in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, speculating that the passenger jet could have been hacked and then shot down by the US. . . . → Read More: French Ex-airline Boss Claims Cover-up on MH370