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China Calls for Nuclear Reduction

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The development of missile defense systems which “disrupt” the global strategic balance should be abandoned, a senior Chinese diplomat also told a nuclear meeting in Vienna in a possible reference to U.S. plans that have angered Russia.

Under a treaty that entered into force in February 2011, Washington and Moscow are

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Lebanon Seizes Syria Bound Weapons

Lebanon seizes 150 tons of Libyan arms en route to Syrian rebels

As the violence in Syria continues unabated, neighbouring Lebanon has seized a shipment of smuggled weapons, destined for Syrian rebels. The sea-bound cache apparently came from Libya, which is backing the opponents of President Assad.

Franklin Lamb, director of the NGO, Americans Concerned

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Obama: Hypocrisy Lives

First: Then: Obama received more money from BP than any other candidate in the last 20 years. Can you say hypocrite?

And Yet Again:Pure hypocrisy from the most dishonest and unethical congress in history!!!

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Unearthed: Vatican Takes Money to Let Mobster be Buried in Basilica

The Vatican is facing a deepening controversy over the burial 22 years ago of a notorious crime boss, with reports emerging that the church accepted a one billion lire (£407,000) payment from the mobster’s widow to allow his interment in a basilica.

A source at the Holy See told the Ansa news agency that

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Computing Power Beyond Imagination Developed

A tiny crystal that enables a computer to perform calculations that currently stump the world’s most powerful supercomputers has been developed by an international team including the University of Sydney’s Dr Michael Biercuk.

The ion-crystal used is poised to create one of the most powerful computers ever developed, with the results published in

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Majority of Israeli Population Doesn’t Want War with Iran

Time for a quiz question. Last week, who said Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak – Israel’s prime minister and defence minister – “are misleading the public on the Iran issue” and making decisions “based on messianic feelings”? Was it (a) Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; (b) the Stop the War Coalition president, Tony Benn;

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Economic Facts Obama Wants to Hide

The human capacity for self-delusion truly is remarkable. Most people out there end up believing exactly what they want to believe even when the truth is staring them right in the face. Take the U.S. economy for example. Barack Obama wants to believe that his policies have worked and that the U.S. economy is improving.

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How Apple Avoids Billions in Tax

Apple, the world’s most profitable technology company, doesn’t design iPhones here. It doesn’t run AppleCare customer service from this city. And it doesn’t manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby.

Yet, with a handful of employees in a small office here in Reno, Apple has done something central to its

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No First Amendment Protection for Facebook Likes Says Judge

Bland and his cohorts worked in the Hampton Sheriff’s Office, under B.J. Roberts. Roberts ran for re-election against Jim Adams, and the plaintiffs were lukewarm in their support of Roberts. In fact, three of the plaintiffs went so far as to “like” Adams’ Facebook page. Roberts won the election, and he decided to not retain

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Red Cross Told To Prepare Evacuation During NATO Summit in Chicago

Is there a secret plan to evacuate some residents of Chicago in the event of major trouble during the NATO summit next month? CBS 2 has uncovered some evidence that there is. It comes from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.

CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of

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Missiles Poised in London for Olympics

Britain’s military has told residents of an upscale apartment development near the Olympic Park in east London it is installing a missile battery on top of a tower within their housing complex to defend the 2012 Games this summer.

The site is one of a number around the capital the army is considering as

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Holland Warns: All Cannabis Cafes are off Limits to Tourists

Long famous for “coffee shops” where joints and cappuccinos share the menu, the Netherlands’ famed tolerance for drugs could be going up in smoke.

A judge on Friday upheld a government plan to ban non-Dutch residents from buying cannabis by introducing a “weed pass” available only to residents.

The regulation reins in one of

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Misdemeanor Crimes not so Minor

Why Misdemeanors Aren’t So Minor Too often the criminal justice system is pronouncing people guilty without evidence, lawyers, or a chance to plead their case.

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Yesterday, people across America pleaded guilty to crimes they didn’t commit. This isn’t something new or extraordinary. Every year, the American criminal system

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Student Protest Declared Illegal in Montreal

Montreal police declared a march by protesting students illegal, less than an hour after the demonstration began Thursday night.

About 200 students left Parc Emilie-Gamelin at about 9 p.m. Thursday in the latest protest against Quebec’s planned tuition hikes. The protesters quickly encountered police barricades, and police said projectiles were thrown at officers.

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Google Drive Service: Privacy Concerns

Google on Tuesday unveiled what it affectionately referred to as its “Loch Ness Monster” of products, a long-rumored cloud-based file storage service called simply “Google Drive.”

But now, Google is having trouble keeping its monster under control as a number of Web users have raised privacy issues with the new product.

Targeting

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Spain: 25% Unemployment

In a week that Spain can’t wait to end, the country was just hit with the bad news bears Trifecta, starting with the Real Madrid loss, following with the second S&P downgrade of Spain’s credit rating for the year last night (or is that now SBBB+ain?), and concluding with economic data released this morning which

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Bubble Burst: Student Loan Issues

In February of this year, the S&P warned that student loans may be the next bubble to burst in US economy. Moody’s also issued a similar warning in 2011.

With the interest on student loans set to double on July 1st, will it pop the student loan bubble, or is it

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Green Clouds Over Russia

Mysterious green clouds have been spotted over the Russian capital, sparking fears of a chemical disaster and even some doomsday theories.

­But the Emergencies Ministry is advising the public to calm down. It says the clouds are actually composed of birch pollen, not of chemicals from an allegedly burning factory in the Moscow region,

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Spies Captured Trying to Acquire Stealth Technology

An international plot to provide China with highly classified U.S. military technology has been foiled, U.S. federal agents said.

F-22 Stealth Fighters Parked in South Korea

Two Taiwanese nationals were arrested after they told American undercover agents they were working for “associates” in the Chinese intelligence community and wanted to buy a surveillance drone

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Rupert Murdoch Apologizes for Phone Hacking

London (CNN) — Rupert Murdoch admitted Thursday there had been a “cover-up” of phone hacking at his flagship British tabloid newspaper and apologized for not paying more attention to a scandal that has convulsed his media empire and rocked the British political establishment.

And he said that he had shut down the best-selling News of

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