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Israel Seeking $300 million From U.S. for Missile Defense

Officials reportedly turn to Congress to make request, bypassing White House amid spat over PM’s upcoming speech

Israeli’s Manning Missile Defense Post

Israeli officials have reportedly asked the US Congress to add more than $300 million for the country’s missile defense programs in the fiscal year beginning October 1. The extra funds would be


North Korea Working to Develop U.S. Reachable Nuke

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (Yonhap) — The United States believes North Korea has already taken steps toward deploying the KN-08 road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, feared to be capable of reaching American territory, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday.

DNI Clapper

“Pyongyang is committed to developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile that is capable of posing a


Spock has Died, At 83 (Video)


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James Clapper, DNI, Supports Arming Ukraine Government

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WASHINGTON — The top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday that he supports arming Ukrainian forces against Russian-backed separatists, as the Obama administration continues deliberations about whether to deepen involvement in a conflict pitting the West against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

James Clapper Director of National Intelligence

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said


The ATM That Loans Money

Walking past a row of vending machines and ATMs at the Kursky train station in Moscow, Sergei Amirkhanov stops in front of a bright orange cash machine. Instead of inserting his bank card, he scans his passport, poses for a photo and enters his mobile number. He receives a text message on his phone


The Most Powerful Organized Crime Group you Never Heard of

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Italy’s ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate is believed haul in more revenue than many Fortune 500 companies.

An alleged member of the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate is escorted by Italian Carabinieri police officers [AP]

Milan, Italy – The ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate – based in Italy’s southern Calabria region – is not nearly as well-known as Cosa


Unexplained Crater in Russia

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In the middle of last summer came news of a bizarre occurrence no one could explain. Seemingly out of nowhere, a massive crater appeared in one of the planet’s most inhospitable lands. Early estimates said the crater, nestled in a land called “the ends of the Earth” where temperatures can sink far below zero, yawned


Aviation Expert Accuses Putin for MH370

Wise has discussed his theory on his blog, published the details in a 95-page Kindle single, and written about it for New York Magazine.

Screenshot/CNN Private pilot and science writer Jeff Wise, one of CNN’s aviation analysts during the network’s wall-to-wall


U.S. Capitol Legalizes Marijuana

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Data found that African Americans are arrested eight times as much as whites for marijuana possession in Washington, D.C.

At 12:01 am on February 26, Washington, D.C. joined the ranks of U.S. states where recreational marijuana use is now legal.

Initially approved by residents in a landslide midterm election vote last November, some congressional lawmakers


Iran Hangs Obama in Effigy

Just weeks before Secretary of State John Kerry held new nuclear talks with Iran’s foreign minister in Geneva, Iranians were hanging Kerry’s boss in effigy at a huge Tehran-sponsored rally marking the Islamic Revolution’s 36th anniversary, an event that critics say underscores the absurdity of the ongoing diplomatic effort.

The Feb. 11 event marked


U.S. Experts: Pakistan Likely to go Nuclear Against India Under Right Circumstance

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Pakistan may use nuclear weapons against India if the latter goes for a large scale military assault against it in retaliation for a major terror attack emanating from across the border, two top American experts have warned US lawmakers.

Indian Soldier near Pakistani border

Given the presence of a strong government in


Surgeon Ponders Complete Human Head Transplant

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LONDON — It might sound like something from a science fiction movie, but an Italian doctor says full-body transplants, where a living person’s head would be attached to a donor body, could be possible in two years.

Surgeon’s claims raise a lot of ethical questions.

Sergio Canavero, of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group


Jihadi John “The Beheader” Identified as Mohammed Emwazi

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The “Jihadi John” masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family who grew up in London and graduated with a computer programming degree, according to the Washington Post.

A still from a video released by ISIS showing “Jihadi John” holding a knife and


How Your Tax Dollars Empower Monsanto to Destroy

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Earlier this month, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a $3.2-million campaign to save “beleaguered” Monarch butterflies. As recently as 1996, there were close to 1 billion monarchs across the US. Today, their numbers have dwindled by 90 percent.

The crux of their campaign is restoring and enhancing monarch


China Dropping Major Technology Purchases from U.S.

China has dropped some of the world’s leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western cyber surveillance.

Others put the shift down to a protectionist impulse to shield China’s domestic technology industry from competition.


Mock U.S. Aircraft Carrier Destroyed During Iranian War Games (Video)

Iran has staged naval war games in an important sea channel, including an attack on a mock US warship. Missiles were also fired from the coast around the Strait of Hormuz, which sees a quarter of all sea-transported oil pass through it.

A still from a news broadcast by Press TV showing the Iranian


Russia Busted Lobbing Artillery Into Ukraine

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A University of Copenhagen scientist has been developing a new method in his spare time that has wide political implications. It shows that artillery systems were fired from Russia during the Ukrainian conflict in 2014. A fact previously denied by the Russian government Artillery was fired from Russian territory in 2014. This is according to


Ukrainian Forces Left in “Zombie” State After Major Defeat


On a snowy, empty highway, a couple and their son emerge from weeks of hiding, wandering in a hungry daze. A rebel truck, mangled by a land mine, is blocking the road. Half a dozen Ukrainian corpses, several burned, lie in a ditch.

Pro-Russian rebels fire artillery rockets towards Debaltseve, near Vuglegirsk, Ukraine, on


Revealed: NSA Has Been Actively Trying to Disable Cellphone Network Security

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Just a week ago, President Obama assured the public that he understood the importance of securing the privacy of mobile phone networks.

“Ultimately, everybody — and certainly this is true for me and my family — we all want to know that if we’re using a smartphone for transactions, sending messages, having private conversations, that


Bastard Scientist Accepted Bribes to Deny Climate Change


For years, politicians wanting to block legislation on climate change have bolstered their arguments by pointing to the work of a handful of scientists who claim that greenhouse gases pose little risk to humanity.

Wei Hock Soon

One of the names they invoke most often is Wei-Hock Soon, known as


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