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Obama Inflicts More Sanctions on Iran

Turning the screw on Iran and its nuclear program, the Obama administration imposed new sanctions Monday on Iran’s currency and auto industry, seeking to render Iranian money useless outside the country and to cut off the regime from critical revenue sources.

The executive order from President Barack Obama broadens an already concerted and multifaceted


China Adds 7 New Taboo Topics to Avoid Talking About

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They’re like George Carlin’s seven dirty words, except it’s not the FCC who’s banning them, but the Communist Party of China.

In a directive reportedly distributed last month to local party committees, China’s top propaganda officials issued new restrictions banning discussion of seven topics deemed to be “dangerous Western influences.”

Titled “The Current Situation


Iranian Energy Chief: Iran to Build Nuclear Reactor

Iran will soon build another nuclear reactor in the north-western city of Bonab in East Azarbaijan province, revealed Fereidoun Abbasi, the chief of Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI).

A Russian worker walks past the Bushehr nuclear power plant, 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran – Reuters




Pentagon Creates New Medal for Drone Operators

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The Pentagon unveiled a new medal on Wednesday to honor “extraordinary” troops who launch cyber attacks or drone strikes from their consoles, even if they do not risk their lives in combat.

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, announcing the new “Distinguished Warfare Medal,” said it was time to recognize those who play


New Images of Andromeda Galaxy Released

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Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory have captured two new views of the Andromeda Galaxy.

This new image from the Herschel Space Observatory shows the ring-like swirls of dust filling the Andromeda galaxy. The glow seen here comes from the longer-wavelength, or far, end of the infrared spectrum, giving astronomers the chance


Paramilitary Force Assembled by Syria with Iranian Help

President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has put together a new paramilitary force of men and women, some trained by key ally Iran, to fight what is now becoming a guerrilla war, a watchdog said Monday.

The force, dubbed the National Defence Army, gathers together existing popular committees of pro-regime civilian fighters under


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