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Russia Threatens Military Action Against US If Washington Strikes Syria

Confirming this, one week after the WaPo reported that the US is considering new military action against Syria over Assad's alleged chemical weapons attacks (as on every other prior occasion), the Russian military threatened action against the U.S. if it st

Court Won't Let FBI Dodge Lawsuit By Removing American Citizen From No-Fly List Shortly Shortly After Being Sued

The FBI uses the «no fly» list as leverage. What should be used to keep threats to national security off airplanes is being used to turn people into informants. If someone travels to a country the US government views with suspicion, citizens an
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Court Won't Let FBI Dodge Lawsuit By Removing American Citizen From No-Fly List Shortly Shortly After Being Sued

The FBI uses the «no fly» list as leverage. What should be used to keep threats to national security off airplanes is being used to turn people into informants. If someone travels to a country the US government views with suspicion, citizens and legal residents are often approached by FBI agents who use the threat of revoking flying privileges to obtain new info sources.

Here’s How China’s ‘Social Credit Score’ Punish And Reward Citizens, And It’s Terrifying

George Orwell’s 1984, Black Mirror S03E01, Psycho Pass, The Orville and many others have all theorised how technology can make our lives better… or worse.
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Here’s How China’s ‘Social Credit Score’ Punish And Reward Citizens, And It’s Terrifying

George Orwell’s 1984, Black Mirror S03E01, Psycho Pass, The Orville and many others have all theorised how technology can make our lives better… or worse.

India’s crude-oil demand to reach 500 million tons in 2040 - biggest refiner

Crude-oil demand in India is expected to rise to some 10 million barrels per day (bpd) or 500 million tons by 2040 from around 4.7 million bpd in 2017, according to the country’s biggest refiner, Indian Oil Corporation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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India’s crude-oil demand to reach 500 million tons in 2040 - biggest refiner

Crude-oil demand in India is expected to rise to some 10 million barrels per day (bpd) or 500 million tons by 2040 from around 4.7 million bpd in 2017, according to the country’s biggest refiner, Indian Oil Corporation. Read Full Article at RT.com

The Battle for Our Minds

There are battlefields in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and elsewhere, but given the state of corporate media, perhaps the most consequential battle now being fought is for our minds, says Patrick Lawrence.
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The Battle for Our Minds

There are battlefields in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and elsewhere, but given the state of corporate media, perhaps the most consequential battle now being fought is for our minds, says Patrick Lawrence.

US Approval of $330 Million Military Sale to Taiwan Draws China’s Ire

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to $330 million, prompting China to warn on Tuesday that the move jeopardized Sino-U.S. cooperation. . . .
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US Approval of $330 Million Military Sale to Taiwan Draws China’s Ire

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to $330 million, prompting China to warn on Tuesday that the move jeopardized Sino-U.S. cooperation. . . .

‘Lion King’ Puppet Technician Arrested After Allegedly Printing 3D Gun At Theater

A puppet technician with the Broadway production of The Lion King was using a 3D printer to print a gun at the theater, police say. Officers were called to Manhattan's Minskoff Theater on Friday, where they say they found 47-year-old puppet technician Ilya
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‘Lion King’ Puppet Technician Arrested After Allegedly Printing 3D Gun At Theater

A puppet technician with the Broadway production of The Lion King was using a 3D printer to print a gun at the theater, police say. Officers were called to Manhattan's Minskoff Theater on Friday, where they say they found 47-year-old puppet technician Ilya Vett in the process of printing a handgun.

Beyond Neonics: New Study Shows Glyphosate Also Major Threat to World's Honey Bee Population

While it has been widely established by the scientific community that the class of pesticides known as  neonicotinoids (or neonics) have had devastating impacts on honey bees and other pollinators, new research shows that Monsanto's glyphosate—the world'
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Beyond Neonics: New Study Shows Glyphosate Also Major Threat to World's Honey Bee Population

While it has been widely established by the scientific community that the class of pesticides known as  neonicotinoids (or neonics) have had devastating impacts on honey bees and other pollinators, new research shows that Monsanto's glyphosate—the world's most widely used chemical weed-killer—is also extremely harmful to the health of bees and their ability to fend off disease.

Trump Gets 100 Countries to Sign On to His U.N. Drug War Plan, Ignoring Changing Thinking on Human Rights and Legalization

The Trump administration announced last week that it would kick off the United Nations General Assembly with an event inviting member states to join a revamped U.S. war on drugs. On Monday, Donald Trump got his drug meeting — but not quite everyone signe
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Trump Gets 100 Countries to Sign On to His U.N. Drug War Plan, Ignoring Changing Thinking on Human Rights and Legalization

The Trump administration announced last week that it would kick off the United Nations General Assembly with an event inviting member states to join a revamped U.S. war on drugs. On Monday, Donald Trump got his drug meeting — but not quite everyone signed on. Billed as a “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem,” the State Department said that 130 countries had agreed to a nonnegotiable text, but missing from that list were a number of key U.S. allies.

California Passes Law Allowing 12-Year-Olds To Get Tax-Paid Transgender Treatments

You have to be 16 obtain a driver’s license in California, 18 to buy a rifle, engage in consensual sex, or get married without parental consent, and 21 to buy a handgun, alcohol, or marijuana. But in the nation’s most progressive state, you only need to b
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California Passes Law Allowing 12-Year-Olds To Get Tax-Paid Transgender Treatments

You have to be 16 obtain a driver’s license in California, 18 to buy a rifle, engage in consensual sex, or get married without parental consent, and 21 to buy a handgun, alcohol, or marijuana. But in the nation’s most progressive state, you only need to be 12 years old to privately seek and consent to treatment for gender transitioning.

Drones Unleashed to Find Tax Evaders as Greece Sets Disturbing Precedent

Anyone who is looking to understand exactly what the term “mission creep” means and why privacy advocates warn of its negative impact, here is another case study. Greece is apparently battling a “black economy” in one of its most popular tourist att
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Drones Unleashed to Find Tax Evaders as Greece Sets Disturbing Precedent

Anyone who is looking to understand exactly what the term “mission creep” means and why privacy advocates warn of its negative impact, here is another case study. Greece is apparently battling a “black economy” in one of its most popular tourist attractions: the island of Santorini. According to tax authorities, the area has become a hotbed of tax evasion, primarily by day trip organizers who are not properly recording their income.

Business Tycoon and Former Politician Arrested for Poisoning Homeless Encampment

Former politician and real estate tycoon Ron Alleva was arrested for spreading toxic chemicals in a popular homeless encampment near the headquarters of his business in Anchorage, Alaska, Grubstake Auction. Alleva was charged with reckless endangerment, poll
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Business Tycoon and Former Politician Arrested for Poisoning Homeless Encampment

Former politician and real estate tycoon Ron Alleva was arrested for spreading toxic chemicals in a popular homeless encampment near the headquarters of his business in Anchorage, Alaska, Grubstake Auction. Alleva was charged with reckless endangerment, pollution of land/air/water and unauthorized pesticide distribution, according to KTVA.

WATCH: Cop Leaves 13yo Boy in Freezing Cold to Force Him to Talk—Then Gets ‘Supervisor of the Year’

In April of this year, Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant handed ‘Supervisor of The Year’ to Sgt. Daniel Elzey, who, months before, had forced a soaking wet and literally freezing emotionally disturbed 13-year-old boy to sit in the cold for over an hour i
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WATCH: Cop Leaves 13yo Boy in Freezing Cold to Force Him to Talk—Then Gets ‘Supervisor of the Year’

In April of this year, Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant handed ‘Supervisor of The Year’ to Sgt. Daniel Elzey, who, months before, had forced a soaking wet and literally freezing emotionally disturbed 13-year-old boy to sit in the cold for over an hour in an attempt to force him to talk. Only after a local news agency conducted their own investigation months after the cop was given the department’s top honor did any of this information come out—despite it all being captured on his body camera.

India bolsters ballistic missile defense as target-intercept mission succeeds

India has successfully launched its first anti-ballistic missile, a milestone in the development of a two-layer missile defense system, military sources said... The exo-atmospheric Prithvi Defense Vehicle (PDV) missiles are intended to intercept any incomin
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India bolsters ballistic missile defense as target-intercept mission succeeds

India has successfully launched its first anti-ballistic missile, a milestone in the development of a two-layer missile defense system, military sources said... The exo-atmospheric Prithvi Defense Vehicle (PDV) missiles are intended to intercept any incoming projectile from outside the atmosphere. The targets can be intercepted at 50km above Earth’s atmosphere.

Marijuana Arrests Spike, Outpace Arrests for All Violent Crimes Combined

For the second year in a row, arrests for cannabis in the United States have gone up, also dwarfing the number of arrests for violent crime. The increases have come in the form of arrests for possession, not manufacture and sales.
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Marijuana Arrests Spike, Outpace Arrests for All Violent Crimes Combined

For the second year in a row, arrests for cannabis in the United States have gone up, also dwarfing the number of arrests for violent crime. The increases have come in the form of arrests for possession, not manufacture and sales.

Qualcomm Accuses Apple Of Stealing Chip Secrets, Giving Them To Intel

The latest episode in the years-long legal drama between Qualcomm and Apple was unveiled today, when CNBC's David Faber reported that Qualcomm has lobbed «explosive» charges against Apple for stealing «vast swaths» of its confidentia
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Qualcomm Accuses Apple Of Stealing Chip Secrets, Giving Them To Intel

The latest episode in the years-long legal drama between Qualcomm and Apple was unveiled today, when CNBC's David Faber reported that Qualcomm has lobbed «explosive» charges against Apple for stealing «vast swaths» of its confidential information and trade secrets for the purpose of improving the performance of chip sets provided by Qualcomm competitor Intel, according to a filing with the Superior Court of California.

What is behind soaring US budget deficit? RT’s Boom Bust show investigates

The US budget deficit has swollen to $898 billion in the 11 months through August, exceeding forecasts for the first full fiscal year under Donald Trump’s presidency. What is behind this growth? Read Full Article at RT.com
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What is behind soaring US budget deficit? RT’s Boom Bust show investigates

The US budget deficit has swollen to $898 billion in the 11 months through August, exceeding forecasts for the first full fiscal year under Donald Trump’s presidency. What is behind this growth? Read Full Article at RT.com

US won’t sanction Russia’s state debt & dollar transactions – Fitch

International ratings agency Fitch says Washington is unlikely to introduce measures targeting Russia’s sovereign debt or blocking dollar transactions by the nation’s lenders. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US won’t sanction Russia’s state debt & dollar transactions – Fitch

International ratings agency Fitch says Washington is unlikely to introduce measures targeting Russia’s sovereign debt or blocking dollar transactions by the nation’s lenders. Read Full Article at RT.com

Washington to blacklist 12 Russian companies in new round of sanctions

The US Department of Commerce has imposed restrictions on 12 Russian corporations that are allegedly acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Washington to blacklist 12 Russian companies in new round of sanctions

The US Department of Commerce has imposed restrictions on 12 Russian corporations that are allegedly acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the US. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump at UNGA: OPEC nations to contribute substantially to military protection from now on

US President Donald Trump has taken another hit at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). He has demanded that member states should ‘contribute substantially’ for military protection provided by the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump at UNGA: OPEC nations to contribute substantially to military protection from now on

US President Donald Trump has taken another hit at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). He has demanded that member states should ‘contribute substantially’ for military protection provided by the US. Read Full Article at RT.com

WTO ‘violates every single principle’ on which it is based – Trump

US President Donald Trump has criticized the World Trade Organization (WTO) and urged to re-shape the global trade. Read Full Article at RT.com
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WTO ‘violates every single principle’ on which it is based – Trump

US President Donald Trump has criticized the World Trade Organization (WTO) and urged to re-shape the global trade. Read Full Article at RT.com

China «Strongly» Urges US To Halt Taiwan Arms Sales After $300 Million Deal

Though it's hardly surprising, given President Trump's stridently anti-China rhetoric during the campaign, relations between the US and China have deteriorated to a dramatic degree since the beginning of 2018. And with the US and China trading threats followi
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China «Strongly» Urges US To Halt Taiwan Arms Sales After $300 Million Deal

Though it's hardly surprising, given President Trump's stridently anti-China rhetoric during the campaign, relations between the US and China have deteriorated to a dramatic degree since the beginning of 2018. And with the US and China trading threats following the US's decision to sanction a branch of the Chinese military for buying arms from Russia (as China threatened the US with unspecified «consequences» if it didn't undo its «mistake»), the US has thrown gasoline on the fire by moving ahead with a planned sale of F-16 fighter jets and other weaponry to Taiwan in defiance of China's warnings, per Reuters and Bloomberg.

Wendy's faces lawsuit for unlawfully collecting employee fingerprints

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against fast food restaurant chain Wendy's accusing the company of breaking state laws in regards to the way it stores and handles employee fingerprints.
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Wendy's faces lawsuit for unlawfully collecting employee fingerprints

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against fast food restaurant chain Wendy's accusing the company of breaking state laws in regards to the way it stores and handles employee fingerprints.

Erdogan Has Ordered Turkish «Operations» Against Political Enemies On US Soil

A spokesman for Turkish President Erdogan said during a Friday press conference that «operations» have been ordered against Turkey's political enemies, including those on US soil
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Erdogan Has Ordered Turkish «Operations» Against Political Enemies On US Soil

A spokesman for Turkish President Erdogan said during a Friday press conference that «operations» have been ordered against Turkey's political enemies, including those on US soil

Russia Beefs Up Syria's Air Defenses - Tells «Hotheads» To Cool Down

The Russian Minister of Defense today announced some of the measures to be taken in Syria in response to last weeks destruction of its electronic warfare plane with 15 airmen on board. Yesterday the Russian MoD held Israel responsible for the incident.
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Russia Beefs Up Syria's Air Defenses - Tells «Hotheads» To Cool Down

The Russian Minister of Defense today announced some of the measures to be taken in Syria in response to last weeks destruction of its electronic warfare plane with 15 airmen on board. Yesterday the Russian MoD held Israel responsible for the incident.

Meet the ‘ANYmal’: Creepy robotic dog that can crawl, walk and run shown fending off humans who try to push it over

Scientists have unveiled a quadrupedal robot that can open doors, ride an elevator and, in perhaps one of the creepiest scenarios, move uninterrupted after being pushed over by a human. 
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Meet the ‘ANYmal’: Creepy robotic dog that can crawl, walk and run shown fending off humans who try to push it over

Scientists have unveiled a quadrupedal robot that can open doors, ride an elevator and, in perhaps one of the creepiest scenarios, move uninterrupted after being pushed over by a human. 

DNA ancestry tests branded 'meaningless'

Commercial DNA tests that claim to tell people whether they are related to Richard III or descended from the Vikings are no more than «genetic astrology», scientists have warned.
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DNA ancestry tests branded 'meaningless'

Commercial DNA tests that claim to tell people whether they are related to Richard III or descended from the Vikings are no more than «genetic astrology», scientists have warned.

FBI Made Innocent Man’s Life a Living Hell, Told Him They Would Stop if He Became a Snitch—Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has ruled that a man can move forward with his lawsuit alleging that he was placed on the “No-Fly List” in the United States because the Federal Bureau of Investigation was trying to convince him to become an informant Yonas Fikre
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FBI Made Innocent Man’s Life a Living Hell, Told Him They Would Stop if He Became a Snitch—Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has ruled that a man can move forward with his lawsuit alleging that he was placed on the “No-Fly List” in the United States because the Federal Bureau of Investigation was trying to convince him to become an informant Yonas Fikre is a Muslim-American man who initially filed a lawsuit in 2013, three years after he was placed on the no-fly list with no explanation and no evidence against him. He was then mysteriously taken off of the list in 2016, and his lawsuit was dismissed.

3 Ways Facebook Is Increasingly Becoming An Arm Of The US Government

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about just who it is Facebook is partnering with in this endeavor, th
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3 Ways Facebook Is Increasingly Becoming An Arm Of The US Government

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about just who it is Facebook is partnering with in this endeavor, the clearer it becomes that these initiatives are not at all designed to foster independent thought and discourse, but to ultimately ensure that public online discourse doesn't stray too far from official state narratives.

North Carolina Woman Arrested For Saving 27 Cats & Dogs Without Permission (And How You Can Help)

A woman from Wayne County, North Carolina did the right thing during the chaos of Hurricane Florence and she got arrested for it because she didn’t ask the government’s permission.
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North Carolina Woman Arrested For Saving 27 Cats & Dogs Without Permission (And How You Can Help)

A woman from Wayne County, North Carolina did the right thing during the chaos of Hurricane Florence and she got arrested for it because she didn’t ask the government’s permission.

Russia Will Supply S-300 System To Syria Within Weeks After Israeli Raid

It appears Israel has paid a huge price for last week's attack on Syria which led to the accidental «friendly» fire downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane with 15 personnel on board as the door could now be forever shut on striking targets in S
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Russia Will Supply S-300 System To Syria Within Weeks After Israeli Raid

It appears Israel has paid a huge price for last week's attack on Syria which led to the accidental «friendly» fire downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane with 15 personnel on board as the door could now be forever shut on striking targets in Syria with impunity. The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has announced plans to deliver its advanced S-300 air defense system to Damascus within two weeks.

Over 3,300 Syrian Civilians Killed in US-Led Airstrikes: Report

On Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued a statement reckoning the results of the US-led coalition attacking targets across Syria since 2014. Four years later, they have killed over 3,300 civilians.
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Over 3,300 Syrian Civilians Killed in US-Led Airstrikes: Report

On Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued a statement reckoning the results of the US-led coalition attacking targets across Syria since 2014. Four years later, they have killed over 3,300 civilians.

A Former Content Moderator Is Suing Facebook Because the Job Reportedly Gave Her PTSD

A woman in California sued Facebook Friday for being “exposed to highly toxic, unsafe, and injurious content during her employment as a content moderator at Facebook.”
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A Former Content Moderator Is Suing Facebook Because the Job Reportedly Gave Her PTSD

A woman in California sued Facebook Friday for being “exposed to highly toxic, unsafe, and injurious content during her employment as a content moderator at Facebook.”

Dallas P.D. fires Amber Guyger, cop who entered neighbor's apartment and killed him

After first claiming it was unable to do, Dallas P.D. has fired Amber Guyger, the officer who forced her way into a neighbor's apartment and killed him, supposedly under the impression that it was her home and that he was an intruder.
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Dallas P.D. fires Amber Guyger, cop who entered neighbor's apartment and killed him

After first claiming it was unable to do, Dallas P.D. has fired Amber Guyger, the officer who forced her way into a neighbor's apartment and killed him, supposedly under the impression that it was her home and that he was an intruder.

German industry slams Trump over efforts to influence EU energy policy

The European Union and companies within the bloc have the right to decide on energy policy independently of “third parties,” according to Dieter Kempf, head of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Read Full Article at RT.com
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German industry slams Trump over efforts to influence EU energy policy

The European Union and companies within the bloc have the right to decide on energy policy independently of “third parties,” according to Dieter Kempf, head of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Read Full Article at RT.com

Volvo stops truck assembly in Iran due to US sanctions

Swedish truckmaker Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because of Washington’s sanctions, spokesman for the company, Fredrik Ivarsson, told Reuters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Volvo stops truck assembly in Iran due to US sanctions

Swedish truckmaker Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because of Washington’s sanctions, spokesman for the company, Fredrik Ivarsson, told Reuters. Read Full Article at RT.com

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