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A look ahead to some of the major global anniversaries in the coming year
From: The Atlantic | By: James M. Lindsay | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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A New York real-estate agency has begun advertising condominiums in Trump Tower as “The Best Value in the Most Secure Building in Manhattan.”
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeremy Venook | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Here's this year's complete Boing Boing Gift Guide: more than a hundred great ideas for prezzies: technology, toys, books and more. Scroll down and buy things, mutants! Many of the items use Amazon Affiliat links that help us make ends meet at Boing...
From: Boing Boing | By: Gift Guide | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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There are three potential investors in abandoned Belene nuclear power plant (NPP) project, outgoing Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said on Wednesday.Petkova told the Bulgarian National Radio the real investment interest would only be measured through...
From: Novinite | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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The Trump Organization’s apparent interest in expanding to Taiwan adds to concerns over the president-elect’s phone call with the island's president.
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeremy Venook | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s fleet of coal and gas plants can be reduced by 10 percent using existing hardware and software upgrades, according to General Electric report.
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The story of Pizzagate is about what is fake and what is real. It's a tale of a scandal that never was, and of a fear that has spread through channels that did not even exist until recently.
From: Denver Post | By: The Washington Post | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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If a procedure to privatize the Belene nuclear power plant (NPP) project takes place, it will certainly be successful, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has said. “We can only saw what the real investment interest is after a privatization...
From: Novinite | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The N.S.A. whistle-blower, still living in asylum in Russia, says that “being patriotic doesn’t mean simply agreeing with your government.”
From: New York Times | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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“We haven’t seen anything like this yet"
From: Salon.com | By: Andrea Thompson, Climate Central | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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The Russian defense ministry says a Russian colonel who worked as a military adviser in the government-controlled part of the Syrian city of Aleppo has died in rebel shelling....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Alex de WaalDecember 05, 2016Donald Trump was elected as the mouthpiece for a populist insurgency that humbled the biggest political machine in the United States. But he is also a plutocrat, a scion of the very system against which he mobilized so much...
From: Boston Review | By: Nausicaa Renner | Monday, December 5, 2016
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House Democrats are set to introduce legislation Wednesday calling for a formal probe into Russian cyber hacking in the 2016 election, part of a broader Democratic push to shed light on unprecedented foreign interference in a US voting season....
From: CNN | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The Russian government has a problem with a lot of current technology: a YouTuber was imprisoned for playing Pokémon Go, Microsoft Outlook was banned from government computers for being an American boogeyman, and good luck accessing LinkedIn...
From: Engadget | By: Andrew Dalton | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The new document sketches out what the Kremlin sees as the main threats posed by foreign influences to its security and national interests.
From: New York Times | By: ANDREW E. KRAMER | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Google's autocomplete suggestions often produce racist or hateful responses. Here's what you need to know.
From: Business Insider | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Leonid Slutsky will not continue as CSKA boss after Wednesday's game. Coach Leonid Slutsky is to leave CSKA Moscow following Wednesday's Champions League game against Tottenham, the Russian club have announced. The 45-year-old took over at CSKA in 2009,...
From: ESPN | By: PA Sport | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Polina Davydova was 3 when her family escaped the Nazis, and 53 when she left Russia. Now 77 and in failing health, she is grateful for the generosity of her new country.
From: New York Times | By: EMILY PALMER | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The Europa League is often criticised, but should we get rid of the competition completely? Do Tottenham want to play in the Europa League? The club may well find themselves in it once they drop out of the Champions League, but would it be good for them?...
From: ESPN | By: Ben Pearce and Dan Kilpatrick | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The Pentagon's $125 billion waste alone would be enough to fund the world's third-most expensive military
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Joe Biden: "I am going to run in 2020." The death toll from the Oakland warehouse fire currently stands at 36. "The revelation of a phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen last Friday startled leaders and diplomats...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The “smell of global power” is more than a metaphor now that you can buy Trump-, Putin-, and Trudeau-scented candles on Etsy for all of your holiday gift-buying needs. This is no joke, and the Trump candle even comes with a tuft of strawberry blonde...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Amy Feinstein | Monday, December 5, 2016
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From: Tartelette | By: My Tartelette Editor | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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How do I communicate to my older leftist American friends and relatives that criticism of Russian propaganda and international meddling is not neo-McCarthyism?I've been having difficulties talking to my older relatives and friends about the Russian government's...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: moonlight on vermont | Monday, December 5, 2016
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In a first-ever detailed analysis of investment across the global energy industry, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that global energy investment fell by 8.0 percent in 2015, with drops in oil and gas upstream spending outweighing continued...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Okogba | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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If Democrats choose to oppose the nomination of Mattis, it's probably not going to go well for them regardless of the final outcome.
From: Business Insider | By: Paul Szoldra | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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His claim of success could collapse if there's another 9/11-scale attack
From: Time | By: Mark Thompson | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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In the film versions of Ian Fleming’s original James Bond novels, 007 often wins the day through the use of special high-tech gadgets furnished by the Q Division. But in the books that birthed the character, Bond very rarely relies on wiz-bang gizmos,...
From: The Art of Manliness | By: Brett and Kate McKay | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The U.S. has stopped buying Russian Mi-17 “Hip” helicopters for Afghanistan but the rugged choppers will continue to be a mainstay of the Afghan Air... The post US Struggles to Keep Russian Helos Flying for Afghans appeared first on Defensetech....
From: Defense Tech | By: Richard Sisk | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Use of fentanyl has exploded in many states, driven largely by how easy it is to get and make. It is also far more potent than other opioids such as heroin.
From: Business Insider | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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It is crucial to differentiate between the IRI’s true proxies and groups that are best described as Iranian partners. The key distinguisher is whether an organization adheres to the Iranian revolutionary governance ideology of vileyat e faqih, or guardianship...
From: The American | By: Tara Beeny | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Media Matters is a liberal media-watchdog organization known for its fixation on Fox News, but a “new era” is coming and fake news will now be the prime target. “There was a period of time which we were, rightfully so, described as the ‘Fox antagonist’s,”...
From: The Wrap | By: Brian Flood | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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It all ends badly, as it must, in a swirl of cannibalism, baby-switching at birth, contests, and psychiatrists. Oh, how we need Richler today! The post A Year in Reading: Annie Proulx appeared first on The Millions....
From: The Millions | By: Annie Proulx | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The former world chess champion and Putin critic talks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about Putin, Trump and the relationship between Russia and the U.S.
From: NPR | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Without any promising answer to the problem of fake news, outlandish false claims like a pedophilia ring running out of D.C. restaurant will continue to grow.
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Open-web advocates are preparing for a renewed policy war as net neutrality’s future remains uncertain.
From: The Atlantic | By: Adrienne LaFrance | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Trump wants voters to believe he won the popular vote save for illegal immigrants. Then why object to a recount?
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Monday, December 5, 2016
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At a recent international meeting on internet freedom and democracy, one of the chairs made an unusual request: He asked contributors to share only research results, not anecdotes. I was puzzled—why did this need to be said? The couple of hundred attendees...
From: Slate | By: Maria Farrell | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Not quite an unprecedented break in protocol.
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab (previously) is one of the world's leading research centers for cybersecurity analysis, and they are the first port of call for many civil society groups when they are targeted by governments and cyber-militias....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Has the phrase reached its saturation point?
From: Reason | By: Jesse Walker | Monday, December 5, 2016
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But not a victory for the establishment.
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined hands to lash out at Pakistan on terrorism as the subject took centre stage at the inauguration of the sixth Heart of Asia ministerial conference on Sunday in Amritsar. The...
From: Dawn | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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With the neocons discredited, no other strategy has replaced theirs except to “win” and come home.
From: The American Conservative | By: Jon Basil Utley | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Sales of arms by American defense companies have declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2015, while European firms saw their sales jump.
From: CNN | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Afghan Senate on Monday said it will investigate growing military ties between Taliban insurgents and Iran and Russia. "Evidence of Russian and Iranian cooperation with the Taliban has been found," Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, chairman of the Afghan Senate...
From: Voice of America | By: Noor Zahid | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Americans don’t mind torture and indiscriminate bombing as techniques to safeguard the security of the nation, revealed a global survey conducted by Red Cross. Surprisingly, United States citizens outnumber those from several war-torn nations and every...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The international media is currently having a long serious discussion about fake news and internet trolls in the social media.Only after the US presidential elections and its results, the world decided to put the spotlight on that dark use of social...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Monday, December 5, 2016
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As the first of three episodes that will close out the end of 2016, Emma Stone hosted Saturday Night Live last night for the third time, and hopefully it’s an indication of a strong finish for the cast, writers and crew of the staple sketch show. A...
From: SlashFilm | By: Ethan Anderton | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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