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Banks looking into trends in renewable energy investment like what they see -- for reasons that have almost nothing to do with the, you know, planet....
From: Grist | By: Heather Smith | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Eurocopter's AS 550 Fennec and Bell Textron's 407 were competing for the Indian Army contract for 197 light helicopters to replace its aging fleet of Chetaks (Alouette II) and Cheetahs (Alouette III). Now the whole tender is being reissued, which may...
From: Defense Industry Daily | By: Joe Katzman | Monday, September 1, 2014
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PK also portrays Roger Goodell as a fearless visionary for changing NFL policy on domestic violence despite extreme pressure to do so.
From: Kissing Suzy Kobler | By: Christmas Ape | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Curated by Mikko Takkunen, a collection of the most interesting photojournalism and documentary photography from across the web....
From: Time | By: Mikko Takkunen | Monday, September 1, 2014
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John McCain and Lindsey Graham want Obama to confront ISIS now. They don't specify how....
From: The Atlantic | By: Peter Beinart | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A glitch revealed the exact location of 630,157 Grindr users in 131 countries, including 134 in North Korea.
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Russian VKontakte and Odnoklassniki networks dominate the social media market in Ukraine, according to new research from Russian Internet giant Yandex.
From: Global Voices | By: Tetyana Lokot | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Your stomach will drop just looking at the stunning photos captured by some of the world’s most daring urban explorers, who scale insanely high towers ......
From: WebUrbanist | By: Steph | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Small countries with big and powerful neighbors must find their own way to survive....
From: New York Times | By: RENÉ NYBERG | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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With NATO expected to endorse a force of 4,000 troops for Eastern Europe this week, a senior Russian military official said that Moscow would revise its strategy to account for “changing military dangers and military threats.”...
From: New York Times | By: ANDREW ROTH | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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LONDON (The Deal) -- European stock indices edged lower on Monday as the Ukraine crisis escalated and investors braced for new European Union sanctions against Russia for its perceived support of separatists. Reports said Ukrainian forces withdrew from...
From: TheStreet | By: Laura Board | Monday, September 1, 2014
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With the official announcement now only being a week away, the leaks seem to come more frequent. After having presented a first video with the new iPhone 6 a few days ago, Russian Youtube channel Rozetked presents a 4.7 inch …Another Look at the New...
From: High Snobiety | By: David Fischer | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy -- a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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As anticipation builds for the next generation of iPhone devices from Apple, we get a rare first glimpse at the iPhone 6 courtesy of Russian YouTube user, Rozetked. Featuring a 4.7-inch newly remodeled body, the iPhone 6 is placed side-by-side to the...
From: Hypebeast | By: Steven Suh | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.
From: NPR | By: L. Carol Ritchie | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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This summer, the bad guys have looked energetic while the good guys have looked tired, putting the norms of civilization under threat....
From: New York Times | By: DAVID BROOKS | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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NATO's secretary general says the plan 'responds to Russia's aggressive behavior' and equips NATO to respond to all security challenges, wherever they arise....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia's incursions into Ukraine.
From: NPR | By: Michele Kelemen | Monday, September 1, 2014
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NATO leaders are expected to respond to increased Russian intervention in Ukraine by establishing a force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe....
From: New York Times | By: JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and STEVEN ERLANGER | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Five geckos launched into space for an experiment on sexual reproduction in near-zero gravity were found dead after their spacecraft returned to earth, the Russian space agency said....
From: New York Times | By: ANDREW ROTH | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Seventy-five years ago today, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, kicking off World War II in Europe. Two weeks later, the Soviet Union would join and invade Poland too. In 1941, Adolf Hitler would turn on the Soviet Union, driving that country to the Allied...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Monday, September 1, 2014
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NATO members are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine, NATO's Secretary General says....
From: CNN | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Mediators held talks on the Ukrainian conflict on Monday, even as President Vladimir V. Putin accused Kiev of seeking to avoid autonomy for southeastern Ukraine....
From: New York Times | By: NEIL MacFARQUHAR | Monday, September 1, 2014
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BETC Paris While this agency’s logo pays homage to the bee colony it tends atop its roof terrace—which happens to be some of the finest real estate in Paris, boasting a 360-degree view—the insect imagery also gives a nod to the creative chaos inside...
From: AdWeek | By: Noreen O'Leary | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Putin's spokesman said that this was not an endorsement of rebel independence, and said that 'New Russia,' a term pro-Moscow rebels use for their territory, should remain part of Ukraine....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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One minute Republicans claim President Obama is a dictator and in the next breath, they claim that he’s weak. Such is the case with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is widely seen as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016. On Saturday, at the conservative...
From: Liberaland | By: Anomaly100 | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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by Dish Staff Of the 15.5 million miles of road estimated to be added to the planet’s surface by the year 2050, 90% will be in developing countries. For a new paper headed by conservation biologist William Laurance, scientists created a Global Road...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A response to the Boistö Group's 24-step agenda for resolving the crisis...
From: The Atlantic | By: Uri Friedman | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Russia's currency has hit its lowest level ever against the U.S. dollar as the risk of new Western sanctions threatens more economic damage.
From: CNN | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Russian and Ukrainian officials are meeting today with Russia-backed separatists and international monitors, but the sides remain far apart and the fighting continues in the eastern part of Ukraine.
From: NPR | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Monday, September 1, 2014
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CNN's Nick Paton Walsh visits Beslan, Russia, where 10 years ago Chechen militants stormed a back-to-school assembly....
From: CNN | Monday, September 1, 2014
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NATO's chief says the alliance's leaders will be asked this week to approve the creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations against potential Russian aggression....
From: Fox News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Read full story for latest details.
From: CNN | Monday, September 1, 2014
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With a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine about to start, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on the participants to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and separatist forces....
From: Fox News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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"Only plebs complain about Vlad, dahling!"Oh, the times they are a-changing: The gossip among Londoners in the posh parts of town is how usually flamboyant, noveau riche Russian oligarchs are lying low (for now). A few dozen less bottle blondes mixing...
From: International Political Economy Zone | By: Emmanuel | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Gas flow from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria has never been more feasible economically, but is hardly plausible from a political perspective, an Azeri think-tank believes.These comments are part of an article posted on the website Haqqani.az, run by a prominent...
From: Novinite | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Gas flow from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria has never been more feasible economically, but is hardly plausible from a political perspective, an Azeri think-tank believes.These comments are part of an article posted on the website Haqqani.az, run by a prominent...
From: Novinite | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Coming cuts to DND deeper than expected, new documents showThe post Canada talks tough on Ukraine, but cuts $2.7B from defence in 2015 appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Lunchtime summaryJohn Bercow backs down over Commons clerk appointment 6.17pm BST My colleague Patrick Wintour says the Lib Dems are saying they have not yet agreed to relocation for terror suspects subject to Tpims.Lib Dems briefing it has not agreed...
From: The Guardian | By: Andrew Sparrow | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Nato is to create a 4,000-strong “spearhead” high-readiness force that can be deployed rapidly in eastern Europe and the Baltic states to help protect member nations against potential Russian aggression, according to Nato officials. Leaders from...
From: The Raw Story | By: Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) took a swipe at President Barack Obama’s foreign policy decisions in a speech on Saturday at conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream summit in Dallas. According to Business Insider,...
From: The Raw Story | By: David Ferguson | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Bulgaria is still at the forefront of preferred destinations for Russian-speaking real estate buyers, an investment company says.Data from Green Life, an entity building and selling holiday properties in the country, shows the market has not yet been...
From: Novinite | Monday, September 1, 2014
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UNUSUALLY for a European Union summit, this one was supposed to wrap up early. "We're hoping to be done by nine o'clock," said one British official cheerfully, as proceedings kicked off yesterday evening in Brussels. But it was closer to 1.00am by the...
From: The Economist | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.
From: NPR | By: Scott Neuman | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Ukraine nearer the brink.
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Monday, September 1, 2014
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I GREW up in the 1980s rooting for the Washington Capitals, a hockey team that at the time was best described as hopeless. Over the past decade I have enjoyed the exploits of a much better version of that team, graced with a captain, centre forward Alex...
From: The Economist | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Donetsk is under the control of pro-Moscow separatists but public services are still provided by Ukrainian government employees. Though under fire, workers are still trying to keep the lights on.
From: NPR | By: Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The fighting in Ukraine is likely to dominate the upcoming NATO summit in Wales. The newest members want NATO to do more to counter Russia's moves, including supplying weapons and intelligence.
From: NPR | By: Michele Kelemen | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Russian-backed fighters are reportedly preparing to launch an assault on the strategic Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, with armored Russian columns crossing the border into Ukraine.
From: NPR | By: Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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