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At Slate, William Saletan describes a wave of China-bashing by current Democrat campaigns in the U.S.: Exploiting American anxiety about Asia is a long, unsavory tradition. As the
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Friday, October 24, 2014
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"FOR your freedom and ours" was a motto used by Polish rebels who fought in various uprisings against the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires between 1830 and 1849, both in Poland and in Hungary and Italy. Their intent was to build a coalition of nationalist...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The battle of wits between IBM and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov is one of the biggest moments in the history of artificial intelligence. After conceding defeat, the Russian suggested that the IBM team had cheated their way to a victory, something......
From: Engadget | By: Daniel Cooper | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Cameron's European woes.
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Country Holidays This weekly sponsored blog post is brought to you by Country Holidays. To learn more about tours and packages, please email beijing@countryholidays.com.cnor call 8587 9263.  Every year, the Arctic chill comes with winter and travelers...
From: The Beijinger | By: thebeijinger | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Fiorentina, Dynamo Moscow and Legia maintained their perfect starts....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It's one of the great paradoxes of nuclear power politics. Strategic missile defense was meant to make inter-continental nuclear warfare obsolete, creating a protective shield that negates an enemy's first strike advantage. The idea is that one side...
From: Business Insider | By: Armin Rosen | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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U.S. national security officials are concerned about the pace and intensity of Russian submarine development.,U.S. national security officials are concerned about the pace and intensity of Russian submarine development, Chief of Naval Operations Adm....
From: Fox News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Russian natural gas producer Gazprom has demanded $3 billion in unpaid bills from Ukraine's heavily indebted government. European consumers rely on Russian gas, some of which is piped through Ukraine.  ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Brussels (AFP) - European Union leaders warned it would be tough to seal a high-stakes climate change deal as they began talks Thursday on a pact aimed at making Brussels a global trailblazer for decades to come.The two-day EU summit will focus on an...
From: Business Insider | By: Lachlan Carmichael | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This certainly stinks to high heavenAt the same time that he was running the United States' biggest intelligence-gathering organization, former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander owned and sold...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Russia's currency has been put under pressure by a combination of falling oil prices and fears over a possible sovereign debt downgrade by Standard & Poor’s Friday. The ratings agency currently has a BBB- on Russia, only one grade above junk. A...
From: Free Republic | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- October always seems to be a bad month, and this go-round has been particularly troublesome because of all the global uproar. We have Ebola in America freaking out the natives (not to mention investors). We have the sanctions...
From: TheStreet | By: Jeff Opdyke | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Progress, of sortsSIR – Your leader on gay rights celebrated the increasing acceptance and visibility of gay couples (“The gay divide”, October 11th). However, it was wrong to suggest that it is this acceptance of homosexuality in the West that...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I want your book recommendations. I have just finished watching the first season of The Americans, a TV series about two Russian spies who live as an American couple with two children during the Cold War, and was surprised that I loved it a lot. I want...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: blub | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A new survey from Chapman University finds that the most common American fear is ... walking alone at night, followed by becoming the victim of identity theft, safety on the Internet, being the victim of a mass shooting, and public speaking. I have never...
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Alexei Navalny is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block.
From: Fox News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Russian ruble has fallen further against the dollar and the euro hitting record new lows against the currencies. Russia's currency has been put under pressure by a combination of falling oil prices and fears over a possible sovereign debt downgrade...
From: Business Insider | By: Tomas Hirst | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A snow plow driver who's been blamed by Russian authorities for a plane crash that killed the chief executive of the oil company Total has been sent to pretrial detention, his lawyer said Thursday....
From: CNN | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A music box with a figurine of Vladimir Putin is expected to be auctioned in Germany for several million dollars. The box, made by world-renowned puppet maker Christian Bailly, plays a Russian Waltz.
From: NPR | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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*Everywhere. Are oil prices plummeting because of “increased US production, slowing economies in Europe and China and steady production from . . . Opec”? Or an attempt to put the squeeze on Russia and Iran? Or is Saudi Arabia sitting out the price...
From: Firedoglake | By: KateCA | Friday, October 24, 2014
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My whole goal here is to reach outside of Silicon Valley, outside of the stores that you already know and show you how other people... The post How a car salesman launched an export company out of his house (and is now doing $50M is sales) – with Nathan...
From: Mixergy | By: Joe Garcia | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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When you play a contact sport, you may be trading cognitive function for the thrill of game, playing Russian Roulette with your future. From a medical perspective, playing contact sports is not a healthy or wise risk. Although there are many benefits...
From: Psychology Today | By: Harry Kerasidis, M.D. | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday....
From: Reuters | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Today is the anniversary of the start of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising.. In contrast to David’s previous discussion about young European women abandoning Western civilization, in Hungary that year women were fighting for freedom and to be part of the...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Grurray | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A Russian captured five years ago in Afghanistan and believed to have led insurgent attacks against U.S. troops will be flown here to be prosecuted…...
From: ABA Journal | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Lorry Lokey, founder of media-relations site Business Wire, has listed his stunning San Francisco apartment for $6.25 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.  Lokey bought the home for $4.6 million in 2006, but he isn't looking to turn a profit on...
From: Business Insider | By: Madeline Stone | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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From the South Florida website: While Russian buyers are fleeing Sunny Isles Beach, investors from New York and Los Angeles are flocking to Miami to buy luxury homes, according to a group of brokers who participated in a panel discussion during The Real...
From: The Real Deal | By: Mark Maurer | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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USA Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn was forced to miss the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, due to a knee injury. Now the 30-year-old star is gearing up for a return to competition, having been back on the slopes for three weeks. John Meyer of the Denver...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Matt Fitzgerald | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Russia’s leaders have continued to criticize the economic sanctions imposed by the West over their invasion of Ukraine, but the official complaints from Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have recently taken a more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger tone. The sanctions,...
From: Free Republic | By: The Fiscal times via Yahoo.com | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Having fallen victim to the Emirates Stadium's transfer merry-go-round himself, former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has offered his own insight into manager Arsene Wenger's shortcomings at the club. The Ghanaian international, now at Russian...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Tom Sunderland | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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1. Turkey said it plans to build a third nuclear power plant by 2018 or 2019. Turkey has two ongoing nuclear projects. One to be built in Mersin by Akkuyu Nuclear with an agreement signed between the governments of Turkey and Russia in May 2010. The...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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On the evening of October 7, after a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Israeli team Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Palestinian-American Nerdeen Kiswani was attacked by a group of Maccabi Electra fans. The 20-year-old...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Ben Norton | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Tim Fernholz has a lengthy profile of the aerospace company: SpaceX currently charges $61.2 million per launch. Its cost-per-kilogram of cargo to low-earth orbit, $4,653, is far less than the $14,000 to $39,000 offered by its chief American competitor,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Stocks fell on Wednesday for the first time in four days, with some traders blaming the selling on reports of multiple shootings near the Canadian Capital. The decline in stocks also came amid weakness in oil and followed Tuesday's gains, which were...
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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General Dynamics had basically flat Q3 2014 revenue, with total sales of $7.7B, masking a 13% drop in information systems balanced by growth of about 7% in aerospace, combat systems, and marine systems. Their total backlog reached $74.4B and has been...
From: Defense Industry Daily | By: Olivier Travers | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A lot of things been written about Gamer Gate. Some of them wrong, some of them stupid, some of them both. A lot of the confusion (both accidental and malicious) is because Gamer Gate is three separate things clustered together under one name. The Three...
From: Popehat | By: Clark | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Midnight matches? Flying robot clouds? The organization's suggestions for dealing with Qatar's desert climate in 2022 have been at once creative and preposterous....
From: The Atlantic | By: Kabir Chibber | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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This week, Tweeps are under threat (and worse) in Latin America and Turkey, China’s anti-rumor campaign continues, and the secret about Whisper (it's not that safe) is out.
From: Global Voices | By: Netizen Report Team | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Nat Geo Young Explorer Hannah Reyes is a photographer and travel enthusiast whose work has taken her to the unlikeliest of places to document threatened indigenous cultures. After growing up in the Philippine capital, Manila, she chose a similarly chaotic...
From: National Geographic | By: I Heart My City | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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An ISIS video released yesterday shows that one of the 28 bundles of arms the US airdropped to Kurdish fighters in Kobani early Monday fell into the militants’ hands: Video footage released by Isis shows what appears to be one of its fighters for in...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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As a former World Bank official, Afghanistan's new president has helped develop economic programs for Russia, India and China. But it is in his homeland that Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai faces the greatest fiscal challenge of his career....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Ali M. Latifi | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Read full story for latest details.
From: CNN | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, October 23, 2014. Jason Douglas writes about the Bank of England's growing concerns over risks emanating from overseas.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: WSJ Staff | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Whatever has been lurking beneath the waves of the Stockholm archipelago, Russian sub or not, is not only drawing threats of martial force from Sweden's military, it's also getting on Lasse Schmidt's nerves....
From: CNN | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A daily roundup of the most important energy, environment, and climate news from around the world.
From: Earth and Industry | By: Silvio Marcacci | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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EU leaders meet in Brussels
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Iran has arrested several suspected foreign spies in the southern province of Bushehr, home to the country’s first nuclear power plant.
From: JTA | By: Anthony Weiss | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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With the Obama proposal to get some money for infrastructure, it is time to revisit the payoff from investments in transportation. Investments that improve the performance of transportation in the US will pay for themselves in 17 years through increased...
From: New Geography | By: Susanne Trimbath | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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