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Seoul Population Drops Dramatically
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 11:49 PM

South Korea's capital city, Seoul, is experiencing a rapid decline of its population on account of low birth rates and soaring property tax rates.

The Chosun Ilbo reports that, "The population of Seoul has dropped below 10 million for the first time in 25 years as the capital ages rapidly. Seoul's population had breached the 10-millionth mark in 1998 and once neared the 11-million mark."

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Eurasian Union to Battle EU in Trade Wars
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 09:23 PM

Russian President Vladimr Putin has a bold vision to establish a Moscow-led Eurasian Union to rival global supremacy over the European Union. This would explain why Moscow and and Washington are battling to rule over the Ukrainian government.

According to the Moscow Times, "Russia expects Ukraine to return to a process of integration with a Moscow-driven economics union stretching from Europe to the Pacific Ocean, a senior Kremlin official said Thursday. "We are counting on Ukraine's return to the integration process," presidential advisor Sergei Glazyev told an economic conference in Moscow."

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IRA Renews Terror Campaign in UK
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 08:58 PM

The Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland is preparing to re-launch a terrorist bombing campaign all over the United Kingdom.

The Belfast Telegraph reports that, "Military units are on heightened alert after suspected explosive devices were found at armed forces recruitment offices across south-east England on Thursday."

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Gov Christie: Grand Marshall for Bacon Bazaar
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 07:33 PM

A big-time politician will be the grand marshall for a bacon bazaar in Atlantic City. Gov. Chris Christie will host New Jersey's Bacon Festival. 

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Get ready for bacon like you've never eaten, drunk or worn it before. Bacon milkshakes. Chocolate-covered bacon shaped like roses. Bacon-flavored toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm. Bacon bourbon, margaritas, beer and vodka. Bacon ice cream sundaes. A BLT sandwich with a full pound of bacon."

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Venezuela Shuts Down Arab Spring, Where's Sen McCain?
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 07:04 PM

Sen. John McCain (R.-Az.) loves to say, "The Arab Spring is coming to a neighborhood near you." Yet, he remains strangely silent over the Venezuelan government's crack down on opposition street demonstrators.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Members of Venezuela's opposition said Thursday they were bracing for a crackdown after authorities tried to search the offices of a political party and blamed a hard-line leader for inciting violence that led to three deaths during anti-government street protests."

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Farrakhan Challenges Pope to 'Jesus Showdown'
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 12:08 AM

The Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a black supremacist, claims that he knows more about Jesus than Pope Francis does. Yet, he contends that Jesus supports an Islamist jihad and is fervently anti-Christian. That's because Jesus knows "white people are evil," according to Farrakhan.

The Washington Times reports that, "Fiery Louis Farrakhan of Nation of Islam fame said during his weekly video sermon that white people have a history of stirring up trouble, and that Allah has chosen blacks “to give life” and sit at the “top of civilization.”

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Obama to Skip Singapore on Asia Tour
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 10:54 PM

President Barack Obama does not deem the city-state of Singapore to be important when it comes to his 'Pivot on Asia.' He plans to visit US allies in the Asia-Pacific region in April, but the White House has not scheduled a visit to Singapore.

According to Channel NewsAsia, "President Barack Obama will seek to ease questions over the staying power of his strategic shift to increasingly tense East Asia in April with stops in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea."

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Canadians Flee from Press Conferences in Sochi
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 10:26 PM

Canadian Winter Olympic athletes have been forbidden to speak to reporters during the Sochi Games in Russia. 

Pravda reports that, "The administration of the Canadian hockey team cancelled all official press conferences in Sochi, the Olympic News Service reports."

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Venezuela to Crack Down on Toilet Paper Mafia
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 08:50 PM

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blaming the so-called 'Toilet Paper Mafia' for the nation's economic woes. He contends that these alleged 'criminals' are hoarding toilet paper to sell such essential items for higher prices at a later date.

According to the BBC News, "Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a shake-up of the team running the country's economy during his annual state of the union address."

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Sen Cornyn Votes 'Aye' for Obama Agenda
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 06:52 PM

You can count on Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tx.) to support President Barack Obama. He just voted in favor of a deal to allow the White House to increase deficit spending of the bloated federal budget.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Legislation to raise the federal debt limit and prevent a crippling government default cleared Congress on Wednesday with an awkward assist from top Senate Republican leaders who were forced into a politically treacherous vote engineered by tea party favorite Ted Cruz."

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