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Ukraine Seeks Nuke Weapons Superpower Status
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 10:46 PM

Ukraine is hoping to regain its status as a nuclear weapons superpower state.

According to Ria Novosti, "Draft law on restoring Ukraine’s nuclear status was registered at Ukraine’s Parliament on Wednesday at the request of Svoboda party."

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EU to Enforce 40% Cut on Energy Consumption
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 10:02 PM

European Union officals are planning to announce a binding agreement on member states that EU consumers must reduce their energy consumption by at least 40 percent. 

The BBC News reports that, "EU commissioners are meeting today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be. Several countries, anxious over the security of their Russian gas supplies, are pushing for a tough, binding goal."

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US Export-Import Bank Subsidizes Boeing
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 09:01 PM

 Airplane manufacturer Boeing can enjoy receiving massive subsidies through the US federal government by taking generous loans from the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

According to the Daily Caller, "Between 2009 and 2013, the Export-Import Bank of the United States authorized more than $16 billion in loans and loan guarantees to 34 state-owned foreign airlines for the purchase of Boeing aircraft, according to an analysis by Heritage Action."

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Obama Funds Hamas with $11bn US Weapons
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 08:00 PM

President Barry Obama deployed $11 billion of U.S.-made weapons to the Islamist terorist organization, Hamas in the Palestine, so they can wage war against Israel. US Secretary of State John Kerry utilized favorable diplomatic relations with Qatar to ensure the transaction would be completed.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Qatar recently cemented an enormous weapons deal with the United States. But this week, the tiny, resource-rich Gulf kingdom with outsized geopolitical ambitions — and a seemingly bottomless pocketbook — might be setting itself up for more problematic relations with the U.S. Last week, Qatar closed the largest sale of American weaponry so far this year, purchasing $11 billion worth of Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters. The sale revealed that Qatar hasn't exactly been lacking in strategic daring in the wake of its failed bet on Muslim Brotherhood-linked political movements throughout the Middle East, and its subsequent fallout in diplomatic relations with neighboring Gulf monarchies."

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Radical Islamists Promote Jihad Tourism
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 11:37 PM

Militant Muslims can spend their vacations on jihad tourism, where they can celebrate suicide bombing and have a blast.

Channel NewsAsia reports that, "Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State (IS) is now expanding into tourism, taking jihadists on honeymoon and civilians to visit other parts of its "caliphate."

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Rich Russians Flee London
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 10:22 PM

Rich Russians are fleeing London and taking their assets with them to prepare for a new round of sanctions.

According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "Russian oligarchs are moving money out of London following threats of tough financial sanctions in the wake of the attack on Flight MH17, Downing Street has said. Allies of Vladimir Putin are understood to be reacting after British demands to punish the Russian president’s “cronies.'"

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Argentina Likely to Default Next Week
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 09:42 PM

Despite the Buenos Aires government pledging to offer 30 percent pay hikes for bureaucrats, Argentina is likely to default on its bills to creditors next week on July 30.

The BBC News reports that, "A US judge has ordered Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts. District Judge Thomas Griesa told the parties to meet from 10:00 EST (14:00 GMT) on Wednesday to hammer out a deal."

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Planned Parenthood Imposes For-Profit Abortion Quotas
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 08:40 PM

Planned Parenthood has imposed abortion quotas at clinics to reduce the Hispanic population in Texas and boost profits.

According to the Daily Caller, "The Texas congressman in whose district a Planned Parenthood clinic allegedly had abortion quotas reacted angrily to the news Tuesday, saying, ”The criminal behavior of Planned Parenthood has no limits.”

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Gore Blames Global Warming for Antarctic Ice Expansion
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 08:02 PM

Former Vice President Al Gore wants to tell the world the 'Inconvenient Truth,' that the Antarctic's expanding ice glaciers had been caused by global warming.

Science Daily reports that, "The first direct evidence that marked changes to Antarctic sea ice drift have occurred over the last 20 years, in response to changing winds, is published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists from NERC's British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena California explain why, unlike the dramatic losses reported in the Arctic, the Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change."

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Suspicions Mount for Kiev and Malaysian Air Crash
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 05:00 AM

The Ukrainian government of Kiev faces growing suspicions over its involvement of the Malaysian Airlines crash over Eastern Ukraine last week. Kiev officials released audio tapes last weekend, which allegedly proved that Moscow officials were coordinating with pro-Russian separatists to shoot down planes. However, the tapes appear to have been edited one day before the fatal crash occured that killed 298 innocent passengers on board.

According to Pakistan Defence, "In a devastating twist to emerge over the weekend it now seems that the Malaysian civilian airliner downed over Ukraine was most probably brought down as a result of sabotage by the US-backed Kiev regime. The purpose of this audacious act of mass murder – in which 298 lives were lost – was carried out with the intention of framing the Russian government. Washington, the chief sponsor of the Kiev regime, must have known about the plot, if not being fully complicit in it."

 

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