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Mar 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers on Sunday said investigators had found no evidence thus far pointing to terrorism in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 three weeks ago, and that it was critical to find the plane to understand what happened on board. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman ...

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Mar 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

(CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday after four hours of talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Russia had reaffirmed its commitment to finding a diplomatic solution in Ukraine but had not agreed to move Russian troops from the Ukraine border. "We both made suggestions as to how that will be ...

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Mar 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from News.com.au: CHINA is considering a plan to cover the entire world with a network of surveillance satellites. If it went ahead the plan could see more than 50 observation satellites in orbit within two years, The South China Morning Post reported. This would put the country’s satellite surveillance capabilities on a par, or greater ...

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Mar 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

PARIS (Reuters) - France's anti-immigrant National Front were set to win a record number of town halls as early results showed a rout for President Francois Hollande's ruling Socialists in local elections on Sunday. The mainstream right also made gains. Partial tallies and exit polls showed the anti-EU party of Marine Le Pen on track to ...

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Mar 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Telegraph: British troops will take part in wargames in the Baltics in order to reassure Ukraine in the face of a potential Russian invasion, the Defence Secretary said today. Philip Hammond said Britain would stand by its Nato allies as he warned Russia may attempt to seize more territory. He said claims from senior ...

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Mar 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from CBS News: Following the Russian takeover of Crimea this month, a lot of residents of Crimea are being asked to switch sides -- but not all of those residents are human. Crimea -- formerly a part of Ukraine -- was formally annexed by Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russian troops took control of military ...

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Mar 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal: Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, a gambit that could determine the trajectory of the biggest European security crisis in decades. Both sides released descriptions of the call that differed on the details but agreed that ...

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Mar 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The New York Times: The Taliban assailants apparently thought they were attacking an unprotected Christian-run day care center. But they mistakenly burst into the compound next door, where an American government contractor’s employees were heavily armed and ready, according to accounts that the contractor and the Afghan police gave on Friday of ...

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Mar 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Three objects retrieved by a Chinese ship in the search for missing flight MH370 are pieces of floating rubbish, it has emerged. The items were recovered from the Southern Indian Ocean as the operation to locate the Malaysia Airlines jet, which vanished on March 8, entered its fourth week. Sources said two ...

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Mar 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

A photo taken off a computer monitor onboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion, shows an object floating in an area within the search zone of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Southern Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia, Friday, March 28, 2014. PERTH, Australia (AP) - A Chinese ...

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Mar 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Washington (AFP) - Nearly 100,000 Russian forces have massed on Ukraine's border, a top Ukrainian defense official told an American audience Thursday, giving a number far higher than US military estimates. "Almost 100,000 soldiers are stationed on the borders of Ukraine and in the direction ... of Kharkiv, Donetsk, " Andriy Parubiy, chairman of Ukraine's national ...

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Mar 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Riyadh (AFP) - US President Barack Obama meets Saudi King Abdullah Friday as mistrust fuelled by differences over Iran and Syria overshadows a decades-long alliance between their countries. Obama, who is due to arrive in Saudi Arabia late in the afternoon on a flight from Italy, is expected to hold evening talks with the monarch on ...

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Mar 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

I don't believe the Pope is on record multiple times with epic lies like "You can keep your health plan, period." Excerpted from The Washington Times: President Obama’s first meeting with Pope Francis produced a little schism of its own. The Vatican and White House gave starkly different versions Thursday of Mr. Obama’s meeting with Francis. The president’s ...

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Mar 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Via AMSA.GOV.AU The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been updated Keep Reading . PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner has shifted because of a "new credible lead." The revised search area comes as the weather cleared Friday in the southern Indian Ocean to allow planes to ...

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Mar 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan described the leaking on YouTube on Thursday of a recording of top security officials discussing possible military operations in Syria as "villainous" and the government blocked access to the video-sharing site. The anonymous posting followed similar releases on social media in recent weeks which Erdogan has cast as a ...

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Mar 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

London (AFP) - A former wife of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah appealed to US President Barack Obama on Thursday for help in the case of four daughters she says are being held in a royal palace. Alanoud AlFayez, 57, a Jordanian national who has lived in London since her divorce from the Saudi monarch in 2003, ...

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Mar 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from New Straits Times: CALM: Youngest son of pilot breaks silence THE youngest son of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah has finally broke the family's silence over allegations against his father. Ahmad Seth, 26, a language student, said ever since the aircraft disappeared on March 8, he had been reading ...

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Mar 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is believed to be solely responsible for the flight being taken hundreds of miles off course and there is no evidence of a mechanical failure or hijacking by a passenger, according to an law enforcement official involved in the investigation. A high-ranking officer attached ...

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Mar 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

POTUS has arrived at the Vatican. Motorcade pulled into St. Peter's Square and drove behind St Peter's Basilica pic.twitter.com/O4LpHLjIXl— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 27, 2014 Excerpted from The Hill: President Obama and Pope Francis spoke at length about shared concerns on foreign policy and income inequality during their historic meeting at the Vatican, President Obama said ...

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Mar 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis on Thursday defended the Catholic Church's anti-abortion stance and discussed immigration reform at a historic first meeting with President Barack Obama, whose health law has incensed Catholic leaders. The Vatican said the two sides had discussed "the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection", foiling White ...

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Mar 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Floor Action: The House approved legislation Thursday that would provide loan guarantees for Ukraine, spend millions to promote democracy and security in the country and sanction Russian officials who threaten Ukraine's sovereignty. Members passed H.R. 4278, a bipartisan bill that reflects a House-Senate agreement on a way to react to Russia's annexation of Ukraine's ...

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Mar 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

PERTH, Australia – Planes and ships searching for debris suspected of being from the missing Malaysian jetliner failed to find any Thursday before bad weather cut their hunt short, as Thailand said one of its satellites had spotted hundreds of objects in the area. The Thai satellite spotted about 300 objects floating in the southern ...

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Mar 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Telegraph: The crucial moments of doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may never be discovered experts have warned as the 'black box’ which records details of the flight may have over written key data. As the search for wreckage of MH370 was bolstered on Wednesday by the detection of 122 “credible” floating objects in ...

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Mar 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Vatican City (AFP) - Barack Obama will meet Pope Francis for the first time Thursday for talks on a shared agenda to fight inequality which the US President hopes will help boost support at home. The talks between the first Latin-American pope and first African-American US president will focus on tackling the gap between the rich ...

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