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Why Putin worries about Poland, but not Obama

Source: Business Balla | May 15 2014, 8:31pm CDT | by Forbes

As Russia devours Ukraine, President Obama’s decision to stall missile defenses for Poland looks more and more reckless...
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Into thin airtime: TV ad space becomes scarce or nonexistent this late in campaign season

Oct 31 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

MANCHESTER, N.H. – A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire’s one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded. Hours before the spot was set to run, however, WMUR-TV had to revise its contract with Senate Majority PAC and credit the group’s account. The reason: “Oversold inventory.” Such is the life of even a deep-pocketed political a ...
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Foreign jihadists flock to Iraq, Syria on 'unprecedented scale': UN

Oct 31 2014 4:51am CDT | Source: Business Insider

London (AFP) - Jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an "unprecedented scale", according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Friday.Around 15,000 people have travelled to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) and other hardcore militant groups from "countries that have not previously faced challenges relating to al-Qaeda, ...
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Chinese unmanned lunar orbiter returns home
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back, becoming the third nation to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US. | by IANS
 
China pledges $81 mn financial assistance for Afghanistan
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China Friday pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan (about 81 million dollars) to Afghanistan this year at an international meeting on Afghanistan held here. | by IANS
 
EU seeks talks with Russia over goods duties: WTO
Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has sought a consultation with Russia over the tariffs the latter imposed on certain agricultural and manufactured goods, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Friday. | by IANS
 
 

Hong Kong activists mull taking protest to Beijing

Oct 31 2014 4:24am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong's democracy protesters are considering travelling to Beijing to directly petition Communist authorities as the Chinese capital hosts US President Barack Obama and other world leaders at an upcoming summit.The protesters have held continuous street rallies for a month, demanding free leadership elections for the semi-autonomous city in 2017.Beijing has refused to back down on its insistence made on August 31 that candidates in the vote ...
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People of Boston, public officials mourn the loss of former Mayor Menino

Oct 31 2014 12:26am CDT | Source: Daily Free Press

Nov 1, 2001 – Mayor Thomas M. Menino has returned to campaigning after more than a month of suspended campaign activity. FILE PHOTO BY ALLISUN REILLY/DFP FILE PHOTO Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who was also co-director of Boston University’s Initiative on Cities, left a lasting impact on the city he looked after. He died Thursday morning after a battle with an advanced form of cancer. Those who knew Menino honored him for ...
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Myanmar president opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, army

Oct 31 2014 12:15am CDT | Source: Business Standard

Myanmar President Thein Sein opened unprecedented talks with army top brass and political rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi today, as US President Barack Obama called for "inclusive and credible" elections in the country next year ...
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Human mission to Mars would be simpler if we used asteroids as ‘stepping stones’ to get there

Oct 30 2014 1:16pm CDT | Source: National Post

A mission to Mars will be mankind’s next giant leap. But one expert has suggested that it might be simpler to get to the red planet in a series of smaller jumps — using asteroids as stepping stones. Prof Richard Binzel, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is calling for a comprehensive survey of asteroids between Earth and Mars so that a plan can be formulated. “Near-Earth asteroids are the most accessible interplanetary stepping stones to Mars,” said Pro ...
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There’s A ‘Crisis’ Between President Obama And Israel Because The President Is Wrong

Oct 30 2014 12:58pm CDT | Source: The Daily Caller

The anonymous staffer's comments just show how out of ...
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Sending U.S. troops to battle raging Ebola is a rank injustice

Oct 30 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: Canada Free Press

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Obama is using American troops to combat Ebola to show the world he cares enough to send our very best.  But our soldiers aren’t Hallmark greeting cards. Like many of President Barack “Red Line” Obama’s foreign policy initiatives, his Ebola plan has a ready-shoot ...
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