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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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The President Of Mark Zuckerberg's Immigration Reform Group Has Resigned

Sep 20 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Joe Green, the president of the tech-backed immigration reform group founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has resigned from his post at FWD.us, according to a company blog post. We saw this post on Politico, though Re/code's Kara Swisher was first to reveal Green’s departure. According to a confidential email sent to Swisher, Green was likely "pushed" from his top spot. Todd Schulte, executive director of FW ...
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White House evacuated after man jumps fence

Sep 20 2014 4:21am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Washington (AFP) - A man triggered an evacuation at the White House late Friday after he scaled a fence and made it into the building before being captured.US President Barack Obama and his family were not at the White House at the time, though officials and journalists were rushed out of the building during the disturbance that began on the North Lawn around 7:20 pm (2320 GMT) Friday, the Secret Service said.Minutes earlier, the first family had left by helicopter fr ...
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Communicable diseases warning issued after floods in Philippines
Manila, Sep 20 (IANS) The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) Saturday warned the public of the transmission of communicable diseases following the floods that inundated Manila and surrounding provinces. | by IANS
 
Pakistan facing over 6,000 MW power shortfall
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan is facing an electricity shortfall of over 6,000 MW, with many parts of Punjab province witnessing outages of 20 hours a day. | by IANS
 
'Most British female students face sexual advances on campus'
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Over one-third of British female university students have faced unwanted sexual advances on campus while studying, reveals a new poll. | by IANS
 
 

Iran, six powers head into 'very tough' nuclear talks

Sep 19 2014 6:23pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Iran and six powers returned to the negotiating table on Friday with only two months left to overcome hurdles in the way of a deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program.No major breakthroughs are expected at the talks, which are to continue until the end of next week, but the pressure is on both sides to find ways to narrow the gaps.EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton sat down with ...
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This is what a country under lockdown looks like: Sierra Leone shuts down for three days to combat Ebola

Sep 19 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: National Post

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. Wooden tables lay empty at the capital’s usually vibrant food markets. Police stood guard at roadblocks in this nation of 6 million people. This crumbling seaside cap ...
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Queen urges unity after Scotland rejects independence

Sep 19 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Edinburgh (AFP) - Scottish leader Alex Salmond said Friday he would resign after losing an independence referendum that left the United Kingdom intact, as Queen Elizabeth II called for "mutual respect" among Scots following a divisive campaign.Despite a surge in Scottish nationalist support in the final fortnight of the campaign, the anti-independence "No" camp secured a clear margin of 55.30 percent of the vote against 44.70 percen ...
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CIA halts spying on allies in Western Europe in response to scandals, sources say

Sep 19 2014 1:17pm CDT | Source: National Post

WASHINGTON — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. officials. The pause in decades of espionage, which remains partially in effect, was designed to give ...
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Cops Are Using Power Tools To Break Up And Arrest Immigration Protesters In Washington

Sep 19 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Multiple immigration activists have been arrested outside of the women's leadership forum where President Barack Obama is set to speak Friday afternoon, according to reporters present. The protesters apparently locked their arms together with plastic pipeworks, which police removed with power saws. The activists are likely upset over Obama's decision to back off his promise to enact immigration reform t ...
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Liberia: First Shipment of the Ramped Up U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives in Liberia

Sep 19 2014 11:19am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[U.S. Embassy Monrovia]A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by President Barack Obama in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent ...
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