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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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NATO planning rapid-response force to counter new threat from Russia

Sep 2 2014 7:34am CDT | Source: National Post

BRUSSELS, Belgium — NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday. “The Readiness Action Plan will ensure that we have the right forces and the right equipment in the right place, at the right time,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. “Not because NATO wants to attack ...
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Fast Food Workers Plan Civil Disobedience And Arrests In Minimum Wage Fight

Sep 2 2014 7:24am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Fast food workers are planning protests and acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrest in more than 150 U.S. cities on Thursday as part of a demonstration supporting higher wages. McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King are among the restaurants that will be targeted, according to organizers. This is the latest in a string of protests involving fast-food workers. Protestors stormed McDonald's headquarters in May ahead of its annual shareholde ...
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India offers red carpet, not red tape, Modi hard sells India (Roundup)
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hard sold India to Japanese investors saying that his country offers only a red carpet and not red tape while dubbing his five-day trip to Japan that ends Wednesday as "very successful". | by IANS
 
Fear grips onlookers as Ebola victim walks through market
Monrovia, Sep 2 (IANS) A video footage has emerged from Liberia showing a person tagged positive for Ebola virus disease (EVD) walking through a busy market, sending hundreds of horrified onlookers fleeing in fear, a media report said Tuesday. | by IANS
 
Half of British young women cannot locate vagina
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Half of young women are unable to properly label a vagina on a medical diagramme, while 65 percent admitted having a problem simply using the words "vagina" or "vulva", a British survey has revealed. | by IANS
 
 

Civil disobedience, arrests planned in fast-food protests for $15 an hour, unionization

Sep 1 2014 4:46pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

NEW YORK, N.Y. – McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labour organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry’s workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said in an interview that workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week’s planned protests. Fells declined to say what ...
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Harper government talks tough against Russian ‘invasion,’ but cuts $2.7-billion from defence budget

Sep 1 2014 1:09pm CDT | Source: National Post

Stephen Harper has been one of the toughest-talking leaders throughout the Ukraine crisis, yet newly released figures show National Defence is expected to face an even deeper budget hole in the coming year than previously anticipated. The ongoing reductions come as the prime minister is expected to resist pressure from allies at this week’s NATO summit to spend substantially more on the military. A ...
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Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Sep 1 2014 12:02pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Kiev (AFP) - Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.The sense of foreboding in Kiev came as European-mediated talks over the fast-escalating crisis opened in the Belarussian capital Minsk behind closed doors, attended by government ...
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Arab writers mock ISIS terrorists in cartoons and comedy programs aimed at ‘rejecting extremism’

Sep 1 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: National Post

The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town – not realizing he’s fired it backward at his leader. The “Looney Tunes”-style cartoon targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham comes after its militants have swept across large swaths of Syria and Iraq, declaring their own self-styled caliphate while conductin ...
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Obama's Prospective CTO Megan Smith Once Raced A Solar Car 2,000 Miles Across The Outback (GOOG)

Sep 1 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Megan Smith, VP of Google's secretive research lab Google X, might be the next CTO of the United States. If the 49-year-old is chosen, she will replace Todd Park, who stepped down from the CTO role to take over technology adviser for Barack Obama last week. She will be the first woman to take on the role. Here's how Megan Smith got to where she is now: In 1986, Smith began her studies in Massachusetts Institution of Technology. She holds both a bache ...
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British military chiefs accuse underspending NATO members of getting ‘free ride’ ahead of upcoming summit

Sep 1 2014 8:57am CDT | Source: National Post

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday. President Barack Obama and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron will also tell their NATO allies to increase defence spending. They wer ...
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