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Sanctions effect: Russia to change its economic partners… for the better

Western sanctions might push Russia to deepen cooperation with BRICS states, in particular, to strengthen its ties with China, which will possibly turn out to be a big catastrophe for the US and the EU some time later. On March 18, the spokesperson for the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, claimed in a BBC interview that Russia […]

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Google encrypts Gmail to safeguard against NSA snooping

Google is doing its best to put a lid on the NSA’€™s prying eyes by using enhanced encryption technology to make its flagship email service airtight. “Your email is important to you, and making sure it stays safe and always available is important to us,” Gmail engineering security chief, Nicolas Lidzborski, said in a blog […]

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Vienna first city to be granted personal domain name

Vienna is the first city in the world to be granted it’s own URL domain suffix. Businesses and organisations associated with Vienna now have the chance to register websites with the ending ‘.wien’, where you usually might have ‘.at’ or ‘.com’.

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GMO labeling effort in Colorado scores win in state Supreme Court

An effort to put a ballot initiative in front of Colorado voters regarding the labeling of genetically modified foods was allowed to proceed after the state Supreme Court dismissed a challenge by biotech and food industry outfits. For Initiative #48 to make it on the November ballot, supporters must now gather 86,105 petition signatures and […]

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Panama’€™s 1st solar power plant begins operating

Panama’s government has put into operation the country’s first solar plant at a cost of approximately $10 million, authorities said. The 2.4 MW plant, inaugurated Thursday by President Ricardo Martinelli at the Sarigua National Park in central Panama, was built with the support of the Italian government and Rome-based Enel Green Power…

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26 top American corporations paid no federal income tax from “€™08 to €™12″€“ report

Twenty-six of the most powerful American corporations “such as Boeing, General Electric, and Verizon” €“ paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2012, according to a new report detailing how Fortune 500 companies exploit tax breaks and loopholes.

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“World’€™s first”€™ farmer trial over GM crop contamination begins in Australia

A landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers’ liability if their crops affect neighboring territories.

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Destitute Chilean Farmer Defeats Monsanto in Landmark Legal Victory

A landless Chilean farmer has won a landmark lawsuit against Monsanto and thus exposed the dangers posed by the transnational corporation to the whole country. José Pizarro Montoya, a 38-year-old landless farmer from Melipilla (Santiago, Chile), and ex GMO producer (season 2009-2010) is the first and perhaps the only Latin American who has won a […]

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Science – Latest Technology News and Pictures

The US military is testing a radical “smart rifle” that can automatically aim itself, it has been revealed. The army is believed to have acquired six $27,000 “smart rifles” from Texas firm Tracking Point. It uses a built in Linux computer to aim at a target, and can even “lock on” top targets and automatically […]

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Rescue saga: US ship heads to free two trapped icebreakers in Antarctic

American vessel the Polar Star, the US Coast Guard’s only active heavy polar icebreaker, is heading to the Antarctic to rescue over 120 crewmembers aboard Russian and Chinese ships trapped in heavy sea ice.

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Denver legalizes marijuana for use on private property

The City Council in Denver, Colorado voted on Monday to permit residents to smoke marijuana on private property, even if others can see them doing so from the street or sidewalk.

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“Nothing is beyond our reach”€™: Evil octopus strangling the world becomes latest US intelligence seal

Billions of dollars annually are being used to fund operations conducted by the United States intelligence community, the likes of which allow the government to eavesdrop on emails, listen to world leaders’ phone calls and about everything in-between.

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US inequality at historic high, surpassing Roaring €™20s

Recent survey shows inequality in the US is at its new peak. The richest 1 percent of the population received almost a fifth of the national households’ income in 2012, thus breaking the previous record set in 1928.

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‘Not to share wealth with poor is to steal’: Pope slams capitalism as ‘new tyranny’

Pope Francis has taken aim at capitalism as “a new tyranny” and is urging world leaders to step up their efforts against poverty and inequality, saying “thou shall not kill” the economy. Francis calls on rich people to share their wealth.

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☢ Fukushima: Beyond Urgent ☢

PLEASE SHARE/REMIX THIS VIDEO which briefly covers the 3 core meltdowns, the vulnerable and leaky water storage tanks, radiation health effects, contamination of the Pacific Ocean and marine life, Unit 4 collapse risk and Unit 4 fuel rod removal risk. The situation is ongoing and deteriorating, and it’s highly likely that it’s actually worse than […]

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