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What nuke? Things we learned from leaked spy cables that exposed Netanyahu's lie
A blockbuster cache of leaked spy cables has revealed that Netanyahu lied to the UN about Iran’s nuclear capability, and that the CIA covertly attempted to contact Hamas despite a US ban.

24.02.2015 20:31

Collapse of Russia will prove major test for US – Stratfor
American think-tank Stratfor has issued a new 'Decade Forecast,' which says the EU will decay, China will end up in "a communist dictatorship," and Russia will disintegrate...though it hasn't done so yet, despite such predictions taking place in the past.

24.02.2015 08:48

​US Supreme Court: FISA surveillance stays secret
Defense attorneys for the Chicago teen arrested for terrorism in a 2012 sting will be not have access to government surveillance documents, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, upholding a lower court’s decision without comment.

24.02.2015 18:41

21 or IS? Swedish woman’s birthday balloons mistaken for Islamic State initials
A Swedish woman’s 21st birthday celebration turned into a nightmare as police raided her house. She had hung two balloons to celebrate her age, but when “21” was viewed in reverse, they thought it stood for IS, short for Islamic State.

24.02.2015 14:45

Russian maritime grenade launcher goes into mass production
A modernized DP-64 grenade launcher uniquely designed to keep enemy frogmen, saboteurs and pirates away from ships and important sea maritime installations, such as oil rigs, has gone into mass production in Russia.

24.02.2015 13:47

MI6 thwarts S. Africa-Iran business deal – spy cables
MI6 officials helped stop the sale of equipment by a South African company to an Iranian firm, which was suspected of involvement in weapons manufacturing in Iran, a leaked spy cable reveals.

24.02.2015 14:27

Forget all our other troubles – the Russians are coming!
The gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow. Train and bus fares continue to rise. Twice as many people are living in poverty than 30 years ago. And our National Health Service is being privatized before our very eyes.

24.02.2015 12:41

US Embassy, Eiffel Tower: Unknown drones buzz Paris landmarks
At least five drones were spotted flying over the center of Paris with police unable to find who is operating them. The pilotless aircraft were previously sighted near the presidential palace and nuclear plants in what is becoming a recurring problem.

24.02.2015 13:03

Spy leaks: MI6 tried to recruit N. Korean asset with S. African help
MI6 tried to recruit a North Korean asset to infiltrate the secretive regime. The UK spy agency requested South Africa’s help to establish a “long term clandestine relationship in return for payment,” according to leaked spy cables.

24.02.2015 10:47

​ISIS blame game: UK, Turkey trade blows over missing schoolgirls
Britain and Turkey have exchanged blame over who is responsible for allowing three London schoolgirls to travel to Istanbul, en route to join Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).

24.02.2015 09:28

E. Ukraine artillery withdrawal focus of FMs meeting – as Poroshenko buys UAE weapons
While the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were meeting in Paris to talk about the Eastern Ukraine peace settlement, it was revealed that the Ukrainian president has struck a deal on arms supplies from the UAE.

24.02.2015 11:24

Israeli army to make it harder for soldiers to quit over psychological problems – report
The Israeli Defense Force reportedly wants to close a loophole allowing soldiers to quit on psychological grounds. Around one in six Israeli male servicemen leave before their service ends.

24.02.2015 08:43