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(New York Times) F.B.I. Counterterrorism

December 30, 2012 Leave a comment

(New York Times) F.B.I. Counterterrorism Agents Monitored Occupy Movement, Records Show http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/nyregion/occupy-movement-was-investigated-by-fbi-counterterrorism-agents-records-show.html?_r=0

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Bolivia nationalizes 2 Spanish-owned ele

December 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Bolivia nationalizes 2 Spanish-owned electrical utilities, which are called Electropaz and Elfeo, are located in capital La Paz and in Oruro, 370 kilometers (230 miles) south of the capital.

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[Guardian] Russian military presence in

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

[Guardian]
Russian military presence in Syria poses challenge to US-led intervention
The depth and complexity of Syria’s anti-aircraft defences mean that any direct western campaign, in support of a no-fly zone or in the form of punitive air strikes against the leadership, would be costly, protracted and risky. The possibility of Russian military casualties in such a campaign could have unpredictable geopolitical consequences. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/23/syria-crisis-russian-military-presence

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Stop leaking secrets to the press IDF co

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Stop leaking secrets to the press
IDF commander writes letter after Israeli media outlets publish information regarding Sayeret Matkal’s (General Staff Reconnaissance Unit) secret activities, including past assassinations and fatal training accidents.
The commander of the Israel Defense Forces’ secretive and elite Sayeret Matkal (General Staff Reconnaissance Unit) has posted a message asking all former members of the unit to stop sharing classified information with the press. Lt. Col. G. asked the former commandos to “return to a policy of discretion regarding the unit’s confidential operations and keep the unit away from the media.” http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=6607

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[Ansa.it] Syria: Orthodox Patriarch urge

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

[Ansa.it]
Syria: Orthodox Patriarch urges Christians to remain
It is estimated that the Orthodox community in Syria numbers some 1.8 million people.
https://www.ansa.it/ansamed/en/news/nations/syria/2012/12/24/Syria-Orthodox-Patriarch-urges-Christians-remain_7996372.html

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[The Japan Times] Abe hints at scrapping

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

[The Japan Times]
Abe hints at scrapping reactor ban
TABUSE, Yamaguchi Pref. — The head of the Liberal Democratic Party repeated Saturday that he will consider revoking the ban on construction of new nuclear reactors after he takes office this week. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20121223a1.html

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Revealed: U.S. carried out 333 drone str

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Revealed: U.S. carried out 333 drone strikes in Afghanistan this year alone – more than the entire drone strikes in Pakistan over the past eight years COMBINED http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2251418/Revealed-U-S-carried-333-drone-strikes-Afghanistan-year–entire-drone-strikes-Pakistan-past-years-COMBINED.html

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