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Jan 11 12:02

Russia postpones year's first launch of Proton rocket with European satellite — source

The ILS joint venture was created in 1995 by Russia’s Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre and the American corporation Lockheed Martin. Ten years after that Lockheed Martin withdrew from the partnership, selling the majority stake to a German businessman. In May 2008 the Khrunichev Centre bought the stake and ILS is its subsidiary ever since. The company, based in a suburb of Washington, D.C. - Reston (Virginia), over the past 20 years has carried out more than 80 commercial launches of the Proton carrier rockets from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Russia leases from Kazakhstan... Proton launch vehicles are designed and built by Khrunichev within its facility near Moscow. The Khrunichev facility is home to all engineering, assembly and test functions of the Proton launcher. With the recent consolidation of Russian space enterprises, Khrunichev has direct oversight and control of up to 70% of all Proton rocket manufacturing, including all engine systems.

Jan 11 11:59

Why “Collateral Damage” Elicits So Little Empathy Among Americans

After Senator Ted Cruz suggested that the United States begin carpet bombing Islamic State (IS) forces in Syria, the reaction was swift. Hillary Clinton mocked candidates who use “bluster and bigotry.” Jeb Bush insisted the idea was “foolish.” Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, tweeted: “You can’t carpet bomb an insurgency out of existence. This is just silly.”

Jan 11 11:58

Taiwan bans GMOs from school lunches… mandates GMO labeling nationwide… throws down gauntlet on toxic foods from USA and Monsanto

Even as the fascist, corrupt U.S. government and its regulators (FDA and USDA) actively conspire with the biotech industry to poison Americans with genetically modified foods, Taiwan has already passed and implemented a nationwide law to protect its citizens from GMOs.

Jan 11 11:56

Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News’ Murdoch to Drill for Oil in Syria, Violating International Law

By Justin Gardner

While Syria is torn apart by the warring of U.S. imperialists and Islamic fundamentalists—leaving its children to die of starvation—another country plans to take advantage of the chaos by stealing resources from Syria’s southern region. The theft will be carried out by the most notorious pushers of military hegemony, and they don’t care that it violates international law...

Jan 11 11:54

Russia’s Progress M-29M freighter raises International Space Station’s orbit

Russia’s Progress M-29M space carrier, docked with the International Space Station (ISS), switched on its engines on early Monday raising the station’s orbit by approximately three kilometers (1.9 miles), a spokesman for the Mission Control told TASS. "The operation to adjust the station’s orbit was successfully carried out," the spokesman said in an interview with TASS. "The orbit’s altitude was raised by approximately three kilometers." He also said that the operation to readjust the ISS orbit was conducted from the Earth without the participation of the station’s current crew members. The current ISS crew comprises Russian cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko, Mikhail Korniyenko and Sergey Volkov, US astronauts Timothy Kopra and Scott Kelly and the European Space Agency’s astronaut Timothy Peake.

Jan 11 11:52

International Atomic Energy Agency starts inspection at Japan’s nuclear facilities

IAEA’s special commission will assess the actions of officials supervising the nuclear sphere in the country in close coordination with Japanese Nuclear Safety Commission. The inspection is expected to be finished by January 22. After that, IAEA will assess the work that has been completed and issue recommendations. During the inspection, specialists will also visit Fukushima I NPP and Takahama NPP in Fukui Prefecture. In summer and autumn of last year two reactors at Sendai NPP in Kagoshima Prefecture were restarted.

Jan 11 11:48

Expert: Armed conflict on Korean peninsula unlikely but may 'start by error'

This new episode is not quite new or unusual either, the expert said. This happened many times before and the response from South Korea and the United States was the same, he added. "I don’t think that anyone is now ready for a real military conflict and that the situation may deteriorate to an extent that shooting will begin. However, a military conflict may start by error as the nerves of all the sides are strained. In particular, South Korea’s decision to resume broadcasts may do the evil service of a grenade ignitor. If North Koreans try to fire at South Korean loudspeakers and the latter respond, then the situation may deteriorate seriously. But I don’t expect a full-blown conflict because no one is interested in it and no one is ready for it. For Americans, such all-out war would mean big losses both for themselves and among the South Korean population and for North Korea this would signify complete destruction of their country.

Jan 11 11:42

German government votes to expand military interventions in Mali and Iraq

he German government voted last Tuesday to expand the German army’s intervention in Mali within the framework of the United Nations Minusma mission. The number of troops deployed is to be increased by 550 to 650. Thus far, 235 soldiers were involved in a so-called European Union training mission (EUTM) in the relatively quiet south, in the capital of Bamako. By contrast, the new soldiers are to be deployed in the northern city of Gao, and tasked with reconnaissance, protecting a military camp and logistics. The dispatch of the soldiers is to be completed by May 2016.

Jan 11 11:41

Russian general: New militants regularly arrive to Syria’s Latakia province from Turkey

Rudskoy said that Syrian government forces are making progress while militants are suffering losses and forces to leave their positions. "However, despite efforts of the international community directed at stopping any support to terrorists, new recruits regularly arrive to the north-eastern part of Latakia province from the Turkish territory," he added.
Russia has delivered over 1,000 airstrikes in Syria since start of year — general http://tass.ru/en/defense/848749

Jan 11 11:39

Russian watchdog to inspect Microsoft, McDonald’s for compliance with personal data law

The regulator plans to hold over 1,000 scheduled inspections of compliance with the law on keeping of Russian users’ personal data on servers in Russia, head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov said late in December 2015.

Jan 11 11:36

Brent crude oil price falls below $32 per barrel

The price of Brent crude futures contract for February delivery in the course of trading on the London Stock Exchange (ICE) fell by more than 5% to $31.94 per barrel. A significant acceleration of the decline in oil prices happened on January 6 against the decision of the state-owned Saudi Aramco to increase the prices for basic grades of oil for its customers in Europe. Thus, the cost of one barrel for the countries of northwestern Europe decreased by $0.6 and $0.2 for the countries of the Mediterranean region. However, the price of a barrel of Extra Light oil fell by $0.5 for the US customers. "The news that Saudi Arabia has reduced the price of oil for Europe caused a new wave of pressure on the oil market, and therefore the Brent price on Thursday was close to $32 per barrel," VTB Capital analyst Maxim Korovin said. At the same time, oil prices will remain low for a longer period, Tom Levinson at Sberbank CIB said.

Jan 11 11:35

Weak Credit Growth Signals Recession Ahead

Jan 11 11:33

Serbia interested in developing military cooperation with Russia — president

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in Belgrade on Monday. "Serbia will not ask for any concessions, although we have reasons to expect much from Russia," the president said, noting he was surprised with the fact that neighboring Croatia is holding talks on purchasing ballistic missile defense systems from Norway.
PM: Serbia seeks to increase its military potential to be able to defend itself http://tass.ru/en/defense/848821

Jan 11 11:24

What Clinton’s latest emails say about Benghazi, White House, private accounts

While the US public may be bored of Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails,” as her rival Bernie Sanders put it, the latest batch of messages – released in the dead of night – offers tantalizing glimpses into what the former secretary of state knew, and when.

Jan 11 11:22

Richard Peterson Warns that the Stock Market has "Plunged over a Thousand Points Already this Year . . . Good Luck."

My friend, Richard Peterson (who is a high-functioning Seattle-area musical and mathematical savant), left me this voicemail over the weekend regarding recent stock market activity.

(The translation software for Google Voice has never been able to accurately transcribe is speaking.)

Jan 11 11:22

It’s Now Official: Bitcoin Was The Top Performing Currency Of 2015

The following infographic brilliantly sums up one of the massive “sleeper” investments of 2015. When the numbers were all calculated, Bitcoin was easily the top performing currency of 2015.

Jan 11 11:19

Britain’s sale of arms to Saudi Arabia violates international law – lawyers

The British government has been accused of violating international law by enabling the export of British-made arms to Saudi Arabia, which may have been used to kill civilians.

Jan 11 11:17

Poroshenko's Advisor Calls Russians "Small, Harmful Insects"

"Should Russians be hated? Or is hate for the weak? Or am I confused... It just so happens that this is the first real vacation in two years, somewhere even shameful. Well, there's the beach, sea, beer, all of that. And yes, there are Russians. They are the Immutable and indispensable attribute of any resort. Well no, not stamping feet, not always drunk, not always yelling, and not always eating. Now it's quite the contrary - some are hushed, a bit exhausted. But not totally tired out. They still don't deserve any illusory pity. They still have Imperial aspirations and ambitions. But already without the strain and without tearing shirts off their chests. Should they be hated? Well no. I haven't experienced such feelings. Just disgust. The same as towards any small and harmful insect... That same feeling at the moment of striking one with your shoe... It's a pity that our shoes aren't ready yet. But it's a work in progress".

Jan 11 10:55

What’s the Real Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s Execution of Shia Cleric al-Nimr?

The execution of Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr and 46 convicted al-Qaeda members by the Saudis triggered a still-unfolding crisis between the Kingdom and Iran. Protesters in Tehran set fire to the Saudi embassy, and the Iranian government threatened that the Saudis will face “divine” revenge.

Jan 11 10:39

A Showdown Year for Reproductive Rights

For advocates of women’s reproductive rights, 2015 was the definition of “annus horribilis:” marked by tough new limits on abortion, a debilitating Planned Parenthood scandal, and a shooting at a Colorado clinic that left three people dead. For abortion opponents, it was the year when decades of incremental political and legal gains merged into something much bigger. Now 2016 is shaping up to be even more turbulent – perhaps the most momentous year for reproductive issues in a generation.

Jan 11 10:37

Are 911 Truthers Retarded?


Like the Tea Party, Occupy, and BLM, 911 truth has had a concentrated effort and sustained campaign of disinformation and sensationalism to hijack the movement with no one being more damaging than Kosher Jones and the tards he promotes.

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