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Mar 17 09:33

Famous short seller: Beware the debt ceiling

Mar 17 09:31

Nuclear Engineer: Fukushima ‘Worst Cataclysm Ever – Will Last 250,000 Years’

An eminent nuclear engineer claims that the triple meltdown at Fukushima is the world’s worst ever cataclysm, and is likely to continue affecting wildlife and humans for the next 250,000 years.

Mar 17 09:30

Russian space firm launches production of new spacecraft for lunar missions

March 17. /TASS/. Russia’s Energiya Space Rocket Corporation has launched the production of a new spacecraft called Federatsiya (Federation) and intended for near-Earth flights and lunar missions, Energiya CEO Vladimir Solntsev said on Friday. "It is in the active stage of work. Actually all design documentation has been issued and we are now producing separate assembly units," he said. The first Federatsiya spacecraft is designed for a flight into a low-Earth orbit, he added. The Federatsiya spacecraft will be 80% made of composite materials and the descent vehicle of aluminum. "The question is what the descent vehicle should be made of. Today we are working with aluminum but simultaneously it is important not only to produce the spacecraft but also to make it competitive". The spacecraft Federatsiya designed by the Energiya Space Rocket Corporation is intended for delivering humans and cargoes to the near-Earth orbit and to the Moon. Its crew will comprise up to four members.

Mar 17 09:25

Top diplomat says Russia plans to take additional steps to settle situation in Afghanistan

Hanif Atmar said Afghanistan highly appreciates Russia’s initiative towards regional consensus in Central Asia in order to promote partnership in various spheres. "Traditionally, Afghanistan carries out a multi-vector foreign policy and Russia is a major factor in our country’s foreign policy," he said. "Russia and Afghanistan have important common interests and our partnership is playing a major role in achieving these common goals. Our cooperation plays an important role in countering terrorism and drug trafficking, in ensuring peace and national reconciliation in our country and in developing trade-and-economic relations. Afghanistan highly appreciates your recent initiatives towards regional consensus in order to promote such partnership," Atmar added.

Mar 17 09:20

Independent Scotland to seek cooperation with Russia, British MP says

Independent Scotland will seek to cooperate with all countries including Russia, Tommy Sheppard, a British MP representing the Scottish National Party told TASS on Friday. As possible areas for cooperation, he singled out trade, technology development and especially the renewable sources of energy. He also said an independent Scotland would consider it a political priority to establish relations with European countries and parfticularly the ones located in the north of the continent...

Mar 17 09:19

So many open jobs for truck drivers! It’s another bogus skills shortage story.

Today we learn about all those open jobs for truck drivers, waiting for lazy Americans (or more immigrants) to fill them. It is another bogus “skills shortage” story, revealing much about how America is changing.

Mar 17 09:18

Experts say US shale oil output growth will not bring down oil prices for long

The growth of shale oil production in the United States will not cause a prolonged decline of oil prices and does not make the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) strategy to reduce oil production pointless, according to experts interviewed by TASS. In their opinion, in the coming weeks oil will return to $55 per barrel, which is in the interests of both American and Middle Eastern producers...
Russia cuts oil production by 160,000 barrels per day by mid-March, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on Friday. Russia will maintain the oil production cut figure of 300,000 barrels a day until the agreement expires and intends to reach this level by the end of April, Novak said. "We stipulate reaching the target figure of 300,000 barrels per day. As soon as it is reached, I think it will be maintained until the end of the agreement," the minister said...

Mar 17 09:17

Syria Shoots Down Israeli Plane After Israel Launches Air Operation In Support Of ISIS

By Brandon Turbeville

Only a week away from a number of Israeli officials making statements suggesting the buildup to a war with Hezbollah, the Israeli Air Force once again launched airstrikes in Syria, alleging that the strikes were taken against a weapons convoy of the Lebanese militia coming through Syria. Four airplanes took place in the operation according to the Syrian military...

Mar 17 09:15

Trump says North Korea is 'behaving very badly' – after secretary of state draws new red line threatening pre-emptive strike if Kim's regime doesn't end its nuclear weapons program

President Donald Trump blasted the North Korean regime on Friday, supporting his secretary of state for drawing a new red line and hinting at a pre-emptive military strike against Pyongyang's nuclear threat.

'North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!' Trump wrote on Twitter.

The message came while his secretary of state Rex Tillerson was still in the Far East. Tillerson bluntly warned North Korea's dictator hours earlier that he faces pre-emptive military action if he continues developing nuclear missiles.

Mar 17 09:11

‘Now Is Not The Time’: Theresa May Blocks 2nd Scottish Independence Referendum

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has blocked a second Scottish independence referendum, saying “now is not the time” for another vote.

A repeat of the 2014 referendum is not appropriate because the country is already going through a huge change in terms of Brexit, and Scottish people need a fuller picture before making any decision on the future, said May.

Mar 17 09:06

Teacher Disciplined After Speaking About Dangers Of Vaccines

A science teacher from Canada has come under fire after urging students to learn about the potential dangers of vaccines.

Mar 17 09:02

Inflated Prices And A Dire Shortage Of New Housing In London

Last month, London’s Southwark Council was found guilty of egregious safety breaches that led to the deaths by fire of six Lankanal House Council Estate residents. The court assessed a paltry sum of £300,000 for the violations.

The charges resulting from the 2009 inferno include a failure to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment, failure to take general fire precautions—including in relation to safety of employees—and a failure to ensure that premises were subject to a suitable system of maintenance.

Mar 17 09:01

Video: Arkansas Rushes To Execute 8 Men Using Drug Linked To Painful, Botched Executions

The state of Arkansas is planning to execute eight men within a 10-day period in April—that’s nearly a quarter of its entire death row population.

Mar 17 09:00

'Making History' Star Adam Pally Says He Wants To 'Kill Trump'

Adam Pally, star of the new FOX show "Making History," told TMZ on Wednesday he would like to assassinate President Donald Trump.

Mar 17 08:56

Scientists at Oxford say they've invented an artificial intelligence system that can lip-read better than humans

The system, which has been trained on thousands of hours of BBC News programmes, has been developed in collaboration with Google's DeepMind AI division.

Mar 17 08:42

The FDA Thinks Pop Tarts Are Healthier Than Avocados

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Frosted Flakes cereal and Pop Tarts are healthy foods, but foods containing large amounts of nuts are not. However, the FDA might be changing its tune. All fats are not created equal. Currently, in order to use the term “healthy” on a product’s packaging, the product…

Mar 17 08:41


Last night Donald Trump’s tax returns were leaked. How did NBC get a cop? Was it the IRS? The IRS Commissioner Koskinen must resign. Why is this guy still here??? Like seriously.