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US debt spikes to $17T after debt ceiling lifted

US debt articleThe public debt of the United States has spiked in the wake of the congressional decision to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

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UN urges US to give clear drone report

U S  DRONE attackThe United Nations has called on the United States to become transparent about the number of civilians who have been killed by its drone strikes.

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The Pursuit of Edward Snowden

edward snowdon RussiaIn many ways, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is more wanted by the U.S. government than was Osama Bin Laden just six months after the 9/11 attack on the United States. President George W. Bush said during a White House press conference, «Who knows if he’s [Bin Laden] hiding in some cave or not. We haven’t heard from him in a long time. The idea of focusing on one person really indicates to me people don’t understand the scope of the mission. Terror is bigger than one person. He’s just a person who’s been marginalized... I don’t know where he is. I really just don’t spend that much time on him, to be honest with you». 

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US drone strikes supreme war crime: Kevin Barrett

kevin-barrett-911A US political commentator says CIA assassination drone strikes are a violation of international law and constitute the supreme war crime under the Nuremberg principles.

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With Fla. Verdict, Is Protective Clothing Still Required?

Trayvon-Martin-parents"I'm ashamed at how long it took me to realize why so many people in my family have been consumed with looking church-ready when they step out the door regardless of time or day."

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Canadian Intelligence Working in the Interests of the U.S.

Lula Dilma and ObamaThe "quiet Canadians", unlike the "quiet Americans" from intelligence agencies, are rarely caught red-handed when performing their duties. However, recently Canadian ambassador Jamal Khokhar was summoned to the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations. Following the instructions of President Dilma Rousseff, Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo voiced a protest against the activities of Canadian intelligence agencies on the territory of Brazil.

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US govt reports US$116.5 billion surplus in June

Barack-Obama-Mexico-460x288WASHINGTON—The federal government yesterday reported a rare surplus of US$116.5 billion in June, the largest for a single month in five years. The gain kept the US on track for its lowest annual deficit in five years. The surplus was due in part to US$66.3 billion in dividend payments from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Obama-says-Shutdown-is-Republican-Strategy-650x383Bringing to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst, the US House of Representatives approved a Senate deal that will end a 16-day federal government shutdown and avert the first government default in U.S. history.

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Canada wants to own Turks and Caicos Islands

Peter GoldringAn influential Canadian Member of Parliament (MP) is making strong and serious representation for the Turks and Caicos Islands to become a part of Canada.

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Canada Calls Spying Activities Legal

espionaje-enterOttawa, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) insists that all of its activities in the country and abroad are legal, after it was disclosed that the agency spied on Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy.

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USA: EPIC To Ask Supreme Court to Halt Telephone Tapping

US-Supreme CourtWashington, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Center Electronic Privacy Information (EPIC) will request the U.S. Supreme Court to issue declarations against the collection of information the National Security Agency is carrying out though phone tapping.

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US warns of increased drug trafficking in Caribbean

DrugsSAN JUAN - The United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has warned about increased drug trafficking in the Caribbean, saying more cocaine is being smuggled into the United States after passing through the region.

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EU-U.S. Trade: A Tale Of Two Farms

gmo farmer richard wilkins2U.S. and EU officials begin talks Monday on an ambitious free-trade agreement that promises to create thousands of new jobs and generate billions of dollars of new trade. But negotiators must overcome barriers created by cultural and philosophical differences over sectors like agriculture.

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Clinton: Shutdown shows 'scorched earth' politics

hilary-clintonCLINTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is deriding the partial government shutdown, saying dysfunction and gridlock are emblematic of too many people in politics choosing "scorched earth over common ground."

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Turkish FM Asks John Kerry to Explain US Espionage

ahmet-davutoglu-y-john-kerrAnkara, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish minister for Foreign Relations, Ahmet Davutoglu, said today that he asked the United States secretary of State, John Kerry, to explain the alleged espionage activities that were revealed and affect Turkish agencies.

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Monsanto drops request to grow GM crops in EU

mais-monsantoUS agricultural and chemical giant Monsanto has said it intended to drop its requests to grow new genetically modified crops in the European Union and would focus instead on securing approval to import GM foods grown in the US and elsewhere.

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OAS launches cyber security crisis management exercise

Albert Ramdin7WASHINGTON, USA -- The assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, noted that cyber attacks are taking place in the region with “frightening frequency, sometimes with far reaching and disastrous consequences,” in his remarks during the inauguration of a subregional cyber security management exercise taking place at the headquarters of the OAS in Washington DC, in which Anne Witkowsky, the acting principal deputy coordinator for the Bureau of Counterterrorism of the United States Department of State, also took part.

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U.S. and China smile for cameras, prepare for war

McCain-Wang YangRarely have relations between China and the United States been so cordial. On Wednesday, the superpowers agreed to an impressive slate of measures to fight climate change by cutting emissions. Last month’s summit between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping saw the leaders finally agree on an approach to North Korea.

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Supreme Court guts key part of landmark Voting Rights Act

US supreme court rulingWASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gutted a core part of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act and challenged Congress to come up with a replacement plan to protect blacks and other minorities in places where discrimination still persists rather than target former slaveholding states in the South.

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Obama’s All-out Global War against an American Asylum Seeker

barak-obama3President Barack Obama has met his unlikely match in a former Army Special Forces recruit-turned CIA technician-turned National Security Agency contractor. Obama has issued what amounts to an «all-points-bulletin» for Edward Snowden who, in May, left his job at NSA Hawaii as a contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton and departed Honolulu for Hong Kong with a treasure trove of classified documents pointing to NSA’s massive electronic surveillance of Americans without a warrant and billions of people around the world. 

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US Supreme Court ducks major ruling on affirmative action

US-Supreme CourtWASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court avoided a major ruling on affirmative action in college student admissions on Monday, but warned that university policies that take race into account could be more vulnerable to legal challenges in the future.

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