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Damascus hands Moscow proof that militants used CW: Russian Deputy FM

Syria has handed over to Russia evidence proving that foreign-backed militants were behind a recent chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus, a senior Russian Foreign Ministry official says. Select Bitrate200 Kbps300 Kbps500 Kbps700 Kbps800 Kbps   “This evidence must be analyzed,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, after receiving the evidence from Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem …

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Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on U.S.-Fueled Dangers, from Climate Change to Nuclear Weapons

In the week when President Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney debated issues of foreign policy and the economy, we turn to world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and MIT professor, Noam Chomsky. In a recent speech, Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the campaign: China, the Arab Spring, global warming, nuclear proliferation, and the military threat …

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Helping to break the code of finance

It’s time to cut through the jargon and deluge of data and demystify finance for laypeople and professionals alike The New York Stock Exchange – no longer a citadel of mysteries. Photograph: Jin Lee/AP It’s unlikely that Albert Einstein was thinking about the worlds of personal finance and investing when he came up with one of his most frequently-cited bon mots. …

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Greece’s state workers strike as markets await Fed’s tapering decision

by Graeme Wearden 2.54pm BST     Here’s our news story about George Osborne dismissing fears that UK house prices are starting to get out of control: George Osborne dismisses fears of housing market bubble 2.48pm BST Trader Richard Newman, left, and specialist Peter King work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Ding-ding-ding. Wall …

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Federal Reserve begins two-day meeting as stimulus taper looms

Speculation mounting that chairman Ben Bernanke is preparing to announce cuts on economic stimulus programme Dominic Rushe in New York Follow @dominicru Bernanke is expected to focus on economic policy rather than on the appointment of his successor. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting Tuesday as speculation mounted that chairman Ben Bernanke is preparing to …

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Bloomberg Newsgate is Obamagate

by Tom Heneghan, International Intelligence Expert UNITED STATES of America – It can now be reported that the totally corrupt Obama Administration has been leaking bogus government unemployment reports, along with bogus major reports on the energy markets, to Bloomberg News who then, in return, leak the reports to corrupt criminal banks like Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and its …

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BREAKING: Government Whistleblower Exposes Hip Hop Conspiracy

This video was sent to me by Bob earlier and has since been shared on Facebook by a friend of mine. So, I’m inclined to help get this out there, despite not being able to prove the legitimacy of this guy’s claim. I’ve heard many stories in the past of Michael Jackson being murdered due to his gung ho approach …

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U.S. Must Accept Russian-Delivered Syria

By William Pfaff The Washington debates about the Syrian chemical weapons, and whether there is an Obama “Plan B” by which the United States may yet bomb Syria, seem deaf to what really happened last week. Russia delivered Syria, its ally, to international negotiations concerning those weapons and their renunciation. This has possibly opened the door to some way to …

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The People Win as Lawrence Summers Trades Power For Wealth

By Robert Scheer Poor Lawrence Summers, he doesn’t get to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, aka the czar of the world’s economic order. It would have been the penultimate reward for a career advanced by a string of stunning failures, but this time around some key senators needed to confirm the president’s likely choice had the gumption to say …

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The Origins of Our Police State

By Chris Hedges ELIZABETH, N.J.—JaQuan LaPierre, 22, was riding a bicycle down a sidewalk Sept. 5 when he noticed a squad car pulling up beside him. It was 8:30 on a hot Thursday night at the intersection of Bond Street and Jackson Avenue here in Elizabeth, N.J. LaPierre had 10 glass vials of crack cocaine—probably what the cops were hoping …