Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Turkey says another Russian jet violated Turkey’s airspace

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned the Russian ambassador after a Russian jet violated Turkey’s airspace on Friday, despite several warnings. Saturday, a Foreign Ministry Statement said the plane was warned in Russian and in English before entering Turkey’s airspace. Advertisements

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Airplane mechanic reportedly suspected of planting bomb that brought down Russian plane

A new report says an airplane mechanic, whose family member has ties to Islamic State in Syria, is accused of planting a bomb on the Russian passenger plane which crashed in Egypt last October. Two unidentified sources told Reuters the EgyptAir mechanic had been arrested along with two airport officers and a baggage handler who …

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Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

So the big bosses at Liberal Facebook, has their shorts in an uproar. Facebook says it’s cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest social network.

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US warship sails near South China Sea island claimed by China

These countries huffing and puffing, all wanting to show how tough they are. A US Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles or within the territorial waters of an island claimed by China in the South China Sea, in a sign of increasing tension in the region days after Secretary of State John Kerry visited …

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US and UK ‘hacked into Israeli drones and planes’

US and UK agencies reportedly hacked into Israeli drones and other aircraft as they gathered intelligence, in an operation dating from the late 1990s. It enabled Israel’s allies to monitor information acquired by its reconnaissance missions, Der Spiegel and The Intercept website reported.

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Poll say 40% of Germans want Merkel to resign over migrant crisis

In Germany, 40% of the people want Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign over her refugee policy, according to a poll published Friday, a day after Germany announced plans to crack down on the amount of refugees flowing through its borders.

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Sanders staffers posed as union members to access potential voters

Bernie Sanders campaign staffers reportedly donned union pins to try to get close to culinary workers at several major hotel restaurants in Las Vegas — drawing objections from union bosses.

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Finland plans to boot out 20,000 refugees

Finland is the latest country to announce plans to boot out migrants, with plans to send 20,000 packing. What did they expect, letting them all in? The Finnish government is set to deport two thirds of the 32,000 asylum seekers it received last year whose applications have been turned down.

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Chicago Gun-Control Groups Urge Businesses to Keep Concealed Users Out

Retailers in the Chicago area are getting pressure from gun-control groups to block owners with concealed-carry permits from carrying weapons inside their businesses. The groups are pushing the retailers to post signs saying that their establishments are gun-free zones.

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Obama creates new cancer task force, blessing Biden’s effort

Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe Biden in charge of the drive to streamline government efforts toward a cure. Called the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, the group will be modest in scope — the White House says the task force is “advisory only.” …

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