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An Annotated History Of Oil Prices Since 1861

Oil prices have crashed since the summer.<p>But oil price volatility is not new. Indeed, the price of WTI crude surged by 5% today alone.<p>In a new note to clients, Goldman Sachs analysts offer this cool annotated chart of the history of crude oil prices.

White House aides: Obama feels liberated and ready to be the president he always wanted to be

This feels like a threat. But maybe I’m only seeing it that way because of last month’s bar-lowering authoritarian power grab on immigration, with …

SHOCK CLAIM: US Power Grid Already Hacked By Iranians, Chinese, Russians

by Jim Hoft December 18, 2014<p>IT expert and former hacker David Kennedy told Greta Van Susteren tonight that a lot of experts in the internet security …

From Syria and Iraq to Iran: Kurdish Minorities Push For Autonomy

More than than three years into Syria's brutal civil war, Syrian Kurds have carved out an entity of their own close to the border with Turkey. Their battle against Islamic State, the jihadist group that has conquered chunks of Syria and Iraq, for Kobani, a stone's throw from the Syrian-Turkish …

Change comes hard in unsavoury oil states

That Russia loses badly from sagging world oil prices is obvious, but so do a bunch of other countries run by thugs, autocrats, kleptocrats, theocrats, religious fundamentalists, left-wing populists and even some democrats who govern their countries poorly.<p>Oil has been predominantly found in …

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Apple execs blast BBC documentary on abuses in China iPhone factories

In a heated email obtained by a British newspaper, Apple executives disputed claims made in a recent undercover BBC documentary that work rules for Chinese iPhone factory workers are still being widely abused.<p>Earlier this week, BBC’s Panorama investigative TV program broadcast footage that appeared …

It’s official: U.S. to reveal that North Korea was behind the massive Sony hack

Officials in the United States Department of Justice will officially reveal on Friday that North Korea was directly responsible for the devastating …

India Successfully Tests One Ton Glide Bomb. Why That's Important

<b>New Delhi:</b> India today tested a one ton indigenously-developed glide bomb which successfully hit a target 100 kms away.<p>The precision-guided bomb, …

Sony hack might have been just a rehearsal for more complex cyber attacks

The cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures might have been just a rehearsal for a certain hacker group from North Korea, <i>Reuters</i> reports, as the …

Intel report: North Korea planned attacks on US nuclear plants

North Korea dispatched covert commando teams to the United States in the 1990s to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in a conflict, according to a declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report.<p>The DIA report, dated Sept. 13, 2004, reveals that five units of covert commandos were trained …

Obama says Sony shouldn't have pulled The Interview, promises 'response' to North Korea

President Barack Obama today told a press gathering that he thought despite the damages Sony suffered in the hack attack, the company made the wrong decision in pulling the movie <i>The Interview</i> from release.<p>"Sony is a corporation, it suffered significant damage," he said in response to a question. …

Pakistan resumes hangings after school attack

Pakistan has hanged two convicted men in the first executions since 2008, officials said, after the government ended a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that killed 149 people.<p>"Yes, two militants Aqil alias Doctor Usman and Arshad Mehmood have been hanged in …

Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded …

ISIS Targets Afghanistan Just as the U.S. Quits

As the United States moves out of Afghanistan, ISIS is moving in to compete with al Qaeda and the Taliban in the legendary region of Khorasan, which …

US weighs response to attack on Sony, FBI prepares to implicate North Korea

The FBI on Friday formally blamed North Korea for the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, as the hack spurred mounting calls for the U.S. government to pursue a tough response against Kim Jong Un's regime.<p>"The FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government …

Inside The Chinese Town That Makes Your Christmas Ornaments

Hell on Earth, good will to men.<p>What does the inside of Santa’s Christmas Workshop look like? Like a sequin-covered slaughterhouse. The ornaments you hang on your tree and the stocking you sling near the chimney aren’t made at the North Pole by elves: as explained by the Guardian, they’re made in …

The Wall Between the U.S. and Cuba Has Yet to Fall

I always like to look on the positive side of things.<p>On Wednesday, December 17th—the day Cubans venerate Saint Lazarus—when I received news from the …

Three ways Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement protesters are fighting for democracy this Christmas

When police dismantled the last protest site of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement earlier this month, demonstrators pledged that they would be back. Now that the city has returned to normal, Umbrella Movement demonstrators and their supporters are starting to try out some of their new tactics.<p>A …

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You Now Can't Use Umbrellas Around China's Leader, Even if It Rains

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution has turned the humble brolly into such a potent symbol of democracy that it appears China’s President Xi Jinping does …

Happy Fire Optical Illusion

Good morning to you all, and hope you are enjoying your Thursday morning so far! You all are probably getting tired, and are ready for that long …