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FCC chairman, Justice Department sign off on Charter's takeover of Time Warner Cable

Key federal regulators have signaled support for Charter Communications' $71-billion-plus acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, subject to several conditions aimed at spurring competition among Internet service providers and increasing the number of homes with broadband …

Russian media is spinning the downing of a Russian jet fighter into a wider conspiracy theory

Depending on one's point of view, it could be described as an act of self-defense on the part of Turkey, a NATO member — or an act of aggression.<p>But to Vladimir Putin, and to his claque in the Russian media, only one question matters: To which of his narratives should it belong?<p>I realize that …

Russia

Here are 2 problems that could sink the Russian military in a war

But despite the Kremlin's recent successes, the Russian military faces two deep structural problems that could prove disastrous if it ever faced off against another large conventional force.<p>According to Dave Majumdar of The National Interest, Russia's military is facing deep manpower and hardware …

Military

EU calls on Russia to halt airstrikes in Syria

Syria,Russia,European Union,Europe,Islamic State,Middle East and North Africa,World news<p>Foreign ministers say Russian attacks are a gamechanger and call for protection of civilians to become an international priority<p>The EU has urged Russia to halt its military intervention in Syria, warning that it …

Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast

BEIRUT (AP) — Amid the ornate walls of Damascus' famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun Rahmeh stood before worshippers last week, declaring Russian …

Middle East

Syria 'is edging closer to an all-out proxy war between the United States and Russia'

And these weapons deliveries ultimately helped fuel a proxy war that now involves Russia's ongoing military interventions in Syria.<p>"With the enhanced insurgent firepower and with Russia steadily raising the number of airstrikes against the government's opponents, the Syrian conflict is edging …

Middle East

Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says attack on hospital was a mistake

Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told Congress on Tuesday that the deadly U.S. airstrike on a civilian hospital in Kunduz was a mistake, but he declined to endorse calls for an outside investigation.<p>Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Campbell said the …

Obama avoids a showdown in Syria

Administration officials game out options to respond to Putin's provocations, but Obama exercises "strategic patience."<p>As Vladimir Putin takes increasingly provocative actions against U.S. interests in Syria, President Barack Obama is tuning out calls from Republicans and foreign policy …

Russia denies ground troops build up as tensions mount over Syria bombing campaign

Uncertainty remains about how far Russia will push its intervention in the Syrian conflict as US officials say they believe Russia might be readying a ground contingent to back up air campaign<p>Russia was forced into vehement denials that it was sending ground troops into battle in Syria on Tuesday, …

Russia

End of ISIS? Putin 'sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State'

GETTY • IGPutin is reportedly ramping up his military mission in Syria<p>The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take …

Middle East

Afghan response to hospital bombing is muted, even sympathetic

KABUL — Over the past five years, suspected U.S. airstrikes that killed civilians in Afghanistan often played out like this:<p>Then-President Hamid Karzai would fire off biting statements accusing the U.S. military of incompetence. Protesters would then pour into the streets, spewing even more pointed …

Preview Of World War III? Russia Is Putting On A Display Of Firepower That Is Shocking The World

<i>This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at End of the American Dream</i><p>The Russians have unleashed their own version of “shock and awe” …

Vladimir Putin sees Barack Obama's coolness as weakness – and it is hurting America

Russia's bombing of American allies in Syria underlines how much more powerful and provocative Putin is than he was before Obama took office<p>Russian warplanes began bombing American-backed Syrian opposition strongholds on Wednesday, a move that can be viewed as the latest example of American …

Bashar al-Assad: failure to beat Isis will 'destroy Middle East'

Bashar al-Assad,Syria,Russia,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Islamic State<p>Syrian president claims ‘this war will continue until either terrorism defeats the people or the people defeat terrorists’<p>Failure in Syria’s campaign against Islamic State – backed by its loyal friends Russia and Iran …

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Saudi Clerics Call for Jihad Against Iran and Russia in Syria | VICE News

Dozens of conservative Saudi Arabian clerics have called for Arab and Muslim countries to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they term a jihad, or holy war, against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers.<p>Although the clerics who signed the online …

Middle East

From LA to London | Orgasmic Meditation is Coming to a City Near You | Amuse

If you’ve ever wondered if you could be having better sex, or dream of a polysexual utopia, this is a story for you. The story is about a practice called Orgasmic Meditation [OM] that besides providing key words for some top-grade clickbait, has the answers to all of your questions.<p>OK, not all of …

Russian Scientist Injects Himself with 3.5 Million Year Old “Eternal Life” Bacteria

A group of Russian scientists believe that the secret to eternal youth might actually lies in the permafrost of Siberia. They’re experimenting with a …

Permafrost

Caveman Training: 3 Hardcore Workout Routines

A calculated mix of traditional and novel strength and conditioning exercises, Caveman Training is prided on its specificity as much as its …

Exercise

5 Stability Ball Exercises for a Crazy Strong Core

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>When was the last time you used a stability ball at the gym? Sure, shiny new gadgets and machinery might look fun, but some machines can be more trouble than they're worth. (We're looking at you, seated crunch machine!)<p>The '90s called and reminded us …

Workouts

At $65, The Misen Chef's Knife is the Holy Grail of Knives

I'm not supposed to be writing this week. I have much too much to think about with my book just released and a tour coming up, but I was so excited about this that I couldn't *not* write about it.<p>A few days ago, I got a knife in the mail. This, in itself, is nothing unusual. People send me new …

Watching Porn Is OK. Believing In Porn Addiction Is Not

Porn addiction isn’t a real disorder, but the belief in it certainly is—and can make you anxious, depressed, and angry.<p>Porn addictions are like …

Fresh terror for Afghans as Isil takes Taliban country

Hundreds of Afghans have been killed and thousands forced to flee amid a brutal turf war between Taliban and Islamic State jihadists<p>In Achin, a small district in eastern Afghanistan, governor Haji Ghalib Mujahid has called for an uprising. “Everyone who has a gun, a sword, anything, should fight …

Economic secrets of the dark web—the safe, easy way for anyone to be a little drug lord

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>We had met at a bar. I told him I was an economist. He told me he was a pot dealer. You might think we wouldn’t have had much to talk about. But the most exciting story in economics is one where an innovation disrupts a market and creates new ones. So once he said …

Dark Web

The Obama administration is worried that Putin is about to pull a fast one in New York

White House officials are reportedly trying to decide whether the two leaders should meet to "work out their differences before the tumult in the Middle East escalates even further," according to The New York Times.<p>Some in the administration, however, "worry that agreeing to meet would only play …

Why are Russian bombers flying close to Britain?

RAF jets were last week scrambled for the seventh time this year to intercept Russian bombers near the UK<p>Flights by Russian long-range nuclear bombers skirting British airspace routinely spy on UK air defences, but should not be considered provocative, a senior former Russian officer has told the …

Russia to U.S.: Talk to Us on Syria or Risk 'Unintended Incidents'

Russia has called for military-to-military cooperation with the United States to avert "unintended incidents" as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria, where U.S. officials believe Moscow is building up forces to protect President Bashar Assad.<p>The United States is using Syrian air space …

We just got the clearest sign yet that Russia doesn't really care about fighting ISIS in Syria

"This system is the advanced version used by Russia, and it's meant to be operated by Russians in Syria," a Western diplomat who is regularly briefed on US, Israeli, and other intelligence assessments told Reuters .<p>Russia has substantially increased its military presence in Syria over the past two …

Middle East