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China 'building third airstrip on disputed South China Sea islands'

Satellite photographs appear to show China building a third airstrip on Mischief Reef - one of several artificial islands China has created in the Spratly archipelago<p>China appears to be building a third airstrip in contested territory in the South China Sea, a US expert said on Monday, citing …

How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Undermine National Security and Harm Us All

<b>Garrisoning the Globe</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>With the U.S. military having withdrawn many of its forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, most Americans would be forgiven for being unaware that hundreds of U.S. bases and hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops still encircle the globe. Although few …

The budget deal is a big win for the Pentagon

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Until Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) rode to the rescue …

Bill Clinton Worked Hand in Glove with Al Qaeda: “Helped Turn Bosnia into Militant Islamic Base” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Bill Clinton supported Al Qaeda in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s as confirmed by RPC Congressional documents; Hillary Clinton has supported Al Qaeda …

Deutsche Bank plans to close almost all of its Russian operations

It was very likely that the group would close 90% of its Russian activities, leaving only operations related to its Global Transaction Banking division, the source said under the condition of anonymity.<p>At the weekend, Deutsche Bank said its Russian unit chairman would quit Moscow for Germany.<p>The …

How Does Venezuela Compare To The World's Worst Managed Economies?

Outside of Venezuela, around the world, controlling inflation is seen as the primary concern of most central bankers. In the economic crises of the 1970s and 1980s inflation soared as a series of economic shocks rocked Latin America. During a hyperinflation crisis in Peru in 1990 prices doubled …

Venezuela

A Taliban Attack on an Afghan Prison Has Freed Hundreds of Militants

More than 350 inmates escaped from a jail in the city of Ghazni in central Afghanistan after a raid by Taliban forces early Monday morning.<p>Mohammad …

Extremism

Terrified that his addiction to prostitutes would be revealed, an American-born Muslim cleric fled the country, joined Al Qaeda, and became a terrorist second only to Osama bin Laden

• <b>Anwar al-Awlaki, a conservative cleric turned terrorist, became the first American deliberately killed by a CIA drone</b>• <b><br>The Muslim preached against</b> …

South China Sea: Only One Issue Obama Needs to Address With Xi

Beijing told the world in August that it’d completed its massive reclamation efforts in the South China Sea but satellite photos are showing …

China

28 charts that show how America changed since the Fed gave us 0% rates

In the nine years since the Federal Reserve's last rate hike, the US has gone through a housing-bubble burst, a financial crisis that nearly destroyed the global banking system, the worst recession since the Great Depression, and a slow but steady recovery marked by moderate, consistent …

'We keep going': Utah doctor delivers equipment, hope to cancer patients in developing countries

WASHINGTON TERRACE — As Brandon Fisher made his way up the Matterhorn last month, he was thinking about his patients.<p>In his backpack, he had a prayer …

Mountaineering

Emerging-Market Currencies: Things Look to Get Worse

Investor bets that Brazil and South Africa will default on their debt hit their highest level since the financial crisis<p>Investor bets that Brazil and South Africa will default on their debt hit their highest level since the financial crisis, underscoring the stress mounting on emerging-market …

This cheap, new water-cleaning technique may transform life in developing countries

For the 1.1 billion people around the globe lacking access to clean drinking water, the solutions on offer are often too expensive. Researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt have devised a method aimed at solving that problem.<p>Desalination, often prescribed in coastal areas as a way to filter …

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