As in the days of NOAH: Scientists use skin cells to create artificial sperm and eggs and more signs of JESUS’ soon return

NYC subways crack down on ‘Manspreading’

It is the bane of many female subway riders. It is a scourge tracked on blogs and on Twitter. And it has a name almost as distasteful as the practice itself. It is manspreading, the lay-it-all-out sitting style that more than a few men see as their inalienable underground right. Now passengers who consider such …

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North Korea suffers second Internet outage

North Korea’s Internet was down again on Tuesday, according to monitoring specialist Dyn Research, with the latest blackout coming hot on the heels of Monday’s widespread nine-hour outage. Monday’s nine-hour denial of service exposed the vulnerabilities in North Korea’s limited web infrastructure just days after Pyongyang was blamed for the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures. …

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Americans More Comfortable With Profanity Than Christ

A cartoon has circulated depicting three children sitting outside their school principal’s office. The first child says, “I said the ‘S-H’ word.” The second, “I said the ‘F’ word.” And then the third, “I said ‘Christmas.’” While some may sigh and shake their heads at this cartoon, the reality is even worse, says religion and …

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Sony to Release ‘The Interview’ in Theaters, on VOD Despite Threats

After a national clamor to release the film despite threats, Sony finds a way to get the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy out there Sony Pictures will release the canceled Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy “The Interview” in theaters and on video on demand,TheWrap has learned. President Obama and the stars of the film are among the people hailing the decision, …

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It is now a felony to film cops in Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court struck down a state eavesdropping law earlier this year that criminalized citizen recordings of conversations with police or anyone else without their consent. In the case, the state high court held that the old law “criminalize[d] a wide range of innocent conduct,” and was a major violator of the First Amendment …

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Gov. Brown declares state of emergency in four California counties

California Governor. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in four counties Monday after two weeks of heavy rain and winds caused flooding, mudslides and evacuations across California. The emergency declaration is a formal step that should help Caltrans officials receive money through the Federal Highway Administration’s emergency relief program to repair freeways in Marin, …

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California county routinely kidnaps thousands of babies without any warrant or reason, lawsuit claims

Officials with Riverside County, Calif., removed a newborn baby from her mother without a valid reason or a court-ordered warrant, a practice that the county does very often, according to claims made by the mother in a federal class action lawsuit. The lead plaintiff in the suit, known as “A.A.,” which is the baby, filed …

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In addition to all of our wars in the Middle East and the war that has erupted on the streets of America, we are now engaged in a cyber war with North Korea and an economic war with Russia. Without a doubt, the United States has the capability to do a tremendous amount of damage …

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PROPHECY WATCH: Temple Institute Produces Pure Olive Oil For Use In Third Jewish Temple

“Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.” Leviticus 24:2 For the past 30 years, the Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Israel, has been on a prophetic mission to prepare the world for the creation of the Third Jewish Temple. They …

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Leafy green vegetables improve heart function and reduce diabetes and obesity risk

Three independent studies have linked leafy green vegetables to reduced health risks associated with obesity, diabetes and heart complications, reinforcing the benefits of consuming a diet rich in such foods. In particular, the scientists involved in these University of Southampton and Cambridge studies point to nitrate as a key factor that makes these vegetables so effective. According …

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Franklin Graham: Are We in the Last Hours Before Christ’s Return?

As you watch the news, do you feel as I do—that it seems the world is coming apart at the seams? There appears to be no end to the bad news. The killing of Christians by Muslims from Indonesia to Bangladesh to Pakistan. China tearing down church buildings. Christians tortured, beheaded and crucified in Iraq, …

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13 Pro-Gay Bakers Refuse Christian Wedding Cake Order

After seeing Christian-owned bakeries pay a severe price for refusing gay wedding customers, Theodore Shoebat decided to see how tolerant gay-owned bakeries really are when the shoe is on the other foot. It turns out, not so tolerant. Shoebat, communications director for Rescue Christians, called 13 pro-gay bakeries and asked them if they would bake …

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Russia Warns: Any Move to Join NATO Makes Ukraine a ‘Potential Enemy’

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s bid to drop the country’s official “non-aligned” status amounts to an application to join NATO and therefore makes Ukraine a “potential enemy” of Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned on Tuesday. The comment, posted on Medvedev’s Facebook page, was the strongest Russian reaction yet to the move by Ukraine’s new leader …

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Why Russia’s Emerging Borei-Class Submarine Fleet is a Fearsome Nuclear Weapon at Vladimir Putin’s Disposal

Russia plans to commission eight Borei-class submarines that will be at the disposal of President Vladimir Putin by 2020. The Kremlin characterises the subs as “the backbone of Russia’s naval strategic forces for the coming decades.” The Borei subs, also known as Dolgorukiy-class, is being advertised by Moscow as a strategic nuclear deterrent, according to a …

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Ukraine takes historic step toward NATO, Russia Furious!

Ukraine took a historic step toward NATO on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote that stoked Russia’s anger ahead of talks on ending the ex-Soviet state’s separatist war. Lawmakers in the government-controlled chamber overwhelmingly adopted a bill dropping Ukraine’s non-aligned status — a classification given to states such as Switzerland that refuse to join military alliances and …

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Taiwan launches its largest ever missile ship

Taiwan on Tuesday launched its largest ever missile ship Tuesday as the island strives to modernise its armed forces in response to a perceived threat from China. The 500-tonne corvette named ‘Tuo Chiang’ — ‘Tuo River’ — is the first of its kind ever produced by Taiwan and was touted by defence minister Yen Ming …

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ISIS Closing in on Israel from the North and the South

The war against ISIS is taking a dangerous, perhaps inevitable turn. The terror organization has been keen to expand to southern Syria and the Syrian capital of Damascus. Now it says it has recruited three Syrian rebel groups operating in the south of the country in an area bordering the Israeli occupied Golan Heights — …

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Calgary photographer captures apparent fireball over Mount Rundle

Calgary photographer Brett Abernethy was out in Banff shooting aurora over the night sky early Saturday when he captured what appeared to be a fireball zipping over the mountains. Abernethy said he and a fellow photographer were set up at Johnson Lake taking a shot of Mount Rundle at around 1:22 a.m. when the sky lit …

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Earthquake ‘swarm’ strikes off B.C. coast, but no sign of the ‘Big One’

A ‘swarm’ of earthquakes that struck off the coast of B.C. over the weekend is not a sign that a large quake is imminent, experts say, but it is still worth taking some precautions. Canada reported five earthquakes measuring from 4.0 to 5.0 in magnitude, all striking about midway between the northern end of Vancouver …

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Google’s self-driving car is ready to be road tested. “We’re going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern California in the new year,” the internet titan’s autonomous car team said in a post on Tuesday. The prototype is a manifestation of plans …

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South Korea preps for cyber attack after nuclear reactor data leaks

South Korea is investigating the online leak of partial blueprints and operating manuals for some of its nuclear reactors, as the perpetrator threatens to continue publishing data unless three facilities are shut by Christmas. The latest of the leaks, which began last week on a blog and were later posted to a Twitter account under …

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South Korea’s Park says leak of nuclear plant data a “Grave Situation”

A recent series of leaks of data from South Korea’s nuclear operator was a “grave situation” that was unacceptable as a matter of national security, President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday. Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP), which runs South Korea’s 23 nuclear power reactors, said on Monday its computer systems had been …

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Oil for peace? China to send 700 peacekeepers to S. Sudan, signs energy deal

China has announced it will deploy a 700-strong infantry battalion in South Sudan at the beginning of 2015. It comes as the war-torn African country signed an agreement with Chinese petroleum giant CNPC to boost oil production. China’s Central Military Commission and President Xi Jinping approved a plan to send an infantry battalion, including 121 …

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Thousands rally at anti-Islam protest in Germany

At least 17,500 people took part in a protest against Islamization in Germany’s eastern city of Dresden, according to police. The Monday rally comes as the latest round of demonstrations organized by the rising far-right PEGIDA movement. Thousands gathered by Dresden’s iconic opera house, the Semperoper, to demand stricter immigration rules. The organizers, Patriotic Europeans against …

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North Korea’s Internet back up after 9 Hour disruption

North Korea’s Internet was back up Tuesday after a more than nine-hour outage, according to Dyn Research, a company that monitors Internet performance. The disruption came amid an escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea over a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures. “Usually there are isolated blips, not continuous connectivity problems. …

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Viewers Report Getting Goosebumps After Seeing Five Commercial Jets Execute ‘Very Unusual’ Maneuvers

A promotional video created by Airbus showcases five of their newest commercial jets take to the skies to execute a stunning formation flight — and video of the “very unusual” event has taken the Internet by storm. The “family flight” was performed in September and featured five A350 XWBs perform a series of maneuvers in-flight. …

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Food stamps keep the poor sick and impoverished

It is being called one of the greatest wealth redistribution schemes in the history of the planet, but it is also one that is highly favored by some of the country’s largest corporations. In fact, many of them have become semi-dependent on the steady income stream the process provides. I’m talking about food stamps and …

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Gun Control Advocate Urges Kids to Inform on Parents, Turn in Their Firearms

A gun control advocate is attracting controversy after she released a PSA video encouraging children to inform on their parents by stealing their firearms and bringing them to school, an act that would result in numerous felony charges. The video, which is the work of director Rejina Sincic of Rejina Productions, shows a nervous boy …

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Did U.S. Take Down North Korea’s Internet?

The New York Times reports the network failure or probable take down is one of the worst in years. North Korea’s internet is managed by Star Joint Venture, a state-run company that routes much of its traffic through China Unicom, China’s state-owned telecommunications company. According analysts, North Korea began experiencing problems on Friday after Obama …

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High School Vocabulary Assignment Promotes Prophet Muhammad and Islam

Parents in Farmville, North Carolina, want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith. “It really caught me off guard,” a Farmville Central High School student who was in the class told me. “If we are not allowed …

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Tumbling oil prices to unleash social unrest across the globe

Americans are breathing a small sigh of relief these days every time they pull into a gas station to fill up: Prices at the pump are the lowest they have been in years, and what’s even better is that a global oil glut fed in large part by massive new U.S. reserves in shale oil …

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Supreme Court rules cops can search your car and seize evidence even if the stop was unlawful

Police officers are able to use evidence in court that they seized during a traffic stop even if turns out that the cops pulled a car over initially based on their misunderstanding of the law, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. In an overwhelmingly lopsided 8-1 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, justices said that …

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Ursid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

The Ursid meteor shower peaks tonight, and it should be a great show. When skywatchers think of meteor showers during the month of December, the Geminid shower (which peaked earlier this month) usually comes to mind. But the Ursid meteor shower — peaking tonight and into the wee hours of Tuesday (Dec. 23) morning — …

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Kansas says new virus found after resident’s death

A new virus thought to be carried by ticks or other insects has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident during the summer, public health officials said Monday. The new virus is called Bourbon virus, after Bourbon County, home of the patient who died. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said …

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Chicago to Break Sunshine Shortage Record, Gloomiest December on Record.

If the thought of entering another Chicago winter isn’t depressing enough, meteorologists say the city is on track to have one of the gloomiest Decembers in its history. There has been no direct sunshine recorded in Chicago for 15 days this month, according to Frank Wachowski, who mans the official North West Side Midway Airport …

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TSA BREAKDOWN: DELTA employee charged with smuggling guns onto plane.

Channel 2 Action news has confirmed federal charges against a Delta employee. He’s accused of helping to put 18 firearms on a plane at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  Channel 2 Action News is the only station to get a hold of the criminal complaint before federal court closed within the past hour. In a Federal …

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FBI Bulletin Warns Of Possible ISIS Terror Plot in Memphis

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Memphis Division is warning police officers about a threat to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge sometime in December. FOX13 News obtained the FBI bulletin sent to Mid-South Law Enforcement agencies warning about a possible Islamic State terror plot targeting the I-55 Bridge. “According to an anonymous complainant, as of December …

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Jordan warns of ‘grave consequences’ if Islamic State harms pilot

The Jordanian parliament issued a stern warning Thursday as relatives pleaded with Islamic State militants holding a Jordanian pilot captive. Jordan’s lower house of parliament threatened “grave consequences” if the extremists harm Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh, 26, whose F-16 crashed Wednesday near the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqah, in northeastern Syria. The statement supported Jordan’s role …

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New issue of jihadist magazine produced by al-Qaeda in Yemen suggests attacks on US

A new issue of Inspire, the English-language online magazine produced by al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, is devoted to “jihad on America” and suggests targeting major American figures as well as Western commercial airliners, according to a report Wednesday by SITE Intelligence Group. The issue is the 13th since Inspire was first published online in 2010. …

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Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack

Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang’s anger was “quite understandable.” Washington failed to offer any proof to back its claims of Pyongyang’s involvement in the hacking, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said at a briefing, …

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Presbyterian Church USA Voted on Erasing “Israel” from Prayers

Genesis 12:1-3  Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless …

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China to test its Ebola vaccine on humans

China today said it has developed a vaccine to combat the spread of deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 7,000 people in three West African countries, and the test of the drug on humans would begin this month. Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told reporters that the vaccine has been developed by a …

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PROPHECY WATCH: Can Russia help deliver a Palestinian state?

Russia has finally found a lever with which to gain revenge on the United States and the West for its support for Ukraine. As payback for the painful sanctions imposed on its economy, Moscow is now brandishing a new diplomatic sword. The man who handed the Kremlin this sword on a silver platter, thereby enabling it …

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Russia says Kiev’s move to join NATO dangerous for Europe

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Ukraine’s pursuit of NATO membership posed a danger to European security and that the West was using Kiev’s bid to join the Atlantic alliance as a way to fuel confrontation between Russia and Ukraine. The Kiev parliament’s renunciation of Ukraine’s neutral status this week as a step toward joining …

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There could be life deep beneath the Earth’s crust

A new study published in the journal Nature explains that there is likely more water beneath the Earth’s crust than on top of it — and that below-crust water may contain life. Researchers from the University of Toronto looked at data from 19 mine sites in Canada, South Africa, and Scandinavia, and found 2.5 cubic …

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NASA wants to build a floating city above Venus

A number of agencies, including, of course, NASA, are focusing solar system exploration efforts on Mars. At first glance, though, Mars doesn’t really seem like the best candidate. Venus is much closer — at a distance that ranges between 38 million kilometres and 261 million kilometres, compared to Mars’ 56 million to 401 million kilometres, …

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What Happens Next In The Global Economy Depends On One Thing

It has been a wild few days for global financial markets.  The ruble collapsed, Russia’s central bank raised rates, and oil was all over the place, all while equity markets, bond markets, and currency markets around the world were seesawing back and forth. But what happens next in the global economy depends on one thing: the price of oil. …

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Gas price plunge threatens fuel-cell and electric cars

High gas prices during the last decade drove interest in electric cars and fuel-cell vehicles, as did concern about global warming. But now gasoline prices have plunged to their lowest level since the Great Recession, averaging $2.50 nationwide for a gallon of regular. If gas prices stay low — granted, a very big “if” — …

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UK doctors told to report patients who put on weight.

GPs will be asked to identify patients who are putting on weight under a new national programme to help fight obesity. Simon Stevens, the head of the NHS, said it was time for Britain to “get back in shape” in order to protect millions of people from a host of obesity-related diseases. Under the scheme, …

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US military equipment being detoured for possible battle vs. ISIS

The U.S. military has been stockpiling huge quantities of gear in Kuwait in preparation for shipping it across the border into Iraq for possible use in a coordinated offensive against the terrorist group Islamic State, according to U.S. News & World Report. The gear is being housed near a busy commercial port, which is now the …

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The French town of Angoulême stirred up controversy on Christmas Eve by putting cages around public benches to keep homeless people at bay. Shopkeepers in Angoulême, in central France, said they were fed up with drunks monopolising the benches and scaring customers away. A spokesman for the city told AFP the seating areas were used …

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Saudi Arabia Rocked by Huge Deficits as Oil Plunges

Saudi Arabia announced a 2015 budget with a huge deficit Thursday as the world’s largest crude exporter begins to feel the impact of its own decision not to shore up oil prices. The government announced the $38.6 billion deficit on state-run television, saying it would nonetheless boost projected spending by tapping its vast financial reserves. …

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How God Gave a Sick Woman a Healing Ministry

In 1973, I was working as the head nurse of an orthopedic unit at Chicago General Hospital. It had been 10 years since I had left my Christian home in Ontario, Canada, to enroll in Bible school after finishing nurses training. My purpose had been to become a missionary nurse. But after studying for more …

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Scientists use skin cells to create artificial sperm and eggs

Scientists have made primitive forms of artificial sperm and eggs in a medical feat that could transform the understanding of age-related diseases and fertility problems. Researchers in Cambridge made the early-stage sex cells by culturing human embryonic stem cells under carefully-controlled conditions for a week. They followed the success by showing that the same procedure …

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Venezuela on brink of financial collapse as prices plummet.

The ongoing plunge in global oil prices is pushing Venezuela toward economic collapse just as President Nicolas Maduro — the hand-picked successor to the late socialist Hugo Chavez — faces mounting international criticism for jailing opposition figures after months of street protests. Where Chavez once drew praise from the world’s leftist elite for using the …

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Feds give emergency approval to new Ebola testing kit for Americans

The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency approval for a new diagnostic kit to test blood for the deadly Ebola virus, even as doctors are reporting a survival rate in one hard-hit area that has climbed to about 70 percent. The FDA announced the move Wednesday after posting the approval on its website a …

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Walmart closes for Christmas, shoppers become ‘unruly’ and try to force way in..

Police had to be called after customers of a WalMart in Miamisburg became unruly when the store closed. Police from Miami Township were dispatched around 8 p.m. when several customers became upset and unruly when the Walmart in the 8800 block of Kingsridge Drive closed Wednesday for observance of Christmas Eve. Initial reports say people …

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Majority of Brits want to quit EU

Among the six European states participating in the poll questioning EU membership, the British appeared most certain of all that they want to leave the union with only 37 percent against breaking ties. The French OpinionWay poll showed that 42 percent of British respondents want to leave the EU, while 37 percent are for staying …

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Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbs

Russia said on Thursday its currency crisis was over even though its forex reserves have plunged and annual inflation has climbed above 10 percent, adding to the problems facing the government as it fights its worst economic crisis since 1998. The ruble plunged to all-time lows last week on heavy falls in the price of …

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Iran stages massive military display to ‘send message of peace’ to neighbors

Iran has launched a six-day exercise involving all branches of its military. The large-scale, armed forces display is meant as a demonstration of defense capabilities and a test of new weapons, Iranian officials said. Codenamed Mohammad Rasoulallah (Mohammad, the Messenger of God), the drills launched on Thursday encompass a territory of some 2.2 million square …

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World Economic Events of 2014 That Shook the World

As the whole world enters the new year of 2015, so does the economy, which has seen quite a few game changers in 2014 and, in some aspects, saw the transformation of decades-long trends. To have a better understanding of the current economic situation and possible future developments, here is a look at some of …

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U.S. judge throws out Arizona sheriff’s immigration suit against Obama

A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought against Barack Obama by an Arizona police chief who called the U.S. president’s sweeping immigration reforms unconstitutional, saying the plaintiff lacked legal standing in the case. Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied the demand by Maricopa County …

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Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 7,588

The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading intensely in Sierra Leone, especially in the north and west, with 315 new confirmed cases reported in the …

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Facebook Must Face Lawsuit Over Scanning of Users’ Messages

Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating its users’ privacy by scanning the content of messages they send to other users for advertising purposes, a U.S. judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, on Tuesday dismissed some state-law claims against the social media company but largely …

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ISIS failing in attempt to establish Islamic Caliphate

The Islamic State’s vaunted exercise in state-building appears to be crumbling as living conditions deteriorate across the territories under its control, exposing the shortcomings of a group that devotes most of its energies to fighting battles and enforcing strict rules. Services are collapsing, prices are soaring and medicines are scarce in towns and cities across …

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Scientists zero in on how lung cancer spreads

Scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells — meaning they can break loose and spread, according to research published in Cell Reports December 24. The researchers at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute discovered that the ties which lash cells together — controlled …

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Coca-Cola Facing Major Financial Challenges As Sales Steadily Decline.

In recent years, consumers have been slowly but surely cutting back on things like soda, junk food, and GMOs, in favor of a more healthy diet. As we reported earlier this month, companies like Monsanto are losing millions as a result, and are struggling to maintain the long-term stability of their businesses. Very soon, these …

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Hack on Sony: FBI Still Blames North Korea Despite Experts’ Evidence

The FBI is standing by claims that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment late last month — the largest in U.S. history —that crippled computer systems and allowed hackers to leak more than 100 terabytes of sensitive company data. The FBI and Sony Pictures Entertainment say the attack and subsequent …

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China To Launch Yuan Swap Trading With Russian Rubles On Monday

The world was slow to wake up to the new reality in which China is now the de facto IMF sovereign backstop, as Zero Hedge described two weeks ago in “China Prepares To Bailout Russia” when we noted that a PBOC swap-line was meant to reduce the role of the US dollar if China and …

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Russia to build world first DNA databank of all living things

Not quite the Biblical Noah’s Ark, but possibly the next best thing. Moscow State University has secured Russia’s largest-ever scientific grant to collect the DNA of every living and extinct creature for the world’s first database of its kind. “I call the project ‘Noah’s Ark.’ It will involve the creation of a depository – a …

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Visa and MasterCard suspend servicing Russian banks in Crimea

Visa cards and lines of credit will no longer be usable in Crimea as a result of strict economic sanctions placed on Russia by the United States earlier in December. “According to the US sanctions imposed against Crimea on December 19, 2014, Visa currently cannot provide services and offer their products in the Crimea,” Visa …

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Russia tests 10-warhead ballistic missile

Russian Defense Ministry announced the successful test of the RS-24 “Yars” ballistic missile on Friday.  “Test warheads hit their targets in the Kura testing range on the Kamchatka peninsula with pinpoint accuracy,” said Col. Igor Yegorov a spokesman for the ministry.  The missile was launched at 11:02 Moscow time on Friday, Yegorov said. “The adoption of the RS-24 ICBM with multiple …

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New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat.

President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. The document released by the Kremlin on Friday maintains the provisions of the previous, 2010 edition of the military doctrine regarding the use of nuclear weapons. It …

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NSA reports detail decade’s worth of privacy violations.

The National Security Agency has quietly released more than a decade of reports detailing surveillance activities that potentially violated U.S. citizens’ privacy rights. Covering NSA activities from mid-2001 to 2013, the heavily-redacted reports document possible abuses, including instances of employees emailing classified information to unauthorized recipients or issuing “overly broad or poorly constructed data queries …

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Scientists inject human brain cells into mice, making them ‘significantly smarter’

Scientists from the University of Rochester say they have made mice significantly smarter by injecting them at a young age with human brain cells, according to a study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell. The researchers used immature glial cells removed from human fetuses that had been donated for research. Glial cells are a type …

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Russians engage in mass shopping spree ahead of hyperinflation and possible economic collapse

As global oil prices collapse, the Russian economy — 50 percent of which is dependent upon energy exports — is continuing to slide as well, with the country’s currency, the ruble, taking it on the chin. As the ruble slide extended in recent days, Russia’s central bank boosted interest rates to 17 percent in a bid …

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Energy CEO Warns Saudis will hit ‘Panic Button’ at $40 Oil

Saudi Arabia has insisted that OPEC will keep oil production at 30 million barrels per day no matter the cost of crude, but even the world’s biggest oil exporter has a limit, the CEO of Breitling Energy told CNBC on Friday. “I think the panic button is at $40,” Chris Faulkner said in a “Squawk …

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Christian Groups Say Americans Being Tricked Into Paying for Abortion Through Obamacare Surcharge

Several prominent Christian organizations are asserting that Americans are being tricked into paying for the abortions of others through a little known surcharge included in Obamacare. “No one should be forced to pay a secret fee to cover other people’s elective abortions,” said Casey Mattox, Senior Legal Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). “The Obama …

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Christians in Michigan are urging officials in Ottawa County to restore a sign citing Scripture to a public park after it was removed following a complaint from a local resident. The sign at issue quotes from Psalm 19:1, which reads, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”It was erected …

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Scientists try to decipher Idaho earthquake swarms

The latest earthquake swarm in central Idaho could help scientists better understand quake belts extending from Yellowstone National Park. The most recent swarm in the Challis area started this week and so far 20 quakes have been recorded, the largest a magnitude 3.7 on Monday. “There’s obviously a fault down there at depth to produce …

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New technology allows police cruisers to record nearly everything

On a neighborhood street, Officer Zac Perron pulls over a driver who has run a stop sign. Perron’s dashboard camera recorded a standard view of the traffic stop — but the rest of his cruiser’s video system recorded much more. In Palo Alto, every police car is equipped with multiple cameras that provide a panoramic …

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Russian ‘ABM Killer’ Intercontinental missile to enter service in 2016

Russia’s newest RS-26 missile system, dubbed the ‘anti-missile defense killer’, will join the ranks of the country’s defenses in less than two years, Russia’s Strategic Missile Force commander said. “We are continuing the test program for RS-26 and plan to finish it next year, with the missile to be put on combat duty in 2016,” Lt. …

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Observers Warn of 2015 Volcanic Eruption Under Glacier In Iceland

A group of well-placed observers have warned the world about the possibility of a major volcanic eruption in Iceland in 2015. Steen Jakobsen, the chief economist of the Danish trading and investment firm Saxo Bank, and the bank’s strategy team have issued their “Outrageous Predictions” for the coming year. They state that these predictions are …

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