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Venezuela is imposing a new government food redistribution system in its capital, Caracas, that requires locals to acquire food from Socialist Party members, a move triggering national outrage as anti-socialist activists say the Party will use food to coerce citizens into supporting it.
Observing Venezuela from outside can be a disconcerting experience. You might note one economic problem or another, ponder upon how that could be resolved and conclude that the one thing that should not be done would be this. And with unerring accuracy President Nicolas Maduro then goes and does this [...]
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For months it was unclear what Iran would do with this money. The mystery was solved in May when Iran’s Guardian Council approved the government’s 2017 budget that instructed Iran’s Central Bank to transfer the $1.7 billion to the military.
An unexpected result of President Obama’s new opening to Iran is that US taxpayers are now funding both sides of the Middle East’s arms race. The United States is deliberately subsidizing defense s…
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The Russian embassy in the UK uses a still from a popular video game to illustrate a serious point. The question is, why?
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The assailant made "politically motivated comments" as he attacked, Ken Heidenreich, spokesman for the Munich prosecutor's office in charge of the case, told The Associated Press.
BERLIN (AP) — German police say several people have been stabbed at a station near Munich. They say four or five people were wounded, one of them seriously.
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Latin America sent three quarters of the world's rescuers to Ecuador, Europe the second-highest amount, and the United States zero.
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The ATF ran the Fast and Furious experiment and actually allowed criminals, “straw purchasers,” working for Mexican drug cartels to buy weapons at federally licensed firearms dealers in Phoenix and allowed the guns to be “walked”—possessed without any knowledge of their whereabouts. The government lost track of most of the weapons and many have been used to murder hundreds of innocent people as well as a U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, in Arizona.
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The reason for Clinton’s immediate departure: Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. pumped at least $55 million to a group run by Laureate’s founder and chairman, Douglas Becker, a man with strong ties to the Clinton Global Initiative
Hillary University: Bill Clinton Bagged $16.46 Million from For-Profit College as State Dept. Funneled $55 Million Back
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In just one year, the Pentagon’s defense budget request has grown by $2.4 billion. The department is currently hoping for Congressional approval of $582.7 billion.
The Pentagon has spent $7 billion on its fight against Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, since starting operations. Having conducted over 11,000 strikes, the Pentagon chief is mulling a new strategy with greater number of US troops and expenditures.
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