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Putin fires Warning Shots at West

Reuters

Reuters

Russia said it had successfully test-fired an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) on Tuesday, with tensions running high over its military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea region.

A U.S. official said the United States had received proper notification from Russia ahead of the test and that the initial notification pre-dated the crisis in Crimea. The Russian Defence Ministry could not be reached for comment.
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Olympic Threat: US warns Airlines about Toothpaste Tube Bomb

AP

AP

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to U.S. and some foreign airlines traveling to Russia for the Olympic Games to be on the lookout for toothpaste containers, which some intelligence indicates may actually hold ingredients that could be used to construct a bomb aboard a plane, a senior U.S. official says.

The official did not provide further details about the warning or the intelligence that prompted it, but an official with the Department of Homeland Security, while declining to discuss the specific warning, said the department “regularly shares relevant information with domestic and international partners, including those associated with international events such as the Sochi Olympics.”
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AP

Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg was in Moscow on Monday, where officials were pressing him to expand the company’s operations in Russia.

Russia’s communications minister tweeted that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged the social media giant’s founder to abandon plans to lure away Russian programmers and instead open a research center in Moscow.

A Facebook spokeswoman, who refused to be named because she wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter with the media, said the company has no immediate expansion plans for Russia.
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AP

President Barack Obama told Russia’s leader Monday that he would have more flexibility after the November election to deal with the contentious issue of missile defense, a candid assessment of political reality that was picked up by a microphone without either leader apparently knowing. View full article »

Reuters

Russia and China vetoed a United Nations resolution Saturday calling on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, despite fresh appeals by President Obama and other world leaders following the deadly assault by Syrian forces on the city of Homs.

Activists say Syrian forces killed more than 200 people in what may be the bloodiest confrontation of the uprising against Assad’s regime. Leading up to the U.N. Security Council meeting, Obama condemned the “unspeakable assault” and called on other nations to support the Arab League-backed resolution. View full article »

AP

On the list of countries not to confuse with the former Soviet republic of GeorgiaRussia is probably high up.

But President Obama committed the flub on Monday while seated next to Georgia’s president, Mikheil Saakashvili. Obama quickly corrected himself, avoiding what could have perhaps been a more serious diplomatic blunder.

The president slipped while discussing Georgia’s 20th anniversary of independence — from Soviet Russia.  View full article »

United Artists

Cyber-attacks by Chinese and Russian intelligence services, as well corporate hackers in those countries, have swallowed up large amounts of high-tech American research and development data, and that stolen information has helped build their economies, U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded.

The report, offering the first such detailed public accusations from U.S. officials, said computer attacks by foreign governments are on the rise and represent a “persistent threat to U.S. economic security.” View full article »

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theblaze.com

Glenn Beck has been warning of this for a long time and has gotten stepped on and call stupid and crazy many times when saying that we will lose power and have no play in the world’s new system. Ok, watch this video and you tell me what you think. If for some reason you still don’t understand and wake up, then something is very wrong with your head, just saying. This is hard evidence and support to everything Glenn has warned us about! View full article »

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