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Belgium — Yves Chandelon, NATO Auditor General, was found dead — by gunshot to the head — in the Belgian city of Andenne last Friday. Authorities are calling the death a suicide, but Chandelon’s family is reportedly vehemently disputing that assessment. Although information remains scarce, there are troubling details suggesting Chandelon indeed might not have …

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After more than a year of provocation and saber rattling, the very real threat of an armed conflict with China is coming to fruition. While Americans opened presents during the holidays, the Chinese government began flexing its military might in the Eastern Pacific — up to, and including, talk of putting its carrier fleet off …

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Appearing on MSNBC this afternoon, ex-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson hit back at President-elect Donald Trump over his statement in response to the apparent terror-related attack in Berlin. Richardson, who served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations under Bill Clinton, spoke with host Ali Velshi regarding whether it is dangerous for Trump to …

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Moscow, Russia – The assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was labeled by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “clearly provocative act” aimed at “undermining the peace process in Syria” during a public statement given on Monday evening. “This murder is clearly a provocation aimed at undermining the improvement and normalization of …

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While Americans continue to be distracted by the discussion over Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, geopolitical tension around the proxy war in Syria has escalated to levels that could lead to regional warfare or open conflict between nuclear superpowers Russia and the United States, as described by military officials from multiple countries. US Army General …

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As President-elect Donald Trump continues to interview people for the position of Secretary of Defense, Vladimir Putin is reportedly moving nuclear-capable missiles closer to Europe in response to what he feels is aggression expressed by NATO. Trump has said he would like to scale back on the U.S’s commitments to NATO claiming they have become extremely …

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To quote Hillary, she said, “If anyone’s watching … you know … all of the back room discussions and the deals … you know … then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position [on issues].” That statement alone should shock the hell out of …

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Canadian Journalist, Eva Bartlett, has been back and forth from Syria claiming that we are all being lied to. Listen to her startling revelations about what is really happening to Syria and why. H/T

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To highlight “police and state violence against black people,” at least 23 protesters were arrested Thursday after chaining themselves to barriers and blocking both sides of Interstate 93 in the Boston area, slowing the morning commute at its peak. Massachusetts state police said the early morning protest shut down Interstate 93 northbound at East Milton …

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Chicago police said they are investigating an incident caught on video during a weekend “Black Lives Matter” protest in which a police escort car cranked “Sweet Home Alabama,” a song some interpret as a tribute to the US South’s segregationist policies. The song by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has been deemed by some as …

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At least 50 so-called Islamic State (IS) militants were reported dead in an intense day of clashes and US-led airstrikes in the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group has said. The fighting, which took place on Saturday and early Sunday, was reportedly one of the deadliest 24-hour periods for IS militants since they …

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The Iraqi government said Sunday that at least 322 members of the Al-Bu Nimr tribe were murdered by Islamic State fighters over the past week, including dozens of women and children whose bodies were found dumped in a well. Tribal leader Sheikh Naeem al-Ga’oud said that 75 members of his tribe were killed on Sunday …

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The white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is unlikely to face federal civil rights charges for his role in the incident, according to a Friday report by the Washington Post. Officials familiar with the ongoing civil rights investigation conducted by the Justice Department stated that detectives …

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New York City police unions are arguing that they should have the right to continue the appeal of a federal judge’s 2013 ruling that deemed unconstitutional the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy. Lawyers for the unions are due to appear before US appeals court judges on Wednesday, according to AP, where they will counter …

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that the next terrorist attack on the US will be far worse than 9/11 during a nearly two-hour interview. He also took pride in the use of waterboarding and in giving the National Security Agency free reign. The 73-year-old sat down with neoconservative political pundit Bill Kristol on Sunday …

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The restaurateur responsible for a Cajun eatery in Louisiana hoped law enforcement would take advantage of an unusual discount offered during lunchtime, but says his eatery has since become a hot destination for gun enthusiasts. Bergeron’s Restaurant owner Kevin Cox says the plan was meant as a way of giving thanks to the local police. …

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Publicly announcing that US intelligence agencies “underestimated” the presence and activity of Islamic State militants in Syria, US President Barack Obama in an interview with CBS called the country a “ground zero” for international jihadists. “Over the past couple of years, during the chaos of the Syrian civil war, where essentially you have huge swaths …

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