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U.N. Leader Urgently Seeks More Golan Peacekeepers

The United Nations secretary general said Wednesday that he was urgently seeking hundreds of new troops for the peacekeeping force in the disputed Golan Heights, where clashes from Syria’s civil war, cease-fire violations by both Israel and Syria, and an abrupt withdrawal of the force’s Austrian contingent are threatening four decades of relative calm. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow ...

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Banana Cocaine Stash Surprises Supermarket Workers In Denmark

Opening some banana boxes from Colombia last week, staff at a supermarket in Aarhus, Denmark, got quite a surprise when they discovered a hefty drug stash hidden with the fruit. About 220 pounds of what is believed to be cocaine was discovered by employees of the supermarket chain Coop after they noticed an extra heaviness in some of the banana ...

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Russia Is On The Verge Of Making It Illegal To Tell Kids Gay People Exist

Police detained more than a dozen activists in Moscow preceding the passage of an anti-gay bill. See Also Yesterday, the lower Russian parliament approved a bill that would make “propaganda of non-traditional sexual orientation” illegal, The Associated Press and other news outlets reported. The legislation — which the upper parliament must approve — would impose hefty fines for disseminating any ...

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G8 summit protests: London police question 57

Police in London are continuing to question 57 people held in connection with protests against the G8 summit. The arrests were made at locations across the capital on Tuesday. In Soho riot police forced their way into a building occupied by protesters. The StopG8 group planned a “Carnival Against Capitalism”…

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Turkish president seeks talks with protesters

Turkey’s president has called for dialogue with non-violent demonstrators after riot police cleared the Istanbul square at the centre of almost two weeks of protest against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. Abdullah Gul, who has taken a more conciliatory tone than Erdogan during the unrest, said on Wednesday it was the duty of government to engage with its critics ...

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NSA leaker Snowden in hiding in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — The former CIA employee who suddenly burst into headlines around the globe by revealing himself as the source of top-secret leaks about U.S. surveillance programs has just as quickly gone to ground again. Two days after Edward Snowden checked out of a Hong Kong hotel where he told the Guardian newspaper that he had “no intention of ...

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Norway Gives 29 Companies Arctic Oil, Gas Licenses

OSLO, Norway — Norway has given companies new licenses to explore and drill for oil and gas off its coast, mainly in the Barents Sea in the Arctic region. The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy says 29 companies, including Shell, Total and Norway’s Statoil, have been awarded 24 permits. Oil and Energy Minister Ola Borten Moe said Wednesday that the ...

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Ron Paul Fears Edward Snowden Will Be Assassinated By Government

Posted: June 12, 2013 Ron Paul’s NSA position is not a surprise, but the outspoken civil liberties advocate has said outright that he fears NSA leaker Edward Snowden, 29, could be assassinated by the US government. Ron Paul immediately addressed NSA leaker Edward Snowden‘s actions in a post on June 9, before expressing fears Snowden could be taken out by ...

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Danish Supermarket Got Drugs Instead of Bananas

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Drug traffickers back in Colombia must be going bananas over how their shipment ended up at Danish supermarkets and not on the streets. Police say employees at the supermarket chain Coop got a big surprise when they opened banana boxes from the South American country and found about 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of what police believe is ...

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