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China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

PLA exercises thought to be cause of weeks of disruption in Shanghai, Nanjing and elsewhere

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 July, 2014, 5:03pm

Twelve mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises.

The mainland’s civil aviation regulator yesterday told state radio that flights in…

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Chase Shareholder Can’t Sue Jamie Dimon

Chase Shareholder Can’t Sue Jamie Dimon

By ADAM KLASFELD

MANHATTAN (CN) – A JPMorgan Chase shareholder jumped the gun in filing a derivative lawsuit against CEO Jamie Dimon in connection with “six recent, high-profile settlements with government agencies and private litigants arising out of allegations of egregious misconduct,” a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Shareholder Chaile Steinberg accused Dimon and 14 other current and former…

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Is The Universe A Bubble? Let’s Check

Is The Universe A Bubble? Let’s Check

July 17, 2014

Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science.

Never mind the big bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered with energy (variously called dark…

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Ukraine’s anti-aircraft missile system dispatched to Donetsk Wednesday

Ukraine’s anti-aircraft missile system dispatched to Donetsk Wednesday

EEV: Requires second source confirmation

The aircraft at an altitude of over 10,000 meters could be shot down only with the weapons of the S-300 or Buk (Beech) missile systems

MOSCOW, July 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s armed forces dispatched the Buk anti-aircraft missile system battalion to the area of the city of Donetsk on Wednesday, a well-informed source said referring to the data recording…

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Report: Was Putin’s plane the real Target that brought down Malaysian Airliner?

Report: Was Putin’s plane the real Target that brought down Malaysian Airliner?

Friday, 18 July 2014

Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane was travelling almost the same route as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s jet shortly before the crash that killed 295, Interfax news agency reports citing sources.

“I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100…

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BRICS sets up own Bank to counter IMF

BRICS sets up own Bank to counter IMF

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of US based lending institutions and the dollar.

The new bank will provide money for…

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FBI: We found US MILITARY AIRCRAFT INTEL during raid on alleged Chinese hacker

FBI: We found US MILITARY AIRCRAFT INTEL during raid on alleged Chinese hacker

Accused of targeting F-22, F-35 and C-17 planes

By Darren Pauli

Posted in Security, 14th July 2014 07:29 GMT

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Ukraine shells Russian town killing 1 and injuring 2

Ukraine shells Russian town killing 1 and injuring 2

Moscow sees ‘consequences’ after Ukrainian shell kills 1, injures 2

Sunday, 13 July 2014

An artillery shell from Ukraine has hit a private house in the Rostov region of Russia, killing a citizen and leaving two more injured. The Russian Foreign Ministry promises heavy consequences.

Reportedly up to six mortar shells exploded on Sunday in the small Russian town of Donetsk, which has the same name…

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Record levels of solar ultraviolet measured in South America ( UV index of 43 )

Record levels of solar ultraviolet measured in South America ( UV index of 43 )

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8-Jul-2014

Laguna Blanca, Bolivia

Laguna Blanca, Bolivia (Photo credit: szeke)

A team of researchers in the U.S. and Germany has measured the highest level of ultraviolet radiation ever recorded on the Earth’s surface. The extraordinary UV fluxes, observed in the Bolivian Andes only 1,500 miles from the equator, are far above those normally considered to be harmful to both terrestrial and aquatic…

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IMF pronounces Bulgaria’s banks safe just two weeks before Bank Run

IMF pronounces Bulgaria’s banks safe just two weeks before Bank Run

Friday, 11 July 2014

Head in Hands

Earlier this summer, IMF bureaucrats went to Sofia, Bulgaria to study the country’s economic progress.

And roughly a month ago, they released an official report which stated, among other things, that Bulgarian banks are “stable and liquid.”

Talk about epic timing. Because less than two weeks later, Bulgaria’s banking system was in the throes of a full-blown crisis.

There was…

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Russian Air Force Boosts Presence in Arctic

Russian Air Force Boosts Presence in Arctic

// Russian Air Force Boosts Presence in Arctic | Defense | RIA Novosti// // //

Tu-95MS strategic bomber

 

Tu-95MS strategic bomber

© RIA Novosti. Iliya Pitalev

16:37 10/07/2014

MOSCOW, July 10 (RIA Novosti) – Russian long-range aviation bases are increasing their presence in the Arctic, the press service of the Eastern Military District reported Thursday.

“The crews of Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers at the…

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Germany to CIA Chief: Get Out!

Germany to CIA Chief: Get Out!

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Germany has asked the CIA station chief in the country to leave the country at once, an unusual move that is a very public expression of anger over repeated cases of U.S. spying in the country.

“The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the Embassy of the United States of America has been requested to leave Germany,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert said…

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Jul 7

Mexico’s cartel-fighting vigilantes get closer to the Texas border

Mexico’s cartel-fighting vigilantes get closer to the Texas border

Ioan GrilloJuly 8, 2014 00:32

Armed residents are taking on the feared Zetas cartel in Tamaulipas state. One desperate town’s mayor applauds them.

Mexico vigilante 2014 07 07

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Armed residents are forming vigilante forces to fight cartels closer and closer to Mexico’s US border. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

HIDALGO,…

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Jul 7

Another Guilty Plea in Navy Corruption Ring

Another Guilty Plea in Navy Corruption Ring

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A retired Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty to federal charges of overcharging the Navy for port services for U.S. ships and using some of the money “to treat Navy officials to lavish dinners, cocktails and entertainment,” federal prosecutors said.

Edmond A. Aruffo, 45, who retired in 2007, is the seventh defendant charged, and the fourth to plead guilty, in what the U.S.…

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Jul 7

Spain to charge 0.03% Tax on Bank Deposits

Spain to charge 0.03% Tax on Bank Deposits

Monday, 07 July 2014

Spain on Friday said it would introduce a blanket taxation rate of 0.03 percent on all bank account deposits, in a move aimed at harmonising regional tax regimes and generating revenues for the country’s cash-strapped autonomous communities.

The regulation, which could bring around 400 million euros ($546 million) to the state coffers based on total deposits worth 1.4…

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