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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘NATO’

Google Glass Is Now Officially Banned in Theaters, Shockingly

In oh, no shit news, commonly out-of-touch organization the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners have updated their little rulebook, inserting language that specifically bans wearable tech like Google Glass. Since the MPAA and NATO have always banned possible recording devices (like cellphones) inside theaters, this can come as a shock to no one. …

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NATO Helicopter Crash Leaves 5 Dead in Afghanistan

A British helicopter crashed Saturday in southern Afghanistan killing five British NATO troops. Maj. Gen. Richard Felton, commander of the Joint Helicopter Command, said the crash was likely “a tragic accident.” “We can confirm that a UK helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today,” said the British Ministry of Defense in a statement. “The incident is under investigation and it would …

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Ukraine Crisis Deepens: Occupation, Sanctions and Troops on the Border

Even though Russian President Vladimir Putin attempted last week to resolve the issue once and for all, the Ukraine crisis continues to see developments for the worse. Russian separatists have held control over several government buildings in the Ukraine for four days. According to AFP Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has offered a deal “if people lay down their arms and …

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Putin Calls Obama: Wants Resolutions To Ukraine

Since the annexation of Crimea last week, the world watched as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the documents, however, the West and the E.U. are calling his force over Crimea and his methods illegal. Many have called Putin a man drunk on power, and predicted that his cool demeanor and calculated plays would not stop there. It is evident that …

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Kabul Bombing on Friday Raises U.S. Death Toll

Reuters tells us that a suicide bomb attack has killed three NATO military personnel Friday on the eastern outskirts of Kabul. The car bomb struck a group of military cars traveling down a major highway destroying civilian cars and mangling surrounding establishments. One American has been reported to be among the International Security Assistance Force members killed in the bombing, …

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Haqqani Leader Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

The AFP reported on a U.S. drone strike that took place in Pakistan last Thursday. This particular strike was a rare happenstance: it is only the second drone strike targeted outside of Pakistan’s tribal zones. Previous drone strikes had targeted the frontier Bannu region and a North Waziristan tribal district in an effort to reduce the influence of Taliban leaders. …

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NATO Airstrike Kills 15 Civilians Including Children

A NATO airstrike in Afghanistan reportedly killed 15 people including women and children on Saturday. NATO spokeswoman, 1st Lt. AnnMarie Annicelli, said that she had not received any reports of civilians being killed in the strike. However, Kunar province police chief Abdul Habib Sayed Khaili stated, “At least four women, four children and two civilian drivers were killed in a …

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Syria: Latest Global Responses and Developments

After announcing his intentions to intervene militarily in the Syrian crisis, President Barack Obama is working on building support before Congress reconvenes on 9 September and discusses the President’s resolution. In the meantime, other nations and organizations are communicating an array of positions on how the world should respond to the chemical attacks of 21 August. France Confirms Syrian Regime …

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Turkey Reinforces Border Ahead of Geneva Conference

Turkey reinforces its borders only days before the scheduled conference of world leaders in Geneva this weekend. As death and destruction in Syria mounts, the country fears they will be forced to retaliate should violence in the area make its way across the border. Additional troops and several anti-aircraft weapons have been moved into place in order to contend with …

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NATO Missile Defense Shield Is Up And Running

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced at its Chicago, Illinois conference that it’s long awaited missile defense shield is up and running for the first time. What it is being used for is the real question. The allies maintain that the defense shield is in place for one reason right now…Iran. But even that has some critics. Professor …

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