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Marin Le Pen Urges France to Come Out of America's Shadow

Leader of French National Front wants France to escape US influence and join forces with Russia to combat Islamic fundamentalism.

Russian Military Unveils Revolutionary Electronic Warfare System

Russia's new Richag-AV radar and sonar jamming system can be mounted on helicopters, ships and other military equipment to jam potential adversaries' weapons systems from distances of several hundred kilometers away; it has been hailed by developers as having no analogue anywhere in the world.

Over 1,500 to Attend Public Rally Against Chicago Police’s 'Black Sites'

Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Chicago’s Homan Square on Saturday to protest about an alleged police interrogation facility where detainees are denied basic rights.

Scientists Find First Evidence of Human Adaptation to Arsenic

Researchers have discovered what they say is the first-ever evidence of a human adaptation to the toxic chemical arsenic.

Sprechen Sie Russian? Genetic Proof Russia Home to Indo-European Languages

An international team of scientists, including specialists from St.-Petersburg and Samara, have discovered a new genetic confirmation of the 'Kurgan hypothesis' regarding the origin of Indo-European languages. The scientists published the results of their research in Nature.

Al-Nusra Front Considering Siding with Qatar over Al-Qaeda

Leaders of al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria are reportedly mulling over a promise from Qatar to provide more funding if the militants relinquish ties with al-Qaeda.

Campaigners Slam EU Fracking Project Over Companies Incurring Damage

A EU-funded fracking research project has come under fire after Scottish news service website CommonSpace reported Wednesday the $13.3-million program involved companies "known for causing environmental and human harm in other parts of the world."

Next Round of Iran's Nuclear Talks Preliminarily Slated for March 15-20

The next round of talks on the Iranian nuclear program will be held around March 15-20, according to a source in Iranian delegation.

Child Abuse in Egypt Requires Immediate Action – Human Rights Watch

According to Human Rights Watch, serious abuses against Egyptian minors require immediate attention, despite measures taken by the country's authorities to promote children's rights.

Border Control: Five-Year Ban for Britain's Unskilled Migrant Workers?

The latest offering from the leader of the UK Independence party is to ban unskilled migrants from working in Britain for five years. Nigel Farage says: "We want them to bring skills and health insurance, not a criminal record or a life threatening disease".

UK Bans Israel Ad Over Misleading Territory Description

The United Kingdom watchdog agency Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned an Israeli tourism advertisement presenting the Old City of Jerusalem as being part of Israel. The ASA ruled the advertisment would mislead readers by showing the Old City walls next to the text "Israel has it all."

Full Body Transplants Within Two Years, Surgeon Predicts

An Italian surgeon claims full-body transplants ready to save people’s lives will be a reality in two years.

Apple and Google "Serious Competitors" - BMW Chief

At the Geneva Motor Show, the bosses of the current leading car manufacturers have shared their belief that the computing giants will have a positive impact on the development of their industry.

'Corrupt’ British Society Pushing Young Muslims to Jihad

Britain's "corrupt" society, which fails to incorporate and understand young Muslims, is partly to blame for the rise of "mad jihadism" in the UK, according to comedian-come-social commentator Russell Brand.

Just Business: US Grows Russia Trade While Urging EU to Back Off

The State Department is pressuring EU countries to stop doing business with Russia, yet Russia's trade with the US grew by 7 percent in 2014, Pushkov tweeted.

Kiev Begins Second Stage of Withdrawing Heavy Arms in East Ukraine

Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko stated that the second stage of of withdrawing heavy artillery from the the contact line began.

London: the Corrupt Capital and Home to Money Laundering

The London property market has become a safe haven for corrupt capital stolen from around the world because of lax laws which allow UK property to be owned by secret offshore companies.

Italian PM to Talk About Ukraine, Libya During Upcoming Meeting with Putin

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday; they will focus on discussing Ukraine and Libya.

Ghana Court Suspends Genetically Modified Products

An Ghanaian Accra Fast Track High Court stated the country's Ministry of Food and Agriculture cannot approve the production and sale of genetically modified (GM) products until it delivers judgment on the case brought by the Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG). A judgment will be handed down April 2.

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