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Russian Social Media Rushes to Defend US Teacher Convicted of Sex Crimes

Russian language social media users have jumped to the defense of Jennifer Fichter, the Florida English teacher who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for having sex with three teenagers. And while Russian internet users have offered a number of reasons for defending her, everyone seems to agree that her punishment is unjust.

Egyptian Forces Kill Over 200 Militants in North Sinai

Earlier in July Wilayat Sinai carried out a number of attacks on Egyptian army’s checkpoints in Sinai, killing up to 20 servicemen.

Chicago Shootings Escalate During 4th of July Weekend, Claim 5

Five have been killed during the holiday weekend, already, and police are working mandatory 12-hour shifts to deal with the escalated violence.

Russia’s 5 Most Dangerous Military Planes as Seen by US Magazine

The US believes that Russia “doesn’t yet boast anything comparable to its latest US fifth-generation fighter jets, yet many countries in the world don’t have a need for the most advanced technologies that US boasts”, thus one outlet has turned its eyes to Russia’s fleet of aircraft and came up with a listicle of what it sees as the most dangerous.

Swedish Fighter Jets Scramble to Intercept Russian Tu-22 Over the Baltic

Over the past few months, several NATO members have expressed concern over Russia's alleged violations of their airspace.

Tests of Extended Range Missiles for S-400 Almost Finished

Testing for S-400 Triumf air defense systems is in the final stage.

Is Varoufakis Eurozone's Trojan Horse in Greece's Government?

There is something fishy about Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis' economic course, F. William Engdahl deems, dubbing the politician a "Trojan Horse" inside the Syriza party.

US Policy Risks Turning Europe Into Nuclear Cannon Fodder – Mexican Analyst

Mexican journalist Alfredo Jalife-Rahme argues that NATO moves and Eastern European governments' irresponsible declarations about the growing "Russian threat" risk turning Europeans into nuclear cannon fodder.

Slave-Labor Ring on Ohio Egg Farms Exposed

Four people have been charged with running or aiding a slave-labor ring that forced Guatemalan teenagers to work at egg farms in central Ohio, while having their money taken.

Grexit Could Be Only Temporary - German Finance Minister

Wolfgang Schauble added that although the Greek debt crisis could potentially lead to a collapse of the country’s banking system, the European financial institutions are protected against the negative consequences.

G36 Assault Rifle Manufacturer Says It Will Fight Disputed Quality in Court

According to Heckler & Koch, they have already filed an application to Administrative Court of Koblenz.

Kurdish Forces Approach 'ISIL Capital' Raqqa in Syria

The Kurdish forces are locked in battle only 30 miles away from the city, the news outlet said, citing local sources.

July 4th Firework Explodes in Crowd, Injures 9 in Colorado

According to the official, a shell apparently exploded in its tube rather than firing correctly into the sky causing two to three shells to cross into the crowd.

Latvian Beachgoer Attacks Child, Saying 'Russians Don't Belong Here'

Latvian media has reported on a new incident involving the country's Russian minority, after a local beachgoer attacked a Russian-speaking woman and her infant son, who were vacationing at one of the country's local beaches on the Black Sea.

Twenty-First Century Warpaint: Russia Developing New Paint for Arctic Ships

Russia's Techmash is developing a new paint for its Arctic-bound military ships and submarines which feature upgraded stealth characteristics.

UK Police ‘Skimming Surface’ in Efforts to Tackle Cybercrime

UK police are just “skimming the surface,” when it comes to cybercrime.

Russia, India Ready to Start Designing New Transport Aircraft

Head of foreign economic activity of the Russian aircraft manufacturing company said that Russia and India are ready to start working on a new multirole transport aircraft.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Began 150 Years Ago

The first edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll) was published exactly 150 years ago, on July 4, 1865.

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