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West 'Taking Great Pains' to Avert NATO Membership Referendum in Montenegro

The West is “taking great pains” so that Montenegro does not hold a nationwide referendum on joining NATO as the alliance has doubts that the population welcomes the initiative, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said.

Some 4,600 Flood Victims Evacuated in Western Malaysia

Around 4,600 people have been placed in evacuation centers in Malaysia’s Malacca region over heavy flooding in the country’s west, local media reported Monday.

Why Chris Christie's Beatdown of Marco Rubio Was the Only Moment From the GOP Debate That Mattered

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Sen. Marco Rubio had to fend off an assault from the Garden State bully. Instead, he nearly self-destructed. The moment when Saturday night’s Republican presidential primary debate was effectively over came long before the seven candidates left the stage at the St. Show More Summary

Refugee Crisis to Reach Catastrophic Levels in Europe in Summer 2016

The situation with the refugee influx in Europe can reach catastrophic levels in the summer, as some two million people could claim asylum in the continent this year, a French lawmaker said Monday.

Erdogan Forfeits EU Relations for Overtures With 'Long Indulged' Radicals

Ankara has long made overtures to radical Islamists battling against Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad and now has to face the consequences of its reckless policies.

Bill Moyers: Ted Cruz Is America’s ‘God Squad’ Bully-Boy Goon

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Two Canadian-born brutes were in the news this week. We found ourselves this week talking about two very different guys, both born in Canada, who skated to triumph thanks to their fans. If you follow hockey, you have already guessedShow More Summary

Secrets of Donald Trump's Cult: Why the Angriest White Voters Will Not Leave His Side

55 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Trump may have finished second in Iowa, but he's far from finished. His base is as fearful as ever. Donald Trump is a political cult leader. In that role, he is also a political necromancer, beating a drum of nativism and fear to control the right-wing political zombies who follow him. Show More Summary

Super Bowl Stadium Is Surprisingly Enviro (VIDEO)

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The Super Bowl kicks off at a newly solar-powered stadium - and America's greenest. Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California features a 27,000 square foot green, three solar-paneled pedestrian bridges, a solar-paneled roof deck, and...Show More Summary

Turkey Reached 'Capacity' for Refugee Admission - Deputy Prime Minister

Turkey has reached its "capacity" for admitting refugees, but is likely to take more people in as thousands are stranded on the Syrian-Turkish border amid military action in the city of Aleppo, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said.

Russia to Hold Observation Flight Over Greece Under Open Skies Treaty

Russian experts will hold an observation flight over Greece on February 8-12, head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergei Ryzhkov said Monday.

Business, Political Challenges Holding Back Anti-Virus Vaccine

Colombia has recently confirmed three cases of deaths caused by the Zika virus. This is believed to be the first time when health officials have directly connected fatalities to the virus.

S.Korea Fires Warning Shots as N.Korean Boat Crosses Maritime Border

South Korea has fired warning shots at a North Korean vessel after it crossed the maritime border between the two countries, local media reported Monday.

Japanese FM Calls for Harsh Sanctions Against N Korea After Rocket Launch

Japan is calling on the international community to take harsh measures against North Korea after it launched a long-range rocket, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said.

Two Dead, Four Injured in Mississippi Parade Shooting

Two people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting at a parade in the US state of Mississippi, local media reported.

It’s a “touchy” subject: “Sticky: A (Self) Love Story” wants to get us talking about solo sex

Salon talks to the director of a new documentary on masturbation about sex ed, religion, shame and Pee-wee Herman

Grenade Attack Kills Four, Injures 10 in Burundi Capital

Four people were killed and 10 others were injured in a grenade attack on a bar in the capital of Burundi, media reported.

Russian Air Navigation Equipment Companies to Supply Egypt

Russia's Azimut and Lianozovo Electromechanical Plant air navigation equipment companies have closed a deal with the Egyptian National Air Navigation Services Company on a project to upgrade Egypt's air traffic control systems, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said.

How Trump can save Hillary: Just by being his usual offensive self he can sway the Democratic primary vote in New Hampshire

In N.H., independent voters can vote in either primary — and Trump could snag some of the voters Sanders needs

Babies see things we can’t: The incredible science behind our evolving vision

Japanese research indicates 3- and 4-month-old children possess a unique sensitivity to variant information

Afghan Police Rescue 80 People Abducted by Taliban

The Afghan National Police (ANP) have rescued 80 people who were kidnapped by the Taliban militant group in the country’s northwest, local media reported.

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