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Russia’s Soyuz Spacecraft Automatically Docks With ISS

The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft docked with the International Space Station six hours after its launch from Baikonur space center.

US Air Force Awards $485Mln Contract for Precision Weapons Guidance Pods

US Department of Defense announced that US defense contractor Lockheed Martin won a sole-source contract worth nearly half a billion dollars to supply the US Air Force with precision weapons targeting pods.

UNSC Asks Sanctions Committee to Consider Easing Arms Embargo in Libya

The UN Security Council called on Libya Sanctions Committee to consider possible exemptions to the existing ban.

Russia, US Aim to Create New Space Station After 2024 - Roscosmos Chief

Russian space agency Roscosmos head Igor Komarov said that Russia and the United States plan to jointly establish a new space station after 2024 with participation of partner countries.

With Oculus, Facebook Takes on Virtual Reality

When Facebook purchased the virtual reality startup Oculus last year, no one was really sure why. Did Zuckerberg have something revolutionary up his sleeve, or was it a splurge, a $2 billion impulse buy after a midnight screening of the Lawnmower Man? Or both? We may now have some answers.

Homeless Man Beaten By California 'Hospitality Ambassador'

Two "hospitality ambassadors" whose job is to "create a more welcoming downtown" in Berkeley, were caught on camera harassing and beating two homeless men.

Seeing The Light? ‘Citizen Scientists’ Give Us Night Vision Eye Drops

Night vision goggles? Old news. Or soon to be, anyway - scientists in California have successfully created a solution that, when applied to human eyes, temporarily give the user night vision.

Turn Down For What? Students Develop Acoustic Fire Extinguisher (VIDEO)

As anyone who’s ever started a grease fire in their kitchen knows, standing still and screaming will not – repeat, not – put it out. But two college students may have figured out a problem even DARPA couldn’t solve: turning sound into an effective fire extinguisher.

US, UK Agree Military Approach in Yemen Will Destabilize Region

White House stated that US National Security Advisor Susan Rice and UK Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond agreed that trying to impose a military solution on the conflict in Yemen could fuel regional instability.

Iran, Major Powers 'Close' To Agreement On Nuclear Accord Document - Source

According to Western and Iranian officials familiar with the negotiations, Iran and the P5+1 nations are close to agreeing on a 2 or 3 page accord on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The agreement would contain specific details which could lead to a long-term deal, though details have not yet been released.

Yemen’s Interior Ministry Puts Law Enforcement Agencies on High Alert

Yemeni Interior Ministry's press service said Saturday that it put all law enforcement units across country’s provinces on high alert.

US Government Develops System To Automatically Detect Cyberbullying

A grant of around $120,000 was granted to Rutgers University by the National Science Foundation to create a system that automatically detects hurtful online speech.

CPD Stop-And-Frisk Policy Targets Blacks by Design - DC Crime Institute

The District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute Director John Roman said that the Chicago Police Department has consciously chosen to target African-Americans by implementing a stop-and-frisk program that is both controversial as well as counter-productive.

On the road to a Pre-War world?

Excerpted from Walter Russell Mead’s “Have We Gone From a Post-War to a Pre-War World?”. by From Adbusters #118: On June 28, 1914, a chauffeur panicked after a failed bomb attack on his boss, took a wrong turn and came to a complete stop in front of a café in Sarajevo where Gavrilo Princip was sitting. Show More Summary

But who will clean up the mess?

Oil and gas companies remain among the most profitable corporations in the world, largely because of externalized costs. Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson makes more than $100,000 a day. Oil and gas companies remain some of the most profitable corporations in history, with the top five oil companies pulling in $900 billion in profits from 2001 to 2010. Show More Summary

Saudi-Led Coalition Jet Shot Down in Yemen's Sanaa – Source

A local source told Sputnik that a warplane of the Saudi-led coalition striking Yemen’s Houthi rebels was downed in area near country's capital Sanaa.

Federal Reserve Likely to Raise Interest Rates in 2015 - Yellen

Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen said that the US Federal Reserve is likely to gradually increase interest rates later in 2015.

US Special Forces To Swarm Southwest For Massive Military Drills

The US military is preparing to launch a massive military drill in towns scattered across the American Southwest. But many locals fear the training mission, which involves elite soldiers operating undetected among the populace, may be too realistic.

Senator Declares Run to Fill Outgoing Minority Leader’s Position - Reports

Charles Schumer reportedly declared he will run to fill the position Democratic Senate Minority Leader left open.

The Often Overlooked Role of Natural Gas in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Known oil and gas fields in the Levant Basin US Energy Information Administration/Wikimedia This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East...Show More Summary

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