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Japan Creates Scorpion-Robot to Explore Dangerous Fukushima Reactor

As part of the ongoing effort to clean up Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, Toshiba Inc. has co-developed a scorpion-like robot that officials hope can help determine the condition of melted fuel in the plant’s Unit 2 reactor.

EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini to Join Iran Talks in Vienna on July 2

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna on July 2.

Man Robs New York City Bank and Escapes in Wheelchair

Law enforcement officers are searching for a suspect who robbed a bank and fled the scene in a wheelchair.

US Congress Would Not Bail Out Puerto Rico - Financial Consultant

President of the financial consultant firm Ely & Company, Inc., Bert Ely claims that the US Congress would not bail out Puerto Rico because of the unfair precedent it would set for struggling US states and cities.

Toward a Rational US Strategy (Part 1)

Special Report: Current U.S. foreign policy is driven by neoconservative ideologues and tough-talking “liberal interventionists” who spread chaos and death around the world while failing to serve real American interests. It’s time for a fundamental rethinking, writes former U.S. Show More Summary

Abandoned Inmate Dies of Dehydration in Washington Prison

A Washington man, arrested over writing a bad check, has died after he was given less than two gallons of water during his 13-day imprisonment.

EU Wants to Bring Greece to Knees by Imposing Strict Reforms - Lawmaker

A lawmaker of the ruling Syriza party claims that the refusal of creditors to accept Athens' proposals on debt settlement, demonstrates that the European Union wants to bring Greece to its knees by imposing strict economic reforms.

Se Habla Español: US Now Home to More Spanish Speakers Than Spain

The US now has more Spanish speakers than all of Spain, and claims the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world after Mexico.

Russia Says $40 Gas Discount to Ukraine Market-Driven

Russia considers unreasonable to offer Ukraine a gas discount of more than $40 per 1,000 cubic meters.

Next Eurogroup Teleconference on Greece Scheduled for Wednesday

The European finance ministers will convene for another teleconference on the subject of the Greek debt crisis.

Germany Hopes to Reach Deal on Iran Nuclear Program

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says he hopes to reach a deal with Iran on its disputed nuclear program.

Game of Chicken with Iran

In lock-step with Israeli hardliners, U.S. neocons continue their campaign to block a nuclear deal with Iran even if the tight restrictions would serve broad American interests and avert another Mideast war. That has left Secretary of State Kerry in a dangerous game of chicken, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar…

Proposed EU-US Trade Deal to Jeopardize Democracy, Society - Spanish Party

EU-US trade deal is democratic, "social and ecological danger" and it goes "against the consumers’ and workers’ rights," a spokesman for Spain’s green party Equo told Sputnik Tuesday.

Gay Marriage and Western Muslims

The evolution of thought on gay marriage shows how religions can adapt to humanistic trends of society, but religious fundamentalists refuse to budge from ancient prejudices, a challenge confronting not only Judaism and Christianity but Islam, as ex-CIA officer Graham E. Fuller describes. By Graham E. Fuller Human sexuality has always been a deeply controversial…

ISIL Challenges al-Qaeda in Yemen

Al-Qaeda's status as the leading Islamic militant group in Yemen is being challenged by the so-called Islamic State, and some experts think the two terror groups will be fighting each other in just a few months.

KKK Gets ‘OK’ for Cross Burning, Confederate Flag Rally in South Carolina

The North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has been granted approval to hold a rally at the South Carolina State House, a major flashpoint in the current debate over displays of the Confederate flag in the US, on July 18.

Greece Requests 5-Month Delay of $1.7Bln IMF Payment - Deputy PM

Greek Deputy Prime Minister Giannis Dragasakis says the Greek government requested IMF to postpone its $1.7-billion loan repayment tranche until November.

Naftogaz Suspends Russian Gas Purchases Until New Price Deal

Ukraine's Naftogaz says it will suspend purchases of natural gas from Russia's Gazprom.

GOP 2016 Candidate Courting Black Voters Meets With Guy Who Says Blacks Were Better Off as Slaves

Rand Paul is notable among the nearly 20 GOP presidential candidates for his stated desire to reach out to African American voters, but Paul might have stumbled on that front yesterday when he met with anti-government activist and rancher...Show More Summary

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